11/03/2017 Midlands Today


11/03/2017

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It has to be that man, the coach, Eddie Jones, about to win the Six

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Good evening. Nations

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Hundreds of people have taken part in a march

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in Shropshire over proposals to change education funding.

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They claim the county could lose over ?13 million a year for schools,

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but the Department of Education says overall funding would go up by 0.1%.

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Organisers say more people than expected turned out

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for the march in Shrewsbury today, such is the level of anger

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at the proposed changes to school finances.

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It was organised by unions and schools fearful of the future.

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We live in the fifth richest country in the world and we're now cutting

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education drastically, and it's just not right.

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The Government says they are spending more

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on education than ever, but the National Audit Office say

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there'll be cuts of 8% per pupil over the next two years.

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The Department for Education says it wants to end what is a postcode

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lottery in school funding, and that Shropshire were actually

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lottery in school funding, and that Shropshire will actually

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figures not accepted by those protesting today.

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I think what's happening to our schools is very poor.

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And it's going to affect our children's and their

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It'll affect the adult centre, the FE sector, and really

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the implications of that for the whole of society will be

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Medium and larger schools are the ones that are going to be

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very hard hit by the proposed new funding formula,

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and that means that for us, 45% of schools

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negatively; 65% of pupils will be affected negatively.

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The march ended with a rally in Quarry Park, and the Department

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for Education says it's keen to listen to views during what is

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now a consultation period, ending on March the 22nd.

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The Care Quality Commission has said it will investigate after claims

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were made in the Sun newspaper that two female staff at home care

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company Caremark were selling sex chats,

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and removing clothes for online viewers, while at work in Walsall.

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Its Chief Executive says he is shocked by the allegations,

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which appear to have taken place in an administrative office,

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The owner of the local franchise says he's also shocked,

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a 28-year-old Gloucester

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Officers say they are concerned about Shane Marsden's welfare,

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after he sent his family messages on Tuesday.

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The CLA, which represents landowners in rural England and Wales,

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has called for more legal action to prevent fly-tipping

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In one of the latest incidents, a huge pile of rubbish was dumped

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on Tuesday on land owned by the Enville Estate,

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off the Bridgnorth Road near Stourbridge.

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Managers say the Environment Agency is investigating, but it will cost

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them at least ?10,000 to clear it up.

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To sport now, and in the Premier League

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West Bromwich Albion lost to Everton 3-0.

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In the Championship a welcome win for Aston Villa,

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Burton Albion won at home, beating Nottingham Forest 1-0.

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Birmingham City drew against Cardiff City

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1-1, while Wolves beat Rotherham United 1-0.

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In League One, Walsall drew 1-1 against Charlton Athletic.

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Shrewsbury Town also ended 1-1 in their match against Chesterfield,

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but Coventry City lost 2-0 to Bradford City,

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while Port Vale beat Swindon Town 3-2.

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In League Two, Cheltenham Town went down to Doncaster Rovers 2-0.

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Solihull Moors drew 3-3 at home to Braintree Town.

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Bromsgrove Sporting drew 1-1 against Cleethorpes.

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But Coleshill lost 2-1 to South Shields.

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and here's Jennifer Bartram with the forecast.

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A fairly mild night ahead, quite a lot of cloud around,

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and we will see some outbreaks of rain as well.

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Now, the rain is going to be mostly light and patchy; we could see

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the old heavier burst here and there.

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dropping down to around 9 or 10 degrees Celsius.

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So that does mean it's going to be a mild start to Sunday morning.

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Quite cloudy, a bit misty and murky initially.

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We'll see a brief spell of brighter weather,

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before some further rain pushes in in the afternoon.

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That will all clear away by late afternoon, and we'll see

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temperatures up to a high tomorrow of around 12 degrees Celsius.

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Into the start of next week it stays fairly mild,

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with some lovely spells of sunshine on Monday.

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Midlands Today will be back with more news

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at ten to six tomorrow evening, but from all of us here, goodbye.

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Good evening. Some of us managed to get some decent weather today, not

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everybody but some of us. Lovely picture from a weather watcher in

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Northern Ireland, Enniskillen, and in Northern Ireland we have the

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warmest day of the year for Northern Ireland, 16 Celsius. The Southeast a

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little warmer weather cloud broke up, 18 Celsius, but we have also had

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some light rain, and if anything this coming even in the clouds will

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thicken up again in some areas, so for a number of us it is going to be

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a cloudy and damp night. Mild at around nine or 10 degrees. Tomorrow,

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a mix of a day, rain

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