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

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Tonight, an explosion and fire at the home of a deaf couple. Now it's

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a criminal investigation. The couple inside were lucky to survive,

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officers say petrol had been poured all around the bungalow. Facebook

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bullying continues. It was horrible, I cannot describe it, it was

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horrible. Plus the pet dog that had to be put down after being attacked

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while on a walk. And breakfast on the buses, just the ticket for

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Hungary passengers. Hello, good evening. First tonight, the police

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have revealed that an explosion at a bungalow in Leicestershire early on

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Monday morning was caused by a fire which was started deliberately. The

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blast happened in the village of Burbage. The couple who are in their

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50s and deaf, were only saved by a special fire alarm. Our reporter

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Eleanor Garnier is in Burbage tonight. Eleanor, what more can you

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tell us about this dramatic development in the investigation?

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This is now a criminal investigation. Please see this could

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easily have been a double murder enquiry. —— say. It happened early

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on Monday morning and it caused extensive damage to the property.

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The couple had to be rescued through a broken window. During

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investigations, police have now found petrol spread all over the

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property. Joining me now is the debt debt to in charge of the

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investigation. —— detect live. This was obviously a deliberate act?

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That's right. There has been petrol. It is definitely deliberate. What

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caused the explosion was the beeper building up inside the room. It was

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a confined space. You are looking for two people who were seen here at

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the time, is that right? Yes, there were two meals in the area both

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winning high visibility jackets, we are appealing for them to come

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forward so we can speak to them. Thank you. Officers have told me

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they believe this was a targeted incident and therefore none of the

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other houses and properties in this area are at risk. If anyone has any

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information they are urged to call Leicestershire police on that number

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101. A father from Leicestershire who claims his daughter took her own

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life after being bullied online says if there isn't tougher regulations

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more teenagers will die. David Smith from Lutterworth has spoken out on

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the eve of his 14—year—old daughter Hannah's funeral. Now, two more

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abusive internet pages have been discovered in the East Midlands.

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Rebecca Sheeran reports. She was a bubbly person. She enjoyed life. She

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did not deserve what happened to her. The 14—year—old was found

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hanged at her warm two weeks ago her family see she was bullied on an

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intranet site. —— say. I think somebody was abusing her online,

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abusing her quite a lot, and on Thursday night somebody had just

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pushed her over the edge. There were no signs to say that she was going

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to do this. There are other site that are abusive. Pictures of young

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children come up seeing really horrible things about them. It was

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sickening. Facebook cannot manage that, they cannot monitor net, why

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should it wait for more people to get at, for more youngsters to get

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bullied and they get to the point where they think what is the point?

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The girl's father says action needs to be taken instantly. It needs to

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be shut down because I don't think they will be able to change it. I

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was absolutely disgusted that the teenager could get so much abuse

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from one website and that needs to stop. The law needs to change. He

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laws are not good enough in this country to protect our teenagers. If

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the laws do not change we will end up with a lot more teenagers being

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buried. As a mark of respect the site will delay releasing the

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results of the review and tell after Hannah's funeral. Still to come:

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D—day for A—levels. Tonight the scramble for University places is in

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full swing. And as the flats are being demolished, with the next

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council homes coming from to tackle the crisis? A pet owner from

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Nottinghamshire has had to have her dog put down after it was mauled by

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another dog. Chris Thellmann from Mansfield is devastated by what's

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happened and has informed the police. She says the owner of the

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other dog did nothing to stop the attack and afterwards, just walked

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off. You may find some of Helen Astle's report distressing. Lucy was

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a much loved pet, adored by her owners. Nine days ago Chris took her

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for a walk at King's Mill Reservoir where she was attacked by an

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Alsatian. It just went for her, got her in its mouth and just savaged

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her. I was screaming at him to get his dog off. Lucy was screaming. It

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was awful. He just did not see anything to me —— say anything to me

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at all. I could not be. I was having an asthma attack. Chris broke her

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hand trying to save Lucy from the ulceration. The order just walked

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off after the attack. Her back was just ripped open and you could see

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all the skin. She had trauma and she was squealing. He was still stood

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there. I was all covered in blood. It was all over my top and my arms

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and everything. She has put up notices to warn other dog owners

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about what happened. The vets who treated Lucy say there has been a

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rise in dog attacks. We see one a fortnight now. The injuries baby

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from minor puncture marks two dogs that are quite severely mauled and

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sometimes results in the dogs being put to sleep. Lucy's injuries were

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so severe she had to be put down two days after the attack. Why should

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that man get away with it? He has robbed me and my family of my dog

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and he is just getting away with it. Next, it's been a day of destiny for

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many students across the East Midlands as thousands of teenagers

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got their A—level results. Overall pass rates are up but the number of

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candidates getting A and A*s has dropped slightly. And it's been a

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busy day too for our universities, as the clearing process got

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underway. I got a B, C, C. I got to bees and any. Students have been

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finding out if there are hard work has paid off. I got all the grades I

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wanted to get. I am going to study medicine at Cambridge. I am going to

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study English. There has been a rise in the overall number of passes but

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fewer top grades. About a quarter of students have got the job grades. We

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have had a significant increase in the high grades that students have

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achieved. This University in Leicester is part of the grieving

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process. Today they were dealing with 30 calls per minute at the

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busiest. IPhoto clog they had answered 10,000 calls but from

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students. We see keep camp. —— say. It is a very competitive environment

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at the moment but I am sure at our university you will be able to find

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a course that suits your requirements. People are deciding

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whether to reset, start work or take you to decide. Well done to

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everyone, whatever your results. One of the biggest council house

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building programmes since the 1960s is underway in Nottingham. Over the

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next four years, 350 new homes for rent are planned for sites around

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the city. It'll cost £60 million and today the first phase was officially

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opened. Here's our Political Editor, John Hess. This couple have been

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married for 45 years and they have in council tenants for most of their

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married lives. It was nice and bright, the facility is very good.

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They showed me around the two—bedroom bungalow. What is it

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like to be in a new house? It is lovely, we have got two bedrooms, a

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shower room, a lovely back garden, we love it. It is a newly built

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council home and is the first of 250 planned. It is the biggest council

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house building programme since the 1960s. The 1960s saw 350,000 council

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houses built. Over the past ten years 420 new council homes, last

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year just ten. Dear is real pressure on budgets. We got into a doldrums

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because we were not loading them. But now looking at the housing

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availability, sometimes the old ideas are the best. 60 years ago it

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was Harold Macmillan's decision before he became prime minister that

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let to the war council housing boom. Today's demand for new homes could

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mean a council housing revival. Council housing is popular, it works

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for the Council and for the tenants. Coming down soon at these flats in

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Nottingham. They were originally built to deal with any earlier

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housing shortage. They will make way for 150 council homes as part of the

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21st century housing solution. The forecourt at Derby Train Station has

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been cordoned—off for repairs despite a recent redevelopment

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costing more than £2.5 million. It's because the surface is bubbling and

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needs to be redone. As a result, glass has been taken out of the bus

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shelters. The work's expected to take nine days. East Midlands Trains

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says its customers won't be affected and the station will remain open.

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Lincolnshire's chief constable has been cleared of misconduct. Neil

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Rhodes was suspended in February by the county's police and crime

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commissioner Alan Hardwick. It was alleged Mr Rhodes had acted

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improperly when he tried to mediate between West Yorkshire police and a

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former employee. A report by the country's most senior police officer

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found no evidence against him. Half a million police fingerprint records

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are being digitised to save money and help solve crime. The

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Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire forces are the first in

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the country to get rid of their old paper records as our Social Affairs

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Correspondent, Jeremy Ball reports. This is where the analyser around

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1000 fingerprints every month. It is a powerful way to catch criminals.

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It is compelling evidence that can identify suspects and put them at

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the scene of a crime. This is the deconstruction of a robbery that

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happened in 1985, two years ago this man was finally jailed for that

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crime having been caught by his fingerprints. All the forces combine

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the databases and the fingerprints from this event could then be

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checked against the whole national collection. They were identified

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against fingerprints held in Nottinghamshire. He was given a ten

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year jail sentence. The records go straight to a computer database

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now. It is as easy as taking a photocopy but they used to do it

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like this with ink and paper. The old records are now being cleared

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out as the records are converted onto computer. It saves us having to

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employ somebody to physically take out those fit in those in forms and

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destroy them. We will be using these systems to solve crimes quicker. You

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will be collected by a private company that specialises in

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digitising public records. Is it safe for the police to pass it on?

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The documents we look after our very secure. The staff are checked and it

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is complete security. These days a lot of crimes are solved by surging

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mobile phone records or trawling the Internet. These traditional

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fingerprinting techniques are still as important as ever. A bus war has

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broken out between two rival companies after one of them

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introduced identical services on the same routes. Campaigners say they're

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worried it won't increase competition but simply reduce

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profits for both operators. Today one of the bus companies tried to

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tempt customers with a free breakfast. Sarah Teale was there.

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ATM and passengers board the bus for Derby. This morning they are treated

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to a free breakfast as an incentive to customers who pick the service

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over a new rival one. Your Bus has started operating on this route and

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two others in Derbyshire just a few minutes earlier than the Trent

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Barton buses. Gill macro they are aiming to get customers from our

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services. Surely competition is about winning customers. Know it

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isn't, it is wasteful competition. Campaigners fear that is not enough

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demand to keep both companies and business and passengers seem to

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agree. I think competition is healthy but I think it is quite

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close together. It is crazy, they could boot another bus service

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somewhere else. A single to Derby is £3 60 with Trent Barton at the other

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company have undercut the fear by 30p and they are accepting Trent

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Barton tickets on the buses. Why don't you load your prices? We need

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to make these sustainable and that is what our fears reflect. Your Bus

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was not available for comment today. Breakfast seems a long time ago

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ex—Commissioner Mark still to come: A pleasure trip postponed. A humble

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coot stops a 70 foot barge from starting sightseeing trips along the

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Cromford Canal. Earlier we looked at those all important A—level results.

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But not making the grade for higher education needn't spell disaster.

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Simon Hare has been to meet two men who pursued another course to a

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dream job and their own successful business. This is our flagship

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model, the best we do. This man studied business and his hot cup

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firm has now seen its annual turnover over half £1 million. ——

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watch top. Normal delivery times are like two weeks but did he Rascal

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wanted his tomorrow. E—business began during his A—level studies.

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When you are 16 or 17 and you get a few hundred pounds coming in every

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week it seems like a massive amount. After 18—year—old Sam gave up on his

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A—levels they found a marketing apprenticeship. Quite often these

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days we are told university is the only route and I would not see that

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is the case. I got the perfect job. Many young people are attracted to

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an offer that combines burning with learning. —— learning with learning.

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Yet are apprenticeships, internships, all sorts of

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opportunities. If you have a cracking idea, jump on it. Now Dan

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is planning to tell his own internal apprentice, you are hired. Don't

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forget, your future begins right now, whatever happened. Now the

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sport. Starting with a bit of transfer news: Theo Robinson has

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left Derby for Doncaster Rovers. We understand Rovers have paid around

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£150,000 for the striker who first came to the Rams from Millwall in

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2011. He's become a Jamaican international and scored 20 goals in

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80 appearances for Derby. So as one player leaves the club, Derby County

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are paying tribute to a man who's dedicated half a century to them.

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This Saturday they're unveiling a newly named stand in honour of

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Gordon Guthrie. A man who's worked tirelessly behind the scenes. Kirsty

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Edwards has been along to Pride Park to find out more. Over the years

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Derby County has seen people, and go but there has been one of present.

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This man was a player but over the decades has been on to be a physio,

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trainer and kit man. This weekend his name will officially go on the

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south—west corner stand. Gordon Guthrie has been here for 50 years

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and it is about time we had a tribute to him in the stadium. I

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remember him when I was just a few years old. It is lovely that he has

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got that stand. He is a very special person. It is that corner of the

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stadium just over there that is getting the honour. Anyone over

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there will be in the Gordon Guthrie stand. His long service means he has

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worked under Brian Clough and now all these years on his son Nigel

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Clough. I think one thing everybody has got for him is respect as well

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as love and admiration. Here's a lovely man and every time he comes

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in, whether to the training ground or here, the players, the current

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players, everybody likes to see them. You could see —— say Gordon

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Guthrie is part of the furniture here but from this weekend you could

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see he will be just that. —— say. There's no stopping Mansfield's

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Paralympic swimmer Ollie Hynd. Just 24 hours after winning his first

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ever World Championship gold medal he's got himself another one. Ollie

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went into the 400 metres freestyle final as the fastest qualifier and

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he led for most of the race. In fact by the end he was miles ahead

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finishing just outside of the world record. And his older brother Sam

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Hynd made it a double celebration for the family picking up the

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silver. Congratulations to them, we hope to have them in the studio next

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week. In Cricket, it's a big night in the YB40 for Notts Outlaws.

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They're playing Sussex in Brighton knowing a win will put them into the

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semi—finals. Well into the game now and Outlaws are batting. They have

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reached 195 for three after 31 overs. Derbyshire are also in action

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home to Durham. Derbyshire are 160 four set. —— for set. —— six. 200

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years ago, it was the transport link of its day. The Cromford Canal in

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Derbyshire carried thousands of tonnes of cotton goods from the

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nearby mills. But in recent years, it's become severely silted up. Now

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local councils and volunteers are working to re—open the canal. In

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fact, pleasure trips on a restored 70—foot barge are ready to begin

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again for the first time in 25 years. Or they would, if it wasn't

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for a certain bird. James Roberson explains. It is all aboard the good

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ship birds worse. It has been lovingly restored to the way it

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looked when it was first launched in 1938. No electrically powered, the

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boat is running on the water once more. These are acutely as the

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volunteers who have supported the restoration of the boat. It has

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taken hundreds of man—hours to restore the canal. Volunteers come

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from all over the world. Last summer this woman was on an exhibition to

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the North Hall, this year, the Parisien is in Derbyshire. It gets

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reopened injured by inch because it costs so much money. Eventually it

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will be fully open providing a good amenity for the public. If it wasn't

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for this bird that has built a nest right in the centre this rule would

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be emptied. We have done all the planning that we possibly could but

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this is a very sensitive wildlife reserve. Once the bird has flown it

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is hoped they can start carrying people at the weekends from

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September. It may be silted up but it is lovely. And that person boot

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holding things up! Now the weather. —— cursed coot. There have been

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quite a few showers this afternoon but now you can see what is lacking

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out West, a big wall of water is heading our way for this evening. It

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is all tied in with this weather front. This one is more reliable

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than the previous ones we have had. There will be a spell of more

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persistent and heavy rain through this evening. It will be quite a wet

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and windy end to the day. The rain will stick around for much of the

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night. It will feel quite muddy and humid. Temperature is not much lower

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than 16 or 17 degrees. Tomorrow morning will see a wet start.

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Eventually it will move off and these guys will brighten up behind

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that so decent looking afternoon. It will be drier with lots of lovely

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sunshine. Temperatures still doing pretty well. That takes us into the

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weekend, it does look like we have some rain on the way, not a wash—out

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why any stretch of the imagination but wet and windy with green by the

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evening. —— green by the evening. —— rain.

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