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That is all from BBC News At Six, I will be back with more

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become the technical home for more than 40 local TV channels. Hello and

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welcome to Midlands Today. The headlines tonight: Three nurses are

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suspended at Stafford hospital over concerns about care given to an

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elderly patient. There was one patient who was overlooked for some

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time and clearly that is something neither the trust nor I or anyone

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would find acceptable. We'll be asking what impact this could have

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on the confidence among patients at Stafford, also tonight: Landing new

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jobs ` the maintenance hangar Birmingham Airport hopes will boost

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business. Already we have recruited 150 highly

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skilled engineers with a view to another 150. Nine leisure centres

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and pools to close in Birmingham ` six new centres will be built and

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run privately. Why giving birth to this rare

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Suffolk punch was a big ask for Mum. And you may have been cranking up

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the heating now that winter's approaching, but for a brief time at

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least there seems to be some relief in sight. More on that later.

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Good evening. Three nurses have been suspended from their jobs at

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Stafford Hospital over concerns about the care given to an elderly

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patient earlier this month. The hospital has confirmed it relates to

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an incident on the15th of November and says the concerns were reported

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by other nursing staff. The Hospital Trust has confirmed it launched an

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"immediate investigation" and is keeping the patient's family

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informed. Here's our Health Correspondent Michele Paduano.

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In the dark days of Stafford hospital, it was care for the

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elderly that lay at the root of the problem. Neglect was made worse by

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nursing shortages. The town's MP's established here staffing wasn't an

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issue. There were the correct number of staff and correct qualifications

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for the staff and patients at the time but it is simply a matter that

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was one patient who was overlooked. The nursing director Colin Ovington

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has met the family of the elderly patient. The hospital would provide

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no further details. Its statement said the incident was reported

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quickly by nursing staff. Three members of staff who were on duty at

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the time has been suspended while an immediate investigation is carried

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out. The campaigners who fought to keep services local will have seen

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standards improve. This comes weeks before a decisions made about the

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hospitals future. It is disappointing that the staff have

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acted in the right way, the hospital have acted appropriately and we all

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have to wait to see what the investigation holds. It must be

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remembered suspension is a neutral act and mangers at Stafford will be

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absolutely scrupulous because of the hospitals past. And Michele joins us

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now from outside Stafford Hospital. What happens now in a case like

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this? Well, the investigation will take

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statements from all of those involved and somebody, probably the

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nursing director will decide if there was a case to answer and a

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panel will be convened. The unions say there is no timescale when that

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will take pace and it could drag on. If somebody is dismissed, there is

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an appeals process which will be next year before we have an outcome.

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What effect does this have on patient confidence? Well, this town

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is polarised, there are people who can see no wrong in this hospital,

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others would like to dismantle it brick by brick. For most people,

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they should see this as one incident in a hospital that statistically has

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been improving. This is Stafford Hospital, Stafford Hospital which

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around the globe is synonymous with bad care and care that was appalling

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amongst the elderly. The issue now is how it plays out in the PR world

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and it will be difficult for them to recover. Coming up later in the

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programme marking a safe return from Afghanistan, with an historic

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homecoming in Warwickshire. A huge new aircraft hangar has been

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officially opened at Birmingham Airport today. The new facility can

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accommodate almost every type of aircraft in the world. As well as

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creating 150 new jobs, it's hoped it'll help attract valuable business

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and more airlines to the airport. Here's our transport correspondent

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Peter Plisner. A special fly`past today to mark the

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opening of the new hangar. A multi`million pound investment and

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major expansion for one of Birmingham's leading airlines. This

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is a huge facility, behind me a Boeing 757, the sort of jet that

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takes us on holiday. You can fit six in here, the size of four football

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pitches and the only facility that can house the new Boeing Dreamliner.

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So why choose Birmingham to site the new facility ` according to Monarch

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it's a perfect place to expand. Our airline is a key operator at

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Birmingham Airport, this part of the country is renowned for engineering

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skills providing a future proofed line of succession for business. And

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it's also meant new jobs, with more to come in the future. Engineer

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Richard Froggatt is one of those lucky enough to work here. It is

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exciting because you are coming in at the start of moving into

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Birmingham so it is good to get in at grassroots. The arrival of the

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Hangar has also help boost the local economy. This Coventry firm supplied

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compressors to the new facility. With the high profile of this

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customer, it has a knock on effect. We have employed an extra two

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people, we are investing in more vehicles, we are expanding the

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offices, everything is moving forward. So good news all round at

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an airport that after a tough recession is finally taking off.

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With me now is Paul Kehoe, the Chief Executive of Birmingham Airport. How

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much extra money will this bring to your coffers? Well, in the short

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term, we have done a fantastic deal to make the deal work. When we see

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more aeroplanes, we have counted the money coming in from the Knight

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aircraft but the visiting air planes will bring some money in. So, you

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need to attract more airlines. Yes, and this will do that. How confident

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are you, BA and virgin are not interested. No, they have their own

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facilities but Mama have got contracts in place and we will see

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the Boeings come here. They are servicing the aeroplane so the

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future is bright and Mama have done a fantastic job to get where they

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are today in nine months. Which airlines are we talking about? The

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airlines like Thompson, Monarch, maybe some easyJet. You might see

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some of the aeroplanes with a runway extension, Bangladesh with a new

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Boeing and that aeroplane could be maintained in Birmingham. Exciting

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possibilities. Mononoke have not shared all their details but they

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are confident and they are confident in the facility. The response from

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customers is exceptional. Can you clarify the number of jobs because

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we said 150 new jobs but some have been transferred from Luton. It is

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150 jobs in Birmingham and apprenticeships, the aim is for 300

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jobs. We have parachuted people in from Manchester and Luton and

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Gatwick but these people are bringing new people on board, the

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aim is 300 jobs by the end of next year with more apprentices. It is a

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great news story from Birmingham. Nine leisure centres and swimming

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pools have been earmarked for closure in Birmingham, to save

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nearly seven million pounds. The City Council says it would be too

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costly to repair the existing buildings. It plans to replace them

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with six new leisure centres, which will be privately run. Bob

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Hockenhull has the details. Campaigners have fought long and

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hard to save Moseley Road Swimming Baths. But it looks like the end of

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the line has finally come for the Edwardian building. It's one of nine

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facilities due to close as Birmingham City Council needs to

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save 6.8 million pounds from its leisure budget. I am disappointed

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because it is popular in the community. Lots of people use these

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barbs. There's been a big cup dashed public campaign and there are not

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alternative facilities. If the plans are approved Moseley, one of the

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oldest swimming baths in the country, will shut in September

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2015. Part of it has already been moth balled. They have been shut for

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ten years now, the seating area around the pool is considered unsafe

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and the council say it's cheaper to build new facilities rather than

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repair old ones. Under the council's proposals, eight other leisure

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facilities across the city will close by April 2017. But they will

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be replaced by six brand new centres at a cost of 36 million pounds.

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They'll be privately run so the council says the investment will be

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cheaper than trying to repair old buildings. We have a number of

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swimming baths which are at the end of their life. The proposals we are

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coming forward with will give us leisure facilities and swimming

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facilities across the city in a geographical spread which gives

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access to all residents. And to help deprived areas, the creation of six

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so called well being centres has been announced. They'll offer advice

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and practical help to produce what the council hopes will be a fitter

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city. New figures suggest the number of additional deaths in the region

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caused by cold weather rose dramatically last winter.

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There were 1200 more deaths in the Midlands during the prolonged

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cold`spell compared to the previous year. The majority of the deaths in

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the winter of 2012 to 2013 were among pensioners with over`75s

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accounting for more than eighty percent of them.

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The Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell has said the so`called

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Plebgate affair destroyed his political career. The former Chief

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Whip resigned from his post in the Cabinet last October after a row

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broke out over exactly what he said to police officers at the entrance

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to Downing Street. Earlier it was confirmed one Metropolitan Police

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officer is to face criminal prosecution over his account of what

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happened. My reputation was destroyed. I was vilified

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relentlessly over 33 days with over 800 hate e`mails in the course of

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that first week. I and my family were driven from our home with as

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many as 20 journalists and photographers camped outside.

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A 75`year`old man who was found lying in the road with serious

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injuries in the Black Country is believed to have been the victim of

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a hit and run. He was discovered on Beakes Road in Smethwick on Saturday

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evening and was taken to hospital, but died of his injuries. Police say

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they believe he was hit by a van or possibly a 4x4. They're appealing

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for witnesses. History was made today when the

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first battalion The Royal Regiment of fusiliers were granted the

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freedom of an entire district in Warwickshire, following a homecoming

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parade. The second battalion of the fusiliers is under threat of

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closure, as part of the army cuts. But today's homecoming parade was

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about celebrating the safe return of the regiment from Afghanistan. Joan

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Cummins reports. The Fusiliers have been part of

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Warwickshire for centuries. With its link to the Royal Warwickshire

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Regiment, today hundreds lined the streets of Leamington to welcome

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home 180 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers on what

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is hoped to have been a final tour of Afghanistan. I first deployed in

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2006, to go back in 2013 to see the progress the security forces have

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made is staggering. Hundreds have lined the streets to say thank you

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to the Fusiliers, Regiment with a long tradition in Warwickshire. They

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are doing a difficult job. You must support them. It brings a lump to

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your throat. You want to cheer and shout. It is a big thing, what they

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do. They protect everybody and look after people. Many of the Fusiliers

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grew up here in the Midlands and today soldiers from Coventry and

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Birmingham explained why homecoming marches are emotional experiences.

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It is an amazing feeling, it feels like you have achieved something

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which we have. It is a good feeling. It is a good experience and I am

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glad I came back in one piece. You do get a proud feeling. It is nice

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that you are appreciated for the job you do. It is good to know everyone

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is supporting us. Regardless of changes taking place, the Fusiliers

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will always have a place in the hearts of people in Warwickshire. It

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is coming up to quarter to seven. This is our top story tonight: Three

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nurses are suspended at Stafford hospital over concerns about care

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given to an elderly patient. Your detailed weather forecast to

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come shortly with Shefali ` also in tonight's programme honours even at

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the Hawthorns, Aston Villa come from two goals down to share the points

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with West Brom. And no ordinary foal, find out why Faith is packing

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quite a punch. The Midlands has become the

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technical home for a new generation of local digital television

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stations. More than forty new local TV channels from across the country

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could eventually be transmitted from a brand new high`tech centre in

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Birmingham. Today Estuary TV, a local station for Grimsby, was the

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first to go live and our science correspondent David Gregory`Kumar is

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behind the scenes right now. So David how has it gone?

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It has been almost two hours and they are still on air, it is going

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swimmingly. This broadcast centre in Birmingham will pump out all the

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UK's planned local TV stations and here in the Midlands our first local

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TV station is likely to be City TV broadcasting to Birmingham, so when

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might it launch? After that first tranche of new services, in the

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Midlands Bromsgrove, Stoke`on`Trent, Stratford`upon`Avon and

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Kidderminster all have plans for local stations. Lots of different

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services. We are launching channels to appear on free view, terrestrial

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television on channel eight in England and 26 in Wales and

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Scotland. Most of the places that have local TV will launch on channel

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eight. Hopefully, several services here, they are quite difference.

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What is the advantage? The technology here and behind you is,

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if we did not build it here would have to be built in every location

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so at the moment there were 19 in the first wave and two got

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licensed. That would be 21 different places to build the technology we

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have here. By centralising it, it is more efficient and more cheap and

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would provide a higher level of service than many of the stations

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can for themselves. Thank you for talking to us. Other services will

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also be coming online including Kidderminster next year. It is all

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going swimmingly so far. It is always like that in TV! Sport now,

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Ian's here and it really was a game of two halves at the Hawthorns last

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night. For almost an hour it was a stroll in the park. Albion cruising

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2`0 up. Villa, deflated. But that's when Paul Lambert launched his three

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subs. And Steve Clarke's 2`goal cushion quickly sank without trace.

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Honours even in the West Midlands Premier League derby, for the fourth

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game running. This was the moment that turned the

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derby upside down. It was a big call but they were fantastic. Villa had

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played second fiddle. It was delivered in style by the

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Republic of Ireland striker. The Albion fans were in dream land. This

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mess was costly. It might have been game over. Contrasting emotions for

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both managers but one knew something had to change. Within ten minutes,

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Villa were back in the game. The gloves were off and so was the

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jacket. The weather was cold but the comeback was hot. When Albion failed

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to clear their lines, Ashley Westwood made the equaliser.

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Thankfully it nestled in the bottom corner. To celebrate in the Derby

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was special. He was excellent, his passing was excellent. And the goal

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was a fantastic strike. The disappointment is we had good

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control until midway in the second half. We allowed it to slip away.

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When we go ahead, we need to control the game better. And to bet against

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a fifth consecutive draw or they meet again in two months time and

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Villa Park? Wolves could return to the top of league one against

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Tranmere Rovers. Full coverage on the BBC local radio.

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I did not hear your prediction last night, I was stuck in traffic. I

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watched the first two goals. I gather you predicted a draw.

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Yes, I fancied 3`3. It ended 2`2. Six games without a goal, worrying

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for Villa. Within the next hour the BBC will reveal the ten names on the

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short list to become Sports Personality of the Year. Possible

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candidates from our region? Two names spring to mind. I'd be rather

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surprised if the Wolves speedway rider Tai Woffinden isn't on the

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list, after his success in becoming World Champion this year. But the

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Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell must be a certainty. He scored 562 runs

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against Australia including three centuries to help England retain the

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Ashes. Talking of Warwickshire, they're changing their name? Yes,

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next summer, they'll be called the Birmingham Bears but only in the new

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NatWest t20 Blast tournament on Friday evenings, starting in May.

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Every night this week we're introducing the five finalists in

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our search to find the BBC Midlands Sports Unsung Hero. This evening

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it's Colin Greetham who's been at the very heart of Sutton Coldfield

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Cricket Club for more than twenty years. Nick Clitheroe has been to

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meet him. It may not feel like the weather for cricket but you still

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can't tear Colin Greetham away from his beloved square. His official

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title is chairman at Sutton Coldfield cricket club but in

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reality for the last 23 years Colin has been so much more. Coaching with

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the adults, ladies and juniors and on top of that trying to manage the

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club. I have looked after the ground but I am trying to step back a

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little. I still like to put the lawn mower around. His main passion is

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coaching and especially bringing through future generations of

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players for the first team. That youth policy has really worked. This

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summer they won the Premier Division of the Warwickshire Cricket league.

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That team had an average age of just 19 and their successors are already

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being lined up too. He is the heart of the club. I would not have

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enjoyed it as much if it wasn't for him. He has made me love the sport

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as much as he does. He is properly respected by everyone at the club.

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Everybody likes to take advice of him. Cricket is a great game for

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youngsters but it is a great game and I want people to share my

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enthusiasm for it. And he hasn't stopped there. When the club decided

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to start up a ladies team they were drifting along until Colin took a

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hand. He took complete beginners, nobody could bowl a ball to cat is

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playing competitive cricket. One of the ladies scored her first century

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last year and that is down to his coaching. So whether it's at the

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indoor winter nets or out on the square 69`year`old Colin Greetham is

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at the heart of this club. Good luck to Colin. Tomorrow, we'll meet our

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third finalist, that's Frank from Droitwich Spa.

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She may be just six months old but already "Faith" has made her way

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into the history books ` the equine history books that is. She's a rare

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breed Suffolk punch ` they're the oldest breed of heavy horse in

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Britain. But there are so few of them left, that one breeder in

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Herefordshire has turned to surrogacy to help boost the numbers

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.and along came Faith. Cath Mackie's been to meet her.

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She's only a baby, and like many babies she likes to eat... And

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eat... And play around, at home in Foy in Herefordshire. But Faith the

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Suffolk punch filly, is far from ordinary. She has been born via the

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embryo transplant route which is well tried among the profession but

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not amongst heavy horses. It has never been done before with this.

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Her birth mother is a former dressage horse. At six months old

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little Faith has got the characteristics of the Suffolk

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punch. You can see her lovely round belly, the little short legs and

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lovely deep chestnut colour of her coat, but above all the lovely,

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sweet natured temperament. They have the most marvellous temperament.

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They like human beings. And it is a tragedy they are trying out. They

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are dying out, rather, because we have no further use for them. Heavy

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horses played an essential role in farming for centuries ` pulling

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heavy machinery, and carts. But then mechanisation took over. Now there

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are only 500 suffolk punch horses left worldwide, with just 200 mares

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in the UK including Faith's natural mother Opal who gave birth herself

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this year. What are they like? Fantastic, lovely. I wish I had been

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here from the beginning of the project because it is so exciting.

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Will you do this purely out of love because I assume there isn't much

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money. No, no money whatsoever. It is out of love and to try and form a

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small breeding herd ourselves. And the aim is to keep the breed alive.

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In the future, hopefully Faith will help continue the line. She is

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gorgeous. There was ice this morning. It is still technically

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autumn. Winter is fast approaching, we should be there by December.

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Autumn is not letting go without a fight. We have a brief burst of

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milder air and that will lift temperatures slightly. You will

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notice it during the night. It is down to warm fronts and sectors,

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high keeping things largely dry but a warm front with milder air. The

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next one comes through on Thursday moving from west to east. Really,

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that is keeping things mild and tonight you will start to notice a

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difference. Compared to last night, a huge difference, temperatures were

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`3 in rural spots last night, tonight we are down to seven

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Celsius. And with this warm front from north to south, increasing

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cloud and also rain. More particularly in the eastern parts.

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There could be fork in the high ground. Tomorrow, with lighter

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winds, not an awful lot to agitate the cloud or fog. It could be dealt

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to start the day but we hope the wind will pick up in the afternoon

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so we get some brightness and sunshine. Temperatures again on the

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mild side, nine or 10 Celsius with a lighter winds. Tomorrow night, a

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repeat performance of tonight, it will be largely dry and so is

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tomorrow night, a lot of residual cloud with hill fog and temperatures

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matching tonight to values of five or seven Celsius. We will see things

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cooling down after that, some rain on Thursday, a cold front following

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so it may pep up the cloud producing patchy rain. Rain and showers on

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Friday. Tonight's headlines from the BBC: With ten months to go to the

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referendum, the Scottish Government has published its blueprint for

:27:11.:27:11.

independence. A police officer is charged over the

:27:12.:27:15.

plebgate affair ` it's alleged he falsely claimed to have witnessed

:27:16.:27:18.

the incident. Three nurses are suspended at

:27:19.:27:20.

Stafford hospital over concerns about care given to an elderly

:27:21.:27:23.

patient. And landing new jobs ` the

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maintenance hangar Birmingham Airport hopes will boost business.

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That was the Midlands Today. I'll be back at ten o'clock where we'll be

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looking at how businesses here in the West Midlands are growing more

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quickly than anywhere else in the country. Have a great evening.

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Goodbye.

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