13/07/2014 Midlands Today


13/07/2014

The latest news, sport and weather for the Midlands.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 13/07/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

An area of the Midlands once plagued by metal

:00:12.:00:16.

theft has seen the biggest drop in the crime anywhere in the country.

:00:17.:00:19.

Last year the Sandwell area saw a 76% fall in the theft of metal.

:00:20.:00:22.

Police there have also become the first in the West Midlands to

:00:23.:00:25.

enforce new legislation regulating scrap metal dealers.

:00:26.:00:27.

With all this metal around, it's easy to see why this company

:00:28.:00:32.

in Bilston was a prime target for thieves.

:00:33.:00:35.

In 2011, a break`in cost the business tens

:00:36.:00:38.

of thousands of pounds, but since laws have been tightened

:00:39.:00:41.

on the sale of scrap metal, things have significantly improved.

:00:42.:00:52.

We haven't seen any major events where we've been targeted

:00:53.:00:56.

Major changes to the law, including the banning of cash payments and

:00:57.:01:04.

proof of the seller's identity, mean thefts have dropped dramatically

:01:05.:01:06.

across the West Midlands, with Sandwell seeing incidents fall last

:01:07.:01:09.

year by more than three`quarters, the best anywhere in the country.

:01:10.:01:11.

You'd be surprised how many people are happy to go into a scrapyard

:01:12.:01:15.

and give their photographic identification and try to sell them

:01:16.:01:17.

stolen metal, thinking they will never get caught.

:01:18.:01:19.

At this scrap metal business in Dudley, the new law means things

:01:20.:01:22.

Until just two years ago, this is how customers used to get paid.

:01:23.:01:27.

Money was put in here, it was sent through these tubes and they

:01:28.:01:30.

But due to the changes in law, everything is now done by computer,

:01:31.:01:38.

In fact, this system has become so successful,

:01:39.:01:42.

We are not a backward industry.

:01:43.:01:53.

We feel we have really come to the forefront of modern business.

:01:54.:01:56.

Police say they'll continue to work closely with the scrap metal trade

:01:57.:01:59.

and any firm found flouting the new law will risk losing

:02:00.:02:01.

The Birmingham teenager and education campaigner

:02:02.:02:07.

Malala Yousafzai is in Nigeria to meet the families of

:02:08.:02:09.

Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban

:02:10.:02:14.

in her native Pakistan in 2012. After being treated in Birmingham,

:02:15.:02:18.

she became a campaigner for girls' education.

:02:19.:02:21.

It's three months since the Nigerian girls were abducted by the militant

:02:22.:02:25.

A thousand Morgan car owners descended on the company's factory

:02:26.:02:32.

in Worcestershire today to celebrate the 100th year of production there.

:02:33.:02:36.

The company claims to be the world's oldest privately`owned

:02:37.:02:39.

car manufacturer. Joanne Writtle reports.

:02:40.:02:43.

Deep in the Malvern Hills, the 200 people who work

:02:44.:02:45.

for the Morgan Motor Company enjoy a picturesque journey to work.

:02:46.:02:50.

Today was a celebration of the century the factory's been

:02:51.:02:52.

in this setting, with a car for every year of production on show.

:02:53.:02:57.

She was registered in September 1914.

:02:58.:02:59.

She's only got two gears, no reverse.

:03:00.:03:02.

If you see someone's driveway which goes uphill, then you just

:03:03.:03:05.

ease up into it and float back. Fantastic.

:03:06.:03:11.

Roger Orford bought his 1925 Morgan for ?25.

:03:12.:03:13.

I used to drive it from home in Stourbridge, the town I lived in, to

:03:14.:03:17.

the technical college when I was 16 with another schoolmate in the front

:03:18.:03:22.

and if we were lucky we would bring two girls back from school at night.

:03:23.:03:26.

Over the years, the cars have developed, although

:03:27.:03:28.

And this is the latest model, a centenary special edition,

:03:29.:03:33.

Only 60 have been built and they cost ?70,000.

:03:34.:03:43.

Jill Price's grandfather Harry made the first Morgan

:03:44.:03:45.

for the simple reason that he was fed up of cycling to work.

:03:46.:03:48.

He made this little three`wheeler runabout and

:03:49.:03:52.

his sister Dot liked it so much, she thought, "Could you make me one?"

:03:53.:03:58.

So he made her one and then he started production after that.

:03:59.:04:04.

Little did Harry Morgan know that years later, so many enthusiasts

:04:05.:04:08.

would descend on his factory to celebrate what he started.

:04:09.:04:16.

Time for the weather now. Here's Sara Blizzard.

:04:17.:04:23.

It's a fine finish to the night and it is not as humid as last night so

:04:24.:04:31.

you might get a bit of sleep. The night`time temperatures dropping to

:04:32.:04:35.

a minimum of 10 Celsius, small amount of cloud around and early

:04:36.:04:38.

tomorrow morning maybe a bit of mist. The best part of the day will

:04:39.:04:44.

be the morning with some sunshine. In the aptly named the cloud

:04:45.:04:47.

increases and small amounts are patchy rain moving but it will still

:04:48.:04:52.

be a warm day, maximum temperature around 22 Celsius.

:04:53.:04:54.

Midlands Today will be back during Breakfast tomorrow

:04:55.:04:58.

at just before 6:30am. Have a good night.

:04:59.:05:09.

Good evening. A fine night ahead. A few showers are lingering across

:05:10.:05:18.

eastern England and eastern Scotland. They should fade away into

:05:19.:05:22.

the small hours. There will be clear skies and it will be a fresher night

:05:23.:05:28.

and last night. Temperatures will slide down into the mid-teens and

:05:29.:05:33.

lower. A decent start to the new week. The emphasis really is on

:05:34.:05:38.

start because, once the morning gets under way, wetter and windier

:05:39.:05:42.

weather. To work its way into Northern Ireland probably reaching

:05:43.:05:46.

most part by the end of the rush-hour and pushing into western

:05:47.:05:50.

Scotland by lunchtime. The same weather system will also see the sky

:05:51.:05:55.

is greying across the south-west of England and Wales. Cloud will build

:05:56.:06:01.

further east. Still with some spells of sunshine. Temperatures of 23, 24.

:06:02.:06:08.

Sunny skies across Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Wetter weather pushing

:06:09.:06:12.

into Cambria. A bit brighter for Northern Ireland later in the

:06:13.:06:18.

afternoon. A wet story. . It will continue to push

:06:19.:06:19.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS