05/03/2017 Midlands Today


05/03/2017

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Construction is about to begin on a ?4 million flood scheme

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in Worcestershire, ten years after 300 homes

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The money has been provided by the Government,

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Environment Agency and local councils.

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July 2007, and heavy rains caused chaos in the normally

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More than 300 homes and businesses suffered severe damage,

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but it was homes near the Badsey Brook that found

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It almost looked like a little tidal wave coming across the field

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It just came down the garden and straight in the house.

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For ten years, residents in the area have been campaigning

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to find a solution that would protect their homes

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All these residents who flooded, and those near the ones who flooded,

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They go away, and they hear it's raining, and they ring

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A multi-million-pound flood scheme is now underway that stores water

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We are going to construct a three-to-four-metre-high earth

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There is going to be a control structure which is going to limit

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the amount of water that flows down into the water course,

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and at times of high, intense rainfall, water will store

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in the storage area, rather than going down

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Archaeological digs on this area have proven that people lived

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With a ?4 million investment in this flood defence scheme,

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the Environment Agency are hoping that future generations

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will continue to live here without flooding.

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Joan Cummins, BBC Midlands Today, Broadway.

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Coventry City football club have sacked their manager Russell Slade

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after less than three months into the job.

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In a brief statement, the club said that they would like to wish Russell

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Slade was appointed manager in December,

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and, although under his management the team qualified

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the club are anchored at the bottom of League One,

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An investigation has begun into crowd trouble which forced

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the game between Hereford FC and Didcot Town to be abandoned.

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The referee abandoned the game at Didcot after Hereford supporters

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became involved in scuffles with home-team players.

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Two 19-year-old men from Hereford have been arrested.

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After a long campaign by relatives, countless names which were left

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fading from Quedgeley's War Memorial in Gloucestershire,

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The century-old monument honours local men killed in

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the First and Second World Wars, but it was showing signs of old age,

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and families decided something had to be done.

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A corner of Quedgely that certainly does still remember -

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nearly a century after it was first built,

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a ceremony's been held this weekend to rededicate the old memorial.

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After years exposed to the elements, many of the names were becoming

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illegible, something relatives felt shouldn't be allowed to happen.

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My uncle David Morgan was a member of the 5th Battalion

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of the Gloucestershire Regiment, and he died during the

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He has no known grave, and, actually, his family didn't

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receive confirmation of his death until five years later.

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Concerned his name could disappear, Rachel wrote to the parish council,

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which led to this new section of the memorial being added.

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I thought, eventually these won't be legible,

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and they will be...these people will be forgotten,

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and I feel very strongly that they shouldn't be forgotten.

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They sacrificed a lot for us and future generations.

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The new plinth replicates all of the names on the original,

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The Environment Agency still has flood alerts

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We still have some showers through this evening and overnight.

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Some of those could be a touch wintry over higher ground

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for a time, but gradually they will tend to fade away

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and we will have some clear spells as well.

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Under the clear skies, temperatures could fall to around

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and under the cloud more like four or five Celsius.

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We will have a few showers around here and there,

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It should be a better-feeling day if you can manage

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to dodge those showers, and temperatures in the sunshine

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could get up to a high of around 10 Celsius,

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It should be dry as we go through the day on Tuesday,

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some wet weather to come overnight to take us into Wednesday,

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Midlands Today will be back tomorrow just after 6am.

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Good evening. We have seen all sorts today. Some rain, some hail, some

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snow and even a bit of sunshine. Things are calming down for the most

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part but still a bit damp in some eastern counties overnight and some

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showers in the western side of Scotland with a touch of frost

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already here. And another weather system bring rain and snow towards

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the south-west by dawn, it's quite chilly 3-5 will be fairly typical. A

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little snow to be had over the tops of the moors in the south-west of

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England but generally a lot of rain. Not a great commute. Some might

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fringe nooted south of Wales. But generally speaking through Wales,

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Midlands, and south-east a reasonable start. Although for many

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eastern counties a fair bit of cloud and pockets of light rain and

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drizzle. Further west that bit brighter. A decent start

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