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start to the weekend, some sunshine filtering through. By Monday feeling

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warm for Good evening. The family of a

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psychiatric patient who took her own life say more must be done to

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protect young people. 21`year`old Samantha Maritza from Rugeley died

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after being allowed to walk out of St George's Hospital in Stafford

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without an escort. She stepped in front of a train. The NHS Trust

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which runs the hospital has apologised, but Samantha's family

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fear other young people are being put at risk. Amy Cole reports. That

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was before she was going to uni, wasn't it?

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Coping with grief and loss, it's a daily struggle. Something is missing

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from my life, definitely. I still have a loving family. I am still the

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same person. Just very, very sad. I am at a loss Sundays. In June 2010,

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Samantha Maritza was being treated at St George's Hospital in Stafford

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after suffering from depression. Despite her parent's repeated

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concerns, the hospital allowed her to leave the site unaccompanied. She

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died the same night after being hit by a train on the West Coast

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mainline near Lichfield. The family has now received compensation and

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more recently, a letter from South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS

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Trust. I have read the letter. Do you feel you have had an unreserved

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apology from the trust? It's not even about the apology. It is about

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the changes. They are not there. What specifically that you want to

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see changed? The underscored leave we wanted that looked at. `` an

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escorted. How can you get ready so quickly for an escorted leave. This

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is the hospital she was allowed to leave so quickly. The trust says

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that's unescorted leave is a recognised practice. Investigation

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has been carried out. The mental health charity Mind says, it

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believes there needs to be a greater focus on supporting young people. It

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is really a port to and that we look at having more age`appropriate

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services so we can support young people to feel less worried about

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their mental health issue and to understand that they actually can

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get over their issues. Samantha used to share a room with her younger

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sister Jamie. They were exceptionally close. It's really

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hard, every day is really hard, it hasn't any easier. She was my best

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friend and I miss her. Jamie, Joan and Steve don't want anyone else to

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suffer like they have and they're in the process of setting up a charity

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in Samantha's name. You're watching Midlands Today.

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Coming up later in the programme: Bear with, bear with ` the

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frustration of traders in a Shropshire town, who say they're

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losing business because of appalling mobile coverage. Extremely

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frustrating. I would have more luck talking to this orange.

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Hundreds of mourners turned out to pay their respects today to an RAF

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airman killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Flight Lieutenant

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Rakesh Chauhan from Birmingham, was one of five men killed in the crash

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last month. A service for him was held today in Leicester, where his

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family now live. Giles Latcham reports.

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Young and old, hundreds lined the streets, keen to pay their respects

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to Flt Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan. Community is always very sad about

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the news. He died as a hero. At this young age he has sacrificed his life

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for Great Britain and the community and humanity. I think this is the

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highest honour we can give him today for his last journey. May he rest in

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peace. He did fantastic for the country. We should appreciate what

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he has done. Rakesh died last month in Kandahar province when a Lynx

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helicopter crashed on a routine flight. Also killed was Lance

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Corporal Oliver Thomas from Kington. A service of thanksgiving for his

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life was held in the Herefordshire town on Saturday. At today's service

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for Fl Lt Chauhan, six friends flanked the hearse and shops shut as

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a mark of respect ` his family say the funeral with full military

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honours was what he wanted. We wanted to be here today to show our

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respect to protest and to show our support to his next of kin. Sadly,

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he won't be able to realise his career but he will be long

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remembered as a true hero. Described as charismatic and loyal, with a

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contagious sense of humour, Flt Lt Chauhan was born in Birmingham and

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attended King Edwards School in Edgbaston. An investigation into the

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cause of the crash is still underway.

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More details have been released about plans to honour the

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Staffordshire teenage fundraiser, Stephen Sutton, who died from bowel

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cancer last week. A book of condolence has opened at Lichfield

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Cathedral ahead of a public vigil next Thursday and Friday, which will

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be followed by a private funeral. Thousands of people are expected at

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the Cathedral, to pay their respects. The fund set up by the

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teenager from Burntwood has so far brought in almost ?4 milliom to help

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teenagers with cancer. It has been such `` been designed to be a long

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open occasion. People can come in, sign the book, like a candle and sit

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still and reflect. It's not a heavy occasion, it is orientated for

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people to come and participate as they want to.

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The Benefits Street star known as White Dee ` or Deirdre Kelly ` is

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threatening legal action against the Department for Work and Pensions. A

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national newspaper claimed the Birmingham woman, who featured in

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the Channel four series, had benefits payments stopped after

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being pictured on holiday in Mallorca. Her agent said she would

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consider suing if the DWP had leaked details to the media. The government

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department says it won't comment on individual cases.

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Two people appeared in court today charged with the murder of a man

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whose body was found in a Birmingham canal. Earlier this week police in

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Smethick cordoned off this house, after the body of 39`year`old

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Michael Spalding was discovered in the Ladywood area. A 34`year`old

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woman and a man aged 33 were remanded to appear at the Crown

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Court next week. A surgeon who branded his initials into a

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patient's liver has resigned following a disciplinary hearing g.

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Simon Bramhall, who worked for University Hospital Birmingham, said

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that he had made a mistake and had apologised for it. The incident

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involved an argon beam used to stop the liver bleeding. Mr Bramhall said

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that the stress of the past five months had taken its toll and it was

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time to move on. It's polling day in elections for

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the European Parliament and for nearly 350 council seats around the

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Midlands. The polling stations will be open until 10pm tonight, with the

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first of the local results expected to start coming in around midnight.

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Our political editor, Patrick Burns, joins us from the Council House in

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Birmingham, home of Britain's biggest local authority. And I

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gather there's news of a heightened police presence around the West

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Midlands. Yes. West Midlands Police tell us

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they will be maintaining a bit presence right across this polling

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day and across the area. Not because of news the civic information but

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against because a historical background of electoral fraud which

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make this city Tory a few years back. It caused a judge to liken the

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city to a banana republic. They will be monitoring the situation closely

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on the ground and preventing any breaches of electoral law.

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Just remind us where polling is taking place and who will be

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elected. The simple answer is everybody in

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the West Midlands gets a chance to elect the seven NEP 's who will

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represent us for the next five years. Be on that there are 18

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significant district authorities, intruding the giant metal bulletin

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councils in Birmingham and elsewhere, `` giant councils, it is

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a very significant test of public opinion.

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If people thought that was compensated, what about the

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decorations? Ten of the Mets will be declaring

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tonight, then the other two Solihull and Wolverhampton will be declaring

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their results tomorrow night. On Sunday night, we would hear about

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the European elections when the polls elsewhere in Europe close.

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And you will have the first of the results later on tonight.

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That is right. Vote 2014 start after Question Time. We expect have more

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details at 4:35pm, 1:35pm and by 2:35am we should have the complete

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picture. Then too. This is our top story tonight: More

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must be done to protect young people with mental illness, a plea from the

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family of a 21`year`old who took her own life.

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Your detailed weather forecast to come shortly. Also in tonight's

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programme: Sold at auction ` what next for the Birmingham pub at the

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heart of the hit drama series Peaky Blinders.

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And small green spears of wonder ` the Vale of Evesham heralds a

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healthy asparagus crop this season. If you have a story you think we

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should be covering on Midlands Today, we'd like to hear from you.

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You can send an email to midlands today at bbc.co.uk. We are also on

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Facebook or you can tweet us ` @bbcmtd.

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All this week our science correspondent, David Gregory`Kumar,

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has been in Switzerland looking at our region's contribution to the

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CERN project. The giant underground lab has brought discoveries such as

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the existence of the Higgs boson particle ` the glue that holds

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everything in the universe together. For his final report, he took a

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journey around the huge laboratory, looking at the benefits the work

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there could bring to all of us. CERN is so big. There are fleets of

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CERN bicycles and even tiny cars to get around between experiments. So,

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let's take a tour and meet more Midlands scientists. This is the

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ALICE experiment. Like all of CERN, she's getting an upgrade right now

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so her doors are open. There's more iron in those red bits than in the

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Eiffel Tower. She is 10,000 tonnes. Her day job is to recreate and then

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study conditions that existed moments after the big bang. But

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doing that brings benefits to the world outside. To do cutting edge

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research we have to generate cutting edge technology. At CERN the pushing

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the cutting edge all the time. The technology in `` technology we are

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using just not exist a couple of years ago. Some of it does not exist

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yet, we are still working on it. Cutting edge... Pushing technology

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to its limits is vital to this research. But the scientists know

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the same technology can also have a huge impact in the world outside the

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lab. Let's travel to another experiment, LHCb. They want to

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understand where all the anti matter in our universe disappeared to, but

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the rescuers also work on uses of this technology outside CERN. ``

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researchers We have a huge opportunity. Use the RND we are

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developing and use it with colleagues in other areas. In

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practice, that means parts developed for this experiment are also used

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inside high tech cancer treatments in the UK. Finally, were back with

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Atlas, where they made and measured the Higgs boson. It's what they set

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out to do. But the young researchers working here see so much more still

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to investigate. And that means more spin off technology for the rest of

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us. If you worked in the business world you could have all of the

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results for the last year and say we did that well. But you would not

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just up there. You would say, what can we do with these results? How

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can we make it better in the future? The biggest spin off was the

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adventure `` invention of the World Wide Web. Who knows what they will

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do next? Former Hereford United manager

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Martin Foyle has issued a winding up order against the club. His petition

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to wind up the club will be heard by the High Court in London on June

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2nd.Our sports reporter, Dan Pallett, is here. Dan this adds

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further pressure on the club's owners as they seek new investment.

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The problems mount, don't they? Yes, it is one problem after the other

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now. He left the club in March. Hereford United have big financial

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problems. They have been struggling to pay all wages. Martin Foyle has

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decided the best way to pay back the money is to turn to the courts. If

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he is successful, Hereford United will be put into administration.

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They could leave is little points `` lose league points. Hereford said

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today, they knew this was coming and they are confident they can deal

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with it. So new investment or a takeover? What is the latest? We

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have been waiting for news for two days. The clock is ticking. Hereford

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survived last season and they hope to play in the Conference on June

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six. All teams have the show they have enough money to survive the

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season. Hereford may not have. They have had fundraising. The fans got

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together and raised ?30,000. They still own `` oh over ?300,000. It's

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quite simple. If there is not a takeover or an investment, it is

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bleak. Any idea when we might have an answer? No. These things are very

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conjugated. One tiny change in a contract must go through all the

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solicitors. They know the clock is ticking. At the moment we just don't

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know when there will be a resolution to this. Well, tell us as soon as

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you do here. Traders in a Shropshire town say,

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they've been losing business for two months because of appalling mobile

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phone coverage. Signals are intermittent or nonexistent and now

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frustration is boiling over. Joanne Writtle's been investigating.

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Hello? I am struggling like mad to get through to anyone. People are

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struggling to get through to me. My business card has my mobile, it's

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personal and people like to get in touch with me any time.

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For the last two months, people have wandered around Broseley, trying to

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find a spot to get a phone signal. More specifically, those who use the

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EE network, which also covers T Mobile and Orange. Very frustrating.

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I would have more sense to into an orange than to a network. Barmaid

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Helen Vickers collected 350 names on a petition and sent a copy to EE. I

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decided I would go around to the local hairdressers and other shops

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and leave these petitions. As I was going around, they were all telling

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me the stories. EE told us there was a problem with a mast, adding:

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"We're very sorry for any inconvenience caused while we fix

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this issue. We're working on resolving it as a matter of

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urgency". It was mainly yuppies who had the first mobiles back in the

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eighties. But they were cumbersome and could be unreliable."Thankfully

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phones... Internet access too." Thanks Billy are more slimline now.

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There are more than 80 million mobiles in use in the UK, more than

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one each for many people. Just over half of us use our mobiles for

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Internet access to. Unsurprising then that in Broseley, business

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people are fed up. We are out and about all the time doing valuations

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and viewings. Customers get used to speaking to us on our mobiles. You

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are in a middle of a conversation, about an offer, an important

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conversation and the signal drops out. For now, the only reliable

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method here is the landline. A pub in Birmingham, which was made

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famous by the BBC drama Peaky Blinders, sold at auction today for

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?20,000 more than the guide price. The Garrison was a regular meeting

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place for the Brummie gangsters in the award winning drama. Holly Lewis

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has been looking at the impact the series has had on the city.

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It was here at the Garrison Pub in Smallheath that writer Stephen

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Knight first heard tales of the Peaky Blinders from his father.

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Years later, he turned those stories into the acclaimed BBC drama about

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the gangs who ruled the streets of Birmingham 100 years ago and at the

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heart of it was the Garrison. Although no filming was done here,

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one of the actors did visit. This was part of the actor's education in

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Birmingham culture and accident. The only difference is that sometimes I

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ought to stand a chance of winning. But the whole idea of the Peaky

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Blinders has become much bigger than just the programme, Birmingham City

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fans dressed up like the gangs at the end of the season. The show's

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historical adviser says, he's not surprised it's catching people's

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imagination. It is our version of the wild West. The fact that America

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could turn the real Wild West into something larger than life with its

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cowboys, why can't Birmingham do the same thing? A group of Digberth

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residents started running tours of the area associated with the gangs

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as a result of the drama, there's now 400 people on the writing list

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and the tour's organiser has joined up with a local publisher to produce

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a new book. We are starting it was again in September and we are doing

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a collection of stories. People have passed the stories around in

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families. That started a history project in the town as well. And

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other local businesses are hoping to convert the enthusiasm into profit.

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The Sadlers Ales in Stourbridge started producing a Peaky Blinder

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beer in March and sold 25,000 pints in the first three weeks. In my

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mind, it is something that is very regional and appreciated nationally.

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It is of the moment. There is a great cast within the programme. For

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us it works perfectly within the brand. The Garrison sold for

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?183,000, the new owners wouldn't say if it would remain a pub or

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whether Peaky Blinder might ever be served behind the bar. If you are a

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fan of the first series, you would like to know that there is a second

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one being filmed. It will be shown this autumn, may be time for them to

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perfect the Brummie accent. It's a short season, so lovers of

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asparagus are keen to make the most of it. Such is its popularity of the

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vegetable that the harvest has become a major tourist attraction in

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Worecestershire. There's even an asparagus music festival! And as Ben

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Sidwell's been finding out there's plenty you can do with this

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vegetable. They say there is no asparagus that

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tastes again `` as good as the television's. `` validation. In the

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last five years the demand for was to share this paragraph ``

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Worcestershire Asp arrogance `` asparagus has grown. This family

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have been growing it for 100 years. We headed the dinner and supper. We

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worked hard on the ground. We almost lived on asparagus at one time. If

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you think the only way to beat asparagus is a batter think again.

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Here is the asparagus creme brulee. This chef is taking a vegetable to

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another level. It is all about playing and having fun. It is not

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just the creme brulee, there is asparagus in ice cream, cake and

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bread`and`butter pudding. Down the road, their take on asparagus is

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very much of the liquid for IT. Probably the limit on some of the

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things we have got is the tolerance of the human taste buds. Some things

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are challenging because of the strength of the asparagus flavour.

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They even make asparagus tea. It is not quite what I had in mind for a

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cup of tea. Interesting. Not for me exhibition mark with the

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Worcestershire season due to run into the end of June, there is still

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plenty of time to get our fill of asparagus.

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And for more about great food festivals, go to bbc.co.uk/England

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and search for asparagus. Particular favourites of mine ` the Newent

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Onion Fayre in Gloucestershire and Pershore's Plum Festival. It will

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calm down eventually. The contrast between last weekend

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and this one is 10 degrees and some rain. It's not all bad news. We have

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got some better news on the way. Saturday will be the wettest day of

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all. At the weekend wears on, showers will die out. Temperatures

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will pick up as he tempted by out. Really, average temperatures for

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this time of year, for May. As to the current the rain, it is still

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doing some damage. We have some fairly torrential downpours at the

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moment. There is some localised flooding and some standing water

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causing travel disruption in places. We can see they are breaking out all

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over the place. There is slow`moving thundery showers. As one lot

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disappear, the other moves in from the south`east. A very wet night to

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come and is a cloud. Temperatures are around ten to 11 Celsius. A

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fairly mild night. More showers to come from the south`east.

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Congregating and huddling up on the western part of the region in the

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afternoon. The East should fare quite well in the afternoon and we

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could get some sunshine around Gloucestershire. Temperatures could

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rise to 16 or 17 Celsius, but it could feel quite cool if you are

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killed in the showers and the breeze. It's fairly relentless ``

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court thought. The south`east is the area generating the showers. It's

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not just that you have a lot of them but also the intensity. They could

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contain some rumbles of thunder. The weekend as a whole is quite wet on

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Saturday, showers will start to Peter out later on on Saturday.

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Temperatures are suppressed as a result they will start to pick up on

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Sunday. If you showers still on Monday.

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result they will start to pick up on Sunday. If you showers still Ukraine

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soldiers suffered their biggest loss of life after an attack by

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pro`Russian separatists. Royal Mail reports its first profits

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its revelation but coarser and enquiry into the threat from

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competitors. `` calls for an enquiry.

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More must be done to protect hospital patients.

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Tribute for Rakesh Chauhan, killed in a crash in Afghanistan last

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month. Finally, some of the most successful

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authors and playwright are heading to Hay on Wye is the town's local

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literary Festival gets underway. The gruff and author, Julia Donaldson

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will be there along with Brian May. Good night. Don't beget, the polls

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stop at 10pm. When the first travellers crossed

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America, they were faced with this - from snow-capped mountains

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to arid plains and thick forests. The very nature of the American

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personality was defined. Ray Mears explores

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the land behind the Hollywood legend and discovers the wild that

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made the west.

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