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Hello, this is East Midlands Today. Our top story - workers at

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Bombardier brace themselves for an imminent announcement on jobs. A

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mass meeting is called for the morning, amid reports that 2000

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jobs could go. It is the end of the railway industry in this country.

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In other news, shocking images of a burglary victim being attacked by

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armed men in his own home. I went to open the door as normal. The

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next minute someone was poking a gun at my stomach. A trail of

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devastation, a man is accused of stealing a digger and using it in a

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wrecking spree. And the musical Good evening. Welcome to the

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programme. First, there are fears that up to 2000 job losses could be

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at risk that the train maker Bombardier in Derby. It comes after

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the company lost out on the government's Thameslink rail

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contract which went to a German rival. Our correspondent is at

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Bombardier now. He can tell us more. Good evening. Staff here at

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Bombardier will be told about the job situation in a series of

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briefings tomorrow. The first of those will be to the night shift at

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around 6 o'clock tomorrow morning. Around 3,000 people work here, many

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of them feeling apprehensive. Going home after their shift, but

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Bombardier workers in Derby face a night of uncertainty over their

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future. Some reports say up to 2000 job losses could be announced

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tomorrow. We do not know where to go after

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this. A lot of people are angry now. Devastated, absolutely gutted.

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Bombardier lost out to its German rival Siemens last month. Trains

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for the �1.4 billion Thameslink contract will be built near

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Dusseldorf, instead of Derby. And Bombardier is running out of work.

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Two production lines for National Express are due to finish around

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now. A third production finishes next month, and a fourth in

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September, leaving only one line running until 2014. How many job

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losses will be announced tomorrow is unclear. The company will just

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say, there's nothing more out there, so it is not going to be a positive

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announcement. One employee has started a blog, and put it on

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Twitter it. But he says not many celebrities have taken up his

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campaign. They do not seem to be interested. It is a shame. I know

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they do not want to be campaigning all the time, but it is important

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to me and the people of Derby. company says its review of UK

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operations will not be completed until the end of the summer. It is

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a case of wait and see now, but one man who has been following this

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closely is Mark from the Unite union. You have had a series of

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briefings - what is your reading of it? It would be wrong for me to

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speculate on job losses before the announcement tomorrow. It is

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important that it is the company that tells its employees first and

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foremost. What we're going to do, however, is to continue to fight

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for all of the jobs on this site, and to continue to take the fight

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to the government, to say, they have got the decision wrong. It is

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too late for a U-turn, isn't it? Absolutely not. We have got a

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situation where we have got two government ministers cousins saying

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that they think they have got it wrong. We have a situation where

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the previous government had accepted they had got things wrong.

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I think we have got to make sure that every attempt is made to make

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sure that we keep rail manufacturing in this city. Thank

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you very much. That big announcement coming tomorrow. And

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we will have more on that in Breakfast tomorrow. Police are

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investigating the death of a young child in Leicester. The 10-month-

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old baby diet at the Leicester well Infirmary on Saturday. -- died.

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Police were called to the hospital on Friday afternoon after the baby

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was admitted with life-threatening injuries. The doctors continued to

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treat her, but we are told, despite their best efforts, she died the

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following day, on Saturday. Police say this is an ongoing of --

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investigation. A 22-year-old man has been arrested and released on

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police bail. Police have been carrying out inquiries in one area

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of the city. That is as much as they will tell us. A post-mortem

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examination has been carried out on the baby, and we're told police

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officers are waiting for further test results. We will keep you

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updated. Still to come - Street athletics. Linford Christie brings

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the atmosphere and excitement of the Olympics to children on one

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Before that, the dramatic moments when a man wrestled a gun from two

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burglars who had broken into his home, everything getting caught on

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CCTV. Adrian Draper had installed a security camera in his living room.

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He suffered bruising and head injuries in the attack. This report

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from James Roberson. Adrian Draper at his front door in

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Cotmanhay, near Ilkeston. He is now extremely wary of answering the

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door, as he did at about 11 o'clock on Saturday morning. Two men

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arriving at the house were captured on CCTV. I did not really recognise

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them. And then one of the was poking a gun at me. Another CCTV

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camera he was testing in his living room captured the fight which

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ensued when the two men burst in. He managed to drive them out of the

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living room, wrestling the gun from them... Arab -- I saw it round and

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caught him in the face. One of them kicked me in the face and took the

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gun, and then they were running off. The other camera captured the men

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running off, and the police arriving shortly afterwards. Adrian

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was treated for cuts and bruises to his face, arms and body, but did

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not want to go to hospital because he has an autistic daughter who had

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been woken up by the battle downstairs. She was frightened, she

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didn't know what to do. Detectives are now looking for the two

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assailants, who made off in an old, red car. Police have confirmed that

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Adrian managed to hit one of the offenders in the face, and he may

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now have injuries. Both men are described as white, in their early

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20s, about 5ft 8. One of them had curly hair and one of the was

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stocky. Have you any idea why this happened? I have no idea whatsoever.

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I wish I did. Adrian now says he will be very careful to whom he

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opens his door in the future. A man has appeared in court today,

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charged with shooting dead two ponies and a cow in the Derbyshire

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Peak District. It happened in Monk's Dale on Saturday. Two other

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ponies in the same field were unharmed. John Tibbles has been

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remanded in custody. The case has been adjourned until mid- July.

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged with drugs offences after cannabis

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worth an estimated �340,000 was found in a house in Nottinghamshire.

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Officers discovered more than 600 cannabis plants and related

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equipment when they raided the home off Derby Road in Bramcote on

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Friday. Derby's Special Care Baby Unit is

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remaining closed to new admissions. It had been due to reopen today.

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Two babies were found to be infected last month with the MSSA

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bug, and others had it on their skin. The Royal Derby Hospital says

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that neonatal unit is being deep- cleaned, and investigations are

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continuing. Amman who's accused of going on at

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wrecking spree with a �50,000 digger has been remanded in custody.

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Steven Regan from Leeds is said to have left a trail of destruction in

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Warsop. The damage included a number of smashed headstones in the

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cemetery. Magistrates heard it is the second digger that he has been

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charged with stealing in recent months. The stolen digger's journey

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started on Saturday evening and ended up in the Warsop cemetery a

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short time later, leaving a trail of disruption behind it. 34-year-

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old Steven Regan from Leeds is accused of stealing this telescopic

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forklift JCB, similar to this one, worth �50,000, and driving it

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across fields and hedges and into the graveyard. While it was being

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driven along the A60, police tried to stop him. Other drivers had to

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take evasive action. When it diverted into the Carrs Recreation

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Ground, officers warned people to get out of the way. After going

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across a field, it made its way into the cemetery. While there, it

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was driven up this access road and smashed into three headstones.

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Steven Regan faces three charges of criminal damage at this. After that

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he is said to have driven the digger up the access road towards a

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wrought-iron gate. Magistrates heard that when he got here, Steven

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Regan is said to have ploughed through the gates, completely

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demolishing them. He was only stopped because he got a punctured

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tyre, and was subdued by the police with CS spray. Steven Regan is also

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accused of stealing another digger in Leeds earlier this year, worth

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�28,000. He did not enter a plea to a total of nine charges. The cost

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of the repairs is expected to exceed �20,000.

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A new report says the Government, which saved -- the Government would

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save billions of pounds if it adopted an ambitious scheme similar

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to the one in Nottingham to help people from deprived backgrounds.

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The Prime Minister had asked the Nottingham North MP project to

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investigate how early intervention could be paid for. Today, the end

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PE published his findings. Here's our political editor, John Hess. If

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not every baby gets an equal start in life. Nottingham's early

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intervention it is is about giving single mums skills in nursing and

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parenting. The aim is to prevent a future generation going off the

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rails. Today, Nottingham North MP Graham Allen published the findings

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of how such early intervention could be rolled out nationally, and

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how it would be paid for. It is very much more expensive to

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let children go wrong and then try and put them right - teenage

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pregnancy, drink and drug abuse, lifetime on benefits - than it is

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to intervene early on. The report calls on government departments to

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co-ordinate intervention. It also wants �200 million to be raised

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from the private sector in return for a share of long-term government

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savings. The last Labour government showed interest in the ideas, and

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Conservative ministers have also supported the idea. Literally 1%

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should be shifted over to early intervention, is what I am

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suggesting. Secondly, I'm trying to draw in new funding from the

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private sector, from will and the PE and from ethical fund in. --

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from philanthropy. -- and from ethical funding. The idea is

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finding its feet. The question now, will be Conservative-led government

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want to embrace the costs involved? That's the big question, will David

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Cameron back this idea? Well, Graham Allen is adamant that it

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will save the Government lots of money. Further down the line,

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children will be kept out of the criminal justice system, which is

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so expensive. But the Prime Minister has now got three

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substantial report to look at, one on the future of pensions, the

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Dilnot inquiry into adult care, and of course these early into venture

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proposals. The key will be the reaction next door, as it were, in

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Number 11 Downing Street, the reaction of the Chancellor. Another

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of our senior politicians has also been getting some attention today...

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Yes, this story relates to the MP for Rushcliffe, Ken Clarke. He was

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confronted at his home over the weekend. This video was posted on

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the Internet by 43-year-old Garry Roe from Heanor, who says he

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represents New Fathers 4 Justice. He questioned Ken Clarke about the

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Family Justice Review, and fathers having access to their children

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after the break-up of a relationship. Despite being asked

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to stop filming on private property, Garry Roe continued for some time.

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Although he had gone by the time the police arrived, the Justice

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Secretary calmly explained what government policy was. It was not

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reported because it was not regarded as newsworthy. It is a

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perfectly open process. Kenneth Clarke will be hugely irritated by

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this. But it is not the first time it has happened. Back in the 1980s,

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he was in Mrs Thatcher's Cabinet, and he had protesters outside his

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home. There were nurses, fire crews and teachers. The difference now is

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that such protests are now seen globally on the Internet.

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Taxi drivers in Nottingham staged two go-slow protests today, angry

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about instant fines. The City is targeting taxis who spillover to

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pay-and-display bays. The drivers say it is unfair because there is

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often nowhere else to go. A line of taxi drivers making their

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feelings known about not being able to use double yellows or single

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yellows. From now on, any CAB parked outside the taxi rank could

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find itself out of pocket. But cabbies say it is hampering their

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livelihoods. They want us to drive around, but Nottingham is not a

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major city, we do not get hailed. start work at 9 o'clock, I go

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around the city getting a job, I cannot get any job. In 1997, there

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were 201 taxis, and the same amount of rents. Now, there are 411 taxis

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and the same amount of spaces. city council says the finds are

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necessary in order to keep traffic moving around the city. -- the

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fines. Still to come, the musical with a

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difference. That's because for most of the cast,

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it is something they have never actually done before. There's a

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change in weather, which may not be music to your ears, but the flowers

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will be dancing with delight. So get your brollies ready for your

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wet weather forecast a little later. Never mind, time for the sport now.

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Sport starts with football, and Nottingham Forest manager Steve

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McClaren has told his players he's at the club to get promotion. He

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called in his squad for a team meeting yesterday ahead of the

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start of training today, as Mark Shardlow reports. Steve McClaren is

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back, and this was his first look at his new players. They were soon

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into a game, trying to impress. What are you looking for in the

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first week back? Attitude, enthusiasm, willingness to work,

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willingness to learn. His first signing is looking shop. Andy Reid

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was 14 when he first joined Forest. 14 years on, he's back. I have come

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back to help get the club into the Premier League. I believe it has

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the attributes, it is a fantastic club, I know that only too well.

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Former Derby player Giles bowls was training, but not Robert Earnshaw,

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who's still in talks. We have big spenders in West Ham and Leicester,

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Cardiff and Birmingham. They're all spending. It is going to make it a

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very competitive league. So far, Andy Reid is the only signing.

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have worked really hard in the summer. I have done well in the

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tests today. I did well in the other tests that we have done.

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was observing today, he's studying for

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his coaching badges. The backroom team at Forest is likely to take

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shape as the week progresses. Leicester City appear to have

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missed out on signing Craig Mackail-Smith. The Peterborough

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striker was one of the big summer targets, but has ended up at

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Brighton today. However, the Foxes have signed Sean St Ledger from

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Preston. Reports say he will cost about �1.2 million. Notts County

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have compensated Barnet and admitted that making mistakes in

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taking manager Martin Allen. Tennis, and in case you missed it, there

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was double disappointment for Liam Broady at the weekend. He played

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some great tennis but got beaten in the final of the boys' singles. And

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he went out of the boys' doubles, too. It was a lot for him and his

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coach to build on. He will have two weeks training in Paris now, and

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then he will head back to Nottingham for a week, and then we

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will play two futures senior tournaments down in London before

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having another couple of weeks in Nottingham, before heading out to

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the US. Cricket, and it is turning into an interesting Twenty20

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into an interesting Twenty20 campaign. Here's how it stands

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after the weekend's matches, two wins for Leicestershire and knots

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and two defeats for Derbyshire. It means that Notts Outlaws are just

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one win away from confirming their place in the quarter-final.

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One of British sport's most famous faces has caused a stir at housing

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estate in the East Midlands. Linford Christie has been holding

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races in the street. More than a decade after his disputed positive

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drugs test, he still has an Olympic ban, but he's now coaching saw a

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top athlete and trying to find the next generation of winners. This

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report from Helen Barnes. He's and Olympic gold medallist. He's

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fantastic. He's here to inspire hundreds of local kids to get

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active. He needs little introduction. Streak athletics is

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all about just trying to get Cage engaged in sport. To get them to

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realise that sport can be fun. Just come out and enjoy yourself. If

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2012 can make the kids get out there and want to take part in some

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kind of sport, that's what the legacy is. Why have you come to a

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street like this? We try to come to the areas where no-one else comes

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to, where the kids feel they have not got anything. We try to show

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them that someone cares. Welcome to Landsdown Road Latics. It is a

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personal treat meeting him again. 10 years ago, when I broke the

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world canoe record, he was asking me questions. What are you saying

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to these kids today? Exactly the same as I said to do -- to you, we

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can all try. I'm just going to encourage them in the same way.

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Come out and take part. It is fantastic. To see Linford Christie

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in Mansfield with the kids, the way he spends time with the kids, it is

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brilliant. It has just been so lovely to see him here today. It

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has been awesome. 2012 is bringing some brilliant opportunities for

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kids, and this is one of the best I Sticking with the theme, well done

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to our special and Paralympic medal winners over the weekend. Patrick

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Cox, Ollie Hynde and Lee Penfold, well done to all of you. Time for

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some theatre now, musical theatre at least. Yes, Sondheim, famous for

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Sweeney Todd, also wrote Into The Woods. It is pantomime, so there

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are of course pantomime characters, All the people in the cast are

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amateurs. Some have a little bit of amateurs. Some have a little bit of

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experienced. Have you discovered anyone? We have discovered several

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people, that has been the most exciting thing about this project.

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We did not know who we would find, but we have found some amazing

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talent. People who I'm not sure they knew how good they were, but

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they have been fantastic. You will find all the well-known pantomime

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characters here, there's Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and of course,

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did I mention the Giant? Now, I must punish him for his roles.

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find it quite difficult to be a Giant. You're not 100ft to all,

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that's true. OK, let's try it again. I told you, he's not here. I know

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he's here. I'm going to wait right here until he's delivered to me.

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Was that better? Yes, absolutely. It was perfect! So, my bit's going

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awfully well. What about the rest of the cast? How are you finding it

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all? Very exciting. You're the narrator, how old are you? I'm 10.

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I will be 111 day before the show. They're a super talented group of

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people. How good will the performance PE? Great, I should

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imagine. Opening night is on And you are a scary giant. I have

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always been scary. Not at all, should flee -- she's lovely on that

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sofa. We have got some rain in coming tomorrow, good news for the

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coming tomorrow, good news for the gardens. But it will be dry and

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mild overnight tonight. We have got this area of low pressure out in

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the Atlantic, which will bring some quite persistent rainfall in the

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day tomorrow, and eventually some stronger winds later on in the week.

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We have had broken cloud today. That's how we continue this evening.

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Overnight tonight, the cloud will be breaking up for some of us. It

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will be feeling quite humid and muggy in places. It will be warming

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up in the morning. But then the rain will be coming in from the

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west, turning quite persistent. That will mean temperatures will

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drop. Up to 25 mini-of rain fall is expected. Wednesday, more showery

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