01/01/2014 Midlands Today


01/01/2014

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Good evening. West Midlands Ambulance Service dealt with a

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record amount of emergency 999 calls in the early hours of the New Year,

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averaging four emergency calls a minute. More than 200 ambulances and

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100 paramedics were on call. Between 1am and 2am this morning, the

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control room saw an increase of 8% on last year's record levels. Last

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year was busy. We had a 50% rise. This year in the peak period, we had

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an 8% rise in calls again above last year. A lot of them were

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alcohol`related. We were dealing with about a 909 call every 15

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seconds. `` 999. A pioneering support centre for

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former military personnel is hoping to increase its work this year by

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becoming a charity. Over the last three years, more than 600 people

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have been helped by the Veterans' Contact Point in Warwickshire. Laura

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May McMullan reports. Luke McCloskey left the Royal Marines at the start

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of year. The Veterans' Contact Point advised him on how to set up and

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market his bootcamp business. A lot of the time, people are confused and

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they are not sure what to do. People do struggle a lot. It is just here

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support. We have had 75 enquiries. Len has always offered a helping

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hand. Little did he know it would lead to setting up a vital support

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service for ex`service men and women. We have transferable skills.

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After 24 years in the military himself, he knows how difficult it

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can be to adapt to civilian life. You are not used to going out,

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budgeting, looking for work, making your money last the month.

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Everything is provided for you in the military. Without this, I would

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be dead. Meeting other veterans, that alone, it cheered me up no end.

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They have renewed my forklift licence. They got me my card. I put

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me on a course to work on the railways. In the last three years,

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they have helped more than 600 people. It has been set up with the

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help of various partners. There is a wide`ranging charities all under one

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roof. The volunteers say there is always help here for veterans.

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The president of West Bromwich Albion John Silk has died at the age

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of 89. Mr Silk was made a club director in 1984 and became chairman

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in 1988, a position he held for four years. He became president in 2003.

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So flags flew at half mast at the Hawthorns today as West Brom beat

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Newcastle in the Premier League with a late penalty from Saido Berahino.

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Stoke went ahead through Oussama Assaidi. But Everton equalised in

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the last minute. And Aston Villa won at Sunderland, thanks to Gabby

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Agbonlahor. In the Championship, Birmingham are

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now unbeaten in ten games, but had to settle for a point against

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Barnsley. In League One, Shrewsbury won 2`1 at

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Oldham. Port Vale lost 3`2 at Preston. Three late goals inspired

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Coventry to victory at Rotherham. A one`all draw there between Tranmere

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and second`placed Wolves. And Walsall sit seventh after beating

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Sheffield United 2`1. In League Two, Cheltenham's game was

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postponed. Burton are up to second place after a point at Mansfield.

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Well, there's been plenty of rain around today. Rebecca Wood has the

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weather forecast. A rather wet night to come. Heavy

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downpours expected. The other weather warning in place for heavy

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rain particularly across Herefordshire `` a yellow weather

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warning. The showers continue through the next few hours and

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overnight. By the time we make it into the early hours of tomorrow, it

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will clear. Still gusty. Tomorrow will be a day to dry out. We have

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plenty of sunny spells to come. Isolated showers here and there.

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Temperatures not doing too badly. The sunshine will help. By Thursday,

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we still have another band of rain to come. That is with us as we make

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our way into Friday. Strong winds to come. Unsettled weather for the next

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few days. The National forecast in a moment.

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We are back at 10:40pm. Goodbye for now.

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unsettled weekend. I'll be back after 10:30pm tonight.

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Hello. It is a New Year but it is the same old weather. Flood warnings

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are on the rise. The flood line number is on screen if you are at

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all concerned. Still some rain to come this evening and overnight

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Still some heavy bursts. It will push the way towards the east taking

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the strongest winds with it. It did in temperature across the Highlands.

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Temperatures are holding up fairly well. Tomorrow, I can offer you a

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glimpse of brightness. Quite it isn't over getting out and about.

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Many places staying dry. -- quite a decent day for getting out and

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about. There will be some long, dry spells and a decent amount of

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sunshine as well. Temperature

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