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Welcome to Midlands Today. The headlines tonight.

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William and Kate in Birmingham. The royal couple visit a shop attacked

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by looters. It was the surprise of my life that

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they have come to my shop. Silence on the streets of West

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Bromwich in memory of the three men killed during the riots.

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Are some of us really programmed to want to eat fatty food?

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And we are at V Festival, the biggest in the region, where for

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some camping has turned into glamping.

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Good evening. Tonight, Prince William's praise for Birmingham's

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reaction to the riots. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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had a private meeting with the parents of the three men killed in

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Winson Green, community leaders, emergency workers and city centre

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traders, but what impact did their visit had it -- have on people

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affected by the violence? As if on cue, the sun emerged as

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the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in the heart of Birmingham.

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They had come to the Summerfield Community Centre in Winson Green to

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hear first hand the stories of those affected by the devastating

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riots just over a week ago. They were talking about the type of

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work we do, trying to bring calm to the streets, and they were moved by

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the level of commitment and sacrificed by the emergency

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services and those of us in the community who were prepared to work

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with the police to try to restore order.

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Central to the visit was a private 20 minute meeting with the families

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of the three men who died just a short distance from here.

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The open-air funerals of Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir

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took place in the city yesterday. 20,000 people turned up to pay

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their respects. Flowers are spreading along Dudley Road, where

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they died trying to protect property. The royal couple

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questioned emergency services caught up in the trouble.

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It has made such a difference to Birmingham after such a traumatic

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week. It is great to end in the sunshine and with the royal couple

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here. Of word spread quickly and the crowd was there to meet them at

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the next stop, a shop in the city centre eluded -- looted in the

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riots. It is fantastic that they have

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taken time out to show their support. It is really nice for them

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to be here. Customers were taken by surprise.

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Nobody would believe this! royal couple spent just a few hours

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in Birmingham but people told me that the impact would last much

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longer. People were very appreciative, they

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just wanted to speak to ordinary Brummies caught up in the rioting.

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Are you confident that this will put a stop to any community

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tension? I am, because of the efforts people have made. At once

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again, the second city was the focus of massive media attention

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but this time the pictures were positive.

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I am joined now by Ajay Bhatia, who welcomed the couple to his shop.

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This must have been a bizarre two weeks for you. It was basically all

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sleepless nights since this happened. After meeting the Duke

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and Duchess of Cambridge, it is like something to cheer about.

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Let's get back to what happened. People just entered your shop,

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didn't they? You saw it on your CCTV footage.

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We can see the pictures now, they were jumping over the counter. But

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you were not there, were you? I left five minutes before this

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happened. -- no, I left. Later I thought, everything has gone, I

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will never be able to stand on my feet again. But the support from

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the community around was amazing. What did they do? They came out

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with their brooms and said, we have taken time out from the office to

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help you with your shop. I was open within four hours. Today the Duke

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and Duchess of Cambridge turned up. What happened? It was like the best

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moment of my life. I never thought they would come to my shop. They

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spoke to me about exactly what happened. There were a few light

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moments talking about the cricket as well! You were still left with

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big problems. Does the even -- the royal visit make any difference's -

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- difference? You have to pay your rent and I have two children in

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education. The insurance company should have priority. The big

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stores can afford the losses but, being a family business, a day-to-

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day business, the cash flow stops. So very, very hard but a great day

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today? It was a great day. We wish you luck with your business.

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An hour before the Duke and Duchess arrived, traders in West Bromwich

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held a two minute silence in memory of the three men who died in Winson

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Green. On the stroke of 11 traders and

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shoppers stood quietly as the community came together to pay

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their respects. With more than 70 traders, it is a

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bustling market and in times of recession and the pattern is

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important. Even so, stallholder has asked police and the Council for a

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two minute silence for the three men mown down in Winson Green.

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I am delighted there has been a spontaneous response to something

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which has touched all of our hearts. People are showing how important it

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is to be together. And so they stood in silent tribute.

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Just down the road, the wife of an Indian sweet shop owner holding

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court. He was out looking for the van stolen by the rioters. Some say

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that tensions are still high because of desperate poverty.

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Young people do not have enough jobs. To live in society now you

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have to get 26 grand a year or more. There are no 26 grand jobs. People

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were taken aback by what happened up the road, with the riots, but I

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think we are getting back to normal. People are scared to come to West

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Bromwich but everything is getting to be OK again.

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The hope is that the silence will have drawn a line under the events

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of last week and that life and trade in West Bromwich can get back

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to normal. Let's give you the latest

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investigation from West Midlands Police on their investigation into

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the riots. We say the more than 500 people have been arrested and 141

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have been charged. Their website has had 800,000 hits in August and

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a special e-mail address has received more than 800 messages.

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You are with Midlands Today. Still to come...

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Warnings to pregnant women about how to protect babies from a

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Victorian bone disease. Football banning orders totalling

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nearly 200 years have been handed down to hooligans who fought with

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police after their team was relegated out of the Football

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League. It follows a five-month

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investigation into trouble which fled at Burton Albion. Liz Copper

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was in court. These were the scenes after the

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final whistle at Burton Albion's match against Grimsby Town last May.

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Burton's 3-0 win meant that Grimsby were relegated. Fans invaded the

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pitch, ribbed top advertising hoardings and attacked police and

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match stewards. These people were not football fans.

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The real Grimsby fans were appalled and shocked by their behaviour. You

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are talking about grown men, not youngsters. They had been drinking

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since the early morning. 49 Grimsby fans have been

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prosecuted. Sentenced today was 42- year-old Stephen Pexman, jailed for

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20 months after admitting violent disorder. Matthew Jones, a former

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soldier, received 18 months. Shane Wallace, on the far left, and

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Andrew Blackett, in the centre, were imprisoned for 18 and 20

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months respectively. All received football banning order it -- orders.

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But police had to trawl through hours of CCTV footage.

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It was very frightening for the families and the members of the

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club. One witness was a steward for Grimsby who said it was the worst

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act of violence he had seen. The judge said what he had seen

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showed ugliness, yob that -- Yori and thuggery. He said compared to

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everyday life the football match was a minor affair but does he

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jailed had behind it -- behaved as if they were part of a national

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disaster. He said the game of football would suffer because of

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their actions. Five men have been arrested after a

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gun was fired in Stoke-on-Trent. Police were called to Stream in

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Dresden after midnight. Two men were taken to University Hospital

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of North Staffordshire and treated for minor injuries. Both have since

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been discharged. We don't have things like this

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happen every day and it is a rare occurrence. I want to assure the

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community of Stoke-on-Trent but that is the case. We are out in

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number for people to speak to. If you are overweight or have

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diabetes, your doctor may ask you to watch what you eat. But doctors

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say a restrictive diet may alter how your brain response to food.

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These changes may make it harder to follow a healthy diet.

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These are pictures from a university of Birmingham experiment

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aiming to answer the question, why do some people find it so hard to

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stick to a healthy diet? Why do people find it hard to

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change their way of life and others find it restrictive? They feel

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deprived of many things. Cakes and biscuits and hamburgers.

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The researchers scanned do brains of obese people, some with diabetes,

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as they looked at images of food, and it turned out that those with

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diabetes had brains with very different responses to those

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pictures. Patients who have higher activation

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in brain areas are involved in emotion. Those people had

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difficulty controlling their diet. The thinking is, it is the

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restrictive diet that people with diabetes have to follow that is

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causing these differences. Ironically, these differences are

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one reason it is harder for these people to follow a restrictive diet.

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It is also possible that obese people effectively trained their

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brains to respond more strongly to fatty food.

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If you have been used to eating a lot of fatty food and you are

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accustomed to that, it will be more difficult to change your life

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around and make lifestyle changes to reduce the amount of fat and

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follow a healthy diet. To understand what is going on we

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need more research but it is very real, it seems. The scientist even

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found that, the fattier the food, The scientists are particularly

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keen to talk to teenagers, help the wide-awake, all of type 2 diabetes.

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You can find out more and our blog. You get to take home in a imager

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your brain, not too many people can say that.

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Thanks for joining us. Still ahead, if darker clouds

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covering -- gut dark clouds gathering over Coventry City. I'll

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have all of the weekend's where there. -- all have been weekend's

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weather. There are calls for the NHS to consider checking pregnant

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women are to protect babies from the Victorian disease rickets.

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It follows a study in inner-city Birmingham which found almost one

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in two Asian women were vitamin D are deficient. Rickets was

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associated with the Victoria my era, and 1930s depression.

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In children it is almost always synonymous with bent legs. Doctors

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tested 200 pork pregnant women and found that almost half were

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deficient with the -- efficient in vitamin D. There were higher levels

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in deficiency in some ethnic groups. In African and Caribbean are women

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we found to a deficiency in over 60 % of the people we studied. That

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has to do with a number of back tears, skin pigmentation, how much

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light your skin sees, and whether you are taking supplements.

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This doctor, Dr Helen Grindulis, says she sees a lot of women with

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deficiencies. A few recent Casey's, with had an infant with a delay,

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about nine months old, they had a deficiency. We have had a young

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baby, a few weeks old, who had the seizures duty vitamin D deficiency.

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The Department of Health advises groups of women to take vitamin

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pills. Doctors say the best source of vitamin D he is sunlight. You

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can also get it by eating it aches and oily fish, also by taking

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supplements. -- a gas. It seems more than anything the great

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outdoors can also help prevent a disease associated with a bygone

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era. The Department of Health is

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reviewing the evidence on this, there is more about it on our

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Facebook page. The owners of Coventry City have

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met with a party interested with a possible hate -- possible takeover.

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The club have had their worst start to a season for 43 years. They have

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been out of the Premier League almost 10 years.

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The right-footed free-kick go is in. Let the City had scored full stop

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the header hit the post, it has gone in! Face lot in the rebound!

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It has been a dreadful start to the season but Coventry City, they have

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lost all three games in the Championship, and they out of the

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Carling Cup. They have had the use of 317 year-

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old players last week. You might expect the mood to be down in the

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training ground, but it is not according to the manager. We are

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disappointed of course, we have not got what we wanted for our

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performances. If we keep doing the right things it will come. Geoff

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Foster watches all of their games for BBC Warwickshire, he says that

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the manager has their hands tied -- has his hands tied until they have

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a takeover. The fans want to see some more

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investments. They want to see it taken over. The club is �30 million

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in debt, if they cannot turn it around a they lose half million

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pounds a month. They met potential at best it -- potential investors,

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but the meeting ended badly. They said that no formal offer was put

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on the table. The previous offer of �1 was totally unacceptable. What

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now after an increasingly desperate start to the season? Dan and joins

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us now, are there any sign of improvement.

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-- any signs in prevent? Not really come -- not really, unless they can

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get new investment the team will not improve. It is bad times. They

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have lost a free of their best players, Ciaran Westwood, Aron

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Gunnarsson, and striker Marlon King. They are playing pretty well, not

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having the rub of the green. The fans must be feeling miserable? In

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some ways, they are kind that used to it. It has gone so far, they

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have had enough. There are talk about process staying at tomorrow's

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game -- there is talk about protesting after tomorrow's game.

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The fans might stand up. They are not happy. Thank you very much.

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can see the look -- the best coverage will be on BBC local radio.

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Meanwhile England's cricketers are continuing to dominate against

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India. Ian Bell scored 174, England scored

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473 - 2. He was watched by a fellow Aston Villa than, David Cameron.

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Thousands of music fans have been causing gridlock. It is the start

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and V Festival it in Staffordshire. The Acts do not take to stage until

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tomorrow. Ben is alive at the campsite. It is worse than

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expected? It has been tough for some. He took us four hours to get

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here from Birmingham. There are 85,000 people each day going to be

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watching Act here. -- watching it ats here. They are crowding into

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Weston Park. There is a lot of traffic, delays, it will be

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worthwhile when you see the acts you are playing. If you think of a

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music festival this is probably what you imagine.

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At the be best the bulk they are offering accommodation with a bit

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of style. These pop up hotel rooms from a company based in Chipping

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Norton, come with dressing-gowns, a power shower and air-conditioning.

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The cost of staying here is �2,600. It is not going to appeal to

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everybody, not everyone can afford it, thankfully there are people who

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want the kind of luxury that we can offer. We can give them an

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additional option. It is known as "glamping", it is not cheap. A lot

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of other options can set you back as much as �1,000 for the weekend.

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Some people are willing to pay. It is much more enjoyable. It is worth

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it. You have to spend money on experiences. If you are going to do

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it in style, you might as well include all of the trimmings.

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well as a massage bows to choose to go a "glamping" can also get a

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massage, and a haircut. For many people it has taken them one-hour

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to carry in their suppliers and set up camp. We are going to have a

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great time. For them to spend 10 times as much as we are, I just do

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not think it is worth it. A lot of the festival experience is about

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getting the sunshine. You get the atmosphere. Everyone can be

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together and setting up means a good at must bear. The last minute

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preparations are being made to the main stage, amongst those playing

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his Rihanna or, Eminem and the Arctic Monkeys. Every one of the

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90,000 people is their own to be here to enjoy themselves. With me

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is the best of organiser, this is the per as time that you have done

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it, a bit of a change? This is not usually the best of all

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way. -- V Festival way. You have popped up hotels, if we want to

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give people a choice break up and festival experience. It has

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completely sold out. It took 85 minutes to sell-out. V Festival

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seems to go to strength -- of the best will seems to go from strength

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to strength. We try to get a buried line that -- varied line-up.

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have mentioned a fee of the Act's - - a the of the acts. We have Eminem,

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the Arctic Monkeys and Rihanna, we also have some upcoming actors.

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have a varied mix of music. The traffic seems the be easing, that

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is good news for everyone. Tomorrow the first acts were be on stage.

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Be on stage. Thank you very much. �2,600 very posh shared! Greats

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�2,600 very posh shared! Greats time is for sure.

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Let's find out about the weather. Not too bad for festival weather.

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The were get a mix of everything. For tonight, looking cloudy, barely

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dried. As they go into the weekend -- as we go into the weekend, it is

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looking considerably drier. Tonight is increasingly cloudy. It should

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stay dry. We are looking at quite mild pillows, we could see 15

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degrees in Shrewsbury. Going into tomorrow, a dry and bright start to

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the day, once again increasingly cloudy, we see some rain pushing

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its way in, too. The rate will start to pour in the north. It will

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be a little cooler 19-20 degrees. If you are going to the festival

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brings a Wellington boots. Over the next couple of days, temperatures

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begin to rise, Monday looks fairly decent as well. Back to tonight,

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decent as well. Back to tonight, mainly dry and increasingly cloudy.

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You have brought us some good weather, thank you. It is your last

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day, thanks a lot. Let's look at the headlines, at

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least a 10 macro -- at least 10 people had been killed in a office

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in Afghanistan. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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had visited people affected by the events macro. Let's say

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