13/06/2014 Midlands Today


13/06/2014

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And first the news that the Staffordshire teenager Stephen

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Sutton has been awarded an LBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours

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Stephen, who was from Burntwood raised millions of pounds

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for other teenagers with cancer before he died last month.

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His family say the MBE is a wonderful recognition

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His bravery and spirit capttred the hearts of millions.

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Now there's recognition from the Queen, no less `

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Stephen Sutton's fundraising efforts are worthy of an MBE.

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Stephen has done so much, you know, in his short lifetime,

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that any recognition that hd gains from that has got to be

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a positive for him, for his family and for the continuing fund`raising

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Stephen died aged 19 last month after

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His family say he was notifhed about the honour

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by letter shortly before his death and was happy to accept his MBE

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An award to make Stephen's home town of Burntwood even prouder

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In a statement, Stephen's mother Jane said she was

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truly delighted and immensely proud that her son had been recognised in

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She said Stephen thought it was an incredible honour to havd been

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nominated and his award defhnitely got the thumbs up.

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Sentiments no doubt shared by friends of Stephen.

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Some of them were at today's Download Music Fdstival

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at Donington Park where the crowds remembered the tdenager.

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

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He has inspired so many people and to be able to see that fans of

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all the music we loved and dnjoyed are here ` it's lovely to sde.

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The public celebration of Stephen's life

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at Lichfield Cathedral two weeks ago attracted worldwide attention.

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And his fundraising continues to do so.

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Over ?4 million pounds has now been raised for the Teenage Cancdr Trust

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Other Midlands people recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours

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include the veteran Conserv`tive MP Bill Cash who's been knightdd.

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There's MBEs for the former Wyre Forest MP Doctor Richard Taylor

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who campaigned on local health issues and for Cllr

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Paul Tilsley, the Liberal Ddmocrat leader on Birmingham City Council.

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And Robert Francis QC, who chaired the public inquhry into

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Police are trying to find ott how a barefoot three`year`old boy was

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left wandering the streets of Birmingham late at night.

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The toddler was found by melbers of the public in Sparkbrook `

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but officers 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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I was parking my car in my drive and I saw a little boy running `cross

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I went to the child and I s`id what is the matter darling?

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He kept muttering something that I could not understand.

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The sale of Dana prison in Shrewsbury has been agredd.

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The Grade Two Listed building was put up for sale by the Ministry

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Before its closure in Febru`ry 013, there'd been a jail

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The selling agents won't sax who the buyers are or how much they re

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A mother has described the hmpact of receiving a hoax phone c`ll

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in the early hours of the morning telling her that her child was dead

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The woman rushed from her home in Bedworth in Warwickshire,

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to the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton with her husband,

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Warwickshire Police have confirmed they're now investigating shx

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At two o'clock on Saturday lorning, Bindi received a call with news

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It was a man's voice and he just said, this is Gdorge

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Eliot Hospital, your child has died and you need to come to George Eliot

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The family rushed to the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton

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Their son, Indy, 27, was supposed to be on a night out with friends.

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To compound their fears, Indy wasn't answering his mobile phone.

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My youngest son said, ?Mum, Dad please don't.

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When they reached Accident Emergency and spoke to nursds,

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it soon became clear it had been a cruel hoax.

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This person is sick and I cannot understand what joy

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In a statement, George Eliot Hospital said

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We understand five or call the made on Saturday morning also cl`iming to

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represent George Eliot Hosphtal and also saying that a loved ond had

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either been seriously injurdd or had died. As we were leaving thd

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hospital and other woman was coming in, tears in her eyes, saying where

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is the? Take me to him now. So I tried to comfort her and sax we have

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had this call as well. What was it like when your sun finally came

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home? I went running out and I gave him a hug before he even got out of

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the car. He was just so relheved to be home and so was I. What they put

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us through what was sheer hdll. 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 Warwickshire Police are advhsing

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people to always check to sde if it's a genuine call asking

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for the name and landline ntmber Ben Godfrey, BBC Midlands Today

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Bedworth. Midlands Today will be back

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tomorrow evening at 7.20pm. I'll leave you with the weather

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from Rebecca Wood. Well, after what has been a pleasant

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day, things have turned a lhttle bit more unsettled and as we he`d

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through the next few days, `lthough we keep the high`pressure, there is

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plenty of cloud about and wd will see some showers as well,

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throughout the day. Now, we have got high`presstre

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still taking control so that does But tomorrow, we have this

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weakening cold front which hs So we have some showers to come

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through the next few hours, they will be quite lively at times,

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with the odd rumble of thunder. And that cloud cover will hdlp keep

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our temperatures up overnight, tonight, and we're looking

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at lows of between 12 and 14 We start off the cloud abovd us

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tomorrow and some showers rdmaining, But tomorrow is dominated

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by cloud and our temperaturds will feel a little different as well `

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down on where they have been today. The national forecast is on the way

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next and I will leave you whth next couple of days, looking good,

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temperatures in the 20s. Now the West -- now the National forecast.

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Good evening. Over the last two days in the south of England there has

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been a lot of sunshine and temperatures up to 26 degrees. Don't

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expect temperatures that high this weekend, cooler for many. A lot of

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dry weather even if it is a little bit on the cloudy side at times We

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see the cloud increasing this afternoon and through the evening.

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The cloud has been drifting south. Over the last few hours we started

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to see thunderstorms. Over the next few hours, further thunderstorms to

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be found across parts of northern England, the Midlands, the eastern

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side of Wales. They are drifting south overnight. Every bursts of

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rain with that. Most will clear into the English Channel. A lot of cloud

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out there, temperatures 14 or 1 degrees. Around the North Sea

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coastal areas, temperatures not rising far because there is a cool

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breeze from the North. Inland, the cloud -- the cloud breaks up in the

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afternoon. Sunny spells developing. One or two

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