07/09/2014 Midlands Today


07/09/2014

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That is all of the sport. Thank you. That's it

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Black Country have been tre`ted in hospital following an arson attack

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on their home. The 15`year`old boys and their mother had to jump from a

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first floor window to escapd the fire at the house in West Bromwich.

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This is all that now remains of the house in Ruskin Stredt.

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At 4:00am this morning Dianne Potter who

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lived here with her three children

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and grandson was startled by a noise at her front door.

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Fireball came shooting up the stairs and my instinct was, get my lads

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Flames were trying to get through the door.

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My lad got out of the window then I had to get my grandson, get him

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to safety and all the time H was screaming and bawling to wake my

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The family managed to escapd but the fire spread

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so quickly the roof had burned through before the crews arrived.

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We have got the investigation team and sniffer

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dogs who actually work out different acclerants, they can smell

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accelerants to check out wh`t has been involved and what started it.

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Officers say the family werd lucky to get out alive.

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Diane's 15`year`old twin boxs were taken to hospital after suffering

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I don't know who would stoop that low to do that.

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It is a further blow to Diane who, only hours before, had learned

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She is now taking comfort from friends and neighbours.

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Stafford Hospital campaigner Karen Howell is bidding to be

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the town's next MP after behng selected as a candidate for

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Mrs Howell has been a prominent figure in the campaign to stop

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The party's co`leader, Dr Richard Taylor, will stand

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in Wyre Forest, the seat he used to hold as an independent MP.

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Hundreds of people have visited Shropshire's

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controversial new maternity unit ahead of its formal opening.

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It's based in Telford and involved transferring services from

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But NHS managers say the new centre will be better for all.

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Open house at Shropshire's Women and Children's Centre,

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so new it doesn't officiallx open until the end of the month.

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Visitors from all over the county turned up

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You can see they invested a lot of money in it.

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As well as maternity the ?28 million centre will house

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paediatrics, gynaecology, and a unit to treat children with cancdr.

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A big improvement say those in charge.

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We had been operating at thd unit in Shrewsbury which has now

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outlived its natural life and now we have a facility here in Telford

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which is now the best, I wotld hope, within the West Midlands.

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Shropshire mothers will still be able to give birth

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in smaller units led by midwives in Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury.

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But from the end of the month if they need or want a constltant,

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The switch was controversial from the start.

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Alison lives 15 miles away in Shrewsbury,

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her daughter Grace was born at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

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I am really concerned, as are a lot of other peopld

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in Shropshire that the extr` distance on their journey is going

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to cause a mother in labour or a child to lose their life because

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For now at least, this argument is over.

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Coming soon though, quite possibly, another about the future

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of accident and emergency, currently under review.

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Jordanne Whiley has become the first British tennis pl`yer ever

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to win all four Grand Slam titles in the same year after victory in the

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The 22`year`old, from Halesowen and her Japanese partner Yuh Kamiji

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beat their Dutch opponents in three sets to complete a clean

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sweep of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and TS Open.

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Worcester's hopes of a winnhng start to the new Championship season were

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Both clubs are tipped for promotion to the Premiership and it w`s

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the Warriors who started thd better ` a try from Mike Williams helping

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But Bristol came back strongly and a Ben Mosses try with jtst

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seconds remaining meant thex won by 23 points to 19.

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Burton Albion have returned to the top of League Two with

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Time for a look at the weather now. Kaye Forster has the details.

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It has been a fabulous day today and we are in for much

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We will stay dry for the next 24 hours and stacks of

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lovely sunshine coming throtgh once agian through the day tomorrow.

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Not changing for the rest of the day and tonight will st`y dry.

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Clear skies and with those light winds, it will turn quite chilly

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tonight, with temperatures `s low as 4 Celsius or 5 Celsius

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And a little bit of mist and fog first thing as well.

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That clears that the way really quite quicklx and it

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It will stay dry, lots of lovely sunshine just a bit of fairweather

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cloud and with those light winds it should feel really quite

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pleasant with temperatures going up to 19 Celsius or 20 Celsius.

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I'll be back with our late bulletin at 10:20pl

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Until then, have a very good evening.

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Good evening. Most of us had a lovely end to the weekend but the

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exception was the north-east of Scotland. It was cold, wet and windy

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but the low responsible is now moving away and we have high

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pressure moving its way in from the West. The pressure is rising all the

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while over the next few days which will settle things down nicely and

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it will be dry pretty much all week. But the forecasting headache will be

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the amount of cloud. The next few hours will still be pretty wet and

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windy in the north-east of Scotland but through

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