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This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and me Quentin Rayner.

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Tonight BMI Baby will stop flying from September.

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As a buyer is sought 80 writs will close from East Midlands Airport.

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Also tonight, after a spate of shootings, Danielle Beccan's mother

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pleads for them to stop. All power to your elbow, the bad booze put to

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good use. We have been scratching our heads to find a safe way of

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getting rid of it. They raise the 900 bottles here. You can't just

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porridge down the drain. And it is a Dr feel-good, a new take on

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teaching and medicine. Good evening, welcome to Thursdays

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programme. More airline jobs are under threat tonight - this time at

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BMI Baby. The company has been trying to find a buyer for several

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months. But today staff were told that some flights from the East

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Midlands will be chopped next month and - unless a new owner is found -

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the airline would close completely in September.James Roberson has

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been following the story this afternoon - it sounds pretty grim

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news from Castle Donington again. It was only last month that the

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parent company announced it was cutting 1200 jobs, that is a total

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of 550 at Castle Donington. This followed the takeover of BMI, and

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BMI Baby, by the parent company British Airways. They have

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announced that this afternoon that consultation is starting this

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afternoon with the unions. So far a buyer has not been found for BMI

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Baby, so BMI is saying that many flights will end by a be ended June

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-- by it at the end of June. These flights.: not good news for

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passengers. The Unite union is saying they won't be -- there will

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be no immediate job losses, but the staff will all go up if no buyer is

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found by September. The union spokesman says he is not very

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hopeful of a saviour being found. It is not all bad news, we are

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thinking of the travellers. Absolutely right. Even as BMI Baby

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made this announcement, And Mark said they would be expanding their

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flights from East Midlands Airport. -- More. There are a lot of

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expansions going on in the East Midlands. They could be alternative

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flight. -- there could be. Next, tonight "stop the shootings".

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A heartfelt plea from a mother whose daughter was gunned down on a

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Nottingham street. It's almost eight years since Danielle Beccan's

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murder prompted a huge backlash against gun crime in the city. But

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after several more shootings in the last few weeks Danielle's mother

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agreed to speak exclusively to our Social Affairs Correspondent,

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Jeremy Ball. Nottingham has made huge progress

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since the days when Danielle Beccan was murdered when she walked home

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with her friends. She was only 14, she was killed by a bullet that was

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fired up from a car and ricocheted off the street. Her mother is

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worried that it is happening again. It is not a badge of honour. It

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should be a badge of shame. They should be ashamed. I am concerned

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about the amount of retaliation. Please don't do it, but the guns

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and denied his down. It causes so much heartache. It's got to stop.

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Today detectives investigating a murder revealed it might be linked

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to another shooting on March 30th. More shots were fired days ago

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through the windows of this car. They were also two recent shootings

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that for the victims into hospital. We are very concerned, the number

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of firearms offences had gone down over the years, there are a number

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of incidents, we are concerned about it. We need to work with

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young people, to stop them getting involved in gang activity. That is

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something they tried in Derby, when she things became a problem there.

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The authorities acted quickly to be put in the bulb. There was a

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dedicated team targeting gangs with guns. Nottingham is going to use a

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similar approach. The violence just breeds more violence. It's got to

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stop somewhere. Why can't you be the one who stops it? Why do other

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families have to suffer? Here in Sherwood, floral tributes are being

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left to the victim of the latest shooting. Detectives asking for the

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information -- asking for information, and to stop the

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censors violence. A taxi driver has described how he

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was viciously assaulted by three passengers. Raja Khan says the two

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women and a man punched him repeatedly leaving him with cuts

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and bruises. The private hire association says the number of

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attacks on taxi drivers is increasing. Mr Khan says he's been

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left so traumatised by the attack he's not sure he'll be able to work

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nights again. Taxi driver Raja Khan is slowly

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recovering from his injuries. They were inflicted by two women and a

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man who jumped into the -- into his car in the early hours of Sunday

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morning. When he explained he couldn't drive them because they

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had not been booked, they attacked him. One of them are grabbed me,

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they started hitting me on my back and face. I managed to get out of

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the car, and I started running. They followed me, and they hit me

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on the pavement. They left me lying on the floor. He suffered severe

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cuts and bruises to his head, his hands, and his legs. I was shocked.

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It was a brutal attack. It is difficult for me to work at night,

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especially, because I feel insecure. Taxi drivers are vulnerable to

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being attacked. Yesterday, we reported on this actress he was

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given a suspended jail sentence after attacking a taxi driver in

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Derby. The number of attacks on drivers is increasing. In the whole

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of last year 170 drivers reported being assaulted, already this year

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230 drivers say they have been attacked. We do the best to improve

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the situation. All of our cars are fitted with CCTV. There are still

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situations where a man and a woman is alone in a car. The police say

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investigations are ongoing, but no arrests have been made.

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Plenty more on its way here on BBC East Midlands Today. Later we

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really put you in the picture in Leicester with a fifty foot image

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of the city centre. The body of a soldier who grew up

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in Nottinghamshire has been returned to the UK. Guardsman

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Michael Roland was shot in Afghanistan on Friday. The

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headteacher of his former school paid tribute to Michael today. He'd

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been in Afghanistan for less than Carefully, and with respect, the

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body of guardsmen Michael Rowland was brought to it Brize Norton. He

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served with the Grenadier Guards. He lived in Worthing, but grew up

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in Tollerton. He was shot while on patrol in Helmand province. Today,

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the headteacher of his school paid tribute to him. He joined us in

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2000, and left in 2005 with a great set of GCSE results. Teachers

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remember him, a conscientious, hard-working student with a strong

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work ethic. He had strong academic ability, determined to get the job

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done. Current pupils will be thinking about what happened to him.

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Myself, and the rest of the staff will take the opportunity to

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discuss it with students in assemblies. We will talk about the

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sacrifice he made, and what that means for the community. His family

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said he was a caring and loving son, who always wanted to join the Army.

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A demand has been made for a judicial inquiry into what happened

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to thousands of children who were sent to Australia in a child

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migration scheme. Many were dispatched without their parents

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knowledge and were terribly abused in a scandal uncovered by a

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Nottinghamshire social worker twenty five years ago. Tony Roe

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reports. Two years ago former migrants were

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here in large numbers to hear an apology from the British government.

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This time a handful are in the same room. The apology from Britain and

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Australia was long awaited, those who witnessed it made that clear.

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Money was taken from the health budget to mark the second year of

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the apology. The abuse we suffered at the hands of those who had set

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out to destroy the lives of young children is now documented. Still

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there is no judicial inquiry. government's decision is

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restitution, not an inquiry. What I think we need to do, and we are

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focusing on that, is to accept the responsibilities that flow from

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that as a government and a country, just as the Australian government

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does, and through that restoration fund, recognise we can do some one

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-- something as a consequence of that. Those who lied and abused

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children remain unpunished, there will be something missing. It is

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about understanding what happened and who did it. But those to suffer

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the abuse, they often say to me, perpetrators three walk free.

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the apology, the government has helped 300 families in Australia

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and here, but there are still more the need support. -- that need

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support. A leisure complex in Nottingham has

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been sold for �50m. Land Securities has bought the Cornerhouse from the

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BP Pension Fund. The complex includes a multiplex cinema, 11

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restaurants and a casino. The Cornerhouse opened 12 years ago. It

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attracts more than four and a half million visitors each year and

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employs about 750 staff. Train drivers have denied that

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their industrial action is politically motivated. Members of

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the ASLEF union went on strike again today, disrupting East

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Midlands Train services across the region and to London. The company

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has claimed that the action, which will continue next week, is not

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just about pension issues.. As for being politically motivated, I

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don't think it is politically motivated, but the government's

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involvement by propping up East Midlands trains with their revenue,

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makes the strike political. Hundreds of litres of fake alcohol

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are being used to generate electricity. The counterfeit whisky,

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vodka and gin was all seized by trading standards officers in Derby

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just before Christmas. The problem was how to dispose of it safely.

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And as Geoff Maskell explains, it was Severn Trent Water that came up

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A trading standards officer examining a van load of hundreds of

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bottles of fake alcohol. The legal bottles or all seized by officers

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in raids in Derby last December. Because they all contain dangerous

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industrial chemicals, it was a problem how to get rid of them.

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were trying to find a safe way to get rid of it. Three could not just

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pour it down the drain. Severn Trent have stepped in to help but

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their sewage and treatment works have anaerobic Digest does return

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waste into methane gas this can then be used to generate

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electricity. Any industrial products need to have care for

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treatment to make sure they are treated safety. Essentially pouring

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it down the sewer could cause damage. The real bonus is we can

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use this product to produce renewable energy. Severn Trent uses

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a huge amount of renewable energy to provide our water services so if

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we can take these alternative Wace and generate electricity, that has

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to be good for the environment. Trading standards and Severn Trent

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of bad the alcohol is being disposed of safely.

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Amazing! Next tonight, the singing talent that has emerged at

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Glenfield Hospital. Tapas Mukherjee is a specialist doctor in

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respiratory medicine and he has a whole new way of training medical

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students about asthma. It is a video filmed on his smartphone

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where he sings his way through advice. It is a big hit on YouTube

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and Rob Sissons has been to meet him.

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He is the singing doctor. Breakfast For their posters, lectures, retain

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staff, Tapas is hitting the right note getting the latest asthma

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guidelines over two medical students. Putting them to music, a

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challenge. We got most of the lyrics in about an hour. The

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hardest part was co-ordinating everyone to BA in the same place at

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the same time. -- be in. The phone has been everything for this video.

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It was filmed on it and I have put it on Facebook and Twitter.

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thought he was a professional singer not a doctor. It is very

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catchy, all the staff and patients enjoy it. We are not making light

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of asthma but drawing more attention to the fact we could be

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managing it better. Where will this lead? A talent show? Who knows?

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Tapas Mukherjee! And he is not short of advice from the patients.

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Like his voice? Yes, I do. You sing a bit? Yes I do. That his horrible!

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Did he say horrible? He did. Now the sport. No, it is just

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around the corner! With a shock for the Stags. And the Bank Holiday

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weather, we will have a bit of a surprise. We say goodbye to the

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rain but it is a cold wind with a widespread frost. More weather

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towards the end of the programme. It is now the sport. Football first.

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Mansfield Town were in play-off action last night. The Stags came

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away with a draw in the semi-final first leg but the football was

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overshadowed by goings-on off the pitch.

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The action did not just kick-off on the pitch last night. In fact, it

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events were getting pretty heated elsewhere in the stadium.

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Mansfield's chief executive was arrested and cautioned for using

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threatening words and behaviour during the game. A statement from

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the Mansfield chairman claims it is all being blown out of proportion

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and it was a light hearted, hot- headed quip. On the pitch, things

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were event for also. Mansfield went into this type on the back of six

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straight wins and were looking to take a result to the one called

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Stadium next Monday. After a nervy start, the stacks took the lead. --

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Stags. It was not to be. The only contribution. Diverting this cross

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past his own keeper. It was to be the last goal of the night but not

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the last talking point as striker Matt Green were shown a second

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yellow for this hand ball. referee said he handled it. The

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cameras show he did not. But you need referees in big games to make

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big decisions and he made quite a few of them wrong last night.

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Saying that, it is a tough job and we hope the one we get on Monday

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will make the big decisions, the correct ones. We have not played

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grade. We have had a debrief and realised where we went from. We

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have to put that to bed and get back here in front of a full house

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and go about our business and our game plan. All to play for in the

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second leg on Monday. Notts County are hoping to follow

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in Mansell's footsteps and to make the play-offs in League One. They

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need a point against Colchester. But whatever happens, they say it

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is a big achievement just to be challenging. A few months back we

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were 10 points of the play-offs so it has been a great run of results

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to get us to this position. If you give us the opportunity to take it

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to the last game, to be end up with a shout of the play-offs is

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brilliant for us. Cricket and what a performance it has been from

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Notts bowler Andre Adams. He took seven wickets at Lancashire and

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Notts are looking to build a healthy lead their. In Division Two,

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Derbyshire are boiled in their command in their match against

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Leicestershire. But just to cheer Leicestershire fans up there has

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been good news. Captain Matthew Hoggard has signed a one-year

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extension to keep him at Grace Road and till next year. He is not

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playing at the moment because of a dislocated finger. Now he H for

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hockey which is appropriate because this is the week the first games

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were being played at the Olympic parks riverbank arena. We have been

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enjoying the test event action. Just watched this for the freak

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goals the German men's score after That is a brilliant goal! She makes

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the goalkeeper do something. It is massive having the Games here in

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this country. Great Britain hockey are doing so many things. They are

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trying to inspire the nation to pick up the sticks and go out and

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play hockey. We are aiming to try to get 30,000 new participants in

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The Germans already very quick. We were about 10 or 15 seconds late

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for the start. The ball get so fast in hockey. A very finely taken goal.

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People cheered us on all the way through the game. 1-0 Great Britain.

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Richardson again. Finally! Playing the Olympics is the pinnacle of our

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sport and to see those the screaming children in the stadium,

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it will be fantastic. How fantastic to those pictures Look? If you

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fancy getting out there again? Playing hockey? Let's move on. A

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unique photograph of Leicester has gone on show. You cannot call it a

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snapshot because it is 50 ft long. The street view of the city centre

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is probably the stand-out feature of the show at a newly opened

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gallery. It is the work of Keith Cooper who explained just how he

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produced the image from loads of different angles. It is actually a

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collection of smaller images assembled together taken over three

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successive nights. It is at the same time on each night so the

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lighting level is the same. The production of it is such that the

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picture is you could not stand in one place and see all of what to

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see in the picture, but the idea is as you walk along the picture you

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get the presence of moving through First time I saw the picture

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complete his when it was up on the wall and up until that time, I was

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not sure it would actually work. I love it! Even though I spent

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several weeks working on it, it is great. I love things like you can

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see the moon and the nurse. It is so different. You walk round

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Leicester, you don't really see it. You - from one shop to the other,

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you don't get time to take it in. It is the sheer detail in it and I

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liked the way when people look at it, they see things they had never

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seen before. I want people to realise Leicester is quite a pretty

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place. I like it, I like living here.

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Amazing. You love that, don't you? Yes. Keith's photos along with the

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other works of other contributors can be seen at the Leicester

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People's Photographic Gallery on Wellington Street. Now the weather.

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A nice picture on the weather as well when we had the brighter skies

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earlier on in the week. I think it was Monday. Thank you for that

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Keep them coming in. We are quite cloudy and damp at the moment. A

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band of rain that has been working its way northwards. It is starting

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to produce heavy bursts across parts of the region and it will sit

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there for quite a while in the evening before plodding northwards

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and it weakens slightly as we go into the morning. It will keep a

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sweat overnight with a minimum temperature of six Celsius. That

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rain band working its way southwards through tomorrow. More

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of a showery theme to the day and a lot of cloud remaining with us and

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a cold wind starting to come in. Temperatures around nine, maybe ten

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Celsius. Making it feel that colder if you are outside. The band of

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rain sitting across the south for the weekend, that will keep us

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cloudy through the early part of Saturday but each skies should

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brighten and we have that cold when continuing but it is Saturday night

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into Sunday we start to see the skies clearing and the temperatures

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really will drop. Minus two Celsius, so a widespread frost developing

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and a cold and frosty start to the day on Sunday but light winds

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remaining on Sunday. Feeding chilly but a many bright day and then for

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the Bank Holiday Monday, cloud developing as we get closer to Bank

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Holiday Monday. It will keep us quite cool and temperatures just

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quite cool and temperatures just recovering a little bit more at

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night time. Before we go, don't forget there is full coverage of

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the local elections and the referendum on Nottingham's the

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