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pleasant in the south-west where the winds are that bit lighter. That is

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it. Goodbye. It makes me feel sick

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and I cannot understand what joy We'll bring you

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the latest developments How did

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a three`year`old boy go missing in Birmingham for at least 02 hours

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without anyone reporting it? I saw a little boy running `cross

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the road in his bare feet, crying. I knew at

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the same time that he was lost. I am at Europe's biggest rock

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festival where this year thdy are Concerns over plummeting bedf prices

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as the Royal Three Counties Show I am at Europe's biggest rock

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festival where this year thdy are paying their own very speci`l

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tribute to Stephen Sutton. And it's been a scorcher of a day

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with temperatures up to 24 Celsius. Unfortunately the weekend isn't

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looking quite as summery. Devastating, traumatic and cruel,

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that's how a mother's descrhbed the impact of receiving

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a hoax phone call in the early hours of the morning telling her that her

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child was dead. Bindi rushed from her home

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in Bedworth to the George Elliot Hospital in Ntneaton

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with her husband, Warwickshire Police have confirmed

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they're now investigating shx At two o'clock on Saturday lorning,

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Bindi received a call with news It was a man's voice

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and he just said, this is Gdorge Eliot Hospital, your child has died

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and you need to come to George Eliot The family rushed to the

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George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton Their son, Indy, 27, was supposed

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to be on a night out with friends. To compound their fears, Indy

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wasn't answering his mobile phone. My youngest was saying, "Mul, dad,

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please don't. When they reached Accident

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Emergency and spoke to nursds, it soon became clear it had been

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a cruel hoax. This person is sick

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and I cannot understand what joy We understand five more hoax calls

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were made families in the Ntneaton And what was the moment likd

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when your son finally arrivdd home? I went running out and

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before he even got out of the car, He was just so relieved to be home

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and I was so relieved to sed him. What they put us through

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was sheer hell. In a statement,

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George Eliot Hospital said the hoax caller has caused distress

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for both relatives and staff. They say they would never normally

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call someone to inform them about a serious injury,

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and the correct procedure would It is such a cruel trick, Bdn, what

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are the police saying at thhs stage? Warwickshire Police says

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when there are tragic deaths, it's normal practice for a policd officer

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to try to deliver the distrdssing I was told today about another one

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or these victims. Another woman with a middle`aged child who got this

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distressing news in the early hours of the morning when she herself was

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already suffering from a falily bereavement. Tracing these calls it

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could be difficult for the police if they have used a mobile phone or a

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contracted mobile phone. If they are caught, a malicious call is

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punishable by up to six months in prison.

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but they couldn't work out where he'd come from.

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He was reunited with his parents earlier today after

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Wandering the pavements at nearly ten o'clock last night,

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At one point, the three`year`old walked out into the middle

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A woman who's lived here 25 years spotted him, tearful and upset,

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I took him in my arms and I can t him down. I wiped his tears and

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everything was OK. I tidied him up and said come on let us look for

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your mum and dad. He couldn't show her where he lived,

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or even tell her his name. Bye`macro the police say shortly

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after Before its closure in Febru`ry 013,

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there'd been a jail The selling agents won't sax who

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the buyers are or how much they re Birmingham's been shortlistdd

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as a possible location for the price to consumers. We want to move

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very quickly on this and sed we can get stability back into the market.

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So how bad is it? It is so bad that some farmers are following the

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example of dairy farmers and going for direct action, blockading

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processing plant and abattohrs. We have been sent photos from `

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blockade of the ABB plant in Shrewsbury. Late Nite, 60 protesters

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stopped traffic going in and out of the plans. So why farmers stddenly

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getting less for their beef? Here, there are plenty of theories. There

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is too much imported stuff for a start. People do not always believe

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they have to pay good money for quality stock, so they are `lways

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try to get cheaper meat rather than actually thinking that thesd guys

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are worth a bit of money. The real prize for Midland's beef farmers is

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a good return on their efforts. At the moment, they say they are

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falling well short of that. Behind me is the animal that won the trophy

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last year and with me if thd farmer who owns it. Paul is a beef farm

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upon Gloucestershire. What hs going wrong? Green mark what has happened

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since the beginning of the xear is we have had a 20% drop in bdef price

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which is pretty dramatic for any business that sells anything. We

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have gone from being vaguelx profitable to really in a state of

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stalemate. Wobble turn this around? We have to work with the people who

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sell our beef. Hopefully thhs wonderful weather will get burgers

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and barbecues going. We also work with the retailers and get lore of

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our beef on the shelves. Th`nk you. Clive, you are an auctioneer. You

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are selling these animals. What is the mood like? It is though

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depressed at the moment. Thdy are taking less for their animals as far

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as the beef prices are concdrned. It is leaving them very lacklustre

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What are their options? That they have to sell them now? They can hold

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onto them for a limited perhod but obviously there is a 11 me there. If

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they keep them for two longdr to feed and which is expensive and if

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they go through another fat class they are penalised on the fhnal

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price anyway. So a week or ` feud days is an option, but is not. When

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they fit they had to go. Brhefly, what are the options for farmers in

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terms of consumers. Could they do more? Consumers are loyal to our

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brand. They love British bedf and seem to do a very nice job. Anything

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they can do to help these greats. The hot weather this weekend, if we

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get some, more barbecues cotld make a difference.

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Two Labour Muslim MPs from Birmingham have clashed over

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the Trojan Horse affair. Khalil Mahmood and Shabana Lahmood

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have contrasting views on the allegations of an Islamic extremist

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plot to target inner`city schools. They were talking to

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our political editor Patrick Burns. So Patrick,

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what exactly are they saying? Khalid Mahmud thinks these

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investigations are justified by what he sees as a plot by believdrs in an

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ultraconservative version of Islam who he accuses of driving a wedge

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between the schools in question and the surrounding communities they

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serve in order, he believes, to indoctrinate children. Thesd

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children have been groomed `way from the school fete their parents had.

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So this is why it is diffictlt to broad base this issue in thd

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schools. What they were doing, and the way they appointed people into

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the governing body, means there was a big group of people doing it.

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what exactly are they saying? And we have seen how the Hands

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off Birmingham's Schools calpaign rejected that approach.

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Is that basically the line Shabana Mahmooud is taking?

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she rejects what she sees as the national media narrative and the

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Government's response to thhs. She accepts that there are diffhculties

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with the governance in cert`in schools, but things the isste is out

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of proportion. There is a sdparate issue about what appears to be a

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group of individuals who from what I can tell, appear to have run a mock

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and who have done things in terms of the allegations about bullyhng and

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discrimination, which are Compleat Lee unacceptable. And that hs what

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we need to fix. What is to be done then? There are two arguments. One

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is that in a city of a quarter of a million Muslims there should be more

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Islamic faith schools and others are floating the idea broader, looser of

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schools. Shabana Mahmooud is taking?

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And Patrick will be back with more on this, plus the Government's

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decision to extend the London Midland's rail franchise in

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the Sunday Politics at 11 o'clock on Sunday morning here on BBC One.

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It's coming up to seven soon, and this is our top story tonight:

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Families shattered by hoax calls in the early hours telling them

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Thank you I am alive in the confining aha police plan to keep

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trouble at bay drink the World Cup. Three million to be spent on arts

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funding in the Potteries to improve the shocking disparity betwden

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London and the rest of the country. The renowned Download Music

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Festival's paying tribute to teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sttton, by

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naming their main stage aftdr him. Stephen, who was from Burntwood and

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died last month, helped to raise almost ?4 million for charity.

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He was a massive music fan `nd attended the festival last xear

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Ben Sidwell reports. Paying tribute to a fellow rock fan.

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Thousands of people download Festival joining in a minutd's

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applause in memory of Sutton. I think it is great. He came to

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download last year, so it is great they are making this tributd for

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him. It is amazing. He was ` metal fan and he came here and he loved

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everything about it. This txpe of music was one of Stephen's lain

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passions. So it seems appropriate that some of the biggest rock bands

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in the world including Aerosmith will be playing up to 80,000 people

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right here on the Stephen Sttton Stage. Stephen was guest of honour

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here last year. It was one of his wish is to come to download. We

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contacted his family to see if it was OK to name at the stage after

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him and they were obviously thrilled that we were going to do th`t. I

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think he's going to be lookhng down and giving us a big thumbs tp. His

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friends return to the festival this year to carry on the tradithon.

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It'll be great to see all the fans we enjoyed and appreciated with him.

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I'm overwhelmed that people come here to see all these bands and that

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they are cheering and clapphng for our mate. Download, Donington Park,

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is Europe's biggest rock festival. Whoever you spoke to it seels that

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they have been searched by Stephen's story. It is a nice

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tribute to a good person. Hd'll be watching from up there. He will be

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out their crown surfing if he was here. Perhaps the most fitthng

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tribute of all will be the hconic thumbs up sign that Stephen himself

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became so famous for. Ben Sidwell reports.

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Dan's here with the sport, and all eyes are on Brazil `

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our first big one just hours away! The World Cup has finally got

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underway, which means England are makhng their

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final preparations for their first On the bench will be the

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West Bromwich Albion goalkedper Ben Foster who's taking part

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in his first major tournament. I've been to meet some of the

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people who helped him get there It'll never host a World Cup game,

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but it was the start of a Welcome to Townsend Meadow `

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home of Racing Club Warwick. He's fondly remembered by the likes

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of Pat Murphy and Steve Flowers Ben joined

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as a youth team player aged 16 ` and Ben Foster is very quick. Hd can

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manage his area very well. Racing Club Warwick offered him

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his first professional contract Everybody starts somewhere `nd we

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are proud we are the one th`t gave a chance. We do that for all our

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youngsters. At that point Ben was also working

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here as a chef at Cafe Rougd The fact that he worked herd meant

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that they could sign him on a contract. But seven months later,

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Stoke City signed him for ?30,0 0. By 17, he was a professional

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footballer. He never actually played for Stoke,

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but his career has taken hil to Manchester United, Birmingham

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City and now West Bromwich @lbion. He's won medals along the w`y `

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but being in the England sqtad for I'm going into this tournamdnt

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looking to enjoyed it I get as much experience as I can. It is ` big

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occasion. I don't care who xou are, even if you're the biggest name play

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in the world, it is a big ddal is the World Cup.

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But Ben Foster hasn't forgotten his roots.

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He went to North Leamington School, starting on the same day in 199

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A chance meeting led to a school visit last month.

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Ben answered pupil?s questions and even went in goal

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He is a fantastic role model. Very down`to`earth and wasn't rushing to

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try and get away, but was always keen to sign autographs, pose for

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photos and nothing was too luch trouble for him. I thought that was

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fantastic. Ben Foster's home for now is in

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a luxury hotel in Rio De Janeiro. His training camp is below Sugar

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Loaf Mountain with a privatd beach. Back here,

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pubs and bars are gearing up for a very busy few weeks as football

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fans gather to watch the matches. But watching them will be

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the police. They're keen to make sure it

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all passes off peacefully. Amy Cole is on

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Birmingham's Broad Street tonight. So Amy,

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how busy are they expecting it to be They will be out in force, that is

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for sure. They have launched operation Greenshields which is

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focused on alcohol`related violence cheering the World Cup. What they

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are warning is that if somebody is convicted of violence at a pub that

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is showing a match, then thdy run the risk of being prohibited from

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going to a real life football match. I'm joined now by Chief Inspector

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Sean Russell. That sounds heavy`handed, but what meastres are

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you taking? We want to make sure people enjoy the game safelx. Those

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prohibited orders do allow others to instigate those later on, btt that

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is the worst`case scenario. What we want to do is enjoy the festivities.

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It is very important that pdople come, safe... It is a late kick`off

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and we want to ensure peopld drink sensibly throughout the day. We

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wanted to take their time and do not spill into violence throughout the

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evening. I'm also joined by Neal Armitage who is the deputy bar

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manager of this bar. What mdasures are you taking to keep people safe

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and to ensure they enjoyed themselves? we have additional

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security for all the big gales. We will also be using plastic glasses

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and have a system in place with the police so anybody you creatd any

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disruption will be banned. xou have two and a half thousand people who

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can fit into here. How is it so far? the atmosphere has been building

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very nicely. People are getting excited at head of tomorrow. indeed,

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that is happening tomorrow night and the police will be out in force and

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say just enjoy yourself and behave responsibly.

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It strikes me we're not as World Cup crazy this time as we have been

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No, the low expectations of fans seem to have led to

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Far fewer flags and bunting and England shirts.

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But that can all change with a good win.

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The Southern League say thex will accept Hereford into their Premier

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Division next season providdd they meet certain criteria.

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But the club have cancelled a fans? forum planned for Monday.

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Fans are disappointed as they were hoping to meet

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?3 million pounds is being hnvested in Stoke`on`Trent as part

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of a three`year programme ahmed at encouraging more people to take

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The city's been highlighted as having one of

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the lowest levels of partichpation in the arts in the country.

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It's a welcome boost after figures showed that ?20 per

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person's spent on arts fundhng in London ` compared with jtst

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From Stoke`on`Trent, here's our Staffordshire reporter, Liz Copper.

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Rehearsing at the New Vic in Newcastle.

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These actors are part of thd cast of the theatre's hit show Around

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But this is the only Arts Council`funded organis`tion

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And the aim of this new programme is to encourage more people to get

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involved in Arts events in the Potteries.

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This was one of the few places where working men and women could make a

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living out of the arts. Thex were painters, decorators and made

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ceramics. I think we still dnjoy the heritage of that. There are people

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here who still have a hunger for the arts and artistic people and here we

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are, able to offer some of that sustenance. In Stoke`on`Trent the

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figures in arts involvement or lower. Just a third of people

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regularly take part in arts activities.

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This dance production's being staged in a park at Bentilee

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It's one of a whole series of performances planned this stmmer.

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And the audience reaction was enthusiastic.

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We have been to theatres many times, but some people may not go hnto the

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theatre. Seeing it in the community might inspire people to go `nd visit

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theatres. I think it will inspire people to have the confidence to

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dance. It has inspired me bdcause it looked fun. And I think I w`nt to be

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a good dancer. And the hope is thousands more

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audience members will be inspired by these performances

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and this programme will kick`start Liz Copper, BBC Midlands Today,

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Stoke on Trent. It's been a lovely, sunny d`y

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but will it last into the wdekend? Here's Rebecca.

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I'm sorry Nick, the sunshind is on hold. But it does not mean we will

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be in for bad weather, but ht is going to be a little colder. That is

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because we have plenty of cloud cover, but there will be brdaks in

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that and we will have sunshhne and mainly dry weather. There whll be a

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few showers, however. Today has been lovely. Temperatures made it up to

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24 Celsius. So it has felt very pleasant out there. We started the

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day with clear skies, but wd have seen cloud syncing southwards at we

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have headed through the day. That continues to fill in as we head to

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the next few hours. We also have some rather lively showers which

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will work their way through. We can not rule out the odd rumble of

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thunder, but most of this activity will happen over night to nhght It

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is going to be a mild night as well, with temperatures not falling far.

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We are looking at Lowes of between 13 and 15 Celsius, so it is feeling

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rather muddied tonight. We begin tomorrow with high pressure still in

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control, but we have cold fronts sitting above us and that is what is

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making things feel different tomorrow. Plenty of cloud to come

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throughout the day and a few showers knocking about. That cloud cover is

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really going to affect our temperatures and the best of the

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brightness will be in western parts where Western `` temperaturds can

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make it up to 23 Celsius. Elsewhere, cloud the back to when it should be

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for this time of year. Tomorrow night, very similar. Plenty of cloud

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about and a few showers which will slowly die out. Again, it whll be

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quite a mild and muggy night with temperatures between 12 and 14

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Celsius. On Sunday, very sililar. Nothing much changes throughout the

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next few days. Rather stagn`nt temperatures of around 20 or 21

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Celsius. Mostly dry, but pldnty of cloud about. So where you gdt the

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sun, make the most of it. Here's Rebecca.

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Tonight's headlines from thd BBC: The chief police investigator

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in the 1990s in Rochdale saxs he was misled by the council who hhd

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allegations from abuse from him And families in Warwickshird have

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been shattered by hoax calls in the early hours telling them

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their children are dead. That was the Midlands Today.

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I'll be back at ten o'clock with news of who's being recognised

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in the Queen's Birthday honours Have a terrific weekend `

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and come on England! Bye for now.

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Make the most of your weekend, wherever you are.

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