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pleasant in the south-west where the winds are that bit lighter. That is

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it. Goodbye. They beat a man to death and set his

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body alight in revenge for ` family member losing her job.

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Also tonight, the mother and baby who both owe their lives to a

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cervical smear test. Luckilx, my surgeon managed to perform `

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procedure while I was pregn`nt to remove my cancer.

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Well the dangers to be lookhng at the dangers of leaving dogs in cars,

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we take the temperature test. After only half an hour, the tempdrature

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has already gone off the sc`le. It is more than 50 degrees.

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And the sticky subject of World Cup selection. Either way, it is a

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win`win formats. `` for mathematics. Good evening,

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welcome to Friday's programle. First tonight, a father,

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his daughter and her boyfridnd have been given life sentences

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for murdering a father`of`four Barry Smith's beaten

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and burnt body was discoverdd in the grounds of the centrd

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in Kilburn in October last xear Vincent Aitken, Emma Aitken and

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Nathan Doherty were convictdd and Our reporter Amy Harris is live

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for us in Leicester this evdning. Good evening. Yes, today was the

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culmination of a seven`week trial Leicester Crown Court. In court room

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number two, the jury and Barry Smith's family and friends dndured

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hours of harrowing evidence. They heard how last autumn he was burnt,

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he was hit and stamped on and across dragged the ground in what was

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described by prosecutors as cold, brutal and chilling revenge.

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Nathan Doherty, pictured, ddscribing how he helped beat traveller Barry

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Smith to death while he burns the clothes worn in the attack. Mr Smith

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was hit with a pole queue and had his face smashed with a fence post

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before being set alight outside the Kilburn welfare social club where

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Vincent Aitken was a steward with his wife. The jury was told it was a

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revenge attack after Vincent Aitken's wife, Pamela, resigned from

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her job at the social club for making a racist remark towards Barry

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Smith. Today, Nathan Dohertx, Vincent Aitken and his daughter

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Emma, were found guilty of the murder. Pamela was cleared of

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assisting an offender. For Barry Smith's family, relief. It has been

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eight and a half months since my kids' father was taken from them.

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Today we have seen justice because the three murderers have bedn found

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guilty of what they have done. But never in my life have I heard

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anything so horrific of what any human could do to another htman

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Originally from Doncaster, Lr Smith had been living in the closd`knit

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Derbyshire village of Kilburn for around five years. He was ddscribed

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in court as much loved and cherished. He leaves behind four

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children and three grandchildren. Just go to the grave and le`ve

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flowers. That is all we can do. Sentencing the trio to a total of at

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least 52 years in jail, the judge described the attack as a brutal and

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merciless killing, equivalent to the execution of a defenceless lan.

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Well, just to give you a bit more detail on those life sentences,

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Vincent Aitken well serve a minimum of 22 years, Nathan Doherty, 18

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years, that's a minimum, and Emma Aitken, a minimum of 12. All three

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looked impassive as their sdntences were read out. For the family of

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Barry Smith, they have welcomed the news, but as his daughter told me,

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who you heard from in my report it will never bring him back.

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Next tonight, health bosses are trying to improve the take`tp

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In parts of Nottingham it's as low as 50%.

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The test can ultimately savd lives, something one woman knows only too

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At 27, Amy Cupit's test saved not only hers

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On that day I had my first surgery and they wdre just

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doing a colposcopy under an`esthetic because I was pregnant.

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She is just pleased she took of the invitation for a sme`r.

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Because of it she heard she had cancer.

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It's probably one of the worst days of my lifd.

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If I hadn't had that smear laybe I wouldn't have known

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Having a baby had been an uphill struggle.

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She was eight weeks pregnant when she was told she had cdrvical

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Innovative surgery, though, in Nottingham,

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In between being told I had cancer and going back to see

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my consultant there were all sorts going through my mind:

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I dreamt of my funeral, of my baby dying, there werd all

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Women aged 25 to 64 are invhted for cervical screening, but in parts of

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It's somebody looking at your private area,

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which is understandably not the nicest thing to have done,

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but for two minutes of time, you might be uncomfortable, but it

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Why people don't have it done is beyond me.

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This is a GP's surgery in Nottingham.

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Here they've worked hard to get more women to have smears.

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Cervical screening is just a really good form

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I think it's important to s`y we are not looking for cancer when

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We're actually looking at cdrvical cells

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Amy in Nottingham needs little convincing.

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years I'd hear someone said to me "you have cancer". But it h`ppened

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to me so it could happen to anybody.

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Loads more to come on the programme, including the 80,000

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fans giving the Download Festival a huge thumbs`up in honour

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And whatever your plans this weekend, the weather is not looking

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too bad, but first, I have some thundery showers to talk about. Find

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out more later. And I will be meeting the primary

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pupils who are financial br`inboxes. We understand money!

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A woman's been telling a court how she "lost it"

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Susan Edwards admits manslatghter but denies murdering her mother

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and her father before burying their bodies in

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the back garden of their Mansfield home, as Mike O'Sullivan reports.

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Susan Edwards, who, with her husband, denies murdering hdr

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parents gave evidence at Nottingham Crown Court today. The remahns of

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William and Patricia, killed in 1998, were discovered by police in

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the back garden of their hole in forest town in Mansfield in October

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last year. William was shot dead in a bedroom by his wife, said Mrs

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Edwards, who was visiting dtring a May Day bank holiday. Mrs Edwards

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said her mother then taunted her, saying she knew her father had

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abused her as a child and that her mother had been in a relationship

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with her husband, Christophdr. Mrs Edwards, who admits manslaughter,

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told her barrister, she kept on and on. At some point, I lost it. I shot

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my mother. Mrs Edwards wrapped bodies in duvets and put thdm under

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the bed and left. When she returned with her husband a few days later,

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she told him what had happened. Mrs Edwards said husband wanted to tell

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the police but she persuaded him not to, using what she called in motion

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or blackmail. She said, I used everything in my power. The love

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between us, for him not to call the police. `` emotional blackm`il. They

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did not have a car and she suggested the garden for the bodies. @fter

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they dragged the bodies of her parents into the grave after dark,

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Mr Edwards went inside and was sick. The prosecution say the couple

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murdered the parents to ste`l their pensions and savings. Prosecutors

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said... The prosecution and defence are due

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to make their closing speeches next week.

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There's been a further setback to plans

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for a new ?15 million visitor centre and attraction at Sherwood Forest.

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Nottinghamshire County Council says it's no longer working with

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its partner, Discovery Attr`ctions, because it couldn't confirm it

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A new private partner will now be sought.

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The council says it's committed to having a new centre in Sherwood

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At the time we selected our partner they did in fact have the ftnding

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available, but, as I said, hn a time of difficult funding circumstances,

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there are original funding did not come through and they have struggled

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in the period since to find new funders.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service is predicting a huge rise

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It's because the first Engl`nd match in the World Cup coincides with hot

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Managers at Ambulance Control say they expect calls every few seconds

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and have spent months plannhng for the event.

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During the match itself, we will have a probably quieter than normal

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Saturday night because many will being gauged in watching thd match,

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but what we anticipate from 15 minutes afterwards is that we must

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to see an increase in activhty, with a particular spike going on for the

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latter part of 1am to 2am in the morning. `` we will see.

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It's been a hot and humid d`y today, prompting a new warning

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from a leading animal charity about the dangers of keeping dogs

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The Dogs Trust says, despite repeated warnings,

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almost half of owners still think it's OK to leave their anim`l

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Sarah Teale has been investhgating just how dangerous that can be.

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Even the professionals who `re paid to look after their dogs can make

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Four years ago Nottinghamshhre Police dog handler Mark Johnson left

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two of his German Shepherds inside his car in baking hot weathdr.

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Despite that tragic reminder of the consequences, it seems the lessage

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The Dogs Trust has released this campaign video, showing a dog ice

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It comes on the back of their research,

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which shows 46% of owners hdre in the East Midlands believd it s OK

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I think some people think if they park in the shade or

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if they leave the windows open that it's OK, but in fact that doesn t

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make a noticeable differencd to the inside temperature of a car

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So just how quickly can a car heat up?

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The temperature is currently 23 degrees.

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I've left my window slightlx open and we're going to leave thhs

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inside my car for a few minttes to just see how hot it gets.

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Now, we've only left it half an hour and already the temperature

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Basically, once the body telperature reaches 41 degrees

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the vital organs will no longer be able to function normally.

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Unfortunately this can lead to organ failure in a very quick perhod `

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Here at the Dogs Trust in Wxmeswold, they have to be absolutely sure

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their animals don't suffer from the heat.

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Particularly their very furry friends, lhke Luna,

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who likes nothing more than a dip in the paddling pool to cool off.

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Sarah Teale, BBC East Midlands Today, Leicestershire.

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That is a very effective video, isn't it?

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A ban on drinking in the streets across Nottingham has

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seen alcohol confiscated allost 500 times in its first three months

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Police and Community Support Officers have had the power to seize

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The council says the idea is working.

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More than half of the confiscations happened on streets in Notthngham

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Derby's been shortlisted as a site for England's first new Further

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It'll be dedicated to creathng rail engineers for High Speed Two,

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Birmingham, Manchester and Doncaster are also in the running.

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The Government should make its final decision next month.

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Hundreds of children got the chance to find out what it was

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like to be Second World War evacuees, although only bridfly

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They were given the chance to re`enact warthme rail

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The steam train journeys between Leicester and Loughborough

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were organised by the Great Central Railway as part of a

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With seeing the old steam trains and people in costume, it reallx gives

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them a good insight into how it must have been for children their age to

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have to leave their families, not knowing where they were going, so it

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helps them understand and elpathise with people from that time.

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It's finally emerged exactlx how much it cost

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Derbyshire County Council to pay off its former chief executhve.

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Nick Hodgson received almost ?220,000.

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Nick Hodgson was sacked frol his role as chief executive of

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Derbyshire County Council over a year ago. But it was only today that

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we learned he was given a p`yoff of almost ?220,000. That is eqtivalent

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to the pretty broad changes, perhaps even

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adding a frisson of fear just to ring the changes, as it werd. Just

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yesterday, the council annotnced it was cutting 27 senior managdment

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posts, thereby saving ?2.25 million. But after a year of secrecy, we now

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know exactly how much it cost to fill the council's Chief Exdcutive

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post. The City of London is home to many

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of the UK's major financial institutions, but now Nottingham can

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boast its first Centre of Excellence Dunkirk Primary School's won

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the accolade for teaching That's a brilliant idea, isn't it?

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We could have done with that! And we've got more

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from the classroom later on. We're with the kids who are dicing

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with World Cup scores to improve At Trent Bridge Notts

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Outlaws are up Derbyshire's match

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against Worcestershire only got Leicestershire's match away

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at Lancashire doesn't start Finally from me, back to thd World

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Cup. With just over 28 hours till England

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kick off their campaign, football While kids in playgrounds are

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swapping World Cup stickers, maths teachers are using the tournament

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to teach them about probability Jeremy Nicholas has been to one

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football crazy school Not Rio de Janeiro,

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but Radcliffe on Trent. Mr Burdes is a bit tall

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for our pundit booth but he's man of the match for the kids

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because he teaches maths ushng a World Cup model ` not the sort

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that is married to a player. If a team rolled a six, then that's

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a shot at goal and it's going to score unless the opposite tdam,

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the opponents, roll a one to give The teams are all ranked

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so they learn about probability It's something that doesn't happen

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very often Excitement mounts

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in the knockout stages with There is loads of

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World Cup World Cup rivalrids of course, but here the big rivalry

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is between those who collect the World Cup stickers and those

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who collect the World Cup c`rds Playtime is a chance to get swaps

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and everyone wants to get mdssy With the stickers you can stick

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them down and no one can bug you to You can't get them back off

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and it's really annoying, but with the cards you can swap them

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and that's really good. Because you could easily drop them,

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when with stickers you can't. If you card is Messi then you can

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swap it for loads of bad onds. So, playtime is over, let's go

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back in the classroom and fhnd out Despite the youngsters tipphng

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the South American sides, It looks like a popular win,

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but the real winner is maths, and the kids wouldn't swap Lr Burdes

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for anyone ` he's a keeper. He clearly is! Back in 1970, I

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collected cards. I'm delighted( ) Were you born in 1970? No!

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Well, it's been another lovdly day, perfect if you went to spot the 225

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leaving East Midlands Airport this morning. Thank you for sendhng this

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picture in, James. Unfortun`tely, it looks like cloudy conditions

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tomorrow, so no chance of sdeing it then. It is gained to be fedling

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cooler this weekend but it should be mostly dry. `` it is going to be.

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Across the weekend, we can dxpect there to be some bright sunny

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spells. I will find them solewhere for you! A Met Office warning this

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evening in force for heavy rain and the potential for thundery showers

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to move South as we go throtgh the evening, leading to localisdd

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flooding, so watch out for those of you are heading out and abott. Not

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everybody will catch them, but where we do get them, some torrential

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downpours, and those continte into the early hours of Saturday. A cue

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me and muggy night with lows of 15. me and muggy night with lows of 15.

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`` a humid. I am hopeful thd cloud will thin to give bright spdlls in

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the afternoon as we go throtgh the day, but still the risk of ` few

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showers, though definitely ` dry afternoon with temperatures a bit

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lower than we have been used to 20 is your maximum. If you havd a

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barbecue planned, it looks like it should be staying dry tomorrow

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evening. A settled today on Sunday but plenty of cloud around `nd

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temperatures at 19. Not bad. Not bad at all. Would you lhke me to

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name the Brazil 1970 World Cup team? Let me think about that! No, I

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wouldn't! England play tomorrow Don't forget! How could we( ) Have a

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great evening. Make the most of your weekend,

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wherever you are. Use the BBC Weather App to stay

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