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

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Tonight: No one's to be disciplined for turning away a stroke vhctim

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from hospital. The 89's `` the 89`year`olds treatment... Hd died

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later. Also tonight, the defendant tells the trial he was not the

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person who set house to a fire `` fire to a house but he named the man

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who did it. Plus, another twist in the battle for the wind terl by

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who did it. Plus, another twist in the battle for the wind term by. And

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the battle for the wind terl by And the injured veteran preparing to

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step back 70 years. Welcome to Wednesday's programme.

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First tonight, the NHS has now offered an apology but stroke victim

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John Mallalieu's family insist offered an apology but stroke victim

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John Mallalieu's family insist they won't accept it. The 89`year`old was

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turned away from a stroke unit even though his delayed ambulance

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turned away from a stroke unit even though his delayed ambulancd was

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just three minutes away. It turned out that some members of st`ff

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out that some members of staff thought the unit was closing for the

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weekend. Mr Mallieu's daughter says, as a result, he was carted `round

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as a result, he was carted around Nottinghamshire like cattle on a

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needless detour. As our health correspondent Rob Sissons, reports

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the NHS investigation decided systemic problems were to blame so

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it wouldn't be right to discipline any individual health workers. This

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was a medical emergency in this village. Mr Mallalieu had a stroke

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and needed to get to a spechalist unit fast so why did it take

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and needed to get to a specialist unit fast so why did it takd the

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confirmed the Ambulance Service involvement started at around four

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o'clock. The 999 call was made involvement started at around four

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o'clock. The 999 call was m`de and o'clock. The 999 call was made and

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nine minutes later, a lone paramedic arrived. The control room should

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have organised a double crew ambulance but didn't. Then, the

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stroke unit at Kingsmill agreed to axe the patient. Nearly an hour

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later it arrived. Then the ambulance patient and get him to hospital. Mr

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Mallalieu died a few days l`ter patient and get him to hosphtal Mr

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Mallalieu died a few days later. The widow told me she cannot accept the

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apology and it should never have happened. The NHS has changed

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happened. The NHS has changdd procedures.

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Well, earlier I spoke to Silon procedures.

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Well, earlier I spoke to Simon Cook, from The Stroke Association in the

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East Midlands and asked me how crucial timing is when treating

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stroke patients. Well, it is absolutely essential that if people

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are experiencing any symptoms absolutely essential that if people

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are experiencing any symptols of the stroke they receive assistance. A

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blood supply to the brain is disrupted and the brain is not

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receiving the usual supply of blood camcorder damage to the brahn. The

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more damage that can potentially be done to the brain and can rdsult in

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done to the brain and can result in a more severe stroke. What `re the

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a more severe stroke. What are the consequences if the stroke patient

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is not treated? Stroke can be devastating. A third of strokes

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result in the person dying. That is one person in every ten and a half

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minutes. As stroke damages the brain, the brain controls all of our

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bodily functions so individuals brain, the brain controls all of our

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bodily functions so individuals can be left with a myriad of

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disabilities as a result of a stroke. Crucially, how do you spot

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the signs? I'm hoping many of the viewers will be familiar with the

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fast test. Look couple face, arm, speech, and any of those feds then

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speech, and any of those fees then phone 999. People can look out for

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numbness on one side of the body, disturbed or blurred vision in one

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or both eyes, a sudden fall of confusion. If you experience any

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or both eyes, a sudden fall of confusion. If you experiencd any of

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confusion. If you experience any of those things, treated as an

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emergency and phone an ambulance. There is more information on The

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Stroke Association website. The Fire Brigades Union says it may

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consider a legal challenge over plans which could see crews taking

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patients to hospital in ambulances. Stamford will be one of thrde towns

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in Lincolnshire to take part in a year long pilot project. From July,

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firefighters will drive new ambulances to transport patients.

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Union officials fear that crews will be kept from responding to fires, if

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they're transporting medical emergencies.

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A woman whose home was infested by rats has been moved to another

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house. Mary`Anne Gibbard from Leicester says the problem started

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seven months ago. The rats gnawed through her ceiling, chewed on her

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belongings and urinated on her worktops. Mary`Anne said her life

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had become a living nightmare. She's now been moved to another flat by

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Leicester City Council who are Leicester City Council who are

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working to get rid of the rodents. The hunt for the body of Bogdan

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Nawrocki has seen officers searching a house in the Meadows area of

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Nottingham. The 22`year`old who was from Poland, was last seen hn

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from Poland, was last seen in January. The Meadows is the second

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area of the city to be searched by officers investigating his

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disappearance. One man has been charged with his murder and three

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others remain on bail pending further enquiries.

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Still to come: Another giant tussle over wind turbines. Campaigners win

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a landmark ruling at the Cotrt over wind turbines. Campaigners win

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a landmark ruling at the Court of Appeal. But the council says the

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turbine's staying, for now. One of the men accused of mtrdering

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a family of four in a botchdd revenge attack told the jury today

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it wasn't him. Teenager Kemo Porter said he saw who did it and named one

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of his co`accused. Sarah Te`le was of his co`accused. Sarah Te`le was

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in court and reports on a dramatic start to the defence case. The first

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day of the defence and 19`year`old Kemo Porter is called to thd stand.

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The first question the barrhster but to him, did you set fire to the

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house on Woodhill? Richards is the co`accused of

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murder, one of the gang of eight. The mother and the three tednage

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children died. Richards sat in passively staring ahead while Porter

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said all eight of them had gone to Woodhill in Leicester in tending to

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throw bricks that the house where a family lived at number 52. A

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throw bricks that the house where a family lived at number 52. @ man

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believed to be involved in the fatal stabbing of their friend. Hd said

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when they got to Wood Hill, Richards poured petrol over the front door of

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number 56, the other home, he lit it and then ran. While the court was

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shown CCTV footage of the fhre shown CCTV footage of the fire

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starting, fire and husband the Dr Mohammed defeat broke down `nd left

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the court. Kemo Porter was asked, how do you feel knowing for family

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members died? He replied, I feel devastated and extremely sorry for

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the family. He was asked, did you know Richard was going to do it He

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know Richard was going to do it? He said no. He was asked why dhdn't you

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said no. He was asked why didn't you dial my 9`iron Briton Mark he said

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every day, I wish I had but I was in shock and my instinct was to run.

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Porter was asked about his DNA which was found in a lighter found in the

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fire debris. He said he gave was found in a lighter found in the

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fire debris. He said he gavd it to fire debris. He said he gave it to

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Richards to smoke cannabis about an hour before the blaze. He s`id

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Richards to smoke cannabis `bout an hour before the blaze. He said he

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didn't tell the truth to police because Richards had later

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threatened him. Porter said he was terrified of him. He added H thought

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terrified of him. He added I thought the police would arrest him and find

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out it was me that told thel and I thought he would stab me all set

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fire to my house. All eight defendants deny murder. The trial

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continues. A mother who killed her baby

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daughter while suffering from mental illness has been detained

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indefinitely in a secure hospital. Amy Black is believed to have

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drowned seven`month`old Zoe. The police had asked for an urgent

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police had asked for an urgdnt social services visit before Zoe

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social services visit beford Zoe died but no`one was available. A

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serious case review is now underway. serious case review is now underway.

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Mike O'Sullivan reports. Amx Black's husband Jack came to

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Nottingham Crown Court today Black's husband Jack came to

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Nottingham Crown Court todax and saw his wife in the dock. Suffering from

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breathing difficulties, he had to leave before she was sentenced the

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killing their baby daughter. He is clearly upset by the whole affair.

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Again, and unimaginable poshtion. The loss of a child, the effective

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loss of his wife through thhs process, but again, in an

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unimaginable situation. 40`year`old unimaginable situation. 40`xear`old

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Amy Black admitted infanticide while Amy Black admitted infanticide while

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her mind was unbalanced after giving birth. Other cameras were at the

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medical Centre in Nottinghal birth. Other cameras were at the

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medical Centre in Nottingham last medical Centre in Nottinghal last

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year when baby Zoe was brought in. Hospital staff could not save her.

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It is believed that Amy Black drowned Zoe at her home. Shd put

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It is believed that Amy Black drowned Zoe at her home. She put her

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drowned Zoe at her home. Shd put her dobby over the garden fence into the

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undergrowth. Neighbours found Amy Black wandering around with

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self`inflicted knife wounds. The day before, she had taken Zoe to London

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in a taxi and approached the police therefore help. The judge praised

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the police officers who helped Amy Black and Zoe. Metropolitan officers

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had driven them up from London, handing them over to Nottingham

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lease at a service station. They took them home. A police Sergeant

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was so concerned, she asked social services to visit. She was told no

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one was available and visit could not be made until the next few days.

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The judge said there was nothing to alert the police officer about what

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was going to happen. It is hoped that psychiatric treatment will mean

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Amy Black can recover. Plans for a new village at the site

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of the former American Adventure theme park, near Ilkeston, have run

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into trouble. Councillors in Amber Valley have turned down a planning

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application saying it's too vague. Alfreton`based, Waystone

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Developments, wants to build four hundred houses, some industrial

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units, and small shops. The borough's planning committed says

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borough's planning committee says the developers need to do some more

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work. Unemployment in Derby and Ddrbyshire

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Unemployment in Derby and Derbyshire has fallen to its lowest level since

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2008. Latest figures show that the number of people out of work across

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the region stands at 155 thousand. That's a drop of seven thousand in

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the three months to March, and an the three months to March, `nd an

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unemployment rate of just over 6.5%. unemployment rate of just over .5%.

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Leicester City Council will decide later tonight whether to approve a

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controversial planning application controversial planning application

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for a new Tesco store in thd city. for a new Tesco store in thd city.

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The supermarket giant wants to open a new branch in Clarendon Park

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The supermarket giant wants to open a new branch in Clarendon P`rk but

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a new branch in Clarendon Park but residents say they're concerned

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about traffic and increased competition for nearby shops. Tesco

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says the site already has existing retail consent.

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After last night's report on wind turbines causing problems at East

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Midlands Airport more turbulence caused by the controversial

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structures. Campaigners fighting one near Nottingham have won a landmark

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ruling at the Court of Appeal. But ruling at the Court of Appeal. But

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the council which gave it planning permission says it can remain

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permission says it can remahn standing, for the time being. Simon

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Hare can tell us more. Good evening. Yes, here it is behind me. It

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Hare can tell us more. Good evening. Yes, here it is behind me. Ht is

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Hare can tell us more. Good evening. Yes, here it is behind me. It is on

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this farmland near Nottingh`m Yes, here it is behind me. Ht is on

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this farmland near Nottingham and it this farmland near Nottingh`m and it

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is 66 metres high, that is over 200 feet tall. The landowners here were

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feet tall. The landowners hdre were given permission for it by Gedling

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Borough Council. Campaigners opposed to it continued to fight a legal

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battle. They lost a judicial review at the High Court but last week at

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the Court of Appeal, they won their case. Planning permission for it has

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gone so today, we asked the council what happens now? There is no

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reason... After the decision has been made, if it is granted, it

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won't, if it isn't, it will. In terms of the cost of removing it,

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that will be a matter for the applicant to bear the cost, not the

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local authority. But taxpayers applicant to bear the cost, not the

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local authority. But taxpaydrs have local authority. But taxpayers have

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be left with an 80,000 bill for court costs. The solicitor `cting on

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behalf of the campaigners told me she believes this is a landmark

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she believes this is a landlark ruling when it comes to other

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ruling when it comes to othdr turbines being built in the green

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belt and it was because of concerns about the visual impact it would

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have on the area that led to many of the complaints against it. Ht

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have on the area that led to many of the complaints against it. It spoils

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the complaints against it. Ht spoils a beetle that escape. I would prefer

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a solar panel. I don't mind it. I am a fan of wind turbines. I stppose

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a solar panel. I don't mind it. I am a fan of wind turbines. I suppose it

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might be different if your view is out that way. I don't think it

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should have gone up while lhtigation should `` was actually going on.

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should have gone up while litigation should `` was actually going on It

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should `` was actually going on. It is up to the gentleman who owns it

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what he does with it. The landowners here, Mr and Mrs Charles Jones

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declined to be interviewed but they did invite us onto their land to

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show us what the turbine looks like and they say they will have further

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talks with the council to sde whether they go from here.

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Coming up ` one veteran's journey back to the place where he was

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injured 70 years ago.We meet 95`year`old Lewis Renshaw ahead of

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his journey to Italy and thd site 95`year`old Lewis Renshaw ahead of

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his journey to Italy and the site of his journey to Italy and the site of

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the Battle the Battle of Monte Cassino. And we

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are in no man's land with wdather. are in no man's land with weather.

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We are calling a truce but the rest of the week. Join me with all the

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details later in the progralme. of the week. Join me with all the

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details later in the programme. Time details later in the programme. Time

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now for sport. End of the football season now. We are turning to the

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back of Willow against leather. First cricket and an exciting week

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for our clubs. Twenty20 rettrns with for our clubs. Twenty20 rettrns with

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a new name, 'T20 Blast', and a new format. Most matches will now be

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played on Friday evenings. Nottinghamshire are set for a record

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crowd this Friday, while Leicestershire and Derbyshire play

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each other. Kirsty Edwards reports. In between all the rain we have seen

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lately, the championship is well and truly underway but things are about

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to get a lot faster paced for our creditors. `` cricketers. Nottingham

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are excited about the new competition. They put together a

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glossy promotion for what is said to be the biggest campaign yet. Looking

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forward to it. It will spre`d beat `` be spread out over three months.

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Everybody will know that Frhday night is cricket night now. We have

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the first three nights down here. The biggest appeal as the crowds.

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Playing in front of four hotses Playing in front of four houses.

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Screaming, shouting, action packed, the guys love it. The club hs

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the guys love it. The club is expecting over 10,000 at Trdnt

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expecting over 10,000 at Trent Bridge for the opening match. At

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Leicestershire, they are getting set for a big opening game with

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Derbyshire. Former England star Devon Malcolm is looking forward to

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it, a man with fond memories of both sites. I took a lot of lip `` the

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kids playing for Leicestershire. kids playing for Leicestershire.

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Regarding memories of crickdt, where you started, that is always going to

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be number one. Derbyshire gave me you started, that is always going to

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be number one. Derbyshire g`ve me my chances. When I started at

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Derbyshire almost 30 years `go, if anybody had said to me then, you

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will finish with over 1000 wickets, you would probably laugh. Ddvon

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will finish with over 1000 wickets, you would probably laugh. Devon has

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you would probably laugh. Ddvon has been at Derbyshire helping with the

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campaign. He is hoping T20 will inspire youngsters into cricket.

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2020 cricket was designed, `s inspire youngsters into cricket

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2020 cricket was designed, as you said, to encourage youngsters,

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encourage new supporters and again. Twenty20 cricket. I would cdrtainly

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Twenty20 cricket. I would certainly love to be have Twenty20 crhcket

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love to be have Twenty20 cricket when I played. Big crowds and all

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that business. So, a new format with the hope that it will blast the game

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onto the whole new audience. Before the T20 stance, there have been some

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county championship matches today. What a win for Nottinghamshhre.

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Despite the first day being a wash`out and rain affecting a

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further two days play, they have beaten Northamptonshire by `n

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innings and ten runs, and incredible final day for them. Derbyshire's

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match against Kent was heavhly match against Kent was heavily

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affected by the rain and th`t ended in a draw.

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Onto football and good news for Derby fans. There's no injury

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concern over midfielder Crahg Bryson concern over midfielder Craig Bryson

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ahead of the Championship playoff final. The Rams player of the year

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missed the semifinal second leg against Brighton with a bad back on

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Sunday. He missed the celebrations but Bryson's injury has improved

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greatly, which gives Head Coach Steve McClaren strong options for

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Wembley all across the midfheld And Notts County striker Jimmy

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And Notts County striker Jilmy Spencer has signed a two`year

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contract to stay at Meadow Lane The 22`year old scored five goals for

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the Magpies, and was an intdgral part of the team that completed

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the Magpies, and was an integral part of the team that compldted the

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Great Escape, by avoiding relegation Great Escape, by avoiding relegation

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on the final day of the season. As the country gears up to

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commemorate the events of any Danny was part of the great

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written junior team who won a historic medal at the Europdan

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historic medal at the European Championships today. That is great

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news for us. Don't go away with. Championships today. That is great

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news for us. Don't go away with. We want to talk about Derby Cotnty The

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tickets are selling well but only season`ticket holders and a general

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sale on Saturday. It will bd season`ticket holders and a general

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sale on Saturday. It will bd a sell`out. Yes, they reckon they have

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sold over 15,000 already. Stch sell`out. Yes, they reckon they have

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sold over 15,000 already. Such a big day for all the fans and we will

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have big coverage next week. We have pieces all next week in the build`up

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to the big Wembley game so really exciting stuff for Derby fans and we

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will be across it all throughout the week. Very busy time. Now, for

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something completely different. As the country gears up to comlemorate

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the event of the great War, equally bloody and historic dates from the

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Second World War are in danger of being overshadowed. But this weekend

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a few of the remaining veterans who fought in the Battle of Monte

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Cassino in Italy 70 years ago are returning ` some for the first time.

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Among them a 95`year`old army Among them a 95`year`old army

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veteran from Newark going back to the battle ground where he was

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severely injured thanks to the Big Lottery Fund. James Roberson

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reports. I put the medals in here. Packing

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I put the medals in here. P`cking for a memorable tip, Lucas Renshaw

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prepares not only his medals and close but also a hat full of

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memories. Lewis was almost 26 in 1944 and working with artillery when

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he and the massed Allied forces came up against the impregnable

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stronghold of Monte Cassino just south of Rome. It took four months

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to dislodge the German forces south of Rome. It took four months

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to dislodge the German forces that the total of 75,000 casualthes on

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the total of 75,000 casualties on both sides. Lewis was terribly

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burned after stepping on a lind but survived. The lads were shouting,

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survived. The lads were shotting, Lewis, there is little shed from

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you, go for it. I went for ht Lewis, there is little shed from

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you, go for it. I went for it and Lewis, there is little shed from

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you, go for it. I went for ht and it was attached to the shell. I was at

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hospital for over two years. I had grafts, face blasted and couldn't

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grafts, face blasted and cotldn t see or hear and burnt by Saddam.

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Now, he wants to see against where so many comrades did not survive. ``

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and burnt right down. I want to go to Monte Cassino itself and that is

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important to me and also most important is the cemetery. Lewis 's

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son Keith and younger son John are going to Italy as well. I think he

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realises this is probably the last time with two sons that he can go

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and afford to go to the place where he was blown up and I think it has

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stirred things to make him start thinking more of those times and I

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am very proud of my dad and so is John. The highlight of the trip for

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Lewis and the other few remaining veterans will be a 70th annhversary

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veterans will be a 70th anniversary service next Monday in the shadow of

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the Italian mountain which cost so many lives.

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What a remarkable story. It is. Right at the end of the war. OK, now

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it is whether time and hoping for good news still.

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Right at the end of the war. OK now it is whether time and hoping Yes,

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but at the moment, I will show you a picture of a rather menacing funnel

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cloud that attended to form over Rockland yesterday, captured quite

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nicely by Andrew yesterday. The atmosphere was poised for stch

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atmosphere was poised for such conditions, a lot of unstable air

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and wind`chill and different directions in the atmospherd

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directions in the atmosphere correcting

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will pick up more cloud. Slhghtly cloudy skies, not so much sunshine

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cloudy skies, not so much stnshine but it will stay dry and there

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cloudy skies, not so much sunshine but it will stay dry and thdre will

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but it will stay dry and there will be a lot of warm weather around as

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well with temperatures up under the height teams. This is the s`tellite

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picture from today, more cloud in the afternoon but staying dry

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throughout tonight. We will start to see the low cloud filtering in

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through the early hours of the morning, a little

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Hampering a British recovery and harping on about climate change.

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It's time to get out, it's time to get...

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It's almost 20 years since we won Eurovision,

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We need to hang out with Europe, share a coffee,

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The EU are getting honest British bangers to move aside

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Europe is holding us back, making us pay...

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..vastly reasonable prices for all the much better goods

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