03/08/2014 Midlands Today


03/08/2014

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Commonwealth Games to the Gold Coast of Australia. That's all from

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Hampden Park. They say it'll smell,

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it'll be potentially dangerous and will blight an area

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which is already the location A proposal to convert this old

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railway terminal into a waste plant hasn't impressed

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these Brierley Hill residents. The increase in traffic volume on

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side streets and residential streets They are talking

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about one lorry a minute coming to More than 700 have people have

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objected to plans from Clean Power Properties for a new household waste

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recycling plant to produce energy. But it's the technology and smell

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that has protestors worried. Housing here is 50

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or 60 metres away. And we calculate that literally

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thousands of people could be affected

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by bad odours if this goes ahead. The company said other sites will be

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a safe to recycle waste. They also say no waste will be

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stored on site and processing will take place in

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doors to prevent noise and smells. The neighbouring site is

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already home to another tip. This giant mountain

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of rubbish is yet to be cleared, despite the company responsible

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receiving a court order to clear What we don't want to become is

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Brierly Hill, What local people want here is

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homes, good quality jobs, a mixture The Environment Agency will decide

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whether to grant A dedication ceremony

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for a new memorial to soldiers who The Birmingham branch of the

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Western Front Association organised the event at the National Memorial

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Arboretum in Staffordshire, which It came on the eve

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of the 100th anniversary Double gold medal winning triathlete

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Jodie Stimpson was back on home ground today competing for the first

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time since the Commonwealth Games. The event, named in honour

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of the Oldbury star, came as the Games came to a close this

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evening with Midlands competitors It's not often you get to compete in

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a race named in your honour and it's not often you get to mingle with a

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double Commonwealth Gold medallist. I'm not going to let

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everybody else have the fun! This is what I do,

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this is what I love. So I'm not going to miss out

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on the fun. For the other athletes at

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Sandwell Valley Country Park today, I'll be a lot further near the back,

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I won't be anywhere near that. But to know she's

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in the same race is good. Today, there were no bikes `

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just a swim and a run. Well, the front few are coming

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through now and there are actually And here comes Jody Stimpson,

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first over the line. And it was another victory to

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add to Jodie's collection. After the race, everyone wanted

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a souvenir of the day. To win and then come back

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and have this kind of support, At the Commonwealth Games last

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night, more West Midlands medals. 19`year`old Matthew Hudson`Smith,

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from Birmingham and fellow Birchfield Harrier,

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Michael Bingham taking Gold While fellow team mate Danny Talbot

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helped England win silver in the With 41 medals, it's been a hugely

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successful Games for the region. One that it's hoped will inspire

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many to try and emulate the achievements

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of athletes like Jodie Stimpson. And you can find

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a picture gallery of all our medallists on the Midlands

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Today Facebook page, where you can Let's see what the Midlands

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weather's up to now, Quite a cool

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and comfortable night that we have It is because we've not much

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in the way of cloud cover and it allows the heat to escape and those

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temperatures to fall ` in some As far as going through till

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tomorrow morning, lots of blue sky, lots of sunshine around for much

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of the daytime. A couple of showers possible

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in the afternoon, Quite a nice start to the working

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week, I'm sure you'll agree. As we work through the week,

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we may just have to put up with the The national forecast is on next,

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and Midlands Today will be And back Good evening. Many of us had a

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decent second part of the weekend, particularly so for England and

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Wales, rather different from Scotland and Northern Ireland. We

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saw our whole rash of showers across Scotland and Northern Ireland, some

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thunder and lightning swirling around. There was a huge curl of

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cloud, indicative of an area of low pressure. That will work its way

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northwards, taking its the wind and rain with it. For England and Wales,

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may be a shower around the coast but rural spots make it a bit on the

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chilly side. Through the day tomorrow, fine in dry weather on

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offer, some good spells

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