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Hello and welcome to Midlands Today. The headlines tonight:

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Police admit there is rising gang tension in Wolverhampton after

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three shootings in 24 hours. We are tackling the gang members and we

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expect to make arrests in the coming weeks.

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Friends try to raise �50,000 to pay the medical bill of a holidaymaker

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badly injured in the Canadian snow. Our town needs help, an MP's plea

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after major job losses hit Kidderminster.

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And Jamaican star Asafa Powell is in town to prove he is still a

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force in world sprinting Good evening. It is always a

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pleasure for me to go somewhere and do something really special,

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especially when I am in the UK. Good evening. Welcome to Friday's

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programme. Three shootings in 24 hours in the

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same city. One man is in hospital after being shot in the legs as

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gang tensions rise. The separate incidents happened across three

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neighbouring areas of Wolverhampton and police say, as a precaution,

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extra officers are on duty. We have been talking to those working with

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youngsters to keep them out of trouble. The shooting in Whitmore

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Reans was followed soon afterwards by another in Monsal Avenue in Park

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Village. This is the third shooting in a single city and a single day.

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I would say, in terms of reassurance, we believe these are

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gang members shooting at a gang members. This is not likely to

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involve a normal members of the public. We are tackling those gang

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members. We have armed police responding to them on the streets

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and we expect to make arrests in the coming days. A shot was fired

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at a house. No-one was hurt. And then yesterday lunchtime, a third

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incident in Showell Road in Low Hill. Again, shots fired at an

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address, no-one injured. But a side from these other incidents, there

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were two other shootings, one in this neighbourhood, last Friday, as

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a wake took place, which some say was connected to a local gang. This

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is a dispute about territory and respect. This charity is one of the

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several groups trying to get peace back on the streets and they say it

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is tense. We are trying to calm things down and resolve the

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situation with the various groups. Very stressful, clearly. We were

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about their safety and the public's as well. The local MP says that

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cool heads must prevail over the weekend. There will be an increased

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police presence in the city. I have spoken to the local authority about

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this and I think it is the case that we need to all pull together

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now to make sure that this violence does not escalate any further.

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is tit-for-tat and it is targeted. But for many it is far too close to

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home. Police arrested two 18-year-old men.

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They remain in custody tonight. And officers are urging any witnesses

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to contact Force CID at Bloxwich police station.

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Still ahead tonight: Reaction from Stoke City after a Spanish wonder

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goal leaves their Europa League hopes hanging in the balance.

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She almost died from horrific injuries. Sara Baker broke her back

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while snowboarding in Canada. But the 30-year-old from Birmingham is

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now facing huge costs if she is to return home for rehabilitation. She

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discovered that her travel insurance had expired, so a

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campaign has been started here to raise up to �100,000 to bring her

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home in a specially-adapted air ambulance.

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This was the moment Sara Baker knew she would survive. In difficult

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conditions, rescuers landed on a glacier to treat the 30-year-old

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after she lost control of her snow board. The edge at the bottom of

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the cliff was a big pit. It was pretty much a 20 ft drop. Sara

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needed surgery to repair crushed vertebrae and she almost severed

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her spine. Whistler is a popular resort and Sara was there helping

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to set-up a restaurant with a friend. But her travel insurance

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had expired. She will have to pay around �50,000 in medical costs, as

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well as an emergency flight home. Back in Birmingham, her friends are

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trying to raise money. She thought she had an annual policy, a silly

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mistake. We have all done it before. We all need to make sure that the

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debt travel insurance and that it is valid, because no one would

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expect a �50,000 bill. Sara's family are with her at her bedside.

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I am just devastated. I feared the worst. All I wanted to do was jump

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on a plane and get here to be with her. I cannot think people enough

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for all of the support that they have given me. I never experienced

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pain at like this ever before. While there is a good chance Sara

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will walk again after months of rehab, she has been told there's a

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possibility she will not be able to have children.

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And you will find more information on the campaign to raise cash for

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Sara on the Midlands Today Facebook page.

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A concrete block was dropped from a bridge over a busy road, hitting a

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passing car in Telford. The incident happened just before 10

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last night on the A442 at the Wombridge Interchange. The driver,

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a 23-year-old man from Worcester, suffered bruised ribs after the

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block hit his car. A 25-year-old man filmed driving

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the wrong way along a busy dual carriageway as his friends cheered

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from the roadside has been banned from the road for three years and

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given a suspended jail term. Steven McInulty, from Coventry, admitted

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dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified. He was filmed

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in Coleshill, Warwickshire by a group of young people gathered on a

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grass verge. We heard earlier this week that

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nearly a quarter of a million people are out of work in the West

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Midlands. And the impact is being keenly felt in Kidderminster. Today,

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the local MP said the Worcestershire town needs to

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attract bigger businesses to stabilise its economy. His call

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follows the announcement of 250 job losses at just two firms in the

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Kidderminster, like many places, is feeling the effects of the

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recession. Empty shops litter the town as the number of its residents

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who are unemployed continues to rise. Sadly, the outlook for

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Kidderminster does not look that bright. In October, a luxury

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boatbuilder cut 37 jobs. Now they have announced 72 or more are to go.

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That is about one-quarter of their entire workforce. And that news

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comes as one of Kidderminster's other main employers has plans to

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cut its workforce by 150 people. But companies say that the Job

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losses are necessary to maintain the long-term future of their

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businesses. Kidderminster has the highest unemployment anywhere in

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Worcestershire. So what can be done? According to Mark Garnier,

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the town's MP the answer is simple, bigger businesses. We need to

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create a vision for the town and the district that says that if you

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wanted to make carpets 20 years ago you could only come to

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Kidderminster. We need to say that if you need to you this or that you

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need to come to Kidderminster. People pay -- the owners of this

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business have been set up since 1995 and they employed many people.

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Last year they had a turnover of a quarter of a million pounds.

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can never have too many small businesses. They are the heart of

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Kidderminster. Small manufacturers will hopefully grow into medium-

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sized and larger businesses. Business has got to start somewhere.

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With more than one in 20 people unemployed in the town, new

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businesses are desperately needed. Now the challenge is to persuade

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them to come. Leading businessman Digby Lord

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Jones has ruled himself out of the race to become Birmingham's first

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elected mayor because he thinks it will be a job without any real

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power. Lord Jones has told the BBC's Sunday Politics programme

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that to make any major political impact, the mayor needs to be in

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charge of the whole West Midlands region. This fabulous opportunity,

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this moment when we could change Birmingham and the West Midlands

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forever, if we do not lift our ambitions up to the horizons of the

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West Midlands as opposed to just Birmingham, we will really miss a

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trick because we have got to get around the world selling the West

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Midlands. It is bigger than Scotland. We have so many

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challengers and people who live in the West Midlands and they do not

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differentiate about where they live and work. They are in a group

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together and I think it should be a mayor of the West Midlands were

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frankly it will fail. A referendum on whether or not to

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have elected mayors will be held in both Birmingham and Coventry in May.

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But while Lord Jones claims the role doesn't go far enough, critics

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say it would actually concentrate too much power in too few hands.

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Here is our Political Editor. They said yes to an elected mayor

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in Stoke-on-Trent, Ali to vote No six years later. -- only to vote No

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six years later. And despite step's epic drama, the man who burst do

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the job here says it is time for Birmingham and Coventry to update

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their local government. The if you are running Stoke City football

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club, I do not think they would say it would be better if it was run by

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a committee. We have leaders and that is why organisations succeed.

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Voters will be asked to choose whether to retain the council

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leader system or replace it with a 10 or Boris figure.

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There are questions. What should be the powers of the mayor? Economic

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regeneration is the Government's big idea, along with things like

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housing and transport. But what would the councillors do?

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Scrutinise the Meyer, of course, but also probably speak up for

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their own local areas, which in turn leads to the question of

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localism. How could the Meyer keep close to local communities well at

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the same time acting as a champion for the City and the wider world?

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Coventry's council has overwhelmingly voted against the

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idea. There is no indication from citizens that that is what they

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want. We could have a further election in November which would

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cost us �130,000. Elected mayors Macey -- may seem a more American

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or presidential. Here, November 15th will bring elections for

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elected mayors potentially amongst other things, and that could be our

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super Thursday. And Patrick joins us now. Does Lord

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Jones have a point? It will be a position without real power?

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The answer to that is that, to some extent, the job would be what the

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candidate he was successful made of it. They will have an opportunity

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during this campaign to sell to the electorate some extra powers beyond

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the defined powers that the Government have set up. There is

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the opportunity for the job to be moulded to a specific requirement.

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Lord Jones is used to the business world. Politicians will say it is

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about a politician -- persuading and bargaining. Peps we know about

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-- we know about the referendums. What do you think the public mood

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We could not find out in the streets to find many people talking

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about the lord mayor on a Friday night, but political watchers think

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that this city will deliver more voters than Coventry.

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Thank you very much. And there will be more on elected

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mayors on the Sunday Politics, from noon on BBC1 High streets may be

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suffering in these times of austerity, but research suggests

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our traditional markets are doing better.

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More than half the market traders questioned in this region say

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they're doing well and have suffered no loss of sales despite

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the economic downturn. Bilston market in the Black Country,

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still a focal point of the community. I'd just like the

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atmosphere. It is still as good as the -- as it has always been.

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very competitive. There are a lot of bargains around. Like most

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markets it has a reputation for cheap goods, and many of the 150 or

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so stall holders here say that is why business is still brisk.

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think it your GP that he will take money. You have got to be cheap. --

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if you are cheap that you will get money. You have got to be cheap.

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A report has found that traders believe that 43 % - a row that 43 %

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of traders believe that sales -- believe that traders... There are

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less people coming out to the market. It might be the way they

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are brought up or because of online shopping. Looking around, it is

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true. Most of the shoppers are middle-aged or older. A if you

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start easing -- losing the younger people then there will be eight

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times that the older generation will pass on you. -- there will be

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a time. It still appears that of many markets are holding their own.

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Still to come on the programme: We're live in Telford as the spirit

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of the Olympics lights up a lantern parade.

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And temperatures reached a balmy12 Celsius in parts of the Midlands

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today. The cold looks like staging a comeback during this weekend...

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But for how long? Join me for all It's time for sport with Dan, with

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football and athletics dominating the agenda tonight.

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Stoke City have it all to do if they are to progress further in the

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Europa League after losing the home leg last night. They lost 1-nil to

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Valencia due to a stunning first half goal. And with the away leg to

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come next week Stoke will now need to spring a real surprise to reach

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the last 16. Just 50 hardy souls made the trip.

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Mind you, when you come from southern Spain, a grey night in the

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Potteries doesn't feel like a holiday. But Valencia's fans knew

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they were following a classy side. Stoke fans were just hoping they

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could raise a few eyebrows and cause a shock. But it soon became

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clear Stoke were up against it. Goalkeeper Asmir Begavic had to

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produce a fine save to keep Stoke level. But there was nothing he

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could do when midfielder Mehmet Topal let fly. This was a truly

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stunning effort. Stoke were left to feed on scraps of possession but

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Peter Crouch nearly equalised in stunning fashion. But they had to

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ride their luck after the break the post and Begavic's hell keeping

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Valencia at bay. Stoke were kept at arms length for most of the game.

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Ryan Shotton's deflected shot was their best effort on target. So now

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Stoke City know they are really up against a class side. The good news

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is they are only one goal down. do not think we played our best

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tonight. We'd done OK. Hopefully we will get a win on the back of

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Crawley. Now we have been up against them we will do better next

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time. Never giving up hope, never. I am looking forward to Crawley on

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Sunday. Second leg, maybe get a goal, extra time. I had been

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watching this team for over 50 years so I know what it is like.

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You do not give up hope on anything. Stoke will have 2,300 fans cheering

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them on in Valencia next week. On the evidence of last night they

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will need them to be in good voice. I think that for the first 50

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minutes Stoborough great and everybody appreciated what a great

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goal that first one was. -- Stoke were agreed. There was a bit of

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pressure. I think the atmosphere never really kicked on because

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Valencia was so good. It was a fight to the death.

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Stoke are playing Crawley this weekend. Valencia will be playing

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Barcelona. The Birmingham City manager Chris

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Hughton is promising to put everything into pulling off an FA

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Cup shock at Chelsea tomorrow. They are up against it as main strikers

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Nikola Zigic and Marlon King will both miss the game because of

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injury. But the manager is keen to make it a day to remember for

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players and fans alike. It Wiz -- I think it is one that has filled us

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with excitement. We are going to be going down to the quality of what

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Chelsea have. We have 3,000 supporters going and they have been

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wonderful on the road for us this season. It is one I am looking

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forward to. Former Blues boss Steve Bruce today

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made his pitch for the vacant manager's job at Wolves Bruce, who

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was sacked by Sunderland in November, is on the interview

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shortlist to replace Mick McCarthy at Molineux, with the club

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insisting they are on course to have a new manager before their

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next game at Newcastle. The bookies favourite for the post remains Alan

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Curbishley. One of the world's fastest men

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breezed into Birmingham today and promised athletics fans something

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special at the National Indoor Arena this weekend. The Jamaican

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sprinter Asafa Powell has been talking to Ian Winter. Slowly he

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amble along, but do not be fooled, he is quite quick. The last time he

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was in Birmingham he said a record at the Alexander Stadium. -- set a

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record. I always try to do something special when I am in the

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UK. They love me and I love the crowd as well. And you are going to

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be back here in the summer for the training camp to London 2012.

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is a start. It is a kind of a teaser for the upcoming Olympics.

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Tomorrow, over 60 metres, he will be one of the biggest attractions

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at the Grand Prix. The next will be Mo Ferre, who won the 5,000 metres

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in Birmingham next -- bustier, and went on to be world champion.

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His run last year brought the indoor arena to its feet. Not on

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the debt he said a new European record, but he also knocked 10

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seconds of a British record that stood for 29 years. It was really

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dead. That record had been there for a while and then I broke it. --

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that was really good. How conscious of you -- of the crowd are you?

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is going to be good. The Olympics is just 161 days away, so now it is

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getting serious. It promises to be another great

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meeting. And there will be full coverage of

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the athletics on BBC 1 and BBC West Midlands tomorrow afternoon and on

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the BBC sport website. No excuse for missing it.

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The Olympic Torch arrives in our region on Wednesday May 23, with an

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overnight stop in Cheltenham. And, as excitement starts to build, a

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special lantern procession is being held tonight in Telford with an

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Olympic Torch bearer leading the way. Joanne Writtle is there for us

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now, Joanne. As you can see, hundreds of people

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have turned out here tonight. They are here for the parade in Telford.

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The event kicks off a month of celebrations to mark the Olympics

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and Paralympics, and one, the guests of honour is a particularly

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special teenager. Sarah Thomas will be an official Olympic torch bearer.

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Her nomination came about because she is a carer and she acts as a

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mouthpiece for others who are carers. She has been described as a

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true inspiration. Sarah Thomas has spent most of her

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18 years caring for her mother who has multiple sclerosis. Learning

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she was going to be an Olympic torch bearer left her speech was

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also a up I cannot even remember my reaction. I was -- speechless. I

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cannot even remember my reaction. From an early age, Sarah Laird

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domestic tasks, and also does charity work. It is like our roles

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have been reversed. She is the mum and she tells me what to do and

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advises me. But being different has had its drawbacks. When I was in

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primary school I got quite badly bullied because people would see my

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mother in a scooter and think of weakness. I asked a friend, Wyken

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your mother walk? -- why is your mother able to walk? I could see

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that my mother could not walk and struggled more and other people

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went to work and did not struggle. She met the Prime Minister as part

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of her campaign work, lobbying for the needs of young carers. Every

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week, she also volunteers at this market selling products for

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disabled people. I do not dislike anything I do. I enjoy volunteering

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and looking after mum and going to college and hopping my dad to an

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extent. I do not find any of a hardship. I think most for young

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carers would say the same thing. She is also working with her dad

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who is also suffering from a ditch and a tray of -- degenerative

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disease. And Sarah joins us now.

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Congratulations on being named a torch bearer. You must be very

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proud? A thank you very much. Yes, I am proud. What does it mean to

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you? It was a complete surprise when I was told and it is such a

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massive once-in-a-lifetime thing that I cannot even fathom the

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meaning of it. It is amazing. had a number of nominations. You

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even got one from a complete stranger who might you on a train.

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You obviously create quite an impression. I must have done

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somehow. We are friends now. It was such a surreal experience just to

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be nominated who only knew my name and my college. They must have

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known a little bit more! What does it mean to your parents? I know

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that they are both very proud. I know that mum and dad have always

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helped me with my charity work and I know they are really happy about

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it. They did not lick -- like keeping it a secret from me. I

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think they are proud parents. sure that they are a. Have a

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marvellous time. Had a good night and think you for talking with us.

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-- have such a good night and thank Now for a look at the weather. I

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think you will barely have time to reach for the thermostat before the

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mild air comes back again. A mild start to the weekend and then a

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spell of squally rain tomorrow. Then it will turn briefly cold. A

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mild start to the weekend and staying very mild this evening.

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There will be some cloud that will produce the odd spit and spot of

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drizzle. Temperatures will drop no lower than six or seven Celsius.

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The mild air his burly -- firmly in place for tomorrow morning. There

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is a dividing line between mild air and some much colder air coming in

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from the North West. There are going to -- is going to be some

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very heavy rain in some areas tomorrow, a company by some very

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strong winds. Some places will brighten up but the cold air will

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flood in from the North. It will feel quite chilly and quite fresh.

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With the cold air continuing to dig its heels in, tomorrow night will

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see a widespread frost. That could give as a bed of a problem with ice

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as we go into Sunday morning. - regarded as a bit of a problem. --

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give us a bit of a problem with ice as we go into Sunday morning. The

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cold air will not last. The mild air will return with the south-

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westerly winds. It will turn more unsettled but the cold will return

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just briefly. A look at tonight's main headlines:

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A look at tonight's main headlines: Rupert Murdoch confirms plans for a

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new newspaper, saying the Sun on Sunday will launch very soon. And

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