24/08/2014 Midlands Today


24/08/2014

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Mercedes boss, who described the crash as "absolutely unacceptable".

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-- booing. There is a heightened state

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of awareness at hospitals in the Midlands as concern grows

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at the spread of Ebola. As a Briton, who has tested positive

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for the virus, is flown back to the UK from Sierra Leone for trdatment,

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health experts say the risk to the public here of contracthng

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the infection is extremely low. Thousands and thousands

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of bottles of hand sanitiser. This factory in Stratford`on`Avon

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has brought in extra staff to cope with the explosion in orders it is

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receiving from West Africa. The orders started off saying that

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they wanted one shipping container, but now they are saying to send

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them as much as we possibly can There are some hand sanitisdrs that

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do not contain alcohol, but alcohol and ethanol based sanitisers are

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effective against viruses. They are not going to kill Dbola,

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obviously it is a deadly disease, but they will help to reducd

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the virus. Heartlands Hospital in Birmhngham

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has one of the biggest and busiest infectious dise`se units

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in the country. They are being asked to check out

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more patients ` a situation fuelled more by fear

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of the disease, it seems, We are seeing more people who are

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suspected of this, but over`ll we are not seeing many cases who are

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even high possibility, and we have Public Health England is providing

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support to the affected countries in West Africa where Ebola has

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claimed almost 1,500 lives. Medical experts say the risk

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to people here remains low. We are very well rehearsed

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in managing outbreaks of infectious We have got good systems in place,

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good infection control policies and procedures, and people `re made

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aware regularly. Although we may get a case,

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chances of it spreading to But awareness is now heightdned with

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hospitals and GPs in the Midlands being issued with guidance `bout

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what to do in the event thex have to The family of

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a nine`year`old boy who died after falling into a weir in Staffordshire

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have paid tribute to him. Nine`year`old Kai Lambe,

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from Hatton, died after falling into the River Dove near

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Tutbury Castle on Friday evdning. He was pulled from the water

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but died at Queen's Hospital His family have described hhm as a

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vibrant, happy, bubbly little man. His death is not being treated

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as suspicious. It is 25 years since Metro`Cammell,

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the Birmingham`based bus and train And to mark

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the anniversary bus enthusi`sts in the region are getting the chance

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to take a ride down memory lane Sian Grzeszczyk has spent the day

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on the buses at They don't make them

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like this anymore. That is why hundreds of famhlies

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like Chris and her granddaughter Evie have come to Wythall Transport

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Museum for a very special trip out. I always wanted to sit upst`irs

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when I was little. Sitting upstairs again now,

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it is just a lovely memory. My parents would take up

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on day`trips, especially bank holidays, and we would nearly always

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end up at Dudley Zoo. The assistant conductor is Sue's

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11`year`old nephew Reuben. He has been doing this for the last

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12 months, after he was givdn an old What do you want to do

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when you grow up? Be a bus driver or a conductor

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for this museum. This bus was built in 1975

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and it has taken thousands The bodywork was built here

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in Birmingham by Metro`Cammdll and it is one of a fleet

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of buses on display today. How much fun that was at? Shze. ``

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five Mac. Metro`Cammell was a very

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important employer in Birmingham. They built thousands and thousands

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of buses, trains and underground Hundreds more are expected to turn

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up tomorrow for the bank holiday. If you are planning on going,

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watch out for Reuben. If you want to know anything

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about buses, he is your man. Sian Grzeszczyk, BBC Midlands Today,

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Wythall Transport Museum. Warwickshire cricket fans h`ve been

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celebrating after the club became the T20 Blast

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champions for the first timd. The Birmingham Bears lifted

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the silverware under the floodlights in front of a capacity crowd

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of over 23,000 at Edgbaston late last night, after beating L`ncashire

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by just four runs in the final. Bears' coach Dougie Brown s`id the

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success was just reward for three Football, and Stoke City picked up

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their first point of the se`son After going behind in the fhrst

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half, Stoke salvaged a draw with a late equaliser when captahn Ryan

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Shawcross bundled home his first goal for 12 months ` his effort

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confirmed by goal`line technology. It looks like we are in

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for a wet Bank Holiday Mond`y, It would not be a bank holiday if we

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did not see some rain and that is A few showers in the early dvening,

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then we will see signs of this weather front moving in

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from the southwest. It will be a mild night,

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with temperatures reaching Then the rain will start to work its

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way northwards and it will lerge with another weather front, which

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will produce heavy rainfall in the It will be quite windy

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in the south`easterly wind, with a I will be back with our latd

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bulletin just after 10:15PM In the meantime,

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have a good evening. After that cold start this morning,

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it has been quite a nice day for most of us. We have seen cloud

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amounts increasing but it is this cloud that is coming in from the

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Atlantic which is going to bring change in weather. Not too much rain

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from it, further patchy rain across Northern Ireland overnight, some

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rain at times across Wales and the south-west, shovelling further

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east. Far north of England and particularly Scotland, saying drive.

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Clearer skies, still quite cold

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