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degrees. Thursday, more of the same. Is that is all from us. Now

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There are people who are coling together to try

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We'll ask what impact the fallout from the Trojan Horse

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plot is likely to have on pupils returning to school.

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Treating blood poisoning must be a priority ` the message to all

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hospitals following the death of a fit 37`year`old man.

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For people who can make things happen in health care,

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it's stamps down that sepsis is a clinical priority for the NHS

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Offering practical support to ex`military `

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the Royal British Legion opdns a new centre in Birmingham.

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A great day out at Edgbaston ` for Indian cricket fans at least,

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as they wrap up the one`day series against Dngland.

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And as we saw this afternoon, a little sunshine this week is all

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that's needed to boost the temperatures to the sorts

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MPs have been told how a violent, extremist film promoting jihad was

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shown to pupils at a Birmingham state school.

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The Commons Education Committee today heard evidence about `n

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alleged plot to promote a h`rdline Islamic agenda in city schools.

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The allegations first came to light back in March through

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the anonymous letter ` the so`called Trojan Horse Plot

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Then, in June, Ofsted revealed it had carried out inspections at 1

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Now, this week, six of those schools start the new

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In front of MPs today, two key figures in the Troj`n Horse

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Peter Clarke led the government investigation, Ian

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It was a chance for the polhticians to pick through the details and one

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Violent extremism. Let us bd clear, it was shown in one classroom at one

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moment. It should be stopped. They also wanted to know why MPs have

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been slow to act when the Trojan Horse allegations had been known

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about for some time. One MP suggested it was a fear of losing

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Muslim votes, but a senior councillor said they have to act

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sensitively. When you are operating in an environment such as Bhrmingham

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with many communities living side`by`side, you have to bd aware

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of things that may cause cohesion issues. We are a city that has had

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social tensions before, we had race riots in the not too recent past. We

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must be aware of how these things play out.

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There were also questions about the appointment of Peter Cl`rke to

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author the report ` at the time the Chief Constable of West Midlands

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Police Chris Simms criticisdd the decision with Clarke being ` former

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head of counter`terrorism and perhaps sending out

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But today Mr Clarke defended his appointment.

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Much of my police career me`nt working in diverse communithes in

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senior positions in the inndr city. In acne, in Tower Hamlets, hn

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Wandsworth. And I was the dhvisional commander at Brixton. Inevitably, I

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also works with schools. Be likely to be more voluntary questions, but

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for now, those at the centrd of the investigation are getting rdady for

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a new school year. Parkview Academy is one of the 21 schools

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investigated. The teachers `re back today ahead of a full return

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tomorrow. Nobody wanted to speak on camera but I did speak to a member

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of the school's governing trust and she said they were very opthmistic

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about the future and looking forward to the start of the new terl.

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Joining me now is Dr Chris @llen, who's a lecturer in social policy

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Staff, pupils and parents whll be keen to put Trojan Horse behind

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I think it is unfortunate that the education select committee was on

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the Thursday school. I think that has thrown the lens of scrutiny back

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on them and that is unfortunate One thing we must be concerned `bout is

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that there is this kind of whiff of there is no smoke without fhre. The

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perspective of today is that we know there is no plot... Was no plot

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there has been very little hn terms of evidence of extremism in schools.

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It is good news in one part, but very difficult for the parents, the

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staff and students to read themselves

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them, that will stick with them People may say to them were you not

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at an extremist school and that could have a detrimental impact

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What about the impact on the wider Muslim community `

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When we look at Birmingham, it is hugely diverse and really vhbrant in

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terms of its diversity. One of the problems we have is that colmunities

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will increase a live feel lhke they suspect and constantly lookdd at

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through these frames of extremism and radicalisation. This coles hot

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on the heels of the city. This can send out a tdrrible

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message to young people particularly,

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fantastic, he would have bedn over the moon. So I was there with my son

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and it was absolutely wonderful and I did have a little cry.

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The death of a fit 37`year`old father of two not only had

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The Government will pay half the cost of long`term vaccination

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projects but some are warning the badger vaccine hasn't bden

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All of the vaccinated badgers that were subsequently challenged, in

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other words, infected with TB, eventually all went down with

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disease. So that the only thing that that's right but that the

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vaccination can possibly do is slow down the rate of infection hn

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barges. The Royal British Legion has opened

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a new centre in Birmingham, offering practical support to former

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military personnel. It's one of 16 across

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the country and represents the biggest change to the work done by

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the charity in its 93`year history. Amy Cole has been to meet

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an ex`soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, who's been

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receiving help from the leghon. Thousands of British troops have

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suffered life`changing injuries Rebuilding their lives can be

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a battle in itself. Clive Smith from Birmingham lost

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both his legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device

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back in October 2010. it went off and I did not think any

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more of it, I was on the radio and I was saying who has been injtred

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What happened? And the dust settled and I went to stand up and walk away

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and they instantly fell over and thought, well, a bit strangd. I must

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have done something to like hearing or my balance.

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His recovery is an ongoing process, one that's aided by Britain's

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The loyal British region saxs most people associate the charitx with

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the annual Poppy Appeal. But it is much more than that, they s`y. It is

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undergoing a major shake`up, coming out of the shadows and onto the

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British high street so that people can access these services more

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easily and veterans can get the help that they need.

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This centre in Birmingham Hhgh Street is one of 16 that ard to

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Do you think that a passing veteran who sees this place will be more

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inclined to go in because it is on the high street? absolutely. Before

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we opened we have people knocking on the door asking us when we were

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going to open as her husband was about to be discharged and had

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nowhere to go for help. We can take people in or sign those than to the

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right services. At the launch today, Clive tells me

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how much the Legion has helped him. They have been brilliant. I have

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used their current centre a few times for the sporting side and that

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has helped me over, the challengers that I have faced so far.

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While Clive continues his rdcovery, yesterday the names

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of 17 armed forces personnel who died while on active duty l`st year

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were added to the National Lemorial in Staffordshire.

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The charity says it's the new generation war veterans

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and their families that it's also keen to reach out to.

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The renowned fertility expert and broadcaster

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Professor Robert Winston received an honorary degree from Birlingham

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In the early 1990s, he improved IVF techniques.

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At today's ceremony he met a graduating student` who is one

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of the first people born in the West Midlands as a rdsult

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Our Science Correspondent D`vid Gregory`Kumar was there.

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His report contains flash photography.

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And everywhere lots of stories to tell.

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The man getting an honorary degree from BCU is

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a key pioneer in IVF that hdlped this young law graduate's p`rents

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It is a strange sensation. Ht is quite a nice feeling to be `ble to

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say thank you, really. It is important for young people to

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understand that people like me are not famous for any real reason, we

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are only lucky and works in collaboration with others.

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And after her graduation, perhaps eventually a legal career

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It is important that people deserve access to those services should get

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it. And I would love to be hnvolved in participation for IVF.

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Because even today, Professor Winston says today there ard still

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It is a terrible situation. I'm embarrassed by the fact that last

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year there was around 45,000 people treated by IVF who needed it, that

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is properly ten times that number in Britain who would really benefit

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from it. That wacko there are probably. One day perhaps one of

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these young people may achidve something amazing and return here to

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be recognised with a own honorary degree.

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Including of course, the young generation born

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as a result of Professor Winston's ground breaking IVF research.

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MPs hear how a violent extrdmist film promoting Jihad was shown to

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Your detailed weather forecast to come shortly.

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The final is nine months aw`y, but Bromsgrove Sporting start

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And seven decades of artwork ` the photographs documenting changes

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Indian cricket fans have packed out Edgbaston today, as their shde

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wrapped up the one`day serids with a resounding victory over England.

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Our reporter Dan Pallett is there right now ` Dan a great occ`sion,

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the bulk of the crowd have long since gone home because the real

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India meet the real that I could beat the real England by nine

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wickets. For officials here, they were just pleased to see a full

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house. Are we going to have an Indhan

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summer? Fans

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of India's cricket team filled the And they were bullish they could

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continue to dominate England Because we are not so great

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in the test. Mentally,

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we're well`prepared for the 20` 0, We are better at one`dayers `

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England are better at Test latches. This is our time to shine,

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simple as that. The Indian players were also

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jubilant before the game. Unlike Warwickshire's Ian Bdll, who

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was withdrawn with a fractured toe. And the England batsmen who did make

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it to the crease didn't hang They were soon 23 for three

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and facing another humiliathon. He showed attacking intent

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from the start. And in no time he was heading

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for his 50. But this was a rare bright spot

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for England. Warwickshire's Chris Woakes was

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run out soon after and Engl`nd Shikar Darwan went left,

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then right and flicked the ball away He finished the innings with

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a six as India won by nine wickets And there's no end in sight

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for followers of England. India are back at Edgbaston

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on Sunday for a T20 game. Who would bet against Warwickshire's

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home ground being home to ftrther Plenty more to injure or enjoy,

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depending on your viewpoint. Believe it or not, the FA Ctp

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is already up and running. And this evening, several of the

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Midlands' smallest non`leagte clubs are taking their first tent`tive

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steps along the road to Wembley Ian winter has been to visit one

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of them in Worcestershire. Blue skies over

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Bromsgrove this morning. The FA Cup final may be next May,

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but it's here at the Victoria Ground that

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the world's oldest cup compdtition The old club, Bromsgrove Rovers

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was formed in 1885. And that's when a new club,

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Bromsgrove Sporting, rose from the ashes,

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thanks to countless hours of hard graft and fundraising by dedicated

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supporters like John Prescott. It costs ?8,000 a month to rent

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the ground of Bromsgrove Cotncil. And that's why

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a money spinning run in the FA Cup we need the revenue. Who knows,

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tonight is the biggest game in the's history full that wacko so

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far. It will be our biggest game. Weeks. It is a long road for

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others, wonder we enjoyed. Hf you're winning games, the revenue hs

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important and we hope to take another step this evening. we will

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have a few hundred people hdre tonight. It is absolutely f`ntastic,

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and we will get behind Bromsgrove. Today he came down the Bromsgrove

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Tunnel Carrington I's kits. All the players gets no more than ?00 in

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petrol expenses. The fabulots wealth of the Premier League seems even

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further away than the FA Cup final itself. You mentioned the bhg books

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there in the Premier League different story in the transfer

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window which closed at 11pm last night. Some very late movers and

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Shakers those? Extremely late for Aston Villa. There'll still wasn't

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was fought on Cleveleys. Thdre was was fought on Cleveleys. Thdre was

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talk of whether Villa would buy him permanently, but they have taken him

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on loan for the season with an option for him to go back to Man

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United in January. They havd aimed for the time being. Stoke Chty, they

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have been busy late last night. Their scorers scored five thmes in

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25 appearances and they havd paid ?1 million to get him from Livdrpool.

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But as you said, ?1 million to borrow one player for a season,

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Bromsgrove Sporting a ?10 pdtrol expenses!

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The work of a Birmingham photographer,

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whose art spans seven decadds is to be the focus of a new exhibhtion.

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Artist Vanley Burke has been documenting African Caribbe`n

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His work will be on show at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham next xear

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Nicola Beckford went to his flat to find out more.

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A photograph, ascent, these ornaments. Items representing

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Afro`Caribbean life from thd 19 0s until the present. Birmingh`m

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photographer Vanley Burke h`s exhibited widely from the T`te

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Gallery to New York City and Mali. Now the plans to relocate hhs vast

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collection from his flat here to an art gallery in the city. Thhs is one

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of many which started in thd front room of my Jamaican family. Born in

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Jamaica in 1951, Vanley Burke is an avid collector. His work document

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the UK's evolving cultural landscape. I quite and saw this man

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preaching in the street. I took a few photos of him. On this side we

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have a member of steel pulsd, the burning reggae band. the entire

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contents of his flat will bd emptied and taken to the Ikon Gallery, so

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everything you see here everything in the kitchen, from the kettles of

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the pots and pans, will havd to go. It is significant exhibition. Vanley

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Burke is an important artist. He has been shown many times in Birmingham.

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I've been impressed by his flat it is a cabinet of curiosities. It

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always struck me as something really exciting going on behind thd scenes.

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And wouldn't it be a good idea to let other people have a chance to

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see what it was that Vanley Burke had at home. The gallery hopes to

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raise ?70,000 to fund the exhibition through crowd funding. In rdturn for

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donations, supporters will receive gifts such as limited`edition

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artwork or we were designed by the artist. At home with Vanley Burke,

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will take place next summer. Can we squeeze a few more drops

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of sun out of the late summdr? Thank you Mary. Today was jtst an

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example of what is achievable if the sun breaks through. Temperatures

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only reached highs of 20 across most of the region but it was not quite

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as warm as it will be tomorrow. It is a combination of that and the

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amount of some week that will influence the values. So if it is

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cloudy we will manage high teens but if the sun breaks through, then the

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temperatures will shoot up to 2 Celsius. As far as anything else,

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high pressure is dominating at the moment and what that is doing is

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drawing the winds from an e`sterly direction and we have some cloud

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across the North Sea and th`t is also responsible for bringing that

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cloud into eastern parts of the region and the country. Howdver the

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threat of rain will come on Sunday if at all as the area of low

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pressure moves from the south`west drinking and accompanying a weather

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system. Other than that, it keeps dry. For the time being we `re

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looking a pleasant evening sunshine to round off the day. Gradu`lly the

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cloud is starting to drift hn from the east along those light winds.

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That will start to dig into other parts of the region and with that

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cloud right across us, tempdratures tonight will drop down to slightly

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higher values than last night to around 14 Celsius, that macro quite

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warm. Mr Ness and Merck to wake up to tomorrow and quite cloudx

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initially. But today, the stnshine will burn through for the afternoon

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so you will see the cloud breaking up and some decent spells of

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sunshine through the middle part of the day and the latter part of the

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day and that should take temperatures, hopefully, to around

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20 or 23 Celsius across the south`west of the region. That is

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coupled with some gentle sotth easterly breezes. Into the night

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tomorrow, again, we will sed the cloud filling in from the e`st and I

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will keep the temperatures hn double figures of around 12 or 13 Celsius

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tomorrow night. It is dry, too. If the cloud is thick enough, ht could

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set off the odd spot of rain however. This is the next fdw days,

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we are grappling with a bit of cloud, but there is a chancd of that

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sunshine. If it does, the temperatures will shoot up.

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Tonight's headlines. The parents of a seriously ill child are sdt to be

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freed from prison in Spain `fter the case against them is dropped. MPs

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here have found extremist fhlm that was shown to pupils at a Birmingham

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school. If you are watching us on Freeview,

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some changes are being made Some channels including BBC News

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