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let-up. Thank you. That is all from the BBC News at Six. Goodbye. Now

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This is East Midlands Today with Geeta Pendse and me, Dominic Heale.

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Tonight: a warning that homeless people could die because of council

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spending cuts. This is one of several hostels that

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would close, forcing people onto the streets.

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40 million in the red, the financial crisis facing three Leicester

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hospitals. Plus, could some of our smaller

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councils go bust after the government's latest funding

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announcement. And find out why the deed pudding is

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no longer a festive favourite. `` figgy pudding.

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Welcome to Wednesday's programme. First tonight: a warning that

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homeless people will die, if council cuts go ahead. It's come from the

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head of this region's largest homelessness charity.

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The Framework 0 homelessness charity.

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The Framework Housing Association says all of its hostels and

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supported housing in Nottinghamshire, would have to

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close. The charity's helped hundreds of

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people sleeping rough here in the East Midlands this year. And it's

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already 0 East Midlands this year. And it's

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already sending some to emergency shelters that have been set up in

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churches. Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, is in

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Gedling near Nottingham tonight. This is Elizabeth House. It is a

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hostel for people who went somewhere in urgent. It is one of several

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centres which could soon be facing closure. That is happening just as

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demand for these services is growing. So much so, some people are

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now being sent to sleep in churches. The last resort, when your luck runs

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out. A space on a flaw in a church hall. Lloyd used to be a chef but

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when he lost his job, he got stuck in a vicious circle. Six weeks, I

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got 0 0 0 in a vicious circle. Six weeks, I

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got no money. My got closed down because I missed an appointment

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because of my homelessness. I had to make a new claim, start all over

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again. This being here has brought me from the street, to somewhere

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warm and comfortable. You can meet a few 0

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warm and comfortable. You can meet a few people. They are my brothers.

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Lloyd is one of more than 20 homeless people who moved in this

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week, one of several churches that are taking turns to offer shelter

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and tea and toast ease, before being referred by a drop`in centre.

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There's a waiting list. It is not just the emergency help. It is

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putting people on the path to rebuilding their lives. At a softer

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sugar. It's striking how many of these men had jobs until the hard

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times ahead. Stephen walked here from Liverpool after his market

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stall takings dried up. I was living in darkness for a few months. Had to

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come back to Nottingham and now I am at the bottom of the ladder and am

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trying to work my way up to the top. I 0

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trying to work my way up to the top. I know I can do it because I've done

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it in the past. The winter shelters are part of a wider push to

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eradicate the rough sleeping. The official figures have been falling

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for years. Now there are warnings that progress could be jeopardised

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by cuts. Jason runs Rumsey outreach service. We have worked with people

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in their 70s, suffering with cancer that we found rough sleeping, and

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we've also found 16`year`olds. If the cuts go through, if there are no

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facilities 0 the cuts go through, if there are no

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facilities to refer people into and no preventative services, were going

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to see an impact on the streets. We will see a rise in rough sleeping.

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These temporary shelters are not the solution but for now, they are

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providing a lifeline. And it is a similar picture across

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the region. In Derby and another group of judges are providing

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temporary shelters, just as the City Council cuts funding for voluntary

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groups. In Leicester, to 0 Council cuts funding for voluntary

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groups. In Leicester, to shelters are currently under threat. The

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council there is looking at getting ?1 million from its homelessness

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services. In Nottinghamshire, there are cuts from the County Council

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grant. We can talk note to the Chief Executive of... In the course of the

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year, we work with 6000 very vulnerable 0

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year, we work with 6000 very vulnerable people 0

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year, we work with 6000 very vulnerable people across the

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county, including about 400 people who use services like this one.

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Before the services existed, people did die on the streets and if they

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close, I'm afraid that is likely to happen again. What is going to

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happen to the people who live here at the moment? Some of them will

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sleep rough. Some will end up in hospital or in care homes or

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prison. More people will present to accident and emergency departments,

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to GPs and all kinds of public services. That will have a cost. The

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County Council service and we don't have the money because of cuts to

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their funding. Are their hands not tied over this? Central government

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is reducing funding but to no where near the extent of the cuts we are

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facing here. Notts County Council say they are still talking about

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finding alternative funding services but they say they have a legal

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obligation to provide other services and prioritise those. We will have a

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final decision sometime in the New Year.

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Finance bosses at Leicester's hospitals have revealed they'll need

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an emergency government loan to bail them out of debts of almost ?40

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million. The University Hospitals of

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Leicester Trust admits that its cost control has been poor. And as

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Eleanor Garnier reports its blaming the overspend on rising patient

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numbers and a lack of funding. Here in Leicester, we've got one

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very sick patient, the University hospitals 0

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very sick patient, the University hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. It

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runs the city 's three hospitals and it needs help. The symptoms, debts

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of almost ?40 million. That is against the trust's annual turnover

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of ?750 million. Today, 0 against the trust's annual turnover

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of ?750 million. Today, and admission, that cost control has

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been poor. We as a healthy economy and a trust could clearly have done

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better. We are working closely with our partners in the health

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economies, the clinical commissioning 0

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economies, the clinical commissioning groups, 0

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economies, the clinical commissioning groups, to work out

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better ways of meeting those challenges of access, patient

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quality and finances. How has the trust ended up in this financial

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mess? Well, it started the year ?15 million in the year ?15 million

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infrared and on top of that, hospital bosses say there has been a

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lack of funding, compared to previous years. They are also

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blaming a substantial increase in the number of patients coming to

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access and emergency. Patients should not worry. This is a

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financial issue. It will be dealt with by the NHS. It is just about

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juggling around the money. They will not see any impact on the wards.

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Hospital is still recruiting nurses and doctors. They are having a full

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confidence of staff. There should be not be any changes inside the at

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all. The trust has already had ?30 million of extra funding in the last

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two years. But now, if it is to avoid being put into special

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measures, more serious treatment is needed. Hospital bosses are

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admitting, they need a government loan to bail them out. A large

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deficit at our hospital trust is of concern. However, the important

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thing is, we work together to try and 0

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thing is, we work together to try and develop a sustainable health

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care model for our population and ensure we meet their needs in the

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future. I'm confident we can do that. Clinicians and politicians all

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agreed that until care in the community is transformed, 0

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agreed that until care in the community is transformed, fewer

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people end up in accident and emergency, this patient's vital

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signs will not improve. Still to come: cold comfort for

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residents banking on a warmer Winter.

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People on 0 Winter.

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People on this estate paid up to a thousand pounds to insulate their

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homes. Now they've been told it could be months before the work's

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done. And in the weather, a stormy evening

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ahead with strong winds and heavy rainfall. 0

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ahead with strong winds and heavy rainfall. I 0

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ahead with strong winds and heavy rainfall. I will have your detailed

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forecast at the end of the programme.

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Before that: A number of local councils could end up going bust or

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have to merge because of government demands that they cut their budgets.

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That's according to an influential committee of MPs.

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Today, the Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles

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ruled out extra funding to take the financial pressure off some local

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council services. Instead, he confirmed a 3% cut in

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the next round of funding and called on councils to continue to find

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sensible savings. Our Political Editor John Hess joins us from

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Downing Street. So John, no surprise Christmas treats from Eric Pickles?

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Actually, there is no surprise extra cash underneath the Christmas tree

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this year. For a prime as to who is committed to deficit reduction, this

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is why local authority spending matters so much. It still accounts

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for a quarter of all government spending on the public services and

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today, the Communities Secretary and his ministers announced how much

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funding local authorities will get over the next year or so and in

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exchange dashed in exchanges in the House of Commons, that in turn

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provoked fury. Is he aware that in Derbyshire, the Tories lost control

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last May and they have left behind the biggest mess that Derbyshire

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County Council have had to deal with. ?151 million in cuts. Isn't

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the truth of the matter that this Tory government, with its coalition

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allies, are intent on wrecking the public sector and bringing local

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government to its knees? I would suggest he goes back to his now

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Labour`controlled authority and ask them to do what the last authority

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was doing, which is magic that is evident it better so they don't have

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to punish taxpayers by increasing council tax, please their council

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tax which we have done and make it better for their local residents. So

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the message from the government as there is no letup in the squeeze and

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no letup in the pressure on local politicians to try and guarantee a

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freeze in council 0 politicians to try and guarantee a

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freeze in council tax. To view is mad, one from a Derbyshire Tory MP

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who was once the leader of a local authority. First, the views of a

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Nottinghamshire County Council were who was responsible for finance, who

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says trying to balance the budget whilst squeezing and freezing

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council tax is Mission impossible. Certainly, over the past four years

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of the previous abstraction, we have seen a zero council tax which has

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put us in the position that we were in in May of ?133 million of deficit

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in our budget. We are now facing ?154 million deficit in our budget

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as a result of the further spending review and George Osborne's further

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cuts. I hope they will have more imaginative ways of saving money and

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providing 0 imaginative ways of saving money and

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providing value for 0 imaginative ways of saving money and

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providing value for money services. One really good idea that is

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happening now in the south`west is to councils have come together,

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politically different, they are keeping their councillors but all

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the back`office work is going to be merged together with one council. A

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huge opportunity for savings. A report from MPs on the Public

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Accounts Committee is already warning that if the cuts continue,

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some smaller councils will go bust and they will not be viable. I

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suspect it will be... A woman and a young child have been

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rescued from a house fire in Nottingham, with the help of their

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neighbours. The Fire Service was called to 0

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neighbours. The Fire Service was called to Roderick Street in Old

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Basford at eleven o'clock last night. Police are trying to

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establish what caused the blaze. Onlookers described how a neighbour

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helped to rescue the child from the upstairs bedroom. A chap had gone

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upstairs and was searching in the bedroom. He found the little boy. It

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was full of smoke but he felt, found him in the bed underneath about

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bucket. He passed him at the neighbours. If they hadn't search,

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that little boy probably wouldn't have been here today.

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The number of people who are unemployed in the East Midlands has

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fallen by almost 24,000 in the last year. Government figures released

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today show there are now just over 79,000 people claiming Job Seekers

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Allowance. The Chambers of Commerce in the East Midlands are welcoming

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the drop in unemployment, but say figures for January and February

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will be better indicators of the economy.

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More than 300 people have so far signed two petitions opposing the

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possible closure of a charity that helps vulnerable children. Safe and

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Sound, based in Derby is worried the loss of its council funding could

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see other donations dry up. It helps victims of sexual exploitation.

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Senior police officers have said it's vital that Safe and Sound

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continues. An apology's been given to residents

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who've paid up more than a thousand pounds for home insulation, with

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little or nothing 0 pounds for home insulation, with

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little or nothing to show for the money.

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One couple on the Clifton estate in Nottingham say they face a wait of

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six months before the government`backed Green Deal work

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can be done. The organisers, which include the City Council, say

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administrative changes have led to delays.

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David showed me his house on the cliffs estate in Nottingham,

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surrounded by scaffolding. He is a homeowner and has paid out more than

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?1600 since October, for installation. He says he still

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doesn't know when the work is due to start. Frustrated, annoyed. The fact

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that somebody's got my money and if anybody else, a builder would have

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come along and said to me, we will start some work on your house but we

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will deal with it when we feel like it, I would have kicked them into

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touch and said thank you, not for me. The owners should get a cashback

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payment of up to 16`650 pounds from the Green deal when their concrete

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homes insulated. The City Council is working with the contractor. They've

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had 0 0 working with the contractor. They've

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had to build in `` bring in another third party to run the cashback side

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of things. Switching from British Gas, who declined to get involved in

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mid`November, to a local company. Some other rules changed as well.

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Disappointed and all the partners are equally frustrated. We have

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regular meetings. We go through where things have got to. I am sorry

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that so much administration has got in the way. Down the road, his

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mother and father house. They sign up to, paying more than ?1400 in

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early October. There have been told work could start in March. We keep

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getting put back and put back. We are 0

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getting put back and put back. We are not 0

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getting put back and put back. We are not getting any 0

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getting put back and put back. We are not getting any real answers

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from anybody as to when the work will be done. The council says 600

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private homes have applied. The first wave has been completed. Work

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should speed up in the New Year. Work is 0 0

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should speed up in the New Year. Work is beginning a new ?42 million

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Centre for Medicine Addie University of Leicester. It will bring together

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leading medical academics, numerical research and education under one

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roof. Construction will begin later this year and will be completed in

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2015. 0 this year and will be completed in

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2015. A disease that devastates ash trees has been confirmed for the

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first time in Establishment land in Derbyshire.

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Ash Dieback, shown here, has been found on it lands. The Forestry

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Commission says it is inevitable the disease will eventually reach the

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Derbyshire Peak District, but attempts are being made to manage

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the problem, including a ban on importing ash trees.

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The Severn Trent water company says it is amazed at what people flushed

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down toilets. Knives, forks and spoons were found in the sewers.

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People complained about blockages. Officials say someone in the area

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had managed to flash these down the toilet. They warn people to be more

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responsible. Still to come: Some wild weather

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expected this evening. A full forecast after the sports. That's

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the choirboys hankering after a long forgotten Christmas delicacy.

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Caring for a family member with special needs can be rewarding, but

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at times it takes its toll. A scheme running in Nottinghamshire gives

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carers a well earned break, and allows the person being cared for

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the chance to live more independently. The two families it's

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been proving a success. 18`year`old David is autistic. He is

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also partially deaf and blind. Once a fortnight, he stays with this

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family for the weekend. It's a chance for him to relax and catch up

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with his best friend. I feel relieved. I get my piece. I also get

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to play on an Xbox. His main character 's grandmother, who he

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lives with most of the time. It can be tough. He's out of his bedroom

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every hour. He has to do his thing is that he has to do ` his routines.

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It can take on quite a few hours. It is hard. You take these jobs on and

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you have to do the best. I'm happy that I can 0

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you have to do the best. I'm happy that I can see someone's life

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improves. I can give support and break for somebody's family. 31

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households across Nottinghamshire have signed up to be Sheriff life

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scheme, which provides foster care for vulnerable adults. In addition,

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there are ten new recruits due to a campaign earlier this year. A

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further 23 households have applied and are now being considered. I

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think people come to this because they have a real 0

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think people come to this because they have a real passion for

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caring, and supporting other people. For David, staying with the family

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gives him some independents and allows his grandmother time to rest

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and recharge. So inspiring.

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The sports news: Leicester City are out of the Capital One Cup, at their

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time with Manchester City last night has left their fans wanting more.

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Their challenge for promotion continues on Saturday against league

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leaders Queens Park Rangers. Today, they were given the day off to

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reflect 0 they were given the day off to

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reflect on quite a nice. `` quite a nice.

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There were so many top`class players, you didn't know where to

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look. They knew it would be tough, but they didn't know how tough.

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Manchester City have names a full strength team tonight. They are

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taking no chances. It took no time to appreciate Manchester City's

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quality. The task ahead of Leicester. The team would hugely

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impressive and took the lead after eight minutes. `` were hugely

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impressive. Powerfully bent into the top corner. Lester's keeper had to

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be at his best to stop more going in. Just before half`time, he

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conceded a second. The first of two on the night. It was strictly

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Manchester City. Leicester needed the X Factor, and therefore the

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night, was Sam Bailey. Sam is a season`ticket holder, who is for the

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and produce a sensational performance. By fully, Manchester

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City didn't in the second half. `` thankfully. Less than some steel,

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and held their own. 31 was no disgrace at all. I think it was OK,

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not a bad results. At least we didn't get trashed. You expect that

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from man city, don't you. It's a good results. We were severely

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punished for several mistakes. That's the biggest difference

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between top and Premier league. It was a memorable night.

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Leicester went the only ones playing in the cup last night. Mansfield

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were in action in the FA Cup. They ploughed out `` played out a replay

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with Oldham. They started well, with Ross Dyer giving a 12 minute lead.

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They conceded four goals in the space of 24 second`half minutes.

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They lost the Game 41. They miss out on a money spinning FA Cup third

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round tie with Liverpool. In rugby: Matthew Tait could 0

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round tie with Liverpool. In rugby: Matthew Tait could make his

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long`awaited comeback from injury, in this weekend's premiership class

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to top of the tables Saracens. Finally, boxing: Randall has gone up

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awaits. The European Commonwealth champion is set to become a

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bantamweight. Good luck to him. It's that time of year when we can

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ask, have you ever wondered what our most popular carols mean?

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# We wish you a Merry Christmas. # We wish you a Merry Christmas. # We

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wish you a Merry Christmas. # And a Happy New

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this carol originates from the 16th century when wealthy people would

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give treats, M figgy 0 century when wealthy people would

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give treats, M figgy pudding, to carol singers on Christmas Eve. ``

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like it figgy pudding. Apart from the obvious, that's figgy pudding

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has lots of figs, is a big difference between it and Christmas

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pudding? No. Figgy pudding is paler, and it starts off as more of a

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batter. You are starring in a particular direction? And starring

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anticlockwise, which is to remind us of 0 0

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anticlockwise, which is to remind us of the journey 0

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anticlockwise, which is to remind us of the journey that the wise men

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took towards the stable. And it's a special day for making your

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Christmas pudding? It became known as Stir`up Sunday. They even had a

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special church service to remind you to make it. Do we know why it is

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that we eat Christmas pudding and not figgy pudding? I don't know. It

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seems to have fallen out of favour. It's very difficult to find. There

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are some recipes online. Perhaps we should all be 0

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are some recipes online. Perhaps we should all be making figgy pudding

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and trying it. I sung in a choir and we used to sing that song ` I had no

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idea why we wanted figgy pudding. Staying with the Christmas theme `

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if you are putting the finishing touches to your decorations, how

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about this? A giant Santa made hay. This design was spotted on the

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Leicestershire Nottinghamshire border. We like to see more of your

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creative designs. Send them via Facebook or e`mail us. We already

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have some exciting 0 Facebook or e`mail us. We already

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have some exciting ones on there. And now for the weather.

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We are expecting it to be stormy for the next two hours. The winds have

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already started. That's between 40 and 50 mph. The rain will live in

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shortly. There's a area of low pressure ` isobars squeezing in to

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give us a strengthening southerly winds. It will be moving quickly,

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however, but it stays and settled for the next few days because we

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have another area of low pressure. This is the current position of that

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heavy band of rain. Some patchy rain fall at the moment. But it will meet

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again in the 0 fall at the moment. But it will meet

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again in the next hour, giving us torrential downpour and gusty winds

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for a time. It clears away quickly. A few showers around through the

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night, but also a good deal of clear skies. The temperatures will drop

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quite quickly. We are 0 skies. The temperatures will drop

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quite quickly. We are expecting lows tonight 0

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quite quickly. We are expecting lows tonight three degrees. Lower

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integrals shelters will stop you might get a touch of frost. A very

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cold starts to Thursday and a much colder day on the whole. A lot of

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clear skies in the morning, some beautiful sunshine. 0

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clear skies in the morning, some beautiful sunshine. One to showers,

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it may feel a bit wintry across higher ground. Top temperatures

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tomorrow of five degrees, so you will notice that feeling chilly. Not

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a breezy day but the winds won't be as strong. `` 0

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a breezy day but the winds won't be as strong. `` a breezy 0

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a breezy day but the winds won't be as strong. `` a breezy day. It could

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just cause a little bit of tricky conditions on the roads through

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rush`hour, do a spell of snowfall at lower levels is possible. Into

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Friday, we start the day promising ` dry and sunny, with a high of seven

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degrees. But more wet and windy conditions to take us into the

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weekend. A rather unsettled few days.

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