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This is East Midlands Today with Quentin Rayner and me Anne Davies.

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Tonight a new strategy to take on the gangs. From now on Nottingham

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or treat street crime, as a gang crime. We need to get them off the

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streets into more positive relationships.

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Also tonight, the event macros may be over, but the consequences

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continue. Find out how some businesses are losing thousands of

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pounds every day. Plus, are you in the picture? Find out about the

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digital switch-over. Talking tactics with the man who says he is

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playing badly, but scoring belters First tonight, some of the most

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influential people in Nottingham have admitted for the first time

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that the city does have a problem with street gangs. We can reveal

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that they're now drawing up a plan to tackle it. They say this isn't a

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response to last week's riots. They began working on a gangs' strategy

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months ago, following growing concern about the level of violent

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crime on the streets. A trail of destruction as violence

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spread to Nottingham and a large group of thugs attacked homes and

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cars are the petrol bombing a police station. This may have been

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sparked by the events macros in London, but people there have been

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concerned for months. They are worried about groups of 16-24-year-

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old who have been involved in street crime. They are worried that

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guns and knives are also involved. I heard about one group who set up

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a one -- a road block and rob people. Another gang used machetes.

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This is about tackling between two -- between 200-300 people in the

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Nottingham area. We are looking to tackle the causes of gang of

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membership. We need to find people work, we need to have jobs for them

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to go to, and to tackle deprivation in the sitter for -- deprivation in

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the city. The police had been trying to

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tackle it as well. There have been arrested Radford, and they have in

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stock checks in St Anne's. Could this have been prevented? The

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people running these projects say that jobs are needed. These

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volunteers that in after the inclusion project was shut down.

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they take this away, what do the kids have left? We are trying to

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get them back on the right track. They keep blaming the parents.

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youth inclusion projects help -- help to these two musicians to turn

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their lives around. They performed at Glastonbury this year. They

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appealed for calm at the Notting Hill Carnival. If I get an

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opportunity to do something positive then I will do it,

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otherwise I would add been in prison like other youths like me.

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was always involved in gangs, this was a life-saver.

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It was police that tactics that brought a halt to the extraordinary

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violence, but now there is a wider debate about how it -- about how

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they stop it again. Police forces in the East Midlands

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say they have been "humbled" by the support they've received from the

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public following last week's rioting. In Derbyshire the number

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of people applying to become Special Constables has doubled and

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Nottinghamshire Police are holding a special recruitment event later

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this week. On Friday night our reporter Jonathan Cecil went out on

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patrol with two Specials in Nottingham city centre.

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Matthew and the Dani are Special Constables. They look like we do

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officers and have the same a powers. I do this after the goodness of my

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own heart to put something back into the community. I want to make

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sure the public are safe. That is good to hear... They have been

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trying to get as many of us as they cannot, they want to make sure the

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whole area is covered. To insure a visual presence around

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80 Special Constables run duty last week during the disturbances.

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kept hearing what was going on on the radio. I wanted to get in and

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help out. I have seen groups of youths hanging about the 4th. These

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people on a mission. I have not seen that before. It goes through

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your mind of what would happen if something was to kick off.

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You have done very well. I have a flat in Tottenham, I did not want

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to go back there. You have done very well up here. It makes you

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feel very good at them is their community out there.

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The level of support for the police has been a high this week. Senior

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officers recognise the value of their part-time volunteers, and

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want to add to the 350 Special Constables. All we ask is that they

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provide a minimum of four hours a week. The average person gives us a

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300 to 400 hours a year. recruitment drive is taking place

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this Saturday. Arrests are still being made in

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Leicester after last week's troubles. The police took 5 more

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people in for questioning today, including a 14-year-old boy

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suspected of burglary. So far, 83 people have been arrested.

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Meanwhile, traders say they're struggling to attract customers

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into the city centre, despite reassurances from the authorities

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that Leicester is now open for business.

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The clean-up operation in the City is still continuing. For

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restaurants and bars what happened last week is having a massive

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effect. This restaurant would usually do 100 covers a night.

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are about 40 % down on bookings. People say they are worried that

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any their relatives in, worried that their cars been damaged. These

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things are worrying to our customers.

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It is not just here where people are cancelling bookings, it seems

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to be happening across the city, and is costing them thousands of

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pounds. Fridays and Saturdays are usually quite busy, but after last

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week Wednesday was dead, really dead. There were many cancellations.

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This weekend was also quiet. think people are avoiding the area

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on the weekend. This restaurant has been

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particularly badly affected. have lost 80 % of our business. We

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lost about �20,000. That is a lot of money. Things are fairly tough

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coming out of recession, or busy taking a hit like this can have

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catastrophic effect on businesses. As soon as we can restore football

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to the city be better -- bought before.

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It hurts the business. Every cover is important, you want to make

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everyone happy. You have to see the customer a's appointed you, they

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want to feel safe. After the rioters, who all the

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restaurant has warned there is consumer confidence.

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There is a lot more to look forward to, we will deliver -- lifting the

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lid on people's lives, what you think that putting your treasured

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possessions inside a memory box? Nottinghamshire Police have started

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a murder inquiry after a 28 year old paramedic died nine days after

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being attacked. The cricket fan had travelled to the city to watch the

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Test Match. He was was assaulted outside a city centre pub in the

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early hours of the following morning and never recovered. Sarah

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Teale reports A twenty thousand pound reward is

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being offered for help in finding this is where James Hodgkinson was

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assaulted, outside this pub. The 28-year-old cricket fan had spent

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the day watching the Test match at Trent Bridge, and went into town

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afterwards. It is understood he received head injuries which were

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so severe he was left in a coma. He never recovered and died last

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Tuesday -- Tuesday in the Queen's Medical Centre. James Hodgkinson

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has been described as an amazing paramedic. He had been working in

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London, although he grew up in Southampton, joining the ambulance

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service for years ago. The local newspaper there has been carrying

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tributes to him. Nottinghamshire Police have started a murder

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investigation, p details have been released about exactly what

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happened. Their major crime team are investigating, and are

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appealing put any witnesses to come forward.

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In another murder investigation, a �28,000 reward has be offered

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behind in the kill other women in Nottingham. -- for finding the

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killer of a woman in Nottingham. The body of 28 year-old Caroline

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Coyne was found in St Ann's on Saturday the 23rd of July. Despite

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speaking to more than two hundred people, detectives say they still

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need more information. The reward is being offered by Nottinghamshire

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Police and Crimestoppers. Police are investigating after a

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man was stabbed five times at Somercotes in Derbyshire. The 19

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year old was found in the garden of a house on Nottingham Road just

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after ten o clock last night. He was taken to hospital for treatment

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and later released. Investigations are continuing.

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And Hollywood action hero Jean- Claude Van Damme is due to begin

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filming in Derby. The actor is one of the stars of a film called UFO.

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It's set for release next year and is being directed by Dominic Burns,

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who is from Derby. They say that every cloud has a

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silver lining and that's quite true for five young men from Nottingham.

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Two years ago, their musical studies came to end when their

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college ran out of money and their courses ended rather abruptly. Not

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to be beaten, they formed a band, called The Third Kind, and they've

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been causing quite a noise in the industry ever since,

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Now there's nothing more we dread They are back with popular demand.

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Five-piece rock band, the Third Kind started after their college

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course was cancelled, despite a musical picket line. The students

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were unable to complete their studies in contemporary popular

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music. If they feel they were left high and dry if, but decided to

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carry on regardless. It was a sinking ship, we thought

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if this was going to happen, we might as well start a band and go

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on around. The sudden events left them feeling angry and frustrated.

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It was frustrating been dropped in the deep end. We think we have got

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Brits, we are doing all right now. We have a decent set up, we are

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doing very well, we are playing a lot of gigs, we are raking in it be

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done. Well as much as we can! If we finish the course, we would

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have had a lot more experience. Two people in the band are

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considering returning to full-time education, one is unemployed, and

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the singer is a full-time carer and a part-time rock!

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It only happens to a few, They are allowed, but good!

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There is nothing more we dread here than losing viewers, and a very is

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sadly, every chance of that happening unless you actor.

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That is because over the next fortnight, everyone has to switch

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to digital to carry on watching. Because otherwise, that is going to

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The TV switch-over starts here on 17th August. The reminders about

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the digital switch-over have been on our TV is it for a while, but

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now is the time to tune in to avoid your screen going blank. That is

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because the next stage affect the most important transmitter in the

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East Midlands, at Waltham in Leicestershire. Standing at more

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than 1000 ft, it serves 8 does -- 8000 homes. Over the course of the

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next few weeks, the old way of watching TV will be switched off,

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and the only way of watching will be via a digital signal. There are

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two dates for your diary. To BBC2 analogue channel will stop being

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transmitted, and two weeks later, on the 31st August, BBC1, ITV,

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Channel 4 and Channel 5 will also be switched off forever. After both

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stages, Freeview viewers will have to retune. Cable viewers are

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unaffected. The vast but charity of aerials will not need changing. The

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important thing to remember is you don't need to replace your TV with

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a new one, but if it doesn't have a digital tuner inside, you will have

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to buy and plug-in a set top box in order to continue viewing. There is

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help at hand for elderly and disabled viewers. The switch-over

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help scheme run by the BBC will come out and convert a television

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to digital. For some people that will be free of charge, some people

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would be asked to make a �40 contribution. But as part of the

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scheme, they will get the TV converted to digital, and get 12

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months after care, so if they need any more help or guidance, they can

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call and they will come out and show them. Nine out of 10 homes in

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the East Midlands have already gone digital, but the next fortnight

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need to see everyone making the big switch.

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I'm going to get my advice from the horse's mouth. I will get a 1-1

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with you! There is bound to be added to the switch-over on the

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weather front, as well. There is a change on the way, it is time to

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swap your sunglasses for one of Release! Sport will cheer you up.

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Shall I leave you to your 1-1? A long awaited new arrival at

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Forest, striker Ishmael Miller comes from West Brom to bolster the

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team which flopped at Millwall on Saturday, especially in the first

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45 minutes. Plenty of hard work ahead.

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This is the kind of promise that Ishmael Miller has shown in the

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past. West Brom's goal of the season three years ago, but a

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cruciate injury ruined his progress soon after this. Now it feels like

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a fresh start. I just want to play games, that is the main thing right

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now. I haven't played back-to-back games will a long time. -- for a

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long time. It is not like they are short of attacking options at

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Forest, but they couldn't produce a goal on Saturday, and opponents of

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all good. Henderson got the touch from a simple corner. A huge second

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half improvement including this attempted in the post, but trotter

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delighted the ever hostile home crowd with this killer goal.

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didn't deserve to win the game. If we had been playing until tomorrow,

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we wouldn't have scored. Plenty to consider as Steve McClaren get to

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grips with things. Derby County have also been talking

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strikers, and I haven't ruled out a move by Leicester City's Steve

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Howard, but at the weekend, another Steve made the headlines, youngster

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Steve Davies, who hit another wonder goal. This afternoon he has

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been talking to Natalie in our The Tactics Truck is back. By

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popular demand! The cameraman loves it. But forget him, because world

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renowned managers have been in this struck with us, international

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goalkeepers, and legends of world football. But tonight, at the man

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in the Tactics Truck is derby county's latest goal hero. Steve

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Davies is just 23, but in his third season with Derby. As soon as I

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have got the ball from under my feet, the first thing on my mind is

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to hit the target. A to get two goals in two weeks at the start of

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the season is great for you? As a striker, it is always nice to score.

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I don't dig I have played the best in the past two two games, the

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gaffer has let me know that. This is what he did on opening day

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against Birmingham. His goal against what birds at the weekend

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was another stunner. -- against Watford. Up until that moment, I

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hadn't had a kick, I was running around, chasing balls. He struggled

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with injury, but is now fit and enjoying himself. We have the likes

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of Croft, Bailey, Bryson, they all live in the same apartment, next

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door. They are always together. I and five or 10 minutes away. As

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soon as we can all get together, we all go out and socialise. Today the

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whole team went bowling and played snooker. This was the first time he

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had seen his goal. I have gone and not seen it at all to about 10

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Boris, the cameraman! Leicester City had an opening day party, but

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it came down like a popped balloon at the weekend. Expectations at the

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club sky high, so even Sven was left to describing the performance

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as poor and unacceptable. A free funfair for the kids was

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just part of the pre-game build up. How about a few Thai dancers? Atria

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with high-kicking girls. Thai massage for stressed fans, although

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this was not on offer after the game. Then some Leicester tradition.

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The team, packed with new signings, nothing could go wrong. Could it?

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They just could not live up to their billing. They created a for a

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few chances after a terrible first half, but dreadful defending gave

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Reading a deserved lead. An opening day blip for promotion favourites.

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We didn't play good football. We all get frustrated by it. The big

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point is, we have to do better. Sven will hope to see that when

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Bristol City visit in two days time. Huge news for Notts County. They

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are to play Juventus. The Italians have invited them to open venue

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41,000 seater stadium, with a game in Italy next month.

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The black and white of Notts County has more humble opponents, Charlton,

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to contend with on Saturday. While they were going down to the

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Londoners, finishing touches were being put to that game against

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Juventus. A century ago, the black- and-white shirts of Notts County

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were exported to Italy. They could hardly believe they have been

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invited to open the new stadium. Does it excite Martin Allen?

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course it does! I know there is a link between the Kits, but that

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still doesn't quantify, to me, paying for us all to go out there

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back and play them. They are planning a return game in

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Nottingham the following season. A stunning story from someone we

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have followed for years here. 22- year-old Chris Adcock from

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Ravenshead in Nottinghamshire sensationally won a silver medal at

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the world badminton -- World Badminton Championships. He was

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unseeded, with his partner, Imogen Bankier. This is them winning their

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semi-final. They beat more fancied pairings. A truly heroic

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performance. Set them up nicely for the book Olympics.

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Not should be playing in the Sydney 40 cricket this evening, but it has

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not started yet. We have got a personal question for

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you. Are you a hoarder? Do you have boxes full of old postcards,

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railway ticket? I think most of us do. Half the time, you don't know

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what you have got all wear it is. But a memory box could be the

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From traditional to a little more unusual. These boxes are represent

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people's special memories. They are individually designed and made in

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Derbyshire. The outside is designed to be shared with the world. But

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when you unlock the box, opened the box, all the private things are

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inside. Every time you look at it it recalls a wonderful memory.

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Quality craftsmanship does of course, to price. It is hand-made,

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completely bespoke. It is from �500 to hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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So you could end up with a memory box of this one, made for a

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passionate theatre fan from Nottingham. Each individual piece

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of this creation, however small, is made from different coloured wood,

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and reflects the scale of Nigel's workforce. We have a plasterers,

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designers, all those details, created through the skills that

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they have. Most projects take about five weeks to complete, but it is

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never too late to add or change things. This can of course make the

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process take a bit longer, or a lot longer. Two years later, it is

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finished, almost! Skilfully crafted, famous carriages from stage and

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screen are around every corner of this piece. -- are famous

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characters. It can be passed down the family, people over the years

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can be adding things to it. It becomes a real history of the

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things that are important to the family, from generation to

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generation. Oh my gosh. Beautiful. They are too

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nice to put anything in the more. I still have on the lips full of

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rubbish! -- envelopes. Time for the weather. I wasn't

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going to bother going to it, I You may be depressed briefly, but

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things are improving after the next 24 hours. The weekend is said to be

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warm. Rain is however on the way. First, thanks to re for sending in

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this photograph. The reason for the change in the weather is the ridge

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of high pressure moving away, you will see this cold front, followed

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by a warm front, and an area of rain. That is pushing its way into

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the west of the Midlands, maybe parts of Derbyshire are starting to

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see it. It will then break up, made its way towards the east, behind it,

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we have scattered showers. A mile the night but last night. -- a mild

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at night than last night. Temperatures, 21 Celsius. The

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showers will then Clear, a try and pretend to the day on Tuesday. --

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dry air and brighter end to the day. Thursday at day going to be a

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mostly dry day. The good news comes on Friday, expected to be dry, warm

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