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at a boys' school in Rochdale. That's all from the BBC News at Six.

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It's goodbye from This is East Midlands Today with

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Dominic Heale and me, Anne Davies. Tonight: Cash rewards to help the

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NHS find new nurses. Parents do hundreds of miles per week ferrying

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around their children. And concern over jobs for adults with learning

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disabilities. Good evening. Welcome to tonight's programme. First, the

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hospitals offering cash rewards to their own staff to solve a nursing

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problem. The Stamford and Peterborough Hospitals Trust has

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been to Italy, Romania and Spain to tackle a shortage of nurses. Now its

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own workers are being offered a reward of up to ?350 if they can

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find suitable recruits. Our health correspondent Rob Sissons reports.

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They have tried many things to find nurses and have even gone abroad.

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The latest idea is to offer cash incentives to current staff to find

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help. If you were a member of staff you would receive ?200 if someone

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you find was taken on. If they were still there for 12 months you would

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get another ?150. There were mixed views on the streets. It is not a

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good idea, no. It seems like a valid way to do it. You should not just be

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in it for the money. There is the 14% unfilled vacancies rate at the

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trust which means many places vacant. Will the trust have the

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money? It is a concern but one of the big advantages of filling the

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vacancies is we do not have to ask agencies to provide the nurses.

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Agency nurses are at a premium cost. Some say it is the real cost. To

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attract staff nurses to hospitals we need investment in their key

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development. These are key factors to keep all of staff that you have

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already got but also attract new people in. It costs ?1000 to take in

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each nurse in the UK when you count things like advertising and career

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fears so it is insisted these cash incentives offer value for money.

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Agency nurses can earn more filling in. The trusts have all gone abroad

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for nurses. The big fear must be patient safety and making sure the

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people who fill in now the ropes and where everything is. It is not ideal

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having temporary staff so this really does need sorting out. It

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certainly does. Still to come: Leicestershire's links with the

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biggest sea battle of World War One. This film, which has never been

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broadcast before, shows Brooksby Hall near Melton Mowbray transformed

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into a convalescent home for sailors injured in the Battle of Jutland.

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Specially`trained dogs are being used to search an area of scrubland

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in Portugal near to where Leicestershire girl Madeleine McCann

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went missing seven years ago. British police officers and their

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Portuguese counterparts are spending a second day investigating the

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location at Praia da Luz on the Algarve. Ground penetrating radar is

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also to be used in the search. Today they began digging with spades.

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Loughborough University has seen the biggest rise in complaints and

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appeals of any university in the country since higher tuition fees

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were introduced. The findings come from a new report by the BBC. It

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shows the university saw nearly 100 more complaints last year than it

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did in 2011. The University accepts that complaints and appeals have

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increased, but says the number which has been upheld has halved. The Arts

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Council of England is giving a grant to Leicester which could be used to

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expand the Diwali celebrations. ?6,000 will fund research into how

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the festival could be made bigger and better. The Diwali celebrations

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in the city are already the largest outside India. Police are

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investigating after a gang of river thieves raided an island on the

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Trent, stealing equipment needed by young sea scouts. It's their fifth

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break`in in three years but by far the most organised. The scouts say

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they're devastated and will have to start fundraising all over again. Jo

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Healey reports. We are now approaching Barton Island about one

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mile downstream from the marina. Around 30 young people come here

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every week to learn hijacking, rowing, camping, survival stills. ``

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kayaking. Now their camp has been raided and their equipment stolen.

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They had cut the lock off and we find equipment stolen. For me it

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affects the way we have done the third grazing, the work that we do,

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it is the children who are affected. `` fundraising. It is

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their equipment, not mine, it makes me very angry. You just cannot

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fathom why they want to do it to a group of children. Last year we saw

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how the Army reservists helped build a new boathouse. But these have

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broken in taking this dinghy and then dumping it. They have just

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loaded the boards up, taken all the equipment out of the shed and went

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with it. It is upsetting to the children. Police are investigating,

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the Scouts are fundraising again. Such a shame. Next tonight, the

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lengths to which parents in the East Midlands go to ferry around their

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children. Yes, a survey suggests two thirds of parents here travel up to

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150 miles a week with their kids. It also says the average parent will

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spend more than 3,000 hours in the car before their children grow up.

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Well, it seems like a huge amount of travelling. Tom Brown's been looking

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at the figures. Parents spend an average of 30 hours per year in the

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car just waiting for their children and by the time their heads turned

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20 parents will have covered more than 26,000 miles, that is like

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driving all the way around the world. These figures are really no

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surprise. At half past eight in the morning, the taxi of mum and dad is

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up and running. For many it feels like a full`time job. I have to take

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my son and daughter to different events. You are in and out, a quick

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sandwich and of to the next thing. A survey shows the lengths evens will

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go to to drive their children around. It also shows why they will

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do it. They have to have their hobbies. You want them to have

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activities but it is a double edged sword. It is probably time

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constraints, I need to be there in five minutes. But parents say their

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children are worth going the extra mile, even if that does mean doing

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thousands every year. Finally spare a thought for the grandparents who

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take over the taxi service and who aren't included in this survey. And

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spare a thought for some of the kids ` as one in ten parents here admit

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asking their children personal questions in the car because they

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were strapped in and couldn't get away. Once the traditional preserve

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of the WI, one charity in inner city Leicester is hoping that jam could

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throw them a lifeline as they battle cuts in funding. Saffron Acres is a

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community project, working with adults with learning difficulties.

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With the help of Leicester College, it's negotiated a contract to

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produce 6,000 jars of strawberry jam for the Co`op. The only catch is `

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they've got to be ready by the end of this week! We put the labels on

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and put them in the box. We do everything by hand, our opposite

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industry does it by machine. There are people without learning

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difficulties who cannot find a job. You can see they are hard workers

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and they want to do it. They sit there and get on with the job. The

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more we sell, the more work we have got, it is just growing and growing

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naturally. It is brilliant coming to work with friends and talking to

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people. I am very very proud of what we are doing this year. It smells

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very nice. It is all hands on deck. It gives people skills, changes

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perspectives of the wider community, of parents and carers.

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They understand their loved ones are capable of doing something

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worthwhile, quality products that people are willing to pay for.

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Everything is riding on this, it is eggs and basket time. We need to

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grow out of eight funding cycle. When we pack the last box on Friday

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it will feel fantastic. We need people to go out and buy those cars.

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Jam goes on sale at the Co`Op from June 19th.Campaigning in the Newark

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by`election is set to reach fever pitch tomorrow. It's the final full

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day of door`knocking, envelope stuffing and passionate political

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entreaties. But many people think the election has ALREADY produced a

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winner ` namely, the enormous boost given to the constituency by all

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that media attention. Let's find out more from our Political Editor John

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Hess, who tonight is at the races. The Prime Minister and most of his

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Cabinet, the Labour leader Ed Miliband and UKIP's Nigel Farage

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helped put the Newark constituency on the map in recent weeks. The one

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place they haven't visited is here at Southwell Races. That's a pity.

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Because I could have talked endlessly about this by`election

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being a two horse race, the political runners and riders and the

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various racing handicaps of each of the 11 candidates. But could be real

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winner in this by`election be Newark itself, and the profile this part of

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Nottinghamshire has enjoyed as the politicians have moved in. Geeta

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Pendse has been to find out. A quiet day at the marketplace but when it

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comes to visiting politicians, it has been anything but quiet. What do

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those living here think and is it having an impact on business? Over

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at this pancake parlour they have noticed an increase in customers

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popping in for a bite to eat. The footfall has increased and there has

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been a real buzz with businesses and people all over the Internet

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community. It is great. Across the street at this gift shop, the owner

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has worked in retail here for four decades. It has not made lots more

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people come in and buy lots more things but it has made people more

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interested in the town and they have been coming to visit. There are more

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visitors to the town, yes. It is putting new arc on the map. While

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the political visits may die down many here all that the interest new

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work will continue. `` Newark. The opinion polls may offer a guide to

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the outcome of this election. But where's the hot money going. There

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is no form to go on. The vote once every four or five years, it is very

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tricky. I am macro definitely, for the Conservatives because it is an

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upmarket area. You can get your mortgage on it. Here are the latest

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odds. The Conservatives are 12 to one on. You will not get much back

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for your money. UKIP at six to one and Lieber 50 to one. How about, a

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bit different. 1000 to one. Have they flutter! Last full day of

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campaigning is tomorrow. Will the sun shine on the righteous? Not the

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righteous, the good, the bad or the ugly can make the sunshine tomorrow.

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All be soggy details coming up later. `` all the Sowerby detailed.

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`` soggy details. Now here's something you don't often hear! A

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sports venue that's being built on time and within budget. The

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velodrome in Derby will open in the New Year and already it's being

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tipped as a very fast track suitable for setting world records. Jeremy

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Nicholas put on his hard hat and went for a look round earlier today.

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The quality and workmanship is heard, we are delighted, it has gone

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like a dream. We will finish off the declaration, the mechanical testing

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and commissioning. As the cyclists appear for the race they will have

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rollers here to get them warmed up. They will go past and on the far

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side there will be Jim facilities. In the people there is an area for

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netball or basketball and the me use that for pop concerts in the arena.

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The finish line for the velodrome is in front of the main seating area

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there. It is made from a hard compact with that will not splinter,

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that is good news if you fall off of your bike.

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now. Today it was the turn of the men. Nottingham's

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which is a brilliant record for this point in the year. It is the big

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incentive. You have got to believe in yourself against these guys, no

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doubt about it. This is a home game in a place he really appreciates. I

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think the outdoor game is so important for improving compared to

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the indoor game. The sport here is great. Next year this centre will

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post some of the biggest events around. For now, it is all about the

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professionals of the two were looking for the breaks. Onto the

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cricket now because on Day Three county championship games are

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getting interesting. At Grace Road Leicestershire's bowlers made short

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work of their opponents. And there is a tough target down at

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Southampton. To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War

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we've been looking at how the War transformed life on the Home Front.

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Brooksby Hall in Leicestershire is now an agricultural college, but in

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World War One it was home to a famous ` and rather controversial `

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Sea Admiral. Rare footage we've uncovered from the Imperial War

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Museums also shows that the Hall acted as a convalescent home for

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badly injured sailors. I've been to Brooksby to find out more. And you

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can see and hear more about Brooksby Hall on the BBC's World War One At

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Home website ` just click on the BBC Radio Leicester section. I was taken

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on a tour of the property. In the oak lined dining room the Admiral

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still gazes down. But he was not to the Manor born. He came from an

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Irish family but by the time he was born his parents lived in Cheshire.

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It was only later in life when he married the rich divorcee that he

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bought this house. He liked fox hunting. He liked to stand out from

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the crowd. He had the wrong number of buttons on his tunic and he wore

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his hat at the rakish angle. `` angle. He was promoted to Rear

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Admiral at just 89. At their first official meeting of the Admiralty

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Winston Churchill looked at Beattie and remark you look very young for

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an admirable `` Admiral. To which Beatty replied you look very young

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for a first Lloyd `` first Lord. He hit it off straightaway. This

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remarkable footage showed patients including amputees enjoying a game

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of football. Exercise and cigarettes clearly good for morale. These

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villages have the ball and they were used for some form of service during

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the war. Either military personnel there or convalescent homes. Today,

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in the church on the estate be huge union flag dominates. It is the

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memento from the Battle of Jutland. Here is our man. The bronze bust of

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BT. In later years, Admiral Beatty's record came under scrutiny

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in some quarters. Some considered him a little gung ho. He lost a few

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ships? He did. There is the famous comic which blew up very quickly and

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went down to the bottom of the ocean. In Brooks beat he remains a

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hero. I think it is part of the bigger picture to pass these stories

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down to future generations. There is also this artefact in the grounds.

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An old sea dog at home in the green hills of Leicestershire. And you can

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see and hear more about Brooks B Hall on the BBC's World War I at

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home website. On the website you will also find lots of other stories

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of everyday life here in the East Midlands. You will probably not want

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to go outside tomorrow! Quite a lot of rain. Most of us escape the

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showers today but it is quite fair to say that is unlikely for any of

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us tomorrow. This low pressure will push up overnight and be over us for

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most of the day tomorrow. Appear for the good old soaking. It will feel

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quite cold as well. Temperatures rarely up to around 13 or 14

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degrees. We did see some more sunshine today, a few showers

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pushing in now. He showers will continue into the evening and if

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anything they will merge to longer spells of lean towards the early

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hours. The low pressure will play control. Pressured `` temperatures

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tonight will be lower than last night. The soggy old start tomorrow

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morning, the rain with us from the word go. Some heavier bursts during

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the morning. It will be training on and off throughout the day tomorrow.

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Not so much in the way of sunshine. The winds will be a little lighter

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at least, something to be confident about. It will continue draining

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into Wednesday night but eventually the rain will peel away to the north

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as the area of low pressure starts to shoot away. It is a lot drier and

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brighter on Thursday. Temperatures will respond the king at 17 Celsius.

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What are still towards the end of the week. Warm southerly winds with

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temperatures in the 20s by Saturday. Some heavy thundery showers are also

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possible. A lot going on there. I will be back on the late news

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tonight. See you then. Good night. Find out what life's really like

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in the favelas. Did I die?

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Not yet. But it can be arranged.

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