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The plans that would take an Oxfordshire firm one step closer

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The jewellers claiming to be the oldest family-run

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A man from Oxford says he and his partner are desperate

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to get back to their home in Osney after an explosion forced

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One man died in the blast which caused a three-storey block

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Ian Francis, who's partially sighted, says he feels let down

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by the housing group responsible for the flats and claims the repair

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The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

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For Ian Francis, who's been blind since birth,

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it's been a difficult few weeks since last month's explosion

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Ian, take me back to last month when the explosion happened.

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What were you doing and where were you when you heard the news?

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I heard what I thought was a thunderclap over in Cowley

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and then the next thing I knew I was getting a telephone call off

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the Oxford Mail and they asked me if I knew anything about explosion

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Obviously I had to say no, so we rushed straight down

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there and we weren't allowed anywhere near.

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The thought hit me, what if we had been in there at the time

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or just walking past when the explosion struck?

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Earlier this month, police confirmed one man,

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48-year-old Guido Schuette, died in the blast.

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You've been away from your home for three-and-a-half, four weeks now.

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You must be desperate to get back home?

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The people where we are, the other residents there,

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But the room that we are in is a small room

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I've not been able to take my assistance dog there.

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Trying to find our way round a new area with visual

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You were supposed to be back at home today but you're not there.

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Sammy and I returned there yesterday evening to get the flat ready to get

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rid of all the smelly food from the freezer.

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Whilst cleaning, I went outside to throw rubbish away

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and found outside my door there was water everywhere.

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The drainage wasn't working properly.

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Also two radiators in the bedroom and in the bathroom,

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they are not working any more plus there's flickering lights

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In a statement, A2 Dominion told us:

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You're saying there are still problems

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How long will it be then until you get back?

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How long do you think you will be able to wait for?

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I want to be back in within the next few days.

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Sammy and I are desperate to go home.

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We really want to go home, but with all these things coming up

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with A2 Dominion and the way that we've been treated since explosion

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by A2 Dominion, I'm losing all faith and respect for the housing

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association and the people who run it.

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Nearly ?10,000 has been raised for the family of a Buckinghamshire

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man who's been killed in a car crash in New Zealand.

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24-year-old Anthony Copperwheat died last Sunday.

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He was in the country as a seasonal worker.

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His employers have set up a charity webpage to raise funds

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Two days of planned strikes across Oxford bus company routes

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have been called off following further talks with unions.

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Workers were unhappy about pay they received over

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Further industrial action was scheduled

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This afternoon the Unite union and the bus company have released

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a joint statement saying they are working towards

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Police in South Oxfordshire are appealing for witnesses

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after show chickens and cockerels were stolen from

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Ten cockerels and five chickens were stolen from outbuildings

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Their owner fears they've been taken for cock fighting.

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A company developing driverless cars in Oxfordshire says it's already

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bidding for a share of ?270 million promised by the Chancellor

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Philip Hammond said he was setting the money aside for a number

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different technologies, including autonomous vehicles.

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It's as plans are being made for Culham Science Centre to become

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Our political reporter Bethan Phillips has

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It sounds like something from Tomorrow's World.

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Letting go of the wheel and letting a computer do the driving.

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But the future's not as far away as we might think according

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to experts in Oxfordshire and it could help solve some

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If we can centrally control where the autonomous cars are driving,

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maybe we can have different cars take different routes

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and reduce congestion, though if the cars can communicate

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with each other then perhaps we can have them travelling more closely

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together on the motorways, maybe even at higher speeds.

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So because the cars can all communicate with each other,

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it's much safer and we can look much further ahead than we could do

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So what is it actually like travelling in a driverless car?

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So it's essentially answering three questions of where am I?

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Like a GPS can say I know where I am.

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For what's around us, we have the laser sensors

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What to do next is inside the computer.

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The government is sending clear signals it believes this

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It's now hoped that some of the ?270 million announced

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in this week's budget for new technology will find

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So we're already applying for some of that grant funding.

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It's very important for a small company like us to get these sorts

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of grants because it really helps us grow.

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It helps us to take more risks on projects.

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And when it comes to trying out driverless cars,

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Culham Science Centre is the perfect place.

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It's got a network of roads but is also a fairly

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There are plans for it to become a major testing site,

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putting Oxfordshire at the forefront of this technology.

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Well it's been great because we've seen the evolution.

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We started off some time ago with cars just going around closed

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car parks and just trying to get from A to B.

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And then we've extended onto the roads and we've used

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an increasing amount of our road network with roundabouts,

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crossroads and we've seen the technology evolve.

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The Oxford-based company behind this car are hoping to triple

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And with the knowledge and expertise that Oxfordshire has,

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it's expected the county will remain in the driving seat when it

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comes to getting this technology out on our roads.

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A Oxfordshire charity is raising funds to build a gym that

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will be adapted for people with brain injuries.

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Headway Oxfordshire says 4,000 people suffer a brain injury

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Now the team wants to build a neurological physiotherapy gym

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with equipment designed for people with brain injuries

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It would be based at the charity's rehabilitation centre in Kennington.

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Ordinarily if you are going to get into a machine and it had long

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handles sticking out here and you had to get around that,

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but you're wheelchair-bound, you wouldn't be able to.

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So the company that make these machines are actually making them

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a bespoke package for us where they're making them adaptable

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so we can take different parts off so that people can get

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inside and across the seat and replace the part whatever it is,

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so, as I say, they are very bespoke really and very

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If you want a change from the traditional Easter Egg

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hunt, there's a trail with a difference coming

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With big ears, and standing at five feet tall, 80 specially-designed

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hares are being hidden around towns and villages from Woodstock

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The sculptures will be on display until September,

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but we've been to a sneak preview in Burford.

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It might sound like a hare-brained idea, but these five-foot hares

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are hoping to raise a lot of money for charity.

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Over the next few months you might stumble across

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It's all part of the Cirencester Hare Trail.

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Each one painted by a local artist or local celebrity and sponsored

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The hares will leave Burford Garden Company

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and they will be collected by the artists and sponsors and then

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they will go into locations throughout Oxfordshire

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and Gloucestershire, across the Cotswolds

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and they will actually form a hare trail of 80 hares that you can

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individually go out and see and visit and see how many you can

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The hares will be going out into the Cotwolds on 25th March

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and no doubt some keen walkers will try and race to be the first

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That's if a tortoise doesn't beat them to it.

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The idea is that the hares are out for six months on the trail and then

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in October they are auctioned for charity and the net proceeds

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are going this year to National Star and to local museums.

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So they will be "hare" today but gone tomorrow.

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And organisers will be hoping no one gets too stressed trying to find

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A vicar, who is turning 100 years old tomorrow, will be talking

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about his experiences as a prisoner of war in China during

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the Second World War at a special event this weekend.

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Reverend Joe Cotterill and his wife Joyce were interned by the Japanese.

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He was in the same camp as Eric Liddle, one of the athletes

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who inspired the film Chariots of Fire.

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Reverend Cotterill is the minister at St John the Baptist Church

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I was ordained when most ministers have already retired

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I was 75 when I was ordained as a minister of the church

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at Marcham who, as it were, suggested that this was possible.

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And I met Joe when I was 14 in China.

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I actually hit him with a snowball and we've been friends ever since,

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but he married somebody else and I married somebody else

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and we didn't meet again until we were both widowed

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He was 85 and I was 75, so we've been married 15 years.

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Alexis will have the weekend weather forecast a bit

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Now more of today's stories with Sally Taylor.

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adult male asylum seekers, illegal immigrants

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Coming up later, the weekend forecast from Alexis,

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Yes, these bowlers are taking part in what they hope will be the

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longest match in history here in Dorset this weekend. The count down

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clock is on, I will have all of the sport from here in Weymouth a bit

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later. A week-long crackdown on people

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using their mobile phones while driving in Hampshire saw

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officers stop 186 people. The majority of those caught -

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almost eight out of ten - were men, and seven out of ten

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were over the age of 25. The figures show a small drop

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in the numbers of people stopped 220 people were caught

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during a previous campaign before It's promising an opportunity

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for visitors to get hands-on with their local

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history and heritage. The West Berkshire Museum

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in Newbury has just completed A new permanent exhibition tells

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the story of the area from prehistoric times

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to the present day. Allen Sinclair's been

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for a look round. The impressive buildings that

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contain West Berkshire Museum were refurbished three years ago,

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but although some local treasures went on show,

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there was clearly potential to make Now a fresh injection

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of Heritage lottery money, council cash and fundraising has

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allowed the curators to weave the threads of local history

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into a much more coherent - Many of the objects have never

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been on show before. We can have a permanent exhibition

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now and have temporary exhibitions to keep the locals coming back and

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to tell their history through their objects.

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The museum now charts the story of West Berkshire

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from prehistoric times, via the Civil War,

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to the Greenham Common peace camps, from the cloth trade that put

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the town on the map to the industries that mean the area

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A much more thorough approach to telling the story and more

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opportunities to get involved personally. If people don't get

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involved it doesn't have so much impact. If it's about kids coming in

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and getting dressed up in historic clothes or an art project or a

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school visit... Among the striking new exhibits

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is a high-definition film, viewing the towns and villages

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of West Berkshire from above, linked It is not cheap. This has been a

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?2.2 million project. The council has spent ?850,000 on this and we

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have had very generous donations from other sources, the Heritage

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Lottery Fund, the green and common trust, friends of West Berkshire

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Museum and many private donators. -- the Greenham Common trust.

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The Museum's free for visitors, and various events are planned

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in the coming weeks to celebrate its new lease of life.

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Allen Sinclair, BBC South Today, Newbury.

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In these fast-paced days businesses come and go.

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But a jeweller's shop in Salisbury is staking a claim

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to being the oldest family-run business in Wiltshire.

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W Carter and Son has been trading from the same premises

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Joe Campbell paid the shop a visit to find out just how it's managed

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This is a historic corner of Salisbury, place where businesses

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like to flaunt their heritage, but one has them all beat.

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Step through the door at W Carter and Son and you step back in time.

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The julep is back row claims to be the oldest family run business in

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Wiltshire. -- the jewellers. It began 200 years ago with a small

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announcement in the local newspaper. William Carper from London, clock

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and watchmaker, Minster Street, most respectfully... The steam age, the

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jet age, the computer age and umpteen generations later the

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business ticks on. It is one of those businesses which is a lifetime

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hobby as much as anything. Over the years we have had the odd tea are

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brought in for special occasions to be cleaned up and things like that.

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-- tiara. You are not saying who buy? No, you have to be discreet.

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The new boy turned old boy Brian is now stepping back but upcoming

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generations appreciate a bit of heritage. In this trade it is the

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perfect place to wear a watch and chain and my pocket watch here,

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dated 1755, so quite an old piece, older than the business! For

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customers as well, the shop has been something of a fixture. They always

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give you good advice and they sell good stuff. It is always quick sales

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as well. Wedding ring. So that has recently stood the test of time!

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Yes, 62 years. 63 years. Not quite as long as the business but a good

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innings. Yes, it's good. As world-record attempts

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go it's very sedate - a game of bowls by six players -

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BUT they've got to keep It's going to take a lot

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of stamina and let's Well, Sally, they are about six

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hours into the challenge, 72 hours ahead when they started the late.

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They are trying to raise money for charities including Cancer research

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and help their heroes, but only six players, and with my skills I am not

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likely to help them bring much. They will play in shifts, two at a time,

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and I have not done too badly at that one but I don't think they will

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call me up too soon. Lots of fun, lots of fundraising going on.

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Brighton and Hove Albion hope to keep up the pressure

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on Newcastle tonight at the top of the Championship.

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Albion host Derby County at the Amex, and Johnny

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Tony, Tuesday's win against Rotherham was a huge boost,

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but you feel that the Seagulls will certainly have

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to have their A-game on this evening against an unpredictable

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There are ten games to go and plenty of those are here at the Amex.

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The Seagulls have only lost twice in their last 29 at home

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They also have to play several sides in the lower reaches

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of the Championship and that could be the key at the end of April

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to see whether they can make it into those final two places.

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They have coped with the injury to Shane Duffy, Uwe Huenemeier

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is set to play at centre back once again.

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Goals from that game at 10:30pm tonight. I went a bit long on my

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first bowl but I will see if I can do any better. I might have invaded

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the world record attempt to my left so let's hope that has some turn on

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it. Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings

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has said he's extremely disappointed at his five-game ban and reiterated

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he didn't intentionally stamp He starts a five-game ban tomorrow,

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as the Cherries host West Ham Reading hope to build

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on their impressive point against Newcastle by getting

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a win at Preston. Oxford and Swindon hit

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the road in League One, While Portsmouth, who are up

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into the top three in League Two, hope to continue their fine away

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form at Colchester. Follow all the action online

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and commentary on BBC local radio. Surrey Storm, based in Guildford,

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take on Hertfordshire Mavericks in the London Live event which draws

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thousands of fans to the capital It is another moment for this sport

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to get into the spotlight and I went to see them earlier.

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They are the team that has taken the Netball Superleague by storm.

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Two-time defending league champions and top of the table.

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Surrey are ready for the Copper Box this weekend and their game

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It will be my first quite big game at the Copper Box.

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Obviously, big Olympics fan, big basketball fan,

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that was the basketball arena, so I'm excited to be playing

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And I've just been getting the game on with my girls

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The London Live event is one of the biggest in the calendar,

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bringing 6000 fans together and live TV coverage.

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Some girls are really nervous about playing in front

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of a crowd of about 6000, which they've never done before,

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and the others have and their experience

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about playing in those stadiums is very helpful.

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On paper Surrey are the favourites for this one.

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The Mavericks have lost two of their three matches so far

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I think our key is that we come together a lot.

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We're a great team, we communicate well,

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and it's not just on the court but off the court, too,

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so having that chemistry in the team is really crucial, especially

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The atmosphere, I think, is going to be amazing,

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and for us it's about not getting overwhelmed with the atmosphere

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If they follow that advice, Surrey will be hard to beat.

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I think I need some advice on my bowls. Not too bad because I only

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started practising about half an hour ago. 72 hours of bowls, why are

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you doing it? One is to highlight what you are doing, bowling. Yours

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was within four feet, a dustbin lid. We say that if you get within that

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you will get hooked. We are raising money through the Facebook page for

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charity. Six big charities, the main one was the one we did last year,

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meningitis, we raised ?1500 in the little game and we have progressed

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now to six charities, help the heroes, Disability Bowls, Cancer

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Reach Search -- Research. You are well on the way to get the money

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already? We are not there yet. We are a long way away! You ask when

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this will end? One o'clock on Monday, hopefully with a new world

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record. Don't join in any more, we don't

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want any more disasters! Many places saw lingering fog well

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past lunchtime and through tonight it will make a return. Even for

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inland areas. Mist and fog will develop during the night, a good

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feel of cloud, maybe the odd spot of drizzle here and there, and

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temperatures falling away to a mild eight or nine. A light southerly

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breeze developing. After a misty and murky start tomorrow, we are hopeful

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with the dry air coming off France we will see the cloud thin and break

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in places to allow Sunny spells. More cloud further to the north but

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in the sunshine it will feel very mild. The warm air from the

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continent will allow some places to reach 14, potentially 15 to 16 the

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high. Tomorrow night, patchy rain will arrive during the early hours

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of the morning ahead of a weather front double move in by dawn on

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Sunday and temperatures will fall to around eight or nine Celsius, the

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wind is fairly light. Through Sunday this band of rain will be with us,

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two cold fronts moving from West to East. The first during the morning

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clearing away, some heavy rain on that, the second one a dying weather

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front, so not much rain but some patchy rain through the afternoon.

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Brighter spells developing for western areas later but a lot of

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cloud for much of the region and temperatures on Sunday a lot lower.

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Looking at the weekend at as a whole, Saturday some sunny spells

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and mainly dry, but a misty and murky start in places. Sunday a lot

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cooler with a band of rain moving through. Rain at times, two bands of

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rain, one with heavy rain, the second some light on patchy rain.

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Here is the rest of the week's weather and into next week, a lot of

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rain to start tomorrow, but he dry air from France will enable the

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cloud to break up and temperatures to reach 14 to 16 degrees. Rain on

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Sunday and on Monday and Tuesday it should be dry.

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Do you remember the Summertime Specials of the 1980s?

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It was a TV variety show featuring song and dance

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The show moved around various seaside towns.

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Some of the episodes were filmed in Bournemouth,

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where there was something of an '80s revival in the town.

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Today one of those opening sequences was faithfully recreated,

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with a little help from Sean Killick.

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The 1980s are in full swing and the TV variety Summerside Special danced

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its way to Bournemouth, big hairdos, crop tops and all. This

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light-hearted dance routine opened the show. When a video of it was

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posted online a couple of years ago it became hit all over again. Now it

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has inspired a tribute video which will be used to help motivate

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athletes in next month's Bournemouth Bay run, which this year as a 1980s

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theme to mark its 35th anniversary. It is such fun, which is what we

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want for the event, all abilities, one K, five K, ten Kate, a half

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marathon. As soon as I heard I thought, this is perfect. From

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production perspective it has been interesting to revisit the shots and

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line them up. A lot of things have changed around Bournemouth so has

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been relatively difficult but it has been a fun challenge. The 1980s

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video featured a professional dance troupe. The new visit video has a

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group of arts students from the University of Bournemouth. We wanted

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a modern twist with some new choreography, a bit of difference.

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The original is very 1980s. I think it is fun, really fun, but not

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something we do on a daily basis. The eagle eye will notice they are

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all female but the 80s video had a couple of men, including a rather

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square looking man with a suit and tie. Where on earth could they find

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a stand-in today? I don't think this table make the final edit. The run

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is on the 2nd of April and I hope those potentially taking part are

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substantially fitter than I am. Brilliant! What a star.

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John Travolta Patrick Swayze, which is John? -- or Patrick.

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So, like, you get sponsored to swap clothes with somebody for a day.

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. OK, I don't get that. So, maybe...

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I don't get that. ..you wear your mother's clothes?

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I don't get it. What does she wear? No, no, she wears someone else's.

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OK, I don't get that, it's too complicated. Do another one.

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So, like, you get sponsored to let people lick stuff

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No, but, like, you get these flavoured... Cool, yeah.

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Not going to happen. Peanut butter. Do another one.

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For better ideas, get your free fundraising kit now.

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Let's Sing And Dance exploded onto our screens,

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setting the stage alight...literally.

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Stars were a-swinging... Could somebody help me?

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