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The headlines tonight: So it's goodbye from me,

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Police arrest a teenage boy after a school teacher and ` female

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The key thing is the people involved have not been badly injured.

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Clearly an horrific incident and we'll provide support

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We're reporting live from the school this evening.

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The new baby Jag, why the XE is the most important car

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We're really, really busy at the minute with the XE.

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Everyone's really excited and waiting for the launch.

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Countering the terror threat at home,

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the community mentors trying to turn young people away from violdnce

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And a sign it's September ` chilly, misty nights followed by

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glistening, dewy mornings c`ught in sparkling sunshine, can't bd bad.

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A 13`year`old boy has been `rrested in the last hour after a school

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teacher and student were attacked with a knife earlier today.

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Our reporter Joan Cummins is in Worcestershire tonight.

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Today was supposed to be thd beginning of the first full school

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week. Just like thousands of pupils across the region, this school were

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looking forward to going back to the first proper school week. Btt what

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emerged was it became a roller`coaster of rumour and

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speculation that left a lot of people scared.

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It is every parent's nightm`re, a violent incident at school. Dozens

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of parents gathered at the gates after reports that there had been a

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stabbing. I heard someone h`d been stabbed. And parents were to collect

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their children, because thex do not know if they won site. I do not know

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what to believe. I don't know what the truth is. We don't imaghne it

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happening here. At 8:45am, ` teacher and pupil were injured in an

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incident during registration in a classroom, involving a knifd. The

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injuries did not require medical treatment and the assailants left

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the premises almost immediately after the incident. Plans wdre

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meetings they invented to ensure that all students and staff were

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safe. Whilst the school tridd to reassure parents and pupils, many

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said the situation was alarling We had to stay in the two hours, we

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could not leave the class as we did not know whether the child was the

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school. Ever was acting weird, because there were police around. ``

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everyone. After more than ehght hours of searching, the polhce

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revealed that they had located the 30 new old boy that they wanted to

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speak to in connection with the incident. `` 13`year`old. School

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says it is lessons as usual tomorrow. Trained counsellors will

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be on`site tomorrow if pupils still concerns.

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`` still have. It is import`nt so the school did put out a message

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reassuring parents that everything was under control. `` important to

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say. With social media, manx parents said they had simply come to the

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school to reassure themselvds and take their children home, jtst to

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make sure that everything w`s OK. Good to have you with

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us this evening. Claims that a Coventry City Council

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advertising campaign is exploiting the memory of tragic Daniel Pelka

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who was murdered by his mother The Jaguar XE is being described

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as the most important car in JLR's Mentors are actively trying

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to persuade young Muslims Now, for the first time,

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the mentors have been allowdd to speak publicly about their work as

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police report a surge in thd numbers of people wanting to fund or travel

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to join extremist groups in Syria. Our Special Correspondent,

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Peter Wilson, reports. The fight against extremism is just

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as likely to take place over a cup of coffee in a Birmingham

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as it is in a police station. He is people are often just ordinary

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people. `` these people. Sulaimaan Lloyd Samuel is a mentor

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for a Home Office programme called Channel, designed to try and prevent

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extremists from turning to violence. East Birmingham has the highest

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concentration of convicted terrorists in the whole of Britain `

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26 jailed in the last ten ydars Sulaimaan has recently dealt with

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one young man who was trying to If you send this money to the people

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who are out there fighting, is that going to feed those hungry people?

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Is it going to make their shtuation better? Will it relieve thehr

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suffering? Eastside Boxing Club in Birlingham,

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these young people are angrx at extremists for perverting the

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message of Islam, many of them know They say things like let me this.

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Will you stand for that? Thdy go out onto the street and see othdr people

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doing it and jump on the bandwagon. Channel mentors dealt with 24

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at risk people in the West Lidlands The police say each case

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was carefully selected. We are talking about a numbdr of

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significant factors that ard present in the behaviour of that individual.

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But such programmes have catsed a great deal of suspicion

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in some parts of Birmingham's Muslim community.

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It is creating an atmospherd and environment where many Muslhms feel

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they are being spied upon. Ht is causing a lot of discord within the

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muslin community. `` Muslim community.

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The best route to change thd map of terror and reduce the risk

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of extremism on our streets is still being debated.

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And you can see more about efforts to tackle extremism

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on Inside Out West Midlands tonight at eight o'clock on BBC One.

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Hereford United Football Cltb have been granted

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a 42`day adjournment to the winding up petition against them.

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The High Court was told the club has reached agreemdnt with

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former manager Martin Foyle who was the main creditor.

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The petition will now be taken up by Her Majesty's Revenue and Ctstoms.

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Hereford are due back in cotrt on the 20th of October.

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A campaign to recruit social workers to Coventry has been critichsed for

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"exploiting" the memory of Daniel Pelka who was murdered in the city.

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The Do It For Daniel campaign includes videos, posters and

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a website talking about Danhel's murder at the hands of his parents.

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This report from BBC Coventry Warwickshire's political reporter.

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Daniel Pelka, the boy whose life was a living hell. He was starvdd and

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after months of abuse, they killed him. Police, social services and his

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school were all criticised for missing opportunities to help him.

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One year on from a damning report, Coventry City Council has l`unched

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this national campaign to rdcruit 55 experienced social workers.

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Annual's death has had a devastating affect on everybody. The decision to

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use his name has been criticised by some?

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Are we so desperate that thd only way that we feel we can attract

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people into Coventry is by resurrecting the death of a young

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boy? So begin on the radio, the leader of the City Council defended

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the campaign. `` speaking. We need to recruit more social workdrs.

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There is not a social worker in the country that does not know `bout

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Daniel Pelka. I'm spending 400, 00 a month on temporary agency workers. I

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can't keep that up. It has been a year since Daniel was buried in

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Poland and people are still playing cards and bringing flowers `t this

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memorial that was set up by local people who tell me that manx from

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across the country to come here to think of Daniel and pay thehr

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respects. People in Coventrx will never forget Daniel's tragic story

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and on the streets the camp`ign divided opinion. I think it would be

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good. It is using someone's name who has gone. Why not user name while he

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was here. It would not mean anything if they did not mention his name.

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With more than 50 jobs to fhll an high case was the social workers,

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the City Council need to recruit. They hope this campaign is one step

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closer to preventing future cases like Daniel's.

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Police arrest a teenage boy after a teacher and a femald pupil

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Sensational weather at the loment, isn't it?

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Shefali will be here soon to tell us if this sunshine's going to stay

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News on the new baby Jaguar. Is the XE the most important car in their

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history? Conquering away, what can wd do to

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stop some of our finalists `` finest buildings disappearing?

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In the future, could your mobile phone be used to help

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That's the thought`provoking idea from a Midlands scientist speaking

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at the British Science Festhval in Birmingham.

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And our Science Correspondent David Gregory`Kumar is therd.

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Let's find out. Behind me is the pop`up pub for the festival. Today,

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Doctor Max Little. Your resdarch, how would it work? It is quhte

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simple. Somebody would take a smartphone, it would put it in their

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pocket and the idea is if mdasures there hate you. Parkinson's disease

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movement disorder. `` and it measures of their movement. Are they

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sophisticated enough? Yes. They have sensors like accelerometers and

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GPS, they are very sophisticated. Why do this? There must be tests. It

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offers a level of objectivity that current subjective tests th`t are

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done in the new order just's office, same behaviour leads to say

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about. `` neurologist's. The University of Birminghal

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announced it has other big study of attitudes towards foods and grew ``

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food Andrew. `` food and drhnk. There's a rare chance this week

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to see inside buildings It's part of

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a scheme called Heritage Opdn Days but there are fears much of that

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heritage is fast crumbling `way Bob Hockenhull has been finding out

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why some of the historic buhldings at greatest risk are

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in our biggest city, Birmingham There's a mosaic

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of historic buildings scattdred Some people believe too

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many are decaying. A city is judged partly on the basis

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of its heritage. Birmingham, I don't think puts that heritage... It does

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not give it a high enough priority. One of the oldest languishes unused,

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covered in scaffolding, The 16th century Golden Lion pub,

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a rare example of a surviving Tudor building,

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was moved here from Digbeth to make When this building came to the park,

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it was the centre of life hdre. That's likely to be put back in ``

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that's life needs to be. `` that life.

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Birmingham City Council says the Golden Lion isn't a priority.

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So park users are drawing up their own plans to make it

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It's a different prospect for this beautiful old building

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Bloomsbury Library, built in 18 2, shut last year because

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The council's decided to sell it off.

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It is a building that the council should be proud of. But it seems

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prepared to just let it go. The council admits it's

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a struggle to preserve Birmhngham's It's had to reduce its consdrvation

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officers from seven to two. We have lost capacity over ` number

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of years because of cuts from central Government. It is not a

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political point, it is a re`lity. The council's now working whth

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private landlords and the Heritage Lottery, hoping to attract

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funds to preserve Birminghal's The Jaguar XE is being described

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as the most important car in JLR's It'll be unveiled later tonhght

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but the Internet and car magazines have been awash with images

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of what it could look like. More than a billion pounds has gone

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into development, including a Jaguar production line inside the huge

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Land Rover plant in Solihull. The launch of the baby Jag takes

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place in London this evening and our business corresponddnt

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Peter Plisner is there. Peter, this is the big one for JLR,

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isn't it? It certainly is, hence the reason

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they have a launch party like this. 3000 guests getting a launch party

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like this. 3000 guests getthng they want to know what the car looks

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like. Within the hour, we should know what the car looks likd. We

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know it will be built in solar hole. `` Solihull.

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Heading for the roof of a c`r park. 1000 workers helping out with a

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publicity stunt. Look up and then watch them come through.

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With two vital letters almost formed, next,

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enter the Red Arrows flying a thousand feet over the factory.

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But you can't miss this, the new robots that make up

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a vast new production line within at the Solihull factory

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Alan Volkerts, who's in charge here, he says it makes perfect sense to

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produce a Jaguar at a plant that has previously only made Land Rovers.

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It is the most efficient wax to build our products. Culturally, it

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is a big change. There are lany people who have not built J`guars

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year, but they will build world`class cars. This body shop

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presents one of the `` reprdsents one of the biggest investments here.

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600 robots are being installed and are being commissioned.

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And here are some of the workers who will make that happen.

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Andy McFarlane was recruited through a special programme designed to

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I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do when I left the Army. Looking

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around the companies that wdre recruiting, I don't think I could

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have found a better fit than Jaguar Land Rover.

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We know its name and we know where it'll be built,

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but so far this teaser video is all we've seen of the new car.

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But this Midlands`based motoring journalist who's seen the c`r

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maintains that the Jaguar XD will need to live up to the hype, because

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I think people are getting ` little tired of the German dominance. They

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have proven they can beat the German five series and I think people will

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look at this, it has the Jaguar name and Jaguar have revitalised

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themselves. They need volumd, they need a big seller and this car

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cannot afford to be good, it has to be outstanding.

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And that's the reason so much effort has gone

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into what's being billed thd biggest global launch Jaguar's ever staged.

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With the XE under the spotlhght but still under wraps,

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at least for another hour or so it promises to be big show

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And the XE isn't just important to JLR, companies

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across the region are counthng on it being a success aren't they, Peter?

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Because it's a completely ndw model, it does mean more work of

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Millions of pounds worth of work has already been pl`ced with

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companies all over the region and we've been to two of them to assess

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Helping to mould the future, this firm has only started making parts.

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There are three factories in the Midlands and they make bumpdrs here.

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It is one of the most important contracts the company has ever won.

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They already make parts for Nissan and the latest big order me`ns more

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work, more investment and more jobs. Leighton is one of them working on

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the new contract. So busy at the moment. With the XE, we are at the

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contract stage. We are awaiting the launch. This company producds parts

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for JLR, it is good news for the West Midlands as a means parts are

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being made here. It is posshble to get them from France, but it is not

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economically do so. `` economic Some parts being fitted to the

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bumper are made by other colpanies. One part is this headlight brackets.

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That bracket is made here at the Sutton firm. They make around 3

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parts for the Jaguar XE. It is impressive knowing that we `re

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helping making the part. Jenna has more workers here is a direct result

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of the model. We have spent about ?5 million. We have put that into

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machines and people. Now I never to machines to come. `` there `re

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another. The Jaguar XE is completely new. Ultimately, it should lean

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opportunities for companies all over the West Midlands. Joining le is the

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global marketing director. Why such a big launch? Jaguar has a long

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history with the Earls Court. We have had no less than 14 latnches

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here. It is a great venue, hconic, good venue for a huge celebration of

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Jaguar's history. The XE is an important car, will it live up to

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the hype? It is the first c`r in a brand`new platform. Take is into the

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corporate segments, it is a car with 99 grams, a kilometre of CO2,

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fuel`efficient. It is a verx competitive market, Europe `gainst

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BMW. It is a fantastic car, its drives great, it has all thd

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hallmarks of a Jaguar. `` it drives. It is built to the UK, it whll do

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very well in what is a compdtitive sector. The new factory specialises

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in aluminium bodies, why altminium? Lightweight. It gives us huge

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advantages in terms of fuel efficiency and driving dynalics

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Many thanks. The party goes on here. Soon, other of your sequencd will

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start and we will have picttres of the new car on the 1030 bulletin. ``

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10:30pm. the first time by logging on to our

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Facebook page at quarter past eight The Chinese have

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a vibrant community in Birmhngham. In fact, there's been a wavd

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of immigration from the 1960s onwards from the Far East, hncluding

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Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnal The latest census showed 12,700

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people of Chinese descent lhving Although that's only 1%

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of the population, they've helped make Birmingham's

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Chinese Quarter a major attraction. Our Culture Reporter caught up

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with celebrations to mark the From public celebrations to private

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gatherings in its restaurants. The Chinese community are

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celebrating the Mid`Autumn Loon Festival, a 3000`year`old

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celebration marking harvest time. A time for food, family

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and friends, when mooncakes are We appreciate the moonlight with the

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family. It is a kind of reunion activity. Many think the moon is...

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With the telescope, now, Arlstrong has spoiled it. We know there is no

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rabbit on the moon. But how important is it

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for British`born Chinese people to Will Wong helps run family

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restaurant chain Chung Ying and is hosting a walk through

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the city centre tonight highlighting the city's connection

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with the Chinese community. These kind of festivals help me run

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my roots. It is easy to be ` British person and forget where I come from,

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this festival is about families coming together, eating food and

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celebrating. The earliest record of the Chinese

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community in Birmingham goes back to 0900

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but it wasn't until the 1960s that Lots of new businesses have open. We

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have Korean and Vietnamese restaurants. The Chinese colmunity

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were here first, but it is attracting a wider Oriental

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community, which can only bd good for Birmingham.

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As the next generation of British`born Chinese grow up

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in the region, keeping their heritage alive is an hmportant

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Great yesterday and loads of sunshine today.

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How's it looking for the rest of the week?

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We may be approaching autumn, but it's anything to be cause for

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concern. Orton has its attr`ctions, today being one of them. We had

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mellow sunshine and the heat was not as intense, but comfortable. And we

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have more to come. It continues up to the weekend. Perhaps? About

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things written down. Dry, some sunshine, the only downside is that

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it will be chilly at night. It all comes courtesy of this expanse of

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high pressure. It seems quite happy to stay put for at least thd next

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five days and because the whnds around it are nonexistent, this is

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why the mist and fog will lhnger. Talking of cold nights, we have one.

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The evening is sunny, but that sunshine will lead to clear skies

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during tonight. It is a dry one Where we get the clear skies,

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temperatures will get a dry one Where we get the clear skies,

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temperatures will get loads `` Lola. ``

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as I say, we could get some pockets of mist and some dense fog. More so

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than we did this morning. It could be more widespread. That will take

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time to disperse. A bit cold and places to start with, but the

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sunshine breaks through and things will warm up very nicely. Hhghs of

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20 to 21 Celsius. To write, we do it all again, low temperatures and a

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fair amount of mist and fog. `` tomorrow

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Gordon Brown says the answer to Scottish Independence

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