25/05/2014 Midlands Today


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full coverage on BBC One of the European election results after the

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Good evening. In the next few news

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Good evening. In the next few minutes we'll find out who will

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represent this region in the European Parliament for the next

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five years. Votes have been counted throughout the evening for the seven

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West Midlands seats being contested. Our Political Editor Patrick Burns

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joins us now from the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.

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Patrick, any indication of who's done well?

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This is where the results this is where the results from 30 local

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counts, right across the Midlands, are collated and brought together so

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that the final numbers can be trotted up to decide who will secure

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the seven seats. With only the earliest of those local council

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insofar it does appear that UKIP are on course to secure three of those

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seven seats which would make them the undisputed winners here in West

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Midlands region. From 30 local counts, right across the Midlands,

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are collated and brought together so that the final numbers can be

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trotted up to decide who will secure the seven seats. With only the

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earliest of those local council insofar it does appear that UKIP are

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on course to secure three of those are seven seats which would make

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them the undisputed winners here in the West Midlands region. There

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there are number one candidate said that she was grinning from ear to

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ear. That would leave Labour and the Conservatives with a two seats each.

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What does this mean for the other parties?

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Is number one candidate said that she was grinning from ear to ear.

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That would leave Labour and the Conservatives with a two seats each.

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What does this mean for the other parties? This would be this would be

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a crushing disappointment for the Liberal Democrat MEP because he has

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battled hard to secure the seventh seat. The Liberal Democrats party

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could be out in the West Midlands. The Green party also mounted a

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spirited challenge for the seventh seat but they also could be facing

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the opportunity of a near miss. What about turnout? We have the

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numbers of the people who voted. Almost exactly one in three of the

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electorate, 33.31 of `` 33.31% with the highest turnout in

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Stratford`upon`Avon and the lowest in Stoke`on`Trent. Shortly before

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these declarations come out we have had a statement from an MEP in the

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outgoing parliament who has conceded defeat and says that she has no

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regrets about switching from UKIP to form her own party. She says it has

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been an honour and a pleasure to serve her constituency.

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Thank you very much for those details.

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Health bosses in Gloucestershire say fewer patients are dying almost a

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year after it downgraded the Accident and Emergency Service in

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Cheltenham. The trust which runs the department decided to close the

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service at night due to a shortage of doctors. 999 calls were sent to

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Gloucester's A instead. It's almost two weeks since the

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Staffordshire cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton died. But efforts to

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push his fund over the ?4 million mark have been continuing. Today a

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12 hour sponsored water ski was organised near the teenager's home

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town of Burntwood. Bob Hockenhull reports.

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Following in the tracks of Stephen Sutton. The teenager waterskied here

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at Chasewater last year. Today people of all ages paid ?20 to have

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a go and raise money for Stephen's Teenage Cancer Trust appeal. We have

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had people skiing from 8am this morning and they have been doing 15

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minute sets of water skiing and wake boarding and with the donations and

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the sponsorship we should be into thousands of pounds. Stephen, who

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died earlier this month, has now raised a few thousand pounds short

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of ?4 million. Those taking part today hoped their donations will be

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enough to push his fund over ?4 million. I like doing a lot of

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charity work anyway and he has done a lot for what he was able to do so

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why not do it for a good cause and help to carry on the funds. Some of

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the people who are out on skis for the first time so the club is

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expecting to have to fish a few out. Pupils from Stephen's school, Chase

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Terrace Technology College, were among those taking part. It is

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choppy down here but the water is warm and it is good fun. At least

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one resident of Chasewater was keeping dry today. But those who did

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get wet weren't bothered as long as they can keep flying the flag for

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Stephen. Time for the Midlands weather now.

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Here's Mel Coles. Good evening. After a showery day we

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are seeing quieter conditions tonight. Most places remain dry and

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the skies will clear. Mist and fog could form a Monday morning.

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Temperatures could drop down to six degrees in parts of Herefordshire so

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it is fresher than it has been recently. Monday gets off to a dry

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start and there should be good spells of sunshine around in the

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morning. The cloud will increase in the afternoon and then there is a

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risk of showers. Dry spells around but some showers could be heavy. On

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Tuesday looks as though it will be showery with rain expected later.

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More election reporting on your local radio station now. Good

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Good evening to you. Tomorrow the weather will be a little like a box

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of chocolate, you don't know what you are going to get until you head

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out. The weather was clear cut today, sunshine in the Midlands and

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the north. Tomorrow, there's going to be a mix

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of everything across the country and it will be changing a lot from

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morning into the afternoon and into the evening. This is what the

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weather is going to look like in the early hours, rain in the south-east,

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showers dotted around across western areas, and as far as the headline

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goes for Bank Holiday Monday, we'll call it sunshine and thundery

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showers, because they'll be hefty later on in the afternoon on Monday.

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This is what it starts like in the course of the morning. Note it is

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splodges of blue indicating the rainfall. They keep changing and

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moving into different places, there is a lot of sunshine coming through.

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In terms of the thundery downpours, we think the worst will be through

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this portion here whereas

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