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This is East Midlands Today with Dominic Heale and me, Anne Davies.

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Our top story tonight. Jailed. A 79-year-old paedophile who abused

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boys over two decades. A cunning predator, Peter Holland

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used his position at church to groom young boys. When researchers

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house, we found a suitcase full of photographs.

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Derby City Council announces �20 million of a savings, 500 jobs are

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to go. The man at badly injured in a crash

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who did not want the man responsible to be jailed. I could

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get pretty miserable, but I do not intend to do that.

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And on occasion, we get the low- down behind the scenes of the

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latest in Jane Eyre film to be made Welcome to Friday's programme.

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First tonight. A 79-year-old pensioner has been jailed for six

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years for the sexual abuse of children spanning almost two

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decades. Peter Holland admitted crimes against 12 schoolboys in

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Nottingham. But detectives believe there could

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have been hundreds of victims. And it's emerged that Holland had

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already been jailed for similar sex offences over 50 years ago. Our

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Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, reports. Justice

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finally caught up with Peter Holland today as he was sentenced

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for crimes going back to 1970s. Crimes that ruined a string of

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young lives. Let me show you some of the photographs. The police

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knocked on Holland's doors after a former victim finally came forward

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last year. They found thousands of catalogued photographs with details

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that helped them trace several others. Men who are now in their

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30s and 40s. I was probably the first person they told. There was a

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lot of silence. I think there was a lot of relief that it had now come

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out. These people had never disclosed to anybody the extent of

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the abuse, not even to their wives, to their parents. I think the

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victims run into hundreds. The photographs speak for themselves.

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Holland groomed some of his victims by volunteering at church and in

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Scout groups. Earning their parents' trust and then taking them

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on trips to the fair and on holidays. That shows him on holiday

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with one of the victims. This other shot here is taken at Center Parcs

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and it shows one of the victims swimming in the pool. Holland even

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used workmates at the Plessey factory to meet some of his victims.

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But to his neighbours, he presented a very different face. He was very

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kind. He always comes round if we are not very well or anything and

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does shopping, or runs people to the doctors, all that sort of thing.

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Detectives say when they came here to arrest Peter Holland last year,

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he was not at all surprised. In fact, it was the knock on the door

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he had been expecting for decades. That is because he had a long track

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record of sexual abuse. These blurry photographs were taken more

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than 50 years ago when he was jailed the first time. Church of

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England authorities say that conviction would have showed up

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with the safeguards now in place. We are deeply sorry that this has

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happened in the context of his membership of one of our churches.

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We apologise unreservedly to the victims who are out there, some we

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know and some we do not know. We would join the police in urging

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others to come forward. Detectives say he was a cunning sexual

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predator and they say it beggars belief that he got away with it for

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so long. Jeremy Ball's with us in the studio.

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These crimes happened several years ago. So how did the police find

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Peter Holland's victims? A lot of them were traced through

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Facebook. By searching for names that Holland had written on the

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back of those old photos. He left dates too, so detectives had a good

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idea of how old those men would have been now. And they simply

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compared the photos with their profile pictures. And if the two

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seemed to match, then officers sent them a message, asking them to get

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in touch. We heard the police there saying

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Holland's victims had kept this abuse quiet. How were they

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affected? It's been traumatic for some of

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them. The youngest victims were only 8 years old. Three of the boys

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were brothers. And one was abused in chuch. Today the judge told

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Holland he was a manipulative, predatory paedophile.

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We heard the police there saying Derby City Council today announced

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it was to make hundreds more staff redundant. It said it was being

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forced to make �20 million of savings to balance the budgets.

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Unions have called the cuts a tragedy for staff, services and the

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city of Derby, as Sarah Teale reports.

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These were the scenes earlier this year when Derby City Council

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announced the largest cuts in its history. There were widespread

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protests them. 465 staff took voluntary redundancy. Unions warned

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that more would follow. Today, the council announced it has to make a

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further �20 million of savings to balance the budget for next year.

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It said the money would be found by losing 500 full-time posts from its

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6100 strong workforce. That is a lot of jobs. What the expecting

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people to do? They should be creating jobs, not cutting them.

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People try very hard, but the often complain that they are the only one

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so there. It is the reaction amongst the people of Derby. They

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should see this as a tragedy for their services. Staff morale is low.

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You have people trying to provide good quality service on a reduced

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the workforce and budget. All that creates pressure and unmanageable

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workloads. In a statement, the council said it was unfortunate

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there had to be job losses, but there was no alternative. The

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council said that it was committed to getting as many voluntary

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redundancies as possible. So they would be offering an enhanced

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packaged to any staff the volunteered to leave. Staffing

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costs are only a percentage of the savings which need to be made. More

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cuts in services are inevitable. The council has not said where they

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will be yet. Still to come on the programme -

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going nowhere. Forest boss Steve McClaren tells us frustrations have

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been vented by both him and the board. But he's not quitting.

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And we have an ex hurricane on the way as we head towards the weekend.

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It is skipping the States and crossing the pond and working its

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way towards us bringing some strong winds and potentially heavy rain. I

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Next tonight, the many thousands of patients rushed to hospital only to

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face delays when they get there. East Midlands Today has uncovered

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more evidence of the strain that our accident and emergency units

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are under. A freedom of information request by

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the BBC has revealed huge increases in the number of patients having to

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wait longer to be handed over by ambulance staff to hospital medical

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teams. Live now to our Health Correspondent Rob Sissons.

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Those delays are not just act at the un -- the queue and see, right

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across the region. -- QM see. The fear is that hold-ups are reducing

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the fire poor power of ambulance crews our A&E units are under

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strain. After being stretchered and, the handover to the hospital team

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typically involves a brief consultation and the transfer of

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information. The target is to do this within 15 minutes of arrival.

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Increasingly, it is being missed. We have a spike in demand, activity

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increases and lots of patience, do the hospital at the same time.

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we can reveal the extent of the handover hold ups. Last year,

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across the East Midlands, over 98,000 patients had to wait longer

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than the target time of 15 minutes. And Nottingham's QMC had the

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biggest delays. Leicester's handover doubled. The ambulance

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service say improvements are needed. We are under strain, but for the

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vast majority of the time, the system works very well. It is when

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they get peaks in demand, and they are often unpredictable, that we

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struggle. This patient was taken in with chest pains. His handover was

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up two minutes. He was impressed, but it was quiet. It is good when

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it has been like that. They do a lot here. The hospital stresses

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that that the more seriously ill patients are always prioritise.

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Hospitals across the East Midlands are putting together action plans

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to sort this out. The problems, if they carry on, may get worse over

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the winter. Maybe the fact that this barrier spiralling demand and

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finite resources, solutions may be more competent

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British detectives who are reviewing the search for Madeleine

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McCann have travelled to Portugal for formal meetings with the

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authorities there. Scotland Yard says its officers have conducted

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face-to-face discussions with police who led the massive hunt

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when Madeleine disappeared. She was nearly four when she went missing

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from Praia da Luz in the Algarve in 2007. The Metropolitan Police has

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begun to review the original investigation after a request from

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the Home Secretary. A 45-year-old man who was assaulted

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in Nottingham just over a week ago has died. Rajkumar Thurairajah was

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found with serious injuries on Lawson Street in Radford. A man has

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been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and actual

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bodily harm. A man seriously injured in a road

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crash involving a drunk driver says he wishes the motorist had not been

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sent to prison. 69-year-old Peter Small from Sileby in Leicestershire

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suffered head injuries and now uses a wheelchair. But he asked the

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courts to order the driver and passenger to carry out voluntary

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service instead of going to jail. Helen Astle reports.

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Peter Small is still recovering from the crash which happened in

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October last year. He suffered multiple injuries including a

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smashed leg which may still have to be amputated. He had a fractured

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pelvis, a broken arm and cracked ribs. It hit a had happened when I

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was 40, I might have had a different attitude because of my

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responsibilities. But it did not. Peter was travelling along here

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when he was involved in a head-on clash. The driver of the other car

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was drunk, was not insured and did not have a driving licence. After

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the accident, Peter road to the Crown Prosecution Service asking

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for the drunk driver and his passenger not to be sent to prison.

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These two las Arab the beginning of their lives, they are both young. I

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would hate to think that something, for me which is not as bad as all

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that would turn into something very unfortunate for them. Despite his

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pleas, the pair were jailed yesterday. I do not want this to

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last on my conscience too long. If they wish to see be, I would be

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very happy to talk to them about it. What do you hope to achieve?

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would hope that they can continue their lives and rebuild their lives.

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The sad thing is I think that prison sentences I'll of Richard

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plot and I do not think it is appropriate. -- our are Richard

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The mother of a 3-year-old boy has spoken about the support she has

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received since he was killed just over a week ago. Dylan Crean from

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Albert Village near Swadlincote was airlifted to hospital but died from

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his injuries. A 21-year-old man has been charged with his murder.

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Consultation on a review of school terms in Nottinghamshire has closed.

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The city council is deciding whether to bring in a five-term

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school year with four weeks holiday in the summer. The authority

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believes this would enable pupils to achieve higher standards. Next

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month the council will start considering the opinions it has

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gathered. Next tonight, police in parts of

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Leicester have begun a crackdown on muggers. Operation Harvest has been

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prompted by a rise in burglaries and street robberies in the east of

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the city. Paul Bradshaw has been to meet one of the victims who says

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she will never get over it. Mary Adams was mobbed at a bus-stop

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earlier this year. Her thieves stole and necklace bought by her

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has been the day before he died. She says she will never get over it.

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It was dreadful. Her story is not unique. Police are now taking form

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were action. There were two a muggings in the area. Two remember

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were robbed by the same man. Both burglaries and muggings have shot

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up in the first six months of this year compared with the same period

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Police and are spending �50,000 to put more officers on the streets to

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try to make communities feel safer. Every victim of a crime, it causes

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distress and upset. If we can prevent attacks from taking place,

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it is better for everybody. We are trying to help people from becoming

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victims of that type of crime and also to identify offenders.

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Really's family have replace the net result was storeman, but the

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memories that -- me the's family have replaced them reckless up was

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stolen, but the memories of what happened will never go away.

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Coming up. Notts County's big night at Juventus, but first Nottingham

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Forest manager Steve McClaren insists he is bemused about stories

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he wants to quit. McClaren was speaking publically for the first

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time today since headlines were plastered all over the tabloids and

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broadsheets about his desire to leave the the club.

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Steve McClaren was all smiles here at training today, but it has been

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a turbulent few weeks at the city Ground. What happened last Friday?

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That is a good question. I was away went all that was going on back

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home. Frustrations were vented and points were made. Things have

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settled down. We know the parameters we are working with them.

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Did you ever think of quitting? do not know with a story has come

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from. My commitment is to the players, to the players in that

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dressing room. But it was not all paper talk. Three months after

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joining, he the board were at loggerheads. It is frustrating, the

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players we have not been able to get. It must all seem it so

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familiar to Forest fans. Another transfer window has come and gone

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Ambleside names. -- and no signings. Steve McClaren is now building

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bridges with the board. It is something that does take time. If

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it had come straight away, everybody would have been delighted,

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but it has to be expected. It has been put to bed. McLaren is moving

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What an evening yesterday for Notts County. What an honour. At Italian

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giants Juventus to help them open their new stadium with the first

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game ever played there. A massive reward for the decision by one man

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over 100 ago to send Juve an old Notts kit.

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The replacement for the old and and loved Stadium of Juventus is

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magnificent. Any team could have been chosen for the ceremony, but

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instead Notts County for the cells flying out to them. -- found

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themselves flying out to Italy. had to pinch myself that we were

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going there. It feels like Christmas Day. For me to be taking

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the team to Juventus is surreal. Why the honour? It is black and

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white stripes. Gifted do Juventus in 19 of three by John Savage. --

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Make one Notts County against A penalty in the second half. The

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Italians played their national stereotype by becoming robust. But

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as a Notts County substitutes help to balance the sides, the Magpies

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started to irritate. The first visitor to score a goal at

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Juventus' new stadium was a Notts County player. It was fantastic, I

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will enjoy it while it lasts. banter with their will not -- the

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fans who where there will not forget it.

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All our Championship sides are away this weekend. Leicester are off to

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Barnsley and Derby to Coventry as the season gets a bit of a restart

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after the international break. The characters that came in during

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the summer have proved it on and off the pitch. We have a good

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camaraderie. It is a very important moment now. There are five games

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before the next international break. I think it is important that those

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five of one. And, as ever, all four clubs have

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full live coverage on your BBC local radio stations. Brilliant

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commentators bringing you the games. What more could you want?

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Before we leave football, I would like to mention Ilkeston FC. They

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missed out on non-league day last weekend. So they're offering Derby

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and Forest season ticket holders half price entry to tomorrow's game

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with Quorn. Just 3.50. Got to be worth a punt.

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In rugby, it is away games for Leicester Tigers, off to old

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sparring partners Wasps, and for Nottingham who go to Moseley.

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Results and action here on Monday. Meanwhile Martin Johnson's England

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take on Argentina in the World Cup in New Zealand. Good luck to all

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the Tigers in the squad against the Pumas tomorrow morning. But there's

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already been an East Midlands player in action. Nottingham

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Rugby's Sione Kalamafoni played for Tonga in the opening game of the

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tournament earlier today. He was on the wrong end of a 41-10 defeat to

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the All Blacks. Finally cricket, and all three of

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our counties in action. Notts in all sorts of trouble, following on

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at Edgbaston. An intriguing last day in prospect in Derby. Kent

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chasing 198 to win. And Leicestershire's collapsed this

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morning. They're following on too. Football Focus have a full report

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from the Juventus game, make sure to watch it.

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Next, a tale of romance and forbidden passion. No, it's not

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Celebrity Big Brother. It's a real classic.

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The latest film version of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is in

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cinemas tonight and it's the third screen version to be filmed at

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Haddon Hall near Bakewell in just over 15 years. James Roberson went

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to see what impact these films have on Haddon Hall and the area.

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This is the banqueting hall. Janet is that manager at Haddon

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Hall and shows the behind-the- In this courtyard, they had horses

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will stop to get a horses into this, they had to bring them air through

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the House. Jane Eyre has almost become an industry here. Thank God

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Zeffirelli made his film version here was stop the BBC made their TV

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series. Glastir, another film was It was very important that we did

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not try to employ wins the director about which rooms would be used for

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each scene. The films are good for local business. Local hotels have

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been full of actors and production staff. The Peacock Hotel was

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delighted to accommodate Dame Judi Dench. People want to stay with the

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stars stayed. It is good for Everyone involved in this version

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of Jane Eyre is hoping it will be great for the box office and for

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It is passionate! Yes. Come down, dear. There is some wind

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Come down, dear. There is some wind Yes, we have had a lovely day, but

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things are set to change. We have a hurricanes heading our way. This is

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a great portal. It is a Category 1 hurricanes at the moment. It is

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dragging his way across the Atlantic. By the time we get to

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Sunday night, those are winds will be really strong, up to storm-force

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and part of the UK. We have got a yellow alert issue across the East

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Midlands for these potentially strong winds. That is the key thing

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for our region. Just be aware of that. I will be here over the

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weekend to keep you posted. For now, we had some lovely warm and sunny

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spells it through the course of the afternoon. The cloud is gradually

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increasing now as we go through the evening. It is bring him one or two

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showers. But you might miss them altogether. Those temperatures,

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very warm. A minimum temperatures of 17 Celsius. For September, that

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is quite surprising. Quite humid as well. We will see cloudy skies for

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the start of the weekend. Patchy outbreaks of rain. That cold blood

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is working his way through, but it will not hang around for too long.

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-- that cold front. Temperatures tomorrow, still quite good. 21

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Celsius. But that breeze will start to increase. That really is the

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theme as we go through the weekend. On Sunday, quite a blustery day.

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