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into Friday morning and enhance the risk of flooding. That is all

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

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Tonight ` tragic and saddening. The appalling injuries to a baby girl

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that went unnoticed. They were inflicted by the child's

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mother after a GP failed to raise the alarm.

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Also tonight, public sector workers demand an extra pound an hour in

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their pay. Because we are hard workers and we

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keep the economy going so we should get something out of it.

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An MP demands builders provide flood protection for all new homes. And

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the rise and rise of the rat. A warning about super`sized rodents.

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First tonight, the baby girl who suffered a catalogue of appalling

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injuries and the serious case review which has found that mistakes were

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made. Last year, Baby Z's mother was convicted and deported. This week,

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the review said a GP, who saw marks on the baby when she was six months

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old, should have referred her to social services.

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The head of the review has described it as an extremely tragic case which

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saddened them. Jo Healey has this report.

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The baby was eight months old when she was taken to her local A in

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Leicester by her parents. These are some of the injuries. 15 fractures

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in all. This was in October 2012. In September last year, the baby's

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mother, who was 31 and had admitted GBH, was given a two and a half year

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jail sentence. A few weeks ago on Christmas Eve, she was deported back

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to India. The child is still here in care. It will be her second birthday

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on Thursday, but she won't know much about it. She's brain`damaged,

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severely visually impaired, confined to a wheelchair and fed through a

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tube. So why was she never referred to social services? When she was six

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months old, a GP noted that 0 to social services? When she was six

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months old, a GP noted that she had blue marks on her back. He did

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consider it was non`accidental injury, but because the mother was

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relaxed, smiling, well`dressed and nicely spoken, and the baby was

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happy, he was reassured. 0 nicely spoken, and the baby was

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happy, he was reassured. But he should have referred Baby Z to

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children's social care. The GP accepted it was an error of

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judgement, but said he found it difficult to believe that anyone

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would harm a child. The Serious Case Review has recommended more training

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for health workers in referring child cases to social services.

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If you're concerned, please ring, do not keep it to yourself. Refer

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quickly, do not delay because delay can lead to serious consequences. As

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it did in this case. As, tragically, it did in this case.

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The report said the case has had a huge impact on the health community,

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but that is small consolation to baby Z, 0

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but that is small consolation to baby Z, turning two on Thursday with

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little to celebrate. Jo is with us now. Clearly, a tragic

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case but what changes have been put in place because of it?

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Since the high`profile cases in other parts, NHS England say they

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have done a massive amount to safeguard 0

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have done a massive amount to safeguard children. But this latest

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Serious Case Review has told them that they should have done something

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differently here. They are planning three changes. They want to

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strengthen communication between health visitors and GPs with bees to

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face meetings. `` with face to face meetings. They want to see if

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training is fit for purpose. We want to see how GPs ask for help and

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advice in difficult cases. Will this stop another case like

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this? There are no guarantees we will not have another child in this

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situation. But the things we are putting in place all strength in

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what is already in place and support the professionals to do their job in

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a more competent and safe way. It is her birthday on Thursday, what

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more can you tell us of her condition?

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She is brain damaged, she refuses all food and is fed into her

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stomach. She is now being tested for epilepsy, she cannot walk or crawl.

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She will need long`term support and care.

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Thank you. Council workers have been protesting today, demanding an extra

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pound`an`hour in their pay packets. Demonstrations have taken place in

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the centres of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham.

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Trade unions say some of their members are being forced to rely on

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food banks. Yet official figures show that average public service

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salaries are actually higher than in the private sector. Our Social

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Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, reports.

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Care workers, housing staff and council cleaners joined this

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lunchtime protest investor. They took to the streets to demand more

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money of at least ?1 an hour. Their message here is loud and clear. At a

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time when we are told the economy is improving, they want to see some of

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that improvement reflected in their pay packets. We have been losing the

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value of what we get paid and everybody needs to live, basically

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and we are struggling to do that. We take you on a lot of distressed

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families in difficulty and our pay does not reflect that. MPs are

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getting way in excess of an inflationary increase, and the Royal

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family as well. Social workers have not had a big increase last five

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years. We are hard`working and we keep the economy going so we should

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get something from it. This afternoon, more wage

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demonstrations in Nottingham and Derby. But the government has

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already announced a rise in the minimum wage and several of our

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councils are paying the living wage. In the East Midlands, the average

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public sector worker earns ?22,500, higher than workers in private

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companies. Most public sector workers are low paid, part`time

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women who fall behind every year in pay. People are struggling and using

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food banks. Today's demonstrations were not just about pay rises. They

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were also protesting about council cuts. But council leaders are likely

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to see it as a choice between those demands.

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Governors at a school in 0 demands.

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Governors at a school in Leicester will decide tonight whether it will

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be the first non faith`school in the city to become an academy. Only six

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parents took part in a consultation over the plans to change Rushey Mead

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School. Their responses will be considered by the Governors.

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Academies are state`funded schools which 0

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Academies are state`funded schools which aren't controlled by the local

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authority. They have more freedom than other state schools over their

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finances and don't have to follow the national curriculum. The city

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council and the National Union of Teachers are against the plans.

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Joining me now from outside Rushey Mead School is Ian Leaver from the

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NUT. Only six parents offered a view on

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this. That suggests that there isn't a huge groundswell of opinion either

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way. I think it probably suggests that

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there is a flaw in the consultation process. Parents have a 0

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there is a flaw in the consultation process. Parents have a view on

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these things if they understand what the arguments are. The National

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Union of Teachers and the city council continually asked for the

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opportunity to have a public debate on this where we can put our point

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of view and explained why we are opposed to the idea. That would give

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parents a proper opportunity to make a considered decision.

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If Rushey Meade does convert, it'll get more money, it'll be able to

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innovate, raise standards even further and attract the best

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teachers. What is the NUT afraid of? There is no more money available for

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academies. That wasn't the Academy programme first started. There a

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sweeteners for schools. But there is no more available money. One 0

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no more available money. One argument is that academies have more

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freedom, but that is... They have very few freedoms that maintained

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schools do not have all stop there is very little freedom that an

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Academy games. If Rushey Meade does convert what can you do about it? We

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will meet with our members and governors. I am hoping that they

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will see sense. They have taken a long time to consider this.

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Thank you. A man has been airlifted to hospital

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following reports of an assault at a block of flats in Oakham. The

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47`year old has been flown from Rutland to the Queen's Medical

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Centre in Nottingham after police were called to Derwent Drive this

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lunchtime. A 40`year old woman has been arrested and an investigation

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has started. Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

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A planning application to knock down the Regent Cinema in Hinckley,

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leaving just the facade, is being considered by councillors this

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evening. The former cinema stopped operating as Flutters bingo hall

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last year. Developers already have permission to demolish it, but have

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now applied to keep the front area. Local campaigners are trying to

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raise ?100,000 to buy the site and transform it into a community

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centre. The woman who researched and helped

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discover the remains of King Richard III says his bones should not be

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stored at the University of Leicester, but taken to a more

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appropriate place. Philippa Langley made the comments

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one year on from the official confirmation of the discovery. Simon

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Ward reports. When King Richard III's remains were

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discovered under a Leicester Council car park, it caused a worldwide

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sensation. But a year on, the woman who researched his burial place is

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unhappy the bones have been kept at the University of Leicester while a

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final decision is made. My agreement, in place locally, says

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that following identification, as the named custodian of the remains I

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would be able to take Richard to a place of sanctity and rest to await

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reburial. That's what it says. It's pretty simple. And it won't affect

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anything, it won't affect any of the outcome, and yet it will honour this

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man who fell in battle. No one really knows this is where he

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is. Only two of us have access. Last night on Inside Out East

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Midlands, the BBC was given access to a secret location at the

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University of Leicester where the bones are kept secure. I do feel

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quite unhappy that people think the university did something incorrectly

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because we followed normal practice on the exhumation of many, many

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burials over the years. Everything was agreed before the dig got under

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way, before the tarmac was cut and everybody was happy with the plans

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that were in place. So I think all we're saying is can we honour the

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agreement? Work is well under way to build a

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new King Richard III visitor centre at Leicester Cathedral. The judicial

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review about the excavation and plans to place the bones at the

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Cathedral will take place at the High Court in London on March 13th.

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The former Gedling Colliery in Nottinghamshire is to be transformed

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into a 300 acre country park. The first phase of work will include

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making the area safe for the public. The ?1 million project will see a

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car park and road added, along with a children's play area. It's due to

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open to the public this autumn. Nearly ?600,000 is being invested in

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road repairs and other improvements across Derbyshire this month. The

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money is part of a ?35 million package the county council is

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spending on improving its roads in one year. Resurfacing and patching

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roads are the main tasks during February.

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Next, developers could be forced by law to include flood protection

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measures in their future plans. It's the idea of Mark Spencer, the MP for

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Sherwood, and follows severe flooding in many parts of

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Nottinghamshire in recent years. Today, he introduced his own

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Parliamentary Bill to ensure that adequate drainage forms part of any

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new plans. Let's find out more from Westminster and our Political Editor

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John Hess. John, surely planners already have such powers.

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You would have thought so. But it is not nearly as clear as you might

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think. Like so much flood water, this issue and who should pay for

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flood prevention measures is rather muddy. I'll be speaking to the MP

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shortly, but first this report from Simon Hare.

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It's hard to believe that this is rainwater run`off, not flooding from

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a river or stream. The water came down, and along the road here, and

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over the edge and it filled the garden and the house. We made futile

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attempts to stop it, but you can't stop water. It continued coming in.

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It deluged the Bunting's family home last July. Six months on and they've

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only just moved back in. We had good temporary accommodation, but to be

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back home is very good. The drains couldn't cope with three inches of

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rain in a couple of hours. That's why today Mark Spencer introduced

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his own parliamentary He wants developers to pay for flood

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prevention. `` parliamentary bill. Especially in villages.

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Sadly, the drainage systems of those villages have not grown at the same

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rate and further developments upstream have added to the problem

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of drainage. These villages today are faced with sewage systems that

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are already under enormous pressure and have a high risk of flooding

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during periods of prolonged or heavy rainfall. It's a question not simply

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of defence, but drainage and coping with excess water.

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Last year's events here have left many feeling wary about what the

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weather is going to bring in the future.

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Mark Spencer is with me here at Westminster. Mark Spencer, I think

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many people will be surprised that a developer doesn't have to take into

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account the knock`on effects of flooding caused by new housing. It

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is the knock`on effect that I am worried about. This sewer in an old

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village but 0 worried about. This sewer in an old

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village but does not have the capacity. So who should take a grip

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of this to ensure that adequate drains are built? It has to be the

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local authority. The highways authority. They have to make sure

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that during the planning process, the developers are held to account

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and the knock`on effects of this problem are sorted out. The cost of

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flood prevention is paid for people who pay water bills? Absolutely.

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When you are building a new property, it does not cost that much

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more to build in mitigation schemes. But if you are living at the bottom

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of the village, you are getting all of the flooding. Because it's not

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just in rural areas that this is an issue. Absolutely not. There are

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enormous problems in towns. Downing Street is anxious to be seen on top

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of the current flooding crisis. Your Bill is very timely. Should the

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government back it? Let's hope so. It is going through the House of

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Lords at the moment. Mark Spencer's Parliamentary Bill today coincided

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with the government announcing that ?7 million in emergency funding is

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now available for local councils to repair damage caused by the floods.

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So far, 53 local councils, including some in the East Midlands, intend to

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claim some of that cash. Still to come. Rats as big as cats?

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No, they'll be bigger. One academic says we should prepare

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for a new generation 0 One academic says we should prepare

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for a new generation of super sized rodents. The details later.

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Obviously, that was before picture. Time for sport.

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For anybody bothered about that, you can watch the sport. A major blow

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for Nottingham Forest promotion push.

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David Vaughan has a knee injury. It will keep them out for several

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months. The club have revealed he has fractured his kneecap.

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Basketball and an attack from the Great Britain captain and Leicester

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Riders player Drew Sullivan on today's decision to cut the national

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side's funding. UK sport has withdrawn their financial support

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because they say Great Britain aren't realistic medal contenders

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for the 2016 Olympics. Sullivan says cutting the funding means the work

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the sport has done in the last eight years has counted for nothing. But

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those behind today's decision say basketball isn't yet fulfilling its

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potential despite plenty of opportunities.

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We've been funding them since 2006. They've had a lot of opportunity to

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showcase their sport here in the UK and raise their profiles to generate

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greater interest 0 and raise their profiles to generate

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greater interest and increase participation. So I would say to the

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governing body of Ascott bowl, concentrate on that over the next

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few years and then we can say what it looks like. `` of basketball.

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Leicester Tigers have confirmed they've tied four key players to new

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or extended contracts. French scrum half David Mele has made a longer

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commitment to the club, while Jordan Crane and Adam Thompstone have

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signed new deals. Only details remain on winger Miles Benjamin's

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extension. Tigers Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill says he is heavily

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involved in negotiations. I think that's important. I want to retain

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and sign the players that I want, so when they're good, it's my

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responsibility and when it's bad, it's my responsibility. So I choose

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who comes and I choose who goes. If we're poor, or we lose, I get the

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blame, and it's my fault and rightly so.

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The East Midlands is on track to produce footballers ready for

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Brazil. We're not talking about this year's World Cup. But the Rio

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Paralympics in two years' time. Cerebral Palsy Football is part of

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the Paralympic programme. And a Centre 0

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the Paralympic programme. And a Centre of Excellence in this region

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is looking to bring on the players of the future. As Mark Shardlow

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reports. These are the teenagers from the

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East Midlands chasing the dream to play for England at 0

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East Midlands chasing the dream to play for England at the World Cup

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and Britain at the Paralympics. We try and make it as mainstream as

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possible for them. Today, just normal seven v seven. You notice, on

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one side, some of them struggle with their movement so it's all about

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trying to make the game accessible to them. Yes, 0

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trying to make the game accessible to them. Yes, they have got a

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disability, but we try to give them that opportunity to play as much as

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possible. Easy!

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Cerebral palsy affects movement and coordination, but to these boys,

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it's now opening up a whole new world. I 0

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it's now opening up a whole new world. I just love playing football

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and it's very inspirational for me to come and work with these

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fantastic players. I hope to progress, maybe, to national level

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and represent the country, that would be really 0

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and represent the country, that would be really good.

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Darby's Leon Taylor has played all over the globe, including for

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Paralympics GB at London 2012. It's certainly been fantastic for my

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confidence and self`esteem. I was always one of those 0

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confidence and self`esteem. I was always one of those who, as a child,

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had a love of football, a lot of all sports but was never quite good

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enough to make it into the school team. But I kept chipping away at it

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and then having this opportunity, being involved in disability

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football, has been absolutely fantastic. The Football Association

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set up regional teams and an elite league. Once a month, players come

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from all over the country to play matches.

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When we play our tournaments, we have scouts there, we have England

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staff come along to tournaments to see if these 0

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staff come along to tournaments to see if these players could actually

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make it onto that world stage. And the opportunities are endless then.

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Two East Midlands players are this week at England's training camp in

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California, incentive enough for anyone with CP to dig out their

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boots and join in. If you don't like rats, you might

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not like this next bit. You have had enough warning.

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Oh, there are some. Lovely. Well now, a scientist from Leicester

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University is predicting they could become a sizeable problem in the

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future. That's because, in the future, rats

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could grow to the size of sheep or even bigger, as they take the place

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of extinct larger mammals. Victoria Hicks has more.

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Love them or loathe them, there are millions of rats the world over.

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Why? Because they are born survivors and easily adapt to their

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surroundings. I've had reports down south that

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they are becoming super`sized and starting to become more resistant to

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rat poison. Peter Andrews knows a thing or two

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about rats. He's spent 15 years trying to control them.

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They can get into any situation, out of any situation. They're just a

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good all`round survivor. And that's a view shared by this

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geologist from the University of Leicester. He says as bigger animals

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become extinct, smaller animals evolve to replace them.

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Dinosaurs are the classic example. When they lived, they occupied the

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top part of the food chain. The mammals were very small and were

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kept down by the dinosaurs. When the dinosaurs died out, it was the turn

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of the mammals and they could evolve to take over the roles of the big

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and fierce animals on earth. Could that become as big as sheep or even

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larger? The answer is yes. We know that goldens can become the size of

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a bull, wheeling over a tonne. They might become even bigger. If they

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take to the sea, 0 might become even bigger. If they

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take to the sea, as the ancestors of wheels and dolphins did, they could

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weigh ten of times. It has happened in the past and it could happen in

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the future. But don't worry about that 0 0

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the future. But don't worry about that happening any time soon. It

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would take millions of years. Giant swimming rats.

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Very 0 Giant swimming rats.

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Very assured it will be millions of miles away.

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Time for the weather. Brace yourselves, a pest from the

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West once again. I'd eat area of low pressure winding itself in ``

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winding itself up in the Atlantic. We are back to square one,

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unfortunately. A wet and windy day. We could have another inch of rain

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by the end of the day, very unwelcome. We had a decent afternoon

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today, lots of lovely sunshine. But a wall of water is pushing its way

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in from the west. It is clouding over this evening. The wind will put

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car and the rainbow operation `` and the rain will push in. It should

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ease off towards the end of the night. Staying frost free with

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temperatures of five or six Celsius. Some of us might start of dry

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tomorrow morning, but we will soon have more been pushing its way

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across. This rain will be heavy. A wet and windy afternoon. Another

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inch of rain by the end of the day tomorrow. And the wind will be

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gusting around 40 or 50 miles an hour. Temperatures of seven or eight

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Celsius. That area of low pressure pushes northwards tomorrow night.

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Some dry and bright weather on Thursday. The wind will ease down,

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but the rain is never far away. More wet weather heading in on Thursday

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and more for the weekend. Those storms keep coming.

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Just time to show you this ` an ingenious place 0

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Just time to show you this ` an ingenious place to set up home in

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winter. This family of mistle`thrush, we

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believe, have nested on these traffic lights at a busy junction in

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the middle of Leicester. All mod`cons, central heating from above

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and below. The lights go on and off all night but they 0

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and below. The lights go on and off all night but they have a nice cosy

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warm colour scheme. They were spotted by Sergei Grishanov.

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I had not been expecting, you know, to see a bird on a traffic light! I

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think this is because the traffic lights warm up the chicks, it is a

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very warm spot. Fantastic Lovely, and you can see

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more of those birds on our Facebook page. 0

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more of those birds on our Facebook page. .

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Do have a look at the Facebook page. Seeing tomorrow. Goodbye.

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