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News at six. It is goodbye from me News at six. It is goodbye from me

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In another development today, four women have been arrested as part of

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the ongoing fraud investigation at the school. Also tonight:

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Residents' fury over a huge pile of recycling that's causing a stink in

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Stoke`on`Trent. The crucial Easter weekend coming up

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for our football clubs, with problems on and off the field for

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Aston Villa. Back to his roots performing in

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Birmingham and the Black Country ` comedian Frank Skinner on football,

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being a dad and making people laugh. The art of mourning in the West

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Midlands is absolutely... As good as it gets.

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And with the bank holiday weekend just around the corner, who is king?

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Better than yesterday or worse? `` how is looking?

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Good evening. Our school children are being made to feel like

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terrorists. That's the view of a leading Muslim spokesman in

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Birmingham. It follows weeks of allegations over the so`called

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Trojan Horse plot which alleges Muslim hardliners are trying to take

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over schools in the city. It was last month that the allegations

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first came to light. And last week, Birmingham City Council suspended

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the recruitment of new school governors. On Monday, the council

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confirmed it was now investigating 25 different schools, and, on

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Tuesday, the Department for Education appointed the former

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national head of counter`terrorism to lead an inquiry into the

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allegations. Now concern's growing that these allegations are damaging

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community relations, as our special correspondent Peter Wilson's been

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finding out. Children playing in the sunshine.

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Sparkhill Park filled with young people brought together by an inter

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faith charity. They were giving out balloons with personal messages, all

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linked to the growing controversy over the Trojan Horse plot. We can

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have lots of diversity and still be one community. I think that's what I

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want, essentially, for them to be peace`loving, no stress. People

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might be prejudiced towards Muslims and because of that, they might

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judge. Children today learning the Koran. Many are from the 25 schools

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in Birmingham being investigated over allegations of being taken over

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by hard line Muslims. Our cameras were allowed into the Ombersley Road

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mosque because people here wanted to speak out. The fear is that many of

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these children will be worried and upset by this issue rather than

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their own futures and the betterment of this country. And gaining

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qualifications that will help better the world that they live in. The

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focus, unfortunately, has shifted to being fearful and worried that they

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are all going to be enabled as radical terrorists. `` be labelled.

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That fear comes after the Government appointed Peter Clarke, a former

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senior counter`terrorism officer, to be the new Education Commissioner to

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investigate the Trojan Horse plot. One of the schools at the centre of

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those allegations is Golden Hillock School in Saltley. Today, I spoke

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with one of its former pupils. There was no separation in any classes,

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apart from physical education, which once again was purely changing rooms

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and that is understandable. While you were at the school, did you ever

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hear any political or extremist views? No. Be honest with you, it

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was unheard of. Since I have grown up and watch the news more I have

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become more aware of what is going on but as a child in a school, like

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I said, it was purely a learning environment and things like Jihad

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were never heard about. One teacher, also a parent, wanted to defend the

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schools for what she sees as simply reflecting their majority Muslim

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student population. That might be, within the curriculum, that might be

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things like Islamic assemblies or halal food. Things that allow them

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to express their faith within the school system.

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And Peter Wilson is `` the Speaker, the Chief Constable

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of the West Midlands and leader of the City Council board said that

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they believed that this investigation was not about

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counter`terrorism but school governors. What Muslims in

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Birmingham are seeing is that they do not want to be hard with the

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brush of extremism. `` that. ``'s peter is here with me now. Separate

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from this Trojan Horse inquiry. We have got police making four arrests

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linked to school today. That is right. For women were arrested in

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the early hours of this morning from addresses in East Birmingham and

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Solihull. They are all in their 40s. This is a separate case, a suspected

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fraud case, the police say, and it is linked to a primary school. It

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was mentioned in the original Trojan horse plot. Apparently this has got

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something to do with the fabrication of bogus resignation letters, not

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directly to do with the Georgian Course. What is at the heart of this

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hole so`called plot? It is very complicated. `` the Trojan horse.

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Today people were seeing that a few years ago as Muslims they would turn

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up at the school gate and feel like Jekyll and Hyde. They would have to

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leave their Muslim identity behind. What they are seeing now is that

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because the majority of people are so many of these schools are Muslim,

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the schools should reflect that so that people feel comfortable in your

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own skin without upsetting any other religions or the staff at those

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schools or the broad curriculum that is being taught there. Peter, thank

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you. Thank you for joining is ahead of

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the bank holiday weekend. Coming up later in the programme:

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Jails in crisis, prison officers having to travel hundreds of miles

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to cope with staff shortages. And find out why live music and

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bands in the Midlands are helping the vinyl record make a comeback.

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Residents in a part of Stoke`on`Trent are calling for a

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recycling collection centre to be closed down for breaching its

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licence conditions. The centre, at Milton, stores thousands of tonnes

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of used plastics. But those living in the area claim it's blighting

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their lives. Kevin Reide reports. It's only in recent years this

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industrial site has been used to store plastics. Residents like June

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Grimes claim the only beneficiaries are the owners... And the local fly

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and rat populations. She says it's an eyesore with a smell to match.

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Residents should not have to be putting up with the smells and the

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issues that these sites bring when they are put on the doorstep. What

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we want to see happen is this site completely cleared and relocated to

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a suitable industrial site. And the lorries are a problem too, say

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residents. June captured these scenes on her mobile phone as

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drivers grapple with Milton's narrow lanes and tiny bridges. We have got

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heavy goods, left`hand drive, coming down our roads where our children

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walk to school. They are that big that they are amending the pavement

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as they Well, as you can see, in some places the site is literally

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bursting at the seams and that's not surprising because it is only

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licensed to hold 500 tonnes of recyclable waste. Are going down. ``

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they are going up on the pavement as they are going down. Last December,

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the Environment Agency estimated there were around 6,000 tonnes here.

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The Agency has since ordered the owners, Hanbury Plastics Recycling

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Limited, to reduce the level to the licensed amount by June this year.

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It says it's satisfied with the progress being made but not

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everybody is. Nobody from `` I have concerns that they are not

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taking enough action to ensure that the site is safe, that the fences

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are peered to a satisfactory standard. That people cannot get

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onto the site. White nobody from the company would speak to us today on

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camera but a spokesman said this is the best way to deal with plastics,

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otherwise it ends up in landfill. They said they were planning to

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double the workforce to 60 over the next few years and that they were

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applying to increase their licence to hold 3,000 tonnes. Kevin Reide,

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BBC Midlands Today, Staffordshire. A heart surgeon who was sacked after

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he blew the whistle at overcrowding has won his case against unfair

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dismissal. He was sacked by the trust in 2010, nine years after he

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raised concerns about dangerous post`operative care. Today, the

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tribunal ruled he had been unfairly dismissed.

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For men and two women have been arrested in connection with an

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attack which has left a teenager with serious burns. The 19`year`old

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had high`strength cleaning fluid poured over her as she went to

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answer the door of a house on Macdonald Close in Tividale on

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Tuesday. It's left her needing treatment for 15% burns to her neck

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and face. Three people have now been arrested on suspicion of wounding,

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one on suspicion of conspiracy to wound and two people on suspicion of

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attempting to pervert the course of justice. Quite shocking, to be

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honest. I mean, it's a very quiet neighbourhood. My parents live here,

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about a two minute walk. And to think it's a young girl, as well.

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You know, it's not nice for that to happen to her.

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A 14`year`old boy has been arrested in connection with a car`jacking in

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Bilston. It follows an attack on 84`year`old Michael Green by the

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Trumpet pub on Friday night. He was dragged from his car and assaulted,

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resulting in a fractured hip. Thieves then stole the vehicle and

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dumped it a few minutes later. The union representing prison staff

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says jails in the West Midlands are in crisis. The Prison Officers

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Association says its members are being asked to travel hundreds of

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miles to help deal with staff shortages in the region. Some are

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coming from as far away as Northumberland. Giles Latcham

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reports. The Ministry of Justice denied

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`` Birmingham Jail, part of a service struggling to cope with

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chronic staff shortages, if you believe the Prison Officers'

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Association. Since January, they say hundreds of

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officers have been travelling the country, plugging gaps at other

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prisons as part of what is called detached duty. Unfortunately what we

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have got is staff coming from all over the country. Staff being forced

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to live in hotels for weeks at a time... Months at a time, even,

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believe it or not, to try and shore up a system that is in crisis. And

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it is without doubt that we could see some real serious disturbances

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within prisons, rioting. In recent weeks, staff here at Sanford have

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been sent to HMP Birmingham, to Nottingham and to near Redditch.

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Extra staff have been drafted in to travel to Oakwood near

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Wolverhampton, run by G4S, on a promise of ?500 payments. For

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Labour, it is all about funding. The fact that we have got prison

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officers being drafted in from 200 miles away to the Midlands is

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because the Government has imposed severe cuts on the Prison Service.

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Fewer and fewer prison officers looking after more and more

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prisoners in overcrowded jails. The Ministry of Justice say they are

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reforming and modernising jails to ensure best value for the taxpayer.

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reforming and modernising jails Staffing levels, they say, remain

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appropriate. An MP with first`hand experience of the Prison Service

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admits there are problems. appropriate. An MP with first`hand

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There are concerns and I know that there are a lot of vacancies. I

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cannot understand why there are so many vacancies when we have got 8%

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unemployment in the West Midlands. I have been a prison officer. I

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thought it was a great career. Others may differ. Figures obtained

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by Labour show assault on prison staff have risen 45% in the past two

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years. It's the start of the Bank Holiday

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weekend and the great getaway is already underway as people take to

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the road, rail and air for a short break. Our transport correspondent,

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Peter Plisner, is at Birmingham Airport tonight. So how busy has it

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has been there? It is pretty busy down there. I was

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inside the terminal building half an hour ago. Very busy. This Easter the

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airport says 407,000 passengers will fly from here. That's 11% up on last

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year. Popular destinations this year for city breaks are Amsterdam, Paris

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and Barcelona. There is a warning about packing your bag, your hand

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luggage, there are still restrictions in force for some

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things, including liquids and sharp objects. It can mean more delays if

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you have them in your case and the airport want to avoid that to get

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everybody on time. And what about the roads and trains?

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Well, on the roads I'm told that it's fairly quiet tonight. A lot of

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people may have travelled already and some may be waiting to travel on

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good Friday or Saturday. And the good news is many road works have

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been lifted for the weekend. On the trains, the opposite is true.

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Engineering work is often done on bank holidays and this year's is no

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exception. All our operators are reporting service disruption on many

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routes. There will be replacement bus services, meaning longer journey

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times for many passengers. Some of the most disruptive work will be in

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the Stafford area. That's affecting both London Midland and Virgin

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Services. Wise to check before you travel. If you want advice on what

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to do and some of those engineering works, go to...

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Peter, thank you. It is 18:42pm. This is our top story tonight:

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Four women are arrested as part of an ongoing fraud investigation at a

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Birmingham primary school. We've the all important Easter

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weekend weather forecast coming up shortly from Shefali. Also in

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tonight's programme: On a stand`up tour for the first

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time in seven years, Black Country comic Frank Skinner on stage in

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Wolverhampton and Birmingham. A busy

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a busy weekend ahead for football teams at the end of the season

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approaches. But Aston Villa's problems on the pitch as they fight

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to stay above the drop zone are mirrored with problems behind the

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scenes. Nick Clitheroe reports. This has been a turbulent week for

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Aston Villa and their manager Paul Lambert. Two of his backroom staff,

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assistant Ian Culverhouse and director of Football Operations Gary

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Karsa, have been suspended while the club carry out an internal

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investigation. But that's all the club are prepared to reveal. I think

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you will need to appreciate it being illegal investigation. I cannot

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really comment on anything. I think you will appreciate that answer. I

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respect you asking me the question but I think you have got to respect

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my answer. If you want to blog about the football side of things and

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results, I am happy to answer. `` to talk about. It couldn't have come at

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a worse time. Four straight defeats have left the team four points above

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the relegation zone. On Monday, that prompted the club's chief executive

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Paul Faulkner to issue a statement saying, now more than ever it's time

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for us all to pull together. 24 hours later, we learnt of the two

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suspensions and the promotion to the coaching staff of club legend Gordon

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Cowans and goalkeeper Shay Given. But that wasn't all. On Wednesday,

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owner Randy Lerner broke his silence to admit unexpected issues and very

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real obstacles have to be overcome. But that wasn't all. On Wednesday,

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owner Randy Lerner broke his silence But where does all of that people

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leave the fans, whose main concern is whether they stay up this? I

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think there needs to be change of manager. We are staying up,

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definitely. Nobody will send us down. I reckon that it is looking

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up. I can understand the fans. They pay a lot of money to come and watch

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of and travel long distances. We need them on Saturday, that is for

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sure. I understand your frustration. Lambert seems to have the backing of

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the men who make the decisions at the club. On Saturday he's hoping

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victory over Southampton will get him back in favour with the fans,

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too. Nick Clitheroe, BBC Midlands Today.

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And you can follow all the Easter football matches by listening to

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your local radio station, who'll have match commentaries and regular

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updates. Remember the days when you wanted to

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buy the latest single by your favourite artist and you had to pop

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down to your local record shop? Happy days. But as tapes, CDs and

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now digital downloads took over, many stores were forced to close.

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Well, it's now come full circle as vinyl is growing in popularity

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again. And to celebrate the fact, this Saturday is National Record

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Store Day, as Ben Sidwell's been finding out.

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I have only got 20 minutes but it is very easy to spend your entire day

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in a record shop. There's still something rather

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special about a vinyl record. The days may be gone when our high

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streets were full of record stores but slowly they're starting to creep

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back in. West Midlands has obviously got a great culture for music and

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always had fantastic bands. The shops there are springing up, new

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shops opening in Birmingham, will overwrite, Shrewsbury's. ``

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Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury's. To mark this year's Record Store Day, one

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Birmingham band, Goodnight Lenin, decided to undertake a project to

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record, mix and produce a vinyl single in just one day. You grew up

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and see your dad's collection, you want to be banned with your own

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final. That is the way we want to be anyway. In London, their hard work

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in the studio is turned into vinyl. Just 24 copies will ever be made,

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all being sold at independent record stores in Birmingham this Saturday.

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From an artist's point of view, it is great to have something you can

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physically holding your hand and be proud of the process. We will give

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them to independent record stores and try to encourage people to

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treasure the way they select and listen to music. Swordfish is one of

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the stores selling the very limited edition single. We find more and

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more younger people buying vinyl, you know, if they like something, if

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they are serious about the music they will go out and buy vinyl.

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Music may have become a very disposable commodity but shops like

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this hope Record Store Day will encourage more to treasure their

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vinyl. Well, Ben is at a gig tonight. These

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independent stores to actually have the support of the bands, do they

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not? They `` absolutely. This is part of all of that project that

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they are doing. It is not just the smaller bands, the bigger bands as

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well. Wish me `` with me is one of the biggest bands in the Midlands at

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the moment. For you and the guys, is by no important? Absolutely. We buy

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our records on vinyl and we love the packaging, it feels great and plays

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great. It finds the best. An important is it that bands like

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yourself, you have had for Doctor albums now, are supporting

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independent record stores? `` you have had four top ten albums. There

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is a great thing about going into a record store and talking to somebody

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about music and then opening up the knowledge to you. That is important.

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What about when you look at records as a whole, there are many doing

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this, is there more demand? I think so. Digitally edited and download

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it, there is not much packaging and I think we do like to have things in

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their hands, to see the artwork and what the band look like. The artwork

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looks beatable on a 12 inch. Finally, we could not have easier

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without finding out what the guys are doing. What about this year? We

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are still to ring the record from last year and are going to going to

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enter the summer festivals and hopefully a trip to South America,

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our first time. Best of luck. If you want to find out about more about

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national records stored it, Danny Kelly from 9pm, his programme

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becoming and they bits from all sorts of independent record stores

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across Birmingham. Well worth a listen on Saturday morning. 's I

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have still got hold of them. Well, someone who knows what it's

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like not only to make a record but have a number one is Black Country

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comedian Frank Skinner. `` I have still got loads of them. Remember

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that Three Lions football song back in the '90s? Frank, of course, loves

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his football. He's a passionate follower of West Brom. He's long

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been a part of the showbusiness stratosphere and now, in his 50s,

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he's a proud dad to a little chap called Buzz, who's nearly two. I

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caught up with Frank, who's on a stand up tour around the country,

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this week back in the Black Country in Wolverhampton. Does it feel like

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coming home? It does feel like coming home but I

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don't know if the crowd still see it that way. I have been away quite

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well. I would not want to come back and be fully Black Country bloke,

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you know? To pretend that I am still knocking around. If it was

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practical, I would still live here. I certainly wish I was living here

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when my son was born. I have always said that geographically is how you

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should decide your football team so it should be you know, you should

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get a piece of string in the A To Z and get where they were born and go

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around until you find your professional football club, in which

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case he would be an Arsenal fan. I might have to rethink that! I think

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a lot of it depends on what is in your DNA, what you see coming of

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your dad. Maybe when he sees the pain that will put him off! We first

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met through football, a television programme. Yes, 20 years ago. Great

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fun. People still ask me when it is coming back but I don't think it

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will. Lots of other shows were inspired by it. It felt very new and

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different at the time. We are coming onto the World Cup. Derby County

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curious on again? We will probably cured but it will not be anything to

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do with me. `` will be cured a song again? It was great. I think it is

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time for anyone. How would you describe your comedy? Honest. I try

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to be as honest as I can and as open about what I have thought and felt.

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When I have made a fool of myself or whatever. I think that is gained in

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importance. Sometimes that honesty manifests itself in being quite

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good. Are you a happy man? You have a long`term partner, a little boy,

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West Brom are surviving in the Premier League. I have not been

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happy since September 24, 1986. What happened then? See, I stopped

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drinking then. I have not had that happiness when you are blind drunk.

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How do you hold on? I just think that I would either be at

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Wolverhampton city or wasteland. I dream about it and stuff but it has

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been a long time. I am fine. How to celebrate death West Bromwich Albion

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win a trophy? I celebrate than winning a trophy by going out with

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my schoolmates! A glass of milk? Exactly! Free milk. Thanks a lot.

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Some revealing stuff there, wasn't there?

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And Frank is playing at Wolverhampton Civic Hall tonight.

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He's at Birmingham Symphony Hall next Tuesday to Thursday and at

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Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry on Sunday 18th May.

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So will the weather make us laugh this Easter Holiday weekend or cry?

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Here's Shefali. It is half and half. I do not think

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you will be grinning from air to air but it is real done it really as

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straightforward as that. We start off well this Easter and then it

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starts to take off on Easter Day and Easter Monday, when things become

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wet and windy and also killer. This area of low pressure will be the

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culprit. It's got from the south east and with it rain on Easter Day

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and then it will be lovely to the West during Easter Monday. As it

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does so, we will be left with the after`effects, a futurist. `` then

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it will pull away to the West. We are talking about an inch of rain on

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Easter Sunday, nothing to be scoffed at. Back to this

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tomorrow morning. Maybe others of cloud bubbling up through the latter

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part of the day but overall, a fairly sunny Good Friday. Also try.

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Temperatures eventually recovering to about 12`14 Celsius. Tomorrow

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night, we start with clear skies again. Temperatures will fall even

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lower for

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