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missing. That's all from the BBC News at Six - so

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A teenage girl?s dream is changing the lives of hundreds of African

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children. The orphanage she built with the help of family and friends

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and supporters. This is our home and we love it.

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The orphan boys being fostered into the community. And how AIDS is

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creating a generation of lost children. Coming up. A motor racing

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legend as the new formula E takes root at Donington Park.

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This is an orphanage home to 35 girls aged from 21 to seven. That is

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Mercy who looks after everybody but the whole thing was started five

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years ago by Alice. Euro`macro there was so many orphans and girls at

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risk so we have gone from strength to strength. It is a platform for

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change giving the girls a second chance in life and most important

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thing is it giving them an education and then they are given the choice

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and the freedom for development. These girls only came four days ago.

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They have never had anything of their own before and were never

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given the toys they did not know what to do with them. They do now.

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We are proud because she gave us everything we need. The girls are so

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happy to stay here and they forget they are orphans. What difference

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doesn't make to be here for their future?

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They know they have a bright future. They go to school and they know they

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will finish school and they... It is likely many of the girls would

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never have left this area. Thanks to a new joy in their lives, they are

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using their singing skills to make big changes. It isn't just the girls

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that are being helped. Is that you? There are just as many boys orphaned

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as well. We felt we wanted to do something for them. The government

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won't allow orphanages to be mixed sex so we decided the best thing to

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do was to give them safe keeping and get them adopted or fostered by

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elderly widows in the community. This is one of the backyards were

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eight boys have been fostered by a widow. Say hello. Don't they look

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gorgeous? It is fantastic, they get family life and there are brought up

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in the ring community. Martha gets a small income because she is very

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very poor. All of the children we have met are the lucky ones because

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AIDS is sweeping through this beautiful contact `` consonant

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leaving in its wake a generation of lost children. `` consonant. Lots of

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the parents of the children coming through now have died of AIDS and

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the children are left to be looked after by the grandmothers who are

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frail, old, no in come themselves and they are trying to take in six

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or eight children at a time. We had to consider whether we took the

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girls with HIV. There was no option. If we didn't, they would have died.

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They had an opportunity to get treatment and now the fit and

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healthy. AIDS impact on life here in every way, it is a drain on the

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labour force and government expenditure. Its greatest impact is

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on the children. If they're not born with it, that parents would have

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died from it leaving a generation to fend for themselves, earlier than

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they ought to. Those who are negative should remain negative and

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those positive should be assisted with drugs but the main aim is those

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negative to remain negative. That is down to education.

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Yes. It is all about education. Alice

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joins me now. It is so important. Yes, education is the key to change

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and we have powered through that. We are running a volunteer foundation.

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Facilitating greater change in the education system where we are

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building to educate thousands of children. We have had continuous

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amazing support from Leicester. We have spent some time with them,

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amazing guys. They have come out here and in ten days they have built

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practically a school. It is their story tomorrow so don't forget to

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join us for that. There are beautiful voices behind me, the

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girls from the school `` orphanage, the song is their desire to be

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educated. See you tomorrow. For now, from Africa. Bye`bye.

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You're watching East Midlands Today with Geeta Pendse and me,

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Bombardier celebrates one hundred and seventy five years

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of train making in Derby and looks to the future.

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We are chugging away into the weekend. Warm sunshine on the way.

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Find out how hot it will get later with me.

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Campaigners have been targeting the high street store Next

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Union members are calling for the retailer to pay

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In March the company, based in Enderby in Leicestershire,

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It was a peaceful protest this morning but there was a big

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message. Pay workers are living wage, that is the amount someone

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needs to cover the cost of living. It has been put at ?7 65 an hour

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outside London. People want quality jobs, they want to have a decent

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quality of life and they are making huge profits, over 700 million this

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year so why can't they pay a decent wage and provide decent housing bust

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up low pay, low hours, it impacts on the communities. Where the shops

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are, the stores, these have a major impact on the communities that live

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there. Campaigners brought shares in next so they could attend?s AGM. We

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want next to become a living wage employer. There are 700 living wage

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in ploys in this country. Eight of them are on the FTSE 100 index. Next

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is a retailer and there aren't any retailers. Next employee apprentices

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on ?4 80 per hour, people in full`time work on ?6 50. It is a

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long way from enough to get by. It is a struggle for many families.

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This is an opportunity to see what they can do. No one from the company

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wanted to speak to me but they tell me the living wage is imprecise it

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varies from person`to`person. They also say they get 30 applicants for

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every store job they advertise. If the wages were not high enough,

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people simply not apply. The former Nottingham Forest player,

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Marlon King has been jailed for 18 He pleaded guilty to the charge

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in March after a crash which left King had been driving his Porsche

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on the A46 at Winthorpe The judge at Nottingham Crown Court

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also banned him from driving Reported assaults on staff

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at Leicester's hospitals have soared by six hundred percent

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in the last four years. Figures from NHS Protect show

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assaults at Leicester Royal Infirmary, the General and Glenfield

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Hospital have risen from thirty between 2009 and 2010 to one hundred

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and eighty between 2012 and 13. The figures exclude assaults where

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medical reasons, such Police have completed the search

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of a house in the Meadows area of Nottingham as they continue to hunt

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for the body of Bogdan Nawrocki. The 22 year old who was from Poland,

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was last seen in January. Officers say they've found

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nothing from this latest search. One man has been charged with murder

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and three others remain One of the men on trial

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for murdering a family of four in an arson attack was accused

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in court today of lying Kemo Porter had told the jury he'd

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had nothing to do with the fire. But under cross examination today it

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was suggested that wasn't the case. Sarah Teale has been

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following developments at He's one of eight accused

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of fire`bombing the house on Wood Hill in Leicester in which Shehnila

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Taufiq and her three children died. Today he was cross examined by all

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of the 7 other defence barristers. Yesterday the jury heard Porter

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blaming the arson attack on his co`accused 22 year old

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Tristan Richards. He said none of the others present

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that night knew that But one of the barristers said to

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him, ?What you won't accept is that you together with Tristan Richards

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set fire to number 56.? Sarah so why had they all been

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in this area at all? Well the intention it's claimed was

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to seek revenge for the stabbing of their friend Antoin Akpom earlier

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in the evening. Porter told the jury all eight of

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them had gone to Wood Hill with the intention of throwing bricks at the

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family home of a man they believed Instead he says Richards set fire to

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the Taufiq house, two doors down. He says after the event they were

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all shocked at what had happened. He says they described Richards

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as a madman for what he'd done. An operation to reduce drugs and

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violent crime in Nottingham city centre is to continue indefinitely.

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Sniffer dogs were initially used over Christmas and Easter. Police

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say there were significant falls in criminal behaviour during that time.

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The dogs will target specific areas The supermarket giant Morrisons has

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pulled out of plans to build a store on the former

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Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site. Derby's Hospital Trust says

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the historic buildings have been vandalised since

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the site closed five years ago. It's now applying for more than

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three million pounds of funding so People on a housing estate

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in Leicester fear illegally dumped rubbish is posing

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a serious health hazard. What's worse ` they say the piles

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of refuse being fly`tipped in At first glance this looks like just

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another landfill site but here, the rubbish has been dumped illegally

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on a patch of private land in People living

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on the estate say clothes, household goods and bits of old furniture have

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been lying here for weeks, I don't like the dumping everywhere.

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it is sorted out quickly.

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Leicester City Council says clearing it up isn't so straightforward.

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That's because the land is owned by a private landlord `

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and it's their responsibility to look after the site.

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We need to ascertain details and get evidence correct with the landlords

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and the landowners to make sure things have not been put there with

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the owners permission. When we have contact we can work with them to get

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look at preventative measures.

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It could take up to 28 days before the council takes further

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Until then, residents are left to enjoy

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Bombardier says jobs in Derby are secure for

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The company made the pledge as it celebrated 175 years

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VIP guests were given a tour of the factory as steam trains were

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The glory days of a by gone era inspired the future

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Bombardier marked 175 years of the city's rail heritage by bringing

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But they also released this video of the new aventra train that's

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being designed for the ?1bn Crossrail contract in London.

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It's the lightest and cheapest to operate

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It allows us to replace the previous model which was our staple. It'll

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the staple of future. They were celebrating Derby's

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train`making skills back in 1931 Bombardier are completing a contract

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and another for overground trains in the capital by late next year. The

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contract with Southern trains finishes early in 2015.

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We have a great workforce, they showed Crossrail they can beat other

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bidders. It is right we have a bidding process but Bombardier can

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win and has one. The eventual goes into service in three years time.

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Could tomorrow be the warmest day of the year so far? We will have the

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weather forecast. And an open top bus ride not for sports team but for

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an aeroengine. Time for the sport now. Colin has

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been at Donington Park. They unveiled the cards for a

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multi`million pound racing series which will run across the world

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without using a drop of petrol. This, they say, is the future of

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motorsport and it is based here at Donington Park. This may look like a

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Formula one car but it is all electric. The new formula E is based

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here in buildings sprang out of the ground in 15 weeks. They are testing

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on the tracks. It was launched and the numbers who came say this is a

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big deal indeed. It was almost a kind of madness, so many people to

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see the arrival of this cutting edge technology. An electric racing is

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coming, it is attracting big names and investment. Leonardo DiCaprio is

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one and everyone involved is lavishing praise. This is really

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important. With this heritage and it is a great message and symbol. We

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are in Donington Park, we know what that means and we can look at the

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future of motor racing. The reason for the praise is the transformation

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to hatred to you for all teams. Donington Park is the heartbeat in

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what they hope will be the next big thing. It is a huge team effort on

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behalf of all of the staff at Donington. The constructors and

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designers. It is lovely. This is the start of something new. Millions

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investing `` has been invested. Next, the racing. That is in city

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centres across the world starting in Beijing in September. It has to be

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the future of motorsport. With the noise issue and pollution issue it

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has to be the way to go. These seeds we are planting today will be part

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of the future. As if the sheer numbers were not a number `` enough,

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look at one of the investors in the team. Four times world champion now

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involved in formula E. What brings you here?

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In fact it is a long story because I was looking at the development of

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this from five years ago. I wanted to leave something new. We are all

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stressed because we don't know what is going to give. It is not just

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racing. It will be racing from the first year with the cars but also a

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big technical developer and for the future. It is interesting.

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Donington Park is hugely exciting, people think of 1993 and that race.

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Do you remember that? I will always remember this place,

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for sure. It was the first time we had an agreement with the weather

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forecasters and we were all the time at the opposite of what we should do

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and... I finished on the Po Jim and it was not too bad. It was really a

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nightmare. The anniversary is poignant, and

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also the winner died. Memories everywhere. When you are

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part of this history and especially later on, every time you go to a

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track or you meet somebody you have some souvenir, it is why formula E

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is something completely new. We want to be part of it. We have the

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passion and the technology and it is interesting.

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15 weeks to build this. I would like to build my new house

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in 15 weeks like this! I could not believe they were able to do it. And

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also in the right way. We can invite people and show the technology.

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A positive pleasure. Thank you and welcome to Donington Park. A proper

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splash here at Donington Park. How exciting. Staying with moving

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vehicles. If we mentioned open top bus tours, you would think

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footballers and Leicester city victory parade. And the Rams

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possibly in a few weeks but today crowds in Derby were cheering a bus

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containing a team from Rolls`Royce. And the first of thousands of

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engines, engines to help secure the firms future. Setting off from its

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production area and Rolls`Royce?s huge works in Derby, the star of the

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show. The first production of the engine on its way to the Airbus

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plane factory in France. It has taken eight years for plans to

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produce this, the fastest selling civil large jet engine ever. It is

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such an important engine for Rolls`Royce, 1600 have been sold or

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body with thousands more planned. The design team are on the open top

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bus. This is number one of 4000 engines

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we will produce. It will be a great success for Rolls`Royce and for the

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local economy and the world economy. The bus which took Torvill and Dean

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around Nottingham 30 years ago added to the excitement.

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It has been a pleasure, one of the better days.

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Amazing, an incredible journey. Fantastic.

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To see the engine has been such a buzz. And to see all of these

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people, overwhelming. Hopefully, you saw the Spitfire

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coming up and down, that if the heritage of the company. We build

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the worlds best gas turbines and this is the first one that is going

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to be delivered down to add bus. With the Rolls`Royce Spitfire to

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wish the engine well, the number one was on its way to Toulouse from

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where it will fly later this year. A great day for Derby. Now, the

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weather. A lovely day today, more warm sunshine to come over the next

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few days or so. Things are warming up quite nicely. These guys have

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been enjoying the sunshine, the one on the left is a somewhat sharper!

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More pictures on our Facebook page. They are Peregrine Falcon is nesting

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on top of the University. Keep your weather pictures coming in as well.

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Things are warming up quite nicely. We didn't do too badly today, 21

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Celsius. We will beat that temperature tomorrow, the hottest

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day of the year so far, 22 perhaps 23. A similar story on Saturday as

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well. Things will cool off slightly towards the end of the weekend.

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Things are turning more unsettled. High pressure dominating the scene

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at the moment. It stays put into tomorrow and a weather front coming

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in by the end of the week. Not a lot in the way of change for the rest of

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the day. We stayed dry, clear spells and fog forming. We have milder air

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across as all ready, despite the clear spells and the light wind,

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temperatures holding up. Tomorrow morning, a bright start again, the

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mist will clear away, the sun gets up, sunshine through the morning,

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Cloud building into the afternoon, not wall`to`wall sunshine that some

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long spells of sunshine and light wind. 22, possibly 23 Celsius. A

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similar story on Saturday, dry, sunshine, temperatures up to 22

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degrees. We will start to see a breakdown occurring later on Sunday

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turning more showery. Not bad for mid`May. It is more like June. Join

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me for the late news. Goodbye. at the European elections

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on May the 22nd. even though that would wreck

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the recovery and destroy jobs.

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