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away. That's all from the BBC News at Six. On BBC One, we now join the

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Hello and welcome to Midlands Today. The headlines tonight: An elderly

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woman dies and ten others are infected by a new strain of

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drug`resistant superbug. Thhs is a very serious problem, but lhke

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global warming. It's creeping up on us. We'll be speaking live to our

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health correspondent of the potential dangers. Also tonhght An

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investigation's launched into a suspected plot by Muslim

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fundamentalists to exert influence in Birmingham schools. I don't think

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the nature of the written in bold is the important matter, we welcome all

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sorts of faiths to run our schools. The murder of Daniel Pelka triggers

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calls for a national debate on the future of our child protecthon

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services. Up for sale ` a Staffordshire zoo faces collapse

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putting hundreds of animals and birds under threat.

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And with sunny spells and temperatures in the teens, ht

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certainly feels like spring but will it last all weekend? I'll h`ve the

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full forecast later on. Good evening. A BBC investigation

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has revealed that a hospital superbug that's resistant to most

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antibiotics has been found `t three locations in the West Midlands. One

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elderly woman infected with the bug KPC ` has died in Wolverhampton Ten

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others were found to be carriers in Stoke`on`Trent and tonight ht's

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emerged that there are four more cases in Birmingham. Experts say KPC

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blood infections are extremdly rare, but are very difficult to treat Our

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Health Correspondent Micheld Paduano has the details. This robot at

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Birmingham University processes thousands of chemicals lookhng for

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new ways to fight bacteria, but it's racing against time. Klebsidlla

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pneumoniae carbapenemase, or KPC ` resistant to the last major group of

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antibiotics has arrived. Schentists say more research is needed. If we

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are really serious across the world about tackling this problem, we had

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to start viewing this in thd same way as the high income countries

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with the AIDS crisis in the 199 s. It'll take that sort of levdl of

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global policymakers to drivd this forward to tackle this propdrly So

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far ten patients have been identified as carriers of KPC in

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stoke on trent, two had infdctions but noone died. In Wolverhalpton

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they have been to KPC infections, one later died, but her KPC were

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still susceptible to some antibiotics. So far, Wolverhampton

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has been lucky, it has been said. KPC is so difficult to treat because

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it has an enzyme which sits in an outer layer. As antibiotics try to

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get into the cell the enzymd neutralises them. This immunity is

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now moving into other bacteria. Professor Peter Hawkey is ctrrently

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investigating multi drug resistance across England and needs salples

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from Birmingham and Shropshhre. The problem with KPC is that it destroys

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the antibiotic, we are very restricted in our choice of

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antibiotics. We have one or two unsatisfactory ones we have to use.

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Scientists believe its on the increase and we must be vighlant. In

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Italy, nearly half of all p`tients infected with KPC are now dxing

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Michele joins me now from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

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What's the significance of the four new cases? It's difficult to say. It

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could just be a blip but I looked at the Freedom of information request

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for the last two years and they haven't been any cases, so ht's a

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suggestion that this partictlar organism is beginning to spread

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What we know about those cases is that there are four people who are

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carriers and only one infection but that patient die. This organism is

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so clever because it lives hn the gut of human beings and you can

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carry it without any problels until you get some sort of blood

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poisoning. What we are beginning to see is its ability to jump species

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into things like E. Coli. How serious is this? In Manchester,

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where the problem has startdd it has become endemic. They have h`d 1

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deaths, a death rate of arotnd 2%. In Italy, it's the biggest possible

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way of getting blood poisonhng, up 4% of the blood poisoning is they

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have. They reckon between 40 and 50% of patients who get it are dying.

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Then there are cancer patients who are immunocompromised and in Italy

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they are seeing 70 to 80% of those patients dying, which is quhte

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serious. The issue is in hospital now, in Manchester and posshbly in

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this area in the future, yot will have a situation whereby a patient

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is going for a bowel operathon and you have to make a decision as to

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whether it is safe to give them the operation or not, because they could

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become infected by the organism The same thing occurs with cancdr

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patients. Not to scare you too much, we have been good so far at reducing

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the way in which this organhsm travels. Coming up later in the

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programme: A battle for the Blues ` with former chairman Carson Yeung

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jailed for six years for money laundering ` where do they go from

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here? Birmingham City Council is

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investigating allegations that some head teachers in the city wdre

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forced out of their jobs as part of an attempt to make the city's

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schools adhere to more Islalic principles. A leaked letter

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detailing the plan ` known `s "Operation Trojan Horse" ` claims up

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to four schools have alreadx been affected. I'm joined by BBC WM's

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political reporter Kathryn Stanczyszyn. What more can xou tell

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us? I have seen a copy of this letter that states that four schools

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have already been taken over. All four have seen recent senior

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leadership changes, sometimds under controversial circumstances. The

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letter states that parents can be in courage to turn against senhor

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leadership by being told th`t their children have been corrupted by

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being taught sex education, talked about homosexuality, even bding made

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to pray Christian prayers. The idea being that they turn against the

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leadership and it is easy to put someone in with more sympathetic

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views. What has direction bden? Birmingham City cancel are

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investigating. `` council. We know that education bosses met whth

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headteachers yesterday. This afternoon, Birmingham Hodge Hill MP

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Liam Byrne met with the education secretary, and afterwards hd said

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that our community will simply not tolerate any nonsense that

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interferes with first`class teaching of our children. What is thd

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reaction been from the teachers union? We have spoken to ond general

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secretary. I don't think thd nature of the religion involved is the

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important matter, we welcomd all sorts of faiths to run our schools,

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that is not the question, it is whether we are using illegitimate

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and transparent tactics for the governance of schools and wd would

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apply that to whatever group of people were looking to get hnvolved

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in governance. The council hs investigating, but not West Midlands

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Police have told me they have looked at the contents of this letter and

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it is not a criminal matter. Police are searching for a

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49`year`old man who's failed to answer bail ` after being arrested

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in connection with the disappearance of a Coventry teenager. 18`xear`old

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Nicola Payne went missing in the city more than 20 years ago. Earlier

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this week, police working on the case conducted a search at Coombe

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Abbey Country Park. The man was arrested in December on suspicion of

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abduction and murder. A man has been arrested on suspicion

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of murder after the body of a woman was found in Wolverhampton.

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29`year`old Amandeep Kaur Hothi was discovered at the city's Brhtannia

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Hotel yesterday morning. A 41`year`old man is now being

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questioned in connection with her death.

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A memorial service was held at Birmingham Cathedral today hn memory

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of Christina Edkins. The 16`year`old died a year ago after she w`s

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stabbed on a bus on her way to school. Her family say desphte the

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anniversary being a sad occ`sion they wanted to remember and

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celebrate her life. A 23`ye`r`old man has since been found guhlty of

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her manslaughter and sent to a secure mental health unit.

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The Leader of Coventry City Council is calling for a national ddbate on

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the future of child protecthon services. Ann Lucas made thd

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comments during a special ddbate ` on how services in the city need to

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improve following the murder of 4`year`old Daniel Pelka. Shd claims

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child protection teams across the UK are at 'crisis point' ` dealing with

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increasing workloads against a back drop of budget cuts. Kevin Reide

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reports. The debate, broadc`st this morning, began with a reminder of

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some of the harrowing events surrounding Daniel's death. Are you

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right by him at the moment? Senior representatives from the cotncil,

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police and others listened hntently. He was starved, beaten on a regular

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basis. Magdalena Luczak and step father Mariusz Krezolek werd

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subsequently jailed for Danhel's murder. A serious case revidw found

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many failings and said the police, schools and social workers needed to

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work more closer. `` more closely. It was one of 15 recommendations. We

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have completed seven of thel and of the other eight, they are all well

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underway. We are determined as far as we can that this won't h`ppen

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again. Can I guarantee it? No. The review also criticised West Midlands

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Police for not doing enough to help Daniel, but last night they revealed

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front line officers are being trained to be more proactivd, and

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already more children are bding taken in if abuse is suspected.

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There was nearly a third increase in the use of emergency police powers

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to seize that child, take them away from the home, put them with our

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colleagues in social care to look after them overnight. But the knock

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on effect is more strain on cash strapped Social Services ` two years

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ago they were dealing with just over 3,000 child referrals, by the end of

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last year that figure had gone up by fifty per cent to more than 4,5 0.

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There are social services departments who are at crishs point,

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and if I could wish away all the problems with money, I would do it.

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But it's absolutely an enorlous crisis. Notable absences were NHS

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representatives, in spite of requests they declined to t`ke part.

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Joining me from our Coventrx studio is Josephine Khuwali, who's a

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lecturer in social work at Coventry University. Thank you for joining

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us. Ann Lucas says the systdm is at crisis point ` would you agree? In

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many centres, yes I would. She spoke last night of the enormous pressure

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on social workers, the masshve increase in referrals, the

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increasingly complex nature of society and the kind of isstes

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social workers are expected to deal with. You were once a senior service

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manager in London, what pressures facing social workers? Therd are

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pressures we are familiar whth in terms of increasing demand,

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insufficient social workers, and insufficient resources to ddal with

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complex needs that children are presenting. But I also think that

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there are pressures of rapidly changing society, we not only

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dealing with the more commonly understood family `based abtse but

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we also now having to deal with challenging issues such as

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trafficking, grooming, Internet abuse, gang rape. A whole array of

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issues which is a society, we have not begun to properly understand or

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grapple with all resource. Do we need more money to recruit lore

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social workers? I don't think that money alone is an answer. Btt

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clearly, we do need more social workers. We cannot have a shtuation

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that Ann Lucas spoke of, whdre caseload and referrals keep going up

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and up and individual social workers are expected to bear the prdssure of

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that increase in numbers. If we want a first`rate child protection

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services, we need not only to invest in social workers, but also to

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invest in the kind of services that will support families in tiles of

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need and early intervention services which will hopefully divert many of

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the children who may go on to suffer neglect or abuse.

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A senior Midlands MP is calling for urgent action to revive our

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embattled high streets. Adrhan Bailey, who chairs the Commons

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Business Select Committee, says soaring business rates are "the

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biggest single challenge" f`cing retailers. He told the BBC lore

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shops would go out of busindss unless the Government takes decisive

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action. There should be a root and branch assessment done of where the

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burden is falling and if it could be spread more equitably, betwden the

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multiple retailer and the bricks and mortar retailer or the online

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retailer. And you can see more from that debate plus a look at plans by

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the National Health Action Party to field a candidate in Stafford at the

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next General Election in thd Sunday Politics ` that's from 11 o'clock on

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Sunday morning with Patrick Burns. Our top story tonight: An ottbreak

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of a new drug resistent supdrbug kills one elderly woman while

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infecting ten others. Your detailed weather forec`st to

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come shortly from Rebecca ` also in tonight's programme: The story of

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Daisy`Mae Little ` born 15 weeks premature and already causing a stir

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on social media. And Pepe under pressure ` Albion's

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manager still looking for hhs first win after six Games in charge. Dan

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Pallett is here now with thd sport now and Dan we start with ndws of

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Carson Yeung being sentenced to six years in jail for money laundering.

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It has dominated the week. The former Birmingham City chairman

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Carson Yeung has been jailed for six years by a court in Hong Kong for

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money laundering. The former hairdresser turned tycoon w`s

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convicted on Monday of laundering more than ?55 million. Jon Brain

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reports. Carson Yeung, being driven away from a Hong Kong courts to

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begin his jail sentence. Thd final humiliation for the former

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hairdresser turned millionahre businessman, turned English football

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club owner. It was all diffdrent three years ago as he celebrated

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Birmingham City's League Cup victory at Wembley will stop it seeled his

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takeover of the club was delivering on the promise of glory and

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financial investment. The rdality became relegation, cost`cutting and

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disillusionment. We were on the crest of a wave at the time, it was

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all, fantastic! But yeah, b`ck down to earth very quickly, and was

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extremely disappointing and frustrating to be a supportdr.

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Carson Yeung isn't the first foreign owners are being seduced by the

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potential which is on offer in English football, but his f`ll from

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grace has been dramatic. Birmingham City insists his conviction won t

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have any impact on the runnhng of the club. But not everyone hs

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convinced. Carson Yeung stepped down last month but three of the four

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remaining directors are his relatives, including his son, seen

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here on the right. He is sthll a major shareholder and owns 08% of

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the stock now. So he's going to have an influence irrespective of the

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fact that he has resigned them or his positions. The football league

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says Birmingham City fully complies with its ownership regulations.

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Supporters just hope the cltb has moved on from the man who promised

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so much. And I understand they have been further developments today

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Yes, a Chinese media companx who hope to buy 12% of the cup, that it

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has failed, we have all suffered from the Premier League, thdy said

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they have stepped up their fit and proper person test since Carson

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Yeung took charge of Birmingham City in 2009, it is having wider

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revocations. And problems of a different kind for Pepe Mel and West

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Bromwich Albion. The Baggies haven't won since Mel took charge shx Games

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ago. And tomorrow they host Manchester United. He was born in

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Manchester and fell in love with West Brom and he was only 14. Tony

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Brown is an Albion legend. 218 goals in 17 years with the club and yet he

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won only one England cap. These days he's a popular voice on fred radio

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and when the Baggies beat United at Old Trafford in September, he was

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delighted. But now? I am nervous, because I am just a fan now, I want

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the team to win. When you sde them in the position they are, it's a

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nervous time. Pepe Mel may be feeling the same way. Because today,

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English wasn't on the menu. I prefer to speak Spanish today. Tricky

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questions about Nicolas Anelka, his chemistry with the players `nd

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speculation over his future after only six Games. Concession lacro I

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understand your job and I know what mine is. `` TRANSLATION:. Mhne is

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winning Games, the players `re the important ones for the coach. I feel

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a little sorry for him, he has a lot on his plate. All he needs hs a win.

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We have a lot of draws. The position would have been different. @lbion

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fans must be wondering two things, how much would Brown be worth today

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in the crater transfer markdt, and how confident is Pepe Mel of earning

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his first victory? TRANSLATHON: We are totally convinced we can win the

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game tomorrow. With that in mind, he has told as players to remelber

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exactly how they managed to beat United six months ago. Here's hoping

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they beat the double against Sir Matt Busby's old club, his boyhood

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heroes. The Winter Paralymphcs got underway in Sochi this afternoon

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with Britain's small team of 15 looking to build on the success of

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the Winter Olympics. Among them is seated`skier Anna Turney from

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Warwick who's competing in her second Winter Paralympics. @t 3 ,

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she's the oldest member of the British Team. People are now viewing

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Paralympics as athletes. I train between three and seven hours a

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day, six days a week. It's ` full`time job. At times, I do worry

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a bit but yeah, it's great fun. And Anna is straight into action on the

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opening day tomorrow in the women's downhill. Yes, good luck to her A

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Staffordshire Zoo has been put up for sale after going into

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administration this week. Blackbrook Zoo, near Leek, is on the m`rket

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with its collection of 200 species of animals and birds. Falling

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visitor numbers are being blamed for the collapse of the business. Giles

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Latcham reports. Filipino warty pigs on the brink of

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extinction. Japanese cranes, almost as rare but alive and flourhshing on

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the Staffordshire moorlands. Just two of the attractions that have

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been drawing crowds to Blackbrook Zoo for nearly 25 years but their

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future and that of the seven remaining staff here is now in grave

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doubt. It would be a shame to see it go because there aren't manx zoos in

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Staffordshire. When people do come, they love the place. You max have

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passed it on the way to altdr and towers. Two years ago, 55,000

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visitors came but numbers h`ve swindled scents and the zoo is now

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in administration, in urgent need of a buyer. We are trying to m`intain

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the park, keep it open and get somebody new in who is prep`red to

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invest. It's a fantastic facility. It is desperately needed. This is

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one of the few places in thd Midlands where you can meet a

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meerkat, but the clock is sticking to these animals and all thd animals

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here. The admin is only havd the money to run the place for two more

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months. Sarah and partner qtit the jobs to set up a reptile hotse. They

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only opened two weeks ago. We have people asking us, can we cole and

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see you? We have children whth special needs, it would be ` shame

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to lose it all. We have givdn up everything to come here and help

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them. Whatever the problems of Blackbrook Zoo, the local atthority

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believes it can succeed. In Staffordshire, tourism has grown by

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30% in the last two years. 20,0 0 extra jobs have been created and we

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want that to continue, and we want this to be part of the offer. At one

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point, staff or paying for feed themselves. Wanted, someone who

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shares their passion for anhmals with ?350,000 to spare.

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A Black Country father's account of his baby daughter's fight for life

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is proving to be a big hit on social media. Daisy`Mae Little was born 15

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weeks premature and weighing less than two pounds. Now her story has

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attracted over 10,000 followers on Facebook from all over the world.

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Bob Hockenhull has been talking to her family.

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Daisy`Mae Little wasn't due to arrive in the world until ndxt

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Thursday. But she's been here for 97 days already. After the 20 week

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scan, I thought, that's it now, we have to wait until March. D`isy`Mae

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was just 25 weeks when she was born and had just a 46 per cent chance of

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survival. Parents Jen and W`yne from Pensnett near Dudley are sthll

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waiting for the day when thdir daughter will be well enough to come

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home. It's heartbreaking, bdcause every night, we have to leave her.

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She's becoming more like a baby now. She cries, she doesn't like being

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left now. But even though she is still in hospital, little D`isy`Mae

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has already made a big imprdssion on the world. Dad Wayne started a

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journal about her progress on Facebook and it has become `n

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international hit. At the l`st count, we have something like 1 ,500

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or so followers from Australia, Sweden, North America. France..

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Everywhere. They sent us gifts as well, it has been marvellous, the

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power of kindness in people 's hearts. Thanks to the hard work of

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staff at the specialist neonatal unit here in Wolverhampton,

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Daisy`Mae's White has incre`sed to four pounds three. She has done very

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well, I remember clearly shd was a very sick little baby, she couldn't

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breathe by herself so we have to support with a ventilator. We had to

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give her nutrition intravenously. We had to support her blood prdssure

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and manage infection. The Journal has inspired some followers to fund

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raise. It's also being used as a training tool for midwives. The

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update their most looking forward to writing is news that Daisy`Lae is

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finally home in her new nursery Well onto the weather now ` and I

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couldn't help but notice thd sun today. How's it looking for the

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weekend? It was a beautiful day todax, it was

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reflected in our temperaturds. Not too bad at all. And there is more to

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come as we head through the weekend, or because we have this are` of

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milder air, starting to takd control as we had through the weekend. More

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pleasant conditions on the way. Overnight, rather calm quiet end of

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the day. Initially, temperatures are going to drop it and we see the

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cloud filling in from the south as we had through the early hotrs of

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tomorrow morning. We could get some fog as well. Temperatures r`nging

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between four and seven Celshus, so quite mild night but dull start to

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tomorrow. It will improve, though. That cloud, lingering through the

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morning, we will have some drizzle and anywhere could cease and spits

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and spots of rain through the morning. Then it will clear away and

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we get some fresh air from the continent so it will feel more

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pleasant. It is going to be windier than it has been, those wins our

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comment from a southerly direction so they are much milder. `` those

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wins are coming. As we head through Saturday night, continued to keep

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the clear skies but the winds are. `` are up. Some cloud starthng to

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fill in the western part but there isn't much change through Stnday,

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another pleasant day. A little more cloud in western parts but

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elsewhere, some good spells of sunshine, with temperatures getting

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up to 15 Celsius so climbing all the time, and next week, high pressure

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is in charge. It doesn't me`n we will get wall`to`wall sunshhne, we

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will see some cloud but it's going to be pleasant and managed to stay

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dry and settled as we head hnto next week. All in all, looking bright and

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sunny. Tonight's headlines from thd BBC:

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The head of the Metropolitan police describes the damning criticism over

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Stephen Lawrence as devastating And an elderly woman dies and tdn others

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are infected by a new strain of drug resistent superbug to hit the West

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Midlands. That was the Midl`nds Today. Have a great evening.

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