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This is East Midlands Today with This is East Midlands Today with

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Anne Davies, and me, Quentin Rayner. Tonight, the parents living with

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knowing their children will die early. Callum died last week. His

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brothers and sisters place the same fate. It is like a nightmare from

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which we can't wait up. The circus animals on the move because of the

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floods. The river has burst its bank. Clare is halfway round the

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marathon of all marathons. He is -- she is wowing them with every step.

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So on breaking news. Police have sealed off St in Nottingham because

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of a shooting. can you tell us what is happening so far? It is early

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days. The police have just sealed off the main bowler Bard, where

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this appears to have happened. We have tried to find out what has

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been going on. There is at helicopter overhead. There is a man

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-- by witnesses said there was a man with black close carrying a gun.

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She had a massive bang. She thinks the car sped off, but details are

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still coming in. We're still trying to establish what has happened.

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would leave it there for now, but if we have an update, we will they

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The parents of a 12-year-old boy who has just died from an incurable

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disease have spoken of their pain. Callum Smith from Leicester passed

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away on Thursday. But for his parents Nicola and Scott the

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nightmare of the last few years continues. Their two remaining sons

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suffer from the same condition. They've been speaking to our

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reporter Helen Astle. He was just a cheeky, boisterous boy it. Callum

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died in hospital surrounded by his family. In 2006, he was diagnosed

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with ALD, in incurable brain disease. His brothers also suffer

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the same condition. I cannot describe what it does to you to

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watch your child deteriorate... suffer in pain. A dot will never

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leave us, because of the other two boys. You understand everything

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about the illness, don't you? In the weeks before his death, Callum

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had problems breathing. His parents have made the agonising decision to

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switch off:'s life-support machine. It is something that we agonised

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over the days. I knew that day it was right for him. Once we knew

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what was happening, we called our boys down, and they came down to

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the hospital, and they had a few minutes with him, and said their

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goodbyes, and then they went. That was heartbreaking. Absolutely

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heartbreaking. It is heartbreaking. Next, who should pay the workplace

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parking levy - the workers or the highly profitable company they work

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for? Two unions are taking industrial action insisting that

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Imperial Tobacco can afford to pay for it outright rather than passing

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on part of the cost to their members. Mike O'Sullivan has this

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The company car park that is that the centre of an industrial dispute.

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600 ship-workers Park here at Imperial Tobacco in Nottingham.

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They have started a week long overtime ban and work to rule. They

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claimed the company, making a big profit, should be paying the whole

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parking levy instead of passing it on to staff. As a consequence, 55

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minutes of production profit will cover the cost of this whole

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parking levy. Imperial Tobacco's profit was down 6% in 2011, but it

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still made �507 million in the UK. The unions say that the cost of the

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parking levy will be �120,000 per year. They are asking the workers

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to pay �120 towards the levy. In a The city council introduced the

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parking levy to help with building two more tramlines. Employers are

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liable. The overall -- the overtime ban is due to end on Sunday. The

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company and the two unions involved all agree on one thing though. They

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all say that workplace parking levy is unfair to car commuters using

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Plenty more on its way here on East Midlands Today. Including - should

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it be yes or no to a Mayor? We will be live at the Nottingham Playhouse,

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where opponents will be having their say ahead of the big vote on

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Thursday. Two people found shot dead at a house near Nottingham

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have been named by the police. The bodies of Archie McKelvie, who was

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64, and his daughter Corrin Barker were found in the property at West

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Bridgford on Thursday. A shotgun was recovered and police say

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they're not looking for anyone else. The bodies were discovered by

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officers investigating the death of Pauline Barker, who was Corrin's

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mother. Her body was pulled from the River Trent earlier this month.

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The teachers' strike has been called off. The dispute had been

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taken to the arbitration service. Teachers have stayed at a number of

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stoppages. The union has said that will be no more stoppages during

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the exam period, but they will take further action if the talks fail.

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There are just three days to go until voters decide whether

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Nottingham should have a directly elected mayor. As we speak,

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opponents have taken to the stage to make their case for and against

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it. So far the issue has sparked a mixed response within the city. Our

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reporter Geeta Pendse is at the Nottingham Playhouse where the

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debate is taking place. Yes, so far the campaign for and against a city

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mayor in Nottingham has been a colorful one. In the last few days

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this leaflet in particular has raised the temperature. The Labour

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party who are against a mayor highlighted the fact the BNP & EDL

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are supporting a yes vote - opponents say using the racist card

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is scaremongering. But the Labour party have defended it. As I speak,

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some key players are taking part in a debate here at the Playhouse.

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They're hoping to win over voters and answer their questions. Well,

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earlier I spoke to two of speakers who are for and against, and I

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asked members of the audience what they wanted to hear about. This is

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about the yes campaign. This is not about individuals, it is but the

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principle of what do it is right or wrong for the city. Rather than

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wait for a mayor to be imposed on the city, the people have the last

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not to say dramatic -- democratic accountability is right for us.

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They are trying to thrust upon Nottingham eight failed system. It

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has failed in Doncaster or, Stoke, Tower Hamlets and a number of other

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places. It has been very costly and we could do without it. I am here

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to find out whether it will influence the county and the people

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who live there when they visit the city. What is the advantage of

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having a mayor? What are the disadvantages? It will be

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interesting to see what the debates are for and against this. They are

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asking us to vote for something we are not certain about, so it is a

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disadvantage to be doing that. They should have printed what the role

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of the net would be. Then they should have had a referendum.

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Tonight's event is a chance for the audience to reflect on the

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arguments for and against. And we'll have a considered look and

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all the reaction to the debate in our late bulletin at 10:25pm. I

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liked what she did there! A woman from Leicestershire has reached the

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half-way point in her mission to complete the London Marathon.

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Claire Lomas from Melton Mowbray was paralysed from the chest down

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in a riding accident five years ago. Yesterday, in her special bionic

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suit she reached something of a landmark in her incredible journey

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and Paul Bradshaw was with her. Battling wind and rain as she

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crosses the Thames at Tower Bridge, Clare Lomas has been buoyed by the

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support that has been with their every step of the way. We have had

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a lot of kind people, and it does give me that drive to keep going.

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Eight days into her epic trek, Clare had inspired a familiar face.

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Everything about her life has been positive, and she says she is

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getting out there. I am having a baby. You can do anything. They are

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so many people here supporting her today -- today. It is not just

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celebrities who have been inspired. I wasn't sure if I was going to

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take part because of the weather, and then I saw her. I am really

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proud that she is doing it. It is really good. Wearing the buyer

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might suit that has given her the opportunity to undertake this feat

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of endurance, she is satisfied with their progress. It is pretty

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amazing. It would be nice to get to the finish line, but we are getting

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there! We will keep marching on. Passing the infamous Tower of

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London, she knows that she has more of this in -- more of this

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Extraordinary. She is amazing. It was raining in London, and no

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work was spared the deluge over the weekend. A school closed today

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after a tree fell in the playground. It is having to ensure a

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neighbouring trees are now safe as well.

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The Vries and wet weather has forced one business to up sticks. -

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- the recent wet weather. The circus had to move after its pitch

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was flooded. What A difference a day makes. This

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circus is like Noah's Ark, horses, Tigers, camels and separate stock

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in trade -- trailers. -- stuck in trailers. When the circus moved

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here yesterday conditions were good but overnight the river burst its

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banks. We are with the end of the circus. This has caused this

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tremendous problems. He was a nice green fields about 330 this morning

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all this happened. Suddenly we were in a lake so the animals had to be

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loaded, moved to higher ground so we have been up all night moving

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them. That has left this circus high and dry. They have been coming

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to this site since the late 80s. is a chance to earn some money

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instead of losing it every week, and it is a big problem that we

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cannot find somewhere else. We have got everything to contend with this

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year with the Olympics so each holiday is a milestone that we

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don't want to lose out on. But cost of the animals the circus decided

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to move to higher ground owned by the same farmer. Stuck with no

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alternative they are now facing fresh problems. Whilst the circus

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had a licence for the flooded site it doesn't have one for this site.

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Martin Lacey says the council has told him they cannot operate here

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because it is a contaminated site, but he says the show has to go on

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because they cannot afford for it not to and they are open to foreign

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night. -- Open tomorrow night. Blaby District Council has told are

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still working with partners to a good fight sides in the local area

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that might provide a more appropriate area. Sport now and it

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is flooded with goals. All the goals from the final day of

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this season's action in the Championship to come, but first

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Notts County. Their playoff dream is still alive after an

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extraordinary win at the weekend which saw their fans first crushed,

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then utterly jubilant. It was a potential Nyman, going to

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a Wycombe Wanderers side he needed to win to avoid being relegated.

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First blood went to Wycombe in the first minute. As if that wasn't a

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bizarre enough to minutes later this shot levelled up. If they were

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going down, they were going down fighting. A penalty, their

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opportunity, an opportunity it took. The Magpies need to a response and

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they found it five minutes before half-time. This, the first of two

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rockets which can be a so important. 2-2, half-time, everything riding

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on 45 minutes of football. Wycombe's top scorer seemed to have

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come up with something special. The clock ticked down, one minute to go,

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not that Keith Kyle was watching it. A 10 to not look at the clock, and

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at look at the players' reactions. You have got to know the areas you

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want to put the ball in. The he was staying cool, but so did his plays.

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They headed to level things up. But they needed more. In injury-time, Q

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Alan Judge, Notts delirium. Great finish. He hit the woodwork eight

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or nine times, trying to do a conscious effort in training to get

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him closer to the goal with the emphasis on shooting.

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Results elsewhere mean that Notts County's fate is not completely in

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their own hands. But the equation is simple enough. Notts must simply

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get a better result than both Stevenage and Carlisle do in the

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final games of the season next Saturday. Tension packed.

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So, onto our final goals round-up of the Championship season. Our

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three teams were going into the last weekend of the campaign with

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really only pride to play for. Paul Bradshaw starts his look back with

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Leicester City who travelled to Elland Road. The Foxes secured a

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top-ten finish with victory at Elland Road. Martin where corn post

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-- Pan's honesty put City ahead. Leeds drew level late in the second

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half. The winner came from the teenage debutante. The Rams were

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denied a final day victory despite a decent display. Derby had a goal

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ruled out for offside, David Bull grabbed a point for Peterborough.

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Derby finished off than a leak. The Reds were looking to send their

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fans home happy after a miserable season, and that is just what

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happened. Steve Cotterill's former side had no answer as Forest

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enjoyed a rare home win. The finished 10 points above the drop

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zone. So then, Derby finish 12th, Forest

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19th and Leicester City in 9th spot. It's onto the future now, and

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Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has given his first in-depth interview

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about his plans for the summer to Late Kick Off. He talks about

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reducing the size of the squad and bringing in the right types of

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players. How we strengthen and the types of

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plays that common, -- that come in, they have got to be hungry enough

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to make next season successful. Catch more of that interview on

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Late Kick Off later tonight night. While Former Derby and Notts

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defender Michael Johnson is in the studio to talk about County's big

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game next weekend, their last chance to make the play-offs.

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That's 11.05pm here on BBC1. That's what's happening in the

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League. And could Mansfield Town be about to rejoin the football

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league? A 3-0 win at the weekend sets them up nicely for this week's

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two-legged play-off semi-final against York. Whatever happens, a

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good year for the Stags. We are chuffed with what we have done. The

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squad was chucked together at the start of the season, we have

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exceeded expectations. We are confident in our ability but we

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know she's a really tough test against York, they are a very

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strong and fit. There are good at what they do.

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Perhaps Mansfield can be inspired by Ilkeston FC? They won their

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play-off promotion at the weekend, just 18 months after the clubs

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predecessor, Ilkeston Town, went into liquidation. We were there,

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witnessing some great scenes. And we'll have a full report tomorrow.

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Finally, no play off slip-ups from basketball's Leicester Riders

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either. They thrilled a sold-out crowd at Loughborough University in

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the second leg of their quarter final yesterday. A fine display of

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shooting and driving to the net helping them to demolish Sheffield

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Sharks. Now the band will play at Loughborough again this Sunday for

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the semi-final against Glasgow. noise and energy is fantastic. The

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fans have been great for my four years here. It seems that we are

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building. Now we are in the semi- finals. Second place in the regular

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season, and now we want when the whole thing. I reckon they stand a

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pretty good chance. It is getting up and coming in

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England, basketball. Now, a question for you. What have

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a vintage Rolls Royce, a caravan and a jamboree got in common?

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Lord Baden-Powell, of course. Yes, he was presented with a caravan,

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and a Roller to pull it, in the 1920s as a thank you by

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appreciative Scouts for founding the worldwide movement. Well,

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Jamroll and Eccles, as the car and caravan are known, are now rarely

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together. But they've been recently re-united in Derby so Rolls-Royce

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heritage engineers can restore them. Here's James Roberson.

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At a jamboree at Chatsworth, what could be more appropriate than the

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sight of the car himself, his very all -- his very own at Rolls-Royce.

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In 1929 at a similar jamboree in Birkenhead he was first presented

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with her to celebrate scouting global 21st birthday. All the

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Scouts were asked to donate one penny each to buy gifts for the

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founder. He was a carp, and a caravan. -- it was a car. Although

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they that survive in recent years they have hard the been together

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until now. At a Rolls-Royce facility in Derby engineers are

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taking a rare opportunity to restore jam roll alongside Eccles,

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named after the maker which normally now lives in Essex. The

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car and caravan are still almost exactly as he would have received

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them, right down to his writing desk and narrow couch bed. Eccles

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does have some would what did to the Russian. Former coach builder

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and lifelong scout is helping bring it back up to scratch. It is a

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challenge but for a good cause. amazing man. The Derbyshire

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enthusiast who owns it says Baden- Powell's wanted some braces, not a

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car or a caravan. When it was given to him at Birkenhead, a great shock,

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he didn't get one thing he wanted but that was put right by the Irish

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as he presented him with a pair of braces. Eccles will soon return to

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the National Scout Centre and jam roll will be out and about in the

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summer at scatting events. This has ignited the interest of scouting in

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young and old, taking the past into the future.

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I would love one like that. You need so Shen for that. The --

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You either love it or hate us. I will take you back did yesterday in

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a moment but we have got more rain to come in the next 24 hours. If

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you're concerned about any flooding There is the number for you. Here

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is yesterday's radar image, in moved in from the early hours, was

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with us all day, but what you can't see is how strong the wind was. He

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did finally do this alone but if you are stuck underwrote it was

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very cold. -- under it. What a contrast for today. With the

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sunshine, some able sunshine, temperatures rocketing. 10 degrees

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above yesterday. We can see the temperatures starting to bubble up.

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It is back to the drawing board tomorrow. We will see some heavy

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rain through the night once again. He looks as though most of the rain

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will be across southern areas. Northern areas may just escape and

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have a dry night. Rain moving in once again. The temperatures will

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not fall very far. Tomorrow morning we start with that rain, it looks

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as though it will be with us for much of the day. Some heavier

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outbreaks. We could see gusts up to 50 mph. Another word, breezy day.

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Temperatures suppressed again. Forward and state the rains are

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also courses, it will be quite cloudy and damp. Hopefully things

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should dry up a little bit was the end of the week. Dashed towards.

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A search is under way in Nottingham after reports of the shooting. What

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is the latest? The main police cordon has been

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expanded and we can see a section where every window is shot out.

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Investigators have just arrived on the scene. Just a month ago a 22

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rolled was shot and injured. Very much in the early stages this

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