05/07/2014 Midlands Today


05/07/2014

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Campaigners fighting to stop Birmingham Airport introduchng new

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flight paths over their villages are to take their battle to Westminster

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Residents in Balsall Comon `nd Hampton`in`Arden say trials taking

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place at the moment have blhghted their homes and their lives.

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It's work on the ground that aims to change what's happening in the air.

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The past two months have sedn a change in the flight paths

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It's just a trial, but it hasn't gone down well.

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The maps that they have used our Ordnance Survey maps and ard out of

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date. It does not even show the development. In the house whth the

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doors close, you know when one has gone past. When I am in bed, I can

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hear them and I can't get to sleep. Campaigners want

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the government to stop the trials. They say they have another option to

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fly over open countryside Residents say that these new flight

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paths are putting them on edge. They will fight for their peace `nd

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quiet. A ?35 million runway opened

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by the Prime Minister becomds fully operational at the end of this month

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and Birmingham Airport says it's trying to find the best way of

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managing the new traffic whhch they say will create thousands of jobs

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in the future. But with new flight paths above and a plan to rtn HS2 `

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the High speed rail link ` through, This place could be horribld. You

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could have HS2 on one side `nd the airport on the other. We ard being

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squeezed by noise. The petition goes to Parlialent next

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week to stop the trials but as the airport grows,

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so will the number of flights. Warwickshire Police are warning the

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public to be on their guard about unsolicited phone calls aftdr an

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89`year`old woman from Atherstone Scammers posed as police

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and officials from her bank, telling her there was

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a problem with her account. They then tricked into transferring

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her money to another account. Despite budget cuts,

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Coventry City Council says ht has no intention of cancelling the

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Godiva Festival in future ydars The annual event got underw`y last

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night and organisers are hoping to attract more than

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a 125,000 people through thd gates It's a free event with more than 150

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acts taking to the stage ovdr Last night despite

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the rain, 12,000 packed in to watch local band The Selecter perform some

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of their greatest hits. It's always wonderful to be asked to

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do something in Coventry and it is a free festival, one of the vdry few

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in the country. Staging the event costs the Council

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?300,000 at a time when thex're But they estimate it brings in

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?4.5 million to the local economy. We see it as a promotion for

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Coventry and the surrounding areas. The way I see it is that if we were

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to invest in an advertising campaign for the area we would properly spend

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a lot more than that. He also dismissed the idea

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of charging for entry ` but plenty of people told us they'd

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be more than happy to pay. Who would go to Glastonbury when you

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have this? I would come to something locally because you could go home

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quickly. The minute you makd people start to pay, it would not have the

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same attraction as it does now. And with the sunshine making

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an appearance today too, organisers are hoping to top last year's

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record attendance of 125,000. On Ladies' Final day at Wimbledon,

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one of the most famous tennhs dresses in the world has sold

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for ?15,500 at an auction. It was made by a 12`year`old

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Stourbridge schoolgirl, Carol Knotts, and

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featured on one of the best`selling The dress, along with two posters

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and a tennis racquet, was bought Now the Midlands weather,

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with Charlie Slater. Not a bad evening. We should see

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some sunshine before the sun goes down. It is mainly dry, quite clear.

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When we go through into Sunday, lots of sunshine around in the fhrst part

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of the day. In the afternoon, there will be a few showers. But there are

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few and far between. Then they go back into the new working wdek, it

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should be mainly dry. Midlands Today is back at 6pm

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tomorrow. Bye`bye. Good evening. It looks like for most

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of us the weather will be fairly similar to what we saw today. The

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broad themes throughout this weekend, sunny spells and scattering

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of showers, but

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