29/07/2013 Midlands Today


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with Nick Owen and Mary Rhodes. The headlines tonight: by 300%, a huge

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increase in families looking for help with debt as they are hit by

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reforms. When you are stressed out, you can't

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eat, and if you don't have money you can't eat. It has affected me in

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many ways. we will find out what help is available for hard-pressed

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families. Also a hospital too close to 990

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patients overnight to ease pressure on staff.

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100 police officers back on the beat. After two years of despair for

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Wolves fans, the new season starts on Saturday.

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It is a very unique setup with Wolves this year but I am confident

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and looking forward to the season and I am under no illusions of the

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size of the task. And flash floods and thunderstorms

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have dominated these past few days but what are the chances of things

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Good evening. A charity offering debt advice say they're seeing a

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huge increase in the number of people seeking help. Birmingham

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Settlement used to deal with 25-30 people a week. But they say that

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figure's shot up to 25 a day, with many owing sums running into

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thousands. They're blaming the effect of recent welfare reforms and

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the popularity of payday loans. This is Leon, not his real name but

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in real need of help. He's seriously ill, his spare room means he's

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losing out to the so-called "bedroom tax", and the interest on his payday

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loans is piling up. I have got the sick pay for a certain amount of

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weeks but then that stops. Then the direct debits keep on coming out of

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the bank and there was nothing in there to pay it and I am meant to be

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eating better but when you are stressed out, you cannot eat because

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at the moment I cannot see how I will get myself out of the debt.

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This is a very typical case because it is difficult when they are being

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put under pressure from all sorts of angles. Benefits, loans, they are

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taking out, high fuel bills and water rates, TV licence, it seems

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like it is coming at them from everywhere and they are struggling.

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In April and May last year, 221 people turned up here looking for

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help with their debts. In the same period this year, the figure was 660

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people. That's an increase of 300%. With payday loans a major factor.

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But those that make those loans say they do so responsibly. A lender

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will be looking at your spending patterns and they will give you a

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credit check and you will need to be in employment, have a bank account

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so there are a number of measures that you will need to meet and that

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is why more than eight out of ten people are paying back their loans

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in full and on time. For those deep in debt, there is

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hope. Matt gave up his job to nurse his terminally-ill father and ended

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up owing �45,000. He's got a new job and reduced his debts to �12,000.

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His advice? If you bury your head in the sand, it will only get worse.

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The stress will get worse and the more stressed you are, the more

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difficult it is to deal with your problems so address yourself and

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your problems, get help and support. Trouble is, things are tough for the

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helpers as well. One of the city's oldest charities, Birmingham

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Settlement, recently laid off three workers for lack of funds. This at a

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time when they're more in demand than ever.

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I'm joined now by Martyn Treadgold, from the six Towns credit union

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which helps people across Sandwell and Worcestershire. Just explain how

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a credit union operates. They are fully regulated by the financial

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authorities. We are run by our members, we take the savings in and

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we make loans available at low rates in order to be able to pay a

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dividend to the savers. we heard in the report, there has been a huge

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increase from that one charity, have you seen an increase coming to you

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for help? It is quite curious, in a number of areas, the changes have

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been where people suddenly get a change in circumstance, they might

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only use a few hours of work a week and those people but have just about

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been managing suddenly tipped over the edge and then you get the ones

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with the far greater debts. The ones with the thousands of pounds. Tens

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of thousands. It is not uncommon, I'm afraid. Wattled percentage have

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you seen people coming to you in terms of increased? A lot. Sometimes

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as little as just losing a few hours of work a week. They are just about

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managing and then you lose a few hours, let alone losing your job.

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The payday loan companies have had a bad press of late but if you can

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repay it quickly, they can be a godsend because you can get the cash

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immediately. Is that the case with credit unions? They are usually in

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difficulty already when they use payday lenders. Or their overdraft

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is full. So therefore they are already in difficulty. And therefore

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what happens at the end of the month they find they cannot pay it back.

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Good intentions but they find they can't. And that rolls over and then

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suddenly a debt of �300 suddenly becomes �1000. if somebody has debts

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of tens of thousands of pounds, they need help quickly, how quickly can

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they get help from a credit union? They need a different form of help

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there. They need help from citizens advice bureau or the other advice

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lines available and they need to get help quickly. Do not delay, don't

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wait for the red letters to stack up. And get in front of the fire,

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get help quickly. good advice. Coming up later in the programme:

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The Stones, the Who, One Direction - just some of the names who've

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thrilled the crowds at Wolverhampton Civic Hall - now celebrating 75

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100 police officers will be returning to front-line duties well

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when West Midlands Police start a new recruitment drive. That will

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include 1100 police officers and that has led to some officers being

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used in so-called back office roles. This has been the working

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environment for scores of West Midlands Police officers recently.

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Behind the scenes instead of out working the beat. But 100 of those

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bobbies will now return to front-line duties. More police

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others on the streets is an encouraging thing, that is what the

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public ask us for. Police officers had replaced

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civilian workers who are easier to make redundant. But the force says

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it's in a position to start recruiting members of the public

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again. The new staff will work at front desks and in non-emergency

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contact centres, freeing up officers to return to the streets. Freeing

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more officers to go back on the beat may be good news but it is against a

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backdrop of further cuts announced at the Home Office last month. So

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could it perhaps be a temporary measure? It is a short-term win

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because while we are putting 100 officers on the street now, that is

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100 against a force of around 7400 in total so it is a drop in the

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ocean. And further job cuts are to come.

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For now, though, increasing council tax funding for the police and

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reducing the numbers of non-emergency call centres has led

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to a rise in officers available to fight crime. This is a more value

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way of ensuring police work smarter so that police can work the training

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they have been given rather than be less effectively deployed in jobs

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they do not the police powers to carry out.

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An extra 50 special constables and 50 community support officers will

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also be recruited to boost manpower The former Birmingham City striker

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Christian Benitez has died at the age of just 27. It's reported the

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Ecuador International suffered a cardiac arrest following

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complications after having appendicitis. Known as "Chucho", he

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scored four goals in 36 appearances while on loan at the Blues between

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2009 and 2010. A motorist believed to be in his 70s

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has died after an argument in a car park in Birmingham. The man was

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taken to hospital when he collapsed in the Tyseley Community Centre car

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park, in Sparkhill yesterday afternoon. A 44-year-old man

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arrested at the scene is being questioned by police.

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Five people remain in police custody after a 50-year-old man died after

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being stabbed. The victim, who has been named locally as Neil Bennett,

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was found on Saturday evening on Park End Road near Gloucester Park.

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Just hours before, the city had been celebrating its annual carnival. Our

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Gloucestershire reporter has the latest.

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It was carnival weekend in Gloucester but the celebrations were

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muted by the death here on Saturday night. It is thought the victim was

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trying to escape from an incident near the city's Park. He made its

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way past the funfair which was closed but was found on a road

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outside the park by police. first officers on the scene tried to

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start CPR, they then found a night so they started resuscitation.

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post-mortem has been carried out on the results of that and formal

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identification are expected to be released tomorrow. The victim has

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been named locally as Neil Bennett, 50 years old who lived here in the

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city. As police searched houses nearby,

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life got back to normal in Gloucester Park. But the police were

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here as well. He had to reassure staff and the public that the murder

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was an isolated attack. Our people have worked with the police and we

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are up and running again today. The park is a safe place to come. The

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funfair is very safe. At a time of celebration, those who work to keep

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it safe want to ensure this one incident does not put people off

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coming. We have the peace festival happening on Friday, the fireworks

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on Saturday and then we have Jamaican independence on Sunday so

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lots to look forward to. Police were given more time to question three

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people and a further to our already in custody under suspicion of being

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A Nursing and Midwifery Council panel has found that two nurses

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failed to identify that a patient at Stafford Hospital was diabetic.

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Gillian Astbury died in April 2007 because staff failed to give her any

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insulin. Ann King and Jeanette Coulson, who are both retired, also

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failed to ensure that patient records were up to date. BBC Radio

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Stoke's Chris King is following the case. Chris, what happened today?

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Neither Ann King or Jeanette Coulson were at today's hearing but both

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faced a series of allegations relating to their conduct while

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working at the Mid Staffordshire Trust. King left the trust last

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year, whilst Coulson retired in 2010. Today a fitness to practice

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panel announced which of the claims which date back to 2005 they believe

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are true. A lot of the charges related to death of the diabetic

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patient Gillian Astbury, didn't they? That's right. Gillian Astbury

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was admitted to Stafford Hospital following a fall at home. She was

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transferred onto Ward Three where Ann King and Jeanette Coulson were

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both senior nurses. The panel found that both women failed to read Mrs

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Astbury's notes properly, didn't check her blood sugar levels and

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didn't fill out her records either. This meant that Mrs Astbury didn't

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receive any insulin, and so fell into a diabetic coma. It's also

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worth pointing out here, an internal investigation into what happened was

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carried out but it's not clear what the then trust managers did about

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it. What else were found to have done? Ann King was found to have

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said she'd changed a patient's dressing when she hadn't. One nurse

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saying she knew it hadn't happened because she could see dried blood

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and pus. She was, however, cleared of ignoring the calls of a patient

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who it was claimed died after getting their head stuck in the bars

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of a bed. But the panel said a postmortem examination found that

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wasn't what killed them. They died of natural causes. Jeanette Coulson

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also admitted swearing at members of staff and failing to ensure that

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records on the ward were properly maintained. Thank you.

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From tonight, people in need of overnight emergency hospital

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treatment will no longer be taken by ambulance to Cheltenham. Instead, a

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controversial change will mean "blue-light" patients are taken

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straight to Gloucester. The change will take effect between 8pm and

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8am. One of the reasons is a shortage of emergency department

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staff. The casualty department will remain open to walk-in patients.

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I am outside the A&E department and there has been a steady stream of

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patients walking in, ambulances coming in. The unit is open and

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these changes will only come into force from eight o'clock this

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evening. With me is local MP Martin Horwood. These changes are

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necessary, and they? The people can still walk in all the time, due to a

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shortage of emergency doctors and we understand things had to be done but

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it is the permanence of this change. We are looking into emergency

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recruitment at national level. have looked at evidence that it will

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increase the risk that we have not looked at what benefits it will

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bring to centralise the two departments and a consultation was

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rushed, I think they largely ignored local opinion and I don't think that

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is good enough. But the people in charge of this

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decision says it will only affect 16 patients per night, but we are short

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of emergency doctors. 16 patients a night is nearly 16,000 journeys a

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year and although it seems like a short distance, there is good

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academic studies which showed there is a measurably increased risk of

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death, I'm afraid. For people with things like perforated ulcers,

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asthma, appendicitis. All these things carry a higher risk. For

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every extra kilometre. That is well evidenced. I have not seen any

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evidence back from the trust of the commissioners who took this decision

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to say they have done the mathematics and this is the balance

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of risk. That is all we are asking for, good evidence and ambition to

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restore the service when the recruitment is sorted out. Thank you

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very much. This unit is still open, it is only from this evening that

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the changes will come into force. Our top story tonight: Up by 300%: a

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huge increase in families looking for help as they're hit by welfare

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reforms. Your detailed weather forecast to

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come shortly. Also in tonight's programme, the latest attraction in

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Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter - a �2 million project to turn a

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Victorian coffin factory into a heritage centre.

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And from Nat King Cole to the Stones to One Direction - celebrating 75

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years of top entertainment at This weekend marks the return of the

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Football League, with the start of its 125th anniversary season. And

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one of the League's founding clubs finds itself kicking off in the

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third tier of English football. After back-to-back relegations,

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Wolves begin life in League One at Preston following two nightmare

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seasons. But is there cause for optimism after a summer of change at

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Molineux? Some brought a hat, others an

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umbrella. All of them brought fresh optimism for a brave new dawn at

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Molineux. Almost 5000 loyal fans will make the trip to Preston on

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Saturday, just three months after they bid farewell to the

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championship at Brighton. You would never guess that Wolves had been

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relegated to league one. Look at this queue, you think you were

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selling tickets for the cup final. Four of the young guns were ready

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for autographs inside including Lee Griffiths, 23 next month and just

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back from scoring 23 goals with Hibernian. Scotland's player of the

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year is looking forward to making his name as the new number nine at

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Wolves. No pressure? I'm have heard a few fans talking about Steve Beale

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and since I have been at Wolves, I know how well he felt that jersey so

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I hope I can take it on. He showed his eye for goal against

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the Spanish Amir Leaguer, was no disgrace to lose 3-2, their only

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pre-season defeat. The new boss is optimistic about the potential of

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his new team. Already the clear favourites for the book is to finish

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top of league one in nine months time. The link between the players

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and the supporters is vital. It is fair to say that has broken down in

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recent seasons. A new group now, younger players and the crowd have

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responded very well. It is up to us and the players to make sure that we

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give them something to sing about starting on Saturday at Preston.

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inside, the fans waited to share their promotion aspirations with the

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players and outside, the legend Stan Collis look to the skies and hoped

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every dark cloud has a silver lining at Molineux this season.

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And Ian is at Molineux now. Over 4,000 Wolves fans are expected to

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follow their team to Preston on Saturday. That's quite a show of

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support after so much despair? Absolutely. These have been the

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darkest of times to be a Wolves supporter and that they have sold

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4000 for the trip to Preston speaks volumes. Lets make the bane family

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over here on the right wing. Keith. George. Simon. Keith, what is it

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that makes you keep coming back for more? I wish I knew because I cannot

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hear it at the moment. It is a family-run club, we enjoy watching

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them week in, week out. We suffer with the other fans and we hope the

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players have got the same passion we have and we hope next season will be

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really good for the whole community of Wolverhampton. Let's bring Simon

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in. Do you think we have copyright man for the job? I have just read

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one of his books from his Millwall days and it is a good read and I

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hope he can bring the same success at the lower league into Wolves and

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learn his trade and take it up a division. The bookies tell me you

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are 7-2 favourites to win the title. Would you have a bet? That is a big

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question. I have to say yes, I would like to have a bet on them. I

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thought we would be up there last year but we were not. On Saturday...

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Apologies, that despair of being a Wolves is infectious. If you happen

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to know what the cure is, one supporter told us, let us know.

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Work has started on a �2 million project to turn a Victorian coffin

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factory in Birmingham into a heritage centre. All the fixtures

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and fittings of Newman Brothers Coffin Works in the Jewellery

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Quarter were still in place when it closed in 1999. Laura May McMullan

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is at the factory now. What's going on there? After a 12 year fight to

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save this historic copying works here in the Jewellery Quarter, work

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has finally started today. But one of the huge tasks has been trying to

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raise �2 million for the project. With me is the project leader,

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Simon. Why was it important to save this site? It is an incredible piece

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of industrial heritage but what makes it really special is that when

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it closed in 1999, it seemed they close the door behind them at the

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end of an ordinary working day and left everything behind. 100 years of

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history. What can people expect to see? It will be like stepping back

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into the past and they will be able to see rooms like this with the

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machinery working, coughing handles and plates were made here and rooms

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like the Shroud room and the Coffin linings, they will be a great deal

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to see. Chris, you are leading the conservation work, how important is

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this? It is wonderful to be in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter and

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work with the conservation trust on this historic building. I am sure it

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will be painstaking, but what are you looking forward to? Re-macro

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being able to work with the community which is at the heart of

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the community. To view the work as it is going on. Talking of this

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fantastic inside, the doors will be open in about one year's time.

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you. For 75 years, it's seen some of the

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biggest names in the music world take to the stage. From Bowie to One

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Direction, Robbie Williams to The Who, they've all played the

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Wolverhampton Civic Hall. So what's its enduring appeal? Ben Sidwell's

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been to find out. Just a warning, bearpit atmosphere. Radiohead and

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blow when they first came, Coldplay. You could always telling acts were

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For three quarters of a century, the Wolverhampton Civic Hall has been at

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the heart of the city's entertainment scene. From rock

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bands, to tea dances, to comedy - it's all taken place under this

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roof. Literally all the greatest artists have been here since 1938

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when the hall opened in 1938. Gary Barlow, Robert Plant, Robbie

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Williams have all played here. The Rolling Stones. 1952, Nat King Cole

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did his very first tour of the UK here. He opened it in Wolverhampton

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with Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine. It was totally packed. Nat

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King Cole fell in love with England Not much has changed at the Civic

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since those early days and the place looks remarkably similar. That is

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until you head up to the dressing rooms. This is one of our dressing

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room is one of our dressing rooms here at the Civic. We think the

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stars enjoy this, maybe to cool off afterwards and then as Jacuzzi to

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finish off. Jonn Penney knows the Civic better

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than most, in his younger days as lead singer with Stourbridge band

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Ned's Atomic Dustbin they often headlined here. Now. He's in charge

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of Press and PR. We finished our touring here and I will ask gig of

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the year was always at the Civic Hall. People got wind of the kind of

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party show that we finished our year with and so people would travel from

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all over the world to come to the last show of the year at the Civic

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Hall. But there is one part of the Civic

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Hall that very few people have ever seen in its entire 75 years.

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This is the organ at the Civic Hall, comprising 6021 pipes. Weighing 32

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tonnes in total. It is suspended above the stage. When it was

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purchased in 1934, it cost �6,000 and came with a 25 year guarantee.

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The Civic Hall is run by Wolverhampton City Council, so with

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so many cuts around, just how secure is it's future? The business of the

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Civic Hall, all contribute to the rate fund but ultimately everything

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comes under question and I know the council is supportive of what we're

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doing and they love it, they think it is great. What the future holds,

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nobody knows but if it is anything like what has gone before, this

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place will be filled with the Sound of music and laughter for many years

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It's been Monsoon Monday round here week but it was also saturated

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Saturday and Sunday. Not quite epochal proportions but still pretty

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bad. Particularly in Staffordshire where we have recordings of 55

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millimetres of rain, that is around two inches. These thunderstorms have

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been very localised so that was the highest figure that we have

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recorded. But we still have a yellow warning in force for the next hour

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of more to come. Thunderstorms leading to flash flooding and this

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week as a whole will be generally wet with mixtures of heavy showers

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and sunshine. Temperatures around the 20 Celsius mark but one Friday

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and that will be Thursday -- one Friday and that will be Thursday. --

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one dry day. We have got lots of showers across the region and these

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will be present over the next 60 minutes and then they gradually fade

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away leading to a dry night. Initially we have clear skies but

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towards the end of the night the cloud will thicken from the West and

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temperatures down to 12 Celsius so a bit pressure tonight under the

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clever spells. Tomorrow morning, we start off with some sunshine

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particularly further north but the cloud thickening upbringing in the

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next band of showers from the south and steadily spreading north through

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the day. These could be heavy but I think they will be fewer than today

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and there will be less of a breeze. If we get any sunshine, it should

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feel pleasant with highs of around 21 Celsius. Tomorrow night we do it

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again, repeating that happen with showers dying away and the cloud

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thickening up with the next area of rain poised to come from the

:27:19.:27:23.

south-west and this is towards the end of tomorrow night where it is an

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