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Report Number: 12862 Date: 27/3/2015

Title: Raw: UK Taken To Court Over South East Waste Failings (3 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

Script details:
Following reports 12860 and 12861 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Catherine Bearder MEP (Liberal Democrat, South East) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Catherine Bearder MEP (Liberal Democrat, South East)

Duration: 3 minutes 34 seconds

Out-words: and Islip.

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Report Number: 12861 Date: 27/3/2015

Title: UK Taken To Court Over South East Waste Failings (2 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

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Three water works in the South East have been named in a case against the UK for failing to properly treat waste.

The EU’s concerned Lidsey, Islip and Winchester (Morestead) aren’t meeting the standard for releasing waste water into sensitive areas such as rivers and estuaries.

It’s taking the government to the Court of Justice over apparent failings at a total of 16 locations across Britain and one in Gibraltar.

Catherine Bearder, South East Lib Dem MEP, says it's not a matter ministers should take lightly:

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Interviewee: Catherine Bearder MEP (Liberal Democrat, South East)

Duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds

Out-words: at danger.

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Report Number: 12860 Date: 27/3/2015

Title: UK Taken To Court Over South East Waste Failings (1 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

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The UK’s being taken to court for failing to make sure waste water’s properly treated at three South East locations.

The European Commission says the standard of treatment at plants in Winchester (Morestead), Islip and Lidsey isn’t adequate and they’re referring the government to the EU’s Court of Justice.

The sites are among 17 across Britain and Gibraltar that have been named in the case.

South East Lib Dem MEP, Catherine Bearder, says it's disappointing:

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Interviewee: Catherine Bearder MEP (Liberal Democrat, South East)

Duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds

Out-words: factory run-off.

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Report Number: 12859 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: Raw: Tiverton Water Works Named In Court Case Against UK (3 of 3)

Of interest to: South West

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Following reports 12857 and 12858 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Clare Moody MEP (Labour, South West) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Clare Moody MEP (Labour, South West)

Duration: 4 minutes 0 seconds

Out-words: as well.

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Report Number: 12858 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: Tiverton Water Works Named In Court Case Against UK (2 of 3)

Of interest to: South West

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The UK’s being taken to court over a failure at Tiverton water works and elsewhere to properly treat waste.

The South West plant’s one of seventeen sites in Britain and Gibraltar named in a case from the European Commission.

The EU says treatment there fails to meet stringent standards required for releasing waste into rivers and estuaries.

South West Labour MEP, Clare Moody, says there are a number of reasons why we should be concerned:

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Interviewee: Clare Moody MEP (Labour, South West)

Duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds

Out-words: their homes.

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Report Number: 12857 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: Tiverton Water Works Named In Court Case Against UK (1 of 3)

Of interest to: South West

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A South West water treatment works has been named as one of a number of British sites failing to properly treat waste.

The EU’s taking the UK to the Court of Justice because the systems in place at Tiverton aren’t adequately processing water before it’s released into rivers and estuaries.

It’s one of 17 locations in Britain and Gibraltar where the European Commission says standards still aren’t being met a decade on from a deadline given to countries to clean up their act.

Clare Moody, South West Labour MEP, says it’s a great shame no action has been taken so far:

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Interviewee: Clare Moody MEP (Labour, South West)

Duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds

Out-words: an understatement.

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Report Number: 12856 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: Raw: UK Taken To Court For North East Waste Water Failings (3 of 3)

Of interest to: North East

Script details:
Following reports 12854 and 12855 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (Labour, North East) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (Labour, North East)

Duration: 4 minutes 57 seconds

Out-words: European Union.

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Report Number: 12855 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: UK Taken To Court For North East Waste Water Failings (2 of 3)

Of interest to: North East

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Waste water at three North East locations isn’t being treated properly before being released into rivers and estuaries, according to the EU.

They’re taking the UK to the Court of Justice over failings at seventeen locations, including at Chester-le-Street, Durham and Chilton.

European Union countries had until the end of 2005 to make sure a sufficient level of treatment was being carried out.

Jude Kirton-Darling, North East Labour MEP, says it isn’t the first time concerns will have been raised by Brussels:

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Interviewee: Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (Labour, North East)

Duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds

Out-words: better response.

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Report Number: 12854 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: UK Taken To Court For North East Waste Water Failings (1 of 3)

Of interest to: North East

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The UK’s being taken to court for failing to make sure North East waste water’s properly treated.

The European Commission’s referring a case to the Court of Justice because it says existing treatment at Durham, Chilton, Chester-le-Street and other British sites fail to meet standards.

EU chiefs are concerned about the risk posed to human health and the marine environment by untreated water.

North East Labour MEP, Jude Kirton-Darling, says it shouldn't have got to this stage:

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Interviewee: Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (Labour, North East)

Duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds

Out-words: the rules.

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Report Number: 12853 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: Raw: Scottish Farmers ‘Should Get EU Loan Help’ (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

Script details:
Following reports 12851 and 12852 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Ian Duncan MEP (Conservative, Scotland) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Ian Duncan MEP (Conservative, Scotland)

Duration: 3 minutes 15 seconds

Out-words: be available.

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Report Number: 12852 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: Scottish Farmers ‘Should Get EU Loan Help’ (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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Scottish farmers should be able to apply for help from Europe if they’re in difficulty, according to one of our MEPs.

The Conservatives’ Ian Duncan says a new multi-billion Euro programme announced by the EU and European Investment Bank would support farms here facing tough times ahead.

The funding initiative offers low interest rate loans to rural businesses.

Mr. Duncan says it would be a huge boost to our agriculture industry if they were able to access the money:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information on the fund for farmers is available here: http://goo.gl/KbyvjG

Interviewee: Ian Duncan MEP (Conservative, Scotland)

Duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds

Out-words: be helpful.

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Report Number: 12851 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: Scottish Farmers ‘Should Get EU Loan Help’ (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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There are calls for struggling Scottish farmers to get access to cheap loans from Europe.

The EU's launched a multi-billion Euro agriculture fund, offering low interest rate credit to rural businesses.

Conservative MEP, Ian Duncan, wants farms here to be able to apply for the money.

He says the Scottish Government would have to sign up to the scheme first, by creating a new financial instrument:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information on the fund for farmers is available here: http://goo.gl/KbyvjG

Interviewee: Ian Duncan MEP (Conservative, Scotland)

Duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds

Out-words: cheap loans.

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Report Number: 12850 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: Raw: North West Set For 11 New Schools (3 of 3)

Of interest to: North West

Script details:
Following reports 12848 and 12849 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Afzal Khan MEP (Labour, North West) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Afzal Khan MEP (Labour, North West)

Duration: 2 minutes 11 seconds

Out-words: North West.

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Report Number: 12849 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: North West Set For 11 New Schools (2 of 3)

Of interest to: North West

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More than seven thousand children across the North West are set to enjoy new classrooms, as the construction of eleven schools gets the go ahead.

Six primaries and seven secondaries, including in Manchester, Wigan and Stockport, will benefit, with building work set to start in the coming weeks.

It’s part of the Priority School Building Programme being supported by a £50.7 million long-term loan from the European Investment Bank.

Afzal Khan, North West Labour MEP, hopes other projects here can benefit from the same support:

NOTE TO EDITORS: A full list of the schools involved and more information on the announcement is available here: http://goo.gl/EZJdkB

Interviewee: Afzal Khan MEP (Labour, North West)

Duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds

Out-words: North West.

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Report Number: 12848 Date: 26/3/2015

Title: North West Set For 11 New Schools (1 of 3)

Of interest to: North West

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Eleven new schools are set to be built in the North West following a multi-million pounds boost from Europe.

Construction of the five secondaries and six primaries is being supported by a £50.7 million long-term loan from the European Investment Bank.

It’s thought more than seven thousand children will benefit from the new facilities across our region; in Manchester, Blackpool, Wigan, Birkenhead, Chester and Stockport.

North West Labour MEP, Afzal Khan, knows from his previous experience in children’s services at Manchester City Council that the money will make a big difference:

NOTE TO EDITORS: A full list of the schools involved and more information on the announcement is available here: http://goo.gl/EZJdkB

Interviewee: Afzal Khan MEP (Labour, North West)

Duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds

Out-words: better future.

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