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in advance of the general election. That is

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in our region. More optimism, more investment, more jobs, as firms here

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look to the future. Also, police searching this scrubland for

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Madeleine McCann ask the Portuguese authorities for more time. And the

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community which has rallied round to help the school after its

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remembrance garden was destroyed. And inseparable. Twin sisters Alice

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and Mary celebrate their 100th birthday together. I have no idea

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which is which! Good evening

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and welcome to the programme. First tonight, it's now widely

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accepted that recovery in the UK is taking hold, with

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the economy growing faster than in And the Government is looking

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to manufacturers to continue to So no doubt ministers will be

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delighted with the findings of a new survey which has found that

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record numbers of manufacturers in the East Midlands are looking to

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further invest in their businesses Here's our chief news

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reporter Quentin Rayner. A1 flues make chimneys and flues

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from stainless steel. It was established 41 years ago in old

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chicken sheds. Now it employs 130 people and has an annual turnover of

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more than ?11 million. Businesses on the up. It is slowly coming back, we

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are seeing very much of an improvement, particularly since

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Christmas. We feel that the jobs that have been put on hold over the

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last couple of years are now coming to light. It's a little bit like the

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domestic market, people starting to spend money. According to this

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barometer, 59% of small manufacturers in the East Midlands

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are planning to spend more on plant and machinery. 62% report a rise in

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sales. While 57% looking to create new jobs over the next six months.

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That's an increase of 11% on the same period last year. It could be

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written for us, we are reinvesting into our own company. We've got

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?250,000 worth of machinery on order. We are introducing new

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products, recruiting, employing more people. The survey does reflect

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continued concern about rising energy bills and the company has

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just switched suppliers. At this year the company will stop exporting

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for the first time. `` start exporting for the first time. It

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also has a dramatic announcement about ten ?80,000 contract. We've

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just landed the order for the Elstree Studios at the EastEnders

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set. It's fantastic! The Manufacturing advisory service

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believes its survey is the clearest signal yet that the recovery is

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sustainable. Police investigating Madeleine

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McCann's disappearance in Portugal are hoping they'll be able to extend

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their search of land close to where The official permission to

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survey three sites in Praia De Luz expires on Friday, unless

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something significant is found. Today saw a more scientific search

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of an area of scrubland, on what's Our reporter Tom Burridge joins

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us now from Praia De Luz. Most of the activity by both the

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Portuguese police and police from the Metropolitan Police has been

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taking place in this area behind me. The site is around 15 acres. An

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extensive area of Scotland just outside the main central part of

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Praia da Luz. We can show you some pictures we filmed in the last

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couple of hours of quite intense activity. Police officers in

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forensic suits going inside the tent. We've also seen the officers

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taking out buckets of soil. We've also seen a sniffer dog on the area

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and a lot of clearing of the grassland, a lot of strimmers being

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used. The police were searching with their hands, shovels and through a

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lot of areas of bushland. What are they focusing on? What we've seen

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are the police identifying certain parts of this large area of ground

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which they are interested in. We don't know why, but they seem to be

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marking out certain areas. On this site behind me, the white tents have

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gone up, we've seen yellow evidence signs going in. The police have also

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been using a machine called ground radar. They pass it over the earth,

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essentially that enables them to be able to map out what is in the soil,

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if there are any anomalies. For example, if something had been

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buried in a part of the land behind me, it might show up. Cavities

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should show up. If they were to find anything of interest, then the

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police would then start to dig in that particular spot.

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Some of the earliest film ever broadcast

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It shows how the firm rapidly expanded after the outbreak of

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World War One, making everything from vermin powder to gas masks.

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The trial of a couple accused of murdering her parents,

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who were found buried in the back garden, got underway today.

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Susan Edwards admitted the manslaughter of her mother,

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A middle`aged couple in the dock at Nottingham Crown Court. Susan and

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Christopher Edwards, formerly of Dagenham in London, both accused of

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murdering Susan's father and mother in May, 1998. The bodies of the

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couple were found buried in the back garden of their home in Blenheim

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close in Forest town in Mansfield in October last year. Mr which Lee was

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85 at the time of his death and Mrs Wycherley was 63. In front of the

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jury, Mr and Mrs Edwards both pleaded not guilty to charges of

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murdering her parents. But earlier, before the jury was sworn in, Mrs

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Edwards admitted the manslaughter of her mother. The prosecution said

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they wanted to proceed with the murder trial. The Edwards have

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previously admitted two charges of obstructing the coroner by burying

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the bodies in the garden 15 years before they were found. They've also

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pleaded guilty to the theft of a credit balance from the Halifax bank

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between May 1998 and October last year. The trial is expected to last

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up to two weeks. An MP says she'll be seeking answers

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from the Highways Agency over roadwork delays on one

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of Derbyshire's busiest routes. There was gridlock at the Little

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Eaton Island in Derby yesterday. Rare white`clawed crayfish have been

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found nearby and they have to be The Highways Agency says

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the project may not be completed The Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham

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says contractors should be working An oil exploration company claims

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there will not be any fracking in Leicestershire, despite

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a survey confirming it boasts huge The process involves drilling

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and fracturing to remove reserves An independent study found there

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could be more than five billion barrels of oil and almost three

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trillion cubic feet of gas But Union Jack Oil,

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which commissioned the report, says it was simply

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about gathering intelligence and no Derbyshire County Councillors will

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now have to reveal Freemason. It's been agreed that

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councillors will need to declare their membership of certain groups,

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including the freemasons. Labour say it's about transparency. The

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Conservatives say it's about prejudice. They've compared the

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situation faced by Freemasons to that experienced by ANC members in

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South Africa during apartheid. Next tonight,

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East Midlands Ambulance service, which has come under attack

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for failing to hit response times, has received an offer of help from

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health care and medical students. The students,

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from Nottingham and Derby, are the first in the country to operate

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an inner`city First Responders' scheme, volunteers trained

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in basic first aid who provide vital University students on the front

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line in Derby. First year medical students, doubts and Haran, are also

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first responders for the ambulance service. All packed and ready. They

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are among volunteers at the University of Nottingham medical

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School who attend 999 calls, providing vital help until trained

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paramedics arrived. We learn a lot of theory because we are still first

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years, but it's nice to get out there and see patients in the real

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world, see how things can progress quite quickly and being able to make

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a difference and do something. The initiative is one of the very first

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city responded teams in the country. It was started by 25`year`old

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Darren, who came up with the idea of medical and health care students

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responding. He went to East Midlands ambulance service after starting in

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Derby as a medical student himself. The initial response was great. The

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support we've had from the ambulance service, University and the students

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union has been fantastic. We've been to 70 or 80 calls in the five weeks

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we've been operational. We've seen quite a few patients. Today, more

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than 20 students came for an official launch of their service.

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They've already gone through extensive training. This is

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absolutely not a replacement for the full`time professional ambulance

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service. This is about community engagement. In those first few

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minutes when a patient is in need, that had a cardiac arrest or chest

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pain or choking, that the community first responders can get there

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whilst the ambulance service are deployed. It says a lot about the

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medical students that they are prepared to give up some of their

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spare time on an already busy course to try and help the community. Last

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week we responded to a cardiac arrest and performed resuscitation

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on the patient, that patient ended up surviving. It's a great feeling.

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If the scheme can continue to do that, that's great.

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A school in Leicestershire has been given thousands of poppies after

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its Remembrance Garden for World War One was accidentally destroyed.

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Locals have knitted poppies and people from across the country have

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sent paper versions, so the school can build a commemorative wall.

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The headteacher says it shows the World War I community spirit

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Helen Astle reports from Stoney Stanton.

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This school field is meant to be full of poppies, planted to create a

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But, by mistake, a council worker mowed the field,

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We've got a bit of an issue because the idea was to build

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The poppies had been sown earlier in the year.

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I was very disappointed and thought, "What are we going to do now?"

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I came up with the idea of "yarn bomb" of the fence with lots

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We were going around the playground recruiting parents to help out.

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People who could knit were given knitting patterns.

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Other parents said they couldn't knit or crochet,

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so they decided they would make something out of anything red we can

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In the classroom, pupils are still busy making poppies.

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We're making these poppies to show what has happened in the war.

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And the people that have died in the war.

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Originally, staff were hoping to collect around 700 poppies

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But as news spread about what had happened,

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Relatives have got involved, we've had grandmas from Swansea

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We've had poppies sent to us from Cheshire.

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People who have been on holiday and came back with poppies as well.

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Yes, it has definitely been a nationwide thing.

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We've got such a wonderful community here that in our time of adversity

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they've all pulled together in a real community spirit.

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And learning about the war has had a big impact on the children.

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We should always remember because people gave up their lives for us

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Ever since the dramatic resignation of Patrick Mercer, the people

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of Newark have been at the centre of a political whirlwind.

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But tomorrow, finally, they'll get the chance to vote for a new MP.

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The by`election has drawn dozens of high profile politicians to

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But tomorrow, to the relief of some no doubt, all canvassing must stop.

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Our political editor John Hess joins us.

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John, what's been happening on the very last day of campaigning?

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Today saw the final head`to`head debate between the candidates from

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the main parties. This was Radio Nottingham's Studios this morning,

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where the would`be MPs squared up for a debate. Unlike the Carl Froch

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fight, there was no eighth round knockout punch, more of a score

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draw. Fascinating all the same, with each candidate anxious to win over

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any of those final undecided voters. If you want to listen back to the

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debate, just catch up on the iPlayer. Click on the Mark Dennison

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show that is on the Radio Nottingham site. Signs of last`minute

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campaigning? I bumped into bus pass Elvis in the marketplace this

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morning, looking very chipper and confident. The main parties this

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evening will be delivering leaflets and getting their messages out. Over

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the next few hours, party workers will be gravitating to new work.

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This was the scene at Newark Northgate session, campaigners

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arrived from London this evening. The Prime Minister has urged

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conservative voters to get to Newark tonight and tomorrow, to help in the

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final push for votes. The Conservatives are defending a 16,000

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Conservative majority. Remind us when the voting starts. The polling

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stations open from 7am tomorrow. They will remain open until 10pm

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tomorrow night. Here is a reminder of all 11 candidates standing.

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The final result should be somewhat where between 3am and 3:30am on

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Friday morning. You will be up all night!

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No one can predict the outcome of the vote with absolute certainty. At

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least we know someone who can predict what the weather will be

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like. I can, if you are planning to vote

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tomorrow, the weather shouldn't stand in your way. It is said to be

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drier, brighter and warmer, but it's looking stormy just around the

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corner. This week we've been marking

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the centenary of the start of It was a time

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of great social change. And the Nottingham`based Boots

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company rose to the challenge of providing much needed supplies

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for the war effort. Jesse Boot, who founded

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and ran the company, was determined to play his part by turning the firm

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into a manufacturing powerhouse. In the archives of the Imperial War

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Museums we've found some film footage, believed to be the earliest

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moving images of the factory. I went to meet the company

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archivist to find out more. As with Rolls`Royce in Derby, the

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outbreak of war changed everything Germany had been a major exporter

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of pharmaceuticals. Now our medicines would be made

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at home. The Daily Mail saw their mass

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copying of German medicinal products Jesse brought a team

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of scientists to Nottingham. He increased his manufacturing

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capacity in the factory side, reconstructing the company

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and moving it much more towards We rose from about 9000 to

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around 12,000 employees over the war period,

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most of them here in Nottingham. Medicines, too,

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had to be manufactured for soldiers in the trenches, in

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containers small enough to be sent This tells us an awful lot

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about conditions in the trenches, This was one of the early responses

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to the war, to produce a range of products designed to give comfort

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to the men serving overseas. Power like this could get rid

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of those bugs keeping them awake And scientists at Boots created

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the chemicals that went into respirators, designed to protect

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from the horror of gas attacks. 8 million of these respirators were

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made at the Nottingham factory and over 900 women were trained

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on the production line. A slight amount of dust would give

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enough space for gas to come We had to run night shifts to

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be able to accommodate the huge It's always said the First World War

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really showed what women could do and that's absolutely the case,

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a lot of this work was really physical and women could do it

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as well as the men. As well as seeing the Boots logo

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on their vermin powder and gas masks, soldiers who'd been

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Boots workers in Nottingham had The paternalistic Jesse Boot set up

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a magazine called Comrades In Khaki. Issues were crammed with photos,

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letters and news reports, providing a vital link between the troops and

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their loved ones back in Nottingham. This photograph in an edition

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of Comrades In Khaki would have been an absolute joy

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for Boots workers serving overseas. It shows a festive party,

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which happened in January of 1916. And pictured are all the wives

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and children they left behind. It feels like a family magazine,

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almost like an old school letter, the familiarity with

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the people writing back in and responding to pictures they've

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seen people they know. Jesse and Florence wrote in each

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of the magazines to the soldiers, to tell them they were thinking

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of them and praying they would Those soldiers who did return to the

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island's quarter would have found Bigger, more mechanised and

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employing women on a large scale. Now based in Beeston,

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8000 people are still employed in A firm now known the world over,

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and one which was given a huge boost Leicester City have confirmed

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goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has Also today, winger Marc Albrighton

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has been speaking about joining the club from Aston Villa, as Leicester

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strengthen for the Premier League. It's bound to be

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a wrench leaving somewhere after 16 years, but imagine if you'd

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been there since you were a kid? Well, Marc Albrighton joined

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Aston Villa when he was just eight years old, now he's 24 and he faces

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a new career with Leicester City. Villa said I was getting released,

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they didn't offer me anything. When I found out Leicester were

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interested it was That's a mistake,

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here is Albrighton. And 24 now, I've got

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my peak ahead of me hopefully. With a bit of luck it will come off

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and it'll be a great move for me. Albrighton has signed

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a four`year deal. He is a tricky winger with

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England Under 20 and Under 21 caps. He troubles defenders and he's

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a great crosser of the ball. I like to get out of full`back

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and whip across. With the strikers we've got here,

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it's definitely going to be... They are going to get on the end

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of them. After winning promotion

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as runaway champions, Leicester have been quick to invest with Matthew

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Upson and Jack Barmby also signing. But Marc Albrighton can't wait to

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get going I'm looking forward to coming in

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at the start of pre`season, fit and raring to go

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and meet the lads and get started. Is there anyone in the club

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that you played with before? No, I did have a look at that

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and there's not a single player. I could be the loner

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in the corner but I'm sure I will Staying with football,

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and Derby County have signed goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell

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on a free transfer. The 19`year`old will join the Rams

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when his current deal at Newcastle Onto the Commonwealth Games,

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because there are just under 50 days to go and Team England have named

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nine squash players who will Among them, current world champions

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Laura Massaro and Nick Matthews, who Stuart Broad took another couple of

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wickets at Hove, we're not strewn with Sussex. Derbyshire were also on

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the south coast. They held on for a draw.

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All this week we've been featuring how the First World War affected

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Tomorrow night on the programme, we'll find out how it impacted

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Trent Bridge was used as a military hospital and also how

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Derby County's legendary striker Steve Bloomer, who was coaching

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in Berlin at the time, spent the war in a German prison camp.

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Fascinating pictures tomorrow night for Derby fans.

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Turning 100 is a pretty good reason to have

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a party, but for Alice and Mary it's a day they get to share together.

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Born in Lincolnshire, the twin sisters have never lived more than

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Today family and friends gathered to celebrate their big day,

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It was always going to be a day to remember, but for Alice and Mary it

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wouldn't have been the same without each other. Born in 1914 in the

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village of Rawls Brie in Lincolnshire, it was a quiet but

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happy childhood. We used to be together. It's nice to be together

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at our age. I haven't seen you for a long time. It was lovely to know I

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was coming over to see her today. She knows me. I don't know. Was that

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me? Identical twins, even Alice and Mary sometimes struggle to tell each

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other apart in photos. So you can imagine what it was like for their

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husbands. He didn't know one from the other at one time! The only

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thing he knew was different was because I hadn't birthmark on the

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back of my neck, and that's how he knew which was which. You could

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never tell the difference, for maybe 50 years they looked identical. Then

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one day my auntie decided to have hair straight and that was so much

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easier. It's almost unreal. You don't necessarily expect to be

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celebrating 100th birthdays as identical twins, they are both still

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happy. The centre of attention, but Alice and Mary seem to be taking it

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in their stride. Happy to be surrounded by family and friends,

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and a little something from the Queen.

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Today has been rather disappointing. The clouds have stayed with us and

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the rain has been relentless. After a damp start to tomorrow, things

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will be improving, drier, brighter and warmer. Good news if you are

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heading a bit further away to see the Antiques road show tomorrow.

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Tonight, low pressure is still with us. It remains cloudy, further

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outbreaks of rain, may be heavy at times as we head into the early

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hours of Thursday morning. As we head towards dawn, they become

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patchy and lighter. Not a cold night. Cloudy, damp start to your

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Thursday. But then the rain starts to fizzle out, the cloud starts to

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thin and break. It's an improving story through the morning. We will

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start to see some decent spells of sunshine during the afternoon. The

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temperatures respond, highs of 18 Celsius. Friday is set to be a humid

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muggy day. What we do expect is Friday night into Saturday, the

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weather front starts to move through. This has the potential to

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give some thundery downpours. Thunderstorms expected to start the

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weekend. The reason for this is humid air has moved up from the

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Compton and. Cool air starts to move in from the Atlantic on Friday

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night. Where they collide, that's where we have the potential for

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thunderstorms. It's hard to pinpoint where the heaviest of the rain will

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be, I will keep you informed. We do have warning in force as it could

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lead to some localised flooding. Is that warmth whooshing up? We will

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be back for the latest news. Goodbye.

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