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so it's goodbye from me, and on BBC One, we now join the BBC's news

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teams Hello and welcome to Midlands Today

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with Mary Rhodes and Nick Owen. The headlines tonight: A moment in

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history at Birmingham Airport: The world's last passenger DC`10 makes

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its final flight. And as the longer runway prepares

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for take`off, we'll be hearing it could help create thousands of jobs.

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Also tonight: A Birmingham school's under investigation over allegations

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that non`Muslim staff are being sidelined.

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Vivid memories from 103`year`old Edna of a Zeppelin as it hovered

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menacingly over the Black Country at the start of the Great War. Went

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over it was just very very noisy. Like a grinding noise.

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No chance they'll get carried away, but it's a victory for the

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footballers of Tunstall for the first time since 2007.

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And it seemed almost spring`like today for some parts of the country

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with some of the highest temperatures so far this year. But

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will it last? All the details coming up later.

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Good evening. It was the end of an era as the world's last ever

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passenger flight of a commercial DC`10 took place at Birmingham

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Airport today. The DC`10, which has three engines,

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made its first appearance in Birmingham in a demonstration flight

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in 1972. Biman Bangladesh Airlines have been operating the plane, but

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they'll now switch to a Boeing 777 to take advantage of the airport's

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longer runway when it opens later this year. It's thought that the

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runway extension could create more than 240,000 jobs across the

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Midlands. Our business correspondent Peter Plisner is at the airport

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tonight, so a significant moment for the airport, Peter? Yes, very

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significant. The DC`10 type of plane has been the work course in the

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industry for the last few years. Some will be sad to see it go but it

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is a new time for Birmingham Airport because the plane that took it will

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be one of the first to use the extended runway that today was still

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under construction. Construction continuing today `

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already investment here has meant a new control tower. Next to open ` a

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new longer runway. From his office, the man in charge of the airport has

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a bird's`eye view of the work. He maintains that the ?40 million

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project is long overdue. I think the runway with has held us back for the

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last 30 years. When the airport was moved here in 1944, they should have

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extended the runway then. Other airports around about us did that,

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we did not. This is what you get for ?40 million. It at 450 metres to the

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existing one. That then becomes 3000 metres long which gives the aircraft

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taking off from here and extra range of 2000 nautical miles.

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And that means passengers will be able to fly direct to places like

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China to the East and the West Coast of America. Good news too for the

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region's businesses. For this Birmingham firm, which

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exports machine tools all over the world, being able to fly direct will

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save both time and money. I've got to engineers in Houston, Texas, they

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have just returned also from Islamabad. They could benefit. It

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could mean more regular services, rather than going to London.

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And according to economists, ultimately that could mean thousands

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of new jobs across the Midlands. It is estimated that the impact of the

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extension of this runway could add another 3000 jobs board within the

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airport footprint but also within the Midlands economy over the next

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five years. But will airlines want to fly a long

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distance from Birmingham? Aviation experts say it's an ideal time to

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persuade them. If people have an excuse to go to London, they will

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fly to Heathrow and continue to go to the south`east. This gives us a

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reason for people to travel directly to your and it is up to us to make

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sure they stay and invest here. Ironically, the first airline to

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make use of the extended runway is the same one that today retired the

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DC`10. From June, Biman Bangladesh Airlines will fly direct to Dhaka.

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Well, we have seen what it looks like outside, let us look at the

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inside. Very 1980s decoration inside. It was one of the last

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become for the production line. 350 seats on`board this claim. It is

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about 25 years old and we believe it has carried four and three quarters

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passengers `` four and a quarter million passengers in that time.

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Have you ever flown on a DC`10? Yes, on my very first business trip. They

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offered me a beer, a Budweiser and I had never heard of it! Will this

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extended runway make much of a difference to Birmingham Airport? We

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are a huge manufacturing region. 3 million business trips I made

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unnecessarily from London airports. 38 billion and exports, the

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government is trying to travel exports, this is the airline and

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airport to do it from. The government can certainly help us by

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making bombing an important regional airport, talking about the portions

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of this airport and being in May and high`speed rail as well, that is

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coming, that could give us another economical opportunity. All of the

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cards are falling in our favour. It was ten years ago that the last

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Concorde flight took off from Birmingham Airport, ten years on and

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we have seen the last flight of the DC`10.

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There's more information about the DC`10 and its final commercial

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flight on the BBC Birmingham website.

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And later in the programme: We'll be meeting this former DC`10 air

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hostess who's now more familiar on the airwaves.

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A Birmingham school is to be investigated after being accused of

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sidelining non`Muslim staff and excluding female pupils from some

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sports. The Department for Education says it's looking into concerns

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surrounding Park View Academy in Alum Rock. Our reporter Bob

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Hockenhull is with me now. What exactly is being alleged?

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These kind of concerns have been raised at other schools in the

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country, haven't they? Yes, Nick, as you say, the

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complaints come from a former employee. They claim non`Muslim

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staff have been discriminated against at the school. It's also

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alleged the academy has introduced Islamic studies even though it is

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not a faith`based state school. And concerns have also been raised that

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female pupils were excluded from after`school tennis lessons because

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these were taken by a male tutor. So what has the school had to say about

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this? I spoke to the head teacher, Lindsey

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Clark, earlier today. She said there had been some faith classes taught

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after school hours in the past, although they weren't any more. The

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reason they were set up, she said, was because of general concerns for

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children's safety when they were attending similar classes in the

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community. The school's also defended its PE

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policy on its website. It says, "In common with the majority of

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secondary schools, PE at Park View secondary schools, PE at Park View

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is taught in single gender groups and by same gender staff." There

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have been similar concerns and other parts of the country, is that

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correct? Yes, the Al`Madinah in Derby has

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been ordered to close its secondary school following a series of

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damaging allegations. These have included claims it forced non`Muslim

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teachers to wear the Islamic headscarf. However, Park View in

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Alum Rock says it considers itself to be a completely different case.

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It points out it's been described as being outstanding by Ofsted after it

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was turned around from being a failing school. With regard to its

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investigations, the Department for Education says all state schools

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must comply with equality regulations and firm action will be

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taken if these requirements aren't met.

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A school girl was killed and a woman and a young boy critically injured

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after a car was in an accident with a school coach.

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The accident happened in Bloxwich early this morning. The woman and

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the boy, both from the same car, were flown to hospital. Their

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injuries are tonight described as critical. Residents claim the road

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has seen a number of previous accidents and a petition has

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previously been organised demanding speed humps.

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The Lib Dem MP for Yardley, John Hemming, has told the House of

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Commons that some parents are facing a six`fold increase in the price of

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foreign travel during school holidays, compared to during term

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time. More than 167,000 people have signed a petition calling for a

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"cap" on charges. A team of special police officers

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are working across the West Midlands to help track down criminals through

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technology. It's after a murder case in Stoke`on`Trent was solved by

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analysing text messages. In 2009, Amanda Birks was killed in a fire at

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her home. Her husband Christopher had sent messages from her phone to

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make her family and friends think it was an accident. But experts matched

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his writing style to the texts and determined he'd planned the attack.

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And you can see more on this on Inside Out West Midlands on BBC One

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tonight at 7:30pm. These are not crossword puzzles that

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we are dealing with, there will be devastated families behind a lot of

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these cases and you must be aware of that, that these are human stories.

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And you can see more on this on Inside Out West Midlands on BBC One

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tonight at 7:30pm. As part of our First World War

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commemorations, the BBC have teamed up with the Imperial War Museum to

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tell the story of the war at home. With the last Tommy now gone, our

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only link with the First World War is through the people who were

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children at the time. Edna Smith's first memory, back in 1916, is more

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powerful than most. She's been talking to our reporter Cath Mackie.

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Edna Smith is 103 and can remember the day the Great War came to

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Walsall. 31st January 1916 ` the night of the Zeppelin raid. We saw

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it in the sky, my mother and myself. As it went over, it was just very

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noisy, like a grinding noise. It must have appeared enormous. Yes, it

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did. It filled the sky completely. We did not know where it had gone

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to, but we didn't learn about it the next day that it had bombed the

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church. The Wednesbury Road Congregational

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Church was hit. A passer`by, Thomas Merrylees, was killed. He was a

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28`year`old template maker. I am sure that he started to hurry back

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that day, he would have been running and he was in the wrong place at the

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wrong time. The entire roof was damaged. They had the table and on

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that they had quite a few books that they were selling. Also a Babel. And

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my mother bought the Babel for me. It took off across the Channel and

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it was to come and lined `` inland for the first time. Two of them

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ended up in the Midlands. A number of people were killed as

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the bombs were dropped across the Black Country. The congregational

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church was near a railway line which may have been a target. But bombing

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equipment was rudimentary, it was mainly done by eye. Pilot Chris

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Gills followed for us the route the Zeppelins would have taken. We are

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just heading towards Walsall, it is a possibility that they thought this

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was Liverpool and made a mistake. Remarkably, the casing of one of the

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bombs survived. It's held in storage by Walsall Museum.

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This is the head of the bomb and it's really heavy. It would have

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been attached like that. This German incendiary bomb is very rare. It's

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the only one of its kind that we know of in any British museum.

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A fragment of leaded light was also saved from the church. As was a

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stained`glass window which was fitted into a new church built on

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the site which survived into the 1970s. That church was demolished

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and we decided that he ought to bring something with us. As this was

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going to be built as a church and the community centre, we thought it

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would be appropriate to bring the window and put a good Samaritan on

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it. But for Edna the story didn't end

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there. As a teenager she contracted diphtheria and to prevent the

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infection spreading, her belongings ` including the books in her bedroom

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` were destroyed. One of them was the Bible from the bombed`out

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church. My mother was so upset that we had to destroy it. She told my

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grandmother and my grandmother gave me a new Babel. `` Babel.

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And there's an opera due to be staged later this year in

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Wolverhampton, called Zeppelin Dreams. They're rehearsing this

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evening and Cath Mackie is with them. Tell us more, Cath.

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They are being incredibly quiet at the moment because we are in a small

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rehearsal room but we will hear from them in a few moments' time. 200

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local people volunteered to be part of this opera and this man can tell

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me more. You are directing this project, tell me about it. We wanted

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to create something spectacular and wonderful and thinking about the

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timing of this, suddenly it came about that we wanted to do something

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to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War and be

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discovered this extraordinary story that not many people know about, the

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Zeppelin raid that happened although she was ago. It has all the operatic

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weekly games that you could want for a show. `` operatic ingredients. 100

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of those volunteers are schoolchildren, Hannah, you are one

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of them. What an experience. That is right, it is really nice to do

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something different, I am enjoying it. The best of luck to you all. You

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can see Zeppelin Dreams at the grand Theatre in Wolverhampton next month.

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Go on their website and check the dates. We will let these performers

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sing us out. Our top story tonight: A moment in

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history at Birmingham Airport ` the world's last passenger DC`10 makes

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its final flight. Shefali will be here later with your detailed

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weather forecast. Also ahead: The scene of a remarkable footballing

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victory...7 years in the making! Ian's here with tonight's sport. And

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these are anxious times if you support Villa, Albion or Stoke?

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Yes, it was a winless weekend for all three. Two defeats and a draw,

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and relegation is far too close for comfort! A most frustrating result `

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Aston Villa's last`minute defeat at Newcastle. A defensive calamity

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proved costly. Villa remain on 28 points, the same as Norwich who come

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to Villa Park on Sunday. The most predictable result was

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Stoke's 1`0 defeat at Manchester City. Yaya Toure got the winner 20

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minutes from time. Stoke have 27 points. They're at home to Arsenal

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on Saturday. The most infuriating result was

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Albion's 1`1 draw against Fulham. Matej Vydra's late equaliser leaves

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them on 25 points. Their next game is against Man United, a week on

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Saturday. At least, there was good news

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elsewhere, not least for Shrewsbury Town's new boss Mike Jackson.

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Saturday. At least, there was good news A

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winning start to his new career. 29 English clubs have changed managers

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this season. And not many survive in the job longer than two years. Nick

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Clitheroe reports. There was a look of steely

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determination on the face of the Wolves manager Kenny Jackett as he

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stepped off the team bus at Brentford on Saturday. First against

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third in League One ` it wouldn't decide promotion, but the winners

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would strike a psychological blow. And it was Wolves who proved the

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masters. James Henry put them in front before Michael Jacobs rammed

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home their domination with two late goals. This sixth straight win moves

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them level on points at the top of the division.

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goals. There is a point between the clubs,

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Leyton Orient and ourselves and Brentford and Preston North End are

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only seven points behind us with a game in hand. It is a fantastic pace

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that is being set at the top of the league. It is very competitive.

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It had been a tough week for Birmingham City boss Lee Clark.

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Highly critical of his team last Saturday, he then parted ways with

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two of his backroom staff. So when Blackpool went in front it

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threatened to be another gloomy Saturday night in the Clark

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household. But Lee Novak scored twice as the Blues fought back for a

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win that could be critical for Championship survival.

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household. But Lee Novak scored twice as the Absolutely delighted

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with the response from my players. Especially when you go down a goal

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and you are way from home. The insured great courage.

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The newest manager in the Football League is Mike Jackson at

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Shrewsbury. insured great courage.

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The newest manager He was only given the job full`time on Friday and is

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only guaranteed it until the end of the season. But he celebrated with a

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win on Saturday at Notts County that moves them to within three points of

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safety. moves them to

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At the other end of the scale is Mark Yates.

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moves them to At the other end of the scale Five

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seasons in charge at Cheltenham make him the third longest`serving

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manager in English football and he won again at Newport County on

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Saturday. Nick Clitheroe, BBC Midlands Today.

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manager in English If it's true that "you only sing

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when you're winning" then Tunstall Town haven't heard that catchy

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little tune for more than six and a half years.

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But after 171 games without a victory in the Staffordshire County

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League, a football miracle happened on Saturday. And 12 fans were there

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to see it, as Ben Sidwell reports. 2007. The year Rihanna dominated the

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charts, Gordon Brown stepped into Tony Blair's shoes and the bank

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Northern Rock collapsed. In Stoke`on`Trent, little did one club

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know, it would also be the year that the most unwelcome run in football

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began. On the 29th of September, 2007,

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Tunstall Town one that day. But it then took them several years to get

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another victory. That is over 3 million minutes between victories.

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For me it was better than winning the World Cup. Better than winning

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the Champions League, Premier League or FA Cup all rolled into one. The

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euphoria you get from such a victory as fantastic, but when you have to

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make six and a half years, it becomes legendary.

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When Tunstall Town last won a league game, Adam Rose wasn't even a

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teenager. On Saturday, the 17`year`old scored the winner and

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re`wrote the club's history books. Winning the game after a gap of six

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and a half years, it is very special.

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After delivering the victory, Tunstall's manager was back at his

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day job, still reliving that magical moment. The referee found eight

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minutes of injury time, I was on edge, the longest eight minutes of

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my life. And now they've got the winning

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feeling, their next opponents Longton better watch out.

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Well done Tunstall Town. Could they really make it two`in`a`row on

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Saturday? Excitement is mounting in the Staffordshire County Senior

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League Division Two, Nick. The final passenger flight of the

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DC`10 above the skies of Birmingham was a moment in history that many

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aviation enthusiasts didn't want to miss. Our reporter Ben Godfrey has

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spent day with one fan of the DC`10. As a boy, Gordon stretch lived under

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the flight path of Birmingham Airport and became a plain

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photographer. Lovely spray, look at that. Reverse thrust deployed. A

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historic Douglas DC`10 operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines lands at

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Birmingham ahead of its final flight. The next generation aircraft

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are so quiet you can hardly hear them take off. And the early 1970s,

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the DC`10 revolutionised air travel. The era of no thrills flying began

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with this workhorse of disguise. It's wider body enabled the first UK

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budget flights operated by the budget airline. It gives me a

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competitive way of dealing with mine arch rivals. This is the last ever

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DC`10 passenger flight. It is going on a scenic tour with 216 people on

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board. It is headed to Scotland and back to Birmingham.

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The DC`10 has its admirers but for a time had a catastrophic safety

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record. In 1974 a Turkish airlines jet crash near Paris killing all 345

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people on board, many of them British. The plane has been retired

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because of its age. Today's trip was a required taste for the passengers,

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just like the decor! They were 24,000 feet in the air. What they

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make of this flight? The power of the take`off was fantastic. It is a

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great aircraft, great take`off, super flight. Earlier there was a

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clamour for merchandise, T`shirts, model planes and, yes, even a sick

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bag, yours for ?1. One hour later, we were back on the ground, the

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DC`10 was greeted by a celebratory water cannon. This plane is destined

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not for a museum, but for Bangladesh, where it will be broken

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up, sold to the highest bidder. Ben Godfrey, BBC Midlands Today,

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Birmingham Airport. Joining us now from the airport is

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someone who worked as an air hostess on DC`10s before moving into

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broadcasting. She made her name nationally on Radio 1 and on Top of

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the Pops and currently has a show on EBC Radio 2, good evening, Janice

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Long. Great to talk to you. It was absolutely fantastic, I joined in

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1974, I was 18 years old but I had never been abroad, so was very

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excited to learn about this fabulous plane. This spot was very important

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for me because this is where I used to put the movie on. Before all of

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that, you would stand here, help the passengers, all of that, get them

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settled and after take`off, we would set up all of the stuff here. Here

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are the ovens, we used to get the temperatures, ready to cook all of

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the meals. All of the other bits and pieces, glasses and cutlery would be

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in here. We would start of the fight with aid rings service and I would

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pull that the trolley and we'll get there in the cabin. Ask people what

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they want. We have got a great picture of it. We just have a

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picture of you win back several years! I am still as smart and

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demure! It was a wonderful experience. Incredibly hard work,

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you were on your feet for most of the time. You cannot please the

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public all of the time and they would be cutting their fingers or

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asking me to fashion stuff out of a sick bag! Thank you for talking to

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us, Janet. It hasn't been a bad day at all,

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once the rain cleared away, it opened up quite nicely. A definite

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hint of spring in the air. Highs of 12 Celsius and the likes of

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Staffordshire. The Southeast had even one at 14 Celsius. That is

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generally how the week is looking, much more milder weather to come.

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The winds will also pick up and take a shine off of the temperatures. It

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will also be much more unsettled. There will be a mixture of rain and

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showers, but nothing like the extent we have seen recently. It is looking

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busy, nonetheless, especially on the pressure chart. You can see those

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isobars tightening up. That is going to replicate during the week from

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time to time, bringing in that quick succession of rain. At this stage

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the only dry the looks to be Wednesday. But back to this evening

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and overnight and we saw this morning's rain cleared out of the

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way, a few showers about. Next we have this other band of rain pushing

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and quick quickly from the West. There will be an narrowband with

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heavy bursts. It is moving quite quickly so it will be out of the way

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by the early hours. Much clearer skies taking temperatures down to a

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minimum of five or six Celsius. Through to make those winds will

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pack up and we are looking at blustery and squally showers

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developing tomorrow. They could be heavy at times but we are looking at

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gusts of up to 50 mph over the exposed areas, particularly to the

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North and across the hills. Some brightness in between but generally

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quite a cloudy day. Temperature still quite mild at ten or 11

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Celsius. A cold night tomorrow night. The showers will dig out but

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this will prepare us for some sunshine and decent dry spells on

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Wednesday. The headlines: Trapped by the war in

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Syria, more than 20,000 people with no help, food or be out.

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Birmingham Airport, the world was my last passenger DC`10 makes its last

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flight. Goodbye.

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