31/08/2014 Midlands Today


31/08/2014

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cleaners must be less than 900 watts. -- in the vacuum cleaners.

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Engineers working to refurbhsh Birmingham's road tunnels h`ve

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admitted they under`estimatdd the level of congestion

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The St Chad's and Queensway tunnels have been shut

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They're due to re`open tomorrow morning having been brought up

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The closures caused serious city centre congestion.

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It's estimated the tunnels are regularly used

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This is the second summer they've been shut.

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This year the hold ups seem to have been worse than last ydar.

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There was complacency to st`rt with because the work went so well last

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year. We put a campaign on to encourage people to leave their

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vehicles at home. That had the desired effect.

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The works have been on`going 24 hours a day.

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This refurbishment is the first major upgrade the tunnels

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Last summer new lighting and fire protection were installed, this time

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they're being fitted with sdcurity systems and new ventilation.

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But for those who make a living out of driving round the city,

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The whole city will be relidved It has been tough. Trying to gdt around

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the city is quite an ordeal. By tomorrow morning the titles should

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be open. The Prime Minister's announced a ?1

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million grant to maintain the Armed It honours more than 16,000 people

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who've died in conflicts The Government's also committed to

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fund the monument, at the N`tional Memorial Arboretum in Alrew`s,

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through to the next Parliamdnt. All 15,000 tickets which went

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on general sale for Coventrx City's homecoming game at the Ricoh Arena

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have sold out. Fans queued for hours

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on Friday to get a seat It's the first game in the city for

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more than a year since the owners of the Sky Blues moved fixttres to

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Northampton in a dispute ovdr money. The club says more tickets lay be

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available if police A physiotherapist from Birmhngham

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who's running from John O'Groats to Lands End to raise money for two

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of the city's hospitals says he will continue despite doctors

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warning him to stop. Gavin Sandford is half way through

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his challenge which involves Carole Foster's been to

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see how he's getting on. As if it's not hard enough,

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Gavin Sandford put on a fancy dress costume to run through

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his home town of Birmingham. He's already run 600 miles

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on a twisted ankle. The injury came four weeks `go

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when he had just left John O'Groats Since then he's done

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a marathon every day and Lands End It is for children that are being

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treated in this hospital. It is for the soldiers. This is what hnspires

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people. Despite the miles covered hd only

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has 5,000 of But there's

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a reason he's not giving up. He is not a man to leave thhngs to

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despite the pain. Everyday children despite the pain. Everyday children

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in these hospitals have thehr own marathon to face. The difference

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that the money makes is phenomenal. The dedication is fabulous. It takes

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over your entire life. Therd are sleepless nights.

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There's still 20 days and 20 marathons ahead but he says,

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Onto football and just the one result to bring you.

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In the Premier League Aston Villa are up to third in the tabld after

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Gabby Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann getting the goals for the home side.

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Here's Charlie Slater with the forecast.

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The weather takes a turn for the worst tonight. But there is a good

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deal of brightness before The Sun goes down. It will turn 40 hn if you

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places as well. It will be ` mild night. `` it's well become foggy.

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Tomorrow afternoon there might be some brightness. On Tuesday it will

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be generally cloudy. There light be more brightness on Wednesdax and

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Thursday. That is all for now. Goodbyd.

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Good evening. Much of the country has enjoyed some sunshine to finish

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August. The last couple of hours brought a bit more cloud with some

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rain for Northern Ireland and western Scotland. That front will

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continue south through England and Wales overnight tonight, bringing

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with it a lot of mist and low cloud with patchy rain. Perhaps not quite

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reaching the south-east corner for the early hours. Temperatures of

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12-13d. We are expecting a slow start tomorrow morning, still quite

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cloudy, dull with mist and Merck around, especially for England and

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Wales. around, especially for England and

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arrive in the south-east. Behind it, skies brightening

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arrive in the south-east. Behind sunshine for much of the day across

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parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland. The north-west corner will

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see the breeze picking up the afternoon. A chance of one or two

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showers but much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, dry and fine with

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highs of 17-18d. Some sunshine breaking through across northern

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England with temperatures in Manchester at 19. West Wales again

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seeing

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