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Hello and welcome to Midlands Today. The headlines tonight...

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Floodwaters rising, more rain on the way ` emergency services are on

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stand`by for a challenging weekend. I think it is the calm before the

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storm. What is coming down the river at the moment is what fell the other

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evening. But when and where will that rain

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be? I'll have the latest as the storms keep coming.

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We'll have a full report on flooding from around the region. Also

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tonight... Giving blood ` the new technique

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that could revolutionise the whole system. If you could freeze blood

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when there is an access, that would be ideal. `` a surplus.

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Not a laughing matter ` a Birmingham comedy club sues the popular TV show

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Glee Club for using its name. And from this to global pop

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superstar. I am in Stoke on Trent for the start of Robbie Williams'

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fan Festival. Good evening. The floods are

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continuing to cause problems across the Midlands and more heavy rain's

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due later tonight. There are currently 31 flood warnings in place

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and 39 alerts. Barriers have been put up in Shrewsbury, Ironbridge,

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and Bewdley. Our reporter, Ben Godfrey, is near the River Severn in

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Worcester tonight. How's the city coping there, Ben?

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The Severn is high here and rising, but it's not expected to reach 2007

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levels. But it is of some concern. The racecourse and cricket ground

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are completely underwater but overall the Midlands has escaped the

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worst, especially when compared to Somerset and Devon. The emergency

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services in our region have still been very busy, though. Today, I

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spent time with the fire service in Worcestershire to see the sort of

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incidents they're dealing with. On the outskirts of Bromsgrove, this

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taxi has made its final journey. For Hereford and Worcester Fire and

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Rescue Service, this is the third call`out within 24 hours to drivers

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trapped in floodwater. In this case, a swollen ford.

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It was a taxi driver who called the emergency services as his vehicle

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was filling up with water. They rescued him and two this Lisbon in

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the vehicle who were on their way to Birmingham airport. Did you see the

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sign? Yes, but the water was too much, it rose to quickly. You can

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see the tyre of the vehicle but you did he do go into deep `` but you do

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not need to go into deep for the intake to be filled. The River

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Severn is also rising again. Flood barriers are in place at Bewdley in

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Worcestershire, Shrewsbury and here in Ironbridge in Shropshire. We will

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see this rise by another 1.5 metres. The waters around Tewkesbury are

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also high, these pictures were taken from a helicopter by a Midlands

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Today viewer. At the moment, the flood defences are keeping the

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Severn at bay. There's no undue concern. Even so, Worcester Fire

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station is fully equipped to respond to river incidents. We have two

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boats. They are available for immediate response. The crews are

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trained to deal with these. We have Worcester and Hereford and others.

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The message is clear from the emergency services ` follow safety

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advice, use common sense and don't place yourself in danger. Tonight,

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large areas of farmland on the water and we are just a month away from

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the National Hunt Festival. Dan Pallett's been to find out how the

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organisers are coping. Welcome to Cheltenham on Sea. It has

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been wet, very wet. With the festival just under four weeks away,

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they have a close eye on the weather. The Clerk of the Course has

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his own weather centre in the middle of the course. It is pretty

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saturated but I think we would be able to race on it today despite

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overnight rainfall. It is not too windy today. Wednesday was a real

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shocker here. We recorded wind speeds in excess of 50 mph, which is

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as high as we have had. There is extra pressure to put the Cheltenham

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Festival on foot of it brings money into this region but is also a

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flagship for the entire industry and that is set to support 20,000 jobs

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across the country and is worth almost ?3.5 billion to the British

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economy. And they dealt with much everything hip or the glass chin,

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the course only survived template is below freezing due to frost covers.

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Two years ago, the lack of water was a problem. The show must go on.

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Construction is under way for the tented village with 60 workers on

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site everyday. Wind can cause problems here. We have to judge the

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weather for so many different circumstances, for the horses, for

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the people here. With temporary structures, there is a higher risk.

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Hopefully it will be a success this year. They will move the rails to

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run on fresh ground and they will do everything they can to get the

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festival underway. A tough task ahead.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service says it will have more vehicles on duty

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for what looks like a wash`out weekend. Why is whether so bad?

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Rebecca Wood is here with the answers.

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Well, this is all happening because the jet stream is stuck over us. It

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is continuing to push cold air over the Atlantic. On top of that, we

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have got problems with the rain that we have been seeing. The Met Office

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has brought in some... They have been looking at the statistics and

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they have seen that we have five months of rain since December the

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12th. On top of that, we have had 23 days of rain in January. On top of

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that, it has been the windiest December we have seen since 1969.

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With no sign of the jet stream moving, it will just continue to

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stay this way for the next few days. I will have the full forecast later.

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Thank you. And for all the latest information

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on the flooding and how it's affecting where you live, there are

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regular travel and weather updates on your local radio station.

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Coming up later in the programme... Avoiding student ghettoes ` plans to

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restrict the number and location of shared houses in Worcester.

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A revolutionary way to preserve blood has been discovered by

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researchers at the University of Warwick. Currently, all donated

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blood has to be used within a month of being collected or it goes off

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and has to be thrown away. But now scientists at Warwick say they've

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found a way to freeze and keep blood for as long as doctors want. Here's

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our Science Correspondent, David Gregory`Kumar.

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Blood. You can't operate without it. But donated and refrigerated blood

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only lasts just over a month before reaching it's "use`by" date. And

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that means the available supply varies. At certain times of the

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year, at times such as Christmas or during the Olympics, there is a

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dramatic reduction in the number of donations. In the UK typically, for

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some blood groups, we only have five days' stock. It does not take much

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of a fluctuation to have erratic effect on the amount of blood we can

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actually use in hospital. If you could freeze blood in times where

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there is a surplus, that would be ideal. So why not freeze blood and

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keep it for longer? Well, we're about to freeze these red blood

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cells. Watching using a microscope, you see all movement stops as the

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sample reaches `20 degrees Celsius and freezes. But as we warm things

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up... The melting ice crystals tear the red blood cells to pieces and

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you're left with unusable mush. Now scientists at the University of

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Warwick have found a way to avoid turning blood into useless pink goo.

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With our method, we looked at the process of freezing. We had a

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polymer that we can add and very low concentrations, we add it to the

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blood cells and then freezing directly. They are ready to go for

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cows were patient prop `` they are ready for transportation. The

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polymer interferes with the ice crystals and stops them tearing the

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blood cells apart during thawing. It might be useful for people with rare

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blood groups because they can donate blood when they want, they can store

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it in a freezer and then if they needed later in life for an oration,

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it can be thawed out. `` and operation. Large`scale trials of

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this technology could begin in 12 to 18 months.

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And you can read more about this discovery and find a link to the

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research on David's blog. A Birmingham`based comedy club has

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successfully sued the makers of the popular TV high school musical drama

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Glee. The Glee Club took Rupert Murdoch's Fox Corporation to the

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High Court for infringing its UK Trade Mark. Our reporter, Bob

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Hockenhull, is outside the venue in the city centre now. Sounds like a

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David`and`Goliath story, Bob. As we have heard, the High Court has

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rolled that the TV show infringed the trademark which the club here

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had had established for some years. With me is the owner, Mark Tughan.

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You must be delighted. How did you feel the TV programme was harming

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you? It manifested itself in so many ways, whether that was our social

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media pages being utterly swamped by fans of the show, whether it was

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comics who were tweeting and promoting their appearances at the

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club being swamped by negative comments and whether it was a big

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to`do with the TV show. There was an growing mass of evidence of customer

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confusion. We would turn up at freshers fair is to promote Parish

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of this and be met with hostility from the students. When we got to

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ask them why they `` why that was, they thought we were related to the

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TV show! Everybody is entitled to appeal, that is part of the legal

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process but this is a very strong judgement in our favour. One cannot

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revisit... I beg your have to leave it there. Congratulations. I know

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you have Lee Evans hit a knight who will help you celebrate. `` here

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tonight. Warwickshire County Council has

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agreed cuts to its budget of ?92 million over the next four years.

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Most services provided by the local authority will be affected, although

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there'll be no library closures and school crossing patrols will remain

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as they are. About 600 staff will go in a phased programme of job cuts.

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Council tax will also rise for the first time in four years.

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West Midlands Police are examining CCTV footage to try to track down

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those responsible for putting a pig's head on a patrol car. Officers

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were attending the Bull Ring shopping centre in Birmingham when

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the animal's head was put on the bonnet. The prank's been condemned

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by the Police Federation. I am sure there will be a small

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minority of individuals who will find amusement from doing that. From

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my point of view and our members' point of view, they have a tough

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enough job as it is out there. At the time, they were dealing with a

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real incident. Senior Government and opposition MPs

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are urging West Midlands Police to examine all available evidence in

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the hope of securing convictions for the Birmingham pub bombings. 40

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years after the attacks, there are also calls for a full`scale public

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inquiry. Our Political Editor, Patrick Burns, has more on this. Is

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there the slightest hope, so long after the event, of making any real

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progress on this? I have been talking to a campaign

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group made up of the relatives of some of the people who died in those

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bombings. They say that the public enquiry could help but they also

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saving should be a sense of outrage that the people behind these

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atrocities have never been caught. If we do not fight today to get

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these perpetrators caught and sentenced, then who is to say it

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will not happen in the future. Who is to say that people will not come

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to Birmingham or any other city and create mass murder and for them to

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continue to have their liberty? Nobody is looking for them. How can

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we claim to live in a democratic society where we allow that to

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happen? There has been no reply so far. It is not top of the political

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agenda. I have put that to the Northern Ireland minister and to the

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current MP, Jeremy Wright, who said they will take it up with them

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leaders. I put it to Jeremy Wright that in contrast to Hillsborough and

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bloody Sunday, there is a difference. There is a prodigal

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difference. This is something that happened 40 years ago. To honour new

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evidence will be challenging. If it is there to be found, it should be

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looked for. You still feel the pain is trying to heat up something that

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has lain: For so long. There could be some intense media interest

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around this. The 40th anniversary is this November. Thank you.

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And Patrick will be back with Sunday Politics on Sunday morning at 11am,

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here on BBC One. Our top story tonight... With

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floodwaters rising and more rain on the way, emergency services are

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braced for a challenging weekend. The rather bleak forecast to come

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shortly from Rebecca. Also in tonight's programme...

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How a world champion kickboxer's putting her weight behind a bid to

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have her sport officially recognised and land much`needed funding.

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And He's The One! Celebrating Robbie Williams' 40th birthday on the

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street in the Potteries where he used to live. Plus an exhibition of

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previously unseen family pictures. The number of shared houses in

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Worcester will be regulated under proposals by the city council to

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prevent certain areas becoming student ghettos. The policy was

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adopted by Warwick District Council in parts of Leamington Spa in

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November last year. Birmingham City Council is considering similar

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restrictions in Selly Oak, Selly Park, Edgbaston and Harborne. Cath

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Mackie reports. This man pays ?80 a week for his

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room in a student house. It is next to the University, where he is

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studying for a sports science degree. It is expensive, especially

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being a student on a limited budget. It is helpful living a five`minute

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walk from the campus. Sam is one of around 10,000 students. The number

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of people choosing to study here is growing by 40% in eight years. They

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need somewhere to live that is affordable. Hence the rise in homes

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of multiple occupancy. The city council wants it controlled. The

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character of the area changes. One thing is perfectly clear. HMOs play

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an important role in the stock. It is the ideal form of housing for

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many people but we need to make sure there is a balance. They are about

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to consult the public to `` on imposing a cap on the number of

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shared houses. There has to be some control over it. I can understand

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why people do not want it. The council say it is not just about

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anti`social behaviour but other issues about parking. I can see

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their fears that the issue is on the behaviour and the way these

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properties are conducted. Our concerns is that changing the

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planning laws will not make any difference to this. The university

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says it wants to drive up the quality of student accommodation and

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welcomes the council's decision. Dan's here with the sport and, as we

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saw in your report earlier, Cheltenham racecourse seems to

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managing with the heavy rain so far, but it's not such good news for

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football and rugby this weekend? Other racecourses are not coping as

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well as Cheltenham. Tomorrow's racing at Uttoxeter is

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off due to waterlogging and Warwick will inspect at 7am tomorrow.

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In rugby, Moseley's home game planned for this evening against

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Cornish Pirates is off. And the football's affected, too. In

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the conference, Kidderminster versus Cambridge is off and there's no game

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for Wolves in League One. The Stevengage pitch is waterlogged.

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But, in the Championship, Birmingham's game away to Charlton

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was declared to be on after a pitch inspection this afternoon.

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Earlier, shares in the Blues' parent company, Birmingham International

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Holdings, slumped in value by 34% on the Hong Kong Stock Market. But

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manager Lee Clark says his only concern is tomorrow's match. I have

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to take a note of what is being said and issues that are being drawn up

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but the football side of it is my only concern. I have always been a

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manager who does not get involved in the financial side of it.

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Kick boxing has more than 100,000 participants across Great Britain,

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including the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. But it's still not

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officially recognised as a sport. That means even elite athletes are

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unable to attract Lottery funding to help fund their training. Now a

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world champion from Birmingham is leading the charge to change all

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that, as Nick Clitheroe reports. When Hailey Hutton first entered a

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kick boxing gym at the age of seven, she was a shy young girl hiding

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behind her mum. 15 years later, she's a world champion, having

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lifted the title in Italy last October. It has been great overall

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for confidence building. I would not even stand at the front of the class

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and now I teach my own classes. The progress I have made is amazing.

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Neil Kelly has coached Hailey from the very first day. He's immensely

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proud of her achievements in the ring but also what she's done for

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the image of women in the sport. It is a male dominated sport, kick

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boxing. The ladies are starting to make a name for themselves. She is

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the first one to really breakthrough in our gym and go right to the top.

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All of the younger girls look up to Hayley is a role model. It is nice

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that the younger generation to me as a role model. It is nice to know

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that I have inspired some younger women and girls to get involved in

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it. And that could all help British kick boxing's campaign to gain

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official recognition from Sport England opening up access to Lottery

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funding and driving up the number of competitors. The discipline

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instilled by kick boxing has also helped Hailey with her education.

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She's currently studying graphic design at Solihull College, even

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though combining her two passions isn't always easy. I do find it

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difficult to do the two because I am soaked passionate about both. `` so

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passionate about both. The college is encouraging me. I am starting to

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find a balance. But it's in the gym where she feels really at home, so

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Bob could be taking plenty more punishment for a long time yet. One

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determined young woman. I think I will give that one a miss!

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And a proud moment for Solihull's Jon Eley at the Winter Olymics

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today. The speed skater carried the British flag at the ceremony in

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Sochi. He's 29 and this is his third Olympics. He is already described as

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an absolute privilege and something he will treasure for the rest of his

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life. We will not see him in action until a week tomorrow. When the

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first of our athletes competing? Tomorrow in the biathlon. She was

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born in Coventry. Looking further forward, on Monday, we have

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Charlotte Gilmartin, from Redditch, she is on the short track speed

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skating. Lots to look forward to. I expected weather is than ours X .

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Hundreds of fans from all across the world are arriving in Stoke`on`Trent

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for a weekend of celebration to mark Robbie Williams' 40th Birthday. From

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bus tours to football, museums to Robbie`oke, events are going on

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across the city to honour one of its most famous sons. Ben Sidwell's

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there now. The fans must be very excited, Ben.

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You could say that. Welcome to the potteries Museum in Stoke`on`Trent.

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A Brit award, the Ivor Novello, a platinum disc and a special Robbie

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Williams exhibition. A lot of stuff that has never been seen before in

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public. That is why people are coming to the city this weekend. I

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happy to meet a view the fans. `` I have been to meet a view of the

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fans. Last year, I saw Robbie ten times. This is my prized possession

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because Robbie signed it for me. And this is my little Robbie.

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Zoe Hankey from Newcastle Under Lyme is a bit of a Robbie Williams fan.

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My Robbie friends think I am perfectly normal but the word

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obsessed has been used a a few times. But if you think Zoe's a big

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fan, you should meet her friend. The highlight of my fandom is when I was

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on stage in Manchester with him last year. Hayley, who's from London, and

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Zoe are just two of the hundreds coming to Stoke`on`Trent for the

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Robbie Williams Fan Fest this weekend. But there is a serious

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side, too. All the events and celebrations are raising money for

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the Donna Louise Children's Hopsice, of which Robbie himself is a patron.

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People pay attention when he says this is a great cause and we

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supported. People do listen and it gives us that global reach. It is

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important to us because people get to know about the work we do and how

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report and it is to fund this work. That is amazing. I want one of

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those! Being super fans, Zoe and Hayley managed to get a sneak

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preview at the exhibition. For the rest of us, it opens tomorrow.

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Let us meet someone who knows Robbie at than anyone else, his mum. What

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do you make of all of this, all for your little boy question book it is

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wonderful. They are pushing the boat out. Robert is over the moon about

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it. I should say Robbie! You are right, he is my little boy because

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it has that by's heart in him. He is delighted at the fact it will make

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some difference with Stoke because he loves it. We all do. We all love

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Stoke`on`Trent and it is important to us that it is is recognised as a

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lovely place. It is only a few days before he turns 40. Are you planning

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your own celebrations? Not entirely on my own, I will be with my little

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boy. Have a fantastic time in Los Angeles and this weekend as well

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because there are hundreds and hundreds of fans literally from

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across the world and the events are going on all weekend. If you come to

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the city, you will find out what is going on.

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Thank you. I hope you made the most of the

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sunshine today, because I don't think we'll be seeing it again for

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quite a while. Will we, Rebecca? It is there to say there is more in

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the way of wind and rain to come over this weekend will . We have a

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band of rain sitting over Ahsan to `` and through tomorrow we will have

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heavier showers. The rain will start to coming out in the next few hours.

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We could see six hours of rain overnight, ten or 15 millimetres.

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Not huge totals but it is falling on saturated ground, so it is adding to

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the problem. It will slowly clear away. Behind that, the air will be

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called. Temperatures will be down to around three degrees. The wind was

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strengthened through tomorrow. It will not be too bad tomorrow. Dry

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and bright through the morning but then we see the showers working in.

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At times, they will be heavy and blustery. Some hail as thunder could

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be thrown in for good measure. By midday, the wind could be up to 50

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mast power. Temperatures range between seven and eight degrees but

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it will not feel that warm. The showers are endless. They continue

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through tomorrow night. They will band together at times, so by the

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time you get to Sunday, we could see some very big rainfall totals. At

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times, we will see a few breaks and temperatures around four or five

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Celsius as we get into Sunday. Things that get better. It is a

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gradual process. The wind will ease but there will be put into your

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brain around. We could get some brightness through the day on

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Sunday. Behind that, the air is turning much colder. Why the time we

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get through to Monday morning, `` by the time we get through to Monday

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morning, it will stay unsettled. Tonight's headlines from the BBC...

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As the floodwaters continued to rise in the south`west, concerns that

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more people may need to be evacuated. The Somerset Levels are

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bearing the brunt. In the Midlands, Molesey crews are

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on stand`by as more rain is forecast. There are 31 flood

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warnings and 39 alerts. That was the Midlands Today. I'll be

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back at 10pm. Have a great evening. Goodbye.

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It's your job to keep law and order, isn't it?

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It must be exciting being a policewoman. It has its moments.

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