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

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Our top story tonight, shock and disbelief in Melton Mowbray after a

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father turns on his family. Former police inspector Toby Day

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was sacked just over a week ago. Yesterday, he attacked his wife and

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children, leaving the quiet community here horrified.

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In other news: how CCTV cameras trapped a rapist as he followed his

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victim through a city's streets. Also tonight: deadline day for

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solar panels. Why there is such a rush to get them on your roof.

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And why these children are full of Good evening and welcome to

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Friday's programme. First tonight, it seems a former senior police

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officer killed his wife and young daughter just days after being

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sacked from the Leicestershire force.

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Toby Day left his two other children with serious injuries

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before killing himself at the family home. The deaths have left a

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community in shock. From Melton Mowbray, here's Helen Astle.

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Good evening. This is a quiet rural community. Last night people here

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were worried by what they were seeing. Today, they're devastated.

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As you say, two adults and a child are dead. And two older children

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are lying in hospital beds in a stable condition. What happened

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behind this front door was horrific. It was tragic. And tonight there is

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just one question, why? The police continued their

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investigations today. This is where they were first alerted. It was

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around 4:20pm yesterday when a 15 year-old girl with serious injuries

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ran to the school for help. She has been named as Kimberley day. Her

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mother worked at the school. Kimberley is now in a stable

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condition in at Nottingham. After being alerted, the police forced

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their way into the family home. They found two adults and two other

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children. One of the children, a 13 year-old boy, believed to be called

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Adam, was still alive. He is also in this stable condition in

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hospital. What -- what about those who died? This man was dismissed

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from the force last Thursday following a misconduct hearing. The

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woman and child have yet to be formally identified. They are

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thought to be his wife, Samantha, and their daughter, Genevieve, who

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was six years old. It is believed he attacked his family before

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killing himself. The local community is horrified. I can

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honestly say that I am really devastated. It has been an awful

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shock to the community. I am praying for those children that are

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run the hospital. She worked in that the nursery where my little

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one went to the nursery. It is awful, everybody is really shocked.

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I knew them by name because I know a lot of farmers and the committee.

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They were well thought of by their neighbours. More than that a, I

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really cannot say. But they were children but I know. Melton Mowbray

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will be very heavily hit by what we have experienced yesterday and this

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morning. He seemed like a model police officer and family man. We

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will look over his police career now.

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He has campaigned for... The law could and should do a huge amount

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more. A one of his most high- profile cases had been helping to

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relight a mother from Leicester with her young son who had been

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taken to Dickie by his father. Today, London Chapman, the woman

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who was helped by Toby day, was too upset to be interviewed on camera

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but she said it was because of his work that she got her son back. She

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described him as an amazing man. He developed community links in a

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posting in Leicester. A lot of the people were very happy with Toby's

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record so I am sure that they are just as shocked as me. We were full

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of admiration for him. He seemed to get things done. In a lot of cases,

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you never hear anything else but with Toby, he would follow it up

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and get back to you. Three years ago, we filmed him training for a

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marathon, raising cash for Crimestoppers. It was in memory of

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a colleague who had been killed by her boyfriend. It is an independent

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charity and wouldn't exist without charitable donations. I've seen

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through my work how valuable it is and it makes a huge difference to

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people who are very vulnerable. the end, his professional life was

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in disarray also puts family life turned to tragedy soon afterwards.

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Police are keen to speak to anyone who spoke to Toby Day yesterday. We

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have learned in the last half-an- hour but three independent Police

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Complaints Commission will not be examining the incident. Post mortem

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examinations were due to have taken place this afternoon. But tonight,

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this community is coming to terms with its loss. You're watching East

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Midlands Today. Still to come, a couple behind a sham Indian

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marriage are jailed. And a full weekend weather forecast

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from Sally. I need my coat on, definitely my staff -- Scarff,

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heart as well. Now I am ready for the cold weather. The question is,

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A rapist who was described by a judge as a very high risk to the

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public is tonight beginning an indefinite sentence after attacking

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a woman on her way to work. Police say the conviction of

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Matthew Mee was largely down to the effectiveness of CCTV. Our Chief

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News reporter Quentin Rayner has been finding out how cameras and a

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bank of screens helped catch him within 48 hours.

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Around 4:00am on... A 26 year-old randomly chose a woman to stalk and

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rape. The 40 miles on the outset of Nottingham and through the city

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centre, he followed a Polish woman. She had only been in the UK for

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three weeks and was walking to her factory job. These images track him

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of pursuing her through the centre. By the time she reached Queen's

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Drive, she was so terrified, she sat in the middle of a road. He

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kicked her to get up and convinced the driver she was his girlfriend

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and they had been arguing. Even granted by the throat and tried to

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her into bushes where he repeatedly raped her for an hour. In a

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statement, the victim said what happened to her here has ruined her

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life. She still has anxiety and panic attacks and when she can slip,

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she has nightmares when all she can see is his face. She says she does

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not know if she can ever trust another man again in the future.

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Nottingham is covered by more than 200 cameras. After the rape, an

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image of the man was distributed to all officers. 48 hours later, he

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was arrested. The following day, he was arrested for shoplifting and an

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officer who had seen the image on our briefing tool found himself sat

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there for -- was sat before him. Because of his fitness, he

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recognised him from the four. As a result, he was arrested. He was

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given an indeterminate wreck -- sentence. He cannot be considered

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for parole for at least four years. A private company has won the

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contract to run ambulance services for non-emergency patients across

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the region. East Midlands Ambulance Service has been operating the

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region's non-emergency medical transport for years but now a

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private company will take over. The contract is worth �130 million over

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five years. Primary care trusts say patients will benefit from new

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vehicles, shorter waiting times and better communication.

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A Nottingham doctor has been disciplined for abusing a system

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designed to ensure that people with learning disabilities have regular,

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good quality health checks. Doctor Hans Herbert Leo Mayer, who was a

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GP at the Bull farm primary care centre in Mansfield, failed to

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carry out the health checks on patients living at a residential

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home. He also made false records of examinations. The General Medical

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Council has suspended him from practise for nine months.

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Next, the Leicester bride who flew to India for a sham marriage. Meena

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Tailor's only guest was her real partner, who was paid almost �4,000.

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Today they've both been jailed, along with the Indian groom who

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took part in the immigration scam. This couple lived as a husband and

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wife, they had a child under a joint mortgage but they both

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travelled to India so she could marry another man. He was an Indian

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national he wanted permission to settle here. Immigration officials

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are convinced he paid her for a marriage of convenience. He was

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given details of what the house was like... He kept detailed notes to

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answer questions about the wife he hardly knew and to make it look as

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though the marriage was genuine. What cars they have, what bank

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accounts they have, favourite colours, drinks. Also, what they

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have been on holiday, it was almost his script so he could show they

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were in their relationship. Clearly, this was deception. He falsely

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claimed he was living at this house in Glenfield which was being bought

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by Taylor and her genuine partner. All three of them got credit for

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pleading guilty but the judge said people involved in sham marriages

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have to go to prison and this was a carefully planned scam to enable

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the Indian man to stay in the UK. He will be deported after his

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sentence is served. A man from Derbyshire is taking legal action

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against a holiday firm after experiencing what he's called a

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nightmare cruise. Don Mackintosh from Long Eaton says

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his trip was ruined by illness. 76 year-old Dom McIntosh enjoys

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boat cruises but in 10th January -- 2010 said his cruise around the

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Canary Islands was an awful experience. He and others taking

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legal action said he suffered gastric illness. We saw all the

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cabin crew taking trays to the cabins where people were ill. The

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boat looked grubby to me, may be that is my opinion, but I was not

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happy with the cleanliness. The cabin stewards on our DEC were

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students. In a statement, Thompson said we closely monitor all the

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ships in our fleet to ensure that the strictest health, safety,

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hygiene and comfort levels are maintained. He wants to be given

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reasons for why he fell ill on board the cruise. He was looking

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forward to his holiday. He didn't expect to fall ill. For a lot of

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these clients, the reason why they end up pursuing legal actions

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because they want to find out exactly what went wrong. He says

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the experience has not put him off holiday cruises but once fair

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compensation. -- he wants.

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Now, Monday is a crucial date in the diary if you plan to harness

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the power of the sun. It's the Government deadline for installing

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solar panels with a high lead-in tariff.

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That means if you put your solar panels up before next week you can

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sell the units of electricity you produce at the highest rate. So,

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for solar panel companies, it's a case of getting them up now.

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On a day like this, you can see why so many people are pushing to get

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panels put up. The government is cutting VAT subsidy paid for solar

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produce electricity. It means that if you have panels installed before

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Monday, you would generate electricity at 43 pence per unit.

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After Monday, that goes down to 21p and that is why have they are --

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there is such a rush. These are Nottingham city homes and they are

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hoping to have panels fitted on 1300 of their properties by Monday.

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The reason to rush to this deadline on the scheme is because all the

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income generated from these panels behind us will go to the council

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and that will be reinvested in housing stock. It has been

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incredibly busy. We've managed to install nearly 120 systems a-week

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for the last five weeks to maximise the installations before that offer

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of December. There is scaffolding everywhere, refers all over the

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city. We are going to hit our target. Pauline has already had his

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put up and along with her husband, who is not very well, they used a

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lot of electricity. All Electric, yes. Cooker, fire, oxygen. Tell me

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about the oxygen. He can be honoured for 15 hours a day but

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only when he just comes out of hospital. Is it a weight off not

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having to pay so much? It will be when it is up and running. I think

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our benefit from it. Solar panel companies say it is still worth

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having the panels fitted after Monday. The sun will just not

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generate quite so much weight. -- money.

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It's 50 years today since the drug Ibuprofen was discovered by a team

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of researchers in Nottingham. Team leader Dr Stewart Adams then

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developed the drug, launching it in the UK in 1969 as a treatment for

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rheumatoid arthritis. Nurofen followed in 1983, available over

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the counter for the first time. Products based on Ibruprofen are

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now on regular sale in more than 80 countries around the world.

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very pleased about it and it is important to say it is a Nottingham

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drug. It has produced almost entirely on this city site when it

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was Boots' research department. I started off with a blank piece of

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paper and one technician. From that came either approach from which is

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a drug used worldwide. So many things were started, invented a

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discovered in the East Midlands. Still to come on the programme: the

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children thinking ahead to spring. The ground may be cold and muddy

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but in a few months' time there'll An MP wants the government to think

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again about handing substantial new funding to Nottingham because his

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own City has been excluded. Jon Ashworth says it's nonsense

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that Leicester's lost out because it's the biggest city in the region.

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InterCity rivalry between Nottingham and Leicester is hardly

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new but this latest spat started when the Deputy Prime Minister Nick

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Clegg announced a new cash, up to �1 billion, for England's eight

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biggest cities. In the East Midlands, that B is Nottingham,

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Leicester is not included. But why? It is disappointing that Leicester

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are still not considered a core City. The other pre-eminent city in

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the East Midlands. This rivalry between cities is a healthy thing.

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Cities have a competitiveness and verve that should be encouraged.

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The government shows the eight so- called core cities for their

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economic importance include Nottingham, Birmingham and

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Manchester. Leicester shares it should be in the core City club

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also put operation is bigger and the rate of economic activity is

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also higher than Nottingham. raced in the House of Commons

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yesterday, pushed the minister, and Our Mare has raised it with

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ministers. How will push ministers further and try to get them to

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change their minds and at Leicester to this list of cities. At a time

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when government funding is tied, Nottingham's claim to be the

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region's number-one course it you may be questioned again. -- core

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city. And John's at the movies this week

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for The Politics Show. The story of Grantham's most famous daughter

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Margaret Thatcher is heading to the big screen. Here's more.

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I will be getting the contrasting verdicts of striking miners and

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older women of this film. I will be asking them whether Meryl Streep

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cuts the mustard. So join Marie Ashby and the team for the Politics

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Show this Sunday, from 12 noon here on BBC One. It looks like a good

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safe -- a good film, that. First tonight, we start with

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football. There's a full programme this weekend and none of our

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Championship clubs are quite hitting their straps right now. Our

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weekend preview starts with Nottingham Forest who are down at

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the wrong end of the table. Manager Steve Cotterill believes they are

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due a change in fortunes. Angela Rafferty looks ahead.

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Three defeats, the bounce has left them in the drop CERN, beaten last

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time out by a last-gasp goal at Brighton. If you're expecting of

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the boss to be in the doldrums, think again. That's the best

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they've been since I've been here so I don't have any qualms or

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worries about them. I will keep talking to them, keep training from

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and we will be OK. Derby were desperate for a change in fortunes

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after their recent run and they got it. Now they want to put on a

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better performance against brittle -- Bristol City. We've lost our

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last three don't hear so it might not be a good thing. How

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performance against Brighton was a very positive in lots of Wales. --

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lots of ways. The focus for the team is on climbing for league

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table. We know how tough every so fixture can be, whether it is at

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home or away. What we've got to find all develop ourselves as a bit

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more consistency over a run of games which allows us to make some

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impact on of the league. You have to really work harder to earn that.

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All the games on your BBC Local Radio station, including a long

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trip for Colin Slater to Notts County's opponents Yeovil. Hope

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he's fully recovered from the Radio Nottingham Sport Christmas Do last

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night! For the second week running you can

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make a very good argument that the biggest game of the weekend is in

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rugby. Leicester Tigers travel to France for the biggest test of

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their Heineken Cup campaign so far, away at big spending, big hitting

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They are very well financed by Michelin. They were champions two

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years ago. They are a quality team. But nothing but respect for them.

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They are second in the table behind to lose. We've got a good enough

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We are closer than we have ever been. It was end-to-end stuff there.

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It was a dog fight. I think we are really a happy place. To come

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through with a win gives us the boost that we want. We need to keep

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Their crowd is pretty big so we will have to quieten them down in

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the first quarter of the game. Of its massive, this is what Europe

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And if you fancy some rugby action tonight Nottingham are in action

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against London Welsh at Meadow Lane. Wrap up well. Or if you fancy

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staying indoors Nottingham Panthers are in action against Edinburgh

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Capitals at the NIC. Some other news. First cricket,

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Nottinghamshire's Samit Patel has missed out on England's upcoming

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tests against Pakistan in the UAE. Broad and Swann are, of course,

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included. And Derbyshire have appointed Wayne Madsen as their

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captain after the departure of Luke Sutton. And we hope young

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motorcyclist Kyle Ryde is enjoying himself tonight. His supporters are

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staging a fundraising event in Jacksdale right now. They're trying

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to get the money together to send Britain's youngest ever road

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championship winner off to race in Spain next year. Good luck.

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100 school children have been down to their local park in Derby to

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lend a helping hand to the council's gardeners.

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Their efforts will certainly make a difference, but there'll be nothing

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to see until the spring. Who knows what it Daffodil looks

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like? The children braved the wind and rain to get their chance to get

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their hands dirty. This is a bulb. This is the way to plant the bulbs.

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All you have to do is place the bulk in the hole and to cover for

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Balbo over, simple. We invited them to come along today so they can

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plant the daffodil bulbs in the park, so they can feel they are --

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they have ownership. They can come back in years to come and bring

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their children. With nearly 5000 daffodil bulbs to plant, facing

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discovered which bit they liked best. You have to jump on them to

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Many of the children live close to the park. If they come back in the

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spring, they will be over see what a difference they and 5000

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daffodils have made. It is a good job of those bulbs are

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tucked up nicely in the ground, It's going to be very cold. It will

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turn bitterly cold and very frosty as well. We have yet another

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warning. This is for eyes, mainly across Derbyshire. -- ice. Tonight,

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the main headline is that it is going to be very cold and frosty.

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This photograph shows a double rainbow that was captured over

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Nottingham. We saw it as one of the BBC. Plenty of people sent in their

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photos. Thank you very much. We can see on the radar picture those

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showers trickling fervour widespread during the course of

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today than we expected. Any showers we can see now will gradually

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fizzled out of the next couple of buyers -- hours. Good, clear skies

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and a widespread frost across the East Midlands with temperatures

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plummeting. A very cold, a very frosty start to Saturday morning.

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Beautiful and sunny. If you want to go out and enjoy that sunshine,

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wrap up warm. Temperatures will struggle, for degrees is a maximum

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temperature. Sunday is different, a cloudier picture overall. Overnight

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rain spreading in on Saturday night and that will stay with us through

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much of the morning. It looks like much of that temperatures will

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struggle during the start of next week and if you thought we had

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escaped the now, it looks like you're going to see a return of

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