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Hello and welcome to Midlands Today. The headlines tonight: they want

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me, I will be saying don't screw this up. We'll be talking to

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constituents and finding out what this is likely to mean for MP Mark

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Pritchard. Also tonight: The father of a teenager who hanged herself

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says more could have been done to help her. Somebody in the system

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made us feel as though Chelsea was getting better when in fact she was

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actually getting worse. The dangers of everyday household

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cleaning products, a campaign to keep children like Zachary say. It

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was nasty. In my RA. The speed skaters from Solihull who

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are medal favourites for the Winter Olympics.

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And it hasn't stopped raining all day. At this rate, flood alerts

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could quite easily turn into flood warnings ` but will they? The latest

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on the weather coming up shortly. Good evening. A Conservative MP from

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Shropshire is threatening libel action tonight against a newspaper

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that's accused him of trying to profit by using his parliamentary

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contacts. Mark Pritchard, who's been MP for the Wrekin for eight years,

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wouldn't be interviewed, but he insists he's done nothing wrong.

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He's referred himself to Parliament's Commissioner for

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Standards, saying he wants to clear his name. FrontPage and are under

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fire. Mark Pritchard is accused of

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offering to use his political contacts in Albania to broker a

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business deal from which he stood to benefit. He was secretly filmed by

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an undercover reporter posing as a businessman talking about the

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influence he could bring to bear. I may just be a little council house

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lad from a very poor background. Mr Pritchard's a member of the

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Parliamentary All`Party Committee on Albania and has longstanding links

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to the country. Elsewhere in the recording, the MP asks for a fee of

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?3,000 a month for his help building a chain of hotels, plus a percentage

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of any deal that's struck. He's said he'll now refer himself to

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the MPs' watchdog, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, in an

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effort to clear his name. Mr Pritchard didn't want to be

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interviewed today but in a statement, he described the

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allegations as hurtful and malicious. He denied any wrongdoing

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and said the Telegraph had quoted him out of context.

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He's obviously confident that he hasn't breached any parliamentary

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rules but obviously we're waiting to see what the Parliamentary

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Commissioner for Standards report is going to say and obviously for the

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association we'll take any necessary action that report will indicate.

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Mr Pritchard increased his majority in the Wrekin at the last election.

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On a wet Wednesday in Wellington there was no rush to judge.

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Your faith in him isn't shaken by these allegations? Not shaken at

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all, no. Wait to hear what further news there is in the future. I think

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it's yet to be proven because it's gone to the Parliamentary Standards

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Committee and therefore I'll wait for them to judge. He says he's done

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nothing wrong so I don't know. Yes, I hope he clears his name. If not,

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justice will do. Mr Pritchard has sued the Telegraph

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for libel in the past and says he's consulting his lawyers with a view

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to taking action again. Our political editor Patrick Burns

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joins us now. Just how serious a matter is this, Patrick? It's a very

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serious accusation. Sufficiently serious for Mr Pritchard to have

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wasted no time in referring himself to the Pmtary Standards

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Commissioner, in order he says, to clear his name. If he had been using

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his parliamentary position to further his business interests that

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would be a very grave matter. But that he says is exactly what he

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hasn't been doing. The deal he was taped negotiating was for his

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advisory company which is on he Register of Members' Interests.

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Completely transparent. The commissioner will have to decide

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whether or not this arrangement allows a sufficient separation

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between his parliamentary and interests. What view will the

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Conservative Party be taking about this. Not the sort of headlines

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they'd want? They'll say it's a matter for the Parliamentary

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Standards Commission but you're right about the headlines. They

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revive memories from not too distant past about 'cash for questions' and

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'cash for access'. Mr Pritchard points out that he has neither

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received any money nor done any political lobbying on behalf of

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anyone involved in these negotiations. And what about Mr

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Pritchard? You know him, how will he be taking this? He's a very

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combative character. He was one of the architects of the biggest Tory

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backbench revolt in living memory, the EU Referendum issue. I'm not

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surprised he's taking legal advice about suing the Telegraph. Equally

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in my experience his actions and words are chosen with great care. So

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I'd be very surprised if he didn't feel he was negotiating within the

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rules. But that revives the debate over whether or not those rules

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should be changed. And he does need to retain the confidence of his

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support of his constituency party in Shropshire. Thank you.

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Coming up later in the programme: On the voyage to a brave new digital

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world. Has Birmingham missed the cultural boat?

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The father of a teenager who took her own life says more could have

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been done to help her. He was speaking after a serious case review

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found failings in the care received by Chelsea Clark. The 13`year`old

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girl was found hanged at her home in Wolverhampton two years ago. A

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review by the city's safeguarding board says that those involved could

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have worked together better to protect her.

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Up until four months before her death, Chelsea Clark showed no signs

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of the mental health problems which would lead her to take her own life.

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But when she was 13, she started self harming which brought her and

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her family into contact with health and social services. A serious case

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review published yesterday highlighted a number of failings in

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communication, record keeping and listening to Chelsea. It is a bit of

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a shock when the report does come out and you see how big it is. But I

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am in full agreement with everything and feel that Chelsea was let down

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by a number of services. The report points to a particular occasion when

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she was in hospital. In the spring of 2011, Chelsea was a tattoo to the

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children's ward here after taking an overdose. `` was admitted to the

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children's ward. She was then discharged despite the report saying

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that she would try to take her own life. Someone in the system read

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Chelsea wrong, we feel. And made us feel as if Chelsea was getting

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better when in fact, she was getting worse.

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Less than three months later, Phil and his wife found their daughter

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hanged in her bedroom at home. Trust managers say lessons have been

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learned. Chelsea was herself articulating their capacity to keep

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herself say. We have looked at that and we think we need to concentrate

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more on this thing to the views of young people in our care and would

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seek to do that much more consistently as again perhaps was

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done on this occasion. Two years on and all 30 of the

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report's recommendations have been implemented. I know pretty well what

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was going to be the report but when the report came out it took it right

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back to the day I buried Chelsea. Full Chelsea would be 16 now. For

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her family, the report just adds to the painful list of "what ifs".

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Joining us now is Lucy Russell, Director of campaigns at the charity

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Youngminds. Good evening to you. This was tragic for everyone

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concerned. She was clearly crying out for help, but what help is there

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for girls like Chelsea? There is help. But sometimes that help is

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quite hard to access. That help does not happen early enough and what is

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really important is that we look across the spectrum of who can

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help. So that actually starts with parents, with teachers, with social

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workers with youth workers, and then moves on from there to child and

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adolescent mental health services and then onto inpatient units so I

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think actually it is not just about crisis services, it is about

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everything that leads up to those services as well. And the people

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listen enough? I don't think people listen enough and what they don't do

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is listen enough to the voices of children and young people as the

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report demonstrated. And I think it is very important to listen to young

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people and make sure that services take account of what they say.

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Something like this, tragedies do happen and it is incredibly sad and

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this kind of thing is a very inexact science. We cannot always predict

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who is going to tragically take their own life but I think there is

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a real point being made here about listening to young people. We

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listened to adults but not to children. Early intervention is

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crucial. Absolutely. One of the import of this to point out is that

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the cuts that are being made to child and adolescent medal health

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services are really putting pressure on the services so there is a

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shortage of beds, there is not enough care in the community and an

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issue with what happened to Chelsea with when she came out of hospital,

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why is the cannot bear? So it is making sure the services of the

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investment they need right across the board from early intervention

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right through inpatient services. Thank you.

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A soldier from the third Battalion of the Mercian Regiment, the

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Staffords, has been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. The

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soldier, who's been described as "hugely experienced", was on patrol

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in the Kamparack area of Helmand when a car bomb was set off. He's

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the eighth British serviceman to be killed in Afghanistan this year. His

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family have been informed. The cheap" Warwickshire says he has

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been misrepresented by MPs, `` the `` the Commissioner. Andrew Mitchell

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has always denied calling PC officers plebs.

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A welder who murdered his wife by pushing her downstairs has been

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jailed for life. Alun Evans from Kidderminster had been having an

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affair. Louise Evans was found with a skipping rope and vacuum cleaner

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next to her body to try to make the death look accidental.

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Too many children are being accidentally poisoned by cleaning

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products according to the Birmingham `based Royal Society for the

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Prevention of Accidents. Last year, 600 children alone were accident the

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poisoned in Solihull. Many are omitted to hospital due to hospital

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`` poisoning. Today, a campaign was launched to highlight the dangers.

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Like most two`year`olds, Zachary is inquisitive. But it was his natural

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curiosity at home in Great Barr that caused him agony. I had done a load

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of washing and put a tablet into the washing machine and we were in here,

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me and my husband watching television when I heard Zachary cry

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and you know when it you hear it, you know it is bad. So we raced

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outside and he had got the liquid tab and squeezed it and it was all

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over his eyes. At hospital, the necessary treatment was tortuous.

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They used salt solution which is but through into a small tube whereby we

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had to hold him down and wrapping up in towels and there was a nurse

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there to open his eye and another nurse to feed all the saline

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solution in. It was one litre per eye and the whole thing took about

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25 minutes, it was horrendous. It was nasty, in my eyes. A campaign by

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the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents on the dangers of

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household cleaning products was launched in front of families at

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Birmingham Children's Hospital. If they are swallowed, they are not

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normally a big rob them. They will cause some sickness and diarrhoea,

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sometimes they get drowsy but they just did to wear that. The greater

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concern is when they get into the eyes and a chemical irritation that

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it can cause. We know young people in the home, they are attracted to

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their products the `` these brothers because they are in reachable

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places. Not even safety caps guarantee safety, people say they

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simply reduce the risk by delaying access to what is inside. We try to

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keep every cleaning product locked in a cupboard. My three`year`old had

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eaten a washing tablet it was a Likud won and he was sick twice.

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Back in Great Barr Zachary didn't suffer any lasting damage. But his

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mum says she learnt a hard lesson. The guilt was just horrendous. I am

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a sensible mother, I put catches on the door and it was just a silly

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mistake. Sounds as if Zachary is OK now.

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Our top story tonight: A Shropshire MP says he'll sue over newspaper

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allegations that he tried to profit from his political influence. Your

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detailed weather forecast to come shortly from Shefali. Also in

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tonight's programme, a draw takes Wolves to second in the table but it

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could have been so much better. And a co`production with US and

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English actors heading from Warwickshire to America.

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This region is falling behind in grabbing a fair share of cash for

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cutting edge innovation and technology. London and cities such

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as Bristol and Cardiff are pushing Birmingham out of the digital

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limelight. Our science correspondent David Gregory Kumar has been

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investigating. Is this a big problem, David, and if so what's the

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solution? It could be. "Digital culture" is a phrase that

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covers all sorts of arts and creative endeavours from film

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making, opera and theatre to coding, the internet and even video games.

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And here in Birmingham what the digital cultural life of the city

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lacks is a space to come together and meet and swap ideas. And some

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sort of big event to kick off new collaborations. And maybe a digital

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festival. But maybe this afternoon at the BBC here in Birmingham a

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small step to tackling this problem. It's certainly been a spectacular

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few years for the cultural life of Birmingham. Massive events like

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Olympics`linked The Voyage. And the first ever performance of

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Stockhausen's Mittwoch aus Licht. An extraordinary opera featuring

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violinists in helicopters. And all reached a much wider audience thanks

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to the internet. If we make it at the centre of the work we do and

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choose the correct repertoire, we can give people an experience at

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home, on demand without them having to come to the venue and reach

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beyond geographical boundaries, beyond earning and across the world.

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So as everywhere else the Internet is revolutionising our cultural

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life. But some uncomfortable truths. Birmingham is falling behind cities

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like cardiff and bristol. One problem? No clear place to meet. I

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guess I was trying to explain that there is something about the ecology

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of the still that is fundamentally different to Birmingham but we have

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got a physical space where you can bring film`makers, games designers,

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artists, creatives together, technologists, geeks for what of a

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better word. To be able to talk about their ideas and discuss ideas

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in person. But today's meting may be a small step to helping the city

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catch up. You may say, why matter? These

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industries generate jobs and income though and if Birmingham has not got

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the facilities to hold onto creative talent, it will have long`term

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impacts for Birmingham and the wider Midlands. The biggest creative

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industry in the UK is the BBC itself and here in BBC Birmingham in the

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past 18 months, something described as a whole out of burger making from

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the city here. BBC bosses were here today and would not talk to us today

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but they do say we should expect an announcement about the future of

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programme making here at BBC Birmingham in the next two weeks.

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Football now and Wolves missed their chance to go joint top of League One

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last night. Twice they took the lead, away to Carlisle, but twice

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they were pegged back. So they had to settle for one point instead of

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three as the game finished 2`2, leaving fans and the manager

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frustrated. Jackets on for a cold night out.

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Exactly two years ago, Kevin Doyle was helping Wolves beat Wigan in the

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Premier League. How times change. Last night, he was signing in at

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Carlisle, where Wolves were looking for their fourth straight victory in

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League One. It all started so well. Just eight minutes played when

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Bakary Sako put the visitors in front. And thirteen hundred

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travelling fans must have thought three points were there for the

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taking. But on the half hour, Carlisle were level through Prince

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Buaben. It was a wake up call for Wolves, who responded by regaining

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the lead just before the break. Leigh Griffith's 10th goal of the

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season. In the second half, Wolves failed to raise their game. The

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referee spotted a tug on the shirt by Lee Evans. And there were few

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complaints. Penalty. Duly scored to give Carlisle a point at 2`2. And it

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could easily have been worse, Wolves' poor performance left Kenny

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Jackett fuming. The second half performance or that poor, I don't

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think we deserved anything out of it, we did well to get a point, we

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did well to get it. In the second half, Carlisle wanted it more than

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we did. We were in a good position, and we fell away and did not

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capitalise. Wolves are couple of points behind Leyton Orient while

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they are off to hold on the Saturday for the FA Cup. `` off to Oldham.

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Britain's short`track speed skaters are in Italy this week for a vital

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Olympic qualifying tournament. The team, including Solihull pair Jon

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Ealy and Paul Stanley, are hotly tipped to bring back medals from the

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2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. But they have to get there first.

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There are only three months to go to the Winter Olympics so this week in

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Turin the British team are skating for their Olympic future. Solihull's

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Jon Eley has been here before. The 29`year`old is one of the most

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experienced members of the team. COMMENTATOR: Terrific stuff of Great

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Britain, leaving here. He's a former European champion and has finished

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in the top eight at the past two Games and is back with one last bid

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for a medal. I am pretty excited. I have got myself into a good bit of

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form, the training has been going well and it is exciting times. It is

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another Olympic qualifiers but it will be different. The British team

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are leaving nothing to chance. They've already been to Sochi in

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Russia where the Games will be held next February to prepare. Rising

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star Elise Christie is expected to bring a medal home so does Jon

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believe he can win one too? I am good enough and if I perform to my

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best on the day, I come home with what I want. You go through rounds

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of racing so you can have a fantastic first round and then not

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focus on the second round and you can go out, you need to focus on the

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rounds, every race is important. More than 200 skaters are competing

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this week in Italy and next week in Russia but only 32 will qualify for

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the Games. We wish them well.

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Two countries divided by a common language ` the old joke about

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Britain and America. But for 100 years the Royal Shakespeare Company

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has been trying to bring the two countries together through a shared

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love of the Bard. Now a new transatlantic adaptation of

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Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra ` or Tony and Cleo, perhaps ` is to

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tour the States. Our Arts Reporter Satnam Rana has been talking to the

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Anglo` American cast and crew. Their hateful memory...

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A unique union of cast and crew from America and the UK for this adaption

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of Anthony and Cleopatra. This version is set in the

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Caribbean. It's the late 1700s and the eve of the Haiti revolution

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against the French. The show is produced The Royal Shakepearre

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Company, Miami's Gablestage and The Public Theartre in New York. This

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production comes at a fitting time. Exactly 100 years ago, a company of

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actors from Stratford`upon`Avon went across to the United States to tour

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for the first time. Shakespeare is the greatest writer in the Western

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canon so his work lives on and his work can be interpreted in so many

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different ways and productions, reflecting what is happening in our

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times. The Royal Shakespare brand is now a shared asset between UK and

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the America ` in 2011 the copmany took a flatpack thaetre to New York

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for a summer run and Matilda of course has been a Broadway hit. We

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have a loyal audience in America. We love going out and flying the flag

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for Stafford upon a them and for the West Midlands, and as a consequence,

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a lot of our audiences come from North America and back into

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Stratford so it is a two`way thing and it is really important to us.

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The play has been radically edited by former International Playwright

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in Residence Tarell Alvin McCraney. But with a cast of five actors from

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here and five from the US how challening has it been? The goal is

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to give them their unique flavours and spices to tell one story so that

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was my main focus, regardless of whether they had been in the US or

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the UK. The play opens tomorrow at the Swan Theatre and will travel to

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and Miami and New York from January onwards.

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I hope the weather is a bit better for them, how is the forecast

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looking? Quite bad, I'm afraid but today we

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had plenty of rain as you know and there is still more to come. It is

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not over yet. The rain has had an impact slightly and river levels

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already, two flood alerts at the moment south of Leominster and for

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the River Severn between Tewkesbury and also Gloucester. These areas

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will be fundable to flooding if we get any substantial rain. And that

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is likely. Over the weekend, showers on Saturday but Remembrance Day

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parades, we have got wet and windy weather heading our way from the

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West but one piece of good news is that it could turn milder by then as

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well. The reason for that is because the system bringing in the rain on

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Sunday is a warm sector so we will be nestled in between these are the

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editor in them will be quite mild. Back to this evening, in the thick

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of it this evening. Lots of rain running through the area but this is

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heading east later on in the night, after midnight and by that stage it

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should be a lot drier. A good enough cloud across all parts but it will

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break in the morning and then we will reach the lowest temperatures

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of around five Celsius, towns and cities but colder in the

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countryside. I do not think we will see a frost tonight though. The

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winds will be light. Tomorrow morning, we are set up nicely for a

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good do you love sunshine which will develop through the day to

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widespread sunshine for most areas. We cannot rule out showers because

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the winds will be stronger from the south`west and the showers could

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crop up in the south across Shropshire but temperatures slightly

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lower tomorrow because the rain today was what in by a cold front so

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the edit behind it is colder. `` rain today was brought in by a cold

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front. A cluster of showers developing towards the north`west on

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Thursday evening overnight into Friday. Friday, we have got showers

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in the West, the same case on Saturday as well, fairly wet there,

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the dry it will be in the East but the wet and windy weather heading in

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for Sunday. Tonight's headlines from the BBC:

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The end of five hundred years of shipbuilding in Portsmouth as the

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defence giant BAE cuts jobs across the UK.

:26:50.:26:50.

A mother's desperate attempts to save her 4`year`old daughter from

:26:51.:26:53.

being mauled to death by the family's bulldog.

:26:54.:26:57.

A Shropshire MP says he'll sue over newspaper allegations that he tried

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to profit from his political influence.

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And the father of a teenager who hanged herself says more could have

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been done to save her. If you have a story you think we

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should be covering on Midlands Today, we would like to hear from

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you. You can call us or send an e`mail. We are also on Facebook or

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you can tweet us. And that was the programme macro. I

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will be back with the latest news at ten o'clock. We hope to have more on

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the death of a long serving soldier on the Mercian Regiment killed in

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Afghanistan. He was with the 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment, the

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former Staffordshire Regiment. For now, goodbye.

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