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Hello and welcome to Midlands Today. The headlines tonight: Nearly there:

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Hereford United expected to reach their ?78,000 target to savd the

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club by tomorrow afternoon. We'll be talking live to a club legend at the

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ground. Also tonight: Education Secretary Michael Gove promhses

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action if claims of Muslim dxtremism in Birmingham schools are proved.

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It's important that we take that action based on facts rather than

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rumour. Jail for a cocaine `ddict who killed his partner's son by

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shaking him. The hole that simply grew and grew,

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forcing a Staffordshire B B to close.

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It was just falling income or we could see the water and we didn t

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know how far it was going to go to stop ``. And the pollution lay have

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gone, but the skies certainly aren't clear this weekend ` with plenty of

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cloud sticking with us, and it's the start of the cricket season ` but

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will it stay dry ` well you might want to keep one of these to hand?

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Your full weekend forecast hs on the way.

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Good evening. There's new hope for Hereford United tonight in hts fight

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to avoid being wound up in the High Court. The club, which has debts of

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almost half a million pounds, could have faced extinction if it couldn't

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pay a ?78,000 tax bill by Monday. Despite a huge community effort to

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raise funds, things were sthll looking bleak until earlier today

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when local cider makers Bullers came forward with a ?10,000 donation It

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still leaves the Bulls ?8,000 short of the target, but they're hoping a

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good crowd tomorrow will help them over the line. Ian Winter rdports.

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Laying out the kit with fresh hope for the future. Roger Lloyd's worst

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nightmare looks to have been banished. He feared tomorrow's game

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could be Hereford's last. On March 17, the club's debts were almost

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half ?1 million. A week latdr they received a winding`up petithon over

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an unpaid tax bill and ?70,000 had to be paid by Monday. But tonight

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the grass is looking greener on and off the pitch because a loc`l

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brewery has donated ?10,000 to help keep the club alive. Tremendous

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Bulmers, local company, employ a lot of local people, tremendous that

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they come up with the money. Bulmers have been making cider in Hdreford

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since 1887. Today their pardnt company Heineken said many of their

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colleagues were fans of Herdford United and they asked what could be

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done to help the club in its hour of need. We have lost a race course, a

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golf course, don't let Hereford be next. Use it or lose it is the

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expression. We need people to come back and watch football agahn. On

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Sunday a top comedian will do 2`macro fundraising shows which

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should have Hereford United laughing all the way to the bank. Ian is at

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Edgar Street for us tonight. Ian, so things looking a lot more hopeful

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now? Hereford United have vhntage ring on the brink for the p`st

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week, but now they have earned themselves, through a lot of hard

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work, an 11th hour reprieve and no one cares more about the cltbs in

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this manner, the former plaxer manager Colin Addison. They say

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people pull together in timds of crisis. A lot of people havd worked

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very hard over the last couple of weeks here, they need to kedp that

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going because they're not ott the woods yet, but trying so hard just

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to bring this together. What was your reaction when you heard the

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news of this donation from Heineken? Wonderful, wonderful, we th`nk them

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very much. It's going to be a great help to us. It's more than 40 years

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since you played a famous [email protected] Cup victory against Newcastle United.

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Can those halcyon days ever be recaptured? The picture looks a bit

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greener than a few years ago! We live in hope. Most important buses

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getting past this post here and the immediate match we have tomorrow,

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and getting herself safe from revocation and taking it from there.

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Does the future look bright or touch and go? Touch and go, but wd are

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going to make it right. Thehr battle for survival continues tomorrow

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They are only a point ahead of the relegation zone, they are at home to

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Woking but the most important news is that Hereford United livd on to

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fight another day. Fingers crossed for a good result and a good crowd.

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There's live commentary on Hereford's game against Wokhng on

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BBC Hereford and Worcester tomorrow afternoon from three. Thanks for

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joining us this Friday evenhng. Coming up later in the programme:

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Searching for answers: uncovering the names of all the Herefordshire

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soldiers who died during World War One.

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The Education Secretary Michael Gove has promised a thorough

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investigation into the alleged takeover of Birmingham schools by

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Muslim fundamentalists. And he says action will follow if it uncovers

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evidence of extremism. A former teacher at the school at thd centre

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of the allegations claims hd raised concerns with the council more than

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ten years ago ` but he says he was ignored. Giles Latcham reports.

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A trip down memory lane for Michael White who grew up in Alum Rock and

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spent more than 20 years te`ching at Park View. It's one of the schools

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allegedly targeted for takeover by Muslim fundamentalists, a school for

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the most part Mr White enjoxed his time at. I certainly mist not

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working with the young people of this area and the parents, who were

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lovely people. This politics shouldn't come into schools. 11

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years ago he was sacked, he says because he challenged the governors

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for preventing the teaching of sex education and excluding faiths other

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than Islam from religious education. The laws are very clear abott this,

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you teach general morals based on all the faiths of the world. Islam

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has its place, but not in a secular school, not in a state school. Your

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career was effectively ended, your pension severely depleted, some will

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say you are bearing a grudgd? It isn't true, one could say that, but

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everything I have said is the truth and everything I have said was in

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the public domain within thd LE a ten, 15, 20 years ago. It doesn t

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just started. The chairman of governors at Park View denids the

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allegations, claiming they're a witch hunt but the headlines keep

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coming. On a visit to the Mhdlands today the Education Secretary said

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we need fact not rumour. Thdse are serious allegations and it hs

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vitally important that we gdt to the bottom of what has been going on as

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soon as we were alerted, we talk to the council, and we talked to the

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inspector in order to make sure there was a proper investig`tion. In

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due course, more action will be taken. So he has broken his silence

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about these highly sensitivd allegations. Not so the Citx Council

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who told us they can't commdnt until the investigation they began nearly

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a month ago is ongoing. Tonhght faith leaders in Birmingham issued a

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joint statement expressing "profound concern" about the media's reporting

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of the allegations which thdy say is "demonising sections of the

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community". Park View's academic results are outstanding ` btt Ofsted

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inspectors have visited the school twice in recent weeks and their

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report could be published ndxt week. Two fits of rage and he was dead. A

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cocaine addict was jailed for eight years today for killing his

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girlfriend's son by shaking and throwing him. Keiron Barley died two

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months before his second birthday. He suffered catastrophic br`in and

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back injuries after being attacked by Craig Lewis ` for no app`rent

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reason. The toddler's mother, Louise Barley, was given a 15`month jail

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term for child cruelty. Ben Godfrey's been in court and joins me

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now. This is a horrific casd. We only learned more about it today,

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what was said in court? Keiron Barley was 22 months old, and

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learning to walk ` living whth his mother Louise and her boyfrhend

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32`year`old Craig Lewis. He was a cocaine addict. In May 2011, while

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she went to the shops in Birmingham, Keiron was at home with Lewhs. He

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flew into a rage. He picked Keiron up, threw the toddler with lassive

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force against the floor ` fdet first. A month later, while changing

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Keiron's nappy, he again lost his temper and shook Keiron violently

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before throwing him against his wooden cot, causing brain d`mage.

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Keiron's life support machine was turned off four days later. Today,

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Lewis was jailed for eight xears after admitting manslaughter. Louise

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Barley, who's 26, was handed 15 months after admitting child

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cruelty. Both are likely to serve half their sentences. We ard pleased

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with the outcome of the court trial and hope that the family and the

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people that care about caring, are pleased about the report. Wd have

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reported on a number of child deaths recently. Will there be a ftrther

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investigation? There is alrdady a serious case review, which will look

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at the contact the defendants had with the authorities. It looks like

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health visitors and hospitals and what was formerly NHS Direct, there

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is no suggestion these defendants or the child were known to sochal

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services. This is Louise Barley with her son on a tribute page, xet this

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was the woman who delayed contacting doctors when her son was suffering

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at home. What will a serious case review look at? There may bd

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questions to answer, becausd after the first assault, Craig Lewis

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attended the hospital on three occasions. There was an x`r`y done

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which didn't identify fracttres on the spine nor the blood on the brain

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which was subsequently known to have been the case. The hospital have

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told us today that the safety of patients is the top prioritx. They

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completed a full review which will form part of the serious case

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review. 300 jobs are being created `t

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Coventry automotive supplier Brose UK after the firm secured a new

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contract with Nissan. The company ` which makes motors for autolatic car

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windows ` has already seen hts workforce rise from 200 to 800 in

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the last two years. Brose also provides parts for Jaguar L`nd Rover

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and Toyota. It is absolutelx great news, we could ripple to nulber of

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employees that we have on shte, the future looks bright. `` we

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quadrupled. The automotive hndustry is in recovery mode, we will see a

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bright future. A couple have watched their dreams

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of a new lifestyle sink before their eyes ` literally. An enormots hole

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opened up in the driveway of their one`year`old bed and breakf`st

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business in the Staffordshire Moorlands yesterday. They'vd now

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been forced to shut down until October. Joanne Writtle has the

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details. It was quite small to begin with.

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Then the hole which appeared on this driveway grew and grew and grew

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Within two hours, what was once pleasant parking area at a B was

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an ugly gaping hole. Phil Tdster and his wife Helen King's busindss at

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Oakamoor in the Staffordshire Moorlands is now shut. It is it

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surely opened up before our eyes, we were horrified. Everything was

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falling in community the water and hear the water and we didn't know

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how far it was going to go, so we were really worried. Undeterred the

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couple are looking ahead to re`opening in October. We'rd trying

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to get back on track in October How stressful is it, watching everything

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falling in? We reassured thhs side of the barrier will be fine And

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throughout today, more and lore pieces fell off. Last year cracks

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appeared in the drive, thought to be down to a land slip. Then in

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January, the Health and Safdty Executive close down a building site

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here where excavation work had been going on. The cause is under

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investigation. They may speculate what has caused until they have done

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their in`depth analysis, taking place over a number of weeks, they

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won't be able to tell us wh`t has happened. Phil and Helen moved here

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from High Wycombe last year ` leaving behind management c`reers

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for a bed and breakfast. We decided we would move away from the

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corporate world and be responsible for our own decisions. And here we

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are, with one of our decisions! It is been a very stressful period

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it's got to be said. Later 20 tonnes of stone arrived. Neighbours took to

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precarious positions to watch. But 20 tonnes soon disappeared tnder

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water. Stabilising it could take days, the investigation weeks and

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repair work months. The debate over whether to rename

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the West Midlands conurbation Greater Birmingham continues to heat

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up. It comes on the day an official Black Country anthem was latnched,

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celebrating the area's achidvements. The song's been recorded to raise

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money for charity. Politici`ns at the launch today said they were wary

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of the idea of a Greater Birmingham. Whilst it's important to work in

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partnership with authorities such as Birmingham to ensure economhc

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vitality going into the futtre, it's also essential that we have event

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such as this to celebrate otr own identity. And it's a theme being

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taken up by our local MPs as well. Our Political Editor Patrick Burns

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has been talking to two of them They certainly appear to fedl very

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strongly about it don't thex. These things go deep with politichans

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local loyalties, it can get discordant. I have been talking to

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someone with long experiencd of how these things work internationally,

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especially in Europe, for example, she told me that if you represent a

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particular part of the country, when you go abroad, you can't find that

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place on the map anywhere, xou have really got a problem. If we continue

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with this bickering, all of us will lose out. The reality is, if you

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want to get funding, the enterprise boards have to work together. This

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debate has been around for `while, why it taken off? It has bedn

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galvanised by the John Lewis boss, in an interview with a Sund`y

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newspaper and then here on Lidlands today earlier this week, he says

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that really, it's time everxbody plays together for the same side,

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and the Greater Birmingham that he represents on the enterprisd

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partnership extends all the way from Kidderminster at the one end to

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Tamworth at the other. We are proud in Tamworth that Birmingham is one

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of our larger suburbs. But seriously, he has an import`nt

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point, which is that you nedd to brand and area well so that

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international investors know about it and are prepared to come and

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visit it in it. Is this just political knock`about? What we're

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not talking about is some r`dical reorganisation and restructtring of

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local government but there hs a broader question of maybe a

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partnership involving all the local authorities, so that they play as a

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team that is part of the cotntry. It follows from what the MP is saying

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that the main Birmingham should be in there somewhere because we have

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seen, it's a hard sell of your sitting in Wolverhampton or West

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Bromwich! And Patrick will be back with more on this, plus an

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investigation into the effects of 'zero hours' contracts on Stnday

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Politics from 11 o'clock here on BBC One.

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This is our top story tonight: Nearly there ` Hereford United

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expected to reach their ?78000 target to save the club by tomorrow

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afternoon. Rebecca's standing by with the

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weekend weather forecast, whth the county cricket season starthng on

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Sunday. And after it was submerged by the

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floods just a couple of months ago, we'll be finding out if the

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Worcestershire pitch is up to scratch ` for the first match.

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And a folk legend in Birmingham to remember the ground breaking radio

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show she helped to launch. From the green fields of thd Wye

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Valley to the bloody beaches of Gallipoli and the mud`filled

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trenches of Northern France. It was a cruel awakening for the young men

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of Herefordshire in World W`r One. Quite how many men from the county

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lost their lives, and how, no one knows for sure. But one man has made

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it something of a life`time mission to find out. Sarah Falkland reports.

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The faces of the Herefordshhre regiment. Carpenters, farm

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labourers, factory workers. In the summer of 1914, they were w`ved off

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to war by the people of Ledbury Many never returned. Colonel Andy

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Taylor has spent the last 30 years documenting those who died. It's a

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puzzle, and the pieces come together, and when you find out

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about individuals and you fhnd out their story, you realise th`t they

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were human beings, they had lives, they had families. And it's quite

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humbling to realise that perhaps I am the first person who is taking an

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interest in this individual for many, many years. Of around 3,0 0

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troops, only 1,200 survived. At the start of the war, there was the

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shock of Gallipoli. One indhvidual I spoke to said they came on the

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smarter fire, suddenly they were taking casualties and he re`lised

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what the war was all about. But not all those reported dead werd.

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Colonel Taylor's own grandf`ther Charles was a bandsman in the

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regiment. He was reported mhssing, presumed killed. Within fivd weeks

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later, his young wife received this in the post. This is a little card

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made by the Germans for British prisoners of war. Charles h`s

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written his name here, he h`s scrubbed out where it says winded

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and put yes next to the word sound. This was proof he was alive. Even

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when there is a gravestone, questions often remain. Died on the

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1st of November 19 18, ten days before the Armistice. But hd is

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buried here. So I assume from that that he was either wounded hn France

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and evacuated and died in England, or died in England as a restlt of an

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accident. The Colonel's givdn himself until the end of thd

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anniversary of WW1 to compldte his record. But many of the Herdfords

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he's found are unknowns. Thdse three survived the war ` .the strhpes show

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how one had been seriously hnjured three times.Who they are, though, is

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a mystery. Cricket fans are anxiously checking

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the weather forecast ahead of the start of the new season this

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weekend. And now the flood waters have receded in Worcester, the

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players have been enjoying that wonderful springtime sensathon of

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the sun on their backs. Nick Clitheroe reports.

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There may not be a prettier backdrop in English cricket than the

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cathedral at New Road in Worcester. And as the players came togdther for

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the traditional pre`season photocall this morning, there was a rdal sense

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of anticipation. Always feels nice to start the season, you never quite

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know until you have got the first couple of runs, so you alwaxs having

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a few butterflies and things, but I'm ready to go, I feel in good

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shape. I do run the my first photocall as a Worcestershire player

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`` I do remember. I'm still proud to be involved in this wonderftl club.

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Just seven weeks ago the ground looked like this and there `re still

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plenty of sandy patches. But the ground staff are confident ht will

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be ready for the first home match. There are no problems with the

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playing surface at Edgbaston but it was certainly a lot chillier as

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Warwickshire lined up to face the cameras. With their England batsmen

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back in the fold for now, the Bears will be keen to make a fast start.

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The number`1 trophy of the xear is the championship, that's thd one you

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want to win. Every county would prefer to win the championship. If

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we have an injury free season, we can create momentum for the back

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end. Once again this season the BBC will be offering online comlentary

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of every county game...so what do the reporters make of the two

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counties' prospects. Those that have shown promise in the past whll have

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to fulfil that with runs and wickets. If players stay fit,

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Warwickshire can be competitive They did well to get fourth last

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year but that will be key, players being fit and available.

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Worcestershire will be known as the rapids. Warwickshire as the

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Birmingham Bears. The simpld pleasures are the same. Bec`use it's

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the sound of the first bat on the first ball which will reallx mark

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the season's start. She's the woman who inspired the

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classic song "The First Timd Ever I Saw Your Face" and today thd

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legendary folk singer Peggy Seeger has returned to Birmingham ` the

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city where she helped make ` series of pioneering radio programles. The

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documentaries called Radio Ballads featured the voices of ordinary

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people interwoven with folk songs about their lives. Bob Hockdnhull

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reports. A young Peggy Seeger recordhng radio

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ballads in Birmingham in thd 19 0s. The series combined folk songs with

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real voices. Sections of society, like the travellers, that would

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normally go unheard.Ahead of a concert at the CBSO centre tonight,

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Peggy reminisced with fans `t Birmingham Library this morning

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Every time I listen to it, H see in my mind where we recorded them and

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who was talking, I have an `mazing memory for that. I was taken along

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as musical director, to record. That was expensive but necessary, because

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I got a taste of this and I could build it in to the accompanhments.

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The ground breaking documentaries were also made by her partndr, folk

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artist Ewan MaColl and BBC producer Charles Parker.Peggy Seeger made a

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career of writing songs on he was this wonderfully eccdntric,

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driven producer and started his career as a Tory and ended tp as a

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Maoist, through the influence of UN and the miners, people he rdcorded,

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he was an incredible innovator. Peggy Seeger made a career of

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writing songs on social isstes. She was also the inspiration for Ewan

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MacColl's love song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" later made

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famous by Roberta Flack. Yot must have been removed by the fact he

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wrote that song. I thought ht was my due at the time! But Peggy proved

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she wasn't just a pretty face, telling extraordinary storids of

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ordinary lives through her lusic. It's time for the weekend forecast.

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From one cricket fan to another Rebecca, how's it looking for this

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weekend? I'm afraid it looks like we'll be in

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the pavilion having tea bec`use it's not the best for cricket. Wd have

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plenty of cloud cover, as wd have seen today. The winds will lake

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things feel fresher, and pldnty of rain to come, particularly on

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Sunday. We had this blanket of cloud sitting over the top of us today, it

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did help to keep things warl, but we're getting clear skies to end our

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day, we get the cloud starthng to thin and break as we had through the

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next few hours. I dry end to the day, then we start to see cloud

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filling in through the West. Some spots of rain possible by e`rly

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tomorrow morning. Temperatures overnight not doing too badly. We

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start off our Saturday, rather murky, I'm afraid. The cloud cover

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doesn't really break through the day, limited brightness, thd showers

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pep up as we had through thd day. Temperatures not doing too badly.

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But the winds will make it feel fresher. We keep the showers through

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the afternoon, eventually they will start to dry out, but try not to

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begin with but not long before we start to see the next weathdr front

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start to move in. `` a dry night to begin with. Temperatures dropping

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down to about 10 Celsius. This is what we have to content with four

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Sunday, this cold front, working its way in, bringing with it sole

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showers, they will be heavy at times. They are with us frol the

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start of Sunday. Temperaturds not doing too badly, but it is ` wet one

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and it stays rather miserable for Monday.

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Tonight's headlines from thd BBC: Back on track ` the rail line in

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Dawlish re`opens, key link to the south west. Nearly there ` Hereford

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United expected to reach thdir ?78,000 target to save the club by

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tomorrow afternoon.

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