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In the programme tonight: An exclusive television interview

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with Newmarket jockey Freddy Tylicki.

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He was paralysed from the waist down in a fall, but says he'll be back

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Obviously it won't be a racehorse, it will be something slower. But

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life goes on and you got to make the most of it. Roll on next Wednesday.

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Why the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex

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is bidding to head up the fire and rescue service too.

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The project to recreate the Great Fen - using more

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And later we meet Britain's strongest woman.

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In his first television interview since a terrible fall left him

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paralysed from the waist down, the Newmarket jockey Freddy Tylicki

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has told Look East he will be getting back on a horse and soon.

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It was during a race at Kempton in October that Freddy was involved

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He was very badly injured and is still being treated

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Today he told our reporter Tom Williams that riding horses

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is "like a drug" and getting back on one will help him

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I remember everything. Unfortunately that is racing. You know, it's a

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very risky job. You know that. You don't think about it and you are

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going to get falls, that's for sure and when you do fall, it is how bad

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it is afterwards and I got away with it a few times and unfortunately I

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didn't get away with it this time. Life has changed, it's very

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different now. How are you learning with -- coping? Good days and bad

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days. A lot of downs at the moment, but you got to fight through them

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somehow, there is only two macro ways you can go in this situation

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and I decided to go forward. Life goes on. Freddie had been an

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emerging force in the saddle. A former champion apprenticed, last

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year his best season yet. At 30 years old he was tipped for the top

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before tragedy struck, falling in a four horse pile-up in October. I

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sustained 18 broken ribs. Worst still a paralysis, meaning he has no

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movement in the lower half of his body. Being here, you see people

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with all sorts of injuries and to be honest a couple of lads watched the

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race again and they said to me that I was very lucky to be here.

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Apparently it was a horrible fall, I have not seen it. There is no point

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in looking at it again. I've got to say in some ways I am lucky to be

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here. You seem incredibly positive. Where do you find that strength?

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There are a lot of friends, the racing community has been tremendous

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to me and a lot of the lads dropped in on the way back and it took me

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for something to eat. Stuff like that cheers me up. After weeks in

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intensive care, Freddie's rehabilitation continues here.

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Experts at the London spinal-cord unit keep him busy. Specialist

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equipment keeps his muscles moving. I would never regret being a jockey,

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I love my job, I live for the industry, my job. I started riding

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racehorses when I was 11 or 12 years of age and it is like a drug, once

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you start you cannot stop. Do you think there might be a chance you

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could ride again? Most definitely, I have a riding lesson next Wednesday.

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So you are getting straight back on a horse? Absolutely. It will not be

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a racehorse, something slower, but life goes on and you have to make

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the most of it. Roll on next Wednesday.

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Jockey Freddy Tylicki talking to our reporter Tom Williams.

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Essex could be the first place in the country to bring

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the Fire Service under the control of the Police and

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Roger Hirst wants to control budgets and strategy for both,

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but critics say he would have too much power and be

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It is a five-year logo that within eight months could be out of date if

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Roger Hirst has his way. Essex's police and crime commission thinks

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close collaboration between the police and Fire Service will be more

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efficient and save money. Today his office launched a 12 week public

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consultation on the proposal. The three options, the one he favours is

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the so-called governance model. If we can align the services and look

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at doing things like workshops together, IT better together, we use

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the assets best, if you look at all of that, we reckon the work we have

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done says that there should be saving something between 50 million

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pounds. It does not mean a police officer tackling a firebug the two

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services would be more joined up. These representatives would not

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exist any more. It was an idea first mooted by Roger's predecessor. A

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year ago they warmed to the idea. It will provide an improving service

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across Essex. Unions are more cautious. A closer alliance with the

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police they say could erode long-standing public trust. Others

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are more outspoken. It is the governments that concerns us. That

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is the issue. By putting all the power in one person's hands to set

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the budgets of the police and Fire Services, that removes direct

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accountability to the public. Norfolk's PCC says the police are

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looking at further collaboration with the Fire Service. In Essex,

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people will have until May to have their say on whether they want and

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even closer marriage between the police and Fire Service.

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission

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is investigating after a man, who was arrested at a holiday

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Paul Gladwell, from Colchester, was 38.

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He became seriously ill in police custody after an incident

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Today, his family paid tribute to a man "forever in their hearts".

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This is the Pontin 's holiday Park. It was here that Paul Gladwell came

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with his partner and their three jewel drip for a short break. Inside

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the ballroom at the complex, a change of events began which would

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end in tragedy. Suffolk police have appealed for witnesses. They are

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on-site at the moment having put up signs urging people to come forward

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as they try to the facts of a violent incident. It was about

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11:40pm on Valentine 's night when Paul Gladwell was detained by

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security staff. His family say there had been a dispute involving one of

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their children, during which Paul was head-butted by another man then

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pinned to the floor. Police officers arrived five minutes later. Mr

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Gladwell was arrested on suspicion of assault. While he was taken to

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the police, officers became worried about his condition. They stopped

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and called an ambulance. Paramedics treated him when they arrived and he

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was taken to the hospital in Corston. It was there that he died

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this morning. Mr Gladwell's family have questioned the way he was

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restrained. The eye PCC is now handling the case and says it is

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gathering CC TV footage. It added in a statement:

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A page has been set up online to raise money for Mr Gladwell's

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partner and children and social media is awash with tributes. One

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said, could not thank you all enough for your kind words and kind wishes.

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Managers at Pontin 's have made no comment about what happened on site

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or the investigation. The cull of 23,000 chickens

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affected by an outbreak of bird flu in Suffolk has

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continued /finished today. The outbreak is the first

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case of birdflu in this The chickens are at a poultry farm

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at Redgrave near Diss. The East of England Ambulance

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Service has been issued with two official warnings for failing

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to ensure its "patterns The notices were imposed

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by the Health and Safety Executive. They relate to staff working more

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than 48 hours a week. The Justice Secretary

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and South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss says she's keen

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to stop children who've been Ms Truss has been visiting

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Nelson's Journey, a Norfolk-based charity which supports children

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who've lost someone Aaron and Keenan are 16. Both have

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lost loved ones. Both have been supported by Nelson's journey.

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Aaron's sister died three years ago of cystic fibrosis. Because I didn't

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want to speak about it, it would build up inside. Here is a safe

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space I can talk about what is going on at home. It is all confidential.

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Keenan's father died of cancer five years ago. It was quite a mess

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because I did not know what I thought. I was quite sad at times

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but also angry. Some people can channel that anger into media

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committing crimes, senses? Absolutely. It can be such a... A

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lot of people could go down that path. They might feel that is a way

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to let out that anger. The Justice Secretary is keen for children to

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get the right support for the grief so they do not channel their anger

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into crimes. A lot of our young people have suffered bereavement. I

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have seen that first-hand. We are seeing fewer young offenders coming

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into our system, which is good, but the more we can do to how people

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deal with those problems, those mental health problems that might

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emerge, the better. Nelson's journey has seen an increase in the number

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of children who have been bereaved. Persistent offenders in particular

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are more likely to have experienced bereavement or a series of movements

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compared to the general population. We know those very traumatic

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circumstances can lead to offending behaviour. Losing a loved one has

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changed these children's lives for ever but they are learning to focus

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on their memories not their loss. A dairy in Essex, which closed

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with the loss of hundreds of jobs, The entire contents of the former

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Arla depot in Hatfield Peverel Buyers from as far away

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as New Zealand are expected It was once a bustling site

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employing more than 200 people. The people have gone

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and the machines have fallen silent. Everything here is up for sale,

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from heavy machinery The online auction contains

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everything you would expect it to contain, including bottling

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lines, packaging machinery, office furniture, even

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the contents of the canteen. One of the items which is generating

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interest is a life-size plastic cow I'm expecting it to make

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a couple of hundred pounds, We have had international interest

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from as far afield as Turkey, South America and New Zealand

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and we are expecting to achieve We have already sold some

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of the items previously, Up until last year, this factory

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produced more than 350,000 There are 800 lots going up for sale

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including this, this is a bottling The bottles are filled over

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here and then they are transported through here, where the caps

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are screwed on. There has been dairy production

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at this depot in Hatsfield In terms of scale of production,

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this is quite a small dairy as far They have opened a much larger

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facility at Aylesbury and production The site is due to be redeveloped

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but plans are unclear. The online auction closes

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on the 23rd of February. If you've got a lego fan

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in your house, stay tuned - And we'll be finding out just how

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powerful you have to be to be A team of injured soldiers

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is in training to compete against able-bodied drivers

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in the Le Mans 24-hour race. The legendary endurance race

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attracts fans from across the world. Warren McKinlay

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is part of Team Brit. He was a mechanic based at RAF

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Honington in Suffolk when he was badly injured

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in a motorbike accident. Now he's in training with four

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other former servicemen and they've even put

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together their own My name is Warren McKinlay, I am 35

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years old. I was in the Royal Electrical engineers and I suffered

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a brain injury. The team Brit car down the inside. Nicely done. Team

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Brit stands for British racing injured troops.

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We spoke to Warren McKinlay and his wife Sarah, and asked

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what it meant to Warren to be part of this team

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First of all, it's a fantastic opportunity I have been offered to

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be part of this journey. It is a mammoth task. But the distance we

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have travelled six months ago, I now can see is a fully achievable goal.

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Sarah, how nervous are you that he is going to be going round a track

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at high speeds? I am nervous about it especially after his accident,

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but I am fully behind him and looking forward to going to the

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races and watching him. Warren, it is an extraordinary journey you have

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been on since your accident 11 years ago, because for a time you felt

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like you were not alive. Yes. As strange as it sounds for either need

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to say it now, at my time in Headley Court and for about 18 months, I did

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believe that I had died in the accident and everything that

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happened to me was some kind of afterlife. We know about his

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problems, but you have had to live with those, how has that been for

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you? It has been really hard. The children have gone through the

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journey with us as well, but we have all stuck together and worked at it.

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This is the next step in his recovery with his racing. Sarah,

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have you noticed the change in Warren since he has got involved in

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motorsport? Has it been obvious to you the impact it has had? It has,

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it has given him his strive back again and given him his motivation,

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going out and having a day on a track. He is buzzing from it. One of

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the problems you have had is you have had trouble concentrating and

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focusing and yet the one thing you have to do in a car is concentrate

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and focus, so how do you adapt? Since my accident, one way I dumped

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with these is to take myself away from the situation, one of the

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things that helped me was driving. I would drive and be on my own, it was

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one skill I never lost. When I put the race helmet on and get into the

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racing car, I really do wish I could work out how I can focus so much on

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one single task and feed it into other aspects of my life. We wish

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you all the very best of luck in the run-up to Le Mans and good luck to

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you, Sarah, watching. She's 34, married

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and a mother of two. She's also Britain's

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strongest woman. That's remarkable enough,

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but it gets better. She has only been training for two

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years and now she's about to go to America to take part

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in the competition to become Breakfast time in the Thompson

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household. Close to competition time, Andrea needs about 3500

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calories a day so while the children are having cereal, Andrea Downes a

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fruit and vegetable smoothly plus a mushroom and spinach omelette.

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Without it you would not lift anything? No, I get tired, I cannot

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perform in the gym, I get frustrated and end up having a bad day. I was

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hoping the spinach might give me muscles like Popeye but it is hard

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to compete with biceps like this. Andrea has only been in the sport

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for two years, she wanted to get fit for her sister's wedding, went to

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the gym and soon got the bug for weightlifting. Andrea trains four or

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five times a week. How good is she? Very good. The day she came in it

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was obvious she had great potential and over the years we have developed

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that and she is starting to realise that now. Andrea builds up her

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sessions smoothly. Here squat lifting 180 kilos or just over 28

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stone. It is tough and as Britain's strongest woman, Andrea is up to the

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task. Come on! Andrea is competing at the Arnold sports festival in

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America next month where she will compete against the world's's best.

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I am hoping to do better than I did last. I came last year. I would love

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to win but my next step is just to do better than I did. Frankly I was

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get it -- script getting a sweat on just watching. 250 kilos, 39 stone

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and it looked like my idea of hell. I do care at times how hard she gets

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pushed. She needs to push if she needs to reach the top. You have to

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admire Andrea's strength and determination. She has, a long way

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in a short time and who is to say Britain's strongest woman cannot one

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day be the world's's strongest woman. The trainer has the easier

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job! She is amazing! That looks painful! If you have tried to build

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a model out of Lego you know how fiddly it can be. I spent a whole

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Christmas doing a dolphin cruiser once for my daughter. Imagine trying

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to do it with more than a million pieces. That is the challenge the

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Great Fen project has taken on. It is a model of the Cambridgeshire

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wetland and this half term they need your help.

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They came to see and help make a miniature, magical world. A mini

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Great Fen. It is wetland and wildlife. More than a million

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building bricks. It is half term so plenty of helping hands. I made a

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duck and it came from a video that I watch. I made a barn owl on a bench,

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because I find owls are interesting because they are awake at night and

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sleep in the day. It's amazing to see how many things you can make and

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some things are so small and others are very big and lifelike. The bird

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hide and its watchers you can find that on the Fens. Its historic

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buildings you can find that also. The great fen Project restoring the

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Cambridge farmland to wetland. How it was before being drained more

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than 400 years ago. This is their swallowtail butterfly. You can still

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find them on the Norfolk Broads but they have been extinct on the Fens

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for 100 years. They are hoping the real thing will return. This is a

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fun way to teach you about the great fan. We have spent years and years

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building the great fen which is a new nature reserve. It often takes a

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long time to do things in reality on the ground, but with Lego we can

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build it in a day. They will build it until Saturday. Sunday it all

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comes down. Hundreds of thousands of bricks taken apart. Not just broken

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up but sorted into colours, piece by piece.

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Now the weather. Lovely day today. It has turned a bit cloudy with some

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rain around but look at the earlier photographs from weather watchers.

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This is a cloud spotter's dream in Essex. Another coastline shot in

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Norfolk and in Suffolk, lots of fine weather. We will see more over the

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next few days and it will stay mild. This is the pressure setup at the

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moment. High pressure to the South building in. This weather front here

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throws in a lot of cloud. We have seen patchy outbreaks of rain so

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that will continue this evening. But it should Clint Eastwood 's, so for

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the rest of the night, it looks lovely dry. -- clears eastward. Once

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more it is a mild night with loads of six or 7 degrees. We start the

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day tomorrow with this weather system on the scene. A little cloudy

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to start with but high pressure building in. More fine weather and

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it is likely to stay mild. We start with a bit of cloud first thing and

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the chance of some patchy rain, and then it is looking largely dry. More

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cloud around but we should see some brightness and sunny intervals.

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Temperatures of ten or 11 degrees and there will be a light and

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variable wind. The afternoon could turn cloudy at times, but hopeful we

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should see some brightness and sunshine. Not a lot changing on the

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pressure pattern. We have this weather coming through Saturday

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night into Sunday but the weekend looks as though it will stay mild.

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Mainly dry, cloudy at times, sunny intervals and a much milder start to

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next week if a little cloudy. Some great pictures today. See you

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tomorrow. Good night.

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