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find debris. That's all from the BBC News at Six

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

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and anger from the family of a woman who died from a diabetic cola, as

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one of the nurses responsible is told she can keep her job. The

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punishment that has been handed out is not equal to the indiscrdtion

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which was caused by this ond person. Also tonight ` the true imp`ct of

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housing benefit reforms. A puarter of those receiving the paymdnt have

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been affected ` 14,000 are now in arrears. When you have not got food

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in your fridge, you have to say which comes first, your food or your

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rent? The family who lost two children to

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heart failure within three xears campaign to make defibrillators

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compulsory in schools. Feeling a little jeglagged, we meet

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the newest residents at the National Sea Life Centre after their twelve

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thousand mile hop around thd world. And the clocks go forward this

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weekend, which means the st`rt of British summer time ` for once, the

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weather is playing ball, with milder conditions, and the sun is coming

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out. Your full weekend forecast is coming up.

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Good evening. The family of a Redditch woman who died aftdr

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falling into a diabetic com`, say they're angry that one of the nurses

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on duty has been allowed to keep her job. They are planning to appeal the

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decision by the Nursing and Midwifery Council NOT to strike off

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a nurse who was looking aftdr Margaret Pitt. Sister Jacqudline

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Charman failed to take two blood sugar readings from Mrs Pitt, who

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was diabetic. By the time other staff realised her glucose levels

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had fallen to a dangerously low level, she was in a coma. Mrs Pitt

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died ten days later at the @lexandra Hospital. Our health correspondent

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Michele Paduano reports. They can never forget. The lother,

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wife and grandmother who didd needlessly, simply because her blood

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sugar wasn't monitored. My mum died a long time before she

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was due. I can hear a piece of music which I know she liked, or sometimes

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I can watch a film which might have emotional content, and my thoughts

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invariably go back to the woman that I was married to for 35 years, and

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it can start. 55`year`old Margaret Pitt w`s

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looking forward to retirement when she appeared on To Buy Or Not To

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Buy. But the insulin`dependdnt diabetic was failed by staff at the

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Alexandra Hospital in Redditch. At Mrs Pitt's inquest, Sister Jackie

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Charman's evidence was doiscounted by the coroner who found it

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"inconceivable that Mrs Charman s evidence could be right at `ny

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point". Scientific evidence showed as a matter of fact that thd bed

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time blood sugar reading hadn't been taken... "Not taking that rdading

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was a gross failing to provhde basic medical care." But despite the

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coroners findings about what happened on Ward 11 at the hospital,

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the Nursing and Midwifery Council decided it was not proved, dven

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though hers was the only re`ding out of 3,000 checked not recorddd on the

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computer.The NMC believe it was possible that she could havd used a

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different machine. The Nurshng and Midwifery council were told that

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this was the first time she had had to appear before them in a 37 year

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career. The failing amounted to one case only, they said. She told the

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panel that she had in effect retired from nursing. The family is

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outraged. I'd personally, along with other members of the family, do not

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feel it is a good enough decision. Yes, she will be very unlikdly to

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get the job, especially if she has got to disclose the information

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Samantha Pitt still believes that her mother would still be hdre if

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Sister Charman had done her job Michele Paduano, BBC Midlands Today.

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Coming up later in the programme... Cracking down on foreign crhminals

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using our region's roads, one of the busiest networks in the country

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Research by the BBC has revdaled the true impact of housing benefit

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reforms. A year ago, the Government decided that people who livdd in

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properties with spare bedrooms should have their housing bdnefit

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cut. A survey of local authorities and housing associations has

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revealed just over 58,000 pdople have been affected by the changes `

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that's a quarter of those who receive housing benefit herd in the

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West Midlands. Nearly 14,000 of those have found their accotnts

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going into arrears for the first time. Just under 2,000 have been

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able to move house as a restlt of the change. Here's BBC Stokd's

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political reporter, Phil McCann Before last April, bedrooms had

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never been worth so much to Mark. He has three in his flat near

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Newcastle`under`Lyme, and over the last year they've led to his housing

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benefit being cut by 25%. `` two. `` 16%. But he wants somewhere for his

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children to sleep when they stay with him at weekends. ?11.38 a week

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does not sound a lot, but when you have not got food in your fridge,

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you have to decide between food and went. One in ten social housing

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tenants in the Midlands is `ffected by the reforms, with thousands of

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people being told they have too many bedrooms under the Government's new

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size criteria, which is oftdn referred to as the bedroom tax. A

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number of other people have also been having to pay a portion of

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their council tax for the fhrst time. Coupled with the rising cost

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of living, it's been putting pressure on their ability to pay

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their rent. 45% of council tenants in Sandwell who are affected by the

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reforms have fallen behind with their rent since last April. The

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figure is a third in Stoke`on`Trent and a quarter in Wolverhampton. And

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one housing association has served over 400 of its tenants with

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eviction notices. One of thd main reasons for the reforms was to free

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up spare bedrooms. But only 6% of people have relocated as a result.

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So housing associations are building more. They have helped ease a

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potential crisis situation for us. We have families living in

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accommodation which is too big, based on their entitlement to

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benefit. We needed to consider what alternative accommodation there was.

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But the reforms have caused some of those affected to budget better and

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to change their priorities. It was a case of moving to one`bedroom, or

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stay where you are, struggld, and you get to keep your kids. So, you

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are forced into that situathon, pay, or lose everything. Thd fact

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is, lots of households have not been hit by the changes at all. The

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government says the new system provides more of an incentive for

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people to find work. The Government says the new system is fairdr and

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provides more of an incentive for people to find work or incrdase

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their hours. Our political dditor, Patrick Burns, is here. One year on

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from the new benefit system coming in, it's more controversial than

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ever. That's right. This has prompted the work and pensions

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department to put out a state and. It is saying that these measures

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have saved the taxpayer ?1 lillion every single day. The Liber`l

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Democrats in the coalition point out that they have been responshble for

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negotiating up the level of cushioning for the most vulnerable

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housing benefit claimants. Ht is hard, but then it is hard to have

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1.7 million people who are waiting for housing. Of those, 240,000

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existing tenants are actually overcrowded. So, we must trx to do

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something, but we have to bd compassionate as well if we can

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Patrick, imagine if these fhgures had served to reinforce Labour's

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opposition to the change? Absolutely, and I was speakhng to

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one Labour frontbencher, who says the Government in this is m`king a

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mistake of historic proporthons Once in a generation, there is a tax

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so bad that the Next Generation looks back and says, why did they do

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it? We will scrap it. So, jtst over a year to go to the general

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election, how do you see thhs debate carrying on? Well, the challenges

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this poses for the Government are obvious. And yet at a broaddr level,

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the support for the benefits cap as a whole appears to command wide

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public support. And Labour support for that actually was subject of a

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backbench revolt on their shde in the debate over the Budget. So I

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think both main parties feel they have strength in their own `rguments

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which they can exploit, and weaknesses in the positions of their

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opponents. And Patrick will be back with more on this, plus calls for a

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new all`purpose, all`powerftl council for all Warwickshird in this

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weekend's Sunday Politics. That s at the slightly later time of 01.1

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here on BBC One, following coverage of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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A woman who drove the wrong way up the M5 motorway while drunk has been

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banned from driving for thrde years. 27`year`old Katy Homer from

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Halesowen was stopped by police last December. CCTV footage shows her car

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travelling into the path of oncoming traffic. She also received `

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suspended prison sentence and was ordered to do 180 hours of community

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service. A man was arrested in Wolverhampton

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today as part of a Home offhce investigation into suspected sham

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marriages. The 37`year`old from Dace Road is accused of arranging and

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taking part in fake marriagds between Pakistani "grooms" `nd Czech

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"brides". It follows ceremonies held at four register offices, including

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Shrewsbury, between Februarx and August last year.

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The former governor of Shrewsbury prison says he cannot understand why

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the Ministry of Justice dechded to close it. He says the prison was

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performing well, and that more expensive jails have remaindd open.

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The prison closed one year `go and is now up for sale after thd

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Government said its running costs were too high.

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Julie Bailey, the campaigner who spearheaded the efforts to highlight

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the failings at Stafford Hospital, has been presented with a CBE by the

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Queen at Buckingham Palace. Ms Bailey founded the campaign group

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Cure The NHS after being appalled by the care she witnessed her lother

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receiving at the hospital bdfore she died. Also honoured at todax's

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investiture ceremony was Ann Jones, Birmingham's former Wimbledon tennis

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champion. The 1969 Ladies' Champion also received a CBE in recognition

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of her many years of work in tennis administration.

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The Midlands has one of the busiest motorway networks in the cotntry.

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More than 450 vehicles have been stopped and 85 arrests have been

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made as part of an operation targeting foreign criminals using

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the region's roads. Operation Trivium has brought officers from

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the UK together with counterparts from Eastern Europe. Our reporter

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Liz Copper has spent the dax with the teams.

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We're on patrol near the M5 and are called to a car that's been pulled

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over. In the vehicle they h`ve found a substantial amount of contraband,

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believed to be in excess of 20, 00 cigarettes. When we arrive, customs

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officers are already here and are seizing the cigarettes ` thdy've an

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estimated value of ?200,000. This is one of 460 vehicles stopped in the

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last week as part of Operathon Trivium. The other day, we stopped a

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car, there was a number of foreign nationals involved, and thex had

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?30,000 worth of property which was stolen from three force are`s in the

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West Midlands. Here at the operation's control room, officers

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from Europol, Lithuania, Rolania and Poland have all been involvdd. These

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officers are not just helping with language problems, they can tap into

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their home country called in police systems to verify details ghven by

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drivers. It's estimated at `ny one time, there are 30,000

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foreign`registered vehicles on Britian's roads. For the officers

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from Eastern Europe, this operation will signal greater co`oper`tion in

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the future with UK forces. H find it very good, very useful, and I think

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that in the future, we should do the same operation again. As thhs car is

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taken off the road, it's thd start of further investigations, `nd it

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also marks the beginning of new levels of co`opearation between

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European police forces. Our top story tonight...

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Frustration and anger from the family of a woman who died from a

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diabetic coma, as one of thd nurses responsible is told she can keep her

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job. Your detailed weather forecast to come shortly from Rebecc`. Also

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in tonight's programme `nothing to separate the goal`scoring prowess of

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Chris Smith from Stafford R`ngers and Wayne Rooney ` apart from

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?300,000 a week. And find ott why a colony of penguins has travdlled

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nearly 12,000 miles to come to Birmingham.

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A couple whose teenage daughter and son suddenly died from heart

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conditions within three years of each other are campaigning to make

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defibrillators compulsory in schools. Robert and Maggie Tnderwood

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fundraise to buy the life`s`ving machines for public places. Joanne

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Writtle has been to meet thdm. Charlotte Prentice`Underwood died

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suddenly at home in Redditch. She was 16. We were told that Charlotte

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died from a massive cardiac arrest. From that day on, we campaigned for

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defibrillators to be installed in all schools and public buildings.

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Charlotte Green and brother worked tirelessly with her, he did a lot of

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fundraising. But last year, 17`year`old Craig was diagnosed with

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a heart complaint. Months l`ter he collapsed on his way home. His

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friend but to him, and he s`ys, I am calling an ambulance, I am joining

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my sister. Craig knew the sxmptoms, he knew the signs. Craig had

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suffered a massive cardiac `rrest that night, almost three ye`rs to

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the day that we lost his be`utiful sister. Robert and Maggie Underwood

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have two younger children. Litchell was born four days after Ch`rlotte

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died. They also have four older children. Tragically, they `re also

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being assessed for various heart complaints. Every single morning,

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every single day, every single night, we just don't know. Ht is

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like a ticking time bomb, wd do not know when it is going to explode. We

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just sit and wait and wonder if it is going to happen again, are we

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going to be hit a third timd, a fourth time? It is the reason the

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couple want defibrillators hn schools. They also do fundr`ising,

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and have so far paid for 35 in various places. St John and villains

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answers calls, and they say these deliberate as are simple and easy to

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use. About 60,000 people a xear will suffer a cardiac arrest outside

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hospital, and for every mintte that they are without defibrillators the

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chance of survival decreases by 10%. Back in Redditch, Maggie and Robert

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have their own defibrillator, because of their older children So

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far, the younger two appear healthy. It is my life in a box and

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I shall keep it, and it shall be wherever my children are.

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Time for the sport. The Covdntry Bees were due to begin their new

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season in speedway's top flhght this evening. It was billed to bd a derby

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against last season's runners`up, the Birmingham Brummies. Well, Dan

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Pallett's there now. Dan ` they ve been having problems with the track

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and it's not got any better...? That's right. This was going to be

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the big star for the Coventry Bees in the elite league, but thd track

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is the problem. There was a postponement at the weekend. They

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have been working hard on it since then, adding stone, to try to dry it

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out, but it is inconsistent, and you cannot have that with speedway bikes

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doing 70mph. Earlier I spokd to one of the officials here. The lain

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frustration is that the track, despite all the hard work from the

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stadium staff this week, unfortunately, time has run out on

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us. Can you reassure Coventry speedway fans that the track will be

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OK for this season? It will be, yes. We have been hit with rain hn the

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week as well, which has del`yed the work. Had the rain not come, I am

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sure the stadium staff would have had more time to get it ready. But

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Jeremy said to me, they are probably about three hours short of having it

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perfect for them. It is verx frustrating for all of the Coventry

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speedway people. They have now got one week to work

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on it to get it ready for the next meeting here. They are not going to

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do a complete with placement. That would be ?250,000.

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In the Premier League, Aston Villa get the ball rolling tomorrow

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lunchtime. They're away to lisfiring Manchester United. But Waynd Rooney

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isn't the only player to score from the half`way line this week, as Ian

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Winter reports from Staffordshire. Oatcakes have always been Chris

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Smith's bread and butter. M`king batch after batch at the falily

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business in Stoke`on`Trent. But what he really wants to do is pl`y

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football. So two years ago, Chris entered a national competithon. He

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beat hundreds of hopefuls to win a professional contract with Swindon

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Town. This is Paolo di Canio from Swindon, your new manager. How do

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you feel? Oh, my god Yes! Btt now, the dream has died. Chris h`s

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returned home to oatcakes and non`league. And this week, hn his

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first full game for Stafford Rangers, he did a Rooney, bx

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catching the Grantham goalid off`guard. Caught it sweet, and

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whenever you do that, you know you have got a chance. What was your

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reaction? I cannot really rdmember. Maybe the keeper had been a bit far

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off his line. Sadly, David Beckham wasn't there to see it. But only

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three days earlier, he'd bedn at West Ham to see his old pal pull off

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a similar trick. Lightning rarely strikes twice in the same place But

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Brad Guzan beware. What top tip would you have? Make sure the

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goalkeeper is on his line. Once a week, Chris treats himself to a

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bacon and egg oatcake. Whether Wayne Rooney does the same, nobodx knows.

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Whenever Stoke City are at home on Saturdays, Chris always sells more

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oatcakes on Fridays. But whhsper it quietly, he's a Man Utd fan, who

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doesn't expect to see any more goals from the half`way line, either from

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himself or Wayne Rooney. So stopping Wayne Rooney will be

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priority number one for Aston Villa. The task for West Bromwich @lbion is

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staying in the Premier Leagte starting with the visit of Cardiff

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City tomorrow. Yes, Albion darned a bit of respite with the win at

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Swansea two weeks ago. But lose to bottom but one Cardiff and they re

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deep in trouble with perhaps only goal difference keeping thel out of

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the bottom three. And head coach Pepe Mel is still looking for his

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first win at the Hawthorns. But it's a big weekend across the Football

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League. BBC local radio will make sure you won't miss a kick.

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And a big weekend for Worcester Wolves in basketball. They take on

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Glasgow Rocks in Sunday's BBL Trophy Final. Commentary on Sunday

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afternoon on BBC Hereford and Worcester's AM frequency.

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It has survived two world w`rs, travelled the world and raised

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hundreds of thousands of potnds for charity. The Kidderminster Lale

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Choir has plenty to celebrate on its 110th anniversary. It is ond of

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Britain's oldest. Pam Caulfheld joined them for rehearsals.

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Ancient these hymns might bd, but they have still got the powdr to

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bring people together. The hairs on the back of your neck stand up when

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the crowd respond, and you can see they are enjoying it, and you are

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enjoying giving them enjoymdnt. It is a two`way thing. It is brilliant.

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Sam's grandfather was one of the first members of the Kidderlinster

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Male Choir, formed in 1904. And it is still going strong, with 65

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singers. It has gone on, it has survived two world wars. Once you

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join the choir are you stay in it until you cannot sing any more. That

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is why some of them have bedn in it for 30`35 years. It is one big happy

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family. It is great. We havd grown up together, growing old together.

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It has been an amazing lifeline for me. It is part of my life, H am sure

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it is for everybody. It has taken over, really. They have toured the

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world together, raising hundreds of thousands for charity. With big

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birthday concerts planned, they hope to attract new members and to keep

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singing for centuries to cole. Birmingham's newest residents are

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settling into their new homd at the National Sea Life Centre. The 1

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Gentoo penguins have travelled nearly 12,000 miles from New

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Zealand. We sent Bob Hockenhull to pick up a penguin or two!

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The closest thing to Antarctica in the centre of Birmingham. These 12

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Gentoo penguins arrived at the Sea Life Centre at three o'clock this

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morning. Showing little signs of jet lag despite a 50`hour journdy. It

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has been years of planning to get this point where we can acttally

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housed them in Birmingham, laking sure that all the designs are fit

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for purpose, and that they have a specially climate controlled

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environment, and that they `re seasonally acclimatised, depending

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on where the seasons are in the Antarctic. Gentoos are the fastest

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underwater swimmers in the penguin world. They started testing out the

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water in their new home shortly after arrival. But by lunchtime the

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colony was adopting a more sedate attitude. They have just bedn given

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their first full meal since arriving, full of macro, vitamins

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and electrolytes, in the hope that it will hurt them up after their

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long journey. `` mackerel. Some of the captive bred birds alre`dy have

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names... Alf, Lolly Ginny and Brick. The public will be able to see them

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from the 7th of April. But they re not just a tourist attraction.

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They'll be part of a conservation breeding programme. These gtys are

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classified as near threatendd. They are a large population group,

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sustainable at the moment, but teetering on the brink. That is

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where big conservation projdct like this are really important, because

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it means we can maintain a large genetic diversity in captivhty, and

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if we need to really enjoy reintroduced back into the wild in

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the future, we have that capability. Some nature lovers would no doubt

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prefer to see these animals stay in the wild. But their keepers say this

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environment is the next best thing, and the research carried out here

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may ultimately help save thd species.

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Some big storms around todax, but rumours of warmer weather this

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weekend, Rebecca? Well, yes, Mary, but before that, we

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have had a pretty exciting `fternoon of weather, with a funnel cloud

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reported over Coventry Airport, and look at this this is one of several

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hail storms across the West Midlands today, sent in by Sue in Sutton

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Coldfield. Tonight's headlines from the BBC ` the search area for the

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missing Malaysia Airlines flight moves.

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Over the weekend we will be pulling in this milder air off the

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continent. Things will start to get a bit warmer. It is all coincided

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with the start of British summertime, as the clocks go forward

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in the early hours of Sundax morning. Temperatures will be going

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up as well, with the sun coling out. The last of those lively showers

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this afternoon are now clearing away. Overnight tonight it will dry

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out by and large. Plenty of cloud about overnight. With the mhlder

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air, it is going to feel warmer tonight. So, it is not a bad start

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to Saturday. It will be quite cloudy, but then it will be clearing

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away, and the sun will come out It will be quite hazy sunshine, with

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quite a lot of high cloud still about. But temperatures could get up

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to 17 Celsius. It will be qtite breezy tomorrow, noticeable over

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higher ground in particular. But it should be a pleasant day all round.

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Then the clouds starts to come in again overnight, and the milder air

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will make its presence felt with temperatures overnight. Movhng into

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Mother's Day, it is again looking like another pleasant day, with

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temperatures continuing to climb. We have got 17s on the board, but it

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could get even higher. It whll be another pleasant day. Making our way

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into the new working week, ht is going to stay mild. But we will be

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pulling some lively showers in off the continent as well. All hn all,

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it is not too bad at all. Our main headlines... The sdarch

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area for the missing Malaysha Airlines flight has moved. For the

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first time, spotter planes have found debris. Frustration and anger

:27:31.:27:35.

from the family of a woman who died from a diabetic coma as one of the

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nurses responsible is told she can keep her job. That was the Lidlands

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Today. I'll be back at ten o'clock. Have a great evening. Goodbxe.

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