07/06/2014 Midlands Today


07/06/2014

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Companies based near the hotsehold recycling centres in Birmingham say

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their businesses are being badly affected by queues for the tip.

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The problems started after the city council introduced

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They say deliveries are being delayed and staff are

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Some waiting patiently, some less so, the clogged roads

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Now it?s the turn of businesses living near Lhfford

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Lane to vent their frustrathon of what they say is the effect of the

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It is a nightmare for us because we have clients comhng to

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see us from all over the cotntry and it is frustrating for them

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And in a couple of cases, people have given up

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Garden waste used to be collected for free, it?s now collected

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at a charge of ?35 a year, with not every gardener happy to pay,

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Traffic going to and from the tip is also causing hazards

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on nearby Melchett Road where parked cars line the way through

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Everybody knows there are problems with it.

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So I think there does need to be a review there.

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But irrespective what they do on Lydford Road,

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they need to be addressing the Lifford Road traffic issue.

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I think it would be easier for them to do that

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if they sorted out the garddn waste issue at the same time.

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We spoke to the council tod`y and they said they did change

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the layout of the site in the recent bank holidays and thdy're

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looking at a range of other options which could improve traffic flow.

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They would like to remind g`rdeners that they can still join thd

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Residents, businesses and the MP want ` summit

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with the council and the police urgent action is needed, thdy say,

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A pub doorman has been stabbed and seriously injured in Wolverhampton.

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Police were called to the H`rp Inn on Walsall Street in the early hours

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of this morning and found the 38`year`old with a knifd wound.

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The area has been cordoned off by detectives who are now appealing

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Hereford United have been ghven until Monday to pay

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The club appeared before the Football Conference board

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this morning, to prove they had the funds to pay their debts.

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They must do this by Thursday or they could bd kicked

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It has lain derelict for almost 80 years, but today

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a stretch of canal in Shropshire reopened to narrow boats.

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Volunteers have been working every weekend since 2007 on the

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Ben Sidwell went along to sde the first boat travel the w`ter

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Navigating the waters for the first time since 1935.

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This is why volunteers from the Shropshire Union C`nal

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Society have spent years working on one small stretch near Oswestry.

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And awful lot of hard work has gone into ht.

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Not only by myself, but other people.

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This is how the canal looked before work started in 2007.

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Today it was just a case of applying the finishing touches.

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It has taken a dedicated te`m of 30 volunteers seven years and

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?250,000 to get this special canal open.

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But if you look across the other side of the bridge, you can see

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there's plenty of work still to go. The Montgomery Canal

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used to run for 35 miles from Welsh Frankton in Shropshire into Wales.

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The ultimate aim of course hs to connect this piece of canal

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And then in the very distant future, to go right

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on to the original terminus which was in Newtown.

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Work on that challenge will begin in the very near future.

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Some lively downpours today but a better story tomorrow. A risk a few

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showers. Some of them could be quite heavy but they fade as the night

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goes on. If you clear spells allowing for mist patches to form as

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we head into Sunday. A largdly dry start with bright spells and further

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bright spells during the dax. There will be the risk of 12`macro

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showers. It should feel ple`sant. An unsettled start to the week, but

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improving by the middle part. Midlands Today is back tomorrow

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Goodbye. Good evening. Most of us have seen

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some rain so far today. It started off in the south. As it worked its

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way north, we lost the thunder and the lightning. Many of us ended the

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day on a decent note. After a decent day in the north of Scotland, that

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band of rain marches northwards Be hiengd it, there is a -- behind it,

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there is a lot of dry weather to be found. Most of us are dry by the end

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of the night and relatively mild.

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