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of our society. does he have your full confidence? tom watson is the deputy of the party at the joy working with them. thomas cook has approached the government for emergency funding as it tries to avoid going into administration. the us is sending troops at missile defence systems to saudi arabia in response to last week's attack on saudi oilfacilities. 75 years on from the battle of arnhem, a mass parachute drop is taking place in the netherlands to mark what was known as operation market garden. now a closer look at stories from the eastern counties, as the inside out team investigate the number of crashes by on duty staff by the emergency services. motoring offences committed by 999 staff while they are on duty. if members of the public think they should be judged as they are, officers spell drive exactly as they do. they will
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not be to get to jobs like westminster bridge terrorist attacks. how one man because so much damage to rare birds. and the story of the teenagers who love cricket, journey to lord's cricket ground in that started in afghanistan. first, when the police, fire service or embolus get the call, they will speed and jump the lights. it is expected and we trust them to only break the rules when it is absolutely necessary. we have discovered there has been a 50% rise in the number of motoring offences caused by on duty drivers in the past three years. catching criminals can be dangerous and difficult.
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these officers are learning techniques to keep the risks to the minimum. tim rogers is from the police federation. on a normal blue light, you will see officers increasing speed limit, contravening various traffic signs. the number of vehicles used to box this process, the stinger is used to deflate the vehicle's tires, hopefully bringing the speed down to an appropriate level that would make it a safer option to engage in. despite the training, things can go wrong. we found there has been at least 7a,000 crashes involving emergency services vehicles in the uk over three years. with a rise of a third in the east, which is well above the national average. emergency services drivers know they are taking a risk. they can be prosecuted at any time for
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dangerous driving. one accident currently being investigated is when jesse whitehead was hit by a police car when she was riding her mobility scooter earlier this year. her daughter kerry smith could not believe it when she got the call. over the road is where she was crossing, she crossed to the side of the accident happened on their side. it was just horrendous, ijust broke down. sorry. and then i had to wait for the rest of the family to arrive. it is very difficult, very difficult. where the collision happened is really awkward for us, because this is the main road that
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we have to use everyday. everyday i get in my car and pass the spot. i just feel so sad, it is awful. yes, it isa just feel so sad, it is awful. yes, it is a very busy road, but the whole family know there's road. i was actually brought up just down the bottom of the road. that is where we live in our family home. the bottom of the road. that is where we live in ourfamily home. if you stand here for an hour you will see at least five police cars at that speed, some with sirens, some without, some with lights. but flying rpo. warwickshire police said they could not comment because of they could not comment because of the ongoing investigation. —— flying up the ongoing investigation. —— flying up here. we have discovered a 50% increase in fines and points given
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to on duty emergency drivers in the uk over the last three years. but everyday all emergency service drivers have to balance trying to get thejob done drivers have to balance trying to get the job done while trying to remain safe. milton keynes paramedics have invited me to experience their training. it is a lot harder than it looks. drift over to the left. slow down. quite tight. that's it. all right when i concentrate. what you have to do this time is go through and not cross your arms and hands over the wheel. keep your hands at ten and two. finally i do it. even if it is
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a bit on the slow side. well done. perfect. although by law they can break speed limits, this man says they too can still be prosecuted if things go wrong. normally our rules are one and a half times past a speed limit, that is kind of the guideline. the general rule of thumb isi.5times the guideline. the general rule of thumb is 1.5 times the speed limit, up to 105 mph. we are allowed to treat a red light is a give way sign, we can go through a red light, but not at full speed. 15 mph provided people have given away. most importantly we are not exempt from dangerous driving. if we are considered to be dangerous, we will be prosecuted the same as anyone else. every time we drive it has to be in the best interests of others, the patient, the public. we cannot go the wrong way down a one—way street. it is
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just too dangerous. they are the fundamental ones, lots of little ones depending on where you are, but we are not exempt from dangerous driving. you are notjust driving at that speed. if you are working on an ambulance, you can focus more on driving, but if you're a solo responder you will be expected to make radio contact with control, so you will be talking on a radio, reading the updates they send, it is like an ipad at the front, updating everything about the patient. you will be expected to read all of that and take it in whilst you are driving. the biggest, four are said not knowing what other drivers will do. we assume that everyone can see or hear us when we have our blue lights on, we can hear it and we know we are driving, but a lot of the time if you have music turned up you will not be aware of what is coming up behind you. most people do not look in their mirrors as often
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they should. whilst they are permitted to break the rules you and i obey, to sol about balancing the risk. if you go to a child hit by a bus, you will drive a lot faster than anyone else on the road, and as sooner you than anyone else on the road, and as sooner you start travelling at speed there is an increased risk of actual have a collision. we do our best to mitigate that but it cannot be helped sometimes. sometimes police officers use extreme tactics. i'm now a change in the law is being introduced, giving them more protection from prosecution. they will bejudged against protection from prosecution. they will be judged against the driving ofa will be judged against the driving of a careful competent and suitably trained police driver, rather than the standard apply to you and i which not everyone thinks is right. that is giving police free rein to not be accountable for any injuries that may cause to the public, and i don't think that's right. they are given the training and expertise to be able to deal with these
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situations safely. they should be able to be held accountable for what happens. the question is, where do you draw the line when things go wrong? will this change in the lobby a too far? isn't there a danger that it is just a too far? isn't there a danger that it isjust going a too far? isn't there a danger that it is just going to be a a too far? isn't there a danger that it isjust going to be a get a too far? isn't there a danger that it is just going to be a get out of jail free it is just going to be a get out of jailfree card? no. fd drive recklessly, you would expect them to be dealt with. what would you say to members of the public to say you should bejudged by the members of the public to say you should be judged by the same standards as them ? should be judged by the same standards as them? if members of the public think they should be just as they are, officers will drive exactly as they do, they will not be able to get quickly to job such as the westminster bridge terrorist attack. they won't get to mow paired crime epidemic we have seen in london. they are asking for is that you are trained to do it, do not allow me to break my law —— break the law by using my training. we're still waiting for the new rule to be introduced. collecting eggs from
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birds nest is illegal. even though very few people are still stealing eggs, the crime is still a big threat to some species. this is the story of one man who caused so much damage to raeburn. eggs are wondrous things, strong enough to contain a check, then enough to enable it to break out when it needs to hatch. this egg comes from a nightjar, a reference collection, 100 years old. ifi reference collection, 100 years old. if i were to take an egg from wild nightjar nest, i would be breaking the law. interest can become obsession. egg collectors can put species at risk by stealing all their eggs of some rare birds. species at risk by stealing all their eggs of some rare birdsm species at risk by stealing all their eggs of some rare birds. it is an illness, compulsive behaviour, collecting eggs. i got one hell of a
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bar is at finding rare species. 2007, inside out filmed an interview with a convicted egg collector. he has illegally taken thousands of birds nest from ness in the wild. many of which were indigenous. at the time we granted him anonymity because he said he was a reformed character and was assisting the police in their fight against egg collectors. it was in their blood, sorry to say. i knew one day i was going to get caught and it was a relief. but it was also a sad thing to see them all go. but there you are. to see your collection go? i used to look at them for hours. especially the eggs that had marks on them, used to think, i know where they come from. but it turns out he wasn't reformed. so now we can
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reveal his identity. he was in fact when abbott and's biggest egg thieves, daniel ling. after that interview he simply carried on and amassed a further collection of 5000 eggs, all of which were hidden in his home in norfolk and discovered last year. these are the drawers as we found them, custom boxes all over his house, various bits of furniture. a lot of them are double layered. a lot of them wear nailed down. inside all of them you have just got all these clutches of eggs from all of eggs from oliver the county. nightingales. police co nsta bles county. nightingales. police constables tom and leah were counting the eggs until the early hours of the morning. nightjar. we we re hours of the morning. nightjar. we were thinking we have found all the eggs. then we found this blue chest which was screwed down, when we opened it up we started to realise every piece of furniture, stuff that
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shouldn't contain anything had been manipulated. to just be crammed full of clutches of eggs from top to bottom. every possible space, if concealed area, started to realise we would have to not just open the cabinets, but every square inch, a really thorough search. it just didn't stop. 5266 of the top of my head. lincoln was sentenced to 18 weeks injail but head. lincoln was sentenced to 18 weeks in jail but has now released. jenny shelton is investigation officerfor jenny shelton is investigation officer for the jenny shelton is investigation officerfor the rspb. at their headquarters in bedfordshire. daniel ling on's actions will have caused a lot of damage to birds that we are trying our utmost to protect. this is things like nightjar, nightingale, turtledove. birds of real conservation concern. the total divers and interesting example, how
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much damage they feed do? we have lost 93% of total doves since 1994, which is a huge number of these lovely birds. it is something the rspb is spending £400,000 a year to protect and reverse this trend. to think that on the other end of this people like him are taking the exam preventing it is devastating. after daniel was convicted for the second time, his eggs were taken to the natural history museum's a collection in hertfordshire. this is just a small proportion of daniel's 999 just a small proportion of daniel's egg collection. i can see some linnet eggs, chaffinch eggs, utterly exquisite. the really great news is the entire collection has come here to the natural history museum where hopefully it will be put to good use. there were hundreds of thousands of eggs in the museum, gathered over the past 200 years when egg collecting was legal. how
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did you first hear about this second case? i was in new zealand, at a conference, and the police contacted us conference, and the police contacted us and said that the case was going ahead. would there be any potential scientific utility to that collection? i was very clear, yes, they're properly was. what this gives us is modern comparative samples which we can look at alongside eggs were taken a century ago. are these eggs been used in any current research work? yes, we are about to use these three clutches of lapwing eggs in a major study which we are working with the beijing university at the university of bath on the ever loose of egg shape and size in waders. one of the things that the team is most interested in looking at is changes over time. all
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of the major concerns that we have in terms of climate change, changes in the environment, changes in agricultural practice, these can begin to feed into the story that we can begin to feed into the story that we ca n extra ct begin to feed into the story that we can extract out of two centuries of a collections. even though very few people are still stealing eggs, the crime is a significant threat to some bird species. egg collecting is dying out, thankfully, we think there are about 20 or so a collector still left in the uk. this has declined rapidly in the last 10—20 years and it was largely as a result of the introduction of custodial sentences into thousand one, said the threat ofjail has acted as a huge deterrent for a lot of would—be 399 huge deterrent for a lot of would—be egg collectors. hopefully, we are appealing to people, if you see anyone acting suspiciously, it is worth giving us a call. it is astonishing that one man who patiently knew so much about birds at their nesting habits could have
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done so much damage, and any benefit to the scientific community as a result of studying those eggs is easily outweighed by the harm done to some of our rarest breeding birds. they arrived in luton as refugees from afghanistan. struggling to adapt to a new country. now they have a passion, togetherness and a real sense of identity. all thanks to cricket. james has the story. an evening cricket match in the shadow of the m1 near luton. there is everything you would expect. but, ball, bravado. but there is something unusual about these teenagers. they and their families have fled the taliban in afghanistan and cricket here has changed alliance. one of the players in the team as their
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captain, 18—year—old. his family arrived here ten years ago, adapting toa arrived here ten years ago, adapting to a different culture and community wasn't easy. it was hard because what i used to go to school, no english, nothing, try to look one person at then another one, because they were speaking, how am i going to learn this language? and school, the boys was getting bullied sometimes. he can't speak english, you cannot do this, that. in the beginning it will be hard for you for about six months, how will i find friends? how will i learn the language? who will i play with? who will i work with are what type of people will they be? are they good people, bad people? cricket has given him those friends and much more. this man has been working with
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them for a year. come and meet my team, the most passionate cricketers you will come across. i will introduce you to this month. he is a tremendous batsmen. in 20 overs, he has hit over 160 runs in a 20 over match, remarkable, adult shows his hand i coordination, passion, unbelievable. we james. again, and other tremendous talent. an excellent royal manager for the community, he helps in making the team come together. because i have no them on a personal level, they have showed their respect and i am older than them, they look up to me in some way, i don't know why, but they do. they show me respect and have given me the role of the leader. he is a key member of our
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team. we didn't have nothing, but now he is making teams as matches for us to play cricket. cricket changed my life. come on in there! beautiful! our brand works with 150 boys and girls from 25 different ethnicities across luton. he knows what it is like to feel like an outsider. his family originally came from pakistan. when i look into their eyes and from pakistan. when i look into theireyes andi from pakistan. when i look into their eyes and i see, not only them being isolated and vulnerable, but i also see a lot of fear. and when i saw these young boys, it almost brought my own background... being born and raised in luton, there is a lot of racism, and i know how it feels to be isolated had made vulnerable, because i had stone thrown through the window every
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other night, being chased by dogs. when i saw they met all came back to me. these young kids are on the same position i was once upon a time. if ican position i was once upon a time. if i can help them overcome and face these challenges and give them a pathway, i will have done a good job. training over, now it gets real. they are off to play their first match against a local village side stop have called themselves luton blue tigers. having been together less than a year, they are up together less than a year, they are up againstan together less than a year, they are up against an experienced time —— experienced team. they have everything to prove. very excited. we have only played in luton, this is the first match we are going out and facing an actual club. we are excited as a team. i am very excited. going to go out there and prove eve ryo ne excited. going to go out there and prove everyone wrong, show excited. going to go out there and prove everyone wrong, show them what we can do, what we are capable of and win the match. it is a dream
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match because the first time we were playing outside luton, we only play local cricket and that is all indoor cricket, that is not really that much. i am cricket, that is not really that much. lam really cricket, that is not really that much. i am really excited. they have come to one of the most beautiful and picturesque grounds in the country. south hill park in bedfordshire. can they win? in the name of allah, the most merciful, we have this opportunity to show your own abilities. this is your opportunity to play your hearts out. a traditional game, your first game you are playing away from home. this is yourtime. you are playing away from home. this is your time. he wins the toss and decides to bowl. have a good game. south hill get off to a decent start. a change in bowling helps and
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the tigers take a few wickets. south hill reach a total of 103 runs. it isa hill reach a total of 103 runs. it is a challenging target, but the boys are feeling confident. they hit some terrific shots. but then the heavens open, they are chances are looking bleak. but captain leads an incredible fightback. you can do this! from nowhere, they win their match in the last over. a result that means everything. skip spike innings! what are we saying? everyone did good, i am proud of everyone, everyone did good, i am proud of everyone, but no time will do it
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again. skipper was man of the innings! great game of cricket, we have a cup to present to our man of the match, which is this man here. play to that standard, excellent team. some of the best cricket we have had rp all season. great game came down to the final over, and really enthusiastic which is what we love to see, people who love the game, greatjoy love to see, people who love the game, great joy playing love to see, people who love the game, greatjoy playing them. love to see, people who love the game, great joy playing them! love to see, people who love the game, great joy playing them. a year ago they were restless teenagers short on opportunity in a new country. now they are a team, they have a passion, and an identity. add it has earned them a very special trip. they have been invited to lord's, the iconic home of cricket. they have seen how welcoming the
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united kingdom and england has been towards them. it is very... beyond what they could have imagined. they started to believe in themselves. that is very important, having aspirations. we have been able to create that realistic aspirations for them, that they can play the game at their opportunities for them to develop as individuals. and as cricketers. some of the greatest played here and walked through here, andi played here and walked through here, and i walked on the same steps, it isa dream and i walked on the same steps, it is a dream come true for me. thinking now, ifi is a dream come true for me. thinking now, if i practice more, if i have faith in myself, i am sure that i can play here, hopefully. when i came inside the doors of lord's cricket ground, i was thinking, i should lord's cricket ground, i was thinking, ishould push lord's cricket ground, i was thinking, i should push more, lord's cricket ground, i was thinking, ishould push more, i should be harder. cricket changed my life a lot, because before all we did was roam around the streets. that is all we did, now i am getting
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this opportunity to play cricket, as a team, come together and be a strong team and go outside luton and other teams and i am really happy and amazed with the energy. hello, today could be the last day we see these kind of temperatures until next spring or summer. changes on the way, something more autumnal
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to come, but for today plenty of blue sky, this photo sent in by a weather watcher earlier. here is the pressure chart, low—pressure out towards the waste but high just holding on in the south south—easterly breeze helping to lift those temperatures. a good deal of dry weather, plenty of sunshine around through today. he was habit looks this afternoon for much of england, wales, scotland, plenty of sunshine, starting to see the size of change, sharp showers in parts of south—west england, south—west wales and pushing into northern ireland. a breezy day with the south south—easterly wind, temperature is warmest across the midlands, east anglia and south—east where we could see 26 celsius. looking pretty warm across—the—board, see 26 celsius. looking pretty warm across—the—boa rd, temperatures generally getting into the 20s. through tonight, showers pushing their way north and east, some heavy, possibly thundery, more persistent rain pushing into the
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south—west later in the night. it will stay dry for northern and eastern areas, clear skies with some clear spells, temperatures dipping further, elsewhere looking like a mild night. some spots not getting lower than 17 celsius. tomorrow more u nsettled, lower than 17 celsius. tomorrow more unsettled, showers pushing north at ease, persistent rain pushing north and east as well. heavy and persistent for a time. writers guys feeding in behind from the south—west but still some showers, temperatures reaching 23 celsius in parts of east england. as we move into monday, called front clearing towards the north and east, a brief dryer interlude and that the next weather front is waiting in the wings which will push in with more u nsettled wings which will push in with more unsettled weather. monday, cloudier skies and some showers across the north, brighter skies for northern ireland, much of england and wales, more unsettled weather, rain and the wind picking up on the south and
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west. temperatures generally in the high teens, perhaps reaching 20 celsius in parts of england, and as we move celsius in parts of england, and as we move through next week it is looking fairly autumnal, showers or spells of longer rain. winter picking up as well, temperatures generally sitting in the mid to high teens. that is how it is looking at the moment.
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this is bbc news i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 2: jeremy corbyn orders a review of the role of the labour's deputy leader — amidst a row over a bid to oust tom watson on the first day of labour's party conference. the nec agreed this morning that we are going to consult on the future of diversifying the deputy leader position to reflect the adversity of society. position to reflect the adversity of society. does tom watson have your full confidence? tom watson is the deputy leader of the party and i enjoy working with him. the travel firm thomas cook has approached the government for emergency funding, as it tries to avoid going into administration, leaving customers with uncertainty. just don't know what the situation is. they will either have a flight back into manchester and be fortunate are all things could...

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