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Hello and welcome to Midlands Today with Suzanne Virdee and Nick Owen.

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The headlines tonight: An exclusive interview with the

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Prince Charles he talks about his hopes for the future of Stoke on

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Trent's pottery industry and regeneration. This part of the

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world, Stoke-on-Trent, and the Potteries, has such a remarkable

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place in this country's history. Travellers a step closer to being

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told to leave the greenbelt site where they've been living illegally.

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Calls for an English Defence League protest to be moved away from

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Birmingham City Centre amid fears over violence.

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And Wolves manager Mick McCarthy slams the fans who called for him

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to be sacked after a string of defeats. It is cut -- destructive

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and no good to me or anybody else. What I know is I will keep picking

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Good evening. Welcome to Tuesday's Midlands Today from the BBC.

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Tonight, a message of hope from the Prince of Wales as he visits the

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Stoke-on-Trent pottery firm his charity salvaged from closure. --

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the travellers appealed but after a public inquiry earlier this year,

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an inspector backed the cancer's original decision of the government

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says the inspector was right to say no to the plans.

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Celebrating the news they'd been longing to hear. This morning,

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campaigners in Meriden were told that the Secretary of State for

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Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, had backed Solihull

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Council's decision to refuse planning permission on this patch

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of greenbelt land for eight pitches to site eight mobile homes and

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eight touring caravans. It was on April 30th last year that the

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travellers, who own the greenbelt land, moved onto the site and began

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developing it. We are relieved the Secretary of State agrees with

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local residents and the council this is an unlawful unsustainable

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development causing day leak harm to the green belt. Although they've

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spoken to Midlands Today a number of times before, today they refused

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to comment on the ruling. Next week will mark a year-and-a-half since

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residents set up a 24 hour vigil against the development. They say

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they will stay here until all the travellers have gone. The big

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question now is just how many days that will take. The ruling doesn't

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mean the Council can now evict the travellers. That will be a decision

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for the High Court. And with the scenes at Dale Farm in Essex fresh

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in many people's memories, Solihull Council are determined to make sure

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everything is done to keep this situation peaceful. The situation

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is very different from Dale Farm and we have continued dialogue with

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the travelling community here and there is nothing like the scale of

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Dale Farm. The circumstances are different. We don't anticipate

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those sorts of problems and will be taking every step we can to make

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sure it doesn't happen. The corks are in the champagne bottles and

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will not be out until this site has been restored to green belt.

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that could still be weeks if not months before it happens.

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There are calls tonight for a protest by the English Defence

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League in Birmingham's Victoria Square on Saturday to be moved to a

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less high profile venue. Anti- fascist groups are planning a

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counter-demonstration, raising fears of a repeat of the violence

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during a similar protest two years ago. Our reporter Jackie Kabler is

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in Victoria Square now. Jackie, is this protest still likely to go

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ahead? Yes. The police told me the Sutton

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and they have no plans to Madrid from Victoria Square and, of course,

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it is going to be a static demonstration. They have no sort of

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powers to ban that sort of demonstration. You can see Victoria

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Square is occupied by these anti- corporate greed protesters and

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there is going to be an anti- fascist group demonstrating as well

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so there are concerns we might see some sort of trouble like we saw in

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August in Telford went EDL groups and anti-fascist groups clashed

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during a similar demonstration. You're still very concerned they

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should move it, aren't you? I wrote to the Chief Constable and the

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chairman of the city council. To have the fascist groups protesting

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here in Victoria Square, the prominent Victoria Square it would

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be difficult for the police to handle in light of the lack of

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resources. And few resources they have. I am concerned the USAF group,

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counter demonstrating, and the light of what happened last time

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and the police found it difficult to keep on top of it, I will be

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break-ins and they can keep it together. There will be a lot of

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pressure on the police with two football matches. West Midlands

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Police do is say that they will have officers deployed throughout

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Birmingham to provide visible reassurance and any criminal

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offences will be dealt with robustly. That is a reassuring

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message from the police but it seems that protest will be going

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ahead. A march to highlight the plight of

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the young and unemployed arrived in Rugby today. It's tracing the same

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route as the historic Jarrow March from the North East of England to

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London, which took place 75 years ago It comes at a time when 234,000

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people in the region are out of work. That's 8.9% of the working

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population. 54,000 young people are currently claiming Job Seekers'

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Allowance in the West Midlands. Andy Newman reports.

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Times may have changed. Their cause has not. The latter-day Jared

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jobseeker's arrived on the outskirts of rugby this afternoon,

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three-quarters of a century after their four fathers followed the

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same route. The original march has become an icon of the fight for

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jobs in the 1930s. Today's activists may have been fewer in

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number but nonetheless determined to have their voices heard. What's

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your impression as you come through the Midlands of the unemployment

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situation? It is as bad as it is everywhere and it is a national

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question which is why we are getting the support we are. In the

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Midlands it is similar as across the country with a traditional

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industry being decimated. As the modern-day marchers pass through

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Warwickshire, we thought we would take the economic temperature of

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rugby. The unemployment rate is just over 7%, lower than the

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regional and national average. The town still has more vacant shops

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than it would like that stop general consensus is that the town

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is doing very well. The town centre, we feel, is the area we need to

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concentrate on most, and the general theme of the town has

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scenes -- lacks some confident. shortage of confidence at autumn

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but of installations at rugby. They make noise dampening parts for cars

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and they have doubled their turnover in the last few years,

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winning a �1.3 million contract with Jaguar Land Rover and

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expanding their work force. From our point of view, we are busy.

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Some of our neighbours are working 24 hours and we are on two shifts.

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So, very good. There may be some hope for the young unemployed for

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rugby. As for the marchers, then next stop is Daventry and they are

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due to arrive in London on Guy Fawkes night.

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Was Shakespeare a fraud? That's the controversial claim of a new

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Hollywood film which portrays the Bard as an illiterate oaf who was

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the front man for the Earl of Oxford. The accusation has angered

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Shakespeare enthusiasts so much that they covered up a statue of

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him today to let the world try and imagine what life would be like

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without the world's most famous playwright. Here's our Coventry and

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Warwickshire reporter Joan Cummins. It's taken four years to come to

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screen and presents Warwickshire born William Shakespeare not as the

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worlds greatest playwright, but a front man for the Earl of Oxford's

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writing ambitions. Congratulations, you have at an epic poem published

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today. In a book? I am drawn to these kinds of things went there is

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something there when people could argue about. I think it is the

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function that movies should have, much more than they have now.

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street signs with Shakespeare's name on were covered and at first

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light the iconic statue of the Bard in Stratford found itself shrouded

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from the gaze of the public in protest at the impudence of

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Hollywood suggesting intellectual theft. The whole thing is total

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bunkum. It is just rubbish. Of course, film-makers have the right

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just as novelist to twist history, just as Shakespeare did, but

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anybody who is taken in by this must be bonkers. Almost five

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million tourists visit Stratford every year generating �300 million

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for the local economy, so is there a fear that questioning

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Shakespeare's skills could reduce the town's income? Shakespeare is

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Stratford and Shakespeare is such a wonderful person, and I cannot...

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Cannot understand or cannot believe that anyone could doubt that he

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wrote the plays. Look how many people are here. He is not a fraud.

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They will be questioning Father Christmas next, won't they? It is

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nonsense. Perhaps the test of Shakespeare's legacy though is that

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even hidden under a sheet he was still attracting interest from

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visitors. Bizarre, isn't it? Still to come in tonight's

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programme. Shefali with all the weather details.

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You could say we got off lightly with the rain last night after the

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hammering Wales got. But next time we may not be so lucky. There's

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more to come this week. Tonight, a message of hope from the Prince of

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Wales as he visits the Stoke-on- Trent pottery firm his charity

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salvaged from closure. The Prince's Trust rescued the Burleigh Ware

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factory in the summer saving 50 jobs as part of a major restoration

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and regeneration project. It's now hoped that the factory in

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Middleport will become a catalyst for much needed economic growth and

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job creation in the Potteries. During the visit, he spoke

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exclusively to our Staffordshire reporter Liz Copper and said he

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hoped it would help rebuild hope and self-confidence in an area

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blighted by job losses. Arriving for this, his first visit

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to medal port. As the gates opened by Prince Charles was greeted by

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the Potters whose jobs he has helped to secure. He has taken a

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very personal and direct interest in this factory's future. Speaking

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to the BBC, he explained why he had chosen to support this private.

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is a very special and unique survival here. And still incredibly

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popular around the world. But I also wanted to see if we could use

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this remarkable place as a means of helping to gradually regenerate

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other parts of England and perhaps to spread brings further out.

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unemployment is a big problem in the Potteries and in the West

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Midlands as a whole more generally. How can heritage projects and

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regeneration projects like this one help address that problem? At a

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time like this when it is so difficult anyway, you cannot do

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everything, but we can to try to make some difference here and there.

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Add half the battle is to try to bring an investment from elsewhere,

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and we have managed, for instance, here, to bring in private

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investment. Earlier, the Prince had been shown the traditional

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techniques used here, unchanged since the Victorian era. He also

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had a chance to see the factory's collection of pottery moulds.

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17,000 data facts, it is one of your's oldest and largest

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collections. This pottery has been described by English Heritage as a

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national treasure. Its workers have welcomed the Prince's support.

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think it is fabulous. It is putting the heart back into the company

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which is what we need. A lot of factories have closed in this area.

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And I think with the Prince's Trust coming in and saving the building,

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I really do think it will keep it going. We need to retrain the

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younger generation, to pick up the scale, because it is one of the

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last places doing this old skill. As well as preserving skills, this

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product will also see the renovation of these historic

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buildings. There are plans for an education centres so visitors can

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see and learn for themselves about the inner workings of this unique

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factory. It is hoped that will provide a spoke for new employment

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opportunities. This is the street right opposite the factory.

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Families living here hope the investment by the Prince's

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regeneration trust will have wider benefits. He has come out and said

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he will do this and that, and nobody else has, so good on him.

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During his visit, the Prince spoke to every member of staff at the

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factory and it is hoped this will mark the start of a long

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association between the Prince and Joining us from Stoke-on-Trent is

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the former mayor, Mark Meredith, now the councillor responsible for

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the city's economic regeneration. Thank you for joining us. You heard

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Prince Charles talking about what he will do to help regenerate towns

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and cities. What are you doing in Stoke-on-Trent? You are breaking up

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a little bit, but we are pleased to see the Prince here today. He has

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spoken to every worker in the factory, and everybody associated,

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including all the partners in the private sector. Do you see a

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brighter future in the potteries as a whole, because it is a bit dismal

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or around at the moment, isn't it? Yes, we are all quite optimistic.

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At the moment, there is the British ceramics biennial taking place in

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the potteries which is a six week- long festival of the ceramics

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industry, not just of British manufacturing, which is in a

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revival state at the moment, but also of new businesses that are

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coming in and new young artists that are basing themselves in

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Stoke-on-Trent, that are coming out of the universities and design

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studios. Indeed, we have also been talking to Chinese potential

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investors, and also to local pot banks that are bringing back some

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of their production from places like China to produce again in the

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world capital of ceramics, this great city of Stoke-on-Trent. We

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are all very optimistic. Bentley for joining us this evening.

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-- thank you. A pool on an industrial estate could hold the

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key to the long-term survival of the increasingly rare British

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crayfish. It has been almost completely wiped out in some areas

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by its larger American cousin. The British version is thriving so much

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in Warwickshire that it has become to's largest surviving population.

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Our Environment Correspondent has been finding out more in the latest

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You might imagine that when people move into an area the wildlife

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moves out, but that is not always the case. Here in the Midlands,

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some of Britain's rarest wildlife is to be found in some of our most

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Hello. Nice to see you. I'm looking for crayfish? Yes, indeed. Around

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about here? Yes, they are in the shallows of relief. We are looking

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for the extremely rare native British crayfish... Oh, wait.

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There's one! It turns out that in this very special Paul, they are

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not so rare. That was quicker than I expected. How many are in there?

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We think something like 100,000, so a massive population. But these are

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really rare. These are the native crayfish. Yes, for most of the UK

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they are not around, but we have got some sites which are really

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special for them, and this is one of them. This is one of four main

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populations in the UK. Strangely, it is surrounded by all this

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urbanisation and really in an area you would not expect to find them.

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But it is that urbanisation that has sealed off this pool in

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Nuneaton, which also meets these crayfish are sealed off from the

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invasive American signal crayfish. But how can you tell the native

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crayfish from the invaders? A key distinctive feature, as well as the

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coloration and size, is this ridge along here. If you just run your

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finger back on that one. Big claws! It catches, little tiny spikes.

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and it just catches. That is distinctive. So, as the native

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crayfish struggles, this population could well help save it. At least

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in a similar locations. What we are planning is to look at similar

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balls elsewhere that up isolated urbanised pools, where we can move

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a population from here. Again, it is a safety population, if you like.

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It is like creating an ark for these animals. Well, that was

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really incredible. I guess the most incredible thing is it is

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urbanisation that has saved that population, Britain's largest

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population of native crayfish. It is this housing estates, the

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industrial estate. Without these, the American signal crayfish would

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have invaded and probably killed them all off.

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David joins us in the studio. He said 100,000, how does he know

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that? Obviously they cannot count them all. They catch a batch, mark

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them, and release them again. There may go back a bit later and catch a

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second batch and see how many are caught the second time that have

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the mark. That over that, with some clever mathematics, there's your

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estimate. He did say between 50,100 1000. That is enough to know, for

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example, that you can take some out and restock another pond. I had a

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crayfish salad for lunch so I am feeling guilty. Are these the same

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variety that you would get in the supermarket? You can eat them, but

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there are rules. You can't do the native one because that is a rare

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and we want to protect that. But the invaders, if you have a licence,

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you can catch them and trap them. But you need a licence from the

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Environment Agency. You need to know what you are doing because you

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could inadvertently spread the disease by moving tracks between

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different rivers. If you go to my blog you can find out more about my

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-- about the licence that you need. Onto football, and Mick McCarthy

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came out fighting today. First, the Wolves boss slammed the fans who

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called for him to be sacked at Molineux on Saturday as "mindless

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idiots". Then he thanked everyone else for their unbelievable support

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over the past couple of days. As Wolves prepare to face Manchester

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City twice this week, McCarthy has been talking to Ian Winter.

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Mick McCarthy was fuming on Saturday, but now he has calmed

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down. All my toys are back in the pram and I am all right. But

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sometimes I have a bad day, and Saturday was one of those. I am

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fine. But if he is no longer at boiling point, he is still

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simmering on a low heat it is those Wolves supporters who sang, you're

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getting sacked in the morning and you don't know what you are doing,

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when he made his double substitution.

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Do you feel that it can create a siege mentality among Store

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Players? Yes, this chanting does not help. These mindless idiots who

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do it, do not give them any credit for getting us playing well or

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getting a result, because they don't deserve any of that. Exactly

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12 months ago this week, Wahlstedt Manchester United to the wire in

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the Carling Cup before losing 3-2, and four days later, they shocked

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everyone by beating Manchester City in the Premier League. But the

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bookies don't believe lightning will strike twice. They are quoting

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odds of 130-1 against was completing a Cup league double

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against City in back-to-back games this week. I hope it will be that

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way so they can have a whingeing get shot of their manager. They are

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not getting shot of the chairman of the players, so let's give it to

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the gaffer. We are having a tough time. Give the lads some support,

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don't give us aggravation. As the new stadium takes place at Molineux,

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Mick McCarthy says he has done a great job over the past five years.

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He talked of solidarity at the club and the unbelievable support he has

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had this week from players and fans alike. Few could doubt his passion

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for keeping balls in the Premier League.

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-- Wolves. You can hear the full interview with Mick McCarthy on BBC

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WM at 8pm tonight. Plus, full coverage of all

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tonight's Football League games on your BBC local radio station.

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And, while we're talking sport, there are only six days left now to

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send in your nominations for this year's BBC Midlands Sports Unsung

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Hero Award. For the details, go to our website or the Midlands Today

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They were part of the so called forgotten army - thousands of young

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men sent from the Black Country to fight the Japanese in the Burmese

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jungle during the Second World War. Now their ordeal has been made the

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subject of a feature-length documentary in which some of the

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veterans talk about their ordeal for the first time. The film,

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called For Your Tomorrow, has been six years in the making. Bob

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Hockenhull reports. The untold story of the Black

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Country's Burma war veterans, uncovered after 70 years by

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Wolverhampton film-maker Don Clark. They were nicknamed the forgotten

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army, rarely ignored by a public at home, both during and since the war.

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It's estimated 17,000 Allied soldiers died. Less than 1% of

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survivors from the Black Country are still alive. Don recorded 80

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hours of interviews for his documentary, For Your Tomorrow. It

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received its world premiere last night. George Hill and Charlie

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Maber, both in their eighties, are featured. To be quite honest, I

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feel ashamed of myself. I get emotional. God knows why. Charlie

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was just 17 when he joined up. He flew sorties over the jungle -

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back-up for the advancing troops, among them his friend, George.

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I wake up some might and it is as clear as a bell. I can see their

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faces, I can hear them. Other than that, I'm not doing so bad, really.

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I was one of the lucky ones to come back. Arms, ammunition, food...

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Wolves president Sir Jack Haywood is one of the veterans featured.

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The film shows young descendants of the forgotten fighters finding out

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about their brave past. These anonymous black countrymen

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that we walk by in the street every day of the week had some incredible

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memories that they can share with us, and I am very glad that I have

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recorded these stories. Lottery did these men have to contend with

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fighting the Japanese, they had to make do dense jungle, put up with

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tropical diseases, and encountered deadly species like snakes and

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scorpions. The documentary will be taken to film festivals around the

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world, and it will be released on DVD this Remembrance Day. A fitting

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tribute to the bravery of these veterans.

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The brave men we will never forget. We will be alternating between two

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lots of whether this week. Sunny and dry, and also cloudy and wet.

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Those wins are toned down for the time being, but could whip up again

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by the weekend. Today has been pretty decent. A few showers, not

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many, but for those of those -- you who need them, we have more

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migrating up from the south, moving north through the first part of the

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night. Then you can see they move off to the north leaving all parts

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dry and quite clear. Because we have got colder air coming into the

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region, temperatures will fall to a minimum of six Celsius in towns and

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cities. A chilly start to the Data error, but when you have clear

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skies during the night, it lends itself to a sun-kissed morning.

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Plenty of sunshine around first thing. Then slowly we start to see

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more cloud and some showers developing through the afternoon.

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More widespread than today. Most of them will be light. Temperatures at

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Murrough in the north of the region any reaching highs of 12 Celsius.

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Elsewhere, 13 and 14, so a touch colder than today. The winds are

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slightly lighter. Through tomorrow evening, no sooner have those

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showers cleared off to the north, we see the next system arriving.

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More cloud from that, and we will start to see some light, patchy

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rain developing as well. Heavier on Thursday. Then it starts to drive

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up for Friday, but the legacy of that rain will be more cloud on

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Friday, although it will become sunnier but breezier on Saturday.

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A look at tonight's main headlines: David Cameron insists there is no

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bad blood after the EU rebellion by his MPs.

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And, here Prince Charles has visited the potteries and said he'd

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do all he could to help regenerate deprived towns and cities.

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Earlier in the programme we talked about the English Defence League

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