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eye on development is over the next couple of days.

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A great day for the time and for the club. That's the verdict. Up to

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20,000 supporters are expected to back them in the league two play`off

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final on uncovered a Monday. For a club which exists on average

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attendances of less than 3000, reaching Wembley also offers a

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massive financial boost. It's the latest remarkable step in the

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history of a club which only entered the football league five years ago.

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Laughing all the way to Wembley. This is the moment many fans thought

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they would never see. Five years ago, they were looking at non`league

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football. Now they aren't queueing for tickets for promotion. To get to

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where they are is superb. Fingers crossed. Everybody wants to go. It

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will be a great day out. Even my wife is going. These are the guys

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that scored the goals. Next Monday, it is the play`off final against

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Fleetwood. We will enjoy it and be as ambitious as we can. We are going

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there to see if we can go one step further.

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Next stop, new Wembley and a new lesson today for year six at this

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school. It's one of 35 schools in the town which gets regular visits

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from the charity. It's fantastic and good for raising aspirations, for

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the town and four children who can see that dedication and

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determination can pay off. Burton Albion have only been to Wembley

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once before, 27 years ago. It's ancient history to these youngsters,

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who have already started work on their play`off final projects. Back

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at the club, this striker is pointing in the right direction. The

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commercial director has got her hands full, organising T`shirts,

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tickets and transport for the biggest game in Burton Albion's

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history. Could it be a financial lifeline for the club? Yes. It will

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be crucial for the development of the club. We are going to get to

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Wembley and get promotion and this is the way to do it. The artwork is

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complete, the posters near perfect, now it is all down to the players.

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On Saturday, the Brewers didn't need the. They were high on adrenaline.

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Let's hope they are still in fine voice a week tonight.

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Joining us now from Burton Albion is the club chairman, Ben Robinson.

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Good evening and congratulations. Congratulations to you as well,

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Lucent town getting promotion. There's talk about Burton Albion

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snout. The whole town is at fever pitch. It's amazing. The interest

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that has been created over these last few weeks... Last year, we got

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through to the play`off semifinals and to actually get there is quite

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amazing. Quite unbelievable. There is a fantastic buzz in the time.

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Everyone is walking to work with a spring in their step. And what will

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getting to Wembley itself mean to you financially? Actually, Nick, I

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think the returns on the final are not... It is not life changing. Only

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a certain percentage of the gate receipts actually go to the two

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competing clubs. In the semifinal, the semifinal, before matches are

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pooled and the four clubs share 50%. There is a very nice television

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fee, ?20,000 for each game. It will still be a great occasion. Moving

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on, if you get up, that is when you start to feel the financial goods,

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isn't it? Oh, yeah. Most certainly. You will see when you come in. The

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funding for the football league is tremendous. In league one, we will

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probably get an extra ?250,000. There is tremendous away support

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with travelling fans. I think there are quite a few clubs that will do

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that in league one. It is an opportunity to sell sponsorship as

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well. And briefly, are you ready as a club for the step up if you do

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make it to league one? Yes, certainly. We got promotion in 2009.

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If you talk to quite a few people, they will say that our players could

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hold their own in league one. I'm sure Gary will want to strengthen

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the team if we get through. There's not a lot of change at all. The

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operation on match days pretty much the same. It will be Gary and his

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team putting together a squad that can survive in league one in the

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first season. Good luck. Coming up later in the programme: A

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crazy cutlery creation but had a day create a gorilla out of spoons?

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A four`year`old boy from Shropshire has become the first child in the

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world to take part in a trial to help patients with a where

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condition, Hunter syndrome. It... His parents have taken up the chance

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of treatment in Manchester. Jonas is football. Two world cups from now,

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he might no longer be here. He has inherited a syndrome from his mother

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and it... Medicine can replace the missing enzyme in his blood which

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helps with movement. The ultimate goal is to slow brain degeneration

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and this trial offers hope. Manchester were roaming the children

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on a trial. I picked the phone up to Doctor Simon Jones at Manchester on

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that day and managed to speak to him. Then we had to go for a

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screening. We got onto the trial. The trouble is, the brain has a

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barrier which stops the enzyme treatment getting through. The trial

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will inject the enzyme into the spinal fluid to try to deal with the

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waste products that are damaging his brain. Here is where he will be

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treated. This is one of two or three trials aimed at treating similar

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diseases, with a similar approach of bypassing the brain. That is

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inherently risky and comes with lots of logistical challenges. We are not

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doing this in a compliant and willing adult volunteer. This is

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done on a child. Her version of the stroke will be given monthly, three

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devices fitted into the spine. As it is a child, Joe's family are not

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told whether he is given the drug or not. They hope he is and that a

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miracle will improve his life. One of the United Nations's most

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senior figures visited Coventry today. Devastated by German bombs in

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November 1940, Coventry has built a global reputation for forgiveness

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and is twinned with 27 cities around the world. How will today's visits

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help the city? The refugee centre in Coventry isn't

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one of the first places the dignitaries visit but today, a UN

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representative was keen to hear of the experience people in the city.

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It was in the ruins of the cathedral of the principles of the UN were

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united with the importance of Coventry on the world stage. This

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city is a good example for a diverse place where different ethnic groups

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with different beliefs come. Numerous nationalities, a variety of

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rich diligence and 50 languages are spoken in Coventry. It is hoped that

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combined with Coventry's past, the city could become the peace Centre

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for the world. In a speech at the city's University, the Qatari

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diplomat was encouraging people to adopt a simple message of live and

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let live. If we live and let live, we will see a better world. That is

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today, we live in a complex work ` world. People had their own views on

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international peace. If everyone does their bit and everyone helps

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each other out and everyone is nice, I think you can achieve world peace.

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Do what you can where you can. Treat others with respect. Go to school

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together, instead of going to different places, you shouldn't be

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separated. They will have a chance at present. It is hoped there may be

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a peace summit in the future, in a city which academics believe leads

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by an example. It's an iconic city, ever since this happened. Long

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before that, diversity was important in Coventry. The early textile

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industries, there were many migrations from other parts of

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Europe. This is a city which is comfortable with change. Where from

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the speeches and academics, Coventry is proud to be helping future

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generations. On Thursday voting takes place

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in the European Elections, On Thursday voting takes place

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in the European Elections, and more than half the parties

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campaigning here in the Midlands want Britain out of the EU.

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Two of them are led by MEPs who were elected for UKIP last time round,

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but who've since gone separate ways. Our Political Editor Patrick Burns

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is here with us now. We don't believe in privatisation.

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The EU once everything privatised. The one that worries me is

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privatisation of the National Health Service, which at main party seems

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to think is a good idea. You cannot bring yourself to bring ` mention

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UKIP by name. Is this about your personality clash with Nigel

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Farage? He runs the party as a one`man band. He makes policy on the

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hoof. is here with us now.

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Nikki Sinclaire was expelled from UKIP just months after her election,

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for refusing to sit with them in a European Parliamentary grouping

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which she describes as 'holocaust deniers'. As an independent MEP, her

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referendum petition led David Cameron to become the first

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Conservative Prime Minister to be defeated IN THE Commons on the

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European issue. I started that campaign, collected

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the requisite signatures, forced that debate in Parliament. Not one

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of those signatures was Nigel Farage's UKIP failed to support that

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campaign and it's the only tangible thing that has moved this issue

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forward. Nigel Farage and UKIP have been there for 15 years and info on

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a half years, outside UKIP, one MEP, I've moved this issue along far more

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than they have 15 years. And there is a full list of

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candidates on the BBC politics website. Voting is on Thursday but

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the results will not be declared until Sunday night, after the polls

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have closed across the of Europe. Over the last 100 years,

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the Chelsea Flower Show has established itself as Britain's most

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prestigious flower show. Months of hard work have gone

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into the displays and teams from the West Midlands are

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among the 550 exhibitors this year A feast of flowers, a cocktail of

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colours and the sweetest cents but is stretching day and lives are

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running high. Sarah Hall has helped design a garden which celebrates the

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Lucent 's bar. The garden is Royal Leamington spa but I think for me,

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from the start, the hothouse pod has been my baby. We have committed to

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take the structure back to the town and stage it we hope in the pump

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room Gardens as an ongoing display, which then we want to build a flower

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festival on the back of. Close to that display is Birmingham's. The

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council is paying tribute to the city's effort during World War I but

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has faced criticism for spending ?5,000 on the exhibit. Some people

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are saying they would like to see the money spent on services. Do you

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think you should have done that? It's a balance, isn't it? We are

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here to promote Birmingham and try to get people interested in

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Birmingham. Promoting family ties has been the key to success at this

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company. Today, three generations of the Austin family were together at

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Chelsea for the first time ever. My father and daughter are both present

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at the show this season. It's very much a family thing. She is very,

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very proud of having a rose after her. Hundreds of hours are spent on

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shots exhibits. It took 18 days for the team from Stoke`on`Trent City

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Council to build theirs. The price tag, ?450,000. For some, it seems,

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money is no object. Judging may well be over but it will still be a

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sleepless night for our competitors from the West Midlands. They will

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have to wait until tomorrow to find out if they've clinched a gold

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medal. Our top story: Up to 20,000 fans are

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On Saturday, we brought you the Wembley as the league two club looks

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On Saturday, we brought you the story of a spoon gorilla. It took

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five months to create a 12 foot 's high sculpture with high levels of

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sick secrecy ahead of the unveiling. It was commissioned by Uri Geller.

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How do you build a gorilla out of thousands of spoons?

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club. The double cycling medallist Tommy

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Godwin, who owned a cycle shop in Birmingham for more than thirty

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years, has been honoured on the King's Heath Walk of Fame.

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Games, was an Olympic torch bearer in 2012.

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Olympic it was a special place to him. To have been honoured in this

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way, I think he would have been delighted and for me, it's a great

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day to see lots of old friends. The number 11 bus. People hop on and

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off, toing and froing across Birmingham. But there is something

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about this service. All different kinds of people and cultures. You

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always hear or overhear an interesting conversation. It is

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convenient for anywhere you want to go. For Rachel, this is an extra

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special bus. When I was growing up, there was always the need for a

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space that would be our space, that didn't belong to adults. I felt like

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the bus was one of those spaces. Now this playwright has created Circles

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for the Birmingham repertory Theatre, a story of people needing

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love and support, told on the number 11, through these teenagers. Did you

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not hear me calling you? Sorry, I thought you were on the phone. The

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number 11 bus provides an ease of travel. I can see why young people

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would utilise them. Over the years, a calendar, songs, dance, paintings

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and books have all drawn inspiration from this route. It's no wonder that

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this bus route has inspired so many creative people, after all its

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troubles 27 miles on the outer parts of the city. Every day, 50,000

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passengers travel on the buses and there are 266 stops on the way. So,

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there's plenty of stories to tell. And it is this love for the number

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11 that has created a play which can embark upon its own journey, taking

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theatre made here in Birmingham right across the country.

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I think today's temperatures are going to be hard to match. They were

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the best out of the current run of warm weather.

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London was the hottest place in the country at 26.3 Celsius. This is

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unseasonably warm but I am sure very much appreciated. For the rest of

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the week, we are back to normal, which compared with what we've had,

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and that has been abnormal, will feel quite cool. Still reasonably

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warm for the time of year and where we should be. If you are out of the

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showers, then it's quite a pleasant week. You can see from the pressure

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chart that the weather landscape has changed significantly. We have

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shopped ` swapped high pressure for low pressure. The temperatures

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should remain quite buoyant. Through this evening and overnight, it is

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going to remain dry with clear spells. Temperatures are falling to

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just 14 or 15 Celsius, so that is what you would normally expect

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during the daytime. Later, we will start to season showers breaking out

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and entering the mix. These showers will become more numerous and they

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will gain momentum and also become quite vigorous. During the morning,

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there are quite widespread. During the afternoon, they'll start to

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restrict themselves to southern counties, leaving the north of the

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region largely dry. Highs of 19 Celsius. For tomorrow night, these

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showers start to spread further northwards before clearing off

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altogether. We are looking at a much drier night tomorrow night and clear

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as well. As a result, it would be a touch cooler. Lows of around seven

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to nine Celsius. That sets us up beautifully for Wednesday which is

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looking fine and dry at this stage. Richard Scudamore will face no

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further disciplinary action and keeps his job after sending sexist

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e`mails. There is Wembley fever brewing in Birmingham. And that has

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'The last two generations have been robbed of an opportunity

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'And yet it has greater impact on our everyday lives than anything

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'We need to put this issue to bed now,

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'and not leave it for another generation.'

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I want a Britain that is free to control its own destiny.

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'another three million people in Britain by 2020.

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'Our public services are already stretched.

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'The pressure on schools, housing, hospitals in huge.'

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While we stay in the EU, we cannot control who comes into our county.

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