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rest of the week. Thank you.

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

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Tonight: Jailed ` the Czech family guilty of benefit fraud on an

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industrial scale. The gang flew in scores of East Europeans to claim

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tax credits worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. It was very

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sophisticated and ruthless. They were very successful for a short

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period of time. Also, the campaign to prevent more young people like

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Joe from dying from heart conditions. SADS is twice the number

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of cot deaths. We cannot afford to lose people's lives. And we will be

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visiting this 1930s cinema. Good evening and welcome to the

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start of a new week here on East Midlands Today. First tonight, a

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family from the Czech Republic has been given jail sentences totalling

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14 years after stealing ?750,000 in tax and benefit fraud. They were

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stopped from stealing a further ?500,000.

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The gang brought people in from Europe to stay in Nottingham, and

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then controlled their bank accounts to make the fraudulent claims. The

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court heard that all the proceeds of the fraud have either been

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transferred abroad or gambled away. Here's our chief news reporter,

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Quentin Rayner. Alena Lackova was the only member of

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the gang not jailed today. She received a two year suspended

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sentence. How do you justify this huge benefit fraud? Do you think you

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should apologise to the British taxpayer? Do you have anything to

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say? She's pictured here with her husband, Jan Lacko from the Czech

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Republic. Also convicted are Lackova's nieces Iveta Ferkova and

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Magdalena Ferkova. She, along with her former partner Julius Ziga, were

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those leading the scam. Over two years the gang arranged for people

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to travel from the EU states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia to

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Nottingham, with the promise of legal employment. They'd be

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temporarily put up in one of a dozen houses rented by the gang, who'd

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then act as interpreters to get them a national insurance number and open

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a bank account. Claims for tax credits and child benefits were

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made, which were channelled into bank accounts controlled by the

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fraudsters. The foreign nationals were then told there was no work and

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sent back home after a few days. It is only a two`bedroom house and

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there were up to 30 people at any one time inside. There was a group

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of them outside. A woman took a lot of money out of her bag and put the

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rest in. They had a different brand`new car every week, we were

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living next door to them. Bthey were very determined. Talk about the

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number of people involved. Whenever they were questioned or challenged,

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they would drive people back over here to answer questions to

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effectively fill HMRC into believing them. Surveillance pictures caught

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the gang at tax offices accompanying people to make fraudulent credit

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claims. Lists of PIN numbers were seized which controlled scores of

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accounts. This bank in Mapperley was one of those used by the family. In

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all, 124 bank accounts were set up to receive cash from 77 false tax

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credit claims totalling over ?500,000. The gang was stopped from

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stealing a further half a million pounds. The family was withdrawing

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over ?30,000 a month and spending it in casinos and on luxury cars. But

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how were they able to exploit the benefits system for so long? It

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didn't take two years to catch them, it took a while to identify

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that the claims were being made fraudulently. Once that was

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identified, we acted quickly and dealt with it effectively. I can't

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believe it has taken so long. You have people around here who actually

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need that money and a few have people like that bringing people

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into the country, it is not right and not fair. Sentencing the gang,

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the judge said he was now satisfied they'd stolen at least ?750,000 in

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tax credits by cynically and greedily exploiting the system.

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Magdalena Ferkova, who was described as a brazen liar, wasn't sentenced

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today ` she's currently on the run. The judge ruled that the three sent

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to prison will face eventual deportation.

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The daughter and son`in`law of an elderly Nottinghamshire couple have

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made their first Crown Court appearance charged with their

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murders. Susan and Christopher Edwards are accused of killing

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William and Patricia Wycherley. Human remains were found in the back

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garden of their former home near Mansfield last month. The police say

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the couple had been shot. The Wycherleys had been missing since

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1998. A trial is expected to start next June.

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Firefighters staged another two`hour strike across the East Midlands

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earlier today. The walk`out from six until eight o'clock this morning was

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the third in recent weeks by members of the Fire Brigades Union. It's

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part of a dispute with the Government over pensions and changes

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to the retirement age. During this morning's strike, only crews in

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Leicestershire attended any incidents. We simply cannot carry on

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doing our job in our late 50s because we will not be fit enough.

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Two thirds of firefighters face the sack. We cannot accept it and we

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have got nothing left that we can do to demonstrate to the government

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that we are not going to accept these proposals.

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Still to come ` bus passengers fight plans to cut services to cut

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services across Leicestershire. The proposals could save three

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quarters of a million pounds a year ` but villagers fear it'll leave

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them feeling isolated and alone. Tens of thousands of workers will

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see an increase in earnings after it was announced that the so`called

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"living wage" will be going up. The national announcement was made

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in Nottingham this morning, increasing the hourly rate by 20p to

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?7.65. Nottinghamshire Police is now the first force in the country to

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commit to the wage. Sarah Teale reports.

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The new living wage figure is ?7.65. A 0

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The new living wage figure is ?7.65. A welcome announcement for

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supporters of the living wage. It's not enforced by law like the minimum

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wage of ?6.31, but campaigners say employers should feel a moral duty

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to pay it to staff. Academics at Loughborough University have worked

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out the increase based on the real rising cost of living. The East

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Midlands has the highest number of people earning under the living wage

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than any other government region in England. That's around 300,000

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people. The majority are women in retail, hospitality and catering. A

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strong supporter of the living wage is 18`year`old Jhudari Scholar from

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Sherwood. Family life is really hard and difficult for us growing up. One

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of seven, his mother had three jobs. He says the living wage would have

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made a huge difference to their lives. Things like being able to

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come along to my parents evenings, being able to help out with my

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homework, being around to help my sisters when we needed her. More

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East Midlands employers are supporting the living wage. Many

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councils have already committed to it. Nottinghamshire County Council

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says 2,000 staff will get the living wage from April. And today,

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Nottinghamshire Police announced it would be the first force in the

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country to sign up. There are 4500 people who work for Nottinghamshire

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but I don't want to stop there. We have listened to all of our

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contractors and we say when we put our services out in the future, we

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want you to pay their living wage to. Many employers say they can't

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afford to pay the living wage, but campaigners argue it makes strong

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business sense, improving staff retention and motivation. Sarah

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Teale, BBC East Midlands Today, Nottingham.

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A short time ago I spoke to George Cowcher of the Derbyshire and

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Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce. I asked him if paying the living

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wage would be an unwelcome burden for business. We think it is up to

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individual companies to decide how much they wish to pay their

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employees. A national minimum wage is very important and we have always

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supported that, whether people go above that is up to them. Many

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different companies Rob Ward there are workers in different ways, some

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pay more on training and some give other forms of support. `` many

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different companies reward their workers. You don't want to seek

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where urgent? That always had an effect on the market. And that will

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be not necessarily helpful in terms of employing more people. You are

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being diplomatic. I wonder whether what we might see is a two tier

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system developing where some companies offer the living wage and

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others don't and those others will have problems recruiting. We are

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going to move into a tightening labour market and employment levels

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rise. So all employers are going to have to look at ways in which they

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can ensure that the source the right number of employees, of the right

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quality, and therefore they will be looking very much at the way in

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which they pay them. Thank you. More than 600 young people die

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unexpectedly each year from it in the UK. Rare heart conditions they

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didn't know they had. It's known as Sudden Arythmic Death Syndrome, or

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SADS. Well, today in Leicester a grieving

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family, a high`profile sports star, as well as doctors and nurses from

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across the country, came together with one aim ` to save more lives.

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Our health correspondent Rob Sissons was there and is here now. Rob, a

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lot of this work is being done in memory one of East Midlands teenager

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in particular. That's right. Our viewers may remember this case. It

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is basically Joe Humphreys, he was only 14 and had been out jogging

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near his home in Leicestershire when two minutes from home he collapsed

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and died. He had a heart condition, there he is with everything to live

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for and his dad, a huge hole in his life but he has thrown himself into

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this campaign. He was at a conference today and told me that

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what he wants to do is get Doctor together at the hospital and from

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around the UK to raise awareness about the symptoms and he had

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recruited Martin Johnson, the former England rugby captain, who is the

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patron of that charity and is helping raise awareness of what is

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going on. SADS is twice the number of cot deaths. We cannot afford to

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lose the John people. We can do something. `` lose these are young

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people. Every child can now CPR and save a life. There are hundreds of

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kids playing all over the place. It is going to happen somewhere, in

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Leicestershire or the East Midlands at some point. It is incredibly sad.

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Rob, what are the warning signs people 0

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Rob, what are the warning signs people need to look out for? We

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heard today at that conference at the Glenfield Hospital that

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sometimes there are no warning signs. Sometimes when families look

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back they think, yes, there was something going on, contains it can

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be pains, unexplained pains, or perhaps painting without any proper

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explanation. We heard from one of the experts today who works at the

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accident and emergency unit. Everyone knows what causes a faint.

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If you think for no reason or if it happens during exercise, you need to

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take that seriously and go and see your GP. If people thought you

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looked ill when you fainted, you should go to accident and emergency.

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You will perhaps the subtle signs of these diseases. No`one is pretending

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this is easy but they are saying to look out for those warning signs and

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also the message going out to the medical profession to have this on

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their radar so that more lives can be saved. Thank you very much, Rob.

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Leicestershire Police say they've made almost 100 arrests in the last

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week as part of a new campaign focusing on crimes such as drug

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dealing and anti`social behaviour. Officers working on Operation Tiger

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have held 65 people on suspicion of a whole range of crimes. More than

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30 others for not paying fines after previous convictions. The force says

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it shows the crackdown is proving effective.

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Nottinghamshire Police are pledging ?20,000 to give pensions to retired

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police dogs. The money will be available from next month and will

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ensure any medical expenses, related to work injuries, will be paid by

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the fund for the first three years of a dog's retirement. Police dogs

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normally retire at the age of seven or eight and often become pets for

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the police dog handlers. "We'll be left isolated and alone."

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That's the fear from bus passengers in Leicestershire if proposed cuts

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and alterations to routes go ahead. The County Council's consulting on

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proposed changes which, if approved, would save ?750,000 a year. But

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passengers are determined to fight the plans. A petition has already

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been started in one village. Helen Astle reports.

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This village might look sleepy but locals here are busy campaigning

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against proposed cuts and alterations to their bus service.

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Rosemary Johnson is spearheading a campaign against the proposals. A

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couple of elderly ladies have told me they will give up on life. And

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there will be nothing for them to live for any more if they cannot get

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out and meet the people on the buses, that is their way of

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communicating with the outside world. Leicestershire County Council

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claim that some of the routes are subsidised at a cost of ?14 per

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passenger per journey. People who I have been speaking to said that is

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money well spent and without a bus route they would be isolated. And am

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visually impaired and I have to get out to my social groups. I would

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find it most difficult. It is the elderly people. They cannot get

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anywhere. Now doctors, no opticians, no dentists. Nothing.

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They are absolutely stuck. It is disgusting. We need this service. I

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have a 90 minute walk. Leicestershire County Council is

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proposing cuts or alterations to a number of routes. For some people,

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instead of getting a bus, they could be offered a guy in a ride service

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which they would have to book 24 hours in advance. If the plans are

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approved it could save the authority ?750,000 per year. `` a dial a bus

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service. People want to go into Loughborough. We want to keep that.

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The money is not the be all and end all but it is exceptionally

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important. It will have a big impact on the shops down in Loughborough.

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The bus is quite full most days. And I think we need to keep it. The

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consultation will run until the middle of 0

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consultation will run until the middle of December. Time now for

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sport. I have a special guest. The man on the inside at Leicester City,

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it is the club ambassador Alan Birch. His association with the club

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goes back 40 years. That makes him the perfect person to is the about

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the Foxes' superb start to the season. What is the secret?

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Different mentality. From previous years. The boys are just so solid.

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On Saturday at Watford, three players were not available at that

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normally are available, three players came in and there was no

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difference. Let's talk about that game on Saturday and watch the

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goals. After the heartbreak of the playoffs, how good was it to go back

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to Watford and dominate like this? Tremendous. We buried a few Demons.

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We were apprehensive before the game but the boys put in a tremendous

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performance. Anthony Knockaert missed that penalty in the play`off

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game so his goal was great. But I want to talk about the first one

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some more. How often do you see something like this? You have got to

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give Chris Woods the credit. For any young boy that sees this, in a

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football match probably about ten or 20 back classes back to the

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goalkeeper during a game but what he did for that once, 0

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goalkeeper during a game but what he did for that once, and you normally

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get a goalkeeper from one. Out of 20 he gets on and Chris Woods picked

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that one out. He didn't know anything about it, but it was good.

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I was talking to him this morning and he said the ball was put right

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on my face and I knew where it was going. It was a very funny moment. I

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mentioned this great start ` but we've been here before. Are we in

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danger of getting over`excited? No. I can see that because I think it is

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the best art we have ever had as a football club. Really going well.

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But I sent around the training ground there is a different

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mentality. It harks back to the Martin O'Neill days. It is that sort

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of togetherness in the dressing room, the guys that are playing are

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there week in and week out, the lads on the sidelines. Nigel keeps them

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on his toes. There is a strong mentality about the side this year.

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The fans will be happy to hear you invoke the name of Martin O'Neill.

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The manager looks very relaxed. He should be. We are playing well.

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There is a blend of youth and experience for the first time. Nigel

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has got guys on the bench that he can call upon that are as good as

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the guys who are playing. His biggest dilemma this season has been

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leaving players out. What a nice position to be in. Absolutely. Thank

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you very much for coming in to talk about it with us.

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Nottingham Forest will be without defenders Kelvin Wilson and Danny

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Collins for at least ten weeks. Wilson is undergoing an operation

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today and Collins has ligament damage. It comes as Forest are

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stuttering a little ` just one point from three games. But I was there to

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speak to Billy Davies, as he laid some of the blame at the official's

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door. I have just spoke to directory and the officials with regards to

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three major incidents. Billy Davies had a clear message to

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deliver after defeat by Blackpool ` that he wanted to lose games fairly.

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Take, in his view, the decision not to award a penalty to Darius

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Henderson. We have all agreed that there was contact. We have all

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agreed that because there was no yellow card given to Henderson, it

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was because of the contact but the big question is, did Henderson six

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yards out intentionally make contact with the defender? That compounded

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by what happened at the other end ten minutes before half time.

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Although here, the focus is on Forest's Djamal Abdoun. To go and

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use a player because of that stupidity could have knocked him

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back to goalkeeper, could have cleared his lines, he tried to be

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too clever and he has cost his team that three points today. With Abdoun

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sent off, keeper Karl Darlow pulled off a mini`miracle to keep things

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level. And for another 0 off a mini`miracle to keep things

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level. And for another 57 minutes, ten`man Forest were able to keep

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Blackpool at bay ` and even create the odd chance. Then it all went

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wrong. But in Davies' view, it was the officials who failed. There is

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no doubt that we claimed for the offside. The linesman's line of

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vision is wrong. He cannot see what he is supposed to see. All we are

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asking for is that the rules are applied. We are not asking for

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anything else. He has more than a point. But to be honest, 11 v 11,

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Forest weren't great. And they're still searching for a player to give

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them a cutting edge. Derby County are still in the

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process of trying to appoint a Technical Director to work alongside

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Head Coach Steve McClaren. The Rams lost 2`1 at Queen's Park Rangers at

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the weekend. Jermaine Jenas put the home team ahead. And even though QPR

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are promotion favourites, Derby gave them a good game. Simon Dawkins got

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the Rams back in it. But Clint Hill scored the winner for Harry

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Redknapp's team, to seal the first defeat under new boss Steve

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McClaren. In League One, Notts County are

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still in the hunt for a new manager after Chris Kiwomya's sacking eight

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days ago. Temporary boss Steve Hodge was in charge as Notts lost 3`0 at

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Coventry City at the weekend. It was 0`0 for much of the first half but

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then a very high foot from Danny Haynes put County down to ten men

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and Coventry scored a few minutes later. City added two more goals in

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the second half to return the Magpies back to the bottom of the

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table. Well, it's not all about the

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football ` it was a busy sporting weekend. Jessica Creighton has the

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round`up of the best of the rest of the weekend's sports news.

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In rugby, Leicester Tigers struggled at home to Harlequins, who fully

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deserved the try that gave them the lead on the stroke of half time.

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Tigers worked hard and a last`minute penalty try brought them a losing

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bonus point ` which could be crucial at the end of the season.

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In ice hockey, Nottingham Panthers made it two wins from two over the

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weekend with victories over Dundee and then Fife. It was goals galore

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for the Panthers against Fife yesterday in a 7`1 victory at the

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Nottingham Arena. Brandon Benedict scored in the first period before

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notching up a hat trick and the man`of`the`match award. The two wins

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put the Panthers four places and six points off league leaders Belfast

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Giants, but with four games in hand. And in squash, Nick Matthew become

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world champion for the third time last night. Matthew, who is part of

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Duffield Squash and 0 last night. Matthew, who is part of

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Duffield Squash and Racketball Club in Derbyshire, beat Frenchman

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Gregory Gaultier 3`2. In a dramatic final, Matthew powered to a two`game

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lead before Gaultier clawed it back to 2`2. But 33`year`old Matthew held

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on to win the third and final game in front of the Manchester crowd.

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It's his third world title in four years.

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Fantastic stuff from Nick Matthew. Well done to Lester Riders

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basketball team. Thank you.

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From Sir David Attenborough's musical childhood to a young poet `

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our Made in Leicester series has heard from an array of creative

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people who have been inspired by their surroundings.

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Now it's your turn to get involved. All this week we're collecting

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photos that sum up culture in Leicester and Leicestershire. So to

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get your creative juices flowing, I've been to one of my favourite

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places. The writer Billy Ivory once

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described in the Regal Cinema in Nottingham as the finest cinema in

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England and I am inclined to agree with him. I have been coming here

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for years. It has recently had a bit of a make over so it is even nicer

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than before. Which is why I have chosen it is my `` why I have chosen

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it as my favourite place. Built in the 1930s, it is a throwback to the

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golden age of cinema, full of Art Deco furnishings and nods to the

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past. The cinema almost face closure when the previous owner died, but it

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has now been lovingly restored back to its former glory. I 0

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has now been lovingly restored back to its former glory. I first used to

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come here, they used to have those little pull`down seats and this is

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how ideas to save my chair. That is my picture question. What is yours?

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What sums up culture for you in Leicester and Leicestershire? Send

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your pictures to [email protected] You might

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even get to see some of them on East Midlands Today. Don't just stand

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there. Get snapping. And that address again is

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[email protected] Remember to put your name and the story

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behind the photo and a selection will be on East Midlands Today later

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in the week. Remember to put your name and 0

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in the week. Remember to put your name and the story behind the photo

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and a selection will be on East Midlands Today later in the week.

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Anything counts. Happy New Year if you are marking Diwali last night.

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Thousands of people gathered on the streets of Leicester last night to

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celebrate the start of Diwali. 6,5000 lights lit up the Golden

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Mile. Visitors also saw a huge fireworks display. It's thought to

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have been one of the biggest Diwali events outside India. It marks the

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start of the Hindu New Year. That is a brilliant display. Was the

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weather good last night? I have gone blank.

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At least the wind it did ease compared to the gusts we had on

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Saturday night if you are trying to have a bonfire party and if you're

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planning thing `` planning anything for tomorrow night, it will be more

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windy, blustery conditions but the majority of the showers across the

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West, so hopefully the East Midlands will fare better with the dry

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weather. The wind is the main issue. We have a cold night in store

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tonight, it is certainly going to drop in temperature, through the

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early part of the evening, but the cloud will increase again through

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the south`west, so that it be a touch of air frost before the cloud

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starts to rise and the rain started coming. The rain comes in tomorrow

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morning. Judy will be a wet start initially, 0

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morning. Judy will be a wet start initially, this band of rain slowly

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tracking its way towards the north`east. `` it will be a wet

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start initially. The sky certainly starting to break and into the

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afternoon and the daytime temperature tomorrow will be

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tendencies but the wind will be quite strong at times. There will

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still be a few showers across Derbyshire for a time through the

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early part of the evening and we have also got a band of rain moving

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up later in the night but it is the bit in between that he will

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hopefully manage to see, a few bonfires lit safely and a few

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fireworks. Wednesday will certainly be a very wet day again, this band

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of rain pushing northwards through the daytime, the wind remaining

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strong again through Wednesday. A slightly better day in store for

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Thursday, still a breezy day but it should be mainly dry, again there is

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more rain on the way, starting to come in behind me here so by the

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time we get to Friday, a cloudy started a day there is more rain

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likely later in the day on Friday. It will feel cooler this week,

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temperatures getting back to what they should be for this time of year

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but by the weekend, it will change. Pick your day. There is one good one

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out of that bunch. I think it was Thursday. Make a note of that. See

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you later tonight. A family memoir that captured

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the hearts of millions. A potter telling stories

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