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full coverage on BBC One of the European election results after the
Good evening. In the next few news
Good evening. In the next few minutes we'll find out who will
represent this region in the European Parliament for the next
five years. Votes have been counted throughout the evening for the seven
West Midlands seats being contested. Our Political Editor Patrick Burns
joins us now from the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
Patrick, any indication of who's done well?
This is where the results this is where the results from 30 local
counts, right across the Midlands, are collated and brought together so
that the final numbers can be trotted up to decide who will secure
the seven seats. With only the earliest of those local council
insofar it does appear that UKIP are on course to secure three of those
seven seats which would make them the undisputed winners here in West
Midlands region. From 30 local counts, right across the Midlands,
are collated and brought together so that the final numbers can be
trotted up to decide who will secure the seven seats. With only the
earliest of those local council insofar it does appear that UKIP are
on course to secure three of those are seven seats which would make
them the undisputed winners here in the West Midlands region. There
there are number one candidate said that she was grinning from ear to
ear. That would leave Labour and the Conservatives with a two seats each.
What does this mean for the other parties?
Is number one candidate said that she was grinning from ear to ear.
That would leave Labour and the Conservatives with a two seats each.
What does this mean for the other parties? This would be this would be
a crushing disappointment for the Liberal Democrat MEP because he has
battled hard to secure the seventh seat. The Liberal Democrats party
could be out in the West Midlands. The Green party also mounted a
spirited challenge for the seventh seat but they also could be facing
the opportunity of a near miss. What about turnout? We have the
numbers of the people who voted. Almost exactly one in three of the
electorate, 33.31 of `` 33.31% with the highest turnout in
Stratford`upon`Avon and the lowest in Stoke`on`Trent. Shortly before
these declarations come out we have had a statement from an MEP in the
outgoing parliament who has conceded defeat and says that she has no
regrets about switching from UKIP to form her own party. She says it has
been an honour and a pleasure to serve her constituency.
Thank you very much for those details.
Health bosses in Gloucestershire say fewer patients are dying almost a
year after it downgraded the Accident and Emergency Service in
Cheltenham. The trust which runs the department decided to close the
service at night due to a shortage of doctors. 999 calls were sent to
Gloucester's A instead. It's almost two weeks since the
Staffordshire cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton died. But efforts to
push his fund over the ?4 million mark have been continuing. Today a
12 hour sponsored water ski was organised near the teenager's home
town of Burntwood. Bob Hockenhull reports.
Following in the tracks of Stephen Sutton. The teenager waterskied here
at Chasewater last year. Today people of all ages paid ?20 to have
a go and raise money for Stephen's Teenage Cancer Trust appeal. We have
had people skiing from 8am this morning and they have been doing 15
minute sets of water skiing and wake boarding and with the donations and
the sponsorship we should be into thousands of pounds. Stephen, who
died earlier this month, has now raised a few thousand pounds short
of ?4 million. Those taking part today hoped their donations will be
enough to push his fund over ?4 million. I like doing a lot of
charity work anyway and he has done a lot for what he was able to do so
why not do it for a good cause and help to carry on the funds. Some of
the people who are out on skis for the first time so the club is
expecting to have to fish a few out. Pupils from Stephen's school, Chase
Terrace Technology College, were among those taking part. It is
choppy down here but the water is warm and it is good fun. At least
one resident of Chasewater was keeping dry today. But those who did
get wet weren't bothered as long as they can keep flying the flag for
Stephen. Time for the Midlands weather now.
Here's Mel Coles. Good evening. After a showery day we
are seeing quieter conditions tonight. Most places remain dry and
the skies will clear. Mist and fog could form a Monday morning.
Temperatures could drop down to six degrees in parts of Herefordshire so
it is fresher than it has been recently. Monday gets off to a dry
start and there should be good spells of sunshine around in the
morning. The cloud will increase in the afternoon and then there is a
risk of showers. Dry spells around but some showers could be heavy. On
Tuesday looks as though it will be showery with rain expected later.
More election reporting on your local radio station now. Good
Good evening to you. Tomorrow the weather will be a little like a box
of chocolate, you don't know what you are going to get until you head
out. The weather was clear cut today, sunshine in the Midlands and
the north. Tomorrow, there's going to be a mix
of everything across the country and it will be changing a lot from
morning into the afternoon and into the evening. This is what the
weather is going to look like in the early hours, rain in the south-east,
showers dotted around across western areas, and as far as the headline
goes for Bank Holiday Monday, we'll call it sunshine and thundery
showers, because they'll be hefty later on in the afternoon on Monday.
This is what it starts like in the course of the morning. Note it is
splodges of blue indicating the rainfall. They keep changing and
moving into different places, there is a lot of sunshine coming through.
In terms of the thundery downpours, we think the worst will be through
this portion here whereas