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It welcomed to Look North. The headlines: Jailed for a minimum of

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34 years - the man he beat an elderly couple to death in their

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Wolverhampton home. It is so hard to grasp that your

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grandparents have been murdered. You would never put of those

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sentences together. On track at last - the green light

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is given to run metro drums through Birmingham city centre. We have

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effectively secured �75 million from government. We can now start

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construction. There may be budget cut but we can

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still cope with any future riots, say police.

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And a big night as Spanish giants Valencia warm-up for their clash

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with Stoke City. It will be a great, Good evening. Her family have been

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talking of their grief at losing an elderly couple to a brutal killer.

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This afternoon, Ireneusz Bartnowski was found guilty of the murder of a

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devoted couple Giuseppe and Caterina Massaro in their

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Wolverhampton home. They had been beaten and stabbed during a robbery.

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The judge said he had almost been moved to tears by the anguish

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Bartnowski had caused. The pain the cobbles of that in the dying

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moments was almost unimaginable, he said. The couple's bodies were

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found by their granddaughter, who has been talking about the impact

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on the family. Giuseppe and Caterina Massaro came

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to the UK in the 1960s from Italy to start a new life. Alive which

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ended horrific the last year. -- a life. They were battered and

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stabbed to death by 22-year-old Polish Matt -- National Ireneusz

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Bartnowski at their Wolverhampton home. He was sentenced to a minimum

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of 34 years in jail. We are so relieved that justice has been done,

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and that is all we can say. Justice has been done and that is all we

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want. Many of the UK Massaro family, including their granddaughter, were

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at Wolverhampton crown court while the sentence was passed. She was

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the first to go to her grandparentss' home and sensing

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something was wrong, she dialled 999. I was walking up the stairs

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and I literally just pushed the door, and I saw my granddad first.

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I walked round and saw my grandmother. The paramedic asked if

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they were breathing and I said, "may be they are still all right

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and I can do something". I touched them and they were called. That is

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just something that... You know, a granddaughter should never have to

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do. The Massaros were popular and well known in Wolverhampton.

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Flowers were laid at their home after their murders last April.

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They are remembered fondly and much missed by everyone. It messes with

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your head how scared they must have been. I have been listening to

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Italian music and it reminds me of my grandparents and when I hear it,

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I break down because I miss them so much. Bartnowski will be at least

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56 before he is allowed free. His actions have left a devoted couple

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dead and a family traumatised. Ben Ando is still at Wolverhampton

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Crown Court. A deeply distressing case, Ben, with some strong remarks

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from the judge. Yes, I have covered many trials at many courts and I

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cannot recall seeing many judges as angry as the judge in this case was

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here in Court Number Three at Wolverhampton. He said to Ireneusz

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Bartnowski, "knew that all humanity. You are evil beyond belief. This

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was cold-blooded murder". When he talked about the victim impact

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statement from the couple's granddaughter, who we heard from

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there, he said that had moved him almost to tears and he put his

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finger on what is perhaps the most awful aspect of this case when he

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said, "the fear and pain they must have felt in their dying minutes is

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unimaginable". He was given an extremely long sentence. Yes, at

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least 34 years. The judge made it plain that this is not half of 34

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years or two thirds of 34 years. He said he would serve at least 34

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years of prison before he was even eligible for parole. This is a

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young man of 22, Ireneusz Bartnowski, who will not now be

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freed until he is at least 56 years old. Some of the details of the

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case are quite bizarre, including the killer going back the day after.

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Yes, CCTV from a garage opposite beat me tos' House shows that

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Bartnowski went back the day after the killer looking for more things

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to steal. He stole two televisions that were sold for �200 and a car

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that was later abandoned. Thanks for your company. Later in

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the programme: Howard new mums and dads could be breaking the law,

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through no fault of their own. The go-ahead has been given today

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for trams to run through the centre of Birmingham. The project is seen

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as crucial to Birmingham's future image, as it competes with other

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cities in this country and in Europe. It will cost �28 million,

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half of which is from the Department of Transport. 1,300 new

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jobs will be created and by 2015, but first of a fleet of new trams

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will be running. Let's go to our Environment Correspondent. When was

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the last time we had trams in Birmingham city centre? It was back

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in the 1950s. They are now returning to the city centre. This

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is the point in Birmingham where the tram to Wolverhampton stops at

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the moment. Let's see why the extension will take the route. It

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will push south and then turn it right to end up in front of

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Birmingham New Street station. Let's talk to the man who can tell

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us more about it. We have heard about the money and the jobs - what

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else will it bring to this part of the city? It is about delivering

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for passengers and business. For passengers in the Black Country, it

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means that with 20 new trams, we can give them an enhanced, better

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service with more Trans every hour. Businesses have been asking for

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this extension because it will bring �50 million of economic

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activity to the region. For people who take buses on Corporation

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Street, you are shifting those to make room for the trams. That is a

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bad deal for bus users. We are delivering for businesses in

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Corporation Street because they want to thrive there and they feel

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that the tram will allow those businesses to have a better deal.

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It will bring a lot of people by tram into Corporation Street, so

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they will benefit that way. For bus passengers, we are moving them out

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of Corporation Street but they will still have the convenience of being

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right in the middle of the city. the height, Birmingham had 800

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trams. We will have 20 of this new fleet.

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The extension of the Midlands Metro may be seen by some as yet another

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example of Birmingham playing catch-up with its greatest northern

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rival, Manchester. Today's Times newspaper says Manchester, not

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Birmingham, now deserves to be seen as the second city. As a political

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editor is with us. Does Birmingham have ground to make up? Is the

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Metro part of that? Does city- centre trams have become a symbol

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of ways in which Manchester is seen to have stolen a march on

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Birmingham. The marketing people here have been doing their best

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event that off, pointing out that article in the New York Times,

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which places Birmingham in the top 20 worldwide destinations, the

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respected Mercer's quality of life guide, which places Birmingham

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second only to London in the UK quality of life rankings, with more

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Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else outside the capital.

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It sounds like a political leaders have their work cut out to get this

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message across. It they have, and they are planning a major eventer

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Westminster, hosted by the City of Westminster Council. That is where

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Birmingham will be fighting back with things like the New Street

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station, the airport redevelopment, which will be enshrined in the UK

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aviation strategy in March, and other things like the City of

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Birmingham Library and the orchestra. We are hosting American

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and Jamaican athlete in the run-up to the Olympics and it is fair to

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say our football teams have some making up to do against their

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Mancunian counterparts! We will be able to cope with any

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future riots or disorder, despite serious budget cuts - that was the

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message from the man at the helm of West Midlands Police Authority.

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Derek Webley spoke out after a meeting where it was revealed that

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the West Midlands force now has a higher percentage a riot trained

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officers and London's Metropolitan Police. The details were revealed

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in a final report on last summer's riots.

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Three nights of riots across the West Midlands last summer. These

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are just some of the scenes. Disorder broke out in Birmingham,

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or Wolverhampton, Cape Hill and West Bromwich. So far, 750 people

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have been arrested and will than 300 charged. -- 760. That is

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according to Chris Sims, presenting his final report to the police

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authority. But at a time of �120 million of budget cuts, how does

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the chairman think the force would coping future? I am confident, in

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spite of those budget cuts and the challenges that we face, that the

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police service - in terms of the broader context of aid being

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available from other forces - will be able, though it is difficult to

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address the issues. 2,200 West Midlands officers on riot trained -

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26% of them. That is more, proportionately, than the

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Metropolitan Police. This hairdresser stood defiantly outside

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her Wolverhampton shop, defending it against the terror. Today, it

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was business as usual for her - are the only difference being the many

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bravery awards decorating the walls. In her view, though, more guidance

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is needed for young people. They are bored. They need to have more

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apprenticeships for these kids. When they leave school, get them

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something to do. When they are staying at home and doing nothing,

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they lose interest completely. They have no interest in and nothing so

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they don't care. The Mailbox in Birmingham was a target, too. Today,

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outside the same building, an academic said there were wider

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social issues. It was not just unemployed people or people who

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don't have a stake in society, in terms of a job or the institutions.

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It was also people with jobs, so it is really about that idea about

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what are the social problems? What are the social issues, and how do

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we bring people into society? Investigations into the rioting

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continued and the second largest police force in the country say

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they are prepared and ready for any future problems, despite cutbacks.

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Later in the programme: The Birmingham riots on stage, but is

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it too soon to make a drama out of such a sensitive subject?

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Smuggled alcohol worth more than �1 million has been seized in Coventry.

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Customs officers raided a warehouse in the City on Tuesday and found

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more than 91 litres of vodka and more than 63,000 litres of beer. It

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is estimated at the hall would have abated more than �1 million in tax.

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The President of the Royal Academy of Arts has called on the

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government help save the Wedgwood collection in North Staffordshire.

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Christopher Le Brun and 18 other academics have written a letter

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asking for help to defend 10,000 pieces in the collection from being

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sold to plug a pensions black hole. The hunt for the rightful owners of

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a memorial plaque stolen for a scrap value in Wednesbury has taken

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a step forward. It is dedicated to members of the Welch family, who

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served in the army. Last night, we heard from police who want to trace

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the family. He was have contacted us to say it may be from one of

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Still more to come including a huge night for Stoke City. A discount to

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the last 32 in the Europa League. Stoke City against Valencia and the

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manager said it could be one of the biggest night in their history.

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But the heat is on for Stoke City in more ways than one, temperature

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is rising and we will have more for New mums and dads are facing long

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delays to officially register their baby's birth. Parents must register

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within seven weeks or risk a �200 fine. The problems at the

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Birmingham Registry Office mean that many parents could break the

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law through no fault of their own. Baby just there is four weeks old.

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This is how he and his mum spent most of their mornings. -- baby

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Jasper. Officially he does not exist because his parents have not

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been able to register the birth. didn't think we would have a

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problem for a moment so when we rang to book Jasper's in first baby

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could not get through and then when we did get through eventually, it

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was a long time before the appointment, the first one was

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available. The losses parents must register their baby's birth within

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42 days. The earliest appointment offered to Jenny was in March, a

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total of 41 days after Jasper arrived. One practical thing for a

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parent, you can't apply for a job benefit before the birth

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certificate so that is one thing but it is not great, it is not

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something you anticipate. Outside the register office in Birmingham,

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we met another couple who had faced similar problems. Catherine and

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Adam have registered baby Irish this morning but also faced a long

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delay. -- baby iris. We registered her to date so it has taken as five

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weeks. There in a statement, Birmingham City Council told us

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around 34,000 births and deaths arm raised -- are registered each year.

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The statement from the council also said that due to a reduction in

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maternity services in both Sandwell and Solihull, more babies are being

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born here in Birmingham and that is only increasing the pressure on

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staff here at the register office. But one of the city's MPs says the

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way they are doing it is not working. The General Registry

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Office suggested that Birmingham should improve its service by

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offering appointments rather than having a queue. A queue is more

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efficient because you deal with more people over a period of time.

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While the backlog is cleared, parents are being assured they will

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Back to last summer's riots and they are the background for a new

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play that looks at what happened through the eyes of three ordinary

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couples. Written by a former journalist who witnessed events

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first-hand but just a few months after the turmoil, is this a

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suitable subject for a stage play when memories are still raw for so

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many people? You're just making yourself a

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target. To defend by property? a play depend -- depicting one of

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the worst night in Birmingham for The play focuses on the lives of

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three very ordinary but very different couples. Just going about

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their daily routine and examines how they become embroiled in the

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riots and the effect it has upon their lives. We have deliberately

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avoided the extremes, people died during the riot and we did not

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concentrate on that. We have concentrated on the middle of the

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road, normal people and how they were affected by the riots. Riot

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was written in conjunction with former students from Birmingham

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School of Acting who formed the Studio Three Theatre Company. Their

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aim - to explore the thin line between order and chaos.

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The girls are carrying off a television. The riots so fresh in

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people's memories, the question is if this is a suitable subject for a

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drama. The drought history, theatre has reflected the social happenings

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of the time -- throughout history. Even back as far as Shakespeare,

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you are looking at a record of the times those people lived in. This

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is really no different. With such a controversial subject, there is

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hoped that the community will see that it will reflect the positive

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aspects. Labelling answers would always inflame so if we stay away

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from that I am sure it will be something that will be thought-

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provoking and perhaps help people to reflect on what our society is

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like. Opening next week at the Old Joint Stock Theatre in Birmingham,

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it promises to be a night of And you can see Riot at the Old

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Joint Stock Theatre on Temple Row in Birmingham on the 24th and 25th

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February. This weekend some of the biggest

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names in athletics will be in Birmingham for the Aviva Grand Prix

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for the Americans and Jamaicans and it will be chance for them to spend

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time in the city where they will be for the Olympics. Our reporter has

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met some of the world's best there will be -- will be calling

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Birmingham home. Jamaican sprinter Michael freighter

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and American hurdler Danielle Carruthers were given a quick tour

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by Hannah England. City resident from one of the UK's top middle-

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distance runners. I love it, that the UK public are getting behind

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this. My two main training venues are the university and the

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Alexander Stadium Sellafield like I am closely linked to that and I

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can't wait until they go and play use the facilities. The Aviva Grand

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Prix will be at the National Indoor Arena and it will give the athletes

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a chance to get a feel for the city. I visited the bitter that he where

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we will be staying and everything seems to be focused. We should

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enjoy it and it should be enjoyable. But the Jamaicans and Americans

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will be based in Birmingham for a couple of weeks -- both the

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Jamaicans which means they will have plenty of downtime to spend

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The main goal is to train. At that point you have done everything you

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can do to make sure you will fit. Now it is time to relax and let

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your mind relax. Birmingham will be great for that.

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COMMENTATOR: He is looking at Tyson gay, it is Usain Bolt and again he

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has done it again! So don't be surprised if in July you see this

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man taking a stroll along the canals of Birmingham. Most people

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in Birmingham will see these guys wandering around town, in and out

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of restaurants. So it actually is a great city that suits everybody.

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All the athletes competing this weekend still have to qualify for

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the Olympics but for those in Jamaican and American colours, they

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will be hoping that they will get to see the sights of Birmingham

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Usain Bolt strolling along the banks of the canal, what a thought.

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Staying on the Olympic team, there are just 162 days to go now before

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the start of the Games in London. For the next four games, Britain's

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top cyclists will experience their top action at the new Olympic bell

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at Rome. The latest round of the World Cup is a test event for the

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venue -- Bella drome. We are represented by Andy Tennant and

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Jess Varnish. It is a nice atmosphere when you walk in and the

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track feels really really smooth, it is a really new building as well

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so I get a good feeling when I walk in there.

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On to football, a big night at the Britannia Stadium. Stoke City

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taking of Valencia, a club with a real European pedigree. Our

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reporter is there. This is where the Europa League gets exciting.

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think so. If you look at the teams left, teams like Ajax, Manchester

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United, clubs who have done very well in Europe's top competitions.

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Stoke City, Valencia, and Tony Pulis says tonight will be one of

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the greatest in Stoke's history. After a group stage exploring the

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far corners of Europe, Stoke City have now got the glamour tie that

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the fans craved. The Potteries are buzzing. The games we have had at

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our place, the atmosphere has been great and what we have done so far,

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you can double that on Thursday night because they will know that

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we are up against it. They are at their best when they are the

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underdogs. On the fans believe they can exploit the underdog status.

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Fantastic. By its hope Stoke win! I am sure they will. -- let's hope.

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They may snick it in. I'm not sure they are ready for that kind of

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game. Stoke City, 60-0. Let's hope it is 3-2, two Stoke. This will be

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stirred's 50 the game in Europe. Plenty have played 100 and this

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competition alone -- Stoke's 15th game. Valencia were trying to get

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TRANSLATION: It is not just our souls who are aware of Stoke City's

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style of play, we set a lot of fear about these teams. Stoke are feared

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among European teams. But Stoke obviously fancied their

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chances, a blank signed on the signpost waiting for the next

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The fans are obviously very excited, a big turnout expected I expect.

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Absolutely. The Stoke fans have really embraced the European

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adventure. Remember Stoke played their first game back on July 20th

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and the fans have turned out to see the games and have been rewarded

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because the club have played superbly, only losing once and that

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did not matter because they did so well in the group stage. But in the

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leak, the form is a bit grim. -- in the league. Yes, but they have had

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two FA Cup games with tricky ties away from home. A bit of a blip in

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the lead in the autumn and they still played well in Europe then.

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Hopefully they can stay on course. They are at Crawley Town, and if

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they beat Valencia, they will play Barcelona, a bit of a contrast!

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For that match, it should be OK. A bit of Spanish influence, I don't

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think Valencia will like it but we have got lows of seven Celsius but

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ten Celsius at the match for the mob built up areas and a bit of

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drizzle for the match. It will not make the match too slippery. A rain

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of line to the north-west and that will affect Northern patches and

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also the western side of the region. Elsewhere further south, a lot of

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cloud and dry. Temperatures down to around seven Celsius in the north,

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around eight Celsius the further damage will you go. -- the further

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south you go. A lot of cloud, the front is struggling South and a bit

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damp for northern part of the region and also the West but we

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will start to see temperatures rising to around 10 or 11 Celsius,

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into double figures. These two cold fronts moving down into the self

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later on tomorrow and into Saturday will finally bring that rain

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southwards so tomorrow night not much in it between tonight and

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tomorrow night, still a lot of cloud and damp, chilly stuff there.

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Temperatures like tonight down to around seven or eight Celsius. For

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Saturday itself we are looking at fairly wet weather, and that will

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clear up to showers later on and behind that front, colder air so by

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that time you will see it kick in and temperatures starting to

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decrease. By Saturday night we are looking at widespread frosts and by

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Sunday, it is dry, fairly sunny but much colder. Temperatures half up

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Unbelievable, the English weather. A look at tonight's main headlines.

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More powers for Scotland, David Cameron makes a new offer in the

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devolution debate. And a devoted couple murdered in

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their own home, their killer is jailed for a minimum of 34 years.

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And going back to the football, there will be full match commentary

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on Stoke City's tie against Valencia on BBC Radio Stoke with

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