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This is East Midlands Today. Our top story tonight:

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The bond between siblings that just got even more special.

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Yes, tonight a sister has given the pressures in gift of a kidney to

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her brother, all because of a desperate shortage of donors.

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And the moments tonight that a man attacked an antiques dealer.

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attacked me with a screwdriver and told me to get on the ground.

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Nottingham Forest's magnificent You could call it the ultimate

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present. A sister has given her brother the gift of life by

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donating her kidney today. Kalvender Khuman has spent years

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having dialysis, waiting for a transplant. And as someone from the

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Asian community, he knew only too well that a shortage of kidney

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donors might mean he never got a transplant. The operation is being

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carried out this evening at Leicester General Hospital. Let's

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go live to our Health Correspondent. This is a major kidney transplant

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centre in the East Midlands and what a difference a day makes. This

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is the day that Kalvender has been waiting for for so long after being

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on dialysis and fearing that he would not get another chance. That

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operation is still continuing and we will have the latest for you a

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bit later. It has been an emotional day for his relatives.

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A kidney transplant, one of the miracles of modern minute --

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miracles. For this man, it is a new lease of life. He can go out

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without having to think about the dialysis and things like that. It

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will be just amazing once it is all done. A successful transfer at

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should bring end end to years of dialysis. The headline news in

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Leicester tonight seemed to say it all. A we were just talking about

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it a few weeks ago and that all of a sudden, before you know it the

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day is here. It has taken months to get this far. But I am so amazed

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and overwhelmed. I cannot describe how I am feeling. The family

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discovered the sister was a perfect match only two weeks ago. Today,

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the sunshine only seemed to match the joy of the family.

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The latest from the hospital is that the donor is doing very well.

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She is recovering at her kidney has been taken out. Her family is very

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pleased that the operation has Commonwealth -- has gone well. The

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family are hoping to speak to Kalvender later on. There are lots

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of people on the kidney waiting list.

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Yes, there are. Just in the East Midlands, 573 people as of

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yesterday are way -- are waiting for a transplant. 20 % of those are

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from the Asian communities. That should not really come as a

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surprise because there are a shortage of kidney donors from the

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Asian communities. There is no way that the man will take this Ginnie

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for granted. He had -- will take this kidney for granted. He had a

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prior chairs play at that did not work. -- trends play at that did

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It was one of the worst kept political secrets in many years.

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When the Chancellor rose to his feet at 12:31pm to present his

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third Budget, most of us already had a good idea of what was in his

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red box. But Mr Osborne still managed to spring one or two

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surprises. Here is our political editor John Hess with his view of

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Budget Day. Yes, it was a widely leaked budget.

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If you've just got in, here are the main points:

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The Chancellor cut the top rate of income tax from 50p in the pound to

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45p. And he has raised the threshold at which people start

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paying tax to more than �9,200. There is an immediate rise in stamp

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duty. It is now 7 % on homes costing more than �2 million.

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Smokers will be hit hard by an increased tax on tobacco. It means

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a packet of 20 cigarettes will now cost an extra 37p.

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And a pint of beer is to go up by 5p a pint. Business leaders have

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been calling on the Government to put pressure on the banks to lend

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more. Today, one bank manager from Leicester decided to find out for

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herself about the problems facing small businesses. She went to work

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at a hairdressers, as Helen Astle reports.

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Jenny is the manager of this hairdresser in Leicester. Today it

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is a busy salon and many customers are expected. But business has been

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tough recently. There has been a struggle. The client tell you would

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have expected to carry on having colours and treatments have not

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been having them. They are coming to get their hair cut but they are

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not getting the extras, so you tend to lose a little bit. As well as

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the clients, Jenny has a new recruit. Just for today, she has

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the business manager of her local Nat West Bank. It is interesting to

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see what she does on a day-to-day basis and I cannot wait for her to

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shampoo someone's hair. This is a chance for her the baker to see how

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different -- the Bangor to see how different it is. I can see that

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Jenny is a very busy and time is precious for her at it is odd about

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making sure customers get the right service. I hope that she will get a

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better understanding and I hope to get to know her more and hopefully

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she will look at the salon and see that we are trying really hard.

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the Chancellor unveiled his Budget today, Jenny is hoping that her

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Salam will keep growing. -- that her salon will keep going.

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-- growing. So what has been the reaction to

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the Budget? There was much talk from the

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Chancellor's about more help for manufacturing, especially aerospace

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and pharmaceutics. Both important sectors in the East Midlands. And

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there's help too for the small businesses. The Chancellor is

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talking about creating jobs. talked about reducing unemployment.

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Men and women who run businesses create jobs. Anything that is being

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done to help small businesses has to be welcomed.

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The Chancellor had good news for the video games industry, didn't

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he? Yes, and remember that Derby and Nottingham are thriving centres

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for this industry. Both Nottingham City Council and the Nottingham

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East MP Chris Leslie have called for more support for companies like

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Crytek in Nottingham which develops video games. Its managing director

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today welcomed the Chancellor's decision to introduce tax breaks.

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Tax breaks for the video games industry is great news for us. We

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have suffered from unfair competition from places like Canada

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where there have been generous tax breaks for development. This gives

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us a chance to re- invest in this industry.

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Political reaction? Sherwood's Conservative MP Mark Spencer was

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smiling tonight. He says it's a budget to get Britain moving again.

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As for Labour, Leiceseter South's Jon Ashworth says there are many

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stealth taxes in this Budget that'll hit pensioners and the

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squeezed middle. We will hear more about the squeeze Middle in weeks

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to come. I bet we will! Still to come:

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The sport, including all the goals from Elland Road. And Sara has the

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weather. It has been another lovely day across the East Midlands. It is

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turning a little bit chilly under the clearer skies but tomorrow will

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bring even warmer temperatures. More towards the end of the

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programme. An antiques expert has described

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how he was held at knifepoint in his home during an attempted

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robbery. James Cartland, from Ashbourne in Derbyshire, believes

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he was targeted after he was featured in a TV documentary. The

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raiders fled empty-handed after he managed to escape. He's been

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telling our reporter how the events unfolded. There was a man suddenly

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leapt out leaving a big screwdriver and he was swearing at me and

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telling me to get down on the ground. Then at two others came in

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through the dining room window. He marched me up here and tied my arms

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behind my back and tied me to the column. He went away after about 40

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minutes. I was able to wriggle myself free. You expect to lock

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your front door and not worry about someone waving a knife at you. I am

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absolutely sure that it is through a programme I did in my no -- old

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home that was on a television programme last year, of various

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things that he said suggested that they had watched the programme.

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James does not think anything is missing. Several items were

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recovered from the garden. He is now having extra security fencing

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installed. I am determined that we should catch these people and that

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is why I have offered �80,000 reward to words catching the. --

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offered a �2,000 reward for catching them. This is not the

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first time they have been involved in something like this. Anyone who

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has any information about the robbery that happen on Saturday

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night is asked to contact Derbyshire police.

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A skier from Leicester who died after crashing into a machine that

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makes snow has been named. 22-year- old Thomas Lynch was working as a

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rep on the French resort of Val d'Isere. He was skiing with

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colleagues on a day off when the accident happened. The company he

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worked for says it's making arrangements for his family to fly

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to France. Two men have been jailed for

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plotting to smuggle nearly 24 million counterfeit cigarettes into

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the country. Undercover investigators watched as more than

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5 million fakes were delivered to an industrial unit in Leicester.

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Andreas Apostolides and Costas Georgiou were each sentenced to

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five years in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to evade

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duty worth nearly �4 million. 40 jobs have been created as part

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of construction work on Nottingham's two new tramlines.

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Work has already begun on the multi-million pound project to

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build tramlines to Clifton and Chilwell. Now 40 new labouring jobs

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are being advertised. The new routes should open by the end of

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2014. He was just a baby when his mother

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was killed and he was shot by gunmen hunting for bush meat in

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Cameroon. With shotgun pellets left in his arm Shufai's pain continued,

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until now. Yes, eight years on, and Shufai is fighting fit thanks to

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the work of three vets from the East Midlands.

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This is a Shufai. He lives in a century in Cameron where he has

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been ever since he was rescued as a baby. He suffered severe injuries

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to his arm in the first few months of his life. He was clinging on to

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his mother when Hunter has opened fire. His movement had become

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limited and tell a charity got involved and brought in specialists

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from the East Midlands. Last November they said they had

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something for me to look at. They said they had a little gorilla. We

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spent the next few months trying to get a team of good surgeons to,

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work in the forest. There was still an uncertainty until Shufai was on

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the operating table. We had a variety of plants that we might use

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end we decided that we would go with the simplest option. A piece

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of bone was removed to stop the problem getting worse. Now A is

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getting better at getting lots of attention from his keeper. -- now A.

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-- are now Shufai is getting better at getting lots of attention from

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his keeper. Joining us in the studio now is

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Sharon Redrobe from Twycross Zoo who you saw in that report and

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Sandra Corr from the Pride Veterinary Centre in Derby and

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University of Nottingham. First of all have you ever been asked to do

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something like this before and how does is differ from say treating a

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domestic animal? It has been my career to work with these animals

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and I have been privileged to go to Africa. I love being able to help

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out. He looks so human. You are the expert surgeon! I am much more used

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to dealing with cats and dogs. I spoke with lots of human surgeons

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who helped us come up with ideas. Gorillas are not as obedient as

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some teenage boys! May be! They have a different skin structure

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that people do. How is he doing now? Is he doing OK? So far he

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seems to be. The surgery seems to have taken away a lot of the pain.

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We took out some knuckle Rock, which was quite scary. But he seems

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to be more comfortable. conditions over there must be quite

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challenging. Very different than what we are used to. It is hot and

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very humid. There are infects flying around. You have to be

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careful. Do they have the facilities there? We had to take

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everything with us, times two. When I asked Sondra if she would come to

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Africa she said yes but that we needed to sterilise everything at

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bring this and this because we would have nothing. She had to

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break two of everything. shooting -- she had to bring in two

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of everything. The shooting happened eight years ago. Is there

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still a problem with poachers? There are still babies being

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brought in to several charities. I did some X rays last February and

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there was another baby chimp brought in. Every time we have

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another baby brought in it means a family has been killed so they can

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take the baby. They are taking it for the meat, or is it something

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else? It is high-value meet. It is an international trade. There is

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some local consumption. Mostly, the gorilla meat will travel throughout

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Africa, and even into Europe. has to be an awareness. Yes,

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clearly. They are going extinct. People think they are not part of

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the crisis. But these guerrillas are fast going extinct. In 50 years

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there may not be any more in the wild, so we have to stop cutting

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down their forest and taking their would. We have to start looking

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after the animals over their. Fascinating account. Thank you both

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so much work coming in. Time for the sport.

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So, quite a night up in Leeds last night Colin. Well I hope you're in

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the mood for some goals because we've got a real feast for you.

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Nottingham Forest had an unbelievable win away at Leeds last

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night in a ten goal thriller. The Reds scored a magnificent seven to

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This game had all of the ingredients of a Hollywood

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blockbuster. It was not a happy beginning for Forest. A penalty was

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conceded after just five minutes. Just a couple of minutes later,

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there was the perfect way to make amends. A spectacular 25 yard shot

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put the Reds back in the game. At half-time there was a 21 lead and

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as the second half started, no one could know what was to come. Forest

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took a 3 - 1 lead. A minute later, Leeds took one back. Another two

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minutes later, it was all square. It was head in hands time for the

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travelling fans. Seconds later, Forest was leading with the 4th

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goal of the night. They never looked back. Gareth McCleary went

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for a hat-trick. But he and Forest were not done yet. He grabbed

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himself yet another goal. Amazing stuff. He then came many lives and

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No. 7, as Dexter Black's dark racked up an incredible light for

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the Reds. They will not be forgetting that for a while. It is

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an unbelievable night at Elland Road. Yes, unbelievable. Forest's

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next opponents are Brighton on Saturday. But last night Derby

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headed down there to play the promotion-chasing team. They came

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back with a 2 - 0l defeat. Collins was high. -- 82 in - nil defeat.

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Confidence was high. Derby did create half chances through the

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game. But they cannot find a cutting edge. As well as Brighton

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played, they were rarely threatened. They had to keep Derby firmly mid-

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table. More goals now in League One where Notts County found themselves

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4-nil down at half-time at home to Sheffield United. They ended up

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losing 5-2. Mark Shardlow reports. The topsy-turvy world of Notts

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County, who were reeling in the first half. Just 10 days ago they

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had a lead against league leaders Charlton. Last night was very

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different. Sheffield United are now second in the league. They went

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into the break with a full goal advantage. At least Notts County

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one of the second half. This free kick was pinpoint. Another error

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gave Sheffield a boost just before the end. But this one brought the

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score line to 5 - 2 in the closing moments. Not a great moment. The

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result sees Notts County slip out of the play-offs positions. And not

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to be outdone there were seven goals in the first half in the game

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between Alfreton and Mansfield in the Conference. Mansfield led 4 - 3,

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and in a quieter second half made the final score 6 - 3. So, what can

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Leicester do tonight! They're playing up at Blackpool. We'll have

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the goals here tomorrow night and there's commentary tonight on BBC

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Radio Leicester 104.9 FM, plus of course you can catch the result in

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our late news. Now, it's been a very noisy day in one part of the

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East Midlands. Nearly 1,000 children have been involved in the

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first ever Winter School Games. The event in Derbyshire paves the way

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for a summer of school sport linked to 2012. Helen Barnes has been to

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Moorways in Derby to investigate. These are some of the fastest

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runner as a Derbyshire! I am really proud of myself. Just like at the

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Olympics, there is lots of sport as well as lots of student volunteers

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and organisers. This is part of a legacy programmes -- programme for

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the Olympics and Paralympic Games. It is getting so difficult to have

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these competitions and it is really important in developing an interest

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in sport. It is important in this country. The organisers in

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Derbyshire are looking to find stars of the future, and also get

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more young people taking part and succeeding in sport. We have got

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over 700 people taking part in their peer group and it is a

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fantastic experience for them to come and compete and experience

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many sporting events. It is not just one event. There are five

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different sports. Less than half of these kids regularly take part in

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sport, but it is hoped that these events will change this. The best

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athletes will be hoping for medals and others will look to use their

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skills in volunteering, appreciating or even reporting.

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They hope to carry their skills on with them. We said it was noisy and

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we were not wrong. It looked fun though. I understand you have a

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little picture of a squirrel. Yes, little picture of a squirrel. Yes,

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I thought it was quite funny. I but he might be doing squirrel

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exercises. -- I thought he might be doing squirrel exercises. It has

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been a lovely day today. Clear skies tonight, but it is still

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giving us an opportunity to see a slight frost at this time of year.

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It will be quite chilly and we could see some mist developing in

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some areas. The minimum temperature will be around three Celsius. A

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chilly and bright start to Tamara with plenty of early morning

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sunshine around. -- to tomorrow. If you were thinking of heading to the

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Lincolnshire coast line, look at the difference am temperatures. We

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will see quite low cloud remain the as well. We could easily see a

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daytime temperature of 60 degrees Celsius. The wind continues to come

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from a south-easterly direction and we have a weather front pushing him

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from Friday. There could be a small amount of rain on Friday. The cloud

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could then thinned and break again. Daytime temperatures will be about

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14 Celsius on Friday. Low-pressure is not very far away. We will start

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to see a bit more clout coming in for the weekend. It will have an

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impact on the temperatures. -- bit more cloud. Daytime temperatures of

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Saturday and Sunday will probably be in the region of about 10 to 12

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Celsius. It could still be turning quite cold at night but it will be

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