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This is East Midlands Today. Tonight, the Government loses

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patience with Derby's troubled Al`Madinah free school. The school

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is to close, the Government says it has failed pupils but some parents

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are angry. I am disgusted. They haven't taken

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our children into consideration in this this. Also tonight, two

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brothers are jailed after police in Derby smashed a human trafficking

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racket. And turbulent time, the University

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of Nottingham research is using virtual reality headsets and this

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cyber motion simulator to try to make air travel more comfortable.

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And as if we haven't had enough rain, find out why this Hollywood

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musical is making such a splash. Woo!

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Hello. Good evening. Welcome to Friday's programme. First tonight,

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the controversial Al`Madinah free school in Derby has been ordered by

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the Government to shut its secondary school. The move comes after Ofsted

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placed Al`Madinah in special measures last October, stating it

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was chaos, dysfunctional and inadequate.

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Pupils must now find new places by September.

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The primary school will however remain open. Serra is with us now.

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It is quite a shock development? It is to some degree but this school

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has been widely condemned for some time for offering a poor quality of

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teaching. The school's minister Lord snatch has written to the new trust

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`` truce tees confirming it must close at the end of the summer term.

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He says he is concerned at the poor quality of teaching and the lack of

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breadth in the curriculum. He said: Today's news comes after a pretty

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turbulent year for this school. The Al`Madinah faith school opens in

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September 2012. Almost a year later, the education funding agency

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confirms it is investigating alleged financial irregularity, then come

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concerns that strict Islamic practises are being imposed,

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including forcing teachers to wear Muslim dress. Ofsted make an

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emergency visit, and ordered the school to shut immediately. A week

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later it re`open, the school is described by Ofsted inspectors as

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dysfunctional and in chaos and places it in special measures. The

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Prime Minister gets involved. If they don't take immediate corrective

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action to deal with these things, yes, it should close. After pressure

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to resign, the chair of the Governors steps down.

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We believe the positions of the trustees has become untenable due to

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mismanagement. It has become a national embarrassment. Lord Nash

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announces a new education trust a month later. The current group of

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governor, people who got it badly wrong are standing down. A week ago

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a new board of trustees took over. Today, parents of children at the

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school gave their reaction to the news I was going to move my son any

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way, because he wasn't happy, he wasn't making 0

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way, because he wasn't happy, he wasn't making any progress, he

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wasn't engaging into any of the learning. I have to say I adisgusted

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at Lord Nash for making this desex, they haven't taken our children into

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consideration. The man in charge of turning things round at the primary

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school is Barry Day, he is the current Chief Executive of the

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Greenwood Foundation Trust `` Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust. He

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comes with experience of turning round failing school, he told me

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earlier it wassing the right decision to shut the school.

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`` was Setting up a primary and secondary, despite the community

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giving them advice that is not what they should do, was destined to

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failure. If you add to that, a lack of basic system, a lack of basic

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understanding about what a professional school should be, you

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have a recipe for disaster. It is damaging to the reputation of free

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schools. Of course it S there is no doubt about that, because people

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will judge all free schools based on Al`Madinah and one or two others.

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It's a job I have got to do now, to show that given a chance, this

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school can turn itself round and not just be satisfactory but become good

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or outstanding. Sarah, has 0

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or outstanding. Sarah, has this 0

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or outstanding. Sarah, has this ever happened

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before, that a government orders a free school to close? It has

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happened once but it is rare. The Government puts schools in special

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measures and the hope is they on and improve. 0 0

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measures and the hope is they on and improve. The Government doesn't want

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this. It bangs the drums for the policy so it is damaging for them.

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Labour's waded into this today, saying it has come to symbolise

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everything that is wrong with the free 0

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everything that is wrong with the free school 0

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everything that is wrong with the free school programme. Finally, this

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may not be the end of things. Lord Nash says the the primary school

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manages to turn things round and offer high quality education moving

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on from here the secondary school may re`open, the focus remains on

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getting 140 secondary school pupils new places at other schools in the

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city. That is some job. We will leave it

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there. Next tonight, two brothers have been

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jailed 0 Next tonight, two brothers have been

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jailed for trafficking vulnerable men into the East Midlands to

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exploit them for tens of thousands of pounds. The modern day slavery

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racket was only discovered after one of the victims sought help from

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church workers. From Derby Crown Court we 0

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church workers. From Derby Crown Court we have this

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report. The cramped conditions where some of

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the men were discovered living. Mattresses infested with bed bugs. A

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judge said the victims had been dehumanised. It came to light when

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police raided a number of houses in Derby last July. They found evidence

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that a dozen cheque and Slovak men were being exploited for benefit,

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and wages. Victims had been lured to the UK 0

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and wages. Victims had been lured to the UK with promises of work and

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money. There was plenty of work, but they saw very little of the money.

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TRANSLATION: when I was back in Prague I met with these people and

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they promised they would give me ?50 a week or something.

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When they started talking about England I thought I have never been

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there, let's go. It ended up the way I ended up. I ended up with 10 or ?5

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instead. Brothers Igor Marcin and Marek Marcin admitted human

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trafficking and were today jailed for 52 months and 40 months

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respectively. On the face of it everything appears legitimate to the

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employer they are sending their victims to work at. Some evidence

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this gang were looking at trafficking more people Absolutely,

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you heard there was mention of Skype chat 0 0 0

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you heard there was mention of Skype chat where they were talking round

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other victims, o potentially female victims. Their wives Dagmar and

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Gabriella admitted fraud and were given ten and eight month sentences

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respectively but walked free having already received more than half

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their sentence on remand. It is estimated the family made more than

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150,00 pounds from the scam. A hearing to determine what happens to

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their 0 hearing to determine what happens to

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their assets, 0 hearing to determine what happens to

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their assets, including prestige cars is due to be heard later.

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Still to come. How a Nottinghaming club is helping Denmark tackle

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gang`related crime. Plus how using one of these could

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reveal the incredible details of Nottingham's underground world.

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`` Nottingham. Now, could virtual reality technology help to overcome

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some of the stresses of air travel? Such as lack of leg room, and

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turbulence. That is the focus of a multimillion pound research project

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led by the University of Nottingham. The new technology means that

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passengers wearing headsets could feel as if they have been

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transported to somewhere like a tropical island. Mike has been to

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Germany to fine out more. I am being strapped into a motion similar for.

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A pod that can be shaken to mimic the effect of turbulence. I will be

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wearing a 0 the effect of turbulence. I will be

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wearing a virtual 0 the effect of turbulence. I will be

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wearing a virtual reality headset, showing a magic carpet ride over a

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tropical island during my flight. To try to help me overcome the stress

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of being buffeted. Are you OK? This research into

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comfort is being carried out in Germany.

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Research being led by the University of Nottingham. We have to deal with

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noise, we have to deal with smell, crying baby, and what this research

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is about is looking at whether technologies can support passenger

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comfort. It is juddery when the turbulence comes but you have so

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much to look at you are not thinking about it. The project is looking at

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air travel in 2050. Virtual reality could take us outside the plane we

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are on At one point you will have a mobile phone. You enter the plane

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and you might get a tool from the air plan where you plug in your

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smartphone, with all the things you are interested in, and then you can

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put this thing on your head and then you can enter the different world.

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In nearby Stuttgart more research. Aircraft of the future may have no

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window, allowing 0 Aircraft of the future may have no

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window, allowing the cabin to be used for image, the back of the seat

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could be turned into a screen with the horizon controlled by space age

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glasses. Even budget airlines may want do this. There is another

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aspect in terms of a better flight experience, in terms of more

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comfort, which is also a selling point, probably particularly for

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budget air lines. The research is costing EU taxpayers

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round ?2.8 million. It is being done across six countries. If we can

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understand the issues for the airline, for the airport, for the

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passenger, it is money well spent. It is claims the `` claimed the

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research could help people overcome their fear of flying.

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Extraordinary stuff. A Leicester primary school which was left

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devastated following a fire in 2012 is to re`open. Catherine June

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orschool was so bad didamaged they had to use temporary classroom, the

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school will rope in May. Controversial plans for an outdoor

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cycle track on part of a Derby wildlife reserve have been approved.

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The Sanctuary nature reserve was set up 0

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The Sanctuary nature reserve was set up on Pride Park a decade ago. The

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cycle track will cover a fifth of it, next to the new velodrome. More

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than 1,000 people objected to the partial loss of the reserve but

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councillors gave the project the go`ahead by just six votes to five.

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If UK Independence Party kicked off its regional campaign today in

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Nottingham for May's European Parliament elections. UKIP is

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pinning hopes on some of these candidates getting elected. The

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party currently has two out of the five MEPs that represent our region.

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Leading its list for the East Midlands is Roger Helmer, a former

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Tory MEP who defected to UKIP We say Europe is damaging brings it is

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costing us money, it is undermining democracy and we want a referendum

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now. 0 democracy and we want a referendum

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now. Now, boxing school has been so successful at helping to reduce gang

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problems in Nottingham, that the concept is being exported to

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Denmark. Members of the Nottingham School 0

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Denmark. Members of the Nottingham School of Boxing are travelling to

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scanned they've away to take part in a conference and tournament. We went

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to see them training. `` it is a tough sport that is

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helping tough young people. The Nottingham School of Boxing is

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offering an alternative to hanging round on the streets. The chance to

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work out and compete. For us to get international reck in addition for

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other people outside Nottingham and England to recognise what we are

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doing is fantastic. And I think it just motivates us to carry on in

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what we are doing you know. Today that are off to Denmark to meet one

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a team that visited Nottingham last summer. They will attend a

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conference to show how this club has steered people away from problems.

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The club helped me a lot. I went through a bad time when I was

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younger, getting into trouble with the 0

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younger, getting into trouble with the police, associating with gangs.

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Didn't have a release for the action I had. Brought me into the boxing.

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Spoke to me and install installed belief. Without things like this,

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there has to be an abundance of kids just like me who would end up on the

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streets doing gang violence or pushing drugs or all those different

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things we don't need to be doing. It is a vibrant and successful club

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that shares the community centre, but they want to expand further and

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are searching for they own gym. `` their own gym.

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We will see how they get on. You are watching East Midlands Today. Coming

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up the sport. The Foxes are flying. It has been absolutely remarkable,

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here at 0 0 It has been absolutely remarkable,

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here at the 0 It has been absolutely remarkable,

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here at the stadium they are going for a tenth win in a row are

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Leicester City, we will be looking ahead.

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Time for us to clamber down into the biggest network of man`made caves in

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Britain. The caves lie beneath Nottingham and experts are hoping to

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make the underground world a much more accessible. It is all to do

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with technology. The Nottingham caves is working on a smartphone

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application that allows us to navigate what is beneath our feet.

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One cave in particular is attracting a great deal of attention.

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Now many of us associate Nottingham's caves with tourist

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attractions like the castle. But if you walk through the city seven

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threr is a cavernous world beneath our feet. Most are shut off to the

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public but experts are working on a new way to make them accessible to

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all of us. Welcome to the Peel Street caves.

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This 3`D images has backbench produced as part of the cave survey.

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They use laser scanners to document round 70 of the 500 or so man`made

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caves. So we have panoramic imagery. If you move the phone or the tablet.

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Now 0 If you move the phone or the tablet.

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Now the team are working on a smartphone application, which will

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enable us to see what lies beneath. When you are walking past an

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interesting building with a cave underneath it you might have no idea

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it has a cave. That QR code or following the map will hopefully

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show you what is there and show you some magical gems under the city.

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From wine cellars to dungeons each cave has a unique history. These

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ones were the muse of a painter who etched and sketches into the cave

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wall, and in fact the Kayes seem to be inspiring artists of the present.

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`` caves. Turner Prize nominated artist Marvin chet win got

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permission to film in the Cas caves. The entrances to the caves are very

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almost like the Harry Potter trick of, you don't expect that platform

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to exist, there is a gap and you go through a domestic door and you are

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in a tunnel, then in a completely out of this world strange

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environment. David and his 0

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environment. David and his team hope to have the

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phone application ready for use by the end of the month.

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That is stunning. I I love that. Time for sport. Today, 0

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That is stunning. I I love that. Time for sport. Today, focus on

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Leicester City, top of the championship. Just can't seem to

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stop break records. Colin has been to find out how they are doing it.

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Remarkable things are happening here at the stadium. Lesster city are

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going for their tenth win in a row. If they beat Watford they will have

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more points now than they did in the whole of last season. No wonder the

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Gaffer Nigel Pearson has been made manager of the month for January,

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when his team picked up 15 points out of 15. Even so, he is not

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letting himself get carried away There is a sense of enjoyment, you

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know, the players are really good to work with. They are self motivated.

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They have a desire to go out this season, and achieve. I suppose all

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those things together make for a chemistry and interaction which

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allows you to go out and do well. So congratulations to Nigel Pearson,

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but of course, the manager is only a part of 0 0

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but of course, the manager is only a part of the story. 0

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but of course, the manager is only a part of the story. It is the players

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who have to go and do out tn pitch. There are so many keys to Leicester

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City's success from back to front. Including Matty James, the

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midfielder has had a great time since arriving from Manchester

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United. He has been sitting down and talking

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to our own Natalie Jackson. Matty James is the Lancashire lad. I

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am from Rossendale. Matty James scores. Who is all abouts he's They

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made me feel welcome, I am happy to be here.

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He is 22. Plays in midfield and is loving life ten points clear at the

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top of championship. I have never experienced it in my

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playing career, it has been magnificent, all the lads are

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talking between ourselves and talking, can we keep go, can get

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ten, 11? We want the try and win as many games as possible. His best

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buddy is Danny drink water. We have grown up since we were really young,

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we were at Manchester United together. We spent time away from

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the club together, we don't live far away from each other. It is one of

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these things, 0 0 away from each other. It is one of

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these things, you know, sometimes you have a bond with a player, it

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makes it easier, especially if he is the person next to you. James

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started his career at Manchester United. When it comes to, you know,

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a 0 0 United. When it comes to, you know,

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a new contract you 0 United. When it comes to, you know,

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a new contract you had to deal with himself yourself, you didn't have an

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agents, it was you as a individual. I had to go and speak to him

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personally. When the bid came in from thrers he let me speak and I

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have nerve looked back since. So Alex and Nigel Pearson have been

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huge influences. The set up here, the club, it is made to be in the

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Premier League. Fingers crossed we get 0

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Premier League. Fingers crossed we get there. If we were to line up at

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Old Trafford that would be magnificent.

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Matt there just one of a number of key figures here at Leicester City.

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Let us talk to someone with a 40 year association with this club.

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Alan birch natural. Remarkable times here. Yes, not seen them the my

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time. 0 here. Yes, not seen them the my

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time. It is really exciting times for the club. What is behind it?

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Matt talked about the spirit and egg, is that what you Sport Relief

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it to be? What is behind it is quality. Nigel has 0

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it to be? What is behind it is quality. Nigel has put a quality

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side. It's a squad. A strong squad, a lot of ability, hence the nine

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game winning streak. It is so exciting. Wouldn't it be fantastic

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if all three of us went up. It is a great possibility. I mean it would

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set the place alight. I would do you guys the world of good. We would

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love it. We will be watching this weekend, to see if Derby and Forest

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can take another step. Forest have a Blackpool Derby. They have Queen's

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Park Rangers at home. We have to take the game to QPR. We

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know they are a good team. They have made good additions in Jan. Charlie

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Austin has gone out. Matt Phillips has gone out, but they have replaced

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them with thrive three striker, they have the experience. Them, along

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with thre, it is for them to really lose `` Leicester, and not go up.

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The number of games we have played Blackpool, including the last game

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where they beat us and games before that, they have dominated the game

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so much. We have created so many things we have been unfortunate not

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to take something from the game. Including the play`off matches, so

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they are a bogey team. I don't think too much about the past, I don't

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look too much into, you know, the speculations and, you know the

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things that people talk about. I look forward to the next game. So

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there is a buzz, excitement for all three team, these really are

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thrilling times here in the East Midlands, elsewhere plenty of other

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stuff going on, in the Football League one 0 0

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stuff going on, in the Football League one Notts County have a

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tricky game. They could use a win there. Mansfield have Southend in

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League Two. Rugby, Leicester Tigers are back in action. They need to win

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their next four games. They have us withster away, and as for the ice

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hockey, it is the classic, Panthers against Steer, if you haven't got a

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ticket you won't get one. Pretty much sold out there.

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But here at Leicester it is about going for ten in a row, wouldn't

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that be something? A full report, of course, on Monday East Midlands

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Today. 0 course, on Monday East Midlands

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Today. It might just happen. I thought he was going to kick that

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ball. And we would catch it. A Derbyshire actor who shot the fame

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in Hollywood, before being shot dead in a soap. Any clues? He is among

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the cast leading a production that has just arrived in Nottingham and

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it is not JR. I only know this because it is written down, you

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might remember Maxwell Caulfield from Grease 2 or the Colbys. Sara

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has been catching up with him and you will work out why it is we have

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sent her. It has been one of the wettest

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Januarys on record, but audiences here have been discovering that it

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is no only been raining outside, but indoors as well. Did you feel that?

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# What a glorious feeling # I'm happy again. #

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The Hollywood musical Singin' In The Rain is full of charm, romance and

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glamour, but how do they make it rain indoors? We have three storage

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tanks on the stage, which has 12,000 litres of water, so one flick of a

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button we can make it rain on stage, but we have the bonus of question

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flood the stage, so we have filters in so we recycle the water and so

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everything we flood with and it goes back in to the tank, goes through

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filters and back on to stage so we can use that for however long we are

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in for. Studio boss RF Simpson played by Maxwell Caulfield is

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keeping his feet dry and the show on the road. My character is the head

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of movie studio. It is our lot where this wonderful romantic story is

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unfolding. Does he manage to keep his feet dry? I do until the curtain

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where we do a big number that sends everyone home with a song in their

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heart. If you are lucky 0 everyone home with a song in their

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heart. If you are lucky enough to be coming to see the show and happen to

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be sitting on the front two rows I would recommend your waterproofs.

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Some of us never grow up. She can tap dance. I thought she will tap

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dance. We thought we would import some of the rain into the studio. We

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don't need to. Very appropriate. I hope you have your rain Mac. If you

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fancy a bit of Singin' In The Rain you are in luck. Plenty of chances

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as it is unsettled. Blustery showers on Saturday, but the main feature

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will be the wind, it is expected to gust 40`50mph, but up to 60mph in

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exposed area, Sunday it remains unsettled. So, as we go through this

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evening it is this area of low pressure that is moving in, giving

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us a spell of very wet weather through the night. But as we go into

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tomorrow, the isobars continue to squeeze together, giving us really

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strong gusty winds through the day. With the wind and rain we have a

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warning for Leicestershire where the ground is saturated and we have

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flood alerts in force. That is in place until Sunday morning.

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So we have had a decent day with lovely winter sunshine, but the

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cloud will start to push in, we will see one or two showers round and the

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rain will arrive later this evening. Round about midnight and it pushes

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through to the east as we go into the early hours of Saturday morning.

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A lot of cloud round, keeping it mild, lows of just four degrees. So

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a few showers round first thing, you might be lucky to see a bit of

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sunshine if you are up early, because things change, the cloud

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starts to increase and the showers push in as we go into the afternoon.

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These are heavy, blustery showers moving through. Decent spells of dry

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weather to the east, but into the west more in the way of shower,

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highs of eight degree, here we have the gusty south to south`westerly

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winds. Sunday is a slow improvement. Plenty of showers round and it

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remains windy but the winds ease through the day and any showers on

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Sunday will gradually become lighter, so an improving story

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across the week. That is what we like. An improving

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story. Much like ourselves. Yes, like a fine wine 0

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story. Much like ourselves. Yes, like a fine wine that has been

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corked. Cheers. Have a lovely weekend.

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