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With the news now for the East Midlands, I'm Jim Davis.

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The police investigation into the disappearance

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of Madeleine McCann is to be extended by a further six months.

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The three-year-old from Leicestershire went missing

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from her family's holiday apartment in Portugal.

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Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, reports.

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It's almost a decade since the McCanns left their family

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home here in Rothley for a family holiday which ended in tragedy.

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But Maddie's parents have vowed they'll never give up

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hope of finding her, and this candle is

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a constant reminder.

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They were at a restaurant when the three-year-old disappeared

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from their holiday complex in the resort of Praia da Luz.

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Four years later, Kate and Gerry McCann persuaded

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the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to order a British

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police investigation called Operation Grange.

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That has been run by the Metropolitan force.

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It has cost over ?11 million so far, and was due to end

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in the next few months.

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Today, though, the Home Office has confirmed that it's allocated

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another ?85,000 to extend the inquiry until September.

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Now, last year, the head of the Met said British and Portuguese officers

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were following a single remaining line of inquiry, and today,

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the Sunday Express newspaper is reporting they want to speak

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to an individual who was near the area where Madeleine went missing.

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The paper also says there's an international search

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to find that person.

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That hasn't been confirmed by the police, who say they can't

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comment on a live investigation, but for Madeleine's parents

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and neighbours here in Rothley, it shows they haven't given up hope.

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Jeremy Ball, BBC East Midlands Today, Leicestershire.

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Police have arrested four teenagers following what's been

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called an "altercation" on a street in Nottingham.

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Officers were called in the early hours of this

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morning to Hamilton Road in the Sherwood area.

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Police say a 35-year-old was taken to hospital.

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Three 18-year-olds and one 19-year-old

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were arrested at the scene.

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A 19-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries after impaling

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himself on railings.

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It happened on Curzon Street in Derby near the Crown Inn.

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Firefighters were called to cut the man free.

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It's thought he fell, and was trapped by his arm.

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Business leaders in Leicester are putting together a plan

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to create the city's first Business Improvement

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District, or BID.

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Derby and Nottingham already have one set up,

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and Leicester is the only city in England without such a scheme.

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It would mean up to 700 local shops and firms paying a small

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tax towards the fund, as Sumeer Kalyani reports.

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This chocolatier trades at the heart of Leicester,

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benefiting from the city's vibrant retail scene, but now,

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he's part of a group looking to boost business for traders

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large and small.

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We're at the top of our game at the moment, we've got a fantastic

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arts and culture scene, we've got businesses

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coming into the city, and actually we need to build

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on that momentum, and a BID will help that happen.

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But the scheme would mean local businesses within a certain radius

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paying around a 1% tax on their rateable value.

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That contribution will help generate about ?3 million to promote growth.

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This retailer's backing the scheme.

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We are the businesses, we put money in, we get

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to say where it's spent and what we want to

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improve the city with.

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It's nothing to do with the council -

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its purely for the businesses, by the businesses.

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I think the crucial thing to point out is that it's levy,

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but it's not a tax.

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The businesses get to decide exactly how this money will be spent.

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Firms in the proposed area will be balloted

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about the plans this summer.

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If the majority of them vote in favour, Leicester could get

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its Business Improvement District in place by early next year.

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Sumeer Kalyani, BBC East Midlands Today, Leicester.

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A new breakfast club has been set up in Loughborough aimed

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at helping past and present servicemen and women.

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More than 80 veterans have already joined the monthly group.

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The idea has come from a local Army widow who says more needs to be done

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to combat loneliness and isolation, and also celebrate the bonds that

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service personnel have.

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There's a life when you live in the military that is very unique,

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and when you come out and go onto civvy street, you miss that,

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and this is giving them an opportunity to talk

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about the good times, banter, share memories,

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and make new friends with like-minded people.

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It's really positive.

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You meet people that you know, whom you served with, you know?

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Absolutely brilliant.

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You do sometimes bump into each other at the checkout

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at Sainsbury's, but yes, it's very nice to bump

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into everybody and have time to talk, enjoy a meal and enjoy

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a joke instead of fighting over the cashpoint!

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Leicester City have appointed Craig Shakespeare as their caretaker

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manager until the end of the season.

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He's been in charge since Claudio Ranieri

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was sacked last month.

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Shakespeare has reversed Leicester's poor form in the two matches

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since he's led the team - both were 3-1 victories.

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He's now preparing for the Champions League game

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against Seville on Tuesday night.

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After a lovely afternoon for most of us, here's Alex with a look ahead

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to the next 24 hours.

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Good evening.

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Well, we've had a rather mixed bag of weather across the East Midlands

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over the course of this weekend.

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Sunshine and showers, but high pressure is starting

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to build in for the new working week, so we are expecting

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more settled conditions.

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As we have a look at the charts tonight, variable amounts of cloud

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around, the odd shower here and there, and lows of around

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four degrees Celsius, with clearer spells in the early hours.

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And as we go towards tomorrow morning, we should start a fairly

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bright, and in places sunny note, but that cloud will spill

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in from the north-west over the course of day.

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Still, temperatures not doing too badly, highs

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of around 13 degrees Celsius, maybe even a little bit warmer

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where we get those sunny spells.

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I'll leave you with the outlook - a mixture of sunshine and showers

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over the next few days.

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That's all for now.

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I'll have more for you at 10:20pm.

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Have a good evening.

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Hello,

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Hello, the

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Hello, the weather

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Hello, the weather was

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Hello, the weather was hit-and-miss

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