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This is East Midlands Today with Sarah Teale and Dominic Heale.

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The pensioner who starved to death after being fleeced

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Peter Rose responded to hundreds of letters demanding cash for prizes

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and was left penniless. It affects health and the ability to

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be alone at home. It can catse an early death. Also tonight, Hman

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forcibly searched by five police officers planned legal action.

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Plus, the Conservatives are back in business in Newark. And the sun is

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out and a sell`out crowd is on its way to Derby. It is time for

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cricket. First tonight,

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the niece of a pensioner who paid out more than ?30,000 in response to

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scam letters says she believes the relentless pressure frol the

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fraudsters killed him.79`ye`r`old Peter Rose from Leicestershhre had

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been a company managing dirdctor. But the last ten years of

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his life were ruined by the hundreds of letters a week he receivdd,

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claiming he had won big mondy. Now his niece says scam victims are

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addicts, and would like to see psychological counselling for them,

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similar to that for alcoholhcs It was in this block of flats in

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Wigston, Leicestershire, last November, that the police found

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Peter Rose collapsed, thin, wasted and surrounded by piles of scam

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mail. He lived alone here for the last ten years of his life but

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became obsessed with letters he received telling him he was a winner

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if he paid a fee first. His niece told me how it affected thel. They

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would be piles of mail and xou would have two push to get through it In

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his lounge, there were piles everywhere, even in the washing

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machine. He was brainwashed. He believed everything they were

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telling him. Eventually, with his mailbox to small to take thd

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letters, he had to drive to the sorting office to take them by the

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sack load. They have some of the thousands of letters he recdived

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will stop it is addressed to him. That is the psychology of it. They

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want him to believe he is special and that is what they have

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achieved. If you see a lot of this type of mail, it is likely they are

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being scammed and you need to contact Trading Standards vha

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Citizens Advice. I believe ht is like a drug or alcohol addiction. I

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would like it to be recognised as an illness and to give support to

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people suffering this abuse. Despite living within a short distance of

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food shops, he collapsed from a lack of food and died shortly afterwards

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in hospital. Do you think this killed them? I believe so. Hf this

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had not happened, he would still be with us.

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He says it was unjustified, undignified and over the top.

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Wayne McKenzie is planning legal action after being forcibly strip

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searched by five police offhcers at a station in Derby.

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It's not the first time concerns havd been

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raised about strip searches and the confiscation of clothes

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An independent inspection has already raised concerns.

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It was a little bit scary bdcause I was escorted to the cells, `s I

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remember, by about five offhcers, although I was being cooper`tive.

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Wayne McKenzie says he took off his top, but says what happened

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They made the suggestion of me taking my trousers off and I

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refused because I realised they had no jurisdiction to do this to me.

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It was described by the polhce on record as minimum force.

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It makes me feel, if that is minimum force, what is maximum forcd?

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Police can carry out strip searches if they believe someone is hiding

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a Class A drug or something that may harm them.

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Clothes are confiscated if people are believed to be vulnerable and

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Safety inspectors last year said it was happening too often

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Wayne got the police footage to defend him

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He was found not guilty of a public order offence.

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I still have a recurring nightmare about the strip search itself.

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I don't feel the same as I was before it.

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Derbyshire Police wouldn't comment on the case in detail

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as his complaint is currently being investigated.

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What are the issues at the heart of this case?

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The police have to make somd fine judgements when people have been

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drinking. They have to weigh up the risks and use proportionate

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responses, so look at what hs the right thing to do in each c`se.

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There have been concerns in Derbyshire and this man is convinced

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that things were done wrong in his case. We will have to wait to hear

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Derbyshire Police's side of things when they have completed thd

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investigation. Dozens of staff at Derby's @ssembly

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Rooms have lost out on work, The car park was badly damaged

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by a huge fire in March. The BBC's learned that more than 50

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employees are on zero`hours contracts, whhch means

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they aren't getting any work Opposition city councillors say

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its own staff shouldn't be East Midlands fire fighters

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are to go on strike again. Their on`going national dispute is

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over pensions A 24`hour walk`out is planndd

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from 9:00am on the 12th of June and a sdven`hour

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strike on the 21st of June. Fire service bosses say thex will

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continue to respond to emergencies. More than 100 football hoolhgans in

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the East Midlands are being stopped from going to the World Cup because

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they're serving banning orddrs. Most have had to hand

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their passports to police. It's to prevent them getting to

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Brazil for the games, Banning orders also mean thdy can't

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travel to some towns, or go within a certain dist`nce of a

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stadium when their team is playing. Anna's escaped the studio to

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enjoy the sunshine in Derbyshire. I'm at the cricket in Derby and the

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sparkling skies are perfect for the match. But this is the calm before

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the storm. I don't think yot are like the forecast!

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A court's heard how relativds of a Mansfield couple shot dead

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and then buried in their back garden were dtped into

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For years, they received Christmas cards from

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But the court heard they'd `ctually been sent by the Wycherley's

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She and her husband deny murdering her parents.

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The niece who thought her uncle and aunt were alive even though they had

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been allegedly murdered 15 xears before. This is where their remains

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were found in October, the back garden of their home in Fordst Town

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in Mansfield. William and P`tricia Wycherley were allegedly shot dead.

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But relatives thought they were still alive and travelling hn

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Ireland. In court, Mrs Stevdnson was handed a letter that she sahd she

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was handed in 2007 from her uncle, William Wycherley. She was `lso

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shown Christmas cards, thinking they were from him. It is claimed there

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was a catalytic campaign by the Wycherley family's alleged killers.

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Their daughter and son`in`l`w, who denied murder. It is alleged they

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shot them to steal money and collected their pensions from

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accounts opened using the n`me, eventually selling a house hn 2 05.

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It is claimed it took a tot`l of ?245,000. This expert told ` more

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about the gun fired. He said the weapon used was a World War II

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revolver. He said the victils, each shot twice, would have been facing

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the gun at the time. The case continues.

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'Straight to work': That was the message from Newark's newly`elected

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A few hours after winning the parliamentary

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by`election, he was visiting flooding victims in Southwell.

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There were no big surprises in the by`election count.

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The Conservatives retained the Newark seat although

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their majority was more than halved by the UK Independence Partx.

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But there was bitter disappointment for others.

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This report from our political editor John Hdss.

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Little time for a breather or a pint. It was strictly busindss as

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the Conservatives' Victor. His first duty was to cut the ribbon, would of

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course. `` blue. I am delighted and honoured. It is a challenge. I have

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11 months to prove myself. The Conservatives could be said to have

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cleaned up in your work. `` in new work. This one here is for Robert

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because he was the top one. UKIP's second place was more of a tremor.

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We are still on the march. There was satisfaction but Conservatives are

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still waiting to get into Westminster. Labour saw thehr vote

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for by 5% as they slipped from second to third. 44th safest

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Conservative seat was always going to be difficult but we met people

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throughout who were turning to Labour. Paul came forth and had more

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to smile about than the Libdral Democrats', who slipped to sixth.

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One photo said it will be nhce to walk through the market without

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tripping over a politician. In a year, they will be setting tp stall

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again for the general electhon. How significant is this restlt

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for the Conservatives? David Cameron said he wanted to

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burst the UKIP double. Nigel Farage said at the outset that he was going

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to throw the kitchen sink at this campaign. The reality is, the

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Conservatives threw everythhng at the campaign in the prime Mhnister

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will be satisfied. Little comfort for the Lib Dems. It is a coalition

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party and yet it got barely over 1000 votes, less than 2%. The

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Liberal Democrats are saying there was tactical voting going on in

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traditional voters voted to stop UKIP. But it makes you wonddr where

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UKIP go from here. Remember bus pass Elvis beat them? He only got 87

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votes. And there's more reaction

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and background to the Newark result in the Sunday Politics with

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Marie Ashby and Andrew Neil. A man from Leicestershire h`s been

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arrested as part of an investigation into ?10 million

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of tobacco duty evasion Illegal tobacco was recoverdd

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by officers. Nine arrests were made at dhfferent

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places around the country, hncluding Chinese journalists are being given

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tours of different film loc`tions One of

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the places they went to was Haddon Hall, which appeared in the films

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Pride And Prejudice and Jand Eyre. Tourism officials hope it whll

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lead to more visitors coming to A Derbyshire woman whose cat died

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from antifreeze poisoning h`s started an online petition to try to

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remove a chemical from the product. Lucy Stevenson said it has to be

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made safer. The RSPCA has b`cked her campaigns.

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For Lucy Stevenson, her cats are world.

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That's why when her first c`t, Harry, died at Christmas,

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AM on Saturday morning and told me he had died and confirmed that

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the blood test results showdd that it was antifreeze poisoning that

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It is heartbreaking to think that substance is out there and

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It smells sweet and so attracts cats to drink it.

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Lucy, from Ilkeston, has now launched an online campaign

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that she hopes will prevent deaths like Harry's in the future.

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I would like to see the manufacturers made

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to replace the main chemical content in antifreeze, which is currently

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ethylene glycol, to propylene glycol which is far safer

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It's an issue that the RSPCA is also concerned about.

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The organisation says that pets are being poisoned with by accident

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We had almost 600 calls last year, nationally, about poisoning in cats.

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In this area, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestdrshire,

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we saw about 40 calls last xear so it is a big issue we havd.

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There is something that appdals to them about the taste.

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It obviously doesn't taste bad to them, so it is

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about being responsible and making sure it is kept away from them.

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With her petition nearing almost 700 signatures already, Lucy's cause

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A support service for bereaved women from ethnic minority

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The Bereavement To Achievemdnt project is the first of its kind

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Its aim is to overcome langtage and cultural barriers that often get in

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the way of help. Rachida's mother died

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three years ago. She had no support

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and was left feeling isolatdd. I need someone to speak

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my language and support me. The Shama Women's Centre saxs very

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few women from ethnic minorhty communities access support when they

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have lost a loved one because Many suffer in silence becatse

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of the expectation that thex are Without appropriate support,

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many suffer long`term mental health Doing our research,

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we have had women burst into tears and ask why the service

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wasn't there for them, why ht wasn't We have a list of women who already

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want to receive counselling support. The two`year project has bedn given

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a Lottery grant of over ?200,00 . The service will take a holhstic

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approach and supporting womdn that will include one`to`one counselling,

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group sessions, alternative therapy We are breaking taboos withhn

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the Asian community regarding Therefore,

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this project will enable wolen to open up and speak about thehr loss

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and bereavement and get over it It is hoped this project can help

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women who have suffered She says that having it back then

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when she lost her mother wotld After the last few autumnal evenings

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we've had, it's actually a perfect And lucky Colin is doing just that

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at one of the biggest nights This is very much cricket wdather!

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You are right to be jealous. Derbyshire are really pleasdd with

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the weather. This is a big night. This is the visit of local rivals.

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All around, cricket has penned an otter lot of hopes on the T20 last.

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They are encouraging lively crowds to jazz the event up even more with

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music and fireworks. We are a few weeks in so tonight we are going to

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be asking the crowd about cricket's new look and talking to the

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chairman. But, amid the hoopla,

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it's still sport. Recently, Notts Outlaws havd

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produced another one of those. At the age of 27,

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great Outlaws performances have propelled the bowler into the heart

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of the England One Day side. He's turning out here tonight and

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Angela's been to catch up whth him. He is a cricketing success story

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that nearly never happened. Released from his contract at Leicestershire

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six years ago, he almost gave up for good. In the early years, you

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constantly wonder if you're going to achieve what you have always wanted

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to. There were times in that period where I did consider my othdr

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options. Happily, I am here talking to you. Tonight I will be rtnning on

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a cricket field rather than sitting on a train in London. He moved from

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Leicestershire two knots saw him growing confidence. His performance

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at Trent Bridge sink at the height of the England selectors. Hhs first

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cap came against Scotland l`st month. He impressed enough for the

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ten to game against Sri Lanka. To walk out with the three lions on

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your chest is what you dreal about. To play the whole serious w`s

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fantastic. It's a great thrhll for all of us but I am so pleasdd for

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him. For now, a return to domestic action. My short`term aims hs to win

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the next few games for Notthngham. I would be lying if I didn't say I had

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my eye on some games to be selected for. He has done really well. He is

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making his point here tonight. Leicester Tiger's Ben Youngs will

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start for England in tomorrow's First choice scrum half Danny Care

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is still injured. Nottingham tennis player Jocelyn

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Raehas become the first loc`l competitor to make it to a final

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of the Aegon event in the chty. Rae's into the women's doubles final

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with partner Anna Smith after they beat the second seeds

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in straight sets last night. And Nottingham is one

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of three cities shortlisted to be It's all about innovative w`ys

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of getting people playing the game. Nottingham's up against Manchester

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and Portsmouth for ?1.6 million Back here at the 3A County Ground,

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this big crowd just proves how key T20 is to the financial health

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of domestic cricket. Chris Grant is Chairman and

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Finance Director here. Chris, how's the Friday Night Lights

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thing going overall? It's great. Absolutely great.

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Fantastic weather and a sell`out crowd, so that is delightful for us

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to see. I think good weather is pushing the crowds. They talk about

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success on the pitch is and son Those are the two key ingredients! .

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Let's hear from your customdrs. I'm retired and I very much likd coming

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out in the sunshine. It is ` great start to the weekend. The w`s had

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music and dance is great for the fans to watch. What's better than a

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few jars with the boys and the back of cricket on a Friday night?

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Everyone is up for a laugh. That is a really positive response. Explain

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how vital these games are to you. Absolutely vital. The T20 is about

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50% of the whole income for the club. Concentrated on a few nights

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like this, you desperately want the sun. What do you do with thhs next

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and how do you build on it? The whole idea of Friday nights is a

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good concept. People can cole after work, school or college. It is

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accessible and that is the whole idea. NatWest put a lot of loney

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into this. How do you build the county up? We have work to do here.

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This is not Trent Bridge yet, but we have plans for ground development

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which will start at the end of summer. We have ?1 million to spend

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down here, developing the ground over the winter. We will have the

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facilities for people to enjoy next year. It isn't going great on the

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field. But it is nice to sed how well it is going for cricket.

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I'm very jealous. I have sat in my winter coat at cricket recently

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We are expecting heavy, thundery downpours tomorrow. The Met Office

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had issued a warning for he`vy rain. 25 millimetres within an hour

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as possible but it is hard to pinpoint where the heaviest rainfall

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will be. The reason for the conditions is the hot, humid air

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from the South. Cold air will come in from the Atlantic on the early

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hours of Saturday, which will bring us active, stormy conditions. This

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evening, it is dry and it stays this way through the evening. As we head

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towards dawn, we start to sde cloud increasing and one or two hdavy

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thundery showers. Temperatures should only dropped to 13 Cdlsius,

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so it is money. `` muggy. Wd expect, thunder, lightning and he'll

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tomorrow, so some very unsettled conditions. Showers end tow`rds the

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end of this afternoon `` thd afternoon. Sunday, there is an

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improvement. A warm day without humidity and a lot of dry wdather,

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but some showers. For now, ht is beautiful here in Derby and what

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more can you ask for? That's it from us. See you next

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week. The average person moves home

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eight times during their life. So that's eight times

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we have to move the sofa.

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