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

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Our top story tonight - the sudden death of the man who saved

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Nottingham Forest. Nigel Doughty was one of her most successful

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businessman. Tributes tonight from charities, politicians and award of

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sport. Claims of heavy-handed policing at the EDL demonstration

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in Leicester. The says the first time I have seen these techniques

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used in the City. -- this is the first time. Last, carving out a

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future - the number of apprenticeships has dropped. And we

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told you it has come, and it has arrived. We take a look at some of

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your wintry photographs. Good evening. Welcome to the programme.

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He was one of the East Midlands' richest men. The owner of

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Nottingham Forest. Nigel Doughty was found dead in a gym at his home

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on Saturday afternoon. He was just 54. A father of four children.

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Today politicians, charities and sports people have all been paying

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tribute. Our sports editor Mark Shardlow is at the City Ground.

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is news that has stunned many people. It has left the club shell-

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shock. Father of four children, two of them, very young. He was known

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for his investments in and love of Nottingham Forest. He was a hugely

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successful businessman, behind a number of well-known brands. He was

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a supporter of many local charities. I at Nottingham Forest, they are

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mourning the loss of a man regarded as the saviour of the club. Nigel

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Doughty Made a difference to more than just football. He was an

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influential businessman, a philanthropist, a passionate

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charity supporter. Not only was the chairman of Nottingham Forest but

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he was an ambassador for Nottingham and the county. He will be sadly

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missed by his family. People do not appreciate what he did on things

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like children's issues. He was a serious, sensible, intelligent man,

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just happen to be keen on the game and Nottingham Forest. He will be

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missed by everybody who followed Nottingham Forest football club.

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Are the Sunday Times Rich was for last year estimated his fortune at

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�130 million. He plunged much of that, more than �75 million, into

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Nottingham Forest. But millions also went to charity. An intensely

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private person, this was an unusual public interview in 2010 when his

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charity donated �1 million towards a two new sensors for Newark

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Hospital, named in honour of his mother was a nurse there. He had

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also recently been honoured by the Childline charity. The Nottingham-

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based for it was renamed the Doughty Centre, in recognition of

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his contribution. You never look for recognition to all the support

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he gave was and it is wonderful to have the opportunity to say thank

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you for that. A views have come from political leaders. Over the

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last seven years, Nigel Doughty gave �3.5 million to the Labour

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Party. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair described them as a wonderful

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man, generous, committed and decent. At Nottingham Forest, there is

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sadness at losing a man like that. So, Mark, a man who quietly

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contributed to many walks of life. But he was a huge backer of

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Nottingham Forest. What happens to the football club without him?

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stepped aside from being chairman in the autumn when the club parted

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company with Steve McLaren. Nigel Doughty was stung by a vocal

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minority who criticised him in public and he never came back to

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watch Nottingham Forest since that day. Previously he had invested �75

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million in loans to the club, and even though he intended to sell, he

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invested �23 million in loans to keep the club going until the year

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2014. We will be touching more and that in the sports bulletin later

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on. Next tonight - was it a smooth, trouble-free operation or a

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draconian use of power? On Saturday, 2,000 police officers were in

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Leicester to separate rival demonstrations by the English

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Defence League and an anti-fascist organisation. Three people were

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arrested, but none for causing trouble during the marches. Helen

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Astle reports. Even by police standards it was a colossal

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operation. There were 2,000 officers from 17 forces on duty in

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Leicester as members of the English Defence League march through the

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city. At the same time, Western United Against fascism was always -

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- also protesting. The police Mark Dowd two separate routes and

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demonstrators were told they had to stick to them. Some anti--EDL

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campaigners gathered at a separate route at the clock tower and were

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moved on by the police. I am appalled that these authoritarian

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measures being used against ordinary people. It is the first

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time I have seen these techniques used in the City. Some people

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deliberately ignored the conditions posed by the Chief Constable. I

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regret the fact that he has not had the courtesy to speak to me himself

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was up clearly, he has an issue around policing tactics. But that

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is not in tune anybody else who is speaking. I suspect this is about a

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personal agenda rather than wider public opinion. The purpose of the

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police operation was to ensure that we did not have disorder and fights

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on the streets of Leicester. They were successful in than that and

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they were right to be firm but fair with all those who took part. The

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police have a job to do and I think they did it very well. The whilst

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there is debate about all these tactics, what has not been

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discussed is the cost of the operation, between �750,000-�1

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million. And tonight's Inside Out will feature exclusive behind-the-

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scenes footage of the police and protesters. BBC 1 at 7:30pm. Still

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to come on the programme. Network Rail agrees a compensation pay-out

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over the deaths of two people at a level crossing. And the East

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Midlands remembers the day that the Ken died 60 years ago and prepares

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to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen. A judge has described

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the death of a Nottingham teenager as an absolute tragedy. Kyle Dooley

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died after the stolen car he was travelling in crashed into bales of

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straw last May. Today his best friend, who was driving the car,

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was jailed for four and half years. From Nottingham Crown Court, Carol

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Hinds reports. Jake Fretwell A riot at Nottingham Crown Court this

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morning, Harman admitted causing death by dangerous driving, theft

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and driving while disqualified. The 19 old lost control of a stolen car

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as he sped along forest lane. When the police arrived they found that

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the car had left the road and crashed into some straw bales. The

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underside of the car was on fire. Both the driver and passenger were

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unconscious, inside. His best friend, Kyle Dooley, died at the

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scene, and it will was so seriously injured it was two months before he

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was able to be interviewed by police. He was disqualified from

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driving for five years and imprisoned for four years. Thieves

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have used a tractor to rip a cash machine from the wall of a bank in

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Nottinghamshire. The raid was captured on CCTV. You can see it at

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the top left of this footage as it rammed the NatWest branch in

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Bingham just before three o'clock this morning. The Market Place was

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sealed off for several hours while engineers assessed the safety of

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the building. Police are appealing for any information about the raid.

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There's a warning of possible problems with plans to build a

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velodrome next to Pride Park in Derby. Safety experts say people

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may be put at risk by a gas storage facility opposite the site's

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entrance. There could also be flooding and water pollution

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problems. The council says it's working through the difficulties.

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Two weeks before a scheduled High Court hearing, Network Rail has

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agreed to pay damages to a man whose wife and grandson were killed

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in a railway crossing accident. Jean Hoggart and Michael Dawson

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died when they were hit by a train in Bestwood. Today, in a separate

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development, the directors of Network rail agreed to waive their

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much-criticised bonuses. Instead, the money will be spent on safety

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improvements. Quentin Rayner reports. Locals had described the

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pedestrian only crossing as an accident waiting to happen. It was

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poorly lit, and not straight. In December 2008, Jean Hogg Group and

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her 17-year-old autistic San San -- grandson was racket by a train.

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Family said dangers had been identified before the accident but

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nothing was done. In 2,000, Railtrack responded to a planning

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application by a developer and recognised the need to put in up

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that way or a subway, but did not do either of these things. In 2004,

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Network Rail recognised the dangers of the crossing and that it needed

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to make it straight, but they did not do this also in a statement,

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Network Rail said that it had accepted legal responsibility for

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the accident and that all necessary operations on the crossing had been

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completed. It's National Apprenticeship Week - and there's

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been a call for more employers in our region to give a young person a

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chance in the world of work. Especially in Nottingham. There -

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against the trend in the rest of our region - the number of young

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apprentice places has actually gone down. Mike O'Sullivan reports. Amy

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is nearing the end of an apprenticeship, training in Long

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Eaton, as a kitchen fitter. I am lucky to have the apprenticeship.

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It has given me the confidence to go to a company and say, I can do

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this. That is what an apprenticeship can do for a young

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person, but there was concern that in Nottingham, the number of places

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would and apprentices has gone down 5% at a time when, in the rest of

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the region, it has increased. the norm is the key focus of

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attention. We want to spend more time with employers and the more

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campaigns in Nottingham. You want to work with partners in the city

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council. The company training Amy says that some companies have been

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forced to think twice about taking on an apprentice. Many small

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companies are reluctant to put out apprenticeships at the moment

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because of the recession, so that is part of the issue. But one

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racecourse in Nottinghamshire has taken on two apprentices. I like

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walking outside all day, doing something that I enjoy, not being

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sat and a classroom with a textbook. The government pays for or training

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for 16-18-year-olds. �51 million in the East Midlands alone last year.

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The calibre of young people that came in were top class. That is why

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we have taken two of them on. employers are being asked to tickle

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the apprenticeship offer, and tried to grow their business. -- to take

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on they are printer should offer Vostok -- the apprenticeship offer.

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A major campaign has started in Nottingham to alert more people to

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the signs of bladder or kidney cancer. One of the tell-tale

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symptoms is blood in urine. Not the most pleasant thing to talk about,

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but by spreading the message the NHS is hoping to save lives. Our

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Health Correspondent Rob Sissons reports. Melanie had an aggressive

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form of bladder cancer three years ago. She noticed blood in her urine.

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She did the right thing and approached a GP. Some people can be

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put off going to their GP and pink they can handle it themselves. I

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have been greatly helped by the way that people acted quickly and dealt

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with the treatment and help me recover. A expert's in Nottingham

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believe that patients, often men, Delhi getting help. They might have

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called it the Blood in Pee campaign. The end up presenting as an

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emergency and then, the outcomes are not so good, if you present

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late. This consultants showed me a scan of a patient who got help

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early after finding blood in their urine, which meant that the tumour

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in their kidney could be successfully removed. If you bring

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it to people's attention, the earlier it is looked at, and you

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can get treatments starter, if it is something serious, but a lot of

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that thing we did not find a serious cause for it, and sometimes

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it is very treatable. The message at this Nottingham supermarket wars,

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if you find blood, it is probably an infection, but please get it

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checked out. Lifestyle risk factors are smoking, physical activity...

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They will be taking the campaign to Nottingham Forest, Notts County and

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Nottingham Panthers matches. It was 60 years ago today that the King -

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George the sixth - died, and Queen Elizabeth acceeded to the throne.

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This year is of course her Diamond Jubilee and - like the Royal

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Wedding in 2011 - special events are being planned across the East

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Midlands. Kylie Pentelow has been finding out how a local community,

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a council and a company are all preparing to celebrate. Today,

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Londoners have turn out in their thousands to greet their young

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Sovereign. In 1952, the Queen began her ring, after her father passed

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away. That was 60 years ago. Now it is time to celebrate her Diamond

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Jubilee, in true English style. Some of those at this tea dance in

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Nottinghamshire remember the day that the king died, when his father

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was on the royal train. I remember these stories about the royal train.

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He was actually on the royal train as it left Paddington and went to

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Windsor where the funeral took place. He has wonderful stories of

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him standing at the back of the train holding a cattle on a Primus

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stove, and he had to borrow some water in case any other royalty on

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board needed a cup of tea. This is as close as I will get to the Queen,

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tea with her representative in Leicestershire. She has an

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incredible knowledge and seems to love to meet people. This is the

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wonderful thing. I think we should be so grateful for what she has

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done and how she has rained and serve this country so well for 60

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years. Lady Gretton is planning a busy calendar of Jubilee Events

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were at the county. And a busy year ahead for Royal Crown Derby. They

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have already sold out of some of their Jubilee pieces. But, the

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usual favourites are still available. They are all made in

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England and there are very few of us left were doing that so it is

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vital for the economy that we continue to make these things in

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England. Until the boil wedding and now the Jubilee it was quite some

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time since we had a good royal occasions so to have two very close

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together, it is good for business. We wanted to do something fairly

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regal and something that the Queen, if she ever got to see them, would

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really like. Maybe this is more the Queen's cup of tea than that Corgi

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paper we! -- paperweight. Still to come on the programme - when the

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snow lay all about. It's been a rare enough event this winter so,

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when a big fall of snow arrived, many of you grabbed your cameras

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and captured the moment. We'll have a selection of your snowy snaps

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later. Here at the City Ground they've opened a book of

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condolences for the clubs owner Nigel Doughty, who died suddenly on

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Saturday. Thank you for seminars, in 2001, reads one. You did not go

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unappreciated, said another. A minute's applause will be held in

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tribute at the next home game. He made sure that he had an internet

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radio commentary of the Nottingham Forest game, where everyone. He had

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been a fan of Nottingham Forest since the age of six. A season-

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ticket holder for 40 years and where he was in the world internet

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links were set up so he could hear commentary on the matches. But it

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was his financial support over the last decade which stood out. It is

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a sombre City Ground, with much for staff and supporters to reflect on.

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He had stepped down as chairman. His seat in the stand has been

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indeed, ever since. He felt he could not return to watch the club

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below. He was a financial backer like few others. �100 million in

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loans he did not expect to be repaid. He did not seek the

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limelight, gave few interviews and quietly went about doing what he

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thought was best for the club. loved anything to do with the

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football club. He was the chairman of the football club, you would

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hardly believe it. We had great togetherness. Since I have been

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here, I have never heard anybody say anything bad about Nigel

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Dougherty, from the players to the staff. -- Doughty. He will go down

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in history. The football club will always be indebted to the

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commitment he has shown. The team did not have the success that he

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would have liked. The sale of Wes Morgan to Leicester secures the

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short term financial future but the longer term is more uncertain. It

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is difficult to assess all that so soon. Much may depend on what

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provision Nigel Dougherty may have made for the club in the event of

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his death. There will be a special tribute later. On Late Kick Off

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here on BBC1 when current player Lee Camp and former captain John

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McGovern are the guests. Earlier I spoke to John McGovern. He was very

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open, very polite and he would discuss anything you throw at him.

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I would have a word with him at half-time about how the game was

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going and he was always willing to listen. It was nice to exchange a

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frank opinion with him before I went back to cover the second half

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of the match. He was a nice person, a pleasant person, not conceited, a

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genuine man, and that was a terrible shock and a great tragedy

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for his family that he has died so young. And Late Kick Off is here on

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BBC1 at 11:05pm tonight - presented by Manish Bhasin. Elsewhere,

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Leicester City are appealing against Jermain Beckford's sending

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off on Saturday. His dismissal was the first of the three red cards in

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the defeat at Brighton. Jeremy Nicholas has news of that and and

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other sporting action. Leicester were on the attack at Brighton, and

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when the incident happened at change the game. Germaine Beckford

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was a strongly and play continues, but the referee's assistant signals

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to the referee and the gain a stock and after a long consultation,

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Beckford is sent off. It has certainly affected the game.

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Bedford's was one of three red cards and again. Sparrow was sent

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off for the Seagulls and Downes was sent off. Leicester Tigers will

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travel to Bath in the semi-final of the LB Cup after beating Newcastle

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in the snow bus up after the flurry, pull the float, back from injury,

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played the last 30 minutes and has been recalled to the England squad.

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Nottingham Panthers made it six wins out of six, beating Dundee

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stars, 6-2, on Saturday. The trip to Edinburgh was called off on

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Sunday ironically because of the icy weather. Great Britain's hockey

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team lost 1-0-one-nation Argentina. Christina : was meant top-scorer.

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Leicester's Rendell Monroe got the decisive first round knockout in

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his first fight since giving up his job as have been man. -- a binman.

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It was a weekend and -- much- anticipated by staff and supporters,

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but it ended in such tragic circumstances you at the City

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Ground. Well, we were warned about it. And boy, did it arrive with a

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vengeance. The East Midlands was blanketed with snow on Saturday

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night. And what happens when snow falls? Well, dozens of you head out

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with your cameras to capture everything that's moving. Or not,

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as the case may be. Here's just a small selection of your work.

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Tenor of 10 for your photographic skills. Time now for the weather

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We had so many photographss beaucoup de spent minutes on that.

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Thank you for sending them all in. It is going to be cloudy and foggy

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tonight. Some of the fog, becoming quite dense Foster we have a

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picture of some redwings enjoying these holly berries. As well as the

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fog, there will be ice on untreated roads and services. Take extra care

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tonight, into the early hours of tomorrow. The cold air is keeping

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these weather fronts across the Atlantic at bay. We are starting to

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see wintry showers pushing their way into the North East. Those will

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come into east Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire during the night.

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Tonight, just seeing some clear spells developing across Derbyshire.

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Some dense fog in places, forming, with temperatures reaching minus

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three. It will be a chilly, frosty start to Tuesday. Cloud increasing

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across into Derbyshire. Some snow flurries, gradually becoming

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brighter into the afternoon. A very frosty night to come on Tuesday.

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With wins the having across the start, staying dry, with

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