09/03/2014 Midlands Today


09/03/2014

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Good evening. The Ukranian community in Coventry have today calldd for

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peace, and said prayers for those who've been killed during the

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escalating conflict. Whilst diplomatic efforts continue to

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resolve the situation British Ukrainians say it's vital the wider

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community support a peaceful resolution. Joan Cummins reports.

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Global images of rising tensions in the Ukraine are causing concern for

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Ukrainians living in the UK. Today payers were said at the Ukr`inian

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Catholic Church in Coventry. It could be a devastating impact. We do

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not want potentially full`blown war. In a special ceremony with the

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Ukraianian flag flying the congregation prayed for peace.

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There are just 5000 Ukraini`ns living in the West Midlands, but the

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situation in the Crimea is leaving them fearful. I have got melories of

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World War II. That is why they want to go to Europe, for peace. .

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Although the international community say they won't recognise a

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referendum on Crimea, congrdgations here just want the Ukraine to have

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peace. Firefighters are dealing with a

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blaze at a recycling centre in Tipton. The fire broke out `t

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Bloomfield recycling and skhp hire just before four o'clock thhs

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afternoon. West Midlands fire service say people living and

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working nearby are not in d`nger but roads are affected. We pridd

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ourselves on our response thmes We can get to incidents like this one

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as quickly as possible. The significant amount of resources that

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we put into fires like this makes communities safer.

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The National Health Action Party ` founded by the former Wyre Forest MP

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Dr Richard Taylor ` is conshdering fielding a candidate in Stafford at

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the next General Election. Ht comes after the Health Secretary `nnounced

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that the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust will be dissolved, with somd

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specialist services moving elsewhere. Ben Godfrey reports.

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It's survived countless scares, but your friendly`neighbourhood hospital

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offering a range of acute sdrvices is reaching the end of its life We

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have become more technical `nd specialised. You cannot havd a brain

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surgeon in every hospital. The Stafford Hospital crisis marks a

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turning point for re`structtring NHS hospitals. Members of the c`mpaign

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group which led 50,000 people on a protest march, are joining the

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recently`formed National He`lth Action Party ahead of the 2015

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General Election. The entire situation, once the

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community realises it is here, they will have a lot of interest.

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The co`founder of the party is Dr Richard Taylor who became an MP in

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2001 after a campaign to protect Kidderminster Hospital from cuts.

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The 79`year`old plans to st`nd again in Wyre Forest at next year's

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General Election. He told the Sunday Politics programme that the state of

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hospitals will draw more people to the polls. The national focts in the

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NHS is still top. We had a work experience wired and I gave him a

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series of questions. How important was the NHS to 17`year`olds? It was

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top. They do not last long. Once you get into office you have got to

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deliver. The Government says it is trying to save ?20 billion of

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savings. . Experts suggest lore merged services are likely `nd this

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hospital will set a new benchmark for change.

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Ben Godfrey, BBC Midlands Today Stafford.

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A main route into a Worcestdrshire town is due to re`open tomorrow six

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months after it was closed for repair work. The Abbey Bridge and

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Viaduct in Evesham needed what's been described as "critical

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reconstruction work" and were originally due to re`open bdfore

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Christmas. But the project over`ran by many months, with retaildrs and

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residents complaining the ilpact of the closure was damaging thd town's

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economy. Turnover has droppdd by between 30 and 70%. It will take

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three years for footfall patterns to return. We need an active m`rketing

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campaign to get people to rdturn to the town.

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Just one rugby result, in the Championship, Moseley were beaten

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42`18 by London Welsh. It's been an absolutely glorious day

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for March, but will it conthnue Here's Charlie Slater to tell us.

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for March, but will What a beautiful day we havd had.

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The best day of 2014 so far. It starts off clear then the clouds

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feeding. I mainly dry night. Quite an mild one. A fair amount lore

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cloud around. Some brightness at times. Not as nice as today. We hang

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on to the milder temperaturds. High pressure continues to sit over as.

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I'll be back with the late news bulletin around

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Aggro in good and Wales had warm weather today with the hotspot

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Gravesend in Kent. For Scotland and Ireland, your

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weather will improve this week. It wasn't there today with the cloud.

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Some rain in Northern Ireland pushing across more of Scotland and

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the next few hours. This weather front is moving south overnight but

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by the end of the night is nothing more than a bit of cloud. Behind

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it, skies clear by the end of the night in Scotland and Northern

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Ireland, so a touch of frost, patchy ice and fog. Tomorrow brings a

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complete reversal of fortunes. The northern half of the UK will be

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sunny once any patchy fog clears away. Not much warmer numerically

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but in the sunshine, it will feel warmer, whereas much of England and

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Wales will be cloudy and cooler compared to today, especially along

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the North Sea coast, with cloud and a brisk north-easterly wind. Where

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we saw 19 degrees today, it will be closer to nine tomorrow, which will

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feel very

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