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Hello and welcome to Midlands Today with Nick Owen and Mary Rhodes. The

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headlines tonight: A community in shock after a 92-year-old great

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grandfather is found murdered in his home in the Black Country.

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scared to let the kids or old, scared to go out myself. It's is a

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close community with a school just down the road. A simple act of

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remembrance to mark the start of the Falklands conflict, 30 years

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ago today. Did the white elephant turn into a

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cash cow? The ICC celebrates 21 years at the heart of Birmingham.

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It is probably the most important building built in Birmingham in the

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20th century. And a nice problem to have, the

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wildlife charity that suddenly Good evening and welcome to

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Monday's Midlands Today from the BBC. Tonight, a murder

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investigation has been launched after a 92 year old man was found

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dead in his Black Country home. Police officers have spent the day

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at the home of William Davis, carrying out forensic

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investigations after his body was discovered yesterday evening. Liz

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Copper reports. William Davis was 92 and a great grandfather. His

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death is being treated as a murder investigation. Officers were called

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to his home on Hobley Street at Willenhall in the Black Country

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yesterday evening. As police teams arrived to begin their

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investigations, families living nearby expressed their horror.

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is disgraceful. I have got two young babies here, it is ridiculous.

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I am scared to let the kids out. is a close community with a school

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just down the road, it is horrifying. Police have said it is

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understandable this death has caused shock and upset. They say

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they are doing all they can to reassure the public. And to quell

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anxieties, police are putting extra officers on the beat. We drafted

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out a letter specifically for the local residents, just to give them

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an outline as to what happened, and what we are doing about it. We have

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got the local beat bobbies who know a lot of the local community and

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they are knocking on doors, reassuring people where they can.

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Detectives say their investigation will be painstaking. Forensics

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teams have worked throughout the day and are likely to remain here

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for some considerable time. Officers have also been carrying

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out house to house inquires and have been scouring gardens and

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nearby properties for evidence. Police are urging anyone with

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information about this investigation to come forward and

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help the inquiry team. And with us now is our special

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correspondent, Peter Wilson. The death of a very vulnerable

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pensioner is always distressing. We've seen a number of similar

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incidents over the past 12 months - is this something we should be

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concerned about? A lot of people in the West Midlands will be

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scratching their head saying haven't we heard this before? This

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time last year an elderly couple from Wolverhampton the Massaros

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were murdered in their own home. Earlier this year in Handsworth

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Wood, the Kolars, another married couple again were killed by a man

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attempting to steal from their home. Now, none of these murders are

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linked. Today's incident involving Mr Davis is still ongoing and an

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exact cause of death is still to be announced. But it's extremely rare

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to be attacked in your home. What else are the police saying? They

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want to remind people that figures released last week showed that

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crime was falling across the West Midlands with 20,000 fewer victims

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than the previous year. And that included 3,000 fewer victims of

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burglary and more than 200 fewer victims of the most serious types

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of violence. Thanks for joining us this evening. Later in the

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programme: From Solihull to Sudan, find out how a Midlands invention

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could help thousands get switched A candle's been lit at the National

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Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to mark the thirtieth anniversary

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of the start of the Falklands conflict. Veterans and relatives

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gathered at Alrewas today for a brief service of remembrance and to

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see how work's progressing on a new memorial to those killed, which is

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due to be completed in May. Our Defence Correspondent Caroline

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Wyatt is at Alrewas now. It must have been a poignant occasion this

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morning, Caroline. It was indeed. We saw veterans but also of the

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families of those who died gathered here in the chapel at the memorial

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to light a candle in the memory of the dead that will burnt until June

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14th, the day the Argentinians surrendered. I have here the events

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officer - what was the thinking behind the ceremony today? This was

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an opportunity for people from all walks of life, the veterans, their

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families, general visitors, to pay their respects and show they

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remember. You are also building a new memorial that will be open some

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time in May? This has been instigated by the Atlantic Medal

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Association and it will be dedicated on Sunday 20th May with

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500-600 veterans in attendance. will include things like stones

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from the Falklands itself. It is built along the same lines as one

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built in Falklands Bay, yes. important you think it is for

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veterans to come to remember on this day? I think they will be

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warmed by the feeling and the turnout of people supporting them

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in their events, and that goes a long way to helping them,

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encouraging them, and helping them get over what they have been

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through. A poignant ceremony indeed, and many more of those services

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over the next few days and weeks. A jury's heard claims that a father

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credited with helping end last summer's riots punched a man to the

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ground after accusing him of staring at his wife. Tariq Jahan

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allegedly assaulted Sajjad Ali last July after an argument on a street

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in Handsworth in Birmingham. He denies causing grievous bodily harm

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with intent and the trial is continuing. Mr Jahan appealed for

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calm following the death of his son and two other men outside a petrol

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station in Winson Green last August. Workers at a steel manufacturing

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company in north Warwickshire say they're uncertain of their future

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after they were turned away from work this morning. The staff at

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Condek near Coleshill were asked to come in at 7am, but were then sent

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home amid rumours the firm had gone into administration. Some workers

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claim they haven't been paid and they've not been offered redundancy.

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Nobody at the firm was available for comment. We have all got

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families and kids. With the credit crunch now, we have to take it from

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there. There has been no communication, they have kept us in

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the dark and we need to know. children's department at Walsall

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Manor Hospital was a "basket case two years ago, in danger of

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permanently damaging the organisation and in danger of being

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taken over," an industrial tribunal has heard today. A senior doctor

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who whistleblew over safety is claiming unfair dismissal and

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discrimination. Our health correspondent, Michele Paduano

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reports. Dr David Drew seen here with his wife was head of the

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children's department at Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust for seven years.

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He tried to resign from the role and was refused. Four months later,

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he was removed after he raised concerns about safety. It followed

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a report into the death of Kyle Keen. Dr Drew questioned the

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competence of a colleague who sent him home a week before he has

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murdered by his step father. Dr Drew also complained about cutting

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27 nurses to save money. One safeguarding nurse said there had

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been three overdoses on the ward. I first met Dr Drew when he

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whistleblew after babies and small children became hypothermic two

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winters running after the heating systems failed in the old hospital.

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I can't stand by and see patients subjected - and parents - to this

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kind of risk, and to this kind of discomfort. An independent review

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of the paediatric service in Walsall found largely in Dr Drew's

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favour. His suspension was wrong, the department was poorly led and

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the environment was toxic. Although his former boss Sue James praised

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Dr Drew as a doctor and a leader, she personally characterised him as

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the biggest risk to the department going forward. His releasing of the

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findings of the independent review was said to have undermined her.

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The trust offered Dr Drew money to go, he refused and was then

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disciplined. Ms James said that David was "part of the problem and

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not a victim of the problem." He had not apologised as the review

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intended, and his language was verbose. His sacking on her last

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day in the job meant the new chief executive, "would not be weighed

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down in the same way that my time in the last two years had been

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weighed down by this issue." Dr Drew claims he could not accept the

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review findings because it said that he should refrain from using

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religious references. The case continues.

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21 years ago today, the International Convention Centre in

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Birmingham opened its doors. Two decades on and it's generated �1.5

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billion for the city's economy. Along with the Symphony Hall, which

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was opened at the same time, it's credited with helping to rejuvenate

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the centre of Birmingham. Ben Sidwell's been looking back over 21

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successful years. In the late 1980s, Birmingham

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didn't have a lot going for it. was a city you avoided. There were

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very few cultural highlights in Birmingham. Bingley Hall, the

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city's exhibition centre, had been destroyed by fire, but from the

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ashes came a building that helped change the look and fortunes of

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Birmingham. However, at the time not everyone seemed in favour.

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not against development, but I must confess I felt terribly de --

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demoralised when I saw the plans. I said I thought it was an

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unmitigated disaster. 21 years later and the International

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Convention Centre has hosted more than 6000 events and brought in

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over �1.4 billion to Birmingham's economy. When we opened in 1991, it

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was not here but now it is a vibrant atmosphere. We only have

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two restaurants within walking distance, we now have over 100. We

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also have over 6000 hotel bedrooms. It has been the key to the

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regeneration of the city. Symphony Hall also opened in April

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1991. In its 21 years, more than ten million people have come

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through the doors. I always say it is probably the most important

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building built in Birmingham in the 20th century. It galvanised the

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people of the city, the pride they have in creating something which is

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truly one of the best of its kind in the world. Many of the greatest

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musicians have performed here on this stage. But probably the

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highlight of the whole 21 years was in May 1998. Right here in the

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centre of the ICC, the eight most powerful men in the world gathered

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for the G8 summit. Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin and Tony Blair

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bringing the eyes of the world to the heart of Birmingham. Today

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staff gathered to mark the birthday, with planning already underway to

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make sure future years are as successful as the the first 21. And

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our business correspondent Peter Plisner is at the ICC tonight.

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Peter, it really has been a terrific success despite early

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When it was first build many dubbed it a White Elephant, but 21 years

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on most would say it has been successful and its put Birmingham

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on the international map. The ICC stages more than 400 events per

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year and that brings in around 300,000 delegates and according the

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estimates that means an �85 million boost to the region's economy every

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year. With me to chat more about both the ICC and Syphony Hall is

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Sir Bernard Zissman, the former Lord Mayor of Birmingham and the

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man who led the team which developed this venue. So, has the

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ICC been as successful as you imagined, or has it been a White

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Elephant? It has been an outstanding success, not just for

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the city, but for the people of Birmingham. How has it been a good

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use of ratepayers money? A absolutely. For the business

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community of Birmingham, the people of Birmingham, it has been

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unbelievable. For it has created jobs. In it has also been a

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catalyst for a lot of development around the city centre, hasn't it?

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Yes, and their initial foundation of the new development of

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Birmingham, that is what today's. And what has been your favourite

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event? The most famous event was the G8 conference, it brought 3000

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press from around the world. It was that particular event which was

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everybody's favourite. And to celebrate the 21st birthday of the

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ICC and Symphony Hall there will be a special free family event this

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Saturday called Curious Sounds in Curious Spaces.

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Still to come in tonight's programme: The Staffordshire

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charity that dropped lucky thanks to comedian Alan Carr.

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With temperatures slipping and snow on the way, we have gone from

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summer to winter in a week. What's A firm in Solihull's been given an

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award after creating a solar generator which could transform

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life for people in developing countries. Aceon Solar is now

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planning to take on three more staff with the intension of a very

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rapid expansion to more than 40, as worldwide sales increase. Sarah

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Falkland reports. 16 million people use mobile phones

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in Ghana, but only six million have access to electricity. It is a fact

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this Solihull entrepreneur likes to quote, and a reason he finally got

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his prototype solar generator off his desk. Law and behold, in

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Nairobi have played through a meeting there was a power cut. No

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problems, I can run your computer and lighting, which I did. I was

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known as Solar man! Solar Man came home, persuaded his dad to come out

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of retirement and the bank to give him a hefty loan. And here we have

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it. There is a Solar Panel over here, but it is portable, suitcase

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style. It creates 12 volt electricity. There is an inverter

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in here, which turns it into 240 volts, which means it can power

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anything you like. These docking stations are off to Ghana on Friday

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with the promise of an order for 500 more every month. Mark's just

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won the West Midlands Export for Growth prize. I have always said I

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want to be the James Dyson of the solar docking industry. Winning the

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award helps to get to that ambition. The potential is huge. In South

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Sudan we have an application for Solar mobile stations. Hard docking

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station can charge up to 30 phones at a time. He is now concentrating

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on solar full time and is off- loading his other entrepreneurial

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ventures. The pressure's rising in the

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Premier League and it's starting to show.

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Dan's here with the sport. Wolves are expecting Manchester United to

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do them a favour tonight, by beating one of their relegation

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rivals, Blackburn Rovers. But even the most optimistic Wolves fans

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believe their Premier League days are numbered. And the pressure

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seems to getting to the players, as Ian Winter reports.

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As mad as March Hares at Molineux. Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy and

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captain Roger Johnson, going toe to toe, staring relegation in the face.

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Wolves are sinking fast, but the sap is rising. So is the tension

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between team-mates. And not just at Wolves, but at West Brom too where

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Ben Foster and Peter Odemwingie were also at it like a pair of

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rutting stags. And both managers were unimpressed. I don't like

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seeing this type of incidents. Sometimes you are not in the frame

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of mind to accept any form of criticism, even if it is justified.

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I don't like a public altercation between anybody, but it shows the

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passion. They both want to win. Once the public spat had been

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calmed down at half-time, Michael Kightly delivered fresh hope that

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this was a must-win game that Wolves might indeed go on to win.

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But Bolton had other ideas. First a penalty. 1-1. Then Alonso, 2-1. And,

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finally, a Kevin Davies dribble, 3- 1. Many left for home fearing the

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worst for their chances of Premier League survival, and not even a

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late strike from Matt Jarvis could soften the blow of a 3-2 defeat.

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can't even explain to you, to be honest. I feel physically sick. To

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concede three goals like that just sums opera season, to be honest.

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Wolves are now six points adrift of safety after their relegation

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rivals Wigan beat Stoke City 2-0. QPR beat Arsenal, which leaves

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Aston Villa still looking anxiously over their shoulder. 2-0 down at

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home to Chelsea, before James Collins pulled one back. Then, 10

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minutes from time, Eric Li-hi made it 2-2. But Villa couldn't hold out

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for a point, as two late goals gave Chelsea a 4-2 victory.

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And there were some emotional scenes at Villa Park surrounding

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Stilian Petrov's appearance at the game. Petrov was diagnosed with

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acute leukaemia on Friday but he was at the Chelsea game and had

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support from fans, players and officials of both sides. Petrov was

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at Villa Park with his wife and children. There were a host of

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banners around the ground. Players from both sides wore T-shirts

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beforehand to show their support. But the most emotional moment came

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after 19 minutes. Petrov's squad number is 19 and the entire crowd

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stood to applaud him. He was clearly touched by the affection

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shown for him by both sets of fans. He was due to be in London today to

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start his treatment. Things are finally looking up for

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Coventry City. For the past six months, they've been marooned in

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the bottom three of the Championship, but tonight they're

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out of the relegation zone. Coventry took a first-half lead at

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Hull thanks to an own goal. And they never looked back. Three

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minutes from time, Cody McDonald sealed a 2-0 victory. They have now

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gone six games without defeat, raising hopes that survival is

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possible after all. I am delighted for the boys. There

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is a great buzz in the dressing room. I am pleased for the fans as

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well because they have been right behind us through the whole season.

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Walsall's gradual climb out of the League One relegation zone has

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continued with a 3-3 draw at Rochdale on Saturday. And the

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Saddlers resurgence coincides with the arrival of a Belgian star who

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has arrived via the Potteries. Welcome to the home of a Walsall

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cult hero. Florent Cuvelier's two most treasured possession's are

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both football related. His scrapbook logs his every progress,

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from the age of five to 19. And his Stoke City squad shirt inspires his

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future. It appears to be doing the trick. He's rapidly become a fans

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favourite at Walsall after signing on loan in January. The fans like

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me and I'm glad about that. I just do my best on the pitch. I work

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hard because they give me the opportunity in Walsall to start my

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career in England. Just one defeat in 11 has seen Walsall inch out of

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the relegation zone and Cuvalier has played an important part.

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are really thankful to Stoke City that they have allowed him to come

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and further develop his career. He has settled in fantastic you well.

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He is enthusiastic, has energy, desire. He loves playing football.

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According to Dominque, he is completely dedicated to his

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football, but his cooking needs some improvement. But Walsall's

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fans won't mind that if he helps keep League One football on the

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menu next season. And you can see more on Florent

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Cuvelier on tonight's Late Kick Off. It will have all the goals from the

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football league, including Coventry's excellent win at Hull.

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That's on BBC One at 11.05pm. A Staffordshire charity is

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celebrating, if a little stunned, after being given nearly �90,000 by

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comedian Alan Carr. He was taking part in a celebrity episode of a TV

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gameshow and when he won the money he chose to donate it to the

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British Wildlife rescue centre. Lindsay Doyle reports.

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Content and blissfully unaware of just what a struggle it can be to

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fund the running of an animal rescue centre. For 20 years it has

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been a battle for survival for The British Wildlife Rescue Centre near

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Stafford. Then, suddenly, on Friday a call from a television producer,

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and it is comedian Alan Carr to the rescue! He was absolutely brilliant.

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He even surprised me. In the end we got �87,500. That is a heck of a

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lot of money. �87,5000 means a respite from struggle for at least

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three years for the centre which rescues and hand rears abandoned

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pets and injured wild animals. Much of the wildlife here is brought in

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by members of the public. This little one was brought in by some

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who thought she was a puppy, the cheers actually a fox! I really

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like the animals. They've run really fast. I like that chicken's

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the best. Some of them can run fast and some of them are really

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beautiful. Alan Carr told Midlands Today that he decided to pick

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British Wildlife as it is a small charity that solely relies on

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volunteers and donations and it'll be nice to help them out. I would

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love to say thank you, if nothing else. Perhaps we will get the

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chance. I hope we will get the chance. The money will go towards

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much needed repairs of pathways, the building of a new aviary and

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What an incredible windfall for that charity. When you think you

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about the places that are closing down at the minute because things

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are so tough. �87,500! It is time for the weather.

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The temperatures have been all over the shop recently. We've gone

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through three seasons in a week, but that's because last week high

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pressure dominated with the air flowing up from North Africa,

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whereas this week it's mainly high pressure where the air's flowing in

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from Norway and Sweden. Because of that, it could mean some snow. Very

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much on a knife's edge as to whether it settles, but Tuesday

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night is one to make note of for that So right now we're still

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looking at mostly cloudy skies across Northern parts. There will

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be some clear spells developing in places and those areas will be

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colder. All the showers are going to leave the end of the night

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mostly dry. So, not too bad compared to the rest of the nights

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this week. For tomorrow, it will be a dull start to the day. You may be

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seeing a few sunny spells during the day, but generally speaking it

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is much cloudier than today. There will be showers rolling in at the

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end of the morning and the after noon. You can see the range in

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temperatures. Call To Air is digging in from the north. Through

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tomorrow night we start to see the rain turning to sleet or snow in

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places. Temperatures could potentially get down to one degree

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below freezing. It could therefore lie. On Wednesday we are looking at

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wintery showers in the morning. A bit of rain on Thursday, but

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temperatures back to normal for the I am meant to be going to a cricket

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match on Friday! A look at tonight's main headlines:

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30 years since the start of the Falklands war - Britain remembers

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those who died to defend the islands.

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