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Inspectors dish the dirt on failing GP surgeries. This small part this

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has been at the centre of the national attention all day after

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maggots were discovered there. A retrial in the spring for a

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Loughborough teenager accused of terrorism offences.

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Plus, councillors here will decide tonight the fate of a much loved

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area of Nottingham which has been at the heart of a controversial

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development plan for years. How these wacky winter warmers are

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putting Leicester back on the Mac as the home of many fat drink `` on the

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map as the home of manufacturing. Good evening and welcome to the

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programme. First tonight, dirty rooms, maggots, cobwebs and sticky

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surfaces. Hardly a clean bill of health for a GP surgery.

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And the problems don't stop there. At other practices in the East

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Midlands, spot checks by the Care Quality Commission uncovered drug

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errors and failures in the way sensitive, personal information is

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protected. Our health correspondent Rob Sissons reports.

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This small local practice has been at the centre of the national

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attention all day after maggots were discovered there by inspectors. Most

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patients did not seem all that worried today. The surgery insists

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they have cleaned up their racks following October's inspection.

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Dirt, maggots, it is not what you expect down the doctors. Not nice. I

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might go back to my old surgery. It seems pretty clean to me. I have

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been coming here for ten, 15 years. It has always been clean. I come

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here to collect and order prescriptions and it seems

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marvellous. In Leicestershire, out of 900 inspected across England,

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this surgery is one of ten where problems were so serious enforcement

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actions were taken. This surgery was not doing enough to protect

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vulnerable people from abuse. Another East Midlands surgery is

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also on the list of ten. Mistakes were found in the supply of

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medicines. For the doctor leading the new GP inspection regime, it is

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all about the patient getting more information. One of the problems

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this patients do not know what a bad or dangerous surgery years. One of

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the things we are going to do is learn from the inspections and start

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rating surgeries. The criticised actresses say they have put things

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right. The maggots have gone but people lost all talking about it. ``

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people are still talking about it. Earlier, I spoke to Jill Matthews of

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NHS England. She concedes that examples of dirty surgeries will

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grab the headlines, but such cases are extremely rare. The vast

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majority of our GP practices are they really high standard. We have

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over 800 in the East Midlands. The vast majority are providing

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excellent services to patients every day. The inspections have showed

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that a third were not up to the required standard. What we have to

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remember is those first inspections have been targeted where they think

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the worst problems are rather than across the board. We are confident

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the vast majority of working really hard to provide excellent services

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in safe and clean buildings. What can NHS England do to support those

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who are struggling? As soon as NHS managers become aware there are

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issues, we work with the practices to point out what the problems are

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and describes the ways we would expect them to improve. We regularly

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work with them to make sure the improvements are made. At the

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inspections useful? The BMA are talking about them as being

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simplistic and a blunt instrument. I think they are part of a whole range

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of things that are in place to ensure we can guarantee the quality

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of services to the population. Yes, they are useful tool alongside other

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quality assurance tools. This is just the start of the process. The

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inspections will continue and cover a broader range of services as they

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develop. We will be looking at out of our services as well as the in

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our services. Thank you. Two Loughborough teenagers who were

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arrested as part of a terror investigation have been given

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community sentences. They both admitted helping a friend make

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bombs. The friend, who can't be named, is

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accused of preparing a Columbine`style school massacre. But

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last month a jury failed to agree on whether he was guilty of terrorist

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offences. Today he was ordered to stand trial again.

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Our social affairs correspondent, Jeremy Ball, has been at the Old

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Bailey. Jeremy, what happened at the Old Bailey today? There were two

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separate court hearings today. The first involved with the teenager on

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trial in London for several weeks. He admitted possessing explosives

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but the jury could not agree on whether he was guilty of more

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serious terrorism charges. Today the judge ordered a retrial to begin on

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the 3rd of March. Here's to nine `` he is denying possessing a poison 's

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manual that is banned and also a list of weapons and plans which the

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prosecution say work intentions to commit an act of terrorism. What

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about his two friends? They appeared in the dock for sentencing. They

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looked pretty nervous. We heard that one of them was videoed helping

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their friend to test Molotov cocktails. We heard the other one

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was caught on CCTV at a DIY store in Loughborough helping the friend by

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piping to make an improvised bomb. The judge said both of them were

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followers rather than instigators. Neither of them wanted to take part

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in any attack. Because of that, he gave them a community sentence, a

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youth rehabilitation order. How did they get involved? They became

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friends at school because they had been bullied. They are still 17 and

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that is why we cannot identify them. The judge said there chats contained

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racist and anti`Muslim comments and they had been searching the Internet

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for information about explosives. The judge said that any

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experimentation with weapons or bombs had to be taken very

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seriously. Police have named a woman who was

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found dead at her home on Tuesday night. 70`year`old Sandra Bainbridge

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was discovered at the house on Short Row at Belper in Derbyshire. Police

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are appealing for anyone who may have seen people visiting Sandra in

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the days before her death to contact them. A 37`year`old woman has been

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arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

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A follow`up report about the controversial Muslim free school in

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Derby says there are still no signs of improvement in the school. It

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comes just weeks after the Al`Madinah was placed in special

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measures for failing its pupils. A new inspection on 29th November

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found tensions between the governing body and senior leadership team. The

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report says governors are working hard, but are too busy with

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day`to`day running of the school to monitor senior leaders.

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One of our air ambulances is on stand`by to help another region

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following the sudden grounding of some of the national fleet of

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helicopters today. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air

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Ambulance is ready to fly to North West England after its air ambulance

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was grounded. Checks are needed on the North West Air Ambulance

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following the recent helicopter crash in Glasgow. None of our police

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helicopters, however are affected by safety checks and are all operating

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normally, although some are having their operating fuel levels

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increased as a precaution. Still to come: The feeding of the

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5,000. Actually, it's more than that. We

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find out what goes into producing 32,000 school Christmas dinners.

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Next tonight, it's decision time. Controversial plans to build

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thousands of new houses around Nottingham could be agreed this

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evening. 2,500 homes are planned at Gamston and an extra 300 on

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Sharphill Woods within the next 15 years.

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Protestors have gathered outside Rushcliffe Borough Council for the

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meeting where the plans are expected to be approved. Our reporter Navtej

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Johal is there. Good evening. Protesters are

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starting to gather here. It must feel a little bit like deja vu. This

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issue has been rumbling on for a number of years. Plans have been put

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forward at turndown. By the end of this evening, we should be closer to

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a resolution `` put forward and turned down. Protecting the green

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belt has become a divisive issue. Tonight the council is expected to

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approve changes for plans to build more homes than originally intended.

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Last year the planning inspector turned down the proposal for

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building 9500 homes in the borough. Now it is increasing the number to

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over 13,000. 2500 will be in a town were originally none were planned.

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An extra 300 homes are planned for Edward and 500 more for an area

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south of Clifton. If the changes are approved, they will be sent to the

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planning inspector. There will be public hearings in the spring.

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Earlier this evening I spoke to the leader of the borough council and I

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asked him why the plans were likely to go ahead despite strong local

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opposition. It is important we approve the plan so it can go

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forward to the inspector because without a plan we would have no

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control at all over any unwanted development. Whilst nobody is happy

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about making these decisions tonight, nevertheless, as a

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responsible council, we must make these decisions so we can have some

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control over facilities, infrastructure and then we can also

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control where we do not want developments taking place. Joining

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me now is a lady from the campaign. Why are you so opposed to the

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building of the homes? It is a very beautiful area. On the ridge line,

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you can see for miles around. We are worried that the additional houses

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they are planning to put there would put extreme pressure on the area we

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want to preserve. We are hoping there will be a park there that

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would be an amenity for everybody. This housing plan would put pressure

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on the woods, on the facilities around and about. The council said

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earlier that despite that, there is still urgent need for new housing.

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Is this a case of not in my backyard? I think the council will

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continue to build around the area. But I am saying we need to preserve

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some green spaces for all of the people from all of those houses to

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use in the future. People have been wise in the past and they have left

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places as an open space for people to use. I am suggesting we do the

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same here. The meeting in which the changes to the plans are likely to

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be approved is going to start in about 20 minutes. If it gets the

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go`ahead, building work should begin in 2015. In other news tonight: A

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patient helpline opened today for anyone concerned about the

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performance of a liver surgeon who worked in Leicester.

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Professor David Berry who moved to Cardiff in 2011 was suspended there

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in January. A recent review concluded eight patient deaths in

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his care in Wales were avoidable. Leicester's NHS Hospitals Trust is

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now looking into his work here. The Princess Royal has planted the

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final tree for the Jubilee Woods project in Grantham. There are now

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88,000 trees at Grantham's Barracks at Old Somerby Hill. The scheme, to

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mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, has been overseen by the Woodland

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Trust. It's one of 60 new Diamond Woods across the country.

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An East Midlands researcher believes she's taken a big step forward in

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the treatment of Tourette's syndrome. Around of third of young

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people affected by uncontrolled tics never get better as they reach

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adulthood. Now though, a magnetic field treatment being developed in

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Nottingham offers hope for sufferers. Simon Ward reports.

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This machine passes a magnetic field through the brain. The research team

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at the University of Nottingham have discovered the mechanism in the

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brain that controls the physical movements and vocal sounds made by

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children with Tourette's. The promise of this approach is that we

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might be able to reduce cortical excitability for long periods of

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time based on a simple, safe, noninvasive brain stimulations

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technique. A very mild electric current is passed through the brain

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full 20 minutes. As a result, the suggestion is it might reduce the

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text. It could help children who suffer from the condition at a

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crucial time in their lives. It would be very helpful for them

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because it can be very debilitating, especially in social situations and

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at school and at such a critical age. It would be very portable for

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them be able to have treatment that works. Sophia who is a member of the

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research team describes how it feels. The first few times is a bit

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funny. Your muscle contracts. It is not unpleasant at all. It is quite

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strange. It is hoped it could lead to new drug`free treatments.

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Still to come: Sport's on the oche. We'll have Jamie Caven in the studio

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ahead of the World Darts Championships which start tomorrow

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and he's bringing his dartboard. In fact, I think he has a woody

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brought it! Still to come: Next, it was a

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household name in the 1970s and '80s, but it folded after being sold

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off. Now in a sign that the economy in

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the East Midlands is starting to recover, Sweater Shop is back.

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Eleanor Garnier's been finding out how much of the company's success is

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down to the popularity of the Christmas jumper.

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This factory is the home of the Christmas knitted jumper. The

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Sweater Shop started life as a company in the 1970s. It was based

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up the road and had two factories in the Leicester area. 22 years later,

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it was sold for ?150 million. Within 24 months, the company had folded.

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Now despite being in his 80s, the original owner has relaunched the

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business. It is his grandson who was in charge. Lester was where we were

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the first time round. We know it well. The skilled labour is here.

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These people make the best jumpers in the world. Over the past two

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years, sales have rocketed. But how much is the popularity of the

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Christmas jumper part of that boom? Christmas jumpers are huge part but

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it is the feel`good factor. They are loving the name coming back. Is it

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the proper Sweater Shop? Yes, it is. The British Chambers of Commerce

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have said next year the UK economy will bounce back from the recession.

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Is that something you recognise? We are confident the orders we have and

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the way things are going, we are already looking for bigger premises.

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People who have been on benefits are so glad to be learning the trade. It

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is brilliant. This factory can churn out more than 1700 pieces of

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clothing a week. As demand increases, so does the pressure to

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move into a bigger factory. I have not got a Christmas jumper.

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It is Christmas jumper date tomorrow.

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You could knit us one, dear viewer. On our Facebook page, you can see

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some of the team wearing the Christmas jumpers. Why don't you

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send us a picture of you wearing your favourite Christmas jumper so

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we can put it up as part of our Facebook gallery? It is time for

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sport now. I do not have a Christmas jumper

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either! The eagle`eyed may have spotted a

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dartboard behind me there. We'll explain why that's here in a moment.

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But starting tonight with football because Leicester City may be

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looking to strengthen their squad after striker Chris Wood has been

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sidelined for at least a month. With that and the rest of the sports

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news, here's Angela. Frustration ahead of a massive week

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of fixtures. This could be the man to replace Chris Wood. No official

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confirmation yet but Pearson admitted they may need cover. You

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would like all of your players to be available but unfortunately from

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time to time people pick an injury. For Chris, it is doubly disappointed

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because he has not been in the starting line. In rugby, uncertainty

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about Toby Flood. His contract is coming to an end. He could be

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tempted by a big`money move. Of course we want to keep him. He is

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instrumental to what we do. We will do whatever we can to make it

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happen, financially, personally. Nottingham ice dancers have been

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named in the GB Winter Olympic team. They are the current British

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champions. But as we heard and programme macro last month, the fact

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they are competing is quite something dash back on East Midlands

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Today. He has been diagnosed with a life`threatening heart condition.

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Time to explain the dartboard and introduce today's special guest.

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This is Jamie Jabba Cavan, one of the world's top players. He was born

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in Leicester, he lives in Derby and on Sunday he gets his campaign under

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way in the PDC World Championships, darts' biggest and certainly

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noisiest event. Jamie, we met earlier in the year and you told me

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2013 would be your year. Are you still on track? It has been good so

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far. I think I just won the two pro events when we spoke last. I have

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had good runs in some of the big majors since then. Tell us about the

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PDC championship. It is massive. The worlds is the biggest. Everybody

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gets dressed up and enjoys themselves. It is rock 'n' roll. It

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makes dads what it is. We can have a look at some pictures. `` it makes

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the arts what it is. You get Prince Harry turning up. You also get Phil

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Taylor, the champion, here's a darting machine. Astonishing. He is

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the best. He is what everybody has to chase. He sets the level and

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raises the bar all of the time. That is why everybody else's aim is

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getting better. It attracts massive crowds. How do you build it from

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those massive crowds and turned it into a sport? I think it has been

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known as a well`known sport now for the last few years. The crowds have

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got bigger because of the popularity and the TV. Everybody likes to get

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dressed up and enjoy the atmosphere. It generates the buzz. You have got

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plans to bring an young players `` bring on. Blimey! That was a good

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140. I have got an Academy starting in Derby. Open day on the 8th of

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January. It is for kids from six to 16. Hopefully we will branch out.

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The talent is to be nurtured and that is what we will do. You tried

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to teach me. If I remember correctly, you were not complement

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tree about my stance. It was not great. Can I have another go? Of

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course you can. No warm up. These are different... I hit the board. A

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good start! Not bad. I will take that. Thank you very much. I missed

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you as well which is always good. I was very relieved that you missed

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us. You have not got the right shoes on. We have got to move on.

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Now, making Christmas dinner can be a stressful affair. But imagine

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making it for 32,000. I can't think of anything worse!

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Well, that's the number of primary children who've been tucking into

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their Christmas school meal in Nottinghamshire this week. And

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here's the good news. The people who plan those meals, buy food from

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local suppliers wherever possible. Angelina Socci reports. Hello. These

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schoolchildren have dropped into a butchers in Nottinghamshire to find

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out where their school dinners come from. The turkey was bigger than I

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expected. It smells really good. The meat comes from near here. We can

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make a cost saving going to local producers. We can buy better quality

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ingredients. After the horse meat scandal, there is more demand than

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ever for knowing exactly where meters from. We source carcass meat

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so we do not buy anything that could be disguised as anything else. Back

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at the school, these books are feeling the heat. Christmas lunch

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for 160. It is really stressful. The ingredient budget is around 70p per

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meal. Around five and had 40 calories and `` around 540 calories.

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It is so busy. We have good start. It is like it is Christmas. I like

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the mashed potato. Why? It has all of my favourite things on it. Lots

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of other children are trying school lunch for the first time. We

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normally have 100. Hopefully more will have it on a regular basis.

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Happy Christmas, everyone! So sweet.

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That little boy said, I only like pudding. A more wholesome weather

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Outlook now. It has been cloudy and overcast

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today. All of the cloud stays with us. We are expecting there to be a

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spell of rain. This weather picture was taken earlier today. You can

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just about see the castle in the background. If you would like to see

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your picture used, e`mail them to us. Something else you may have

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noticed, it has been feeling rather mild. Temperatures are unusually

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high for this time of year tonight. The averages only two degrees. Not

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too bad at all. It is nine degrees tonight. The wind direction is

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driving in much milder air. Looking at this Atlantic front, all of the

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weather fronts pushing their way in, bringing rain over the next few

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days. At the moment, we have all of the cloud. A little mist and fog

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forming. In the early hours, we start to see the rain pushing its

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way through. A spell of rain for a time. Heavy over higher ground.

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Temperatures, as I mentioned, eight or nine degrees. Tomorrow morning,

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rain around first thing. For a while it eases. Another band of rain will

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push its way east as we go into the afternoon. Again, there might be

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heavy bursts. Temperatures tomorrow, 11 or 12. Breezy with the

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south`westerly wind. The weekend, a lot of dry weather to be had. Rain

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arriving Saturday night and clearing Sunday morning. Dry on Sunday.

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Hanky. I reckon you would get good odds on

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a white Christmas this year. Are you serious? Not having a white

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Christmas no, good odds. Never mind.

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