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washes up in holdalls on two beaches in Norfolk.

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Investigators say they're looking out for more.

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The police say they will search this landfill site

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for the missing Suffolk airman Corrie McKeague.

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Hundreds turn out for a memorial service

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for the former cabinet minister and Suffolk MP Jim Prior.

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I'm here in Stevenage for the launch of a major new exhibition about the

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pioneer of modern theatre who was born in return. -- in the tone.

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with a street value of ?50 million has washed up

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Investigators say it's a major blow for organised crime.

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The drugs were found yesterday in holdalls by somebody walking

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This morning, some more smaller packages were found

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Both places are near the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth.

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So far 360 kilos of cocaine have been found, and investigators say

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The police started their search yesterday and quickly realised this

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was cocaine so it was 360,000 wraps off the streets. Today police...

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There were approximately 360 kilograms of the class a drug found

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on the beach in holdalls kept afloat by these plastic bronze. If cut and

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sold on the street could have a potential value of over ?50 million.

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The National crime agency believe it will be a major blow to organised

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crime. 360 kilograms is definitely a significant seizure and one that we

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are quite pleased with. It will not make its way onto the streets.

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Washed up on the beach is very unusual but still significant.

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This man constructed the sea defences here and says it is not the

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first time this happened. I understand you have fun stuff like

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this before? Not as much was found this week. -- you have found stuff.

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And what was it you found? Cocaine. We found out and ten kilograms. To

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make the police say they believe all packages have been recovered and

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will continue to work with the National crime agency.

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It is believed Norfolk was the intended target and have extra

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officers working to monitor the area and say anyone with information

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should contact Crimestoppers. Police are to start a major search

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of a landfill site in Cambridgeshire to try to find the missing

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airman Corrie McKeague. It's the latest search to take place

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since he disappeared 1000 square metres

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of the Milton landfill It will take up to

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ten weeks to complete. This landfill site not far from

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Cambridge is the focus of the latest phase of the investigation into the

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missing airman Corrie McKeague. Google search 1000 square metres up

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to -- Google search 1000 square metres. They will search here after

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he was caught on CCTV walking into an area of bins and later on a bin

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lorry was caught making a collection -- caught on camera. The lorry was

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forensic with tested and no evidence was found but the waste from the

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lorry is still at the site after police told them not to put anything

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on top. Since he went missing on the 24th of September there have already

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been searches involving hundreds of police and volunteers. We have 40

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members of the public, somewhere around 60 trained search

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technicians, team leaders and search managers. We have 14 people is

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ferrying the team is about. Police say this is the next logical step.

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His mother told us this latest News leads the family with mixed emotions

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and while she is pleased searches are taking place she is terrified

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and desperate for the result that might bring.

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The sister of a driver who was killed on Wednesday

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when his lorry came off a bridge and crashed on to the A12 says

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he was "the best brother you could ever ask for".

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30-year-old Gurdip Johal was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Gurdip Johal had only been married for a year.

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The accident happened as he was driving his lorry along a

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It came off and went down onto the southbound

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carriageway before bursting into flames.

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The vehicle appears to have failed to negotiate a steep bend to

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go round onto that bridge and has crashed through the barrier and has

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plunged down the embankment and come to rest partly on the embankment and

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Today his sister, also from Essex, paid tribute to her

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older brother saying he was also a father figure to her.

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We will remember him as someone who was

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always there for his family and wanted to protect us and be there

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It is something I feel we will never get

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We will never be the same ever again.

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Gurdip Johal workedfor a local vehicle maintenance company based

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just one mile from where the accident happened.

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Today southbound traffic was still heavy near the scene.

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The trailer he had been transporting contained a large industrial

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battery - a complex recovery operation for fire crews.

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A 40-foot container complete with batteries,

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computer components, which short-circuited

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and had a fire situation, so

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electrical and fire and water - not a very good mix.

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Two days on, police have spent most of the day on the

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scene just a few hundred yards down the A12 behind me.

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There were concerns there may have been a second

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casualty, and detectives want to make sure no

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one else was killed in the

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Late this afternoon police confirmed Gurdip Johal was

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As fire teams examine the remains of the lorry,

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repairs to the A12 have been completed and the road has now fully

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It is unclear what caused this horrific accident.

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That will be for investigators and an

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All this week we have been looking at how the NHS is coping in one of

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its most difficult whimpers. Tonight we're focusing on a project looking

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at solving the GP crisis. -- in one of its most difficult periods.

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This man was with the Ambulance Service for 15 years but left to

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join this surgery. That assesses patients to take strain of GPs.

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Working in the Ambulance Service you would make an impact on someone's

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life and never see them again and so it is nice to get the. You see

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children growing up and you have had an input into their life. It causes

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not on problems because the Ambulance Service is of paramedics.

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The Royal College of GPs makes the point that might effectively taking

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paramedics from the Ambulance Service it is not improving staff 's

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shortages overall but it is helping to ease the pressure here. It is the

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way of creating the right skill mix so doctors, nurses and other

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professionals are doing the thing they are trained to do rather than

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things based around a lot of workload which causes other problems

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that we see with morale. The surgery is one of 15 trial schemes in

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England with services under one roof. They can have an x-ray, see a

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hospital consultant, the have an on-site pharmacy, and there are

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various charitable organisations that can access for help. Robert

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Felber on his steers and needs a chest x-ray. -- felt about his

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stairs. It is all the same building as GP practice. Better than going to

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the hospital and taking their time and resources and it is a five hour

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wait, possibly in A and sort we do not have that problem here. It is

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hoped bringing staff and services under one roof will make things more

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convenient for patients and less hectic for staff.

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The main union Bernard Matthews says there should not be compulsory

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redundancies after the company said it wants to cut up to 150 jobs, it

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wants to cut more than 90 shop floor jobs, what the rest coming from head

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office. -- with the rest. A 31-year-old man has

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been arrested in Norfolk Scotland Yard says the man

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was detained yesterday morning on suspicion of fund-raising

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for the purposes of terrorism and encouraging support

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for a banned group. A service was held in Suffolk today

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for the former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Prior,

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who died in December. Jim Prior served under Ted Heath

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and Margaret Thatcher. He was a Tory "wet" and didn't

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exactly see "eye to eye" On a bitterly cold day in Southwold,

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the bells rang out from Saint On a bitterly cold day

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in Southwold, the bells rang out from Saint Edmunds charged to give

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thanks for the life of Jim Prior. His farm was a few

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short mile from here. Born in Norwich he went

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to Charterhouse School and Cambridge University before

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becoming an MP from Lowestoft. He served under Ted Heath and then

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as employment Secretary You've got the toughest

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job in the Cabinet. I hope to Christ you don't

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take us back to the 30s. Margaret Thatcher often

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opted for confrontation. They did not always get on, but even

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so, they occasionally would share I don't think I trod

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on her toes and she certainly I think she was quite a good dancer,

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probably better than I was. While at the same time she was

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treading on your toes politically? She was quite good at

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treading on my toes. I trod on a few of

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hers from time to time. 400 people attended today's service

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which was also shown on screens in a nearby hall

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and there were readings, hymns and a choir from

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the local school sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow,

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one of his favourites. He was a very emotional

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person, actually. Politics was not his first love,

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farming was his first love and his family and of course

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he loved politics as well it was a big part of his life

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but he had the hinterland, He was inspirational

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because he was modest and kind and decent and he just lived

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a sense of public service. I know many people have

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been touched by that. Perhaps happiest on the farm,

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he was at ease with people He will be missed by his family

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but also by the many people he helped end a long

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and successful political career. Still to come tonight: Julie is here

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with your weekend weather forecast. We find out about the man

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from Stevenage who had a huge Ask any rail passenger

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what they want, and you can bet near the top of the list

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will be new trains. When Abellio Greater Anglia won

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a new nine-year franchise last year, it committed to replacing it's

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entire fleet by 2020. Greater Anglia unveiled plans today

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for a new ?70 million The company says it will play a key

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part in transforming train services Travellers on the Great Eastern Line

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out of Liverpool Street have for a decade looked out

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on a post-industrial wasteland as the train passes over

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the River Stour estuary to Brantham, It used to be a thriving industrial

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centre employing thousands. ICI one of the companies that

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used to operate here. Margaret Roberts, later

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Margaret Thatcher, was employed as a research chemist at a plastics

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company close by. Now, 22 acres is earmarked

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for a state of the art This is an enormous decrepit

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and decaying site which is crying out for regeneration which many

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people thought would never happen. It is now going to be delivered,

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and delivered on the back of investment from this private rail

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company, and the thing that is so important for all of us

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is this is the first step on the road to how this

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new franchise will regenerate The new depot will have 15

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tracks for stabling, cleaning and maintaining

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a new fleet of trains. It will complement existing ones

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in Norwich, Clacton and Ilford and include a new lathe,

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especially useful in the autumn when falling leaves create

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slippery conditions can Local planners have given permission

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for 300 new homes nearby, and now This is the largest

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inward investment since ?70 million coming in

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to a very tricky site Design work is underway and work

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proper should start in the summer. The aim is to have it up

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and running by December 2018. Then it will receive a first

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of a fleet of new trains to be Jamie Burles is Managing Director

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of Greater Anglia. Late this afternoon I spoke to him

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about the new depot, But pointed out that what most

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passengers want is a reliable What we have got is we are working

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closely with Network Rail and for example services this week

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we have been ahead of target so we are seeing some green shoots

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with regard to the millions of pounds we are spending

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on making the trains themselves and the reliability

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of the fleet better. We're continuing to put more

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money into that as well. So we are seeing some green

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shoots but you are right, that to get to the 93% we need,

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we need a lot more progress, as is planned over the next

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coming months and years. How many out of ten would you give

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the service currently? Our customers give the service,

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if you think about the National Rail passenger survey, independent

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survey, our passengers give a score I am honest when I say

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there are still too many incidents and that is where the billions

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we are putting in will reduce those incidents and keep

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on improving the service. How frustrating is it for you to get

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blamed for a lot of the problems which should be blamed on Network

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Rail? I think, as you know, we cause 30%

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of our problems and Network Rail And other operators,

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such as freight, is 10%. But we are the operator and take

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the money from the customers of the customer absolutely

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is relying on us to We are to battle for the customer

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and to improve the service as much as possible,

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so it is something we are used to and something we use as a good

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pressure on ourselves When can we expect this to be

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the perfect rail service Well, halfway through 2020

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we will have the majority of the new trains in and they will

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bring a much better reliability and customer experience,

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so around 2020 is when the true transformation will have

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worked through the system. Sport, and for some of the region's

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athletes, a chance to blow off Sport, and for some of the region's

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athletes, a chance to blow off With more on that plus rugby

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and football, here's Tom. Yes, a full programme of football

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action this weekend. Boss Mick McCarthy desperately

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seeking some consistency - Norwich host Nottingham Forest,

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with manager Alex Neil admitting his side will have to win

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the majority of their remaining he's been in charge for just over

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two months and Robbie Neilson down in 19th up to the relative

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comfort of mid-table. Neilson was nominated but missed

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out on today's manager When you come in you want to add

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something to the club. There was already a really good

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structure here and it is a case of coming in and trying to add

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a little bit more, and hopefully We're picking up points and heading

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in the right direction. There is still a long way to go

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in this season for us. Now if you've ever tried

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the shot-put, you'll be well aware, Luckily, Sophie McKinna

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from Bradwell near Great Yarmouth She's also highly motivated

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after failing to make Sophie's hoping to start

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her season with a bang at the British Indoor Championships

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in Sheffield. my strength has increased rapidly

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since I joined and I can bench 135 and my best dead left is 205 which

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was an unofficial world record. Quite a lot of weight. It is not

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usual for 22-year-old girls to lift that sort of weight. The life of a

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shot-putter involve weights, and heavy ones. Sophie McKinna catalyst

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22 stone. So she can do this. -- Sophie McKinna can lift. Of these

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students and Norwich were lucky to get a masterclass.

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It is quite a unique sport and not something you see at a higher level

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every day, it is not televised like other sports. They are quite

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receptive. I do some shot-put outside of school but I have never

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throw that far. I know Sophie because she trains at my gym but I

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had never see her throat before. She has been competing for button for

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several years but is still getting over the disappointment of not being

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selected for Britain's Olympic team. As an athlete I expect to be

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supported by my governing body but now the way I can get that attention

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and get my revenge, if you like, is throw further and put the decision

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out of their hands in the future. With the support of her gym she is

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in great shape ahead of the British indoor Championships this weekend.

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The legendary shot-putter is among the coaching team, whose

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long-standing record might be in trouble. It is amazing having like

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her, the most successful British shot-putter, on my team and she

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really wants me to go on and be successful and break that record.

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Her personal best is just over 17 metres so she needs to find another

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two metres and she hopes to do it at the corner of games on the Gold

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Coast in Australia. Rugby, and week two

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of the Six Nations with Northampton's Dylan Hartley leading

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out England against Wales He's joined by fellow Saints players

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Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood Saints meanwhile play tonight

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at Bath in the Premiership and must win to keep their hopes

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of a play-off finish alive. Very difficult place to go, and

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a lot on the line for both teams. Away rugby, our defence

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is going to be massive, but in the context of our season

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we need to go down there There's full previews to all this

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weekend's sport on the website and coverage too on your local

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BBC Radio Station. Now he was a revolutionary

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influence on modern theatre. But most of us have never heard

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of Edward Gordon Craig. He's also one of Stevenage's

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most famous sons. If you live in Stevenage you

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probably know the name of the theatre which is named after him but

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now there is a chance to find out more about him with a lottery funded

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exhibition. Using projection and staging,

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this is an exhibition which captures Born in Stevenage in 1872,

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Edward Gordon Craig revolutionised He took the Victorian

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theatre he had grown up with that was elaborate,

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maybe slow in terms of its production values,

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and he turned it on its head and introduced light,

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flooded the stage light, pared everything right back

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and asked the audience Stevenage's theatre may be named

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after him, but Craig, seen here in later years,

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has a much lower profile Working mainly in Europe

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in the 1900, he saw theatre as joining architecture,

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movement and music and did Hamlet at the Moscow Art Theatre

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to critical acclaim in 1912. He was tall, good-looking,

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had a great stage presence when he was an actor,

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and I think women just He had about 13 children, at least,

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by eight different woman. On display include production

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designs from the VNA and Eton College, some of which have

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never been seen Also featured in the exhibition

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are some incredible puppets that were central to the way he thought

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about the theatre and he used as a production technique to plan

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out actors' movements in scenes. Stevenage's new town status masks

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a thriving arts scene, and it has received ?65,000

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from the Heritage lottery Fund for And it is hoped more people

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in the town will recognise the face of the man

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who radically changed theatre. And 13 children with eight different

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woman? I think that is what she said. And all that and the theatre

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as well. Shall we talk about the weather?

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What a cold and wintry day. Some snow showers and it was starting to

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settle here in Suffolk. These flurries this morning on the east

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Coast mainline. It has been rather called, at best three Celsius and

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many getting just one above freezing. Overnight further showers,

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either rain, sleet or snow and some snow is likely to settle. We could

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see a frost and ice in places and it is already misty and murky for some.

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Mainly light winds. Tomorrow, we keep this north-west of the flow and

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we should have further wintry showers to start. As the day goes on

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they become predominantly rain but pretty miserable, cloudy skies.

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Temperature is widely struggling to about three Celsius and we have

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mainly light to moderate north to north-easterly winds continuing to

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feed in rain showers throughout the evening. Sunday does not look much

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better. The winds turning more Easter break, cold easterly flow and

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Sunday -- winds turning more easterly. Feeding in rain, sleet or

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snow. Hopefully some dry weather, too. The cloud may break at planes

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for some brightness but largely cloudy skies and a cold easterly

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flow with the winds reaching moderate in strength. Similar

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temperatures to Saturday but feeling much colder when you factor in the

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wind. We keep that cold easterly on Monday but any showers on Monday are

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few and far between and much better chance of at least seeing some

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sunshine to help lift the spirits. On Tuesday, we lose the risk of

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showers, largely fine and dry with decent sunny spells and by Tuesday

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the winds to the south-east are bringing in more mild air and

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temperatures perhaps closer to average. Sounding better next week.

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Is spring coming, do you think? Have a good weekend.

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