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A Shropshire cheese company has fallen victim to a Russian ban on
food imports from the European Union as the Ukraine crisis escalates.
The UK exports nearly ?6 million worth
It's the second biggest food type that the EU exports there.
It's worth 985 million euros to the European economy.
But Russia is an important export destination
It was valued at around ?900 million to the region's economy last year.
This ?30,000 order down for Moscow. But not any more. What is the
current situation? We have this order which we've had to stop. This
cheese is waiting to go into these boxes. You have loads of cheese
here, what is going to happen to it? This is waiting to go to Russia but
we've had to stop everything. You had even more going out on Tuesday.
Yes, roughly the same amount which is waiting to go on to our wagon.
The cheese they export to Russia is sold in high end supermarkets. It
has entered the country company around ?2 million. Derek King to
grow the Islamist in Russia but have told sanctions are not going to be
lifted any time soon. We hear the business is on hold for 12 months.
In that time we will wait patiently. Our customers want to continue to do
business. They are keen to carry on. We are ready to go again. A year is
a long time. The company says it is exploring the potential of trading
with other countries. As for the unwanted stock, it is confident it
can place it elsewhere. All of the cheese will need to be relabelled.
Earlier I spoke to our Moscow correspondent, Steve Rosenberg,
to find out how ordinary people in Russia were reacting to
Quite a positive one. I went to a supermarket and spoke to the
shoppers. Most of them told me Russia had to respond to Western
sanctions. Most people thought although they had become used to
German sausages and European cheese, they could do without them. Russia
could replace them with Russian food.
Positive reaction. Do they appreciate why the sanctions have
been imposed? Not really. They see the West has imposed sanctions on
Russia. They watch Russian television and that says this
country has to respond. At the moment, they are backing the
government and believe it is right that Moscow is responding with these
food bands. What are the most popular foreign foods in Russia?
Questions eat a lot of meat from Europe but also a lot of dairy
products. The shelves are packed with milk, and French cheese will
stop some people will miss those. But Russian television is telling
viewers that Russia can respond to this and it is an opportunity for
domestic producers to boost their production.
Good to have you with us this Friday evening.
Why face to face conversations with officers are becoming a thing
of the past at police stations across three counties.
The family of a woman from Worcestershire who died
after her bowel cancer was repeatedly mis`diagnosed are calling
It's claimed 56`year`old Shirley James was told on several
occasions that she didn't have the disease, before being diagnosed
Our Health Correspondent Michele Paduano has the details.
Shirley James died at 56 after four months
Her death was the day after she moved into a hospice.
She has three grandchildren she adored. She was a real family
person. We could have spent so much time together. If only we knew that
was wrong. The World War 2 enthusiast,
who built her own museum, began complaining of sickness
and diarrhoea to her GP. She was told it was a virus,
then glandular fever, then ovarian cancer and finally that
it was all in her head. It was only
after she pretended to collapse to get into A and E that Worcestershire
hospital found her bowel cancer. You can't get it back. It is so
frustrating that they didn't listen. She was generally ill. I could see
that. The GP surgery said it was sorry
for the family's loss but couldn't A 10`year study showed that 5% fewer
in Britain survived then the European average although there have
been great strides in treatment there is an issue issue with early
diagnosis. The Worcestershire Royal Hospital
has apologised for the poor A meeting has been
organised with the family. Clinicians say blood in stools
and irregular bowel movements can If we get our cancer in its early
stages then we can choose it. It is curable. The long`term out good that
macro outlook is good for patients. Although earlier diagnosis would not
have saved Shirley James, it could have made a world of difference to
her last few days with her family. Front desks at 21 police stations
across Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire are
to close next month. It means members
of the public will only be able to walk into six stations in the
West Mercia force area to speak to Our reporter Sarah Falkland is
outside one of the stations Which ones are staying? Certainly
not this one. This is wet church in Shropshire. We're talking about the
big six. They will be retaining their public counter services but
from September, 21 other police stations will be losing theirs and
getting something like this. A 20 47 in to calm which is meant to connect
the public up immediately to three of the force control centres. Why
are they making the changes? It is clearly saving money. Something like
a quarter of ?1 million a year will be saved. The force is insisting
that its effect will be minimal. Obviously having a person at a
counter with little contact means we're not using the resource
effectively. What we are able to do is to look at using our resources
more effectively by putting our police officers into our communities
and increasing our patrols. What has been the reaction? We've had quite a
lot of comments on our Facebook page. Most been unanimous in their
condemnation. Birmingham city TV has gone into
administration. The company won the licence
for the service in November 2012, but hasn't acquired studio premises
or broadcast equipment, and has been unable to secure
sufficient financing. The administrators are hoping
to find another company to take The mother of a man who was murdered
outside Birmingham nightclub said it is hell not knowing who killed her
son. He died in hospital after being shot outside the rainbow nightclub
full stop told months on his killer who are still at large. A reward is
being offered to encourage witnesses to come forward.
Birmingham has a rich musical history,
but suffers because of London's dominance of the music industry.
However, this weekend a music festival called
Project Soundlounge is hoping to show that the second city has just
For the past eight months this group of youngsters have been amerced
Gaining the experience and skills that it's hoped will lead
It's helped me gain an understanding of what goes on behind the music
environment that I'm used to. Project Soundlounge, part of the
city's Town Hall and Symphony Hall's education programme, gives the group
hands on experience in many As far as the music industry is
concerned London is dominant. The idea of this project is to challenge
that. And showcase the talent we have here in Birmingham. There is a
great tradition here. We are very proud of that. We want to provide
opportunities for young people. This weekend sees the culmination
of the project, with a three day music festival
in Birmingham, which is also aimed at showing off some of the best new
music coming out of the city. There is so much diversity will stop
loads of music coming out. You can imagine. There are more venues
popping up. Ruben Reynolds was part
of the project last year. This time round he's mentoring
the new crop of talent. Without it I wouldn't have as much
scope to work in the industry. It has opened a lot of doors for me.
The festival starts at the Town Hall this evening
And if you want to hear some of the best new music from
across the midlands then listen to BBC Introducing
on your local radio station every Saturday night at 8.00pm.
The top story tonight. A Shropshire dairy is stuck with a cheese
mountain as Russia bans imports from the EU. Also tonight. Hoping to rise
to greater heights after landing, while gold. Steve Lewis sets his
targets. And thousands flock to Shrewsbury for the flower show. Will
the weather be kind? Are we any closer to answering that
crucial question, will the Sky Blues The Football League has ruled that
Coventry City must pay the Ricoh The rent dispute led to the
Sky Blues playing at It's hoped today's decision will
lead to The stadium owners ACL have welcomed
the decision but added that matters How much closer our way today coming
home? The club always argued it was too much to pay. With the stadium
owners saying let's hold on a minute, they clearly want to see the
colour of their money. I think we are still away from Coventry City
playing in Coventry. No such problem for Wolves though.
It was feelgood Friday on Dudley Street, Wolverhampton
and Paul the busker was singing his heart out, because Wolves are
But Gerald the helium balloon man was keeping
Going up is one thing, staying up is another and all this
talk of rising to the Premier League could be a lot of hot air.
The last team to win back`to`back promotions from League One and the
Championship were Sunday's opponents Norwich City, so how realistic is it
For the supporters at the start of the year to be dreaming
of promotion, there's nothing wrong with that.
There are three places going up to the Premier league.
Kenny's quiet confidence is a breath of fresh air,
unthinkable when relegation left Wolves at rock bottom.
Watching from the bench at Brighton, no one felt
To live in the area and to see the fans and how much it
affects their everyday lives is something no player wants to see.
It gives you that extra bit of determination
Now having won League One with a record number of points,
Wolves are ready to face life in the Championship once more.
We are looking for a big step up and we will see that on Sunday.
We know what a big club it is and we know what it means to the fans.
We are delighted to be part of a team that has such support.
During the summer Danny spent four weeks visiting Mumbai.
One experience that's made him appreciate his good fortune.
We heard from them again yesterday. What else can we look for with two
this season? We have Port Vale against Wolves who meet on the first
day of the season. Further down we have Burton Albion. Shrewsbury are
keen to make a return to. BBC local radio will be there for the first
kick and in the last kick. Summer is not over yet. Steve Lewis said he
will not be satisfied until he wins an Olympic medal. He said he still
in shock after winning gold in Glasgow last week. He's already back
in training. It boiled down to a shoot out and
Steve Lewis won it. In fact he got so carried away with his
celebrations he nearly collided with runners in the 10,000 metres. Even a
week on from his triumph, the 28`year`old is still in shock. I'm
still taking it all in but at the same time the Europeans are in a
week. I can't dwell on it too much. Every time I go to the track, it
feels pretty good but I need to use it for up`and`coming events. Steve
is from Stoke but now lives in Phoenix, Arizona to be near his
coach. I first met in seven years ago when he gave me a pole vaulting
lesson. He has now won bronze, silver and gold in the Commonwealth
Games. He still not satisfied. I really feel that I have a job to do
at the Olympics. Rio is a massive goal of mine. I still think I can
jump higher. The new, wealth champion was fifth at London 2012
and every athlete but it was European. The championships ensure
it will tell us much about his dream of a medal at Rio. Good luck to
Steve next week. It was the show that never was. 100
years ago the Shrewsbury flower show was ready to open was cancelled as
war broke out. To mark the centenary, they are recreating 1914.
What are they doing? All kinds of things. They have replicas of the
original poster that was made to promote the show. They've planned
all kinds of things, hot air balloon rides. Little did the organisers
know of the terrible events that would affect their lives in years to
come. Everything from music of the time to vibrant colour has helped
recreate the atmosphere of what the 1914 show might have been like. As
we know from recent commemorations, the flower show had been planned the
two weeks following the outbreak of war. It was cancelled. We are
calling this the show that never was. Displays of taking on a wartime
theme. The ladies came suitably dressed. The suffragettes are out in
force to. There was a truce and all women rallied together. They proved
they could support the men and do the jobs that were left behind. This
might tire, the sum the show is more about food. Shropshire is well`known
for its rich supply of ingredients by many celebrity chef. We are very
conscious of binding the best produce. Rather than it just be
local. A lot of the roads lead back up north to Shropshire for things
that we are looking for, especially fruit and vegetables. It took
several years for this event to begin again even after the war
ended. Organisers hope this year it will pay a respectable tribute. I
joined now by the chair of the show. How difficult would it have been for
everybody to put the show on during the war. Naturally, people would
have been traumatised. It did take over two years before they had the
confidence to try and re`established the show in 1920. Even then it was
much smaller with only 171 stands. One of the things we have today is
fireworks. That was one thing that would've been one step too far for
the early shoppers. What other highlights of the show? I've been
involved in many years and I love it all. I love the flowers and the
people. If I had to pick one thing, it is our grand finale where we all
gather together around the arena and watch the bands and have a singsong.
This year we're building in the war songs and, again, a fabulous
firework display. Staying with events of 100 years
ago. Bruce Burnsfather was a soldier who was never awarded any medals.
Captain Burnsfather became a celebrated cartoonist during the
conflict. He found humour in the grimmest of times.
A world of wartime cartoons, humour born out of the darkest days. All
drawn by Bruce Burnsfather, a captain in the Royal Warwickshire
Regiment. He founded the artist's pen could be mightier than the
weapons of war. It can't be overestimated, the boost he gave to
soldiers and their families back home. He would experience history.
In November 1914, he began sketching to relieve the monotony of trench
warfare. He is during what the soldiers were feeling. In those days
you didn't have television or radio so reading was the thing people
dead. The people knew that he had been at
the front and experienced it. The troops loved the drawings too.
Particularly a character called old Bill. Cartoonist Bill tidy said
people were worried he would cause disquiet among the ranks. They said
this guy is fabulous. He is a real soldier. Bill unveiled this plaque
in Stratford were Burnsfather live. It is now a guesthouse. Some have
his cartoons were drawn here in front of the fireplace in what was
his studio in Stratford. Some were done while he was come blessing here
having been blown up by a shell. By the time he had recuperated, he was
internationally renowned. He toured the French, American and Italian
front lines. He proved an invaluable morale booster for the Allied
soldiers. Back to the present, will we be
affected by the tail end of hurricane Bertha. A lot of weather
to talk about. Not a bad day on Saturday. Still some uncertainty
about Sunday will stop we are expecting heavy rain and strong
winds. We do have a warning in force for Sunday as it may lead to
disruption. They've had some heavy showers around today. A clear way
this evening. A fine end to the night for most of us. Well lift with
a dry night with plenty of clear skies. A little cooler than recently
with a minimum temperature of 11 Celsius. A dry, bright start to
Saturday. It's a fairly decent day. We will see more in the way of cloud
as we go into the afternoon but long spells of sunshine. 12 isolated
showers. A breeze will move those through very quickly. It will stay
dry and warm in the sunshine. Highs of 22 Celsius. We've been talking
about the Harry Kane all week. At the moment there is some uncertainty
but it is likely to hit the south`west of the UK in the early
hours of Sunday before tracking north`east. It looks like we are in
for some heavy rainfall on Sunday. It will be a cooler day. The winds
will strengthen further as the rain starts to clear away. That leads us
into the new week. It remains a windy on Monday with plenty of
showers. Stay tuned as details may change.
Martin Freeman presents a Gaza Crisis appeal on behalf of the
Disasters Emergency Committee. Over the last month the crisis in
Gaza has captured the world's attention.
Military conflict has been taking a devastating toll on a
densely-populated area. So tens of thousands of people have
nowhere to live and nowhere else to go.
The conflict means that the people of Gaza are in great