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Douglas Carswell, who became the first Ukip Mp

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says he won't stand again in Clacton.

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But believes he still has the support of local people.

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I may upset one or two party bosses but local people, I do not think I

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have upset them. I always thought he was a wrong one. I think he is

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stupid. The man cannot make his mind up and he wants to be in politics.

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A mental health trust apologises to the family of this man

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after their neglect contributed to his death.

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Jailed - the driver whose load smashed

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because it wasn't tied down properly.

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And let's get ready to tumble. This is Ben who is hoping to break a

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world record at the London Marathon on this weekend and into the

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Guinness Book of World Records. Go and get them, Ben.

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Douglas Carswell, who became the first

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Ukip MP in 2014 says he won't stand

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and instead will back the Conservative candidate.

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We've been waiting for Douglas Carswell

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to declare his hand since the snap General Election was announced.

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It was just last month that he stood down from Ukip

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He says he helped win the referendum last June.

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This from our Political Correspondent Andrew Sinclair.

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In many ways, today's news is not a surprise. Ever since leaving Ukip

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last month, he has been telling people he has achieved his ambition

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of getting us out of the European union. Yet again, Clacton becomes an

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important seat to watch. He knew she could not win here and he stood

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down. This is a Ukip town and he has recognised that. It does put us in a

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strong position but we cannot assume we are going to walk home with the

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seat. We have a lot of work to do and need to get the right candidate

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and fight the right campaign. Today I am leaving the Conservative Party

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and join Ukip. The decision to defect to Ukip and win the election

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a lecture fight the debate over Europe. He cited GP shortages and

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housing for his main reason of leaving the Conservatives. This

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merged it was all part of a plan to infiltrate Ukip and put pressure on

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David Cameron not go back on his promise to call a referendum and it

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worked. His stances on emigration put him at odds with the new party

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leader. He tried to undermine everything we stood for in terms of

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policy, in terms of campaigns. We should have dealt with this at the

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end of 2015. He became MP for Harwich and Clacton 12 years ago and

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built up a large personal vote. The reason why he felt so confident

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joining Ukip. The decision to become an independent not go down well with

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voters. Has he let the party down? I think so. If he wants to do that

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then we cannot do anything, unfortunately. This part of his

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career is at an end. For Clacton, a new era begins.

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Douglas Carswell won four elections in Clacton

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but he has tested the patience of voters after first defecting

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from the Tories to Ukip then becoming an independent.

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Alex Dunlop is Clacton now. We should give Douglas Carswell his

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due. When you left the Tory fold he commanded a majority of three and

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have thousands and when he became an independent MP, some people were fed

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up that there was no massive climate here for him to quit. We only

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approached 15 to 20 people and none of them maunders but go passing. As

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job done, time to go to not wash with anyone. I spoke to. I think it

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is stupid. The man cannot make his mind up now does not want to be part

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of politics. You cannot decide which party and is stupid. He is not going

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to stand as an MP and he's putting his week behind the Conservatives.

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We thought that would be the case. He swapped and went back and

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forwards. No, I do not think so. He is going back to what he was before.

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I think he would not have got in as an independent anyway. You think he

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is standing down because he might not get in or he has done the right

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thing? Note the Commons he would get back in, to be honest. -- no,

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because he will not get back in. I always thought he was a wrong one.

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You did a Churchill. I think he flipped to UK mac because he does

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not know where he is going. -- Ukip. If he does not know, what chance do

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we have? Douglas Carswell told his constituents to do that he looks

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forward to reading the papers without appearing in any of them. I

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suggest he gives tonight's additions and tomorrow's edition is a mess.

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Thank you very much. -- a mess. I spoke to Douglas Carswell this

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afternoon and asked how he was feeling about becoming

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the former MP for Clacton. I have a very fond illusion ship

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with Clacton and my constituents. I am sad to be saying goodbye to them.

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-- relationship. I have delight. I went into politics to get us out of

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the European union and I feel the job is done. You say you have a fond

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relationship with the people and Clacton. We could not find a single

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person who had a good word to say about you. They say you cannot make

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up your mind. You have left to parties and you have left them. I

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think I can point to the fact that I had a pretty solid mandate. I was

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elected four times to represent Clacton. I never lost an election in

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Clacton yet. Do you regret antagonising some people along the

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way? That has been business in the local Tory party and Ukip. NIgel

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Farage said you were responsible for the divisions and the infighting

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stopped as soon as you left. To make sure we had a referendum and we won

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the referendum on Europe, I did upset one or two people running the

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Conservative Party and Ukip at the time. In terms of local Borders, I

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have stood for election for times in Clacton and I have been returned. I

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may upset one or two party bosses, but local people, I have not upset

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them. You must have known you were not going to be elected this time

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because you do not have the following is an independent. If you

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look at my record in supporting leaving the European union and

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winning the referendum, you will see someone who is not scared to stand

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as an outsider. On most occasions when I stood and one, I was not

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expected to win. I remember interviewing you when you defected

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to Ukip. You said it was about all the other problems affecting

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Clacton, the NHS... The job has not been done on those issues at all,

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has it? As well as campaigning on getting us a referendum, I have

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campaigned at great length at safeguarding local services are

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Clacton hospital and making sure we get a new seafront at Holland on

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Sea. I can point to the successes of those campaigns. When you say, job

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done, it gives lie to that because you think it all was about Europe at

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the end of the day. I made it very clear that my priority in going into

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Parliament was to nature we had a referendum and we won that

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referendum. It is possible to do that and be a committed constituency

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MP. What about the future? Somebody who knows you well says you like the

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terminator and you will be back. I would love to be able to watch the

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news and what programmes like this without appearing on it. It has been

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a wonderful experience being the local MP and being the member of

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Parliament for Clacton has been the highest honour of my life. I want to

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do something different. No return to politics? No,. Thank you.

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The family of a man who died in the care of a mental health

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trust in this region say funding cuts are to blame.

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Neil Jewell had paranoid schizophrenia

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and died in 2014 after a catalogue of failings.

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An inquest found that neglect by the Norfolk and Suffolk

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mental health trust contributed to his death.

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Neil Jewell family back in Norfolk, packing up the motor home they had

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been living out during the three-week inquest. They have had to

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wait years to hear story. -- have his story heard. Living

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independently, he was visited weekly by a care worker he knew well that

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when the trust needed to save money, that changed. He was not seen for

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nine months and ran out of medication. This started a chain of

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events that led to his death. There were no beds here and the nearest

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hospital was in London. Against usual policy, he was placed in a

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private nursing home. Staff there could not cope, so he was restrained

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and transferred to Ipswich. The he was tranquillised but neither his

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heart rate nor pulse was monitored. The next day he had a cardiac

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arrest. Five days later, he died in hospital. Having to sit by his

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bedside holding his hand when they turned off the life-support was just

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awful and watching him die again. It affected us quite badly. You cannot

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take in what has happened and to let him go again like that was awful.

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The family is pleased the inquest recognised neglected by the mental

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health trust and cost savings played a part in his death. It is very rare

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that that finding is made and that goes some way to say how extensive

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the failings were in this particular" interest. The handing

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out of drugs, the monitoring of tranquillised patients and patients

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must be considered when restructuring where the... When they

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make these reorganisations, it is the people who should be at the

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centre of these decisions and the care should be at the centre. The

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trust says they apologise for what has been deemed at as our trust's

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part in the contribution to this patient's death and the care

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provided was not acceptable. It has also improved training and the

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family want those in charge to understand the consequences of

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cutbacks. -- acknowledge. A lorry driver has been sentenced

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to 18 months in prison after a steam engine came off his vehicle,

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seriously injuring six Philip Last was told he had shown

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gross negligence and carelessness, and he was extremely lucky

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that no-one had died. The aftermath of September 2015

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crash. The steam engine slid off a low loader and hit a bus coming in

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the other direction. For passengers were badly injured to stop a fifth

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passenger and the driver suffered life-threatening injuries. He spoke

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to us shortly after leaving hospital. I do get angry and you are

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going to, unfortunately, because you know it is not your fault. You are

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going to think, look what you have done to me. I'm going to have to

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deal with those for the rest of my life. He arrived at Ipswich Crown

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Court to see the lorry driver who caused the crash face justice. Seen

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here at an earlier hearing, he admitted ?6 of causing serious

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injury by dangerous driving. -- six pounds. He should have used change

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but used a mixture of chains and canvas straps and the frayed and

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broke. His honour sentenced him to 18 months in prison and disqualified

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him from driving for 21 months and told him if not a miracle, it was

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virtually tours in the extreme that no one died as a result of this

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gross negligence. Virtually tours. Just at this moment in time, we are

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pleased to say that the incident has reached a conclusion which will

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allow Michael to continue with his recovery. The court was told how he

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was deeply sorry for the consequences of the crash. His

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defence lawyer says not a day goes by when he wishes he had tied it on

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properly. Still to come tonight: running

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the London marathon with a tumble And who would live

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in a house like this? Our region, with its wonderful

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coastline, is a big draw Southwold is one of

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the most desirable resorts but that popularity

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brings its own problems. More than half the houses

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in the town are second homes. 80 team unity group is hoping to buy

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the old hospital to build low-cost homes. -- a community group.

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We are just outside the meeting. We could not get in it because it was

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packed. It shows you the strength of feeling there is about the old

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hospital. This is our first look inside

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Southwold hospital since it closed Once a busy place full

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of doctors, nurses and patients, it is now just a series

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of empty rooms and dark corridors. Save our Southwold want to stop

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the hospital being sold for development and hope instead

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it can be bought It would be a tragedy

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if this building was turned into second homes

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or market homes for residents here because this town really

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needs new business, new people to join

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the community and what we would

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like to do is to turn it into a business hub

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and a community hub. With its old fashioned

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seaside charm, lighthouse and pier,

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Southwold is lovely but is the town now becoming a victim

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of its own success? 59% of houses here

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are a second homes. That is why young people who work

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in Southwold can barely On the high street,

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it's the butchers, where He rents a house in the town

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with friends but has little hope of That is a pipe dream, unfortunately,

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at least at present. I do not think so, no,

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not unless I win the Save Our Southwold are hoping one

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use for the old hospital An average house price

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across the immediate The range of prices could be

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anything from 250 perhaps for a small one-bedroom flat up

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to the house behind us which is about to go

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onto the market ?2.57 million. No-one really knows

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but on the open market Some here believe that it is a fight

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for the future of the town. Quite passionate tonight, as you

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might expect. It is early days. The hospital is owned by the NHS. They

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sent us a statement which says they have to secure best value for the

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site. They have to raise money and go through the planning process. It

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is early days. We will have more on our late bulletin at 10:30pm.

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If you fancy renting something for a short break in the region,

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A cottage by the sea, a cruiser on the Broads,

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But if you want something on the grand scale and if you have

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A grade two listed stately home in Suffolk. Ten bedrooms, eight

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bathrooms and a butler. Kevin has been finding out what you get for

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your money. It sits within an estate of 5000 acres. It is regarded as one

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of the finest stately homes in the region. Whether it is people wanting

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to visit for the day for weddings, or now read the whole place, the

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more the merrier. They know that we do not have the same budgets and we

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are fighting the tide. It is the same with clients that come to use

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the house. It is a different relationship but we are doing it

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because they want the country has experience and be argued that giving

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it to them. He lives in part of the hall with his wife, children and

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dogs but the rest could be yours for ?3000 per night. You need not stop

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there. There are extras. The good have your own chef and private

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butler who will play the grand piano while you and your guests relax. The

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butler is also there to keep an eye on things along with security staff,

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who makes sure the rules that are laid down to protect the hall and

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their contents are followed to the letter. They are working hard to

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offer something special and interest is growing across the Atlantic. We

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just took a beginning. It is an agent who does mostly American. In a

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sense, it has taken six or seven years of feeling we are not making

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any progress to getting bookings. Whether it is economy or other

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factors. We are relaxed at the moment. Like anything big, it is

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slow moving. It needs time to get it right. I am confident that through

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this year we will make in roads and get more traction. Huge estates need

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to pay their way and having invested heavily in parts of the building,

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like the old servants quarters which was industry appear just the few

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years ago, the family are hoping this rental offer of luxury with a

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light touch could prove highly lucrative, too. I am impressed the

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butler can play the piano as well. We might call.

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More than 30,000 people are expected to run

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Among them the world's top athletes, the fun runners and those

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He will run the 26.2 miles in under six hours with the tumble dryer on

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his back. This from our sports editor...

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It has to weigh 25 kilos and I've got it.

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Newmarket is full of thoroughbreds and now meet the latest one.

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44-year-old Ben and his six-year-old tumble dryer.

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A lot of other people have been saying it but to me it is a

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I am finished with my running, really.

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This is more of a strength test than a running test, I believe.

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Ben is well used to pounding the streets.

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He has completed 29 marathons and nine in London.

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At stake this time is a white goods world record, clearly

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Ben might be the only one going for a spin around the London

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Marathon course with a tumble dryer on his back.

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I do believe there is at least another two others

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who are also going for the same record of fastest marathon

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carrying a household appliance white goods.

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I have to beat them and get under six hours

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This is him on the BBC show Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week.

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He survived to tell the tale and will be running London

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It is phenomenal and the profile raising we have received from Ben

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running round with a tumble dryer on his back with Racing Welfare on

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Ben's has trained at 4am in the snow, even

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being stopped by curious police patrols and he gets a few looks in

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People look at me, like, what on earth are you doing?

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Other people see it and a couple of minutes later I get a bleep on my

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Ben has pretty much heard all the gags.

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All that's left to say is let's get ready to tumble!

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How did that start, that idea? I do not know. Good question.

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Now, if you were watching Look East last week

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you'll have seen our feature on Eminent

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Son of wonderhorse Frankel as he prepared for the new season.

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Well, today he won the Craven Stakes at Newmarket

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He's now 10-1 to win the first Classic of the season.

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There was a lot of cloud across the region today. Some photographs to

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show you where we start that blue sky and sunshine. Here is one and

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some sun breaking through the trees in Suffolk. We have had a weak

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weather front crossing the region. This has thrown a lot of cloud but

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there have been some gaps and sunshine. We ended the day on a

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cloudy note. One or two spots of light drizzle in places. Through the

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night, a lot more cloud around and a different night to last night. Last

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night was down to freezing and tonight more mild. These are the

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temperatures for tomorrow morning. During the night, down as low as

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five Celsius. High pressure is still on the scene. Keeping are settle

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this week weather front is heading down and behind it cooler air coming

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from a cold sauce. Having said that, a warm day tomorrow. Quite cloudy

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and chants of one or two isolated showers. Most having a dry day and

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some brighter spells. You little bit of sunshine but quite cloudy. Look

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at these temperatures. Up to 16 Celsius. The wind is something known

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to be north-west tomorrow and that is a sign of things to come. It

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cooler a source coming our way. Into the beak and it is looking cooler

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because of the pressure. That weather front heading southwards.

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Cooler ears screaming down from the north. Much good Saturday. -- cooler

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air. Sunny spells around and one or two showers. They will be isolated.

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For the next couple of days, cloudy on the map and temperatures up to 11

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Celsius on Saturday. A shift from our day tomorrow. One or two

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isolated showers. Temperatures recover for Sunday but cool to start

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next week. Largely dry and temperatures dropping away to bring

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us the chance of a frost for next week. Here is the barometer check

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for tonight. That's got a frown from Stewart. It is arctic. Thank you

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very much. Good evening.

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