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London. If you want more details, you can head to our website. Now on

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BBC One All This is East Midlands Today with

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Anne Davies and me, Dominic Heale. Of the. Also tonight, the

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self`assembly treadmill that comes with hidden dangers. What is the

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future of our county councils? And after seven years in the dark, this

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Nottinghamshire Theatre is about to reopen with help of some famous

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friends. Good evening and welcome to tonight's programme. First, the

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family of a man who died after serious mistakes were made while he

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was in hospital say he'd still be alive if lessons had been learnt

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from other deaths on the same ward. An inquest into the death of Stewart

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Maltby heard evidence that the lives of two other patients on ward D57 at

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the Queens Medical Centre were lost in the same way. The catalogue of

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errors in Mr Maltby's care began when an ambulance took six hours to

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ferry him from his home to hospital. Jo Healey reports. He was a

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character who made us laugh with his mischievous sense of humour. He

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spent a lot of time caring for others, often to his own detriment.

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After 18 months he is still very much missed by us all. It has been

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hard for Katie hearing how badly her dad was let down in the hours before

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his death. At mix`up in the ambulance cultural room `` control

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room meant it took six hours to get into hospital and he did not get the

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fluidity needed until 14 hours after the call. He died two days later

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from kidney failure and other problems. The coroner outlined a

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series of mistakes, errors and missed opportunities. She said there

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were serious, repeated and systemic failures as he deteriorated and

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those caring for him were oblivious to that. We have learnt that Stewart

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Maltby was not the first patient to die on this board as a result of

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exasperating way similar to a management and lack of action at the

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time. The inquest heard many measures and improvements are in

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place on the water to stop it happening again and from the

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Ambulance Service that came an apology to the family and

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reassurances that they have made crucial changes. All the family of

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Stewart Maltby hope for now is that no one else will have to suffer

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this. What will the family do know in response to these findings? It

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used to be a simple verdict from the coroner but now they have much

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lengthier conclusion and the family will take that away with them and

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digestive and look at the findings with their solicitor and he told me

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that it is highly likely that they will take some form of legal action

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against the medical centre. No amount of compensation will bring

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Stewart Maltby back but they want to make absolutely sure as they can

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that this does not happen to anyone else. Still to come: A chance for

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Leicester City fans to cheer the squad that's won them promotion.

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Next season, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester

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City will be here. Tonight we will be at the promotion party as the

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fans get their first chance to celebrate. Also how Triumph is on

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the road to success here in Brazil. Before that, a teenager who is

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accused of murdering the football coach Antoin Akpom has told a court

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that he ran for his life after being confronted by him on a Leicester

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street. 19`year`old Abdul Hakim described how Mr Akpom had

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challenged him about being in his area and later came back with a

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group of men and swung a dumb`bell at his head. The teenager said he

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feared he'd be seriously injured. From Stafford Crown Court, here's

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our chief news reporter Quentin Rayner. The jury was told that Abdul

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Hakim and another man shared a cell at a young offenders institution.

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Abdul Hakim has three convictions for carrying knives and sharp

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implements. He said that he had never had any trouble with Antoin

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Akpom before. He said that the football coach pulled up in a car

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and very aggressively challenged them by shouting at him a question

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as to why he was in his area. Abdul Hakim said some men had covered

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their faces and Antoin Akpom had swung a dumbbell at his head. He was

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scared for his life. He later noticed that the other man had blood

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on his jacket and he told him that he had stabbed Antoin Akpom because

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he feared he was being attacked. Abdul Hakim denied them at `` that

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the knife says and that he got rid of it. When he had that four members

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of one family had been killed in an attack he said that he thought at

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first it was his house and they had picked the wrong post for a revenge

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attack. That is when he decided to go to the police. He denied that he

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was part of a team who were involved in murdering Antoin Akpom. The

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Energy Secretary says that the future of Thoresby Colliery may be

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decided within the next two days. 600 jobs could be lost if the last

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deep mine in Nottinghamshire closes. Michael Fallon says that the

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government is considering whether it can help to fund a managed closure.

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Mining unions have been meeting bosses at UK Coal today. Tree

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experts are considering what action to take over huge conifers which are

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damaging homes in a Leicester street. Pine Tree Avenue, in

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Humberstone, is home to about two dozen giant redwoods. But in the 150

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years since they were planted, many have grown so large that their roots

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are now damaging the foundations of nearby houses and distorting

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driveways and pavements. Leave them alone. They are absolutely gorgeous.

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When the snow comes, it is like a picture postcard. It is more likely

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that more houses will suffer further damage. 36 smaller libraries which

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cannot be supported by the community in Leicestershire may be closed.

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That is the warning from the County Council which is looking to save

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money from the Budget for the libraries and is looking to continue

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funding 16 libraries that are asking volunteers to fund the rest. A blue

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plaque has been unveiled in honour of a Victorian who coined the phrase

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"survival of the fittest" and invented something still used in

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offices today. Herbert Spencer, was born on Exeter Street in Derby in

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1820 and became a respected philosopher and political theorist.

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He also found time to design what he called a binding pin, which over

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time was modified into what we now use as a paper clip. Next tonight,

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the treadmill that sliced off the top of a man's finger as he tried to

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assemble it. The company that supplied the machine was today fined

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?30,000. Worryingly, Nottinghamshire Trading Standards fear hundreds of

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machines of the same design have been sold to unsuspecting customers.

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Simon Hare reports. Something as simple as a handshake is still too

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painful for this man from Nottinghamshire. He lost the top of

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his right`hand ring finger 12 months ago while assembling a treadmill

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with his wife. The arm of the treadmill sprung open. It was very

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unexpected as we were unpackaging it. As the running arm came up it

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severed the tip of my finger which was at the base. When County Trading

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Standards office tested similar machines from the same company they

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found similar breaches of safety. Treadmills are imported for China ``

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from China and have been sold for several years. Five product safety

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breaches have been admitted by the company which sells and no says that

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their products now meet the standards required. Meanwhile James

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still suffers from pain. He has had five operations. Every time you

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touch it it impacts on life in every feasible way. As camps `` we want

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consumers to know that everything has been tested and that they will

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be as safe as possible. James is waiting to hear how much

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compensation he will receive through the company 's insurers. Still to

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come: The tiny theatre with a big following. Nottinghamshire's Robin

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Hood theatre was closed down seven years ago. But now, thanks to the

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tireless support of volunteers, it's curtains`up once more. Time now for

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the second of our special series on trade links with Brazil. And

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tonight, how the Leicestershire motorcycle manufacturer Triumph is

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winning new orders over there. The company only started up in South

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America 15 months ago, but it already has its eyes on capturing

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10% of the Brazilian big bike market. Mike O'Sullivan reports. A

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Triumph motorcycle at a dealership in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It's one of

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ten dealerships that have been opened in the country. The head of

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the Triumph in Brazil tells me the company hopes to win ten or 12% of

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the market for big bikes in another year or so. So, who is buying them?

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We have some commuters, but the majority are people who work harder

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in the week, and on the weekends they prefer to go out ` to go to the

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mountains, to go to the beaches, and they enjoy the ride. Triumph started

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in Brazil in November 2012, and an assembly plant has been set up in

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the World Cup city of Manaus ` employing around 50 people. The

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factory and sales staff have been trained at the parent factory site

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in Hinckley. And in Leicestershire technicians have been out to Brazil

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as well. The city is huge and you cannot compare that to hear. With

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the Cup manager, Craig Bunton to Juergen Klinsmann. It turns out that

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it is not too hot to play football. Triumph, which employs 450 people in

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Hinckley, says its plan to Brazil and other factory in Thailand are

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helping to create jobs in the UK. Absolutely, it creates jobs here,

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and the one thing that is important to us is that all of our RNDs are

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retained in the UK. Back in Sao Paulo, there is an upmarket feel to

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the dealership, and the brand name is getting better known. Now that we

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see that our bikes are on the streets, people are talking more

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about Triumph. Brazil has helped Triumph extend its global reach `

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India, Indonesia and China are now the next markets on their road trip.

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Now let's celebrate a birthday. And this one is pretty special. 125

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years`old, and not even a card from the Queen. The candles on the cake

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on this occasion are to mark the 125th anniversary of our county

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councils. But in this age of austerity and Budget cuts, is there

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much to celebrate? Here's our Political Editor John Hess. Here's a

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date for you. April one, 1889. Queen Victoria was on the throne. That's

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when the Local Government Act of 1888 came into force, creating our

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county councils. In Nottinghamshire, its annual Budget then was ?43,000.

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This year ` even after recent Budget cuts` it'll spend half a billion

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pounds. Then, the council was responsible for 372 miles of roads.

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And now, it looks after 2610 miles, a seven`fold increase. How timeshave

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changed. I 'm stepping back into time, to visit a grocer's shop in

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the Nottinghamshire town of Kimberley. The grocer is not here

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but the man from the council has already arrived. 125 years ago the

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regulation of weights and measures was one of the first powers given to

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the new county councils. Today we call it Trading Standards. There

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were cases in Victorian times of flour being adulterated with chalk

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dust, sugar being adulterated with sand. This Victorian`age grocers is

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the hobby of the local enthusiasts. A visit from the weights and

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measures inspector in Victorian Nottinghamshire was a big deal. And

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did they have powers? They certainly did. And people who were found to

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have adulterated food or giving short weight, short measure, were

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summoned in front of the magistrates and I imagine they were dealt with

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very severely. The scales are something of a museum piece but

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tracking down rogue traders is still as important now for the County

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Council as it was then. Libraries, social services, some schools, the

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local economy...our county councils still have enormous influence. And

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senior politicians are again talking of devolving more powers to our big

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English councils. So what's the view of the current leader of

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Nottinghamshire County Council, Labour's Alan Rhodes? I welcome

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greater devolution but I think we need to be given greater tax`raising

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powers and I think planning should be left entirely to local

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government. There are other issues like education and social care where

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we know what our local needs are. The way we shop has certainly

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changed since 1889. And maybe greater consumer choice is how our

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councils will adapt in future, in how they provide us with local

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services. Now for sport. That is only one place for Natalie to be

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tonight. She is in Leicester. Tonight this place will be a

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cauldron of noise. For the first time, Leicester fans get the chance

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to celebrate with a team that got them promoted. If the last few

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weeks, we have been on the inside. We have had an exclusive look at the

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team behind this team that won promotion. The East Midlands and now

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has a Premier League team. Leicester have taken the championship by storm

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at however they done it? LA one morning, we were given fly on the

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wall access to the training ground of the club to show the science and

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the secrets behind their success. Immediately after heartbreak at the

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play`offs last season, manager Nigel Pearson held the debrief. The major

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way we went to the pub. It was fabulous and that was when we went

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to members of staff and debriefed the positives from this season and

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discussed where we really needed to go in terms of philosophy. Leicester

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already had first`class players with tweaks in recruitment and

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innovations and sport science have been key. If everybody improves by a

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couple of percent it very quickly adds up and I think that is really

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what it is about. Each player has special drinks for before, during

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and after training and they are pioneers for a special software for

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iPad 's. Attention to detail has played a key part throughout the

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season. Their style of power and pace is no coincidence. It helps me

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in the physio room and helps Nigel and the team selection. We watch

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every team at least three times before we play them and analysis is

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done on that aspect as well. I think it is just key areas where we feel

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we need cover or improvement. They do it for the manager who keeps his

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focus by getting away for it all `` getting away from it all. It is a

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bit of escapism that it is the kind of thing I enjoy. Before that, he

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wants to win the title. They are back with the elite football for the

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first time in a decade. Tonight, Leicester play Brighton the next

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season the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool

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and Arsenal will be walking into the visiting team dressing room. Here I

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am in the home dugout. This is where they will be barking all the orders

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to the players tonight. Here is the club ambassador. It is going to be a

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great and huge atmosphere tonight isn't it? It has been a long hard

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season with plenty of attractive football and the next step is overly

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going up as champions. To actually get in the Premier League is a

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massive achievement and it has been brilliant. Tonight it is all about

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sharing that experience with the fans, the first times they have had

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to celebrate with the players? I believe it is a sell`out, which is

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what you would expect so it will be a special one that Brighton will

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make it difficult to we have to be on our toes and we do not want to be

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after the Lord Mayo's show. But the mentality that the players have had

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this season that will carry them on and there will be a special

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atmosphere but there has been a great atmosphere all season. But

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tonight it will be fantastic. Tonight Derby County are away at

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Blackpool and Nottingham Forest at home to Sheffield Wednesday. Natalie

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is back outside the stadium were some very happy fans. It has been

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outside the `` it has been about the players this season but also about

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the fans. Tonight will be a special evening for them, of course. After

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ten years it is about time to query belong in the Premier League and we

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will hopefully stay up there. What will the atmosphere be like? It will

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be fantastic. I cannot wait, it has been such a long time and happy

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days. The T`shirt is cheesy but you do not get promotion every year.

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After seven years in the dark, the curtains are about to go up once

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more at the Robin Hood Theatre in Nottinghamshire. The venue was

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closed suddenly after failing a health and safety inspection. But

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volunteers have worked tirelessly to renovate the building with the help

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of some famous friends. Our arts reporter Geeta Pendse joined the

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company for their final dress rehearsal ahead of their opening

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show tonight. He only cares. `` Here he is! It's seven years since these

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factors have been able to tread the boards at the Robin Hood Theatre `

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closed in 2007 by the County Council because of health and safety issues.

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At the time, this was a huge blow for the amateur company, but now

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they've raised enough money to reopen. It's appalling. What a waste

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of a public facility. You got a beautiful building here. It just

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needed a bit of TLC, and a little bit of money on it ` which is what

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we've given. We've brought some experience and a lot of hard

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learning, and here it is back in operation. It is not the first time

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this theatre has been plunged into darkness. In the 1950s at Felling to

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disappear and this lady who is now a company director remembers its

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relaunch in 1961. I worked backstage as an assistant stained manager so

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I'm really thrilled at the now when we reopen that I am directing the

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opening play. As well as an army of volunteers, the theatre has also

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attracted financial support from famous faces including Dame Judi

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Dench and Sir Ian McKellen. Many of whom performed here as newly trained

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actors. Everybody has put so many hours in raising money, painting the

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set, painting the front of house, blocking the car park out. There is

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so much work gone in, from so many people. The opening show tonight is

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice ` a fitting way for a small theatre

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that has found its voice once again. Curtain up now on the weather.

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This was the weather fronts yesterday which cleared away

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yesterday evening with perfect timing. As always, keep your

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pictures coming in. Behind the weather front we have seen pressure

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starting to build and so it has been much better today with a lot more in

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the way of sunshine. Still a brisk and chilly wind in that area of high

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pressure will stay put over the next few days. A lot of dry weather to

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come over the next few days. Some or cloud will come in tomorrow so we

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will lose sunshine but we are staying dry and the winds will be

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lighter and it will feel somewhat warmer. There has been plenty

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sunshine this afternoon and the showers have been fading away. We

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are staying dry with clear spells to start with tonight but the

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temperatures will take a tumble this evening and can surely quite

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quickly. The clouds will start to increase from the north and the West

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which will make the tempter in towns and city centres about five degrees

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of six degrees but in rural areas we could get to ground freezing. As we

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go through the data model we will see cloud increasing. There will be

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more in the way of cloud in the afternoon but it will be warmer and

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those of winds are will be lighter. It will be a summer story on Sunday

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where we have a fairly weak weather front heading our way. Other than

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that it will stay dry for most of the week.

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