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Hello, and welcome to Midlands Today. The headlines tonight: Calls

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to bring oak`wood Prison back under Government control after a third

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disturbance in as many months. These are not legal week a write`off.

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These people will eventually be released, and reform, and become

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part of our society. The local Conservative MP tells us

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it's not good enough. The Chancellor pays tribute to a great

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manufacturing company ` as 400 jobs are created in North Warwickshire.

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Too muddy even for pigs ` the animal sanctuary struggling to cope with

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the aftermath of the heavy rain. Still loving the limelight ` the

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entertainer taking centre stage on her 100th birthday.

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Life is just a bowl of cherries. And after a week of endless rain,

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floods and rising waters, how does this week compare? I'll be telling

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you later. Good evening. There are calls,

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tonight, for the largest prison in England to be brought back under

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government control, after disorder lasting up to ten hours broke out on

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a wing. Oak`wood Prison, near Wolverhampton, is home to more than

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1,600 inmates, and is privately run by security firm G4S. Last night's

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incident was the third in three months ` at a prison which Justice

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Secretary Chris Grayling described, just last November, as a first class

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facility. Giles Latcham reports. My partner told me get out of his

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window, he could see the security guards coming in, and the rate

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people coming in. All he could hear was banging and shouting. G4S have

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described this, simply as an incident. I spoke to a prisoner

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inside, said it was nothing short of riots. But 50 inmates refused to be

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locked down, yesterday. They smashed windows and barricaded the entrance

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to Cedar wing. Staff lost control of the wing for the best part of ten

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hours, until a heavily equipped team went in to restore order at 2am.

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Prisoners have protested on the roof, in the past. There are

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complaints of inexperienced staff handing out harsh and arbitrary

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punishments. There is clear evidence that G4S are not coping with the

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management of this present. They are failing to deliver their contractual

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obligations, daily society, and the government ought to be looking at

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cancelling their contracts, and bringing back state`controlled will

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stop last October, inspectors report highlighted problems with drugs and

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violence, and said the jail was failing in almost every respect.

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Within days, the prisoners staged a protest on the roof. In November,

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there was another protest on the roof, bringing us five weeks on, too

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last night's riots. In November, G4S said that problems were being tired

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out. Incidents will happen. It's a feature of risen life. Every

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director, or manager, tries to manage them out. `` a feature of

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prison life. G4S said about 20 prisoners were involved. A number of

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cells were damaged. They deny reports that prison officers were

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taken hostage. The Conservative MP for South Staffordshire is Gavin

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Williamson. A little earlier, he gave me his reaction to the third

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incident at oak`wood in as many months. Frankly, it is not good

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enough. You want to see any prison, whether it is run privately or by

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the public sector, to run smoothly without incident, or any problems.

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We've had three incidents, and that isn't adequate. I've spoken with the

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prisons minister to voice my concerns. To make it clear, that

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this isn't adequate. The prisons minister has already said that he is

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ending up the deputy director of the prison service, to meet with

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oak`wood, and have a clear understanding of what led to this

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incident, and what can be done to ensure that it doesn't happen again.

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Your Justice Secretary Chris Grayling described oak`wood as a

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first class facility ` that was only two months ago. Most of my

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constituents want to ensure that the amount of money we spend

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incarcerating people is not astronomical. It's not adequate, and

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that's why we've got to see action, we've got to see everyone working

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together. We have to make sure that those people working in the prison

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have the right training, the right support, the right back`up. We've

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got to make sure that those people in prison, yes, they are probably

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looked after, but it is a regime that is putting rehabilitation, and

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making sure that people who live around prisons are safe stop how

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much longer are you going to get this? The Chief Inspector of Prisons

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said that oak`wood was failing in almost every respect, and they'd get

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one last chance. How many more chances will you give? What we are

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already seeing, is we are seeing the government is taking swift action,

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sending the deputy director of prisons to oak`wood, to get a

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clearer understanding of what has happened. The incidents didn't occur

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because of what the prison officers did, it occurred because someone

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within the prison decided to act in Amberley manner. We cannot make it

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uses for people that acting... Take action and do whatever they want.

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Coming up later in the programme: A last minute winner for Coventry

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salvages some pride for West Midlands' football in the FA Cup.

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400 new jobs are being created at an automotive company in North

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Warwickshire. This fresh employment boost at Sertec was announced by

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Chancellor George Osborne, during a visit today, and the emphasis will

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be on providing opportunities for young people. Ben Godfrey has the

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details. In 2008, at the height of recession,

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Sertec in Coleshill was shedding jobs ` its future as a car parts

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supplier was uncertain. It was hard to imagine, then, that six years

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later, the Chancellor would pitch up here to deliver his latest plan to

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remedy the economy. But last year, Sertec took on 200 new staff, and

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now it wants to recruit 400 more. They're in demand to supply another

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expanding firm ` Jaguar Land Rover. With their new models, we've been

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able to create these positions. These are purely manufacturing jobs.

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A lot of engineering positions, highly skilled robotics engineers. I

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want the new jobs being advertised here to go to local kids. So, here

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are two local kids, Andy and Oliver ` they've been taken on as

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apprentices learning new skills, and earning qualifications. We are the

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future of the company as apprentices. It made me optimistic

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to do want to try my hardest. I've always wanted to be an engineer. I

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was going to go to university, then I decided that I'd like do hands`on.

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Only last summer, a telecoms firm based here went out of business with

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a loss of 200 jobs. 2013 saw not just the demise of Greenwoods

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Communications, but another major North Warwickshire employer ` Daw

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Mill Colliery. I think it's the good news is outweighing the bad. We got

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companies like Energetics, the Ralston Group, Rosa in bed worth,

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they are all growing, taking on staff, and these are high quality

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manufacturing jobs. The Chancellor talked about the pressure of global

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competition, but for Sertec, success begins at home. In its 52nd year of

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trade, it's still independently owned by former company apprentices

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and engineers. ?300,000 will be spent on improving

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the canals in Stoke`on`Trent and Staffordshire. The Canal and River

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Trust will use the money to carry out essential winter maintenance.

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They'll repair the canal walls, locks and bridges, including

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Trentham, Etruria, and Branston Lock, near Burton.

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Two minor injury units in Herefordshire have been closed,

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temporarily, because of winter pressures being faced by the Wye

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Valley NHS Trust. The units at Ross`on`Wye and Leominster Community

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Hospitals, are being shut for a brief period to boost the resources

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at Hereford County Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department.

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All of the Community Hospital's other services will continue to

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operate as usual. 's The NHS is facing its biggest financial

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challenge since it was formed in 1948 ` with smaller hospitals, here,

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in the Midlands, facing the prospect of being taken over and starting to

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lose services. Meanwhile, GPs in the region say

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they're struggling to cope with increased workloads. So, what is the

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future for the NHS? Our Health Correspondent, Michele Paduano

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reports. In essence, Edna represents the

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problem. Edna is nearly 94. She fell at home and hit her head ` but due

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to her time in hospital, she lost the use of her legs. Six weeks on,

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this centre in Willenhall has freed up a hospital bed and Edna is

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receiving intensive physiotherapy to help her get home. It's a big

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problem, because I don't know how I will go on. I'm just taking it day

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by day, step`by`step. That's how I'm taking life, now. But how much

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better for patients, and NHS finances, if they can stop the

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elderly going into hospital in the first place? There are simply not

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enough beds to treat all the patients who need care. This centre

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in Willenhall has a rapid response team of GPS and nurses who seek to

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do just that. Hundred and 34 of those were rapid response patients.

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We are setting up a new rapid response team, which should be up

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and running by February. Yet Pressure is being put on GPs to take

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on extra work. Simon Parkinson says primary care in Worcestershire

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Herefordshire and Warwickshire is ?10m in the red, and like hospital

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emergency departments are full to bursting. The workload is steadily

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increasing. General practice has not had any additional resources. The

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NHS as unit GPs are the sponge that soak up the work that no one else

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wants to do. We are reaching our limits. Well, Stafford will be the

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first hospital likely to be downgraded. Others in Redditch,

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Nuneaton and Hereford are likely to follow. An independent analyst says

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fewer hospitals will save money, but, ultimately, the public needs to

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think about rationing. I think it's probably will work until the next

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election. But after that, we need to start thinking, not just about the

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way we do things, but actually what we do. That raises a whole lot of

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difficult political questions. If the NHS is to stay on its feet, it's

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going to have to change. And Michele joins us now. A lot of talk about

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improvements needed for health care, but where is the money going to come

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from? Although the NHS hasn't lost money, just to stand still, it needs

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3% increases, but hasn't been getting them. They are talking about

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the seven`day working. And more nurses on the wards. The managers I

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have spoken to say, where is the money coming from? We are

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struggling, at the moment. Looking forward 12 months, what do you see

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the future being for hospitals across the West Midlands? We are

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going to be moving towards these super`centres. Stafford is a pilot,

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locally and nationally, as to what might happen. The others are going

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to move in a similar direction. The problem is, it probably won't happen

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until after the next election, because there is too much concern.

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We also need to see integration of both social services and health care

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and primary care. There is a time gap, between being able to do these

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things, and things needing to happen. It's a question of whether

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the public will accept what is going on.

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Twenty`one flood warnings remain in place across the Midlands this

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evening, with another thirty`two flood alerts across the region. The

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Environment Agency says the risk of flooding could remain for three

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days, although riverside defences appear to be working well. To

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Worcester, now, and our reporter Cath Mackie. Cath, how are things

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looking this evening? In the Mary, in the past, after this

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much rain, I'd be showing you pictures of homes under water.

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Thankfully, that's no longer the story here. The Environment Agency

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say flood defences have saved around 1000 homes along the River Severn

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from flooding during the recent bad weather. The defences in the village

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of Kempsey, a few miles from here, have passed their first test since

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they failed last year ` and have kept the village dry, much to the

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relief of local people. If the defences haven't been put in, we

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would have been underwater it. But mercifully, we are not. We are well

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protected. Everybody is very happy with the successful outcome. The

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driving rain and winds have also caused problems further away from

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the river banks. A sanctuary in the heart of the Black Country is

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struggling to look after its animals, with staff describing the

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situation as really depressing. Bob Hockenhull reports.

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This pig shelter has been blown over in high winds, forcing these two

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Gloucestershire Old Spots to seek refuge under a tree. It's one of

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many casualties of the weather at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary, near

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Sedgley. It's quite depressing. You come in and don't know what you will

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find. When it came in, the shelters were racked. You find sheet covered

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in mud. You don't know what you will find. The sanctuary is in a valley,

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and water from nearby brooks has seeped on to the land, adding to the

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quagmire. Many animals have been moved. Part of an aviary wall has

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collapsed, and fences and buildings have been damaged in the high winds.

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It's very difficult for the staff to get round. The animals are

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constantly covered in mud. We are having to get that out, often. The

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fences have been blown down, shelters have been blown down. The

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animals have nowhere to go undercover. We are trying to fix

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everything quickly. 450 animals are looked after here ` they've all been

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rescued, after being found abandoned. The centre relies on

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public donations to keep running, but costs are spiralling because of

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the bad weather. The sodden fields means there's less pasture for

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animals, like Duke, here. Thousands of pounds worth of extra feed is

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having to be bought in ` adding to the sanctuary's problems. It already

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costs ?200,000 to keep the rescue centre open. Staff are worried that

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if the bad weather continues, it'll struggle to cope, putting the

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animals' future in jeopardy. River levels do remain high, and the

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other problem it's causing is the amount of debris that's getting

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caught up in the current. Down on the river Teme, at Powick, there was

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a mountain of the stuff, and they're looking to clear as soon as they

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can. The public's being urged to stay vigilant and check for flood

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alerts. There will be more information on your BBC local radio

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station ` and of course Shefali will be here later in the programme with

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the weather forecast. Back to you, Mary.

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Our top story tonight: Calls to bring oak`wood Prison back under

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government control, after a third disturbance in as many months.

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Shefali will be along shortly with the detailed weather forecast for

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the Midlands. Also ahead: the showstar centenarian who doesn't

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think much of modern celebrities. On Friday, Dan and I were talking

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about the chances of an FA Cup upset involving a Midlands side ` didn't

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quite go to plan did it Dan? Kidderminster Harriers are the only

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non`league team in the country still left in the FA Cup.

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They forced a replay against Peterborough United from League One.

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But it was Coventry City who pulled off our best result, as Ian Winter

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reports. Coventry City once paid Wolves

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almost ?2 million to sign Steve Froggatt. How times have changed.

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But Froggy still has a soft spot for his old club. And he's delighted to

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see the Sky Blues earn a fourth round trip to Arsenal. Stephen

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Presley has done such a fabulous job, under the circumstances.

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They've had a ten point deduction. A lot of credit should go to him, but

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the players have really stepped up. They're not used to playing in front

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of big crowds. To go to the Emirates, in front of 60,000 people,

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it will be a great atmosphere. On Saturday, Coventry saved their best

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till last. With only 12 minutes left to play, they were trailing 1`0 to

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Barnsley from the Championship. Then Frank Moussa raced clear to level

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the score. And almost before you could say, when's the replay, Leon

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Clarke made the question redundant by rifling in Coventry's second, to

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win the game 2`1. Like Coventry, Stoke City are also

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off to London in round four. Kenwyne Jones scored early against Leicester

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at the Brit. And ten minutes after the break, Charlie Adam doubled

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their lead. It finished 2`1, and Stoke will now be away to Chelsea.

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On Friday night, we featured the Kidderminster hotshot, Joe Lolley.

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So, no surprise when he almost scored in the first minute against

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Peterborough. But, the Harriers goal led a charmed life in the second

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half. It finished nil`nil, and they'll now replay, next Tuesday, to

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earn a trip to Sunderland. Port Vale must be kicking themselves

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today. 2`0 up at half`time, thanks to goals from Gavin Tomlin and Tom

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Pope. They allowed Plymouth to force a replay. And that means a 500 mile

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round trip from Burslem to Devon. It's not all glamour in the FA Cup.

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So, only two Midlands sides definitely through to the fourth

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round. Villa and Albion both losing at home on Saturday, and Albion yet

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to appoint a new head coach. It's now four weeks since Steve Clarke

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was sacked. Mirko Slomka, from Germany, and Jose Luis Mendilibar,

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from Spain, are the latest to be linked to the job. They're new names

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to most of us. But the fact remains that, for now, Keith Downing remains

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the caretaker head coach. He'd drawn four out of four in the league, but,

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on Saturday, they lost 2`0 at home to Crystal Palace. Dwight Gayle put

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Palace in front, midway through the first half, after a mistake by Goran

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Popov. And Palace made it 2`0 when Marouane Chamakh scored in the 90th

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minute. A tame exit really. But, at least Palace are in the same

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division as Albion. Villa lost to a team two divisions below them.

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Villa's 2`1 defeat to Sheffied United was arguably the shock of the

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entire third round. Villa have had their struggles at home, but this

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was still a surprise. Jamie Murphy put Sheffield United ahead. Nicklas

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Helenius equalised for Villa, which seemed to have rescued a draw. But,

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the winner came nine minutes from time. Ryan Flynn sending the away

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fans delirious ` but making a miserable season at Villa Park even

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worse. Only five sides left, and only two definitely through to

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fourth round. Now, a very happy 100th birthday to

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Iris Bonehill. Her name might not be familiar to you, but she was one

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third of the Clayton Sisters ` who were popular in the entertainment

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industry across the Midlands back in the 1930's. Our Arts Reporter Satnam

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Rana has been to find out more about her life in showbiz, and why she's

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not a big fan of modern performers. The voice of Iris Bonehill and her

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sisters ` recorded in Birmingham. Together, they were known as the

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Clayton Sisters. The travelling troupe entertained audiences all

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over the UK in the 1930s. I send my congratulations and best wishes to

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you, on such a special occasion. Today, a royal seal of approval.

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Iris is celebrating her 100th birthday surrounded by her loving

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family and memories of her showbiz years. I was always performing with

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my father in his group. It was a concert party, then, and I don't

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think they have them now. We used to do the Birmingham parks, and put the

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show on and always pantomime. By the age of 14, Iris started perfuming

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professionally with her sisters. From the Dudley Hippodrome, to the

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Alexander Theatre in Birmingham, to Yarmouth Pier and Scotland.

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Performing alongside future stars such as actress Dora Bryan and Jazzz

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legend Duke Ellington. I had a lovely time in show business. There

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were some lovely people. Especially in Scotland, they built the artists

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they could entertain. It was such a high standard. It was just lovely,

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the atmosphere, to work in. Up until five years ago, she was performing

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with the Ballard Singers in Worcestershire. But what does she

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think of the way showbiz has changed? I'm still waiting for

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something to happen, they don't do anything, do they? We danced, we

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sang, we played instruments. We did every part in the way of

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entertainment. So, after all the wind and rain, any sign

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last week 's deluge left us with a string of flood warnings. But at

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least the flood warnings have now been downgraded. However, there are

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still 15. If you are in affected areas, I suggest that you bring the

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flood line. `` ringing the flood line. This week will be a lost

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writer, although not completely dry. It will be mostly mild, until

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Friday, when temperatures drop. In terms of rain, we got a couple of

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features running up which will affect us on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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It's mainly affecting the southern half of the region. One to keep an

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eye on, is this front that is heading in from the west. Is

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currently affecting America, and causing chaos. It's heading our way,

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and we could get quite a bit of rain later on Friday and into Saturday.

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The time being, this evening, we have a few showers. There will be

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periods when that even slightly, but it could have up a bit later on

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tonight. Temperatures, because of the wind strength, are above

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freezing will stop around seven or eight. We are looking at a frost

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free nights, . It's going to be a lot quieter, and it won't be quite

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as whites. There is a good deal of sunshine between those showers, but

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still blustery winds. If you're out of those winds, temperatures aren't

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bad dashed up to ten or 11. On Wednesday and Thursday, Thursday is

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the driest. Tonight's headlines from the BBC:

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Another ?25 billion of cuts on the way for Britain ` George Osborne

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targets welfare again. Giant waves, as new storms batter the south and

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west ` forecasters warn the flooding could be worse than last week. Calls

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to bring oak`wood Prison back under Government control, after a third

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disturbance in as many months. And 400 jobs are created at a car parts

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manufacturer in North Warwickshire. That was the Midlands Today. I'll be

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back at ten o'clock with more on the future of oak`wood Prison. Have a

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great evening. Goodbye. TOM: # And if there's

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anybody left in here # That doesn't want

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to be out there... #

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