10/08/2014 Midlands Today


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rediscovering the feel of them. That is all for now. I will be back with

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Good evening. the late news here on

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The West Midlands UKIP MEP, Bill Etheridge, is calling for a national

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newspaper to apologise, after it ran a front page story saying he'd told

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the party's youth wing to emulate Hitler's style of public speaking.

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Mr Etheridge says the Mail on Sunday's article is

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A conference for the UK Independence Party's youth wing

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During it a number of speeches, including one given

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by this man Bill Etheridge the newly elected Midlands MEP.

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He's now made it onto the front page of the Mail on Sunday

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after it published claims he told his young audience they should copy

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He says that's not what happened at all.

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All I was saying is that through the years people have had different

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Different speakers have done different things.

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We speak of a whole range of people, Tony Blair gets a mention.

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Yes he does but with the precursor that he was

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However he had a particular style of public speaking that I was

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He says he's furious about being headline news

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They are looking for something juicier to have a go

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at me and whole party on and it is not going to be allowed to stand.

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I'm going to fight against this and I'm going to demand an apology.

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This is the worst possible thing you can say to anyone,

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Mr Etheridge has promised that if any constituents are concerned

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about the article and want to talk to him, his door is open.

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Amy Cole, BBC Midlands Today, Sedgley

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A 26`year`old man from Sparkhill in Birmingham, has been arrested on

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suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan.

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He was arrested at Manchester Airport on Friday evening having

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Officers believe he was at the training camp in 2011.

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He's now been released by West Midlands Police on conditional bail.

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The Kidderminster Arts Festival got underway this weekend,

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with two special tributes to the First World War in the town centre.

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Organisers say they hope the festival will help renew

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a sense of pride in the town, which has been neglected

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in recent years but which is about to undergo a major regeneration.

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Kidderminster high Street has been transformed.

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This is a tribute to the First World War.

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An outline for every West Midlands servicemen killed in the conflict.

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It is hoped the event will bring in new people

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I really do it is nice to have some indifferent.

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I don't know that it will help to be honest,

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It is not just for a weekend as there are big plans

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for several regeneration projects in the pipeline.

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This is one of the areas for regeneration.

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Some of these buildings will go and it'll become pedestrianised and this

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It is a town with a proud manufacturing history but many argue

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One resident is hoping to bring the past up`to`date.

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This man wants to turn this disused printing factory in to wreak

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With the other schemes going on, undoubtedly Kidderminster will be

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in a better place in for five years time.

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It has the potential and it just needs someone to press buttons.

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Other businesses agree things are run up.

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The weavers at Parc Lane has recently been

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renovated and is benefiting from investment in the area.

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This town was in decline but now we have two businesses

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Hopefully now businesses going upwards.

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It is good for us and give the people around.

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The arts festival is on for the next two weeks and the first stage

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in this major redevelopment could be completed as early as next year.

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The internet retailer Amazon says it wants to increase the number of

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people it employs at peak times in Staffordshire to 3000 by next year.

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The company's looking to make changes to its Rugeley depot

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at Tower Business Park, potentially creating another 350 full time jobs.

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The expansion plans are due to be discussed by Cannock Chase Council

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There's one football result to bring you today in the Championship,

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and Wolverhampton Wanderers made a great start to the season beating

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The goal came from Dave Edwards in the 64th minute, set up

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Severn Trent Water says the firm's received four times

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as many calls as usual because of today's stormy weather.

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Teams have been on standby to deal with any flood related problems.

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Seven flood alerts remain in place for the region.

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So let's find out what's in the Midlands forecast now,

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We are seeing the winds pick up. The Met office has a warning, be

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prepared for 50 mile an hour gusts. There will be outbreaks of rain but

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it starts to dry up. Not particularly cold, lows of 10

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Celsius. Tomorrow there will be dry and bright spells around. In the

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afternoon a few showers may creep in which could be heavy. They will pass

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in the blustery wind. We were still feel quite cool and we will keep the

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wind in the first half of the week. The national weather forecast is

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next, while I'll be back with the late news bulletin just

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after a quarter past ten tonight. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday

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evening. Hello there. With reports of

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flooding and wind damage in some parts of the UK, hurricane Bertha

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has

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