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by Islamist extremists. That's all from the BBC News at Six. So it's

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goodbye from me, This is East Midlands Today.

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Tonight, MPs demand action to reduce the risk of fatal hospital blunders.

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Why have people got two died to bring things in? It seems Matt. Also

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tonight, facing the axe. This fire station.

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Plus the school sports award set up in memory of a young teenager

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stabbed to death. And I find out how robots are being

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used more in education. Join us later in the programme!

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Welcome to Friday's programme. First tonight, the chairman of an

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influential group of MPs is worried that not enough is being done to

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prevent a repeat of a hospital blunder which killed a

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Nottinghamshire teenager. Wayne Jowett, who was 18, died at

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Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre 12 years ago. Tragically, an

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anti`cancer drug was mistakenly put into his spine instead of a vein.

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Stephen Dorrell who heads the Commons Health Select Committee will

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raise the issue in Parliament next week. Here's our health

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correspondent to tell us more. Wayne Jowett was in remission from

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leukaemia when the fatal blunder happened at Notitngham's Queen's

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Medical Centre. That hospital now uses fail safe syringe connectors to

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prevent a repeat. Most others aren't. It's thought 90 out of the

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160 acute trusts in England still don't use them. Now there are

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growing calls for answers. Wayne was not the first. His family

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hope he will be the last to die from this. Tonight, his mother is pleased

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the Health Select Committee will probe by these devices are not in

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use in all NHS hospitals. It seems forever. It just seems to be taking

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far too long. To get these things moving. Why have people got to die?

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To bring things in? It just seems mad. This MP has been persuaded to

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raise this issue by the man who led the enquiry into Wayne's death.

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Clinicians have the right to use the equipment they want to use. I agree

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with that. Ever clinicians doesn't use a device or has not tried it,

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how can you possibly know whether it is safe or not? My view is

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clinicians should engage with this immediately.

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Wayne's family have campaigned tirelessly to prevent a repeat. We

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have been told that the government are aware of the concerns and they

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are working with the NHS to come up with proposals.

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Next tonight, opposition is growing to plans that would see a number of

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fire stations in Derbyshire close. The county's Fire Service says it

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needs to make dramatic changes due to a 40% cut in its budget. Our

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reporter has been to one community fighting to save its fire station.

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The children's TV classic, trumpet and. But is it a quaint and outdated

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concept for every town to have its own fire station? Pugh, Pugh, Barney

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McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub. This fire station is under threat of

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closure. This man wrote about the story in the village newspaper.

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Costs ?81,000 every year to keep this fire station running. That

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doesn't seem to be a tremendous amount of money. There are plans to

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reduce the number of fire stations by a third and cut full`time posts

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by a quarter. The chief promises it will may have a minimal impact on

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response times. This woman was grateful for a fast response to a

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chimney fire at her home. They arrived in less than five minutes.

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If that was a fire brigade from Derby, it would take them at least

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half an hour to come here. Residents here and another communities have

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launched campaigns against closures. I think is disgusting. There are

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lots of places nearby that need protecting. We are proud of the fire

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station. 0 protecting. We are proud of the fire

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station. Pride earned by the role it played in 1989. They were first on

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the scene at this year disaster. But this station could soon receive its

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final call out. Still to come, a warning of more

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traffic problems in Nottingham. Could it be a Black Monday for back

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to work commuters? Plus, why are more of our taking up

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Mandarin? A nine`year`old pupil in Leicester

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has been given an award for sporting excellence in memory of his former

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teacher who was killed last month. 20``year`old Antoin Akpom died after

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being stabbed in the street. Teachers at the school where he

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taught hope this new sportsmanship award will inspire pupils. Our

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reporter has this exclusive report. It gives me great pleasure to give

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this award to Jade and Patel in primary for. Nine`year`old Jaden

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became the first pupil to win this award. Popular teacher, Antoin

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Akpom, died last month after being stabbed. It made me feel happy

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because I was representing the family. Because Antoin Akpom has

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lost his life, a would like to think he still remembers me. Antoin Akpom

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lived for sport. With his best friend, a fellow PE teacher, they

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set up a sports business. The motto was changing children's lives

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through sport. I am sure he would be smiling down, full of joy. This is a

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great way for his legacy to live on. Best friends, business partners,

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they love each other as brothers. Jewel was by Antoin Akpom's side

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moments after he was stabbed. To see a man like this bleeding and dying,

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basically, that is something that will never leave my memory because

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it is something that should never be seen from such a great man. Pupils,

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teachers and Antoin Akpom's family hope this award will help inspire

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others and keep Antoin Akpom in their memory.

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Three men have appeared before magistrates charged with the murder

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of a man in Nottingham. The body of Simon Hay, who was 47, was

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discovered in a flat on Villa Street in Beeston on Sunday afternoon. Two

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men from Beeston and another man from Cotgrave were charged last

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night. They have been remanded in custody to appear at Crown Court on

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Monday. The BBC has learned that dozens of

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parents have asked Derby City Council about moving their children

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away from the Al`Madinah free school. 67 enquiries have been made

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to the council by parents interested in taking their children out of the

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school. 33 have made formal applications to put their children

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elsewhere. The figures pre`date yesterday's Ofsted report which said

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the school was failing in all areas and was dysfunctional.

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A footbridge has been officially opened at a Nottinghamshire level

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crossing where three people have been killed in recent years. Network

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Rail has spent ?1.5 million installing the new structure,

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following calls to improve safety at Moor Bridge. Last November,

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13`year`old Lindsey Inger died after being hit by a tram on the crossing

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which links Bestwood and Hucknall. I feel this is a good thing.

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Hopefully it will save other peoples lives. If it had been done in the

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first place, she would still be here. We have mixed emotions.

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Hopefully tragedies will never happen again here.

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A grieving father has appealed to the parents of horse riders to

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ensure that their children wear protective clothing, including

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inflatable air jackets. Robin Woodward was speaking after his

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daughter Aimee was fatally injured when the horse she was riding rolled

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on top of her. She was not wearing modern, body protection.

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Memories are no all this family have left. Aimee's home in Derbyshire

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contains treasured photographs of the 22`year`old who died falling

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from her horse. Her father says he was shocked to learn that there is

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no legislation for a riding schools to wear protection. You need to get

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the best protective gear you can possibly by. Nobody else will do it

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for you. You 0 possibly by. Nobody else will do it

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for you. You are on your own. Inflatable `` inflatable jackets

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that deploy like airbags cost ?400. But this family think they are worth

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that. They are attached to the saddle. When riders fall, the airbag

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inflates. They have definitely saved lives. It is something that you

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don't think can happen to you. But it can. It has happened to me. I

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don't want it to happen to another child, another parent. Don't want

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them to be in my position. `` I don't want.

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Three men have appeared before magistrates charged with the murder

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of a man in Nottingham. The body of Simon Hay, who was 47, was

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discovered in a flat on Villa Street in Beeston on Sunday afternoon. Two

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men from Beeston and another man from Cotgrave were charged last

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night. They have been remanded in custody to appear at Crown Court on

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Monday. Legionella has been found at parts

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of one of our hospitals. No patients have been put at risk. Hospital

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administrators say they are dealing with the situation.

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Drivers are being warned to prepare for more disruption in the coming

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weeks, especially commuters who travel between Nottingham and Derby.

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From Sunday, there'll be works on the A52 at Bardills roundabout in

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Nottingham which will last two weeks.

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Rush hour this morning at this roundabout. There are warnings that

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traffic here could get worse over the next two week, as work to move

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cables begins, in preparation for a new transport hub. All approaches to

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the roundabout will be reduced to one lane. There will be no access

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onto the A52 carriageway for junction five of the M1. Three other

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major transport projects are happening in Nottingham. The tram

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extension will extend the existing network. Also the improvements to

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the ring road. This will affect journey times. We are getting the

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work done as quickly as we can. We hope to get it done within two

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weeks. Please plan ahead and try to think of different routes or

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different times you could do your journey. ?750 million is being spent

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to improve the transport network in Nottingham. With the results are

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unlikely to be felt for some time, drivers must prepare for disruption

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for now. Our reporter is at one of the

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Nottingham's busiest junctions for us. Why is this work happening now?

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Well, the council has tried to minimise the impact 0

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Well, the council has tried to minimise the impact of this latest

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disruption by coinciding with the half term holiday. It is advising

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travelling `` it is advising drivers travelling to use different routes.

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We have seen plenty of traffic this evening, which is only likely to get

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worse in the weeks to come. The work on that roundabout games on Sunday.

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You have been warned! Still to come: In sport, a lovely

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mover. The Forest midfielder who is as famous for his celebrations as he

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is for his goal`scoring. Is it time for our children to learn

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Mandarin? Some are calling for changes in the classroom as China

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continues its transformation into a global economic powerhouse.

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Currently it is thought only a small number of schools in our region

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teach Mandarin to GCSE level. All this week, our reporter has been

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looking at this region's links with China. Here's his last report.

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Mandarin lessons at this academy in Nottinghamshire. The GCSE course

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started in January. More people should study Mandarin because they

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say it is the language of the future. With China being such a big

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economic powerhouse, it would be good to use it. It is one of only a

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small number of schools in our region to teach Mandarin. 600 fewer

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people studied GCSE Mandarin this year than in 2010. In China, English

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is a compulsory class. Children start to learn the language in

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kindergarten. It is depressing that so few people are studying this, but

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things are changing. Forward`thinking schools are

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introducing Mandarin. We are sure that others will follow. We want to

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make sure that children are equipped for the world of work. Next year,

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they are to strengthen Mandarin teaching with a trip to China.

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I believe you can speak some Mandarin?

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One of my favourite words means thank you.

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Now it is time for the sport. First big news from Nottingham

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Forest. The club have confirmed in the last few hours that manager

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Billy Davies has signed a new contract keeping him at the city

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Ground until 2017. It means a four year extension to his current deal

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and is significant because it's rare for managers to get lengthy deals

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nowadays. Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi said tonight he is looking forward

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to working with Billy for many years to come and made clear when he first

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became chairman that Davies was part of his long term plans.

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Billy will be with us like Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. I

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mean that. His team are in action against

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Bournemouth tomorrow. This week midfielder Henri Lansbury went back

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to school to teach the pupils at Saint Edmund Campion about his life

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as a footballer and a bit about his dance moves too.

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Here's the midfield maestro that is the fans favourite. Instead of

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answering my questions, some pint`size pundits put him on the

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spot. I think we have a chance of going to the Premier League. It is a

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hard championship. We can only do our best each week. He knows what it

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takes to get there. Twice promoted from the championship, he believes

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this Nottingham Forest side can do it as well. You can't drop

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concentration for two minutes in the game or the other team will score.

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Consistency is the main thing. So far, life is sweet. They have a

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great team spirit. I think that helps in the championship. We have a

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good team spirit and we all gel. He has scored for Mac goals so far. His

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target is ten. He has a new goal celebration. I am just trying some

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new celebrations. We try to copy music videos. My friend has quite a

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few up his sleeve. Years teaching me some. Is a promise of some dance

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moves in future two possibly! In future? Possibly!

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At Derby County Steve McClaren has made his first new signing. Striker

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Simon Dawkins has joined on a three month loan from Spurs. He's been

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training with the Rams and a deal was agreed to keep him at Pride Park

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as cover for injured players. Now, onto Leicester City where

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20`year`old defender Liam Moore has just been given the Football

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League's Young Player of the Month award. It is just the latest stage

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in a remarkable rise for Moore who is Leicester through and through. I

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went to see him to talk about the past and the future.

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I have been lucky here. I have always enjoyed my football here.

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Many young footballers don't get to travel such a long road. It is

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frightening how many people I have made friends with here and then you

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don't hear from them. There are good players who I thought would go far.

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It shows you how tough it is to make it in the English league. I am very

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fortunate. What makes you stand out? I don't know, really. I have always

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worked hard at my game. With hard work comes some luck. I have had

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some nice breaks. When you get them, it is down to you to take them.

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Starting every game this season, scoring his first Leicester goal and

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now this. Does this award matter to you? It is very nice. It is

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something I can keep forever. It is an achievement. If it is personal

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success or team success, I will always choose team success. Football

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is an individual and team sport? Definitely. If the team is playing

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well, it makes your job as an individual easier. Recognition can

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sometimes bring pressure. You are quite laid back about everything? If

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you can't handle pressure, what is the point in playing football? That

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could be 70,000 people at Wembley watching you. You need to take

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everything in your stride and go from there.

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Other football, Notts County are in League One action tonight. They are

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off to Swindon. While Mansfield Town have a more conventional Saturday

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kick off, but a long trip. Away at Torquay.

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Leicester Tigers are at home tonight in the Heineken Cup to Italian side

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Treviso, not the pushovers they once were.

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Nottingham Panthers host the Continental cup this weekend. First

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game in 40 minutes. Loads going on this weekend!

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Next tonight, robots. We may not quite be at the stage where they

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make the tea and clean our cars. But East Midlands researchers say

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interaction between humans and robots is proving very effective in

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education. Both of Nottingham's universities are carrying out

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studies into how people with learning disabilities can benefit

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from a bit of automated encouragement.

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Michael is using symbols and voice commands to instruct these robots.

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They can even dance. MUSIC the universities in Nottingham, along

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with some school pupils, have been discovering that communication

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skills can improve when they are used as educational tools. Using

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robots for communication skills is far greater than the kind of

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engagement you get in normal classroom activity. That is

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incredibly important because there is no deep learning in the students

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through that engagement. They can think, they can walk, they can talk

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and they can dance. These two cost between 8000 and ?9,000 each. It is

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novel and motivating enough for the students that have to put in a lot

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of effort to even press a switch. Technology is becoming more and more

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a part of everyday life. No doubt robot and human interaction is

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something to be developed further. ROBOT: Simon Ward, BBC East Midlands

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today. I was going to say that! Quite surprising temperatures this

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weekend. Even night`time temperatures across the south of the

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country are not falling lower than 11 degrees. My old for the next few

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days. We have blustery showers. We have some rain on the way tonight.

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We have some showers earlier. It is quite patchy, but it will still keep

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us very wet into the early hours of tomorrow. Night`time temperatures

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falling now lower than 11 or 12. A mild and windy night. We are going

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to also see a damp start to the day. Gradually, some like this ``

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brightness will start to appear. Temperatures tomorrow reaching 17

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degrees. The wind will be a big feature. Strong and gusty southerly

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wind. On Sunday, the wind comes from the South. Still quite a few showers

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around. Some of those will be quite heavy. There is a chance of thunder

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on Saturday. On Monday, low`pressure controls the weather. On Monday,

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some rain across the South. Although it will be mild, it will also be wet

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at times. Now, before we go, we would just

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like to blow our trumpet a little bit because, last night East

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Midlands Today won an award, this award, for the second year running.

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Very handsome it is too. So, what is it for? Well, you may remember this

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little chap from earlier in the programme. Darth here is going to

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explain what it is. ROBOT: congratulations for winning the

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award! That is right. It is the award for Best News Programme from

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the Royal Television Society in the Midlands. And we are all dead

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chuffed. On that self`congratulatory note, we will say goodbye. Have a

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great weekend. ROBOT: goodbye, everyone!

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