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start to the weekend, some sunshine filtering through. By Monday feeling

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This is East Midlands Today with Dominic Heale and me, Anne Davies.

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Tonight, pride in Leicestershire, as a fallen airman is laid to rest.

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Parts of Leicester come to a standstill for Flight Lieutdnant

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standstill for Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan. He has brought

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together a whole entire community together a whole entire comlunity

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and he will be remembered as a hero and we are really, really proud of

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him. And in Loughborough, there is a

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And in Loughborough, there hs a fly`past.

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Also tonight, a teenager adlits Also tonight, a teenager adlits

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telling police a pack of lies over telling police a pack of lids over

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the Leicester house fire murders. Plus, the days are numbered for a

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city academy. It is to closd Plus, the days are numbered for a

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city academy. It is to closd within two years.

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And in the sport, the superbikes tune up for Donington Park as the

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tune up for Donington Park `s the Rams tune`up for Wembley.

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Good evening and welcome to Thursday's programme.

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hundreds of people have attdnded the funeral of Flight Lieutenant

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The 29`year`old serviceman died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan

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Earlier in the day, part of Leicester came to a

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Shops shut and crowds lined the streets to pay their respects.

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Victoria Hicks has the first of two special reports on how a colmunity

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Hundreds lined the streets, from the young to the old. They came together

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to remember Rakesh. They were very sad to hear the news but on the

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other side he died as a hero and served his country. At this young

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age, he has sacrificed his life for Great Britain and the community and

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humanity and I think this is the highest honour we can give him today

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for his last journey and so he can rest in peace. He did fantastically

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for the country and we are so proud of what he has done. Flanking the

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hearse, six friends, as the 29`year`old made his last journey

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along Belgrade's Golden mild. Most of the shops closed. An

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unprecedented display of respect for a family that has lost so much.

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unprecedented display of respect for a family that has lost so mtch. And

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a family that has lost so much. And as a private family says goodbye in

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the most public of ways, thdy say the most public of ways, they say

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they do so because it would have been their son's final wish. For a

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young man so committed to his been their son's final wish. For a

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young man so committed to hhs life young man so committed to hhs life

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in the RAF, his brother says, this is exactly what he would have

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wanted. A funeral with full military honours. We wanted to be here today

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to show our respect to Rakesh and also to show our support to his next

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of kin. Sadly cut down so young in his life, you won't be able to

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realise his career, but he will long be remembered as a true hero. From

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here, the cortege headed to Loughborough.

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The sombre, sorrowful reminder of a war being fought thousands of

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And so they came to mourn and to remember a colleague,

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a friend, a brother, a son, who died for the country he was

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As the cortege arrived, his mum kissed her son's coffin

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During the short service, Rakesh's father paid tributd to him,

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telling the congregation, we are indebted to you and the

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The chaplain, who had known him since he was 11,

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said that Rakesh wanted to lake a difference in the world and

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After the service, there was a fly`past by an RAF Hawk.

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Rakesh's cousins paid tribute to him.

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He's a hero and we are really, really proud of him.

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Sad but very happy that he lived for the 29 years that he did live to

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I was in Afghanistan a week before the accident.

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I saw how professional he w`s, saw how highly he was regarded

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by the crews that he worked with, and it is a huge loss for us all.

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The funeral service was by his school chaplain at his request.

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He felt that it was up to him to step up and do the job that he

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He felt it made a real difference to the world that

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he was doing a good thing and he was doing it with all his heart.

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For those here today, Rakesh will always be remembered

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as a man with a big heart who was selfless and kind.

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A man who everyone is proud to have known.

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Still to come, why it's the end of the road

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Plus, why this hospital thinks thhs small

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device could make a huge difference for patients, even save lives.

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A teenager charged with murdering a family of four

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in a house fire has admitted lying throughout police interviews.

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The botched arson attack in Leicester claimed the lives of a

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Today, Nathaniel Mullings s`id it was stupid

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But he didn't start the blaze and didn't even know it was going

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Sarah Teale has been at Nottingham Crown Court.

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Well, it started theatrically, with defence barrister

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Dexter Dias QC calling his client to the witness box with the words, "Mr

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He then asked the 19`year`old whether had he told the truth to

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police in two days of interviews over the arson attack on the

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Mullings replied, "I told numerous lies through police intervidws

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and it was a cowardly and stupid thing to do but I in these certain

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Mr Dias then asked him whether he had known about plans to

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firebomb the house in which Shehnila Taufiq and her three childrdn died.

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He said, "No, I didn't know but I did know there was a plan to smash

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The jury had heard the gang had meant to target

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the family home of a man who they believed had been involved

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in the stabbing of their friend Antoin Akpom earlier in the evening

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And the court had been shown some CCTV

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Mullings was asked who it was caught on camera.

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He was asked whether that petrol can had anything to do with the fire.

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It had been in his boot for several days as a precaution.

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He was asked why he'd disposed of it.

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He said he was in shock after the firebomb attack and added,

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"I was scared and I didn't want to be caught with anything on le".

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He also admitted disposing of a phone

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because he'd made numerous contacts with some of his co`defendants.

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He said when police asked hhm about it all, he was in a desperately

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cowardly state and didn't want to admit to anything that night.

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And he admitted to the jury he had previous convictions?

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In March 2009, he pleaded gtilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm.

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He was 14 at the time and it was a fight at school.

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He described it as a stupid little feud with

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Eight defendants face murder charges which they all deny.

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The trial at Nottingham Crown Court continues.

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Nigel Farage is to have his dry`cleaning bill paid

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by a protestor who threw an egg at him in Nottingham.

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Frederick Glenister admitted assaulting the UKIP leader but said

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Our chief news reporter, Quentin Rayner, was in court.

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Magistrates were shown footage of the moment on May the 1st when

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Frederick Glenister threw an egg at Nigel Farage as he was about to go

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on a walkabout and greet UKHP on a walkabout and greet UKHP

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supporters in Nottingham. They were told Frederick Glenister had not

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planned it but when he realised the party leader was in town, hd took

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party leader was in town, he took his opportunity and bought some

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British eggs. The court heard that 33`year`old Frederick Glenister was

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a man of conviction who stood by those convictions. His solicitor

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told the magistrates there was a long tradition, rightly or wrongly,

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of people throwing eggs at politicians. Frederick Glenister was

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politicians. Frederick Glenhster was given a conditional discharge for 12

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months. Magistrates told hil he given a conditional discharge for 12

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months. Magistrates told hil he had gratuitously degraded the UKIP

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leader. He was ordered to p`y 2 0 leader. He was ordered to p`y 2 0

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pounds, ?100 of which is to pay Nigel Farage's cleaning bill. But he

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says he had no remorse. Frederick Glenister, who has no previous

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convictions, was told his bdhaviour convictions, was told his bdhaviour

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wasn't acceptable even though the egg was not considered a weapon.

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The Metropolitan Police says there'll be a substantial phase

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of activity in the Madeleine McCann investigation in the coming weeks.

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The force's Assistant Commissioner says it'll be led by police

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in Portugal with the involvement of British officers.

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Madeleine, from Rothley in Leicestershhre,

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went missing on a family holiday in Praia da Luz seven years ago

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Earlier this month, British police arrived in the resort

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The number of children being discharged

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from Nottingham's hospitals overnight has nearly quadrupled in

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two years, despite bosses promising to cut down on the practice.

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921 patients aged under 15 were discharged at night

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That compares with 241 two years ago.

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In total, nearly 5,000 patidnts in Nottingham were sent home between

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The Hospitals' Trust says it always acts in the best interest

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Voting is under way in polling stations across the East Midlands.

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Along with a handful of local elections in Derby,

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Amber Valley and Bassetlaw, voters are choosing the five Euro MPs

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The result of the European election won't be

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known until late on Sunday night, after the rest of Europe has voted.

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A troubled Nottinghamshire school deemed to have

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"serious weaknesses" by govdrnment inspectors is to close.

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It was hoped a new sponsor could be found for the

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But today teachers told puphls about the plans to completely shut

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the school by 2016, as Emily Anderson reports.

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The end of another day at school, but today, the students here have

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but today, the students herd have been told their school is closing.

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And they were given the news before their parents. I'm absolutely

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furious, the fact that I'm having to learn this via a text message from

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my son! Absolutely livid that learn this via a text message from

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my son! Absolutely livid that it has been via the grapevine! While other

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parents `` why won't the parents told first? Why weren't we told at

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the same time? It's ridiculous! It was four years ago when the parents

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fought a long campaign to kdep the fought a long campaign to kdep the

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school open. It was turned hnto an academy under the guidance of the

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Trust but earlier this year, it lost control of ten schools, including

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Sherwood, because of worries about performance. In a statement, the

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executive principal of the trust said he fully understands the recent

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frustrations of parents and staff. After the decision to close the

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school was taken, the redhead school was taken, the redhe`d

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academy trust has been asked to secure a good education for all the

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students involved. The decision to transfer to the

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redhead academy trust is part of an agreement with the Department of

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Education to find new sponsors for academies. It means some pupils will

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be offered a place here at the Carlton academy next September.

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Years ten and 11 will remain here while they take their GCSEs. After

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today's announcement, many parents have been left feeling their fight

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four years ago was for nothing. A man accused of murder has claimed

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that it was another defendant who carried out the brutal attack

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in Derbyshire last year. The prosecution says three people

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beat 48`year`old Barry Smith to death before setting light to

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his body outside a club in Kilburn. James Roberson reports

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from Leicester Crown Court. Four people in all are

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on trial here at Leicester Crown Court for what occurred last October

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at this welfare club in Kilburn, where a father`of`four was `llegedly

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beaten to death and then burnt. It's claimed Vincent Aitken

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and his daughter Emma and her partner Nathan Doherty were involved

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in the murder, while Pamela Aitken But the courts heard Pamela Aitken

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had an argument with 48`year`old Barry Smith which resulted

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in her losing her job at the club and the attack on

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Mr Smith was in revenge for that. Today, 27`year`old Nathan Doherty

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in his defence claimed it was Vincent Aitken who alone attacked

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Mr Smith with a pool cue and then Nathan Doherty denies attacking Mr

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Smith himself or burning his body. All of the defendants deny all

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of the charges Next tonight,

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the new technology which it's claimed could save lives, s`ve

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hospital staff valuable time and cut Yes, King's Mill in Nottinghamshire

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is the first hospital in thd East Midlands to use a hi`tech system to

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record key patient observathons That's things like blood

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pressure and temperature. As our health correspondent

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Rob Sissons reports, they hope it'll mean shorter hospital stays

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and quicker treatment. Yes, patient notes, observations,

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never far from the patient at the never far from the patient `t the

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end of the bed and relatives really should not be looking at thdm but

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should not be looking at them but sometimes sneak a look. Herd, things

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sometimes sneak a look. Here, things are changing, and some say ht could

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save and they say it is already bringing

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big differences. Do you feel sick at all? Basic observations are input,

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including breathing rate, blood pressure and temperature. It's a lot

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quicker, more efficient. We haven't got the mess of paperwork, running

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around for notes. One, why are you around for notes. One, why are you

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in hospital? I keep falling down. King's Mill is still being closely

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monitored. They call it special measures. It is after the unexpected

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high level of death how to get out of the fastest flow.

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Just last week, four teenagers how to get out of the fastest flow.

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Just last week, four teenagdrs had Just last week, four teenagers had

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to be rescued from a stretch of the Derwent further downstream hn Derby.

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Derwent further downstream in Derby. There had been playing in the river

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and they had not realised how deep and stronger currents were, and

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became disoriented in a way, away from the bank, so they went to a

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place of safety, which was an from the bank, so they went to a

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place of safety, which was `n island place of safety, which was `n island

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they found halfway down the river. We are getting more and mord

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they found halfway down the river. We are getting more and more rescues

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from rivers. People on a dax like from rivers. People on a day like

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today is the Areva like this and want to jump into cool down. Places

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like this, keep away from the water. `` people on a day like tod`y

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like this, keep away from the water. `` people on a day like today see

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like this, keep away from the water. `` people on a day like tod`y see a

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`` people on a day like today see a river like this. I was told to then

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take one more step out into the fastest flow and it was a step too

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far. I am very heavy but the force far. I am very heavy but the force

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of the water took me off my feet but fortunately I was attached to his

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three firefighters and safety rope. But of course other people in the

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But of course other people hn the river wouldn't be so lucky. ``

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attached to three firefightdrs. He said on the phone he did that! I

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had no idea! Crikey! Still to come,

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here comes the rain again! It was heavy overnight, heavy

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this afternoon, and guess what? It will be heavy again tomorrow so

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keep your water proves handy It will be heavy again tomorrow, so

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keep your water proves handy and the umbrella on stand`by. I will be back

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in the dry with your detaildd in the dry with your detaildd

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forecast shortly. The studio is surprisingly quiet because it is

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surprisingly quiet because ht is that time again.

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Coming up in the sport, the latest on the Rams' trip to

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Wembley for the play`off final, but it's not all football this week

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It's also the biggest weekend in Donington Park's year `

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The only British round of the series this year.

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And today's the day they opdn it all up to the public.

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It is the biggest event of our year and it takes a lot of getting right.

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It is on my doorstep so obvhously always look forward to Donington.

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Even more so for me this year. always look forward to Donington.

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Even more so for me this year. What matters in sport is to allow the

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stars to be accessible to the fans. I think I've crashed on every corner

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here, so I know what not to do and now I've just got to figure out how

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to get fast! Leon is a popular boy around these parts. It is hhs home

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around these parts. It is his home track, as you saw there. Derby

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County pretty popular as well at the moment. They are off to Wembley in

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the play`off final looking for Premier League football over the

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weekend. It is a renaissance for weekend. It is a renaissance for

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them and for head coach Steve McClaren, and this, a chance that

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hangs on Harry Redknapp. He was welcomed back into England football

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and he was given the coach's job. It will be an interesting meeting.

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Well, ahead of this game at Wembley, so much attention on Derby County

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and head coach Steve McClaren. Today, the newspapers are focused on

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his relationship with Harry Redknapp. Is a great story for the

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media, isn't it? And a fairx Redknapp. Is a great story for the

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media, isn't it? And a fairy tale media, isn't it? And a fairy tale

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ending to the season. Starthng there ending to the season. Starthng there

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and ending up at Wembley as our opponents. Only a short while ago he

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was part of the coaching staff at was part of the coaching st`ff at

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Queens Park Rangers. How ironic it has come full circle. The former

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England manager, one of the most famous faces in the game, will lock

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horns in a Wembley showdown. There's a lot of pressure on Queens Park

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Rangers to go up. A lot of loney. And we all know the story. I think

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they are the favourites. I think the bookmakers make them the favourites.

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They've been in great form. Had a good run. A young side full of

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energy. A good team. Attire at the QPR press call, Harry said he did

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not regret giving Steve a route back into English football. `` today at

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the QPR press call. He was great when he was here. But you always

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knew he would work somewherd and knew he would work somewhere and

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when the opportunity came. That was the understanding and obviotsly

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the understanding and obviously Derby, it was a job he couldn't

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resist. I'm looking forward to a cup of tea and a big hug at the end, no

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of tea and a big hug at the end no matter what happens. Now the talking

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is over, Steve McClaren is on the brink of one of the richest matches

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in football and a return to the Premier League.

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So, Derby County, superbikes. Plenty of other sports news as well! Lets

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give you a round`up. A new addition give you a round`up. A new addition

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to the Leicester City team sheet. The fans favourite Martin Btzza

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The fans favourite Martin Buzza Lasky has agreed a new one`day deal

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as the club get ready for lhfe Lasky has agreed a new one`day deal

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as the club get ready for life in as the club get ready for lhfe in

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the Premier League. `` one year the Premier League. `` one xear

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deal. In Nottingham, they are gearing up to welcome some of the

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best cyclist in the world, `s gearing up to welcome some of the

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best cyclist in the world, as the city plays host to the milk race

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this weekend. 60,000 turned out last year and Ed Clancy being among the

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men taking part, it promises to be quite an event.

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The crowds are out to here at Donington. Not for me! For people

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like this man. We have adopted him even though he is French. Do you

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regard this as your home tr`ck even though he is French. Do you

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regard this as your home tr`ck now? Definitely. I'm only about 20

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minutes down the road. So for me it is very much feeling like a home

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race. We have fans supporting and coming at the weekend so I feel at

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home here. You are sitting well in the championship. How do you

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home here. You are sitting well in the championship. How do yot think

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the championship. How do you think it is going? We have some strong

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races. It has gone well. Two wins. So it is going well. Competitive and

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So it is going well. Compethtive and there's a lot of fighting going on,

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so the first top five riders are very close. You've had a mixed time

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after that dramatic high side. Yes, it was going well until I r`n out of

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talent! And then irony hurt myself. But, yeah, when conditions are

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talent! And then irony hurt myself. But, yeah, when conditions `re hard

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like this and tricky, a loss of water, then a smaller `` small

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water, then a smaller `` sm`ll mistake is very costly. But so far

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things are working well. We see you here on the podium at Donington?

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things are working well. We see you here on the podium at Donington I

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here on the podium at Donington? I hope so. There are many British

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riders and they are not going to make it easy, that's for sure! Thank

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you so much for joining us. Despite the accident, very much one of our

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own, and looking to get on the podium here at Donington Park. And

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it's going to be a big weekend podium here at Donington Park. And

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it's going to be a big weekdnd all it's going to be a big weekdnd all

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around for sport. The Wembley around for sport. The Wembley

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build`up is all tomorrow. It's a huge weekend for sport.

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In all sorts of respects. As we hand over to the weather, we havd

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In all sorts of respects. As we hand over to the weather, we have been

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getting reports from Lincolnshire Fire Rescue Service, who say a

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number of properties have bden flooded in South Lincolnshire in

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just the last few hours. These just the last few hours. These

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pictures were taken by Andrdw in pictures were taken by Andrew in

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market deepening. He says hd took market deepening. He says he took

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them at the height of the storm Areas of Bourne also suffering from

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Areas of Bourne also sufferhng from the downpour. It seems to be

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Areas of Bourne also suffering from the downpour. It seems to bd the

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south and east of our region which has been particularly affected, so

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that there's that out. A lot of water there! Crikey! Let's get the

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latest. Yes, you are right, particularly

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fantastic storms and rainfall, and we are expecting further rahn

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fantastic storms and rainfall, and we are expecting further rain and

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we are expecting further rahn and heavy, scattered showers throughout

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the day tomorrow with the chance of some thunder again. So a warning for

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heavy rainfall remains in force for the rest of the season becatse

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heavy rainfall remains in force for the rest of the season because of

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standing water and localised flooding, so something to bd

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standing water and localised flooding, so something to be aware

:26:21.:26:23.

through the next few hours. Through the day, we actually had sole

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through the next few hours. Through the day, we actually had some fairly

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the day, we actually had sole fairly decent dry weather to start. The

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rain started to move in at `bout mid`afternoon time with particularly

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heavy rain out towards the East. mid`afternoon time with particularly

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heavy rain out towards the Dast As heavy rain out towards the Dast As

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we go through the next few hours, we had the risk for some heavy,

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thundery showers. They start to clear away for time this evening

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clear away for time this evdning before we see another band of

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showers pushing through again, before we see another band of

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showers pushing through agahn, with showers pushing through agahn, with

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the risk of the odd rumble of thunder, so further heavy rainfall

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expected and minimum night`time temperatures of 10 degrees. First

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thing tomorrow morning, the best of the dry weather will be out to the

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East tomorrow as we continud to have East tomorrow as we continue to have

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these showers rolling in ovdr these showers rolling in over

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Leicestershire, Derbyshire `nd even Leicestershire, Derbyshire `nd even

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Mansfield, so if you are in Nottinghamshire and out towards

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Lincolnshire, you should sed dry Lincolnshire, you should sed dry

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spells, particularly in the afternoon, and some long spells

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spells, particularly in the afternoon, and some long spdlls of

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afternoon, and some long spells of sunshine. If you are lucky to get

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the sunshine tomorrow, we're sunshine. If you are lucky to get

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the sunshine tomorrow, we'rd looking the sunshine tomorrow, we'rd looking

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at highs of 17 or 18. The low pressure is with us Friday hnto

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pressure is with us Friday into Saturday and that is set to bring us

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further heavy rain and, you guessed it, thundery showers! So if you are

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heading to Wembley or staying here, be prepared, as it is looking rather

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unsettled. But briefly improving by bank holiday Monday.

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I'm glad you said that! It has been a conveyor belt of wetness! A lovely

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