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It's almost 18:30 - you're watching East Midlands Today.

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Tonight - a suspended jail sentence for the saleswoman who hounded

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Relentless pressure from Barbara Stone took everything from them.

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When they realised they'd lost everything, the house they'd lived

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in all their life, it was a moment of great trauma. My father, of

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course, was a broken man. Also tonight, families take their

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fight over children's heart surgery to Downing Street.

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The after-care is amazing. The care while you're there is amazing. And I

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just think it would be a travesty if they it.

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Plus, a huge fire at a derelict textile factory in Leicester may

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have been started deliberately. And tributes to Professor Sir Peter

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Mansfield, MRI pioneer and Nobel Prize winner, who has died.

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Good evening, and welcome to Thursday's programme

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First tonight, a "heartless" Leicester saleswoman who pressured

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elderly and vulnerable victims into paying out tens of thousands

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of pounds for advertising was today given a 22-month suspended prison

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Barbara Stone bombarded one elderly couple with daily phone calls,

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and harassed them into parting with their life savings.

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They have both since died and the judge today told the court,

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"they'd been hounded to their deaths."

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The case formed part of the biggest investigation ever led by

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the East Midlands Trading Standards team into cold calling,

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which has seen another ten people prosecuted for fraudulent trading.

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The story of what happened to my parents is just astonishing.

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Seven years on, it still keeps me awake at night.

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Franny Moyle has spent years fighting for

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John and Olga Moyle were in their 80s when they became

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Working for Leicester-based Aspire magazine, she cold-called Mr Moyle

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in 2010, persuading him to place a rental ad for their

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It was the start of a 10-month campaign of harassment

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which ultimately saw the couple lose the home they shared for 50 years.

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It's quite clear to me that Barbara Stone targeted him.

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She put him under a huge duress, calling him daily, harassing him.

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Between January and October, she was managing to secure ?8,000

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How horrified were you when you found out the sums of money

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At this stage, John Moyle was nursing his dying wife

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Despite repeatedly pleading for the ads to stop,

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Stone took ?73,000 from his account, promising that nonexistent sponsors

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What did they ever get out of all this money

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We didn't get a single booking for the house.

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Franny then discovered her father had also been conned out of another

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?30,000 by a separate publishing group, Derby-based Wyvern Media,

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Franny, describe the impact that all of this ended up

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When they realised they'd lost everything, and the house

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they lived in all their life, it was a moment of great trauma.

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My father, of course, was a broken man.

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My mother was ever so brave, and she put the house on the market.

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But within about a month of the house going on the market,

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In 2011, the East Midlands scambusters team

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It was to become the biggest case they'd ever handled.

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In 2012, they raided nine Wyvern Media offices.

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They discovered thousands of customers were pressured into buying

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And in October last year, ten people were sentenced to a total

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62-year-old Barbara Stone has previously pleaded guilty

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Her other victim was a dogs' charity in Shropshire, which lost ?14,000.

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Nottingham Crown Court was told Mr Moyle was at his wit's end,

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pleading for the ads to stop, drowning in a sea of paper,

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The judge, Stuart Rafferty QC, said John and his wife, Olga,

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He sentenced Stone to a 22-month suspended prison

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sentence and he told her, "You directly made

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The court was told Stone had apologised, but today

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Do you want to say anything to your victims, Barbara Stone?

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Do you think you should apologise to your victims?

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Justice came too late for John and Olga.

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Speaking before he died in 2015, John explain

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I do get annoyed with myself that I fell for it.

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But, I mean, they're just persisting the whole time.

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I just wanted to get rid of it all because I had

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Franny Moyle struggles to understand why Stone did it.

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I see her as the person who brought tragedy on our family.

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Joining us now is James Delaney from the East Midlands

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scambusters team, who headed up this investigation.

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James, welcome. Let's talk about Barbara Stone. From what we saw, she

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seemed absolutely relentless. She was heartless. She embarked on a

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callous cold calling campaign, subjecting people to direct

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pressure, pressurised sales. She was relentless in taking money from them

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fraudulently. As we've heard, she worked for Aspire magazine, but she

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had previously been employed by Woven magazine. How complex was this

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case? This was a huge operation. To put things into perspective, there

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was over 230 different publications that were investigated. Over 90

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companies but banned nationally. In terms of this scale, we've never

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dealt with anything as big. -- over 90 companies that banned nationally.

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What kind of message does this send out, do you hope? I hope it sends

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out a strong message that we will pursue any business that looks to

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make illegal gains fraudulently by misleading and fraudulently

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deceiving businesses and consumers. In this case, as in so many others,

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elderly people are being targeted. What can they do, and what can their

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relatives to? We would say just reported. If you believe you've been

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a victim, or you know somebody, you need to report that through to

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Trading Standards. So much money has been lost. Is there any likelihood

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that the victims get any of it back, if they're still with us? There is

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an ongoing process of investigation. We've already seen that we've

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managed to recover over ?100,000, which will go directly to some of

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the victims involved in the case. That's an ongoing investigation as

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well so were hopeful that more money will come forward for that.

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Presumably this is something going on all the time. We hope that it

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isn't going on all the time, but obviously the larger offences and

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the bigger cases that come to our attention, we will act on those.

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James, thank you very much indeed for speaking to us.

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Next tonight, the battle to save children's heart surgery in

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Campaigners joined MPs in Downing Street to hand

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in a petition containing nearly 130,000 names - the names

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of people fighting to keep the service in Leicester.

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Their protest came just two hours after a surprise

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the news that the long-awaited public consultation into plans

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to end children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital had begun.

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Our Health Correspondent, Rob Sissons, is there tonight.

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Rob, how has this announcement gone down today?

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Good evening. Well, it was a surprise, as you mentioned. 16 weeks

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of consultation has begun. The clock has started ticking. The fact that

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it coincided with this visit to Downing Street was a bit of a shock

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for some campaigners. Our political editor was with them as they took

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their fight to the heart of government.

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The strength of feeling of a community, delivered

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In the days of e-petitions, where it's easy to add your name

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from your front room, these red boxes contained over

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The couriers were East Midlands MPs, Labour and Tory, and campaigners

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fighting against closure - including mothers who have

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seen for themselves what the heart unit can do.

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He had heart saving surgery at five months old.

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While we were in there, they didn't just operate on him,

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The care while you're there is amazing.

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I just think it would be a travesty if they shut it.

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There is absolutely no reason on God's earth to close this unit,

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It has the best outcomes for children, probably

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Two hours before the petition was handed in, NHS England,

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which wants to close the congenital heart unit, open the public

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Campaigners now know the real fight starts here.

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I would say to anybody watching this programme who wants

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to save children's heart surgery at Glenfield - get involved,

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come along to Leicester Tigers on March the eighth between 6-8 PM.

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Make sure your views and voices are heard.

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Campaigners will be on the march again this weekend in Leicester,

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The key now is to get the decision-makers to take

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There will be a public consultation exercise,

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which runs until June, and key politically is the fact

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that this has the backing of both conservative and Labour MPs

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The boss of Leicester's hospitals, John Adler, says this isn't a

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fighter parochial self interest. It's about saving a high-performance

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unit that is beloved by the local population and also growing. The

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slogan on the doors here at Glenfield Hospital is "Hold on to

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our hearts." That is the view of one of the consultants I spoke to, who

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say they are well up for the fight. We've done it before,

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and we will do it again. Our case is very strong,

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there is no place to close our unit and dismantle our high

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quality service. We fundamentally disagree

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with what is being proposed and will NHS England has always argued that

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fewer big centres is the way forward. That's in the interest of

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children, babies, anyone who needs heart surgery. And they want to move

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to that as soon as possible. But here they're saying this is a

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fantastic service - don't wreck it. We will leave it there, thank you

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very much. It was all smiles

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between the managers of Leicester City and Derby County -

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but what might last night's FA Cup match do

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for their respective seasons? A man who attempted to meet

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schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood for sex days before she was raped

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and murdered has been sentenced to 43 months in a young

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offenders' institute. Bruce Cordwell contacted 15-year-old

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Kayleigh through Facebook The 20-year-old admitted a charge

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of attempting to arrange to meet He had nothing to do with her death

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at the hands of Stephen Beadman, who was jailed for

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35 years last summer. Derby's Rolls-Royce has

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announced a new order The company's signed a deal

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with Singapore Airlines for their Trent 1000 engines,

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to power 19 Boeing 787 It follows a previous order in 2013

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for engines to power 50 787s. It's believed that a large fire

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at a derelict building near Leicester city centre

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was started deliberately The blaze at the former Corah

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textiles factory also spread to a car dealership across the road,

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damaging dozens of cars. A number of roads were closed

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as dozens of firefighters A historic building

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going up in flames. This is where thousands used to work

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for Leicester hosiery firm, Corah - at its height, considered one

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of the world's greatest But in the early hours of this

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morning, that history Some of the metalwork that holds

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are building up has collapsed, and you can see a number

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of the external walls One of the reasons why

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the Fire Service is so concerned about what happened here this

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morning is that this is the seventh fire on this site

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here in the last two years. In fact, a different corner

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of the same building was on fire It's destroying the heritage

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of Leicester City, because these are old buildings, and our fear

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is at some point somebody, whether that's a member of public

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or a firefighter, will die. How confident are you that this fire

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was caused deliberately? Currently I'm happy

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to say that we believe In total, around 35 cars at this

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dealership on St Margaret's Way From other local businesses, concern

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about yet another fire in the area. I thought, luckily our building

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has not gone on fire. There's a lot of concern

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because people are worrying But there's nothing you can

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do until it happens. The Fire Service is expected to be

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here for the rest of the day tackling the pockets of fire that

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remain inside the building. Meanwhile, demolition work is due

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to start here soon, to. Tributes have been paid

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to Sir Peter Mansfield, the British inventor

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of the MRI scanner. The Nobel Prize winner died

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last night, aged 83. Sir Peter carried out

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his pioneering work at the University of Nottingham -

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work which revolutionised The University said, "Sir Peter

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changed our world for the better and he has left an extraordinary

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legacy which will continue to Quentin Rayner looks

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back on his life. For someone who failed the 11

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plus and was told as a teenager that science wasn't for him,

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Sir Peter Mansfield's Nobel Prize He received it for his work forty

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years ago, developing MRI scanner technology

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at the University of Nottingham. Back then he couldn't be

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completely sure it was safe The worst thing that could have

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happened would be a cardiac arrest. Working alongside Sir Peter

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then was his Ph.D. Student, Peter Morris,

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who is carrying on the pioneering He expected things

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to happen quickly. We've lost the rock on which MRI

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was founded, and the whole world MRI scanners are now commonplace

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in major hospitals across the world. They've helped save thousands

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of lives by diagnosing cancer is far One is looking at poor quality

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images and trying to understand If there is a problem, then it

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stands up very, very clearly. So medically I think

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there's been a huge advance. And Sir Peter kept up

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with developments. Only last month he returned

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to the University as it celebrated It's nice to hear that there

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is still some interest. Not just locally, but that there

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are some interests in MRI I spent ten years working on ways

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of reducing the noise level. Few people's lives leave

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such a legacy on others. Sir Peter Mansfield,

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who died last night. You're watching East Midlands Today.

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A representative from Derby's Twin town has come to the city to discuss

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projects. 12 months ago Derby City Council announced it would stop

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funding the envoy's trips from the German town which left many

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frustrated. However, this week meetings have been held to consider

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partnerships with the College, University and councils despite the

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financial restraints. A third coach found on sale in

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Derbyshire has been identified by police as an illegal wildcat pulps.

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-- help. The coat's made from the pelt

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of a Geoffroys's Cat, It has the highest level

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of protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered

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Species. Anyone wanting to sell

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it must have a licence The owner has apologised

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to officers. A woman from Leicester is backing

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a campaign to help raise awareness The East Midlands has been chosen

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as a pilot for the "be clear Figures show that only a third

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of people here think that discomfort in the stomach area could be

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a sign of the disease. Sharon was diagnosed

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with pancreatic cancer in 2013. I was going to the

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doctors with problems. I was going with

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indigestion, mainly. Indigestion, bloating,

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feeling uncomfortable. I was also suffering

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weight loss and diarrhoea. Lots of little things that

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were all mounting up, Sharon is one of the lucky ones,

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as doctors were able to operate. She is now backing the clear

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on cancer later campaign to help raise awareness of abdominal

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cancers - including pancreatic, The primary message is if they

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have had any bloating, diarrhoea or abdominal discomfort for three

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weeks or more and they haven't seen a doctor about it,

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then we'd like to see them. But if it is, then cancer's

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much easier to treat Don't be embarrassed,

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they've heard it all before. If you've got diarrhoea, say,

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"I've got diarrhoea." If your poo's changed colour,

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tell them it's change colour. It is hoped that by raising

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awareness, patients will be treated more quickly and

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lives will be saved. I enjoy life and I don't

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take things for granted Sharon is now cancer free and

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has checkups every three months. That is good news. Time now for

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sport. Colin has joined us in the studio.

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First tonight, can that cup win over Derby rejunevate

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Two years ago at this time Leicester were bottom of the Premier League.

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Last year at this time they were top.

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Now they're fighting relegation again -

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But a much changed side last night pulled off a 3-1 win

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over the Rams to show, that maybe, just maybe, they have the fight

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This was a game that had far more importance

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for Leicester City than Derby County -

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a chance to get their faltering season back on track.

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The home fans were out in force at the King Power Stadium,

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but there were clearly some nerves in the stands.

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The game didn't really get going until the second half.

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The home side took the lead just a minute after the break,

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But Derby kept the pressure on and were rewarded

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with an equaliser from a deflected Abdul Kamara free kick.

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Leicester finished the 90 minutes as the stronger side,

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nearly benefiting from some very risky Derby defending.

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But the game was destined for extra time, and whatever the under

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pressure Claudio Ranieri told his players going into

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Foxes created a number of chances, taking the lead through a wonderful

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And they sealed their passage into the fifth round with a brilliant

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individual effort from the man of the match, Demarai Gray.

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COMMENTATOR: Gray has it now, attacking the Derby box.

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What a goal, what a goal from Demarai Gray!

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Derby made eight changes to their starting 11,

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Manager Steve McClaren was very proud of his side's performance.

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But unfortunately we just ran out of steam at the end.

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They had better quality to win the game.

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This was Leicester's first win in 2017, and the first time

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Premier League survival is clearly still the priority,

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but Andy King says this has the potential to get

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It was important to get a win tonight, and to try and kick-start

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You know, it's been a tough few weeks for us.

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But I think tonight shows the fight within the squad.

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Like I said, the win could hopefully kick-start us in the league now.

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The win also relievs some of the pressure on Claudio Ranieri

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ahead of the crucial game at Swansea on Sunday.

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After the game, Derby's Steve McClaren said FA Cup

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replays should be scrapped - sparking a big discussion

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As you heard in that report, the teams sent out of the dressing

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rooms yesterday evening were very different to those

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And despite the match producing some top drawer goals,

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McClaren remains convinced one-off cup matches are the answer.

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I thought the first game was a fantastic game.

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Extra time and penalties, one game would have been great.

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But nobody wants a replay, especially in the middle of the week

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when you've got important games at the weekend.

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Just before we leave football - news that Nottingham Forest manager

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Gary Brazil has dismissed reports the club were keen to off load

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former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner in January.

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The stories appeared in the Danish press,

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but Brazil says Bendtner's still a big part of the squad.

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At the moment he's not getting a game, but there might come a point

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in the future that we really need Nicholas.

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From that, my point of view, he's a member of our squad and will be

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a member of our squad till the end of the season.

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In rugby, no surprises in the England line-up to face Wales

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in Cardiff at the weekend - which is very good news

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for Leicester Tigers' Ben Youngs and Dan Cole, who both start.

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Owen Williams misses out on the Welsh side, though.

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I'm going to leave you with a clash between Derby and Nottingham

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to decide who wins a league - but not in football.

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This is badminton, where the University of Nottingham Club

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was playing Team Derby in the final of the National Badminton League.

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The spoils went Nottingham's way in front of a big crowd

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in the unusual venue of Milton Keynes'

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On the winning side, Nottingham lad and Olympian Chris Adcock.

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Anybody that came to watch it would have hopefully enjoyed themselves.

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It was tougher on the losing team, but I think they also agreed

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Hopefully it's going to be a good thing for badminton.

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If we can keep the momentum going and get this another year,

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Centre MK, I think the shopping centre was called. Taking sport to

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the people! That's fantastic. Thank you very

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much, Colin. Time now for the weather. I am

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frozen, Sara. We may even see a frosty night with

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the cloud over the top of us, which is quite rare.

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A very similar story being told by all of our Weather Watchers today.

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It has been a blanket of grey Cloud sitting over the East Midlands. Out

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of that cloud at times we have seen a few snow grains and flurries. That

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will continue through the evening and overnight. As I've just

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mentioned, a frost developing underneath that blanket of cloud to

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show how cold it really is. Temperatures within towns and cities

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hovering around freezing tonight. In Rauball areas, one or two snow

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showers may give a little dusting. We will see temperatures dropping as

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low as -2 Celsius. It will continue in that we first thing tomorrow with

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a frosty, cloudy start to the day on Friday. The thickness of that cloud

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gradually produces a little bit of snow at times. In the form of snow

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flurries, so it will only be very light in nature. The odd grain

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allowed into the afternoon. And it feels bitterly cold outside with a

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daytime temperature no higher than a 2-3 Celsius. Things will change a

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little more Friday night into Saturday. What we're starting to see

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as high pressure still in charge of the weather, but we've also got the

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weather front coming in. An occlusion just comes in from the

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eastern side of the North Sea. As that starts to meet with the cold

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air, certainly through Saturday morning it has the potential to

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start to turn quite wintry in the form of some snow showers. Not

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everybody getting to see them, so there will be some disappointed

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people on Twitter later! But we will see whether it does give us a

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dusting of snow on Saturday. The air changes into the afternoon to

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convert those showers into sleet. A similar story for Sunday, more in

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the way of sleet showers because the temperature is just to lift a little

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bit. But certainly a cold weekend. Well, I never heard of a snow grain.

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It is like snowy drizzle - snizzle! A real weather guru there. Bye-bye.

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OK, everyone, have you got your bamboo sticks?

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If you just paint what you want to paint,

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I've turned around, my painting washes away.

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..and take on The Big Painting Challenge.

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Remember, you're not painting a pond.

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Before I met you, I was a civilised woman.

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Now I don't even know what that means.

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