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European election results. That's all from the BBC News at Six -

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

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Tonight, a terrified sex abuse victim is told that her attacker's

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Keith Williams Keith Williams was given five life sentences.

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Also tonight: Nottingham police offer $1 million for Malachi's

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murderer. An exclusive report. Plus the

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multi`million pound make over of Nottingham Castle but can it really

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become a world`class tourist attraction?

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And how the letters of a Nottinghamshire soldier written

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during World War I and have inspired a playwright 100 years later.

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First tonight, a woman who was abused by the same man over

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an eight year period says she's now living in fear all over again.

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Keith Williams, who was given five life sentences at Derby Crown Court,

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has just been told he's eligible to be released from prison.

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His victim says the people who took that decision should be held

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The local paper called him a beast when he was jailed 15 years ago. It

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is a description of Keith Williams at one of his victims agrees with.

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This is a monster. It's not a man. He is not just a paedophile. He is a

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rapist. He is violent. He is evil. He is just a monster. During his

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sentence, he managed to get threatening messages to Joe. He will

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say things like, tell her I'm working out at the gym, as if to say

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that I'm getting stronger. Tell her I'm coming. Tell her this isn't

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over. But today, the authorities confirmed he has been ruled eligible

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for parole. They say a robust risk management plan will be in place and

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he should be released within the next two weeks. The abuse took place

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over several years at a pub here on the edge of Swadlincote in South

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Derbyshire. It has since been demolished and since Williams was

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convicted, Joe has been trying to rebuild her life. But she says

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knowing that he is now eligible for release has made her fearful of the

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future. He will not be able to contact Joe or even enter an

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exclusion zone of about 20 miles around Swadlincote. But that hasn't

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put her mind at rest. You are not talking about a law`abiding citizen.

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You are talking about a monster, who lives by his own rules and believes

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in his own lies. People need to be aware so they can stay vigilant and

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stay safe because this man is very dangerous and whoever is responsible

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for releasing him, well, they will be accountable when he re`offence.

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The parole board says it only releases visitors ` chav... That is

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not a view shared by Jo. East Midlands Today can reveal that

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detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Nottingham,

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are going to offer They're looking for a fugitive who's

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suspected of murdering the teenager, Lo`Andre Palmer was named

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in court as a member of the gang that killed

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him. This exclusive report from our Two years on, one of the suspects

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are still hasn't been caught. That suspect is a man who grew up and

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went to school in Nottingham. The police believe he is now in hiding

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in Kingston, Jamaica. It is the country where he was born. Now,

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detectives are offering a reward of 1 million Jamaican dollars, more

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than ?5,000 for information leading to his arrest. This is a murder of a

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young man that was assassinated in a car park. It is really important

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that, for the benefit of people in Nottingham, but specifically

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McKenzie's family, we will bring everyone to justice if we possibly

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can. Police in Jamaica have already tried to find the man in response to

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an international arrest warrant. Detectives he believed he was part

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of a gang that killed McKenzie. His friend has already been found guilty

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of firing a gun. He will serve at least 34 years in jail. You simply

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cannot support and help people who are taking guns on to the streets of

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Nottingham and shooting people. They are shooting people dead. We feel

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that Palmer has questions to answer in the court and a jury will decide.

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The reward for his arrest is a substantial of ` sum of money in

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Jamaica, a real incentive for someone to turn in him.

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The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire and Rutland has

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lost a High Court battle against a Leicestershire council.

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Sir Clive Loader took legal action over proposals to build four

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4,000 new homes in Lubbesthorpe, claiming there wasn't enough money

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Today, the High Court ruled in favour of Blaby District Council.

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The authority will now be able to start the work on the development.

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A skin cancer charity says that almost a thousand pounds has been

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raised so far following Derby County and Burton Albion's matches

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Fans applauded for one minute during both games,

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in support of the BBC Radio Derby presenter, Colin Bloomfield.

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He's being treated for stage four melanoma.

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An accident and the discovery of a rare protected species caused

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major disruption today on one of the busiest routes in Derbyshire.

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The A38 was closed for several hours this afternoon, after a van collided

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with other vehicles on the southbound carriageway at Coxbench.

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Meanwhile, White Claw crayfish have been found in a brook

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They'll have to be removed before improvement works can be finished.

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Still to come, could Nottingham become the king of the castles?

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Many tourists find the existing Castle distinctly under`whelming.

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Now, though, money's on offer for a major transformation.

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Next tonight, what will the result of the European elections mean

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That's the question on the minds of party managers tonight as they plan

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their campaigns for the crucial Newark parliamentary by`election.

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Tonight, the candidates from the main parties are going

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head`to`head in their first election debate since UKIP's Euro victory.

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Let's join our Political Editor John Hess, who in Newark.

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Good evening. In an era of spin doctors and targeted texts and sound

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bites, it is good to know there is still scope for the traditional

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hustings. It's a public meeting at which the public can throw questions

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at the candidates who aspired to become the next MP. Tonight, we are

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at Arsenal academy school and the candidates of all the main parties

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are there and soaring questions from members of the audience. It has been

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organised by the local business community and for the candidates, my

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goodness, they need to think on their feet. How do you do? You need

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plenty of stamina in politics and raw just ` Roger was again on the

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election trail today. He wants to be the next Westminster MP for new work

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and was campaigning today. Is this Nottinghamshire constituency right

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for him? Nigel Farage is due in a constituency later this week and has

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been anxious to get briefing from some of his Euro candidates. The

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seven bit is in Rushcliffe, is it? It is. Defending a 16,000

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Conservative majority, today, Robert was joined by Alan Duncan and Mark

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Spencer. They were leafleting and canvassing in Bingham. And here is

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why the Conservatives are nervous about this by`election. In the

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European election results for the new account she with council area,

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UKIP polls just over 10,000 votes had the and Labour. UKIP have a

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majority of 386 over the Tories. Could that result be repeated a week

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on Thursday? After UKIP's Euro success, there is something of a

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purple haze over the East Midlands. When it's left by the time the

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photos in the constituency turn back to the polls?

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Chris, the Chambers has been one of the organisations behind the

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hustings this evening but what questions other public asking? Local

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issues, the local hospital, the railway but also some bigger issues

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like energy policy, the local Polish community. Why is it important that

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this type of event still takes place? It's good for people to come

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along and hear straight from the horses mouth and get cancers. It's

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important. ` get answers. This hustings is going on until eight

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o'clock this evening. Why not pop down?

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In the interests of fairness, here is the full list of candidates.

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A defendant in a murder trial has admitted helping to move a body.

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But he says he knows nothing of how the man died.

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Barry Smith was fatally attacked outside the Kilburn welfare club

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Vincent Aitken, the club's former steward,

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has told a court he didn't witness the assault, nor does he know who

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At Leicester Crown Court, four people are on trial for what

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occurred in October last year outside this welfare club, where a

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48`year`old father of four was allegedly beaten to death and his

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body satellites nearby. It is claimed Vincent Aitken, his daughter

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and her partner were involved in the murder and Vincent's wife Pamela is

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accused of assisting an offender. Prosecution said Pamela and Barry

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had an argument which resulted in Pamela losing her job and Mr Smith

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was attacked in revenge. Last week, Nathan Dougherty claimed Vincent

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Aitken had attacked Barry Smith and that he, Dougherty, had only helped

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him move the body and later burnt Vincent's clothes. But today,

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Vincent said he had found Nathan Doty standing Barry Smith's bodied

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but hadn't seen if Dougherty or his daughter had been involved in any

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Vincent admitted helping to move his Vincent admitted helping to move his

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body although he said he couldn't remember how Mr Smith's phone and

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later got into his pocket weather patterns and clothing fibres

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recovered were from his clothes or how Mr Smith's bodied later came to

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be burnt, despite alleged evidence from his wife that he told her he

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had done it. You killed Mr Smith: Didn't you? No, said Mr Aitken. All

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of the defendants deny all of the of the defendants deny all of the

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charges and the trial continues. A Leicestershire hospital,

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which first opened its doors Ashby

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and District Hospital has 16 respite But the building needs almost

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a million pounds worth of repairs. This afternoon the local clinical

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commissioning group decided to shut it down and use the money saved to

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treat more patients in their homes. It is better for the people of our

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speed to get care where they needed. If we are looking at basic care that

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can be provided in people 's own home, we know people recover quicker

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at home. It allows us to focus our other resources on hospitals where

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they need hospital care. It enables us to focus our resources where

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people needed most. Nottingham has

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a brand`new television channel. Notts TV started broadcasting

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at four clock this afternoon. It's a commercial station covering

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greater Nottingham and is owned by a consortium made up of the

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Nottingham Post, Nottingham Trent University, and two media companies,

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Confetti and Inclusive Digital. It will include local news,

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and programmes about Nottingham. The channel's being broadcast

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on Freeview Channel 8. Sexual Nottingham's historic castle

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make over, transforming it into a make over, transforming it into a

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world`class tourist attraction. Reform bill rioters stormed

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Nottingham Castle, torching it and getting it. Just part of its rich

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past. In its 1000 year history, this place has been a Norman castle, a

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mansion and a museum. But does it really cut it as a tourist

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attraction? No. I came about ten years ago and it hasn't changed a

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great deal. It's not as castle like as I would have imagined. They need

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to be more interactive elements, for the children to have a better

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experience. Now a Heritage lottery fund boost of ?13 million could help

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to transform it. It has come a long way and has come a long time to get

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here. It would be great for local people, for tourism and will improve

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the economy by ?77 million. We expect to bring 20,000 children to

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hear every year. They are planning to open up the caves below.

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Robin Hood is well known around the world. So is Nottingham Castle.

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Let's make it work for Nottingham. There is much to be done to secure

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the grant and the full ?24 million of funding. If they do, the

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castle's rich past could secure a prosperous future.

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Coming up later in the programme: A soldier's letters from the trenches

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inspire a new play. The second minute is based on the

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correspondence between a mother and her son in World War I but...

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Coming up a look back at Derby's heart`breaking day at Wembley,

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Here they are, two European Championship Silvers.

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How good does it feel to have those in your hand?

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The last two weeks have been amazing. The girls have done so well

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at the Europeans. Our junior boys have done so well. To finish it off

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with two Brits on the podium on Sunday in the last event, it was a

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great week. Let's look at the performances. We had a standout

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vault from you in the team competition. The highlight was the

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great to come back from a poor start. We had a difficult start.

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There were a couple of mistakes in the first two rotations. We needed

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to pick it up and I was happy to do that fault. I managed to stick my

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routine on the high bars. It got the rest of the team going. Going into

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the floor, we had some incredible scores, three scores over 15.

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Finishing off on the pommel horse, there was a world record. It was

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amazing to even get back into contention. Speaking of the high

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bar, that is your individual event. One of the favourites fell at the

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beginning. Did that affect you? I was trying to go out there to do my

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big Mike ` big routine. Football is ugly and cold

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sometimes. It was an insanely cruel day for Derby County and their fans.

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It is just heartbreaking. They played with pride and we did not

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deserve it. I feel physically sick. Gutted. Broken hearts. I don't know

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how long it'll take to get over it. 120 million and a place on match of

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the day snatched away with just ten until full`time.

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including Jonathan Greening, Matt Derbyshire and Ishmael Miller.

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Cycling's Milk Race could be back in the East Midlands again next year.

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The prestigious cycling event drew crowds of sixty thousand on Sunday,

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See you again at 10:25pm. That's it from us for now. Goodbye.

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