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This is East Midlands Today. Tonight, police say they're

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treating a rush-hour shooting as attempted murder. Two shots were

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fired at this car as it stopped at traffic lights on a Nottingham

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Street. Howard tiny water filled jacket helped to save the life of

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this baby girl. -- how a tiny water-filled. We just can't believe

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And the giant Lions taking pride of place at Chatsworth. At Bombardier,

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Labour's leaders urged the company to make an edge indecision on new

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contracts. Good evening and welcome to the

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programme. First tonight, the police are treating the latest

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shooting in Nottingham as attempted murder. Two shots were fired into a

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car as it stopped at traffic lights in Hyson Green yesterday evening. A

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man has been arrested. The gunmen opened fire at the

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height of the evening rush-hour. You can see where two windows were

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blasted just behind the driver. The police don't think anyone was

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injured, but looking at the damage, that seems more like luck than

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judgment. The guy got out of the car with a gun. I heard two bigger

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bangs. I was crying on the phone to the police. I was crying like a

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baby. The shooting happened close to several other recent attacks.

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Nine days earlier, the teenager was shot dead outside a pub in share

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would. Another teenager and a woman were injured when a pellet gun was

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fired on Gregory but reviled. At the end of March, several gunship -

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- gunshots were reported in base for it. We are investigating

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potential links. The people of Nottingham are sick and tired of

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the sort of criminal behaviour. I appeal to everyone to make sure

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this does not return and we staggered out as soon as possible.

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Today, a 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the

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murder of another man. The police are pitting hide his ability

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patrols on the street to reassure people. -- high-visibility patrols.

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Jeremy, we have heard a lot about how gun crime is being tackled in

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Nottingham, but how much of a problem is it? We had just been

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given some interesting to us -- statistics for Nottinghamshire

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police. These show that last year the force recorded 87 crimes

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involving real guns. A lot of those would have been threats at gunpoint,

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but there were up least 18 incidents where criminals opened

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fire. -- at least. It has also emerged that five people were

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seriously injured from shootings in 2011. The good news is that no one

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was shot dead last year. What kind of guns are we talking about here?

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These figures only count a lethal weapons, things like shot guns and

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handguns. They don't include their guns. They show that

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Nottinghamshire is still dealing with a lot of gun crime. Derby

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police dealt with one man who killed several farm animals. In

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Leicestershire, several people received minor injuries from

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imitation weapons and they also dealt with the kidnapping, where

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someone was should -- threatened with a shotgun.

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Three pupils at a secondary school in Leicester have been diagnosed

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with tuberculosis. More than 200 teenagers are now being tested.

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Good evening. The Health Protection Agency is not treating these three

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cases as a map -- and a break at this stage, which means they don't

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think the students passed at between themselves, but they are in

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fact three separate cases. They plan to screen more than 200 people

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that the school next week. Once largely consigned to history with

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the use of antibiotics and the treatment of patients in

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sanatoriums. TB is a bacterial infection that has spread through

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the air, usually through coughing. They found it at this college back

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in 2001. More than 300 pupils have various stages of the disease,

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making it the biggest outbreak of TB in a school in the UK. Two years

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later there was a cluster at this Community College. It does not

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support these three cases at Hamilton are linked. -- it is not

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thought. It is good that they know their children are being tested and

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they will be treated. They need have no concerns whatsoever, there

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is no chance of the spreading just because a couple of the students in

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school are unwell with TB. those three students are now well

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and back at college. 220 pupils in year 10 will be screened next week.

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Victoria, when did these cases come to light? The first Kes was

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diagnosed in December, but it wasn't until the second and third

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Kes came to him light in March that the Health Protection Agency got

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involved -- case. It has an incubation period, which is why the

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blood tests had been carried out two months later, to give have --

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to give the help they did see the best chance of preventing further

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infection. -- the health agency. Still to come on the programme: Big

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cats on tour. They're on their way to the Olympics. But first, a

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stopover in the Derbyshire Savannah. Train passengers have had their

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journeys disrupted today because of strike action. It will go on until

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midnight and is the first in a series of strikes by the train

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drivers' union, ASLEF. They say it is put it -- to protect their

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pensions, but the train companies as they had nothing to worry about.

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Got to catch that train. It is on a day when East Midlands drivers are

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on strike. They're trying to protect their pensions. The train

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company says there is no risk to the pensions. Passengers at Derby

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station are left trying to cope. it is for a good reason, fair

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enough. I think everybody should fight for their rights, but it

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affects and penalises those who are paying their wages. I meant to be

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teaching children this afternoon, it means I won't get there and I

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will let them down. East Midlands train said the strike action and

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there was a limited service on the London line. Here in Derby, but has

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had to be laid on to propose some local train services. -- buses.

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ASLEF says East Midlands trains wants to cut the amount of money

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going into their pension fund. It is claimed by ASLEF that that would

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save the company �2 million over to my ideas. Drivers would save around

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�500 a year as well. But the union said the amount of money going into

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the pension pot shouldn't be reduced. It will leave a big hole

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to be filled come the next valuation, in which case we will

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have to look at what we can do to make the pension fund viable. They

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are going to be in a mess if we accept these changes. Our members

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and the company can reduce their contribution rate for the scheme to

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remain well-funded. Today's strike goes on till midnight, the first of

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six strikes planned for Tuesdays and Thursdays over the next three

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weeks. Leicestershire Police have released

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the name of a man whose body was found in (Raul two weeks ago. He

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has been identified as Shah Tyung Di Wang -- in Loughborough can now.

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They say at this stage they still can't confirm whether the death as

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suspicious. One of Derby's most famous pubs has

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lost its alcohol licence. The Old Bell Hotel dates back to the 17th

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century. Three weeks ago, Ashley Finlay, 24, died a -- died after an

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incident outside the pub. The city council says it is suspending the

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licence for three months. A mother says her baby daughter can

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look forward to a brighter future all because of a special cooling

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unit. Medical research has shown cooling the brain of babies who

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were deprived of oxygen at birth can lessen the risk of damage.

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Sarah Tomlinson believes her daughter Rosie could have died

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without the treatment at Nottingham City Hospital. Rosie had a very

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tough start in life. Her twin brother was delivered naturally,

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but complications meant she was starved of oxygen at birth. From

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Derby, she was transferred to Nottingham for could link to

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minimise the risk of brain damage. It was a nightmare for Sarah and

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her husband Simon. We spent days crying. Simon came back to tell me

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how she was doing and we just spent that evening weeping. She was so

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poorly that you couldn't believe it was your baby that with there,

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lying there. It is a small, water- filled a jacket that has been shown

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to make a big difference. The reason is not understood, but

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reducing the brain temperature seemed to switch off the reactions

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that can lead to brain damage. The normal body temperature is 37

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degrees. After about 24 hours, there is further damage that can

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occur and we can prevent some of that by calling babies'

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temperatures down. The twins are five months or today and the latest

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scan is good news. There is no haemorrhage, no bleeding and she is

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doing well. Rosie is a determined little madam with a cheeky edge!

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The family is now raising money towards it to say thanks.

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The Labour Party leader Ed Miliband had urged the government to speed

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up the warding off the multi- million pound Crossrail contract to

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Derby-based Bombardier. He said the government needed to end the

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uncertainty over the future of Britain's last remaining train

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makers. The Labour leader under cover. If

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only Bombardier manufactured umbrella as, they wouldn't be quite

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so worried over future contracts. The demand for Bombardier umbrella

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as almost out did supply. On the production line, Ed Miliband was

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there, accompanied by his shadow chancellor Ed Balls. They met some

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of the Bombardier's 1,100 strong workforce. They sought some of the

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new carriages destined for the London Underground. But it is the

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Crossrail contract that Bombardier are holding out for. It will be

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several months until the government announces who has won the deal.

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should be done in the right way and it should take account of all the

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right things to do. Some of the young people who were up here, they

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are on apprenticeships. They said their mates on the door. We need

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more companies like Bombardier. There was the contract at Siemens

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that resulted in big redundancies at Bombardier. The Crossrail is

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like the be all and end all. It is key. We want to be part of the

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solution, not part of the problem. A Labour leader's visit was

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significant. With just 48 hours to go until the crucial elections in

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Derby, Ed Miliband might well be back to drawing him with the party

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celebrations. Plans to relocate an indoor market in the Leicestershire

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town have been scrapped after public protest. East Riding Council

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had planned to redevelop the Market Hall site but 18,000 people signed

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a petition against the idea. Traders are now claiming victory

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after the council decided not to go ahead with the project. It is the

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greatest news that we could have wished for. Now we want to forget

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about it and look forward to the future. I didn't think it would

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stay open, but I'm very pleased it is. I have still got my job. We had

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a get -- a great response to the petition. 18,000 is brilliant.

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Couldn't ask for any better from It's not uncommon on a trip to the

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Chatsworth estate to spot a variety of wildlife. But now, three giant

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lions have moved in. But far from being wild in tooth and claw these

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are over-sized pussycats. They're nine metres long and made out of

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wool. They've been sculpted, or should we say crocheted by

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Leicestershire artist Shauna Richardson. As Geeta Pendse reports

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getting them to this stage has been quite a journey.

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A labour of love. Two years, she has been working away in her last

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ship studio to create these manners creatures. Inspired by Richard

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Klein heart, each has been hand- knitted by the artist. The aim is

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to talk them across the region. After months behind closed doors,

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she got them out of the warehouse in preparation for the first stop

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on her tour. Before we get to Chatsworth, we are going through

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Chesterfield and see people on the streets there. Are you going to

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drive it? By Anne! I am going to be driving it into Chatsworth. It is

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predicted the Lyness -- as predicted, the Lionesses got plenty

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of attraction from passers-by. 24 hours later, and despite the rain,

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the new inhabitants appear to be a talking point. They are very big. I

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like them, but it would be better if they were out of the box. That

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is really wonderful. I think they are going to eat me! All of the

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port that has been used as come from Derbyshire. She has gone

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through 36 miles of war, roughly the distance between Nottingham and

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Oakham. It started off as a cardboard cut-out, and it is now

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three Sujit Three Lions in the cage. It is everything that I had hoped

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it to be. The Lions will make their way across the region, eventually

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landing in London in time for the Olympics. But for now, they will

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take pride of place in Chatsworth. Still to come - when hamsters go

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bad. Houdini wreaks a trail of destruction - within hours of being

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picked up from the pet shop. have changed the month, but we are

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struggling to change the weather. Time for the sport. Who is this Mr

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Hodgson person? You will get very used to his name! Interesting times,

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considering that the new centre in Burton is in our region. We're

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going to start with Leicester - and the Foxes vision of the future. I

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hope you saw Nigel Pearson on Late Kick Off last night. If not, its

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still on the iPlayer for you. But much of what he can achieve will

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depend on the club's Thai owners who have already spent so much

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money for very little reward. The club's vice-chairman Aiyawatt "Top"

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Raksriaksorn has been giving one of What we want in the league is that

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we try to get promoted. I believe last season was quite good for us,

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not quite what we wanted, but we Actually, I do not want to talk

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about money every time! But I would like to see us try, and we do

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The first time that I came here, I saw much passion to bring success,

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and because of my dad, he wanted to bring the team. I believe, I don't

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I support Nigel 100 %. But we have to work harder to manage and to

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It is our dream, not just mine. I had seen. I hope they be seen

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Next tonight, a heartwarming tale from one of our lower league clubs.

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Ilkeston Town went into liquidation in 2010. Forced to reform as

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Ilkeston FC and start again lower down the pyramid it looked a hard

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road back. They watched local rivals Grantham win their division

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comfortably, but after a fight through the playoffs, found

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themselves on the brink of promotion. Paul Bradshaw reports.

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Fans pour into the new man the ground for a play-off final that

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could see Ilkeston FC promoted. It has been a long, hard road to get

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to this point. The fans they are better than most just how far the

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club has come. We would have been - - settled to have not been

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relegated. Here we are on the verge of being promoted into the next

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week. A lot of people have come to see us today. This club has done

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fantastically well over the year, and we want to finish it off with

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something to reward the fans. Ilkeston FC was rescued from

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oblivion two years ago. The club was reborn, and the future of the

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club's youth system was saved. The supporters played a major factor in

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the club's survival. We have tried to listen and understand how they

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feel, and work together with them to grow the club. Even the biggest

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fan, Robert Lindsey, joined the fans. The match got under way

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against Leek Town. Buxton were on against Leek Town. Buxton were on

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top three the first half, but had to wait until half-an-hour to take

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The home fans were sent into ecstasy. I am delighted for

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everyone here. Ilkeston deserves something like this, and I hope

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this is the first year of many good years. From the brink of extinction

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to at the chance of success on the pitch. A distant FC is already

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making history of its own. Well done to grant them a 1 that

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division as well, of course. -- Quick bit of cricket news. If it

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ever stops raining, England stars Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann will

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both be turning out for Nottinghamshire over the next

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couple of weeks. They'll play away at Lancashire this week and then at

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Trent Bridge against Middlesex next week. And the Notts and England

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women's star Jenny Gunn has been told her bowling action IS legal.

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She'd been reported by the umpires at a match in New Zealand - but

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experts say the unusual look of how Gunn bowls is down to a natural

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hyperextension. No, me neither! Do you know the link between now

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Rigidly her third was hunting deer here when he had to rally and army

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in the Midlands. It is here that we discover the the interesting story

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She dropped a handkerchief every few miles as a marker. Charles was

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true to her word -- his word. He was given the title of the Duke of

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St Albans. James's brother was true to his word. The mainstay for

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generations. Unfortunately, this was not the original loss -- lodger.

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This is a far grander place, so nearly would not have recognised

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this room. In this room, they entertain many famous people, and

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Edward, future Prince of Wales. If you are looking for the legacy left

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behind other than oranges, you need look no four -- further forward

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The weather is not too good. surprises there we have one of the

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wettest April is on record. It was colder than average. Colder than

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March. We have broken one or two records in one or two spot. Not him

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reached 145 mm of rain, almost three times what we can expect for

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April. With all this talk of flooding, it is not surprising, and

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we will have some more rain. We have had more again, with heavy

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rain passing through. It is now moving its way to the north. A dry

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night to come. They will keep quite a lot of cloud. Temperatures

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getting down to six or seven degrees. Three tomorrow, at least

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we will be starting the day dry, and there will be a lot of cloud

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around, so not much brightness, but not much to trouble us through

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tomorrow. We will be seeing this band of rain working his way

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towards the south, so that will not be the rain that we saw today.

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Temperatures again at 13 or 14 degrees. The rain is going to give

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us a few headaches as we go through the latter part of the week. It

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cannot quite make its mind up where it wants to be. It is passing very

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close to us, such a lot of uncertainty in the forecast for

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Thursday and Friday. There could be seen some outbreaks of rain. Into

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the weekend, a bank holiday weekend. It will be mostly dry up. I think

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