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in Ukraine. That is all from the BBC News at six. It is goodbye from me

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

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Tonight, an early`morning tremor rattles our region. Did the earth

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move for you this morning? If it did, you would have felt the

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earthquake which rocked Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Elaine's online hunt for her dad, missing since she was Abeid ``

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missing since she was a baby. I only have a picture. I would love to meet

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him, it means the world to me, just to meet him. How this Easter kicks

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off our multi`billion pound tourism industry.

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And I'm out hunting dragons and damsels in distress. Find out why

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last winter the wettest one on record, is still having an impact on

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our insect population. Good evening. Welcome to Thursday's

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programme. Once again the East Midlands has experienced a

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significant earthquake the strongest quake to hit the UK this year. There

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have been several tremors the region in recent years. This one, with its

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epicentre in Rutland, was among the biggest, with a magnitude of 3.2.

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Hundreds of people took to social media to report that the earth had

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moved at around 7am this morning. It was as Sarah Teale reports quite a

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wake`up call. The peace and tranquillity of the

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Rutland and Leicestershire countryside was rocked just after

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7am. This was the cause. An earthquake, measuring magnitude 3.2.

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Rhian Ivory and her family said it sounded like a lorry had crashed

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into their bungalow at Oakham in Rutland. It felt like the war was

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shaking behind me and there was a thundering in my chest. It was the

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sound and vibration as well. The combination was quite a big event.

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My eldest one thought it was a bomb, it was that loud. I heard

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rumbling sound and it shook my bed. The epicentre was at Oakham and

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originated 2.5 miles underground. Many took to social media afterwards

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including former rugby union player Austin Healey, who tweeted, we've

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just had an earthquake in Oakham. The house was shaking for ten

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seconds. Tremors were felt up to 28 miles away. It felt like an impact,

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like an explosion. But without the sound. Or something hitting the

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house, rather than rumbling or shaking. A bit like a massive lorry

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rumbling through the village. It was a strange feeling, a strange sound.

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I knew it was not quite right. In a quiet location you never hear that

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sort of thing. The last significant earthquake hit Market Rasen in 2008,

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with the magnitude of 5.2. That caused damage to many houses.

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Earthquakes are not that uncommon in the UK. The British Geological

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Survey says it has reports of about three every year in this country and

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it says it will be investigating the cause of this latest one. They

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occurs as a result of the adjustments that the geological

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structures make to the wider stresses that the UK experiences,

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although we are not close to a neat plate boundaries we do experience a

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slight squeezing as a result of mid`Atlantic Ridge. There is no

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pattern to earthquakes so there is no way of predicting when the Earth

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will move for East Midlands as again.

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Still to come, the Bank Holiday whether. Will Sara have anything

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earth`shattering to report? It might beat egg shattering rather than

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earth shattering X marks the first half will be fine and dry, but if

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you are planning an egg hunt, hide a few indoors!

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Next tonight, new research has identified a worrying slump in the

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economic recovery of one East Midlands city. There has been a big

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increase in the number of businesses in Nottingham said to be in critical

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financial distress. It is the construction industry that is really

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struggling. Our political editor John Hess has been looking at the

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figures. What has been going on? This is a real turn up. All the

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recent political talk has been to talk up economic revival. Only

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yesterday we were reporting an increase in unemployment in this

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region. That was against the national trend. This survey that

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covers the first quarter of this year shows that Nottingham's economy

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may be spluttering as well. That is also against the national trend. The

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problem seems to be in the city's construction sector. There has been

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a 16% increase in business this facing financial problems. It is

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four times higher than the rest of the Midlands. These figures come

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from Begbies Traynor. Its businesses to rescue firms that go bust. Are

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its findings are cause for concern? In the past the East Midlands has

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been a better performer compared to the rest of the country, so any

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slight weakening in that position can be over exaggerated. As we sit

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at the moment I am not seeing any particular worsening compared to

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everybody else, although strangely enough our figures show that

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construction has been a problem. Looking at it from the point of view

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of maybe being caused by bad weather. At bad weather has been bad

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around the country and maybe worse down south. Is it all jammed to the

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weather? Remember from last summer there was the ringing endorsement

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from the lens new governor of the back of England, Mark Carney. Let's

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see what he said. This is a bellwether for the UK economy. It is

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in regions and `` it is in regions such as this and industries such as

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those that will determine the course of the recovery. Soap is a case

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bellwether or lost sheep here I should mark the organisation that is

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responsible for regenerating our economy, the Local Enterprise

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Partnership, it accepts that growth is not even and said that inevitably

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there would be some challenges to overcome. It says it has published a

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special plan on the construction industry. Let's hope it is

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waterproof. Police searching for a soldier who

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went missing as he tried to swim across a river in York have found a

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body. 18`year`old Tyler Pearson from Nottingham was last seen in the

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River Ouse a fortnight ago. It is thought he went into the river

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voluntarily during a night out with a group of friends. The body has yet

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to be identified. His family has been told of the discovery.

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47`year`old workman has been treated hospital after falling from

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scaffolding in Derby this morning. Members of the Health and Safety

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Executive have been at the scene near The Spot in the city centre.

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During the incident this morning the man, who has not been named, fell

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about 15 feet onto a wooden platform. He suffered multiple

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injuries, non`thought to be life threatening.

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In Nottinghamshire woman is using social media in a desperate attempt

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to find her long lost father. Adele Greenacre was 11 weeks old when her

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dad went missing in Nottingham. Thousands of people have shared his

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photo on Facebook. Our social affairs correspondent Jeremy Ball

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reports. Adele has been searching all her

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life, searching for the dad she never knew. It is 35 years since

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Derek Greenacre went off to work and simply disappeared. The search was

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publicised in several national papers, but Derek has never been

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found. He got up one morning, kissed my mum and me goodbye like every

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other day, and did not come home. There was not one sighting of him or

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one phone call and I need an answer. Even if it is, I don't want to know

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you, I needs an answer and to what has happened to him. Do you think it

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will ever happen? Excuse me. I hope so. But hope is not enough, so now

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Adele is sharing an appeal on Facebook. This old photo of Derek

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has been shared more than 20,000 times. Today, another message from

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someone who thinks they might have seen him. There is a bloke who fits

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the description, sits on his own, drinks Guinness, he would. But the

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strongest lead has come from a charity worker, who found his name

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on homelessness register. It had the same date of birth and it said my

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dad suffered a mental breakdown 35 years ago. The information we had

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got, he was sent back to Northampton in 2011 are so I went up there and

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had a wander around the pubs showing his picture and thought, if he is

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about surely everybody has a local. After 35 years of searching for

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Derek, you can see that Adele is determined not to give up hope. Now

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she is hoping that new technology can finally solve this mystery.

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Let's hope there is good news for Adele. Markets are great place to go

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forth fruit and veg but market traders in one Nottinghamshire town

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have told councillors to keep their hands off their stalls. Mansfield

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District Council is considering moving all of them onto one site and

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cutting the number of days the market runs. The council says it

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wants to make the market busier and more vibrant, but some traders fear

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it could spell the end of their businesses. Tom Brown has more.

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We have a campaign going to support the local market. We would

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appreciate it if you would sign the form. It is an issue that has got

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people talking. What should happen to Mansfield's market? It runs

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Monday to Saturday across two sites but the council is considering

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should the stalls be moving from here on Westgate into the main

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marketplace, and should be reduced from six days a week to just three

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or four. We have been here for 57 years. We would be devastated to

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move. It is nice. Most of shops like as here as well because had

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character to the town. We will lose our business because the days they

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are taking off our hour days and we want them to build on what we have

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got. We are successful market town, let's stay that way. The Saturday

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market attracts more than 20,000 visitors but earlier in the week and

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`` it can be just half that. The council says the falling footfall

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sparked the consultation under the changes could breathe fresh life

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into the market. You will find it hard to find markets that are open

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six days a week. Regarding moving stalls, a lot of shops, that is how

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they keep people interested. There will always be a Mansfield market.

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Another local councillor says the market should be made even bigger.

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We are lucky in this town to have a market on six days a week. With the

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industry that has gone from round here we should be announcing to

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people that Mansfield is open for business. Market stalls have lights

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`` lined the streets here since the 13th century and many traders have

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had the businesses for generations. This town has a proud tradition and

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the consultation has attracted more than 3000 responses. This photo

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shows the Westgate market more than 50 years ago. Today's traders hope

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that this year is not its last. The consultation ends tomorrow.

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The funeral of the Leicester author Sue Townsend will take place at De

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Montfort Hall on May the 2nd. The creator of the teenage character

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Adrian Mole died aged 68 after a short illness. Relatives are asking

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for donations to be made to the rainbows children's Hospice in

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Loughborough and to the/wards of Leicester Royal Infirmary.

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The Peak District is to become the first national park in the UK and

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only the third in the world to have its trail is viewable on the

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Internet. Walkers will soon be able to see such sites as the Derwent

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Dams and Monsal Head viaduct along with some of the famous rock edges

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popular with climbers. The same technology was used to record an

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online tour of towpaths running along the region's canals.

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People in Leicestershire are fighting hard to keep open a tourist

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attraction which has an uncertain future. The county council is

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considering downsizing the museum at Snibston discovery are near

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Coalville. Locals are fighting the plans. They claim losing it will

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cost the area millions of pounds `` Snibston Discovery Park macros

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Snibston Discovery Museum. It is a busy day as the children raise a

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Mini using magnets. Staff and volunteers want to raise the profile

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of the museum in the hope it will not close. Leicestershire County

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Council has launched a consultation on the plans. Campaigners say the

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proposals are free to complete. We feel it is a sham consultation. The

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decision has been made and it looks like they are determined to push it

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through. Despite that we will fight on. If it is not saved a small

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mining Museum will be built on the site and much of the land will be

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sold off for redevelopment. Visitors are not happy. The thought of

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closing it is catastrophic. We haven't been outside yet. There is

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something for all ages including adults. It is fantastic. What would

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you think about it, if it closed? It would be upsetting for a lot of

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people. Lots of people enjoy this place. If they closed it I would be

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upset because I do like this place. Campaigners are worried about the

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knock`on effect for Coalville. Economically we are talking of the

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loss of over ?4 million a year in terms of tourists' revenue, people

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coming to the museum and spending in the local area. Leicestershire

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County Council says all of its services are facing cuts and it

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can't afford to spend ?900,000 a year subsidising the museum which

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has falling visitor numbers. The consultation is due to finish in

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June. If these proposals are proved this museum will be demolished and a

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new mining museum could be up and running by as early as next year. ``

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with these proposals are approved. The concern over the future of

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Snibston comes as tourism chiefs predict a healthy rise in the number

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of visitors coming to our region. Tourism in the East Midlands and is

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worth more than ?4.5 billion and generates nearly 100,000 jobs.

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Traditionally this is the weekend when tourism really gets going.

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So Easter bank holiday weekend ahead. What are you going to be

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doing? We are going to Nottingham Castle. Then we are going to play

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minigolf. We will go to Bradgate Park for a walk. Maybe the

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embankment and Wollaton Park. The push is on to get you through the

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doors or into the grounds. Just how much is tourism worth here in the

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East Midlands? Well, as these figures show you, it is a

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multi`billion pound business, right across the region. How healthy is

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tourism in Nottinghamshire at the moment? Most of our attractions seem

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to be reporting excellent visitor numbers, so that can only continue,

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especially when the weather is as good as it is. Here are the numbers

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of jobs tourism creates. Or generates. Across our three

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counties. And these are the numbers of tourists each year sampling the

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attractions of the East Midlands. We are looking at local attractions to

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see what there is to do. To make the most of the place we live in. And

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hopefully have some good weather. And the weather is the reason

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tourism bosses are expecting a 10% increase on Easter last year.

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We are spoilt for choice, aren't we? Indeed we are. Beautiful spring

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weather there. Still to come, was our winter too wet for waterborne

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insects? Yes, a charity asks for your help to monitor the health of

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countryside favourites like the dragonfly.

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Another beautiful creature, a rare sighting now, like the dragonfly.

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Angela is in the studio! You are sweet talker X macro

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Leicester City have dismissed as laughable transfer speculation

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involving the club. Nigel Pearson admits he has targets in mind for

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the Premier League next season but they don't include any players being

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named in the press and with four games to go there is the small

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matter of the Championship title to be secured.

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Promotion already secured, now they have set their sites on the title.

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If results go their way, and win over QPR would see the Foxes crowned

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as champions. In football it is about winning things and the players

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recognise they are in a good position at the moment. It would be

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nice for everybody associated with the club to finish the season at the

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top. Especially for the fans to see us lifting the club at the end of

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the season, it would mean a lot to them as it would to others as well.

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Hopefully we can do that. A play`off spot is Derby was my aim

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and victory this weekend will secure it. Easter weekend is always a big

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weekend for promotion and relegation is a waffle play`offs. Two results

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are probably the two two results of the season, we can cement our

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position in the play`offs. Forest's hopes are fading fast. No

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winning 12 and five points off the play`offs. It is an uphill task.

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There is a gap now, whether there is something to play for. Every time

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you walk on the pitch we owe it to the club to perform to the best of

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our ability. Four games left, still everything to play for. All set`up a

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cracking Easter weekend. Notts County will have midfielder

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Josh Vela for their relegation battle until the end of the season.

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Bolton Wanderers has said he can extend his deal at Meadow Lane.

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Mansfield Town are looking for a late run for the play`offs, taking

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on Accrington tomorrow, aiming for their fifth win on the trot. There

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is full match commentary on what is shaping up to be a massive Easter

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weekend on your BBC local radio station.

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History was made at Meadow Lane last night as a crowd of more than 1500

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watched Notts County Ladies play their first ever game in the Women's

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Super League. It finished 1`1, quite a result as they were up against

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Arsenal, the biggest name in the women was my game. Jeremy Nicholas

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was there. Impressive keepy`uppy skills by the

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turnstiles, but Notts'challenge is to keep up in their first season.

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It's really good. To have women's football at Notts is a great step

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forward for us. 1523 were there to see Notts' historic first game in

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the Super League. Five Live Sports Extra listeners heard them take the

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lead through Jess Clarke. The Notts fans were from a broad church,

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cheering their team in the line of duty. Really enjoyed it. I'm

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surprised how skilful the players were. I did not know what to expect,

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but it was quite good, quite good passing. We are leading, so that is

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even better. It's fantastic that the crowd also into it as much as the

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men's game and nice to see a lot of the men supporters here as well,

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singing the songs and getting into it. 53 minutes gone and an equaliser

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for Arsenal but otherwise a great night. A big crowd, everyone happy.

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Arsenal pushed hard for a win and Notts had to hang on. Their

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supporters lifting the noise to see them home. So it has finished all

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square, Notts County one, Arsenal one. Not a bad start to the season

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for Notts. Raby playing Champions League footballer Meadow Lane. ``

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may be. I got as engrossed with the game as I would any other game. They

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are strong women, do you know what I mean? They are tackling, playing

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just like the men would. All respect to them. The second half it was a

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different game. They scored early on and got us on our heels, but we came

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and drew with Arsenal and we will take that. Fantastic tonight. It was

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a hard game, it always will be against Arsenal. When you get to 70

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or 80 minutes, the crowd are amazing and it keeps you going. A decent

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start for Notts County. My favourite moment of the night was when moment

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member of the crowd shouted at the ref, "Silly boy!" You don't get

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language like that in men's football!

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Rugby, a big name for Tigers tomorrow night. They face Quins at

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the Stoop. Leicester want to take maximum points to snatch second

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spot. And secure the all`important home tie for the semifinals. We are

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comfortable to go anywhere and try and win so if we have to go away, we

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will go away and that is the punishment for not being as good in

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the early part of the season as we should have been. That is all sport.

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Here is how you can help a few damsels in distress. The Canal and

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River Trust is warning that the wettest winter on record could have

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a lasting impact on populations of dragonflies and damselflies. The

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Trust is asking people to help monitor the insects as part of its

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annual Great Nature Watch. Carol Hinds has been to the Grantham Canal

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to do a bit of insects spotting. On a sunny day, it can be hard to

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remember the damage caused by the winter floods. As the days get

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warmer, the Canal and River Trust is examining how well species such as

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dragonflies and damselflies have survived. Dragonfly nymphs, their

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juvenile stage, they spend a lot of time in the water, up to two years,

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so they could have been washed away during this very wet weather. The

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Grantham Canal in Hickling in Leicestershire is just the sort of

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place where the dragonfly and the smaller and more delicate damselfly

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flourish. The Grantham Canal here is beautiful. There is lots of reeds,

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which are an important habitat and that helps support the invertebrates

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which live under the water. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest

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along here. It really is important for wildlife. The Canal and River

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Trust's Great Nature Watch is running from now until September. So

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if you live near a river or canal, reservoir or even if you have a

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garden pond, they need your help. Go to our website or download our app,

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which we have, the Great Nature Watch app, and you can look at the

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different plants and animals you can find along the canal. We want people

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to record them and tell us what they have seen when they come out for the

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day. Information from the survey will help the Trust to improve the

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habitats of plants, animals and insects found along our waterways.

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Beautiful. The sharp eyed amongst you may have noticed those pieces

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were not filmed today, because it was a bit grey. Underwhelming, as we

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said at lunchtime. Are things going to improve? It is nice to start off

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with sunshine but it did change through the daytime and

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with sunshine but it did change through the daytime we had a weak

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weather front with us. If you just take a look a bit further ahead to

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the coming weekend, if you have plans, and you would like to do

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anything outdoors, the first couple of days, Good Friday and Saturday

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will be the better days of the weekend. Remaining fine and dry with

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some sunshine. As we head towards Easter Day and Easter Monday, there

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is the likelihood of a fair bit of rain coming in. We have had our week

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weather front sinking southwards throughout today, losing the lovely

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clear skies first thing. It was the king of times to produce the odd

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spot or two of rain but it has been a weakening front and it is starting

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to pull away towards south. The skies have started to clear across

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northern parts of the country. We will start to see the temperatures

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dropping as well, turning into a chilly night tonight. Temperatures

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in the towns and cities around 3`4 Celsius. In rural areas, just above

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freezing. There is the chance of a slight grass frost starting to form.

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We will start off with quite a bit of sunshine tomorrow morning. And I

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stay in store for Good Friday. One thing you need to bear in mind, a

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bit of cloud in the afternoon, a north`easterly breeze and that will

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make it feel that bit cooler across the East Midlands. Daytime

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temperatures down by about 2`3 degrees compared to most of this

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week. 12 Celsius is the maximum for Good Friday. Temperatures start to

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pick up on Saturday. Around 14 Celsius. But there is going to be a

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fair bit of cloud with us and the cloud increases further into the

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afternoon. Maybe a bit of brightness around. That will make it feel

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slightly cooler still, despite the fact it is a dry day. For Easter

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Day, if you are planning an Easter egg hunts, try to get the eggs

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outdoors for the kids, it will turn wet. This is 11am. It is always to

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`` it is always dangerous to say that because it is subject to

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change. It is going to produce some heavy rainfall through Easter day.

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Partly on Easter Monday as well. We might see brightness, although it

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will stay showery at times. Make the most of the first half. And Easter

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egg hunts inside as well as outside, for safety. The earthquake, Zak has

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said I have just seen your report on the earthquake in oak and

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surrounding areas. In Spain, where I live, we get stronger than that

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10`15 times a year. Impressive that you are watching us from Spain! Have

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a great bank holiday weekend. See you later. Goodbye.

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