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firepower in military exercises. That is all from the

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This is East Midlands Today. Tonight, the researchers who may

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have found the key to unlocking a vaccine for breast cancer.

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They could break ground in the most aggressive forms of the disease. The

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key is to personalise the treatment to each individual patient for

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breast cancer. Also, our `` a father tells the court that the death of a

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man by Abdul on his land plagues his mind every day.

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Plus, the website helping people find out more information about the

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fallen from World War I. And we meet our Eurovision contender

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from Leicestershire. It is all a bit of a bowler. I am not taking it all

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in. First tonight, experts have

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described it as putting together one of the world's most complicated

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jigsaws. There's still a lot we don't know about breast cancer.

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Another piece of that jigsaw has been discovered here in the East

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Midlands. Yes, it is the culmination of five years' work involving

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Nottingham's two universities and local hospitals. Our Health

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Correspondent has more. This could open the door to new

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treatments, maybe even one day a vaccine. For the first time, the

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role of a specific gene has been uncovered. This is part of a bigger

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jigsaw. This gene predict the prognosis for the patient. This gene

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is associated with how fast breast cancer cells grow. 2000 breast

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tumour samples were analysed. The gene affects 10% of all breast

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cancers. It is involved in an aggressive form of the disease. But

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it tends to be more responsive to chemotherapy than some others. This

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painstaking work has taken five years. It has involved two

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universities in Nottingham. Paying for the research involves an army of

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fundraisers. This woman supported the charity. Her breast cancer is

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incurable. We need more personalised care for individuals so they are not

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under stress. Each individual will get their own type of treatment. The

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evidence seems to suggest there are many types of breast cancer. That is

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one of the challenge of fighting against the disease.

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This cancer specialist sees the latest findings as promising. He has

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already seen cancer survival rates double over ten years. We have now

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reached a plateau. The key is to personalise the individual treatment

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for breast cancer. Experts are now looking at ways of taking this

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forward. This has been a big piece of work.

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How would you sum up its significance? This is about looking

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into different types of cancer to try to improve survival rates.

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Breast cancer is the second biggest cancer killer amongst women.

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A farmer has told a court he thinks every single day about a man who was

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killed in a field by his cattle. Paul Waterfall from Nottinghamshire

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is accused of causing the death of a walker through manslaughter by gross

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negligence. 63`year`old Roger Freeman died after being attacked

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four years ago on a public footpath in a field owned by Mr Waterfall.

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Today, 39`year`old Paul Waterfall gave his own account of the events

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at his farm. One evening in 2010, he was alerted that someone had been

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hurt by his cattle. This couple had been walking on a public footpath

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across the field when they were allegedly attacked by a bull.

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Despite the cattle charging in a panic around the field, he ran to

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the body but could see that Mr Freeman was dead. The woman was

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injured but survived. The farmer told the court that he and his

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family are ever so upset at what happened. We think of her every day.

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Our house looks out onto the field. We are constantly reminded of what

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happened. The court also heard Paul Waterfall's account of two previous

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incidents also involving the same bull. He is accused of manslaughter

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by gross negligence because the prosecution claim that he knew the

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bill had attacked electricity engineers on his land twice in the

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six weeks before this death but had done nothing about it. However, Paul

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Waterfall told the court today that it was never made clear to him that

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the bulll had attacked the engineers, nor did he receive any

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complaint from the electricity company. When the second attack

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happened, even not on the farm at the time, nor did he learn of it

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until long after this death. Paul Waterfall agreed that witnesses

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including the widow described being attacked by a ball with horns. But

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the animal which was put down the night of the death had no horns. The

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defence believed this could be a case of mistaken identity. Paul

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Waterfall denies the charges against him. The trial continues next week.

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People sleeping rough in Nottinghamshire are ten times more

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likely to suffer from tuberculosis and twice as likely to end up in

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A Those are just some of the findings of a study by two

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charities. The report has found what it says are shocking levels of poor

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health and an imbalance with the rest of the population.

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The two homeless charities which dropped the report say it is one of

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the biggest local studies of its kind. 350 interviews were carried

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out across Nottinghamshire. Keith is now in a Framework hostle after more

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than two years living on the streets which left him with pneumonia and

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brittle bones. If you're really properly, you have to go to

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hospital. There is no doctor will have you because you are of no fixed

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abode. I went from 11 stone down to five and a half. Because you're not

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eating properly. You don't know where your next meal will come from.

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You are always cold. It is not nice. Findings were presented to an

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invited audience. They were told that of the 74% that reported mental

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health symptoms, only 31% had a diagnosis. Homeless people are ten

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times more likely to contract TB. More than a quarter had to use A

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over the last six months because of the difficulty in registering with a

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GP. It was surprisingly number of physical problems. 65% had at least

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one physical problems. The average number of physical problems was 3.2.

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The report calls for the needs of the homeless to be included when

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health care services are commissioned. The commissioners need

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to take note of the different voices, the different needs. And not

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think that all people are the same. People have different needs. They

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need to do some research and find out more and take that into account.

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But with Framework fitting a cut of almost ?3 million in its county

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council grant, the charity says it will be tough just maintaining its

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existing services. A seven`month old died from head

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injuries. His father was jailed for manslaughter. Before the death, an

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emergency protection order was turned down in court.

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More than ?1 million was taken off criminals by Derbyshire Police in

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the last year under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The act gives police and

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other agencies the power to take criminals to court to recover the

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money made by committing crimes, such as drug dealing or selling

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stolen property. Latest figures show that almost ?20,000 a week in cash

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and other assets have been removed from offenders in the last 12

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months. Next tonight, a warning that new

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businesses wanting to come to areas of high unemployment are being put

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off because old industrial sites are being used for houses instead.

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Nottingham North MP Graham Allen says creating new jobs in

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disadvantaged areas needs to take priority over new housing. He made

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his comments today at a conference aimed at getting people off welfare.

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Let's find out more from our Political Editor.

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Here's a puzzle. How do you attract new manufacturers and businesses to

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an area of high unemployment, and where finding jobs used to be easy,

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when former industrial land, is being eaten up for new housing?

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That's the worry of this area's MP, Labour's Graham Allen. He says 98%

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of land in his Nottingham North constituency is now taken up with

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housing. That's high. So where are the sites for new businesses and the

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job opportunities they bring with only 2% of land available? It

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worries him and those looking for work. Nice people, good housing...

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Jill Scott was born and brought up here. He believes the community

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deserves better. She has ambitions for her daughters and an area of

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Nottingham which has struggled. There are some problems with

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domestic violence. That goes from generation to generation and

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sometimes. Some people don't have the access to good role models. It

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can be tough. Nottingham has clusters of outer estates which have

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become a byword for disadvantaged. Lack of jobs, low educational

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attainment and low esteem. We feel isolated. We need to find a way of

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reducing the cycle of unemployment and increasing aspirations. Breaking

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dependence on welfare and creating a culture of job is what Graham Allen

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is trying to achieve your. And to get the main party leaders to sign

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up to it to. There are many places which have been hard`hit by the end

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of manufacturing. If we can get the vision necessary and built in skills

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and jobs, we will have lessons to teach the rest of England and the

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UK. The talk is the easy bit. Shaping policy for all parties to

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sign up to is the battle ahead. In June, the Business Secretary

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Vince Cable and the Cities Minister Greg Clark will be among senior

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politicians that'll be coming here. The hope? That they can reach

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cross`party consensus on giving future generations on similar

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estates to this much better job and life opportunities, and break the

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dependency for some on welfare. A man whose lies forced a pub to

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shut has been given a community order. Joshua Bonehill`Pain from

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Yeovil in Somerset made up an internet hoax about The Globe in

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Leicester. The 21`year`old claimed it had banned British armed forces.

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The story wasn't true, but it quickly spread on social media. The

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pub had to close temporarily after receiving threats that it would be

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fire bombed and staff beaten up. The largest mobile ride in Europe

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has been installed in Derby's market place. The Star Flyer stands 68

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metres tall and takes 24 passengers up a tower, then spins them round at

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30 mph. Special lighting at night means that it will also be seen for

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miles around when it is in full flight.

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Thousands of East Midlands war dead have no place on any memorial.

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That's the belief of the man behind a big virtual memorial for World War

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One casualties. The Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour went live

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last summer. It's already helping to improve our understanding of the

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conflict's impact on the county. This man was a lamb scored when he

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was killed. His name didn't appear on any memorial. Now his great`niece

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is helping to ensure his sacrifice is remembered. I worked on the

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memorial in Kimberley and I could not understand why he wasn't here.

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Then I heard about this council project. I thought that was my

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chance so that he would not be forgotten. Nottinghamshire Great War

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Roll of Honour went live last summer. It holds 17,000 records

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relating to World War I casualties. The second phase of the project

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allows the public to upload their own knowledge of family involvement

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in the war to the resource. There are many more great work casualties

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than previously thought from Nottingham. It has always been

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assumed in 11,000 people from Nottingham lost their life during

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the great War. Since this phase went live and we have had time to do the

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arithmetic, it has become clear that that figure could be 13,000. His

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name might not appear on the memorial in his home town, but the

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ultimate sacrifice that Herbert Smith and others made is finally

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being recognised. It is great. Wonderful feeling. To think that he

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is there and other people can see him. He will always be there. Now

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the sport. With the Championship title in the

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bag, you could forgive Leicester City for putting their feet up. Not

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a chance. The Foxes go to Huddersfield tomorrow still wanting

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to break the 100 points barrier. Hoping to help them achieve it is

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long serving midfielder Andy King. Our reporter has been finding out

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what this season has meant to him. Andy King as a goal machine. Season

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after season, he has been hitting the net. No other midfielder in the

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history of the club has scored more. He truly is Leicester City royalty.

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After coming through the Academy, Andy King has spent seven years as a

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professional with the club. No one is more delighted about their title

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successful stop it was a brilliant night. We have come close on several

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occasions, but to finally get over the line all by ourselves was

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brilliant for us and the fans. Andy King has had to be patient this

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season for his chance to make it into the starting 11. I am delighted

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that people like Andy King will get a crack at playing in the top

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league. Premier League football is coming here next season. They have

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already secured the title. But Andy King says there is still more to

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play for in the final two games. We want to get as many points as we

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can, hopefully over 100. We want to end the season on a positive note.

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To have won the league and achieved promotion is great, but we want to

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finish in style. Whatever happens in the next couple of games, Andy King

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can be very proud of his journey. I would not have changed anything. To

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have had the setbacks makes this even nicer. I will never forget this

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season. So Leicester City aren't relaxing.

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And neither are Derby County. They will have home advantage in the

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second leg of their play`off semi final, that's guaranteed. But

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there's no sense at all that they can ease up for the last two games.

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They're in form, and they want to stay in form.

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When you consider the start of the season, their current position is

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nothing short of remarkable. There is no hint here that they are taking

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their foot off the pedal. I hope they don't start doing that because

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we will be in trouble. You can't switch it on and off in any sport.

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Derby have no less than eight potential opponents for their

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play`off semifinal. They are not expressing a preference. It doesn't

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matter who you are playing, it will be tough in the play`offs. Everybody

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wants to be promoted. It will be hard. They say the fans will play a

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massive part in what is to come. The crowd will be so important. We have

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to get it over the line on Saturday. We will be at home in the second

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leg, no matter where we finished. The clear plan is to maintain their

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intensity. Are five games between Derby County and another trophy in

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the Cabinet. So to Nottingham Forest, who we

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featured last night. As we said there, still in with a chance of

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making the play`offs after back to back wins but do need other results

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to go their way. They face Bournemouth tomorrow and caretaker

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manager Gary Brazil believes team changes have made the difference.

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We have put our heads above the parapet and means of all decisions.

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It is important we don't get carried away. We want to make sure we do the

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same thing on Saturday. I expect the players to give everything for this

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football club. It is a privilege to play for them.

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As for Notts County, it is going to be a nail`biting weekend as they

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take their battle to avoid relegation right down to the wire.

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It is so tight at the bottom of League One and a real challenge to

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focus on their own performance. The permutations are there. At the

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moment, we are in good form. We have the backing of the fans. We are in a

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good place. And Mansfield Town take on Torquay.

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Full match coverage of course from all those games on your BBC local

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radio station. In snooker's World Championship,

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Mark Selby needs four more frames to see off second round opponent Ali

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Carter. Selby had taken a nine five lead but Carter won two frames at

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the end of the morning session to stay in touch. They resume in a few

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minutes. It is live on BBC Two. In basketball, good luck to

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Leicester Riders who have a two`legged play`off quarter final

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this weekend. They are away at Cheshire Phoenix tomorrow night and

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then home on Sunday afternoon. The home game is at Loughborough

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University. Riders, remember, defending their play`off crown.

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Nottinghamshire's director of cricket has been named as England

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selector. The sport has been very busy!

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With just over two weeks to go till the Eurovision Song Contest, it is a

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busy time for one Leicestershire singer, who just happens to be

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representing the UK. Molly Smitten`Downes will perform in

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Copenhagen in front of millions of people worldwide. Our arts reporter

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went to meet the 27`year`old ahead of her last official gig before the

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big night. I have been tired of this thinking.

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I have tried it out by drinking. The newly unveiled video for the UK's

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Eurovision Song Contest entry, written and performed by Molly

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Smitten`Downes. Amongst the many special moments so far has been

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reaction back home in Leicestershire. My parents were over

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the moon. And my 92`year`old grandmother. She was not bothered

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about the national TV or anything like that, but when they announced

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it at the Bingle, she was so happy. `` bingo. Molly has been writing and

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singing for years. It was after being chosen by the BBC introducing

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radio show that she was picked for four Eurovision. It has been no

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quarrel when. My feet have not hit the ground. I am not taking it all

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in. The last time we won and Eurovision was 1997, Katrina and the

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waves. Do you feel the pressure? In a way, that makes it easier! But I

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am in it to win. At the same time, I feel like I am winning already. In

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January, nobody had heard of me. Now, 180 million people will hear a

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song that I have written. She has a string of high`profile interviews

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before heading out to Copenhagen. She will be desperate to avoid the

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dreaded nil points. She plans to make the most of every moment.

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She is lovely. I just hope she does well. It is a fantastic tune.

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There is some decent sunshine this weekend, but also plenty of rain.

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Let's talk about yesterday. If you look behind me, you will see this

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final cloud. `` funnel cloud. There could be the potential for some more

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with unstable air tonight. A good deal of fine, dry and sunny weather.

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We have had outbreaks of rain with us as we have gone through the

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afternoon. It will continue to be an unsettled evening. There will be the

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potential for some thunder. For a time, it will be dry through the

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night. Perhaps allowing some fog to form. It will be mild. From the

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south`west, we see the next area of rain. This will be with us on

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Saturday morning. It should be cleared by lunchtime. Behind it, it

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is dry and fine for a time. Then we start to see some sharp showers

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developing. Saturday will be breezy with a south`westerly wind. Fewer

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unpleasant in the sunshine. Are high temperature of 14 degrees.

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Low`pressure is causing the unsettled conditions at the moment.

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That will continue to give us sunshine and showers, potentially

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the odd thunderstorm. Also some long, sunny spells to be had on

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Sunday. Not bad over the weekend. Low`pressure buffers for the new

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week. It could be warmer as we go into Tuesday. My advice to you for

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the weekend is to have your umbrella handy and try to avoid those April

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showers. Send as your photographs of the weather.

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We will see you for the late news. Goodbye.

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