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

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 40 seconds

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Our top story tonight - some good Good evening and welcome to the

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programme. First tonight a significant jobs boost for the East

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Midlands. Toyota at Burnaston is to create

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1,500 new jobs over the next two years. And that's not all. Nestle

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is to create 300 new jobs at ITS factory in South Derbyshire. The

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Prime Minister was on hand to congratulate workers during pre-

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arranged visits to both factories earlier today. David Cameron said

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it was a vote of confidence in the skills and expertise of the local

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workforce. Let's join our Political Editor

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John Hess who's at Toyota's factory There are just under 3,000 people

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working here and last year getting on for 137,000 cars were made, most

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for export. After recent turbulence, the future is well and truly

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secured. Joining the production line, a

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Prime Minister and a car maker battered by in economic storm.

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David Cameron flanked by Toyota workers was all smiles. 1,500 new

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jobs created at the plant. It is your success, a vote of confidence

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and jobs invested for the future. The impact of the global recession

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and the future of Toyota's operation in doubt, not now. Its

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new hatchback will be made here. is the right time to decide to

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produce more in Europe, localised production and concentrate in the

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UK to make -- create extra jobs in the coming years. The Prime

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Minister told the production line - - toured the direction line. He

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told me he wants a renaissance in manufacture. The government is

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helping with low taxes, deregulation and keeping the

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markets open. The significance of the Prime Minister's visit is to

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promote UK manufacturer but what about the importance of another

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manufacturer, bombarded a? I pledge to people in Derbyshire

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that will work with them to help them bid for new contracts. We are

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putting money into new trains and tracks and carriages and there will

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be opportunities for at the great business. Toyota or will start

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recruiting new staff and next year. Could this be an early sign of

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economic revival? The Prime Minister then it took the

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15 mile drive to South Derbyshire to celebrate another jobs boost.

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Nestle is taking on a 300 more workers a thanks to investment.

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After Toyota, the Prime Minister stopped for a coffee break and a

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chat at Nestle. The number one priority is growth and jobs. And he

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had every reason to be full of beans. Talking to work force which

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has trebled in size exporting coffee to 38 countries. Nestle is

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still digging in at home in Derbyshire, to investing a further

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�110 million to keep up with demand. That means another 300 jobs. They

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will be well trained and technical jobs. We are also committed to

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giving our engineers and technicians a lifetime of learning

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so you can join us at 16 and work through to come out with a

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foundation degree and go onwards and upwards. Three new production

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lines will treble capacity. In the past, it has had trouble finding

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the right blend of skills so a new training academy will focus on jobs

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for graduates and young apprentices. For jobseeker's and the Prime

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Minister, Nestle and twitter have provided 1800 reasons to be

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cheerful. That is how many new opportunities will be created in

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the coming months for people to find work.

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That here and twitter and I am joined by the deputy managing

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director of the UK manufacturing at twitter. This is not just an

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endorsement of Toyota or -- twitter in the UK, also the supply chain.

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Yes, Toyota UK has 50 manufacture and suppliers with which we spent

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�870 million each year. So, those companies will be investing 85

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million as a result of this announcement. In terms of the jobs,

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you will be recruiting, I am aware Jaguar Land Rover is recruiting,

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are those skills out there when it comes to recruiting people? I think

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so. We have a big catchment area within 45 minutes and we will

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trainee. If you come here, we will train you and trainee for a long-

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term career. Does this underscore the imported steel of manufacturing

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in the UK? Absolutely. UK is a good place to make things and make cars.

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We are internationally competitive now. Good to hear. It looks as

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though the work on the new car coming here will start in at just

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under two years. The news of the job announcement

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has been welcomed in Dobby which has seen several major redundancy

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announcements recently. -- in Derby. There was cynicism that the Prime

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Minister did not pay a visit in darker days.

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East Midlands Today has learnt they could be more good news on the jobs

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front for the city. In Derby they are proud of the

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city's connections with a helping to build planes, trains and

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automobiles. Add plenty of good news on the four will front. Some

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criticism of the Prime Minister did not call in to bombard the AA. A

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worker lives in Burnaston next to twitter. It follows good news where

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it is easy to turn up at a factory and a senior jobs when there is a

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place down the road where they are announcing a 1,400 job losses.

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Those are the places he should be visiting, they need reassurance and

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comforting. The council leader is meeting David Cameron at a number

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10 reception this evening. government have got the message and

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will try to deliver the new contracts which will enable us to -

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- then to run in the city. The jobs at twitter and Nestle, this is

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going to get Derby City moving. Hundreds of jobs were also lost in

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Derby this summer with the break-up of the internet bank, egg. We

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understand a major call-centre operator is on the verge of

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agreeing to take over half of this site. If it goes ahead, it will

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provide many more much-needed jobs and could guarantee another high-

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profile political visit. Not such good news in

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Leicestershire tonight. A factory is to close with the loss of 155

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jobs. The standard soap factory was formed in 1928 but in 1995 was

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taken over by a Malaysian company which produces a Crabtree and

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Evelyn. It is expected to shatter Christmas.

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You are watching East Midlands Today. Still to come: the flicks,

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ticks and tricks to take this quite conned a teenager to the Olympics.

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-- taekwondo. Around 20,000 people lined the

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streets of Leicester today to welcome a soldier's home from

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Afghanistan. After being greeted by the cheering crowds, they were

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granted the freedom of the city. Our social affairs correspondent

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reports. An ancient military tradition these

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soldiers have been fighting a modern war. They march through

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Leicester carrying lances and wearing ceremonial uniforms and

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they were followed by two of the tanks they used in Afghanistan.

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This is a chance for the people to welcome the Richmond home. There

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are thousands lining the streets today. Look at the reception.

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coming to see my cousin back from Afghanistan. I want to see him

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marching. A we have to support them as much as we can. They are

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brilliant. Really proud of what they have done. Shame they're

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coming back with injuries. Really proud. My father was killed in the

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second world war. It is really emotional. There was a formal

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inspection. Order! And then they were given the freedom of the city.

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I had a tear in my eye. The atmosphere it is a treat. It's

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really good. When people turn out in the crowds, it makes you proud

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to be a soldier. And what to stand for. They spent six hot months

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protecting part of Helmand Province trying to get locals on side. They

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have been fighting battles against the Taliban and a convinced it's

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making a difference. The guys are happy with what they achieved. They

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can do to the markets and see the locals do not feel local insurgency

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punishing them. It is the happiness of the local individuals is plain

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to see. It has been years since the East Midlands has seen a crowd this

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size for a homecoming parade and the support means so much for the

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In other news: a man arrested in connection with a tap-in has been

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released on bail. The two men were injured on Charles statement that.

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But when tipped and arrested yesterday in London was released on

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bail. A woman's desperate wait for a

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captain dropped. They then, are apt want the option

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is an ant may be as correspondent reports, she is now an been dropped

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or conduct. It is the attempt it's this morning

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is and 43 that have stopped a month and it popped to expect the at the

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two years. We kept it is Manchester victims and white. Since the

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meeting the or stopped is tipped, topped it up and were Britons still

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works. She sipped as this, but he, and... There is a risk of

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complications, a shortage of donors and other people waiting. And the,

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the innate more options warmth. Accept people want what it must or

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opt and then kept that up as more people on their making. Is the

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memorial to more than 400 people who updated organs and tissue

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transplant in Nottingham's and snapped. These days, in intensive

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care, next to him and accept no about 1% that. But when it becomes

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wrapped this passion and hoped they'd call it the do and what

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people he stepped up the people. we all in all my with warmth since

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he chipped doesn't the the option Mark McCormack and get treatment

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plants and stopped more people will talk.

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You are watching East Midlands today eat. It has been the driest

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year for their kids. Statements have seen only half as much

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rainfall as usual. And for some places that dry

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weather is costing a small fortune. As Paul Bradshaw reports, St

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Peter's church at Thornton is in danger of becoming the leaning

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tower of Leicestershire. Are are all winners in force when

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the Church in Thornton. -- Bell ringers. His Cilic still has since

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bought at a script up so, a pig announce that all but No It seems

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the allotments are conspiring against it. Has sapped the footings

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which has caused it to move from the body of the nave. You can see

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the beginning of the. As bigger up the tail, there is water. Unchecked,

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it is it that it will split from the church, a problem that will

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cost Allison's team ethics. The up and 19th at all after home so that

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any of the movement is not restricted. Out expect costs to

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reach a son pounds. If the money, he raised, St Peter's may be forced

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to close. The church used for weddings throughout the summer.

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Most of them ask us to run but bulls. It is an important pot of

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the community. We are currently guardians of this church and it is

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important because it that the future. It is hoped that after the

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work is completed, because will be able to run for many years to come.

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A lovely church. In a moment, we will be going down

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the market. And what a difference a year makes,

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this time last year we were covered in snow. It is not the same story

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this year. We have a bond of rain There's nothing quite like the

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atmosphere of a thriving market. And it's often the best place to go

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for cheap, good quality food. So, shoppers and stallholders in

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Leicester might be forgiven for feeling a little anxious about

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plans to transform their centuries old market. I've been to find out

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more. I think this to be well the best

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fruit and vegetable markets in a country. But changes of but and the

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stall holders are hoping they will be for the but, and they don't

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throw the baby up with the bathwater. The people spoken except

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since the bid of concentration will not be known until next month. It

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seems stall holders want improvements to their stalls and

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then stopped not that keen on the act since these indoor mock it. All

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agreed this to be tapped. Got to get it right. We at a big customer

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base. For many of the stall holders, the market really is a, after. -- A

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family affair. Changes off her name. On you can sit? A lot at all.

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city council and stall holders to and always see eye-to-eye are put

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on his, this is deep and hit agreement sent off. We want to make

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it better, more vibrant and walked to stick the public. A place where

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traders will want to come and do this and what people will want to

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shock. All those whom of the mock it, there is a chance to question

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of the one about the changes tomorrow on BBC Radio Leicester

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form of May am. There is a card is apt on my

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It is quite why it for me today. News of a pretty dead football loan

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deadline day. The window shut nearly two hours ago and the only

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move at our clubs was confirmation that striker Tamas Priskin had,

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indeed, arrived at Derby County - helping solve a major striker

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crisis at Pride Park. Elsewhere though, managers seem content to

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work with what they have at least until the January transfer window.

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Do we need numbers? Not just some the. We've got plenty of us. Could

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it does the balance of the squad? Possibly but apt to bring there is

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an for the sake of it. Export a couple possibilities -- we have

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explored. If week and once somebody, it would be... One of the joys of

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sport is watching an under the radar athlete come from nowhere to

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get success. And ahead of next year's Olympic Games in London, we

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could have one of those emerging stars from right here in the East

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Midlands. Ross Fletcher's been to Manchester to see him in action.

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This is what or limpet had wandered You have to be explicit and focused.

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-- you have to be explosive. It was ecstatic. This was but I was

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leading 6-1 at one point. This is stepped dipped with his drugs which

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is ridiculous. -- with his legs. When I first joined the academy,

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was quite but this and she. I didn't believe in myself. The

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coaches and support stuck up the bill, combatants. He is by some in

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three of his British team-mates for once bought at London and double. -

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- London 2012. A it is very competitive. At the end of the day,

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it is a selfish act. Ribbon as the big tournaments to prove his worth

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As winter draws on, do you like to stay put and embrace the chilly

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weather or would you prefer to jet off to warmer climes? Whether

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you're taking off or not - there have already been thousands of

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arrivals and departures in the bird world. Sally Pepper Goes Wild again

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It has been a few months but we are back at Rutland Water with the

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project officer. Last time, the Ospreys had made their return from

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their winter migration to Africa. They really are amazing birds. They

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have made their winter migration again. Yes, they are wintering in a

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tropical West Africa and today you cannot blame them! We were lucky

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this year because we have followed them on their migration and one of

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them reached the South of Guinea in 14 days. He flew from Rutland down

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towards London and across the Channel to Paris and fished in the

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River Seine and then carried across branch, the Pyrenees, Spain and he

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flew past Madrid and then across the Mediterranean into North Africa.

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And then across the Sahara. And then down into the tropics and into

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Guinea where he will spend the next few months. So, we have seen the

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amazing journey the Ospreys have taken to warmer climes. It has made

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room for thousands of ducks. Yes, it is a dark cavern. We counted

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around 30,000 ducks around the reservoir which was the most we

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have recorded. Where are they flying from? They are coming from

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all over continental Europe, some ducks we have come from Russia,

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they might be flying 1,500 miles, some might have come from northern

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Germany or Sweden. The shoveler has a great big beak. It filters the

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water so it uses it to sift out the aquatic invertebrates. There is

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another duck, an incredibly important place, they look a bit

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plain, they are the grey ones. The females are more Brown. They have a

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white flash on the sides. Rutland Water is the most important site in

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the UK for them and we counted something like 2,400 which was the

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maximum count ever recorded at a single site in the UK. Rutland

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Water is breaking the records. After a typical gloomy November

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date at Rutland Water, I am freezing. For the ducks they are

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finding is almost tropical. Let's get a cup of tea. Let's do it.

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looked lovely in the mist. Rutland Water is always beautiful. It was a

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lovely report. Gorgeous. I cannot believe it is a year ago we had

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snow. Gritting the roads. getting to work. Very different now.

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There is none of that on the There is a chance of some snow. We

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will notice a dramatic change in what we have been experiencing. A

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very mild day to day. This was the satellite picture. This was the

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country a year ago, virtually covered in snow. A little bit of

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green peeping through. We have a slightly different picture today. A

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mild day, it started quite misty. Paul Taylor captured this picture.

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A misty start. A David gradually improved. There was some sunshine

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the first thing. What we have tonight is strong wind, it will

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start to develop and the band of rain will weaken as it works its

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way towards the south-east corner. The wind will become quite squally,

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and the range starts to work southwards overnight. Heavy bursts

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around as well. This guy's well clear behind it. A minimum

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temperature tonight of six Celsius -- their skies. It will be breezy,

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quite a bright one. Early morning sunshine but a line of showers into

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the afternoon. The chance of catching a shower tomorrow. The

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wind comes from the south-west but not as mild as today. Ten Celsius.

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High-pressure sitting in the south towards the weekend, low-pressure

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affecting Scotland and the North West. Saturday will be a windy day.

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A dry and bright day. Some rain overnight Saturday and Sunday. The

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skies Brighton on Sunday but the wind strengthens, a windy day on

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