29/03/2014 Midlands Today


29/03/2014

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Good afternoon. A same`sex couple from the West Midlands were among

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the first in the region to get married this morning after ht became

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legal at midnight. Rebecca Billington`Green and Sarah`Louise

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Billington tied the knot in Dudley in front of family, friends and

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their son Jacob. Nadine Towdll reports.

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Just another bedtime for 11`month`old Jacob, but for his Mums

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Rebecca and Sarah`Louise it's the night before their big day. After

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the law was changed last sulmer today's the first day same sex

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couples have been allowed to marry. It just shows we are equal to

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heterosexual couples, no different to that of heterosexual couples It

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is nice to say we are marridd rather than civil partnership, which is no

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different legally, but it is nice to see that you're married. And this

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morning at Dudley Register office these two brides became part of

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history. To be my wedded wife. Rebecca, who's a nurse, and

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Sarah`Louise, a hairdresser, made the same vows as heterosexu`l

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couples as they were legallx married. I am delighted to `nnounce

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you are now wife and wife. The pair ` who've been together for three

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years ` were one of the first gay couples in the region to marry.

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Brilliant, it was really emotional. Lovely service. The couple have

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recently bought a house in Coventry where no doubt pictures frol their

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wedding day will be among their most prized possessions.

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Human remains discovered ne`r Attingham Park in Shropshird have

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been identified as those of a man who went missing from Shrewsbury two

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years ago. 36`year`old Simon Rothwell disappeared after ` night

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out in February 2012. His rdmains washed up in a field last wdek

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following recent flooding. A couple from Herefordshire who

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offer an alternative therapx for horses say their work is

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transforming the lives of animals who would have otherwise bedn put

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down. Steven and Julie Goodridge are the only practitioners in the

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treatment ` known as Samsar` equine muscle therapy. It involves

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repeatedly applying a herbal lotion to the injured animal. Our job is to

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put horses back together ag`in that have become unworkable. That is the

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vision, we take courses that have been written off and we say,

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actually, we have a different idea. In football, almost 9000 Wolves fans

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are making the journey to Mhlton Keynes for their match against MK

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dons. Initially the club was allocated 6500 tickets for the game

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before seeing that increased. The best for an away following `t the

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ground came earlier this se`son when 7000 Coventry fans made the trip to

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Milton Keynes. Time for a look at the weather forecast.

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the Good afternoon, the clocks go

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forward by an hour, but this weekend for most places is going to be dry

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and warm, plenty of hazy sunshine around. Quite a grey start, from

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that cloud and mist, clearing quite nicely. Most places enjoying hazy

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spells of sunshine. It will be breezy at times, leverage is

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reaching highs of around 17 or 8 Celsius. `` temperatures. Possibly

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one or two patches of mist, temperatures not dropping too far, a

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mild night, lows of around seven Celsius. Tomorrow we will do it all

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over again. I will be back with the football and

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rugby result in our next bulletin at 5:50pm. Until then, have a good

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Saturday. Good afternoon. The clocks go

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forward by one hour tonight, British Summer Time begins. Hard to believe

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that this was the scene exactly one year ago in North Wales when we were

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in the grip of one of the coldest springs for many a decade. A

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different story this weekend, of course, with

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