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Hello, and welcome to Midlands Today with Suzanne Virdee and Nick

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Owen. The headlines tonight... Boom-time at Jaguar Land Rover - it

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is recruiting 1,000 new workers. The indicates the faith in the

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partnership we have seen through the difficult times. -- bid to

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vindicate so. -- it the indicates. Anger over plans for night time

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shut downs at Stafford hospital's accident and emergency department.

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How Olympic dreams for Coventry are turning sour as businesses fear

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they could miss out on millions in revenue.

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And a poignant link-up between the USA and a Herefordshire village for

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Good evening, welcome to Thursday's Midlands Today from the BBC.

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Tonight, a boost for the region's car industry, as Jaguar Land Rover

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creates one thousand new jobs. All of them will be at the company's

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Lode Lane plant in Solihull and recruitment is already underway.

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Workers, unions and politicians were united today in welcoming the

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news. The expansion comes in the wake of JLR's announcement in

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September that it is to build a brand new engine plant near

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Wolverhampton. Industry analysts say the growth of the Chinese

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market has helped keep sales buoyant at a time when other car

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makers have struggled. Here is our Business Correspondent, Peter

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Plisner. Another good news day for Land

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Rover's Solihull factory. Two years ago workers here feared they might

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be facing unemployment. Now they are getting ready to welcome even

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more new recruits to the workforce. It is good news for Birmingham,

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great news. Long may it last. think it is great, the odds of

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investment for us and will hopefully help people who may have

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been out of work otherwise. It is good for the city, we have

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got to be happy there will be more jobs. You have got to be cheerful.

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So, how come JLR is doing so well when all around them the economy is

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still in the doldrums? The answer lies in emerging nations like China,

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now the world's biggest market for new cars. Here, JLR sales are up

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60% this year. Because Range Rover and Land Rover

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models are so popular in the far east, workers here cannot build

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them fast enough to meet demand. Hence the reason the company needs

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to recruit even more staff and quickly.

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Today's jobs news comes just weeks after JLR's decision to build a new

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engine plant at the i54 business park near Wolverhampton.

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That has already meant the promise of 750 new jobs. Earlier this year

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440 graduates and apprentices were taken on and well as 1,000

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engineers. Now the company is looking for another 1,000 people,

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including 200 engineers and 800 production workers.

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I think it justifies the faith in the partnership we have seen

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through the difficult times, between the management and

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workforce at Jaguar Land Rover. It is absolutely brilliant news,

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good news for the region. They do something that has been on the back

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of the agreement we reached with the company that was forward-

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looking and looked at jobs in the West Midlands. It will be jobs

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filled by local people who need those jobs.

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And people can already apply. We found agencies today taking online

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application for jobs that pay more than �11 per hour. According to

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JobCentre staff in the Midlands, there is no shortage of takers.

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We have 1,300 people looking for these types of posts in the

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Solihull a beer, -- the Solihull area, so we are ideally placed to

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help these people move into these types of jobs.

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Today's JLR announcement follows last weeks 200 jobs boost at

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Birmingham Airport. For a region that has higher than average

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unemployment, it could not have come at a better time.

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And Peter is at the Lode Lane factory in Solihull now. What a

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boost, Peter, in such turbulent times.

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It certainly is, Nick. This company 18 months ago was losing �1 million

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per day, now they're back in profit with global sales are rising and a

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variety of new models in the pipeline. It has been a meteoric

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rise from recession, but cannot continue? With me is a

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representative from the manufacturing advisory service. Can

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this rise continue? I think today's fantastic news

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represents the return on the Investment Jaguar Land Rover have

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made it in researching new products and training staff. As long as the

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customers across the world continued to want to buy these

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products, yes. But, is it sustainable?

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Again, it goes back to the research and development, time and effort

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and engineering. Customers want to buy a products that are more

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advanced, more luxury with more gadgets, and Jaguar Land Rover are

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providing those. What about jobs in the supply

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chain? It is even better news, for every

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single job created here at Solihull there are 3.5 jobs greeted in the

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supply chain. -- created. There are always worries that jobs

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could go on abroad in terms of the supply chain and manufacturing, but

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we're seeing manufacturing expansion, does that rule it out?

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The expansion is across the UK. The Jaguar Land Rover are actively

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sourcing from local companies and encouraging them to invest, and the

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Investment will maintain those jobs. The 1,000 new jobs here, Jaguar

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Land Rover seems to be going from strength to strength.

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Thank you very much indeed. Later in tonight's programme...

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Building up for the big game - the brickie dreaming of FA Cup glory

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The accident and emergency department at the much criticised

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Stafford Hospital will shut overnight. The hospital says it has

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had difficulty finding consultants because of the hospital's poor

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reputation. A&E will close between 10pm and 8am seven nights a week.

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It will start on the first of December and last initially for

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three months. Our Staffordshire reporter, Liz Copper, has more.

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After being under intense scrutiny, this will now be Midlands's only

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part time Accident and Emergency department. More than 200 people

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had packed into the extraordinary meeting of it was agreed to shut

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the Department here overnight for three months.

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We have taken this difficult decision on grounds of safety, and

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that is the only reason. The announcement follows continuing

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concerns from the independent health regulator, the Care Quality

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Commission. In June, inspectors warned the hospital to take action

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for over staffing. In September, there were two unannounced visits

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to Accident and Emergency, when inspectors found the department

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shop staffed. By October, it issued a formal warning saying that the

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trust must make improvements. Health campaigners have welcomed

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the decision. Of course, it is nice to have an

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Accident and Emergency department on your doorstep, but if it is not

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safe it will need to close. I believe this decision should have

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been taken a long time ago. A elsewhere in Stafford, there is

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opposition. Please support your local NHS,

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please support at Stafford hospital. Members of the Labour Party have

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started a position campaigning against the closure. -- a petition.

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Like every other hospital that works really well, we will have a

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good hospital. There has also been concern in

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neighbouring hospitals, including the University Hospital in Stoke-

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on-Trent, that they could face closure.

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The board says this book should aid be -- training and recruitment.

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They aim to make sure that an minimum of cases are diverted to

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other hospitals. If a patient was suspected of

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having a stroke or heart attack, generally they are already taken to

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Wolverhampton or the University Hospital, because having centres of

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expertise with more staff leads us to better patient outcomes.

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In spite of today's decision, some families remained to be convinced.

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Ed looks certain there will be a concerted campaign to reinstate the

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24-hour service. Joining us now is the Conservative

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MP for Stafford, Jeremy Lefroy. What's your reaction to this?

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Good evening. I am extremely disappointed that the board has had

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to take this action. By think they had no option today, but it is

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obviously very disturbing for the people of Stafford and surrounding

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area would depend on it. They have had to close it on

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grounds of safety. What can you do about that?

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The safety comes from the lack of consultants, which is both a

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nationwide problem, there are too few A&E consultants available, and

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we're not the lonely hospital suffering from that, but there is

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also the specific difficult to we have in recruiting to Stafford.

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First of all, I would like to acknowledge the incredibly helpful

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support from the Ministry of Defence that has provided us with

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some consultant and nursing staff, but I am working with that the

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trust to support them in recruiting the staff we need to get our be any

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open again full-time as soon as possible. -- our department open

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again. How soon do you think it will be

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possible? The board said today it would be

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three months. Obviously it would be better if it was sooner than that,

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but we will have to wait and see. There is a national problem with

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the shortage of staff, but I want to support them in whatever way I

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can, because we need this department open 247 for the people

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of Stafford and the surrounding area, and clearly there will be

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pressure on other local hospitals have we continue to be closed at

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night. What is being done about this

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national problem of a shortage of consultants?

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I have raised it with ministers, I think we're talking about a long-

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term problem that goes back many years, where in this country we

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have not trained enough doctors. The last Government began to remedy

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that by opening new medical schools, but we have to begin to train more

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of our own doctors and rely less on people coming from overseas.

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Thank you for talking to us. Police are appealing for witnesses

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after a teenager was killed in a road accident. 13-year-old Hope

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Fennell died after she was hit by a lorry on King's Heath High Street

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in Birmingham on Monday just after five in the afternoon. Anyone with

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information is being asked to call the police.

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More pictures of people thought to be involved in the August riots

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have been released by police. They want help to identify suspects.

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Yesterday 70 officers raided addresses in Wolverhampton and

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Birmingham in connection with the disturbances. 15 people were

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arrested. West Midlands Police have now arrested 686 people in

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connection with the riots. If we can identify new, which you

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can see today we can do that, not only locally but people outside the

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West Midlands Police area, one in Staffordshire today, and one in

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west Devon, we will come to get you, we will a rescue and piggy in front

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of the court. -- and puts you in front of the

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court. News International Chairman James

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Murdoch has publicly apologised to the West Bromwich East MP Tom

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Watson after he was spied on by the News of the World. Mr Murdoch told

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the Commons Media Committee that he had not been told about it, and it

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was not acceptable. Mr Watson was on a list which also included the

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Birmingham Ladywood MP Shabana Mahmood and her predecessor, Clare

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Short. I am aware of the case of Sir

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availing Mr Watson, and again under the circumstances I'd apologise

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unreservedly for that. It is not something I would condone, not

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something I had knowledge of, and not something I think has a place

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in the way that we operate. The third public hearing into

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proposed changes to parliamentary constituencies has been taking

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place in Warwick today. Under the Boundary Commission's plans, the

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number of MPs in the region will be cut by five, from 63 to 58.

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Hearings have already been held in Birmingham and Ludlow, with another

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planned next week for Stafford. The public consultation ends on

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December 5th. Business leaders in Coventry say

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they are concerned they could miss out on millions of pounds in

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revenue because of ticketing arrangements for next years

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Olympics. The city is hosting 12 football matches at the Ricoh Arena.

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But with just eight months to go anybody using the official short

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break provider won't be able to book for Coventry and instead are

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likely to be offered events and hotels in London. Kevin Reide has

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The Ricoh arena in Coventry is one of few venues outside London where

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Olympic events will be held - in total a dozen football matches with

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the potential for more than 250,000 fans. But with just eight months to

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go, booking a hotel and ticket deal for Coventry through the official

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short break provider, Thomas Cook, is not possible.

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Good afternoon. Can I book a ticket for Olympic football for Coventry,

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please? And a BBC Coventry and Warwickshire investigation has

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discovered those inquiring for Coventry deals are likely to be

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offered London instead. I called Thomas Cook on three

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occasions, they told me there was nothing available for Coventry,

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instead I could book to see a match at Wembley and book into a hotel in

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London. It is a frustrating situation for

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those hosting the games. Although people say they want the

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Olympics to come to regions outside of London, in practice making that

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happen has proved more challenging, whether it is through bureaucracy

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or commercial agreement. The Ricoh, which has its own hotel,

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has now reached a deal to sell its own packages. But for other hotels

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no such luck. They are not allowed to use the Olympics to advertise

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rooms, and instead will have to wait to see if Thomas Cook selects

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them. I think it is very unfair. The

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Olympics were up to benefit of the country, and all the people very

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much needed, I might say. Unfortunately, it is being kept in

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London and I don't think it is fair. The opportunities are tremendous.

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But many people will go from different countries to sports

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venues in different parts of the world. When they get there, not

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only do they want to experience what they have gone to see, they

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want to experience the area, as well. If they are not going to be

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stopping in Coventry, we stand a chance of living �100 million into

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the economy. Thomas Cook's area meeting Olympic

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officials in December and said they hope to pick hotel and ticket deals

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for commentary on sale them. The weekend is just around the

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corner. We will be told later exactly what to expect in the

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weather. After a week dominated so far by

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cloud, drizzle and rain, you would be forgiven for thinking the

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weekend was to follow suit. But, The Government is facing legal

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action on plans to have the subsidy paid to owners of winter bines and

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solar panels. It says so many people are taking advantage of the

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scheme it has to make changes. Companies here say that sudden

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changes will cost jobs and jeopardise future business. Our

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Environment Correspondent has been investigating and looking at the

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cost of the subsidy. In South Herefordshire, this energy

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company is still trying to take and the News of the Government's recent

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cuts in subsidy for solar power and other renewables.

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We will probably have to make redundancies and hope that

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customers will not have an immediate reaction and feel too

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insecure from the Government's behaviour.

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There is a scramble to get systems installed before December when the

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new tariffs are introduced. We have spent seven days in

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complete turmoil, so we are trying to service to customers on our

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orders at the moment, to work out what to do going forward to look

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after these jobs. It is the huge increase in the

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installation of solar panels that has led the Government to change

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the rules on feed in Paris once again. How much is the subsidy

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costing us? We all pay for it owner energy bills. If the average bill

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is around �1,300, �100 goes to support green measures and energy

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efficiency programmes, and �1 goes to support the feeding carrots.

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Is it still worth installing solar panels? This Kidderminster from

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says yes. He waged a war to get someone to

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fitted within the next six weeks. You may, it is always worth a phone

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call, however you may find the quality may be compromised as a

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result of people doing things have really quickly. If you go to a

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reliable installer, they will be able to offer you something still

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attractive from December onwards. Saw, the month -- next month may be

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a busy one for these companies, but what happens next?

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What happens next, then? To it will be a bit of a scramble, to be

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honest, because everyone is going to try to beat this mid-December

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deadline. The baddies for those going ahead,

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it is not enough to put the solar panels up, they have to be

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registered with your local energy company. That is bureaucracy and

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can take some time, so it is a real rush at the moment.

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Why does the Government so concerned about this? The argument

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is that �1 may become �25 in a few years' time, and more than that, it

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says even then it would not generate enough money because so

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many are installing solar panels to take advantage of this.

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Longer term, I think the except the subsidy would drift down and

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disappear. It is these sudden reverses that makes it hard for the

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companies to plan long-term. The head of the CBI is tonight going to

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call this the latest in a string of own-goals on energy policy for the

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Government. It really is a bit of a mess, to be honest.

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The first round proper of the FA Cup kicks off on Saturday, putting

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full-time professionals against the part-timers of non-League football.

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They include the likes of Stourbridge's poll. He was rejected

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by Wolverhampton and got work as a builder, but on Saturday helped to

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knock out Plymouth Argyle. But the season of mists and mellow

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fruitfulness? Certainly mistake, but if there is one thing that can

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take Paul Mackie's own's mind of the drizzle that is the thought of

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playing Plymouth for the FA Cup. It is an absolute claim massive

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Ford Stourbridge. There is plenty more bricks to lay

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between now and then. Paul plays for Stourbridge, semi-professional.

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He nearly made it as a professional, serving two years as a youth player

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at Wolves. He was released aged 18, but now is far from bitter.

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Towards the end of my two years, it was not really enjoyable, I was

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sitting on the bench and not playing, just training Monday to

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Friday and not playing on a Saturday. At Stourbridge I am

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playing week-in, week-out and enjoying football.

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His boss now is not Mick McCarthy, it is his dad. Paul senior is also

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a big fan. On Tuesday he travelled to Kendal to watch him, and he will

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be among 700 Stourbridge fans at home on Saturday.

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It is an achievement he has never done and it will be great for

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parents and fans to walk and watch their local clean -- local team.

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Three divisions separate Stourbridge and Plymouth, but

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Plymouth are bottom of League Two, having won just twice all season.

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After a narrow victories in the first two qualifying rounds for

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Stourbridge, they thrashed two team's 5-0. Paul may be a part-time

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footballer, but he is still hoping to be in the FA Cup long after the

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last apple has fallen from the Yes, we hope he will be, too.

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But this is one of the great days at this season, or where the non-

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League side to play league sides. It is such an exciting time.

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Players have such hunger to beat them. And it is a good time to play

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Plymouth Argyle, because they are teetering a bit.

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It is the eve of the 11th day of the 11th month, 2011. A time when

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we all remember war dead, and one village will pay tribute to 10 more

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men than usual. They were American airmen who lost their lives in a

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plane crash. Thanks to the painstaking research of two men,

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some of the relatives will travel from America this weekend to pay

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silent tribute. An autumnal day in the village near

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Hereford, but this spot was the scene of carnage in August, 1944.

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An American B24 bomber it crashed, killing all 10 crew members, aged

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20-25. This is roughly the same location

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as this one here. Much of their story remained a

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mystery, until two amateur historians who now live nearby a

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delved into the past. We have managed to get in touch

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with the families of seven of the airmen. We know that three of them

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are married. We believe one of them had a child, a daughter, who be

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have been able to trace. We knew there were from all different

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backgrounds, some farmers, some from university. They came from all

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four corners of the US, as well. The American bomber was on a

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training exercise at the time, but the men will all members of the

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secret 406 night leaflet Squadron. The they used to fly out on their

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own at night with no fighter export -- escort.

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The planes would be painted black and they would drop propaganda

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leaflets over Europe, or supplies to the Resistance, and also agents

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behind enemy lines. John was just 16 when he saw the

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aftermath of the crash. There were bits and pieces

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scattered around. I do remember one thing minus one of the engines had

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come adrift and landed a couple of hundred yards away.

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On Remembrance Sunday, relatives of one of the men who died will join

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villagers who remember the crash to unveil a plaque next to the

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Cenotaph here in Burkill. When silence falls at 11 o'clock,

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they will be remembering men from the village, and 10 from thousands

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of miles away. It seems fitting that, as the

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deaths were a result of where it -- as a result of war, whatever the

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circumstances it was because of war and the died in our village and

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should be remembered. Research at suggests that engine

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failure caused the crash, and, pointedly, it appears that this was

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the young servicemen's first How dreadfully poignant. A really

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emotional day, the family coming in from America, as well.

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Let's find out what the weather is going to be doing for the next few

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It has been mild so far this week, but to look at it has not been

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great. On that front, things will improve. It will become drier,

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brighter and stay quite mild. But, we have a double whammy for low

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pressure. The first one will bring in rain in the next 24 hours, heavy

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rain, and the second arrives during Sunday. And the interim, it will be

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quite quiet over the weekend. We saw some breaks through today, with

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some bright this, but the cloud will fill-in again today, but

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staying largely dry. Where the cloud is lowest over the hills we

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could see some mist and fog patches developing. The cloud does stay

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mild tonight, temperatures around nine or ten Celsius. Everything

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else much the same, quite dull with some rain Kieron Dyer. Waiting in

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the wings we have heavier rain, spilling eastwards through tomorrow

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evening and overnight. Quite a narrow strip of rain, so we should

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not last too long in any one place, but temperatures tomorrow up again

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around 13 or 14 Celsius, but winds will be a little brisker. Tomorrow

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night, the rain heading eastwards, there are heavier bursts in there.

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Another mild night with lows around ten Celsius. The legacy of the rain

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tomorrow night is a few showers on Saturday morning, but it should

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stay dry for much of the weekend, and the best of the sunshine will

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be on Saturday. Highs of 14 Celsius. A look at tonight's main headline

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stored mac heading for another recession in Europe - a stark

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warning from the EU's proper economy official.

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And it is boom time at Jaguar Land Rover - it is recruiting 1,000 new

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Rover - it is recruiting 1,000 new workers.

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Before we reviewed tonight, neck has some news about why he was not

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here last night. I was at an awards dinner in London

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for the Association for International Broadcasting, and

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Midlands Today was nominated for a sports programme we did.

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How did we do? We were highly commended. We got

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this wonderful award, and we were up against problems from Australia,

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Russia, India, programmes that at Wimbledon in 3D, and the judges

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said the BBC provided a thorough insight into the life of a city and

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