21/09/2014 Midlands Today


21/09/2014

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A "peace day" was staged in Birmingham today, to try to

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steer young people away frol knife crime and other forms of violence.

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It was organised in memory of Joshua Ribera, an up`and`coming musician,

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who was fatally stabbed a ydar ago. Nicola Beckford reports.

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# Stop time wasting and start learning

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# Stop waiting and start working, one love to them in my circle.. #

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Talented rapper Joshua Ribera had so much more to say,

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but his message was cut short when he was stabbed to death last year.

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Today, young people gathered to remember him and others who

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It's hoped events like these will make them think

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The main aim of today is about preventing youth violdnce

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coming together, commemorathng one of our great artists that's

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contributed a lot to the music industry within Birmingham.

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The organisers said they hoped the message of non`violence would

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connect with young people, but there were fears that a lack

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We have gone into schools and spoken to young people `nd had a

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massive postive response from that and then when you go back and say,

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They've just turned around `nd said, we can't afford you,

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His close friend and fellow artist hopes this event

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I hope it can give people the incentive not to be involved in

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those sort of things, and hd wasn't involved in that, but it's just

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This evening, some of Birmingham's most wdll`known

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Their message ` that young people should strive for pe`ce.

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Search teams looking for thd capsized yacht of a Wolverh`mpton

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man in Mexico say they have found his girlfriend's body.

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Paul Whitehouse had been living in La Paz with Simone Wood

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They were reported missing after a hurricane hit

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Hundreds of people gathered on the Wrekin today to set a world record

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in memory of the murdered Shropshire teenager Georgia Williams.

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One of the things the 17`ye`r`old said she wanted to achieve

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Today 500 people took a selfie at the same time,

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to set a record in her name, and raise money for local charities

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More than 2000 runners took park in the first Worcester City Run today.

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The world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe was the big

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attraction, but she was beaten to the finish line by a local teenager.

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It was a glorious morning for the inaugural Worcester Citx Run.

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On the start line ` the main attraction, Paula Radcliffe, wearing

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It's a different stage of mx career, it's not really getting back to

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racing competitively but it's getting out and enjoying it

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and going up and saying to people I don't want that type

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of expectation to stop you getting up and taking part in events.

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It was clear the council were very keen to

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showcase this fantastic, sttnning city, and what better way than

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While the masses made their way around the scenic course,

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the serious runners were approaching the finish line.

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Despite her injury problems, Paula Radcliffe was still expected

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to be the first female finisher but crossing the line ahead of her,

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19`year`old Jenny Nesbitt, from Worcester,

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I know, I can't believe it, it's amazing.

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I came here not having any expectations, I've never done 1 K

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in my life, I just thought, get around it and do as well as I could,

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and I got that as an outcomd, so I'm over the moon.

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More than 2000 runners entered this event, and thousands more

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It was incredible, the support, everyone shouting Batman and Robin

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as you're running around, it really gives you that up and go.

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It was getting hard at one point but everyone stuck together

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and the crowds were brilliant, all cheering for you, they see xour name

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You hit the crowds and think, I've got to keep going!

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After such a successful first event, the race organisers say thex're

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already thinking about coming back next year.

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The stars of the BBC historical drama Peaky Blinders

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were in Birmingham today for the world premiere of the

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The stories are based on the real`life gangsters who

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operated in the city following the First World W`r.

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Once again, the new episodes have been part shot

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They're due to be shown on BBC Two in October.

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It's so great, and I think ` lot of credit has to go to Stevd Knight

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for putting Birmingham back on the map and showing that this

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city has amazing stories and amazing heritage and it's a brilliant show

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And we'll have more on the red carpet launch on Midlands Today

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There's one football result to bring you today in the Premier Le`gue

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West Bromwich Albion got thdir first win of the season, beating Tottenham

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1`0, the goal coming from a header by James Morrhson

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Let's get the weather now whth Sara Blizzard.

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It's been lovely to see the sunshine again today. It felt fresh `t times

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and will be chilly now as wd head into the early hours, a low of six

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Celsius so there is a chancd of a rural frost. Some mist formhng but

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that will clear first thing tomorrow and we are in for a fine, dry day, a

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little cloud cover at times but a lovely day to start the week with a

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daytime temperature around 09 Celsius.

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I'll be back with your late news bulletin at 10:20pm tonight.

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Good evening. After a fine day, a fine night in prospect. And with

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clearing skies, a chilly night at that. The satellite tells the story,

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how cloud has built during the course of the day. Particularly on

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into the afternoon. But we run the sequence and you can see it thinning

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and breaking and it is those clearing skies that will through the

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evening, but particularly in the small hours allow our temperatures

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to fall. With mist and fog forming in one or two areas. But nothing

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widespread. The temperature is the biggest stories. For towns and

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cities lows of 10. In rural areas low enough for a grass frost.

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Nothing unusually cold for this point in September bs but chilly

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compared to recent nights. The reason for the fair weather, high

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pressure, although a weather front will squeeze into the north-west on

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Monday. But if you're heading to Spain, some severe weather on the

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way for eastern regions on Monday. Back here high pressure makes it

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plain sailing. A lot of fair weather to come and a lot of sunshine and

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more cloud in the east. Here goes the front into the north-west of

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