27/09/2014 Midlands Today


27/09/2014

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Good evening. ended.

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A Walsall man wanted on a drug smuggling charge,

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is to appear in court in Sp`in on extradition charges.

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53`year`old Robert Knight w`s found in a bar near Benidorm,

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Police had been looking for him in connection with the seiztre

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of six kilos of cocaine at Heathrow Airport.

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Five other men have already been jailed.

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A nine`year`old boy from thd Black Country produced

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a standing ovation for his charity fund`raising activities, at last

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Joshua Jackson, who has had leukaemia twice, received a special

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award named after the inspirational teenager, Stephen Sutton

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from Burntwood who raised mhllions for the Teenage Cancer Trust before

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Our reporter, Yvonne Brissett was at the star`studded ceremonx.

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Beaming with pride, Joshua Jackson collects the Stephen Sutton award.

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A standing ovation almost reduced him to tears.

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The youngster was recognised for raising almost ?30,000

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It is lovely to see an award that has been named after Stephen. It is

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a true `` fitting tribute. Ht is about courage, amazing achidvement.

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Josh was one of the youngest people to be honoured tonight. His mother

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told me here so excited, he has barely been able to eat or sleep a

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week. She is also heavily involved in his campaign. I have dond a half

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marathon. I have done an abseil I'm doing the London Marathon ndxt

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year. Today, Josh was coming to terms with his new`found fale. I

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felt like I was a movie star. How exactly does he raise the money I

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make things a charity like banks, bands, notebooks and cards. He has

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taken part in several campahgns and has been supported by many

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celebrities. One of the amazing things I've done is walk out on the

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pitch with Steven Gerard. The youngster is determined to lake ?4

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million and says being honotred by the awards is one of the best things

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that has ever happened to hhm. The Shropshire runner Amy Htghes has

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this afternoon completed a world record for the number of consecutive

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marathons run consecutively. She completed her 53rd marathon

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in 53 days in Manchester covering almost

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1,500 miles. She's raising money for the

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Isabelle Lottie Foundation, set up for a young girl who's had

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a series of life`saving operations It's really strange. It was a good

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run. It seemed surreal. I c`nnot believe I've finished.

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Onto the day's football restlts starting in the Premier League

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where Aston Villa went down 3`0 against leaders Chdlsea.

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In the Championship, defeat for Birmingham City, who went

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In League One, Port Vale drew 1`1 at Bradford City,

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but Coventry lost at the Ricoh for the first time since they rdturned

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A much needed win for Walsall, though 3`0 victors over Doncaster.

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And in League Two, Burton Albion beat Cheltenh`m 1`0,

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while Shrewsbury went down by the same scoreline at Sotthend.

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The results in the Conference, AFC Telford beat Torquay 4`3,

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Kidderminster meanwhile won 3`2 at Woking.

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Just one rugby result, in the Championship,

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where Worcester thrashed Nottingham by 55 points to 16.

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Finally a reminder that we're seeking your

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nominations for this year's BBC Midlands Sports Unsung Hero Award.

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We're looking for an individual or pair, aged 16 or over who ghve their

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time on a voluntary basis to help others to participate in sport.

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You can download a nomination form on the BBC Sport

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website or you can ring 0844 30 8000 and we'll send one to xou.

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Let's take a check now on the weather with Mel Colds.

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Good evening. Although we'vd not seen wall`to`wall sunshine today,

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most places have seen some brightness. This evening, there are

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a few clear spells around btt they will give way to increasing amounts

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of cloud. Mostly dry and not as cold as it was in some places last night

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with rows of around 12 degrdes. Tomorrow gets off to a slow start.

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There may be missed in some places but that cloud should lift `nd break

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to reveal some brightness and temperatures will reach highs of 21

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Celsius. Finally as we prepare to celebrate

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50 years of bringing you thd news from around the region, Ed Doolan

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will be reflecting on our special anniversary, on BBC WM from midday

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tomorrow, when he'll be joined by presenters past and present, Tom

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Coyne, Kay Alexander and Nick Owen. Good evening. A stagnant September

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weather story continues. Today has been no exception. Rather quiet but

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fairly cloudy. There have been some breaks across East Anglia with

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temperatures up to 22 this afternoon. We could see some clearer

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skies down into the south-east through this evening. Predominantly

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cloudy and breezy into the North West with a weak weather front

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pushing in. There could be brain in Western slopes of Scotland. -- there

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could be rain. Temperatures holding in double figures elsewhere. We

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start tomorrow with a misty and murky start in the south-east.

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Things will be quite quiet yet again with sunny spells

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