10/05/2014 Midlands Today


10/05/2014

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Good evening. Police have launched a direction.

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Good evening. Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man and woman

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were found stabbed to death at a house in Walsall. Officers were

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called to the house in Hollemeadow Avenue in the Blakenall area early

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this morning where they found the bodies of a 32`year`old man and a

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29`year`old woman. Police say they are believed to be former partners.

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Three girls aged between seven and 11 were found sleeping at the house

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and were unharmed. A 19`year`old man was arrested at the scene on

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suspicion of murder. Neighbours said it was a shocking thing to have

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happened. My first reaction was busy that I was scared because I have

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small children. It is literally on our doorstep. When you hear that

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there is children at the home as well, it is upsetting.

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The BBC has learned that senior council officials in Birmingham have

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seen no evidence of an alleged plot by Islamic extremists to take

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control of schools. More than 20 schools are under investigation

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following allegations of the "Trojan Horse" plot. Council officers told

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teachers and governors at a meeting earlier this week that the problems

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were more to do with governance and leadership.

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A leading environmental group has questioned Birmingham City Council's

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new policy of charging people ?35 a year to remove their garden waste.

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Friends of the Earth say it would have been better to encourage more

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home composting instead. Green waste is being dumped on the streets by

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people who are trying to avoid the new charge. Louisa Currie reports.

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Composted or recycled. The only options for this environmental

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campaigner who says he throws out just one bag of household waste a

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year. He says the Council system doesn't make sense. What the council

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should be doing is working out what the ultimate destination of all this

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garden waste should be and planning backwards to set up a system that

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actually delivers it in the right way. I'm afraid they don't really

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seem to have a green waste plan, which they should do. For many, the

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garden waste is piling up and as the row continues, the number of dumped

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bags lining the streets of Birmingham is only getting bigger.

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It seems a bit much to me. I don't think that's right, no. I think it

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should be part of your council tax, they should take your waste away.

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Not very happy with this. You get charged for everything, nowadays.

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Birmingham City Council says it will only collect garden waste from

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people who've paid the ?35 fee and left it in the correct branded

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sacks. So far more than 39,000 households have signed up to the

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scheme. But that's still just a fraction of the citys 410,000

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households. People who continue to dump waste are being warned they

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could face fines of several thousand pounds.

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It's been a day of celebration in Stafford as the town marks 400 years

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since its first mayor took office. The occasion was marked by a parade

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including Army, Navy and RAF personnel overseen by the new Mayor

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of Stafford, Councillor Ray Sutherland. He said he was proud to

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hold the office in such a significant year. It is an honour to

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be mayor at any time but on this 400 anniversary it is extra special. I

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am looking forward to actually joining the crowds on the mayor's

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Sunday which is going on at the moment. It is a wonderful year for

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the borough and it will be an extra special year for me.

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Gloucestershire's new Jet Age Museum has been officially opened 14 years

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after the previous one was closed. The museum's collection of aircraft

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has been in storage since 2000, but a fundraising campaign by volunteers

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has resulted in a permanent display being re`established at

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Gloucestershire Airport. The museum houses delicate aircraft, such as a

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1925 Gloucester Gamecock, and contains an archive of photos and

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documents. Just one rugby result to bring you,

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in the Premiership. Worcester ` already relegated ` managed their

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first premiership home win of the season, beating Gloucester by just

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one point. Time for a look at the Midlands

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weather now. Well, a very blustery day today. The

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second half of the weekend remained that way. It will feel quite cool

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tomorrow. There should be some sunshine in between their showers.

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They continue this evening, with the wind strengthening further across

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parts of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Tomorrow morning,

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the showers start again to form. There will be brightness in between

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but it will be another blustery day and cooler as well.

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The national forecast is next. Good luck to Burton Albion who face

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Southend in the League 2 play`offs tomorrow. We'll have highlights in

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our 6:50pm bulletin tomorrow. I'll be back tomorrow morning with Sunday

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Breakfast on BBC Hereford and Worcester from 7am. Have a good

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evening. Good evening. We have seen plenty of

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showers scattered across the country today. There will be drier and

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brighter spells in between. Low pressure is sitting across the

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country, with some tightly packed isobars to the south. That indicates

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some strong winds. They will continue throughout the night, going

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up to gale force at times. The main focus of the wettest weather across

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parts of West Wales is this rain. It will not be a particularly cold

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start to Sunday. Showers, not everywhere, some of us will see

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drier weather weather window of sunshine around, but be prepared for

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those showers if you're stepping out in the morning. Throughout the day

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on Sunday, a bit of

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