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When you are representing a cathedral, people can make comments

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that really aren't appropriate for them to see on the website so we had

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to take that decision. The call to prayer was part

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of a multicultural exhibition Police search for thieves who used

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a JCB to smash through the wall of a Worcestershire shop to steal

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a cash machine. We heard what proved to be

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the cashpoint machine being taken out of the wall and put

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onto the back of a pick-up truck. Why your five a day is close

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to costing a fiver. A steep rise in the price of veg

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as temperatures in Europe plummet. Watch out, Birmingham, Strictly is

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coming to town. And from Strictly to sunshine.

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Yes, it's finally on the way. From the dull and drab

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to the gleaming. I'll have all the good

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news for you later. It started as a celebration

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of multi-faith culture, but escalated into a row

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about a video on facebook. The Dean of Gloucester Cathedral

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is defending his decision to delete a video from social media,

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which showed a Muslim prayer The film, which featured a local

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imam, had been posted on the Cathedral's Facebook page

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as part of a new exhibition celebrating the city's

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different faiths. But it attracted fierce criticism

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and what the Dean described Filmed on a mobile phone,

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a traditional Muslim prayer read by a local imam

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in Gloucester Cathedral, The video attracted some criticism,

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much of it offensive and the cathedral removed the entire

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post from its Facebook page. The prayer wasn't part of a service,

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but was read as part of the cathedral's exhibition launch

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which also included Rasta drumming, St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow found

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itself the target of criticism in similar circumstances last week

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after a local Muslim student read That took place during

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a Christian service. Imam Hassan, who read the prayer

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at Gloucester Cathedral, He said: "I take great

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inspiration from the work done Gloucester Cathedral representatives

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say this incident was fundamentally The exhibition intended, they say,

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to start conversations about faith. Although they admit the online video

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lacked any context and say they'll A little earlier our reporter

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Andrew Plant spoke to the Dean of Gloucester about his decision

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to remove the video. We are delighted to have this

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amazing fave exhibition in here and obviously when you want people to

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discover new things about themselves -- faith and about each other, that

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can become controversial and I had to take a decision at the weekend

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that the post that was on our Facebook page wasn't actually

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helping and sometimes in particular when you are representing a

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cathedral, people can make comments that are appropriate for a them to

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see on a cathedral website. What could have been done differently

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with that post? More context to render the deal? That was the

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problem. That kind of social media doesn't allow for the proper

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explanation and for those who were here, it was a fantastic event and

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for those who have been coming in great number to see the exhibition.

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People go away and pressed and interested. One of the problems is

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how much time do you get to actually explain? This is all about people

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talking face-to-face and that's what people need to do when they come and

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see us. By taking it down, does that suggest to people there was

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something wrong with having an Islamic prayer read here rather than

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just moderating the comments? Some people might think that. This whole

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exhibition is about different faiths in a place of fees and that prayer

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was not during a Christian service. It was in the Chapter House and

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that's a place of learning and discovery. We are confident that was

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the right thing to do. It does come to a point where I'm not there to

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provide a full room for other peoples comments. This is our

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canvas. Thank you very much indeed. Although that post has been taking

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down now, the exhibition is on at Gloucester Cathedral for another

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weeks. Andrew Plant reporting. Police are searching for thieves

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who used a JCB to smash their way through the wall of a shop

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in Kempsey near Worcester Most of the side of the shop

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in Church Street was destroyed in the raid which took place

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in the early hours of the morning. What's left of the side

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of the village shop in Kempsey near Worcester, after thieves ram

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raided the building and stole the cash machine in the early

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hours of this morning. Ann Pursey, who lives close

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to the shop, was woken Looked out of the window

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and we could see a JCB across the road and the bangs

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continued for a little while and then we heard what proved

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to be the cashpoint machine being taken out of the wall and put

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onto the back of a pick-up truck. I've spoken to a couple of people

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who saw part of the robbery. One person told me that the JCB

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drove into the building on a number And another person said

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one of the thieves had a weapon of some type,

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maybe a baseball bat or an axe. They thought to try and stop

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anyone who was trying Thieves had stolen the JCB

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from a nearby farm. Following the raid, they abandoned

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it in the middle of the A38 This morning, as a result

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of a member of the public contacting the police,

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we did locate a vehicle and as a result we have located

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the cash machine that was taken. We've located those in a nearby

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village in a field. Again, they will be examined for any

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forensic opportunities. Many customers, unaware

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of the robbery, were shocked at the scene they found

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at their village store. I don't know how much was seen

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or heard during the night, but I'm rather surprised

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in the centre of the village that a lot of the residents

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round here must have I just don't understand how

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they can get away with it. You'd think somebody would have been

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alerted to it straightaway, Rebuilding work will now begin

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so that the shop and life in this Worcestershire village can

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return to normal. The car maker Jaguar Landrover

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has been fined ?900,000 after a worker lost a leg

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following a car accident. The employee was injured

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at the company's Lode Lane plant in Solihull after a delivery driver

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lost control of a Range Rover Sport being driven towards the start

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of the production line. He became trapped between two cars,

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leaving him with injuries which meant his right leg had

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to be amputated. JLR was found guilty of breaching

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Health and Safety rules. A date's been set for the trial

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of three police officers accused of giving a false account

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to investigators, following the death of man who'd been detained

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under mental health laws. 29-year-old Kingsley Burrell,

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was arrested in 2011 in Winson Green in Birmingham

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and later suffered a heart attack. West Midlands Police officers

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Paul Adey, Mark Fannon and Paul Greenfield are due in court

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on the 11th of September. A group of MPs have been on the road

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in the West Midlands today, The Exit the EU select committee

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is travelling around the UK, to hear more informally

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what business leaders and others Today, they were in areas

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which voted strongly to leave, listening to opinions

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in Wolverhampton and Stoke. Everyone has a point

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of view on Brexit. I don't think Theresa May's handling

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it very well at all. Just don't take notice

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of what the public is saying. Yes, I do think it's

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going along well. But not everyone gets to tell

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the politicians what they think. That was the chance

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these students got today as the rather grandly

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titled Selected Committee For Leaving The European Union

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came to Wolverhampton. Half an hour behind closed doors

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with the politicians responsible for analysing the Government's

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plan on Brexit. I think it will lose an element

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of what this university is about because of Brexit

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because we won't get that Sadly, the Leave campaigners

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weren't coming today, such as Michael Gove,

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but it was a very Remain heavy panel that we were talking to and that

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came across evidently. We're going to find out

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within the next week, few weeks or so, when they trigger

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Article 50, I think, as to whether some of those concerns

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have been listened to. But it's sort of a wait

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and see at the moment. Here in Wolverhampton,

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more than 60% of people The Brexit committee's been

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in the building behind me, meeting business leaders

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and students among others, to find out what they're excited

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about and what concerns Whether people were Leavers or

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Remainers is not the point any more. We're leaving the European Union

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and our job collectively is to make sure we get the best possible

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deal for Wolverhampton, cos we're here today, but also

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for the whole of the country. After Wolverhampton,

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it was north to a tile factory in Stoke-on-Trent,

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where confidence is high. I think the fact that the MPs have

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come out of London to come and have a look around the region

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to see what is being I think on a level playing

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field scenario as long as there are no major disruptions,

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we're very confident we can continue to grow the business

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as we have done in the past. These MPs say people can influence

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what Brexit will look like. Our Political Editor Patrick

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Burns is with me now. How unusual is that for a select

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committees to go out on the road like this? It's not really unusual

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at all. It is just that Brexit is so important that everyone is talking

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about this one. Every Government department there is a departmental

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select committee of MPs, it is their job to scrutinise the work of that

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Government department and to see the impact of its policies on the

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ground. In my time, I went with select committees everywhere from

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road construction projects to football grounds, even on one

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occasion in the innermost recesses of the nuclear power stations. Heavy

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times. This wants to hear the views of business leaders and young

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people. What happens with all those opinions that they gather? Way into

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dusty file territorial? The actually write them into a report. All those

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opinions get drawn together into something which I think is actually

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an example of democracy at work, that report becomes an influential

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part of the process right at the heart of our Parliamentary

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democracy. It's not bad. Why ever committees having these hearings in

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private? To enable people to speak without inhibition. Hilary Benn is

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that the committee's discretion. People may feel sensitive to be

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interviewed in full glare and can speak freely. Thank you, Patrick.

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NHS prescriptions drugs are being wasted on an industrial

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That's the warning from health officials, as concerns grow that

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some repeat prescriptions are being dispensed unnecessarily.

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But in Walsall, the local clinical commissioning group has managed

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to reduce drug waste significantly by introducing practice based

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Ram Raman from Walsall has a range of long term conditions

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I've called you in for your medication review.

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Today he's come to his GP surgery for a chat

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Just looking at a couple of items you've had on your repeat list.

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It's a chance for her to make sure he's taking his medicines correctly

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and remove any items from his repeat list that he no longer needs.

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OK, so you don't need that one any more?

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By making sure patients only get prescribed the items they need NHS

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Walsall is saving money, in Mr Raman's case

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Even if a small amount of money individually, if put together,

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surgery wise or nationwide, that's a huge saving.

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According to the Department of Health, wasted prescriptions cost

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For every pound invested into a pharmacist being in the practice,

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we have shown that we have saved nearly ?2.50,

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so it's kind of an invest to save, really.

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Simple things, like encouraging patients to check their

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prescriptions before leaving the pharmacy is also

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Once it is out of the pharmacy, the pharmacy cannot recycle it

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and even if you bring it back, they have to dispose it of and it's

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But it's not just about educating patients.

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Some of my patients actually come to me saying, "Look, I've been

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telling my pharmacist for the last three months, I don't want this

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I'm not taking this medication and this is a ?100 medication."

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It's my job to stop those medications but also to pass that

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same message to the pharmacist, saying, can you please

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with your patients exactly what they need before putting

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So by encouraging patients to get more actively involved

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in their own medicines management, NHS Walsall is cutting waste

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and freeing up cash which can be ploughed back

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Thanks for joining us on Midlands today.

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Your detailed weather forecast to come shortly.

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first there was walking football, now it's a gentler form of netball

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which is encouraging women to get active.

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And missing your Saturday night fix of strictly?

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We'll be backstage amongst the sequins as the tour

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Now, if you're striving to eat your five a day,

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you may have noticed a shortage of some green vegetables and salads,

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That's because snow and freezing weather in Spain and Italy,

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where many of those items come from at this time of year,

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At Birmingham Wholesale Market, traders have seen prices of items

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such as courgettes quadruple, and shoppers too are

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Have you noticed a shortage of some of your favourite vegetables

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Everything from courgettes to spinach has been in short supply.

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And shoppers in Birmingham have had plenty to say about it.

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Every single thing has gone up in the shops now and people

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Everything's going up and you're just trying to make the most

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of what you've got and still eat healthy as well and buy

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It's a daily thing that you actually going to need, fruits, vegetables,

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Most of the stall holders here get their produce

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from the wholesale market and the traders there have noticed

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Peter Marshall has been a vegetable wholesaler

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Never has he paid more for crops from Spain.

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I think we have to start leaving armed guards here at night now,

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And here's a flavour of just how much prices have risen.

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Few examples - aubergines, five kilo box, was ?7

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24 pieces of brocolli, generally 7.20, now 15.50.

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I gather this is going to be next, coriander,

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This mobile phone footage of snow covered coriander crops was sent

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to Peter by his supplier in Murcia in Spain yesterday.

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At this rate, coriander won't be on offer on the market for long.

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Gianfranco Zola just can't find that elusive first

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win as Birmingham City manager, can he?

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You're right, Mary, seven games in and Gianfranco Zola

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Birmingham City were beaten 3-1 at Newcastle United in their FA

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That means Wolves are the only one of our teams who have made it

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The travelling fans set off full of hope.

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After all, they won 5-1 in their last FA Cup

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but there would be no repeat this time.

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Newcastle may have given three players their first team debuts,

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but they were still sprinkled with quality and Yohan Gouffran

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enticed Adam Legzdins into bringing him down early on.

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Matt Richie scored the penalty and with just nine minutes gone,

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If Gouffran played his part in the first, the second

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was all his own work, flicking the ball cheekily

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past his marker to send the Magpies two goals clear by the break.

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On the touchline, Zola fretted, but his second half

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Lukas Jutkiewicz arrived just after the hour and, within minutes,

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it was his header which played in David Cotterill to

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In fact, Jutkiewicz had the chance to draw Blues level, but his header

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As they pushed forward in search of the goal

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to take them to extra time, Birmingham were caught out

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at the back and Shelvey squared for Ritchie to get his second

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and book a trip to Oxford in round four.

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We were 2-0 down after the first 45 minutes for our own mistakes.

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With all the due respect to Newcastle.

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We probably created enough maybe to score even the second goal,

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So Wolves are our only team left and they now know they travel

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to Liverpool for a lunchtime televised tie a week on Saturday

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after the Merseysiders overcame Plymouth in their own replay.

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And that means Zola is now the first Birmingham City manager since 1889

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to fail to win any of his first seven games in charge.

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More tributes today to Rachael Heyhoe-Flint,

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her death making the front page on many of today's papers, such

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Yes, England's cricketers wore black armbands during their one day

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international in India today to honour her memory.

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The Wolves Vice President was captain of the England womens'

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cricket team for more than a decade and led them to victory

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A half century from Worcestershire's Moeen Ali today wasn't quite enough

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to help England them win in Cuttack though.

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Now, you may remember not long ago we told you about the sport

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of walking football, which is aimed at getting more

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people out of their armchairs and doing something more active.

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Well, now a netball equivalent has been launched

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and there are new groups springing up across the Midlands.

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Our reporter Kevin Reide's been to one in Coventry.

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For many here, joining a netball team was a daunting prospect.

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But the pace of this "walking netball" at Coventry's Xcel Centre

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Walking netball was launched by Sport England just a year ago

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and already there are six groups like this running

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The skill level may not be the best, but it's the exercise that counts.

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And like walking football, it's all about getting

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Marianne Piercy's in remission from cancer, having had both

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This is a great way for me getting back fitness and trying

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to lose a bit of weight, meeting people and playing

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this week, 500 school children took part in

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a special tournament organised by Wasps, who now

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Former England International Tamsin Greenway was there

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with encouragement for those considering walking netball.

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Walking netball is great because it just takes that added element out

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and actually we've seen such an increase of women getting back

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into netball that perhaps played it at school or played it a club,

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maybe went off and had kids or just stopped playing and drifted off,

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Back at Excel and there's one member who's pregnant.

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Obviously the ladies probably take a little bit more of a step back

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occasionally from me and I try not to put myself too

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It's really nice to be able to join in and still play that team sport.

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I haven't played since I was 15 and left school and I've had major

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Come back, join us here and we'll welcome you with open arms.

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Sport England say anybody is welcome to sign up.

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Great to see people enjoying sport. You don't have to be raising about

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to get fit. Thank you, Dan. If you're a Strictly fan

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and your Saturday nights have become a little bleak without it,

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then we have good news! The world of sequins and sambas has

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landed in the Midlands as the BBC Strictly Come

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Dancing Tour kicks off in Sarah Bishop has been

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to meet the team. A warning - her report contains

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some flash photography. It's become a national

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institution, must see TV. And for the next few months,

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the show goes on tour starting here at the Barclaycard

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arena in Birmingham. For BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba -

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this year's surprise champion - I just had the enthusiasm for this

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show and absorbed every He wowed audiences with his fancy

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footwork and innate sense of rhythym, but it was former

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politician Ed Balls who won people's hearts with,

:22:49.:22:51.

well, his energy and enthusiasm. MUSIC: Gangnam Style

:22:52.:22:57.

by PSY Gangnam Style was an

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absolute privilege. After the opening night

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in Birmingham on Friday, it heads north next week and then

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come back to London. For me, the tour is kind

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of like a bit of old memories, coming back to places that

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I played maybe 15 years ago and having the opportunity

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to dance my favourite dances It'll be an emotional

:23:33.:23:35.

roller-coaster for sure and Ore This has been the most incredible

:23:36.:23:44.

experience of my life. I've learned to dance,

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I've made a best friend, I've been on the show that I've

:23:50.:23:51.

loved for 12 years. He put his heart and soul

:23:52.:23:55.

into Strictly, didn't he? Ore, I present you

:23:56.:23:59.

with a box of tissues. You're going to need

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them because your first You're welling up already

:24:03.:24:06.

at the thought of it. And, no, Ore's old dancing partner

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Joanne hasn't dyed her hair. This is his tour partner,

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Karen Cliffton. Venezuelan-born professional dancer

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who's married to the show's Kevin. Feel as though it's groundhog

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day with the weather, We are looking forward to that of

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sand maybe. We hope sooner we can say goodbye to the dull and dreary

:24:50.:24:54.

weather. Perhaps not the fault. We will start to see some chinks

:24:55.:24:57.

developing in that thick layer of cloud. Tomorrow will be looking at

:24:58.:25:03.

seems like there. In the south of the country where this is, it has

:25:04.:25:07.

been a different story. If we get what they are getting comment this

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is what we could end up with, some sun, frosty foggy mornings and

:25:13.:25:16.

nights as well. It will be colder as we head into the weekend and

:25:17.:25:19.

temperatures will dip by a few degrees. For tonight, we are looking

:25:20.:25:26.

at quite a bit of cloud, this lingering front is still across us.

:25:27.:25:30.

We will get clearer skies pushing up from the safe as this high-pressure

:25:31.:25:34.

nudges a way to the east. Starting to develop an easterly flow bringing

:25:35.:25:38.

in that clearer, colder air. You will notice that kicking in and

:25:39.:25:42.

having an effect as early on as tonight. Through this evening, we

:25:43.:25:47.

will see that cloud shrinking away from the south and starting to make

:25:48.:25:51.

an effect across the south eastern corner of the region. You can see

:25:52.:25:57.

the blue ticking over, that's as the temperature started to below

:25:58.:26:02.

freezing. Further north here, we still hold onto that cloud which

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will keep those temperatures above freezing. If frosty start the day

:26:07.:26:10.

tomorrow morning, summer fog as well during the first part of tomorrow.

:26:11.:26:15.

Sunshine breaking through and starting to spread northwards as

:26:16.:26:19.

well. Those of you in the north would be deprived from this either.

:26:20.:26:22.

It was a bit played earlier in the morning but it will be a dry day,

:26:23.:26:28.

sunny and temperatures up to five or six Celsius. Cooler than today

:26:29.:26:36.

because of the easterly breeze. Heading into tomorrow night, we see

:26:37.:26:38.

those clearer skies taking an effect. Temperatures dipping

:26:39.:26:41.

Whiteley, leading to a fairly widespread frost and fog and that

:26:42.:26:45.

will develop into the morning for Saturday. The weekend is looking

:26:46.:26:51.

very nice indeed. Sunshine but the temperatures depressed in little

:26:52.:26:55.

bit, fallen to around three or four Celsius.

:26:56.:26:56.

If you're a follower of our Facebook page,

:26:57.:26:58.

you will want to take a look at this and if you're not, you don't know

:26:59.:27:02.

It's a film about Ahaon the dog, who is helping

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save other dogs lives by being a blood donor.

:27:07.:27:08.

But the wolfhound is so big, he can't be weighed to check

:27:09.:27:11.

on his health at his local vet in Stourbridge.

:27:12.:27:13.

He has to go to a nearby scrap yard instead.

:27:14.:27:15.

And you can see the full story at bbc.co.uk/birmingham.

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Tomorrow we'll be hearing from Stoke Ciy's Peter Crouch

:27:20.:27:21.

as he goes in search of the 100th Premier League goal of his

:27:22.:27:24.

Goal number 99 came last week against Sunderland.

:27:25.:27:28.

Now he'll be looking for his 100th against Manchester United.

:27:29.:27:36.

I'll be back at 10.30 with your next Midlands update.

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Have a great evening. Goodbye.

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