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indecent assault against women and children. That's all from the BBC

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News. This is East Midlands Today with

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Sarah Teale and me, Dominic Heale. Tonight ` tales of courage from the

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front line in Afghanistan. On their final homecoming p`rades,

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soldiers described Duarte machine gun teams might come

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forward, attack us, we would have to try and identify them. Then engage

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them before they could engage us. Also tonight, the thieves who

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smashed their way through this door and took thousands of pounds from a

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charity that gives to cancer patients.

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Plus, a trial run for schools that will serve up millions of free meals

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from September. And why crowds have been flocking to

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this Victorian sewage pumping station. It is the only place in the

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world where you can see beal engines of this size working in thehr

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original setting. Welcome to Monday's programle.

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Good evening. First tonight,

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incredible stories of courage from East Midlands soldiers who've been

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welcomed back from Afghanistan. The 9th/12th Royal Lancers were

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the last regiment from our region They have been telling us how they

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were dropped into enemy territory and cale under

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attack from three sides This week, their final homecoming

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parades are taking place Our social affairs correspondent,

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Jeremy Ball, has this report. A heartfelt welcome from chdering

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crowds in Leicester city centre but for the last eight months, the

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9th/12th Royal Lancers had ` much more hostile reception in Hdlmand

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province, where they were t`rgeting Taliban strongholds to stop

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the mounting attacks. We would normally be identifying

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Taliban gunmen, rocket teams and indeed,

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suicide bombers, and our task was to Soldiers from the Lancers Brigade

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Reconnaissance Force were sdnt They were dropped behind endmy lines

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from helicopters, usually at night. Once we landed, they would form up

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on the edges of us, Two or three machine gun te`ms might

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come forward, attack us frol 30 to 600 metres away and we would try

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and identify them before thdy could get to us, and then engage them

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before they could engage us. We had a PKM team,

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which is like a machine gun, Just beyond there, we had some

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kind of single round fire. Then, to our far right, there was

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some other kind of machine gun. So, you were getting attackdd

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from three sides. The first time,

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it was a little bit daunting. Obviously, quite scary inithally,

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especially for the young lads. It's just about winning

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firefighting, then moving on. Other soldiers supported thdm,

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using these Warthog armoured trucks, working with local troops

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from the Afghan security forces who will soon be defending Helmand

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province on their own. It remains pretty dangerous

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in depth. In a single day,

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we recovered over 2000 rounds of ammunition, a number of suicide

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vests, a number of rockets, and that And that took place

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in the area where, sadly, The 9th/12th Royal Lancers `ll made

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it back from Afghanistan, but two of their soldiers c`me home

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to Leicestershire with serious injuries, and this week's p`rades

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are a chance to thank them for You've been out to Afghanistan four

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times, to report on our troops in

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Afghanistan. on the East Midlands Today website,

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isn't there? Yes. We've gone back through our

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archives from the last 12 ydars to pull together reports th`t tell

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a really extraordinary storx. You can follow soldiers

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into the heat of battle. You can hear from troops who

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suffered horrific injuries, and the stories of men who gave

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their lives. And you can also find out how

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the war's affected thousands of Like the Caribbean solider who was

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informally "adopted" by And the troops who went to

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Afghanistan and ended up supporting an orphanage, and even

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snapping up some bargains from kids If you want to see more of that you

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can, at bbc.co.uk/eastmidlandstoday. Next tonight, patients have

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described theives who smashdd their way into a cancer charity

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and stole thousands of pounds of The raid happened last night at

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the Maggie's centre in the grounds As our health correspondent Rob

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Sissons reports, it?s the third time Today has not been great, btrglars

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raided Maggie's last night. Cancer patients at the singing class,

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putting a brave face on it. It is a service for people who are `lready

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suffering. I don't think thd people who did this could get any lower

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than scum. The service this place gives affects all of us in

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Nottingham. People who do this sort of thing do not realise how much

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hurt they are causing us. The thieves forced their way in through

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this door, then into the office will stop it was just hours after the

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summer affair. They still computers. Basically, all the computers we use,

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plus a laptop, and the worst thing for us is the safe, which contained

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all the money from the procdeds of the summer there, plus any

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contributions made last week. Assist that `` a substantial amount. Anna

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had given up her Sunday to sell summer cocktails. We made about ?180

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in just two hours. The strawberries went down well. It was international

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fashion designer Paul Smith who opened this Maggie's, hoping to

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create a homely atmosphere, they had 10,000 visitors last year. This one,

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you can really get comfortable in. That is what I tried to do

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throughout the building. After three burglaries, the Centre is now

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reviewing security with the police. Still to come ` cricket's bhg

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guns come to Grace Road. Thousands turn out to see India kick

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start their tour of England with a not`to`be`missed

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game against Leicestershire. And there should not be any

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disruptions to play this wedk, the weather is playing ball for a

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change. Summer is well and truly back on track.

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A county that's due to servd up an extra 12,000 school dinners a day

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from September says it'll bd ready for the challenge.

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Nottinghamshire is investing in new equipment and kitchen staff in the

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run`up to the introduction of free school meals for infants `

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something the Government is paying for.

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Mike O'Sullivan's been to one school that's just carried out a tdst run,

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They have turned up the heat in the kitchen today at this primary

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school. The pressure is on to provide an extra 75 school dinners.

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That will be expected every day from September. Then, free school meals

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will be introduced for the hnfants. A few more plans, more chopping

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boards, we could do with more space, more worktops. New worktops have

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been delivered this morning. So we will see. At the moment,

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Nottinghamshire serves up around 38,000 school meals a day. That will

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go up by around 12,000 per day in September. The county is investing

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?1.7 million in kitchen exp`nsions and improvements. And recruhting

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another 120 staff. They are pulling out all the stops, but what are the

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school dinners like? They are good, nice. What do you like about them?

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Pizza. The idea was something of a surprise when it was announced by

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the debited Prime Minister late last year. Maybe there were some sceptics

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that but they would not follow through. `` announced widelx deputy

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Pamina step. But it is good to be happening, hence the trial run. ``

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the Deputy Prime Minister. We are very excited about it. We are sure

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all the planning is in praise. Free school meals the infants cotld save

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parents or carers ?400 a ye`r, cash the County Council believes might be

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used to pay for a meal for `n older sibling. Meaning even more school

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dinners would be needed. Hundreds of homes

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in Leicester were without power for An electricity substation on

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Sanvey Gate, near the city centre, It exploded at

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around 2 o'clock this morning. Western Power restored electricity

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to homes A man has been found guilty of

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murdering a Derby bus driver who'd been having an affair with his

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wife. David Hunter was found dead outside

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his home 38`year`old Heteny Tarsoly hs due to

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be sentenced at Derby Crown Court on

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Wednesday. Now, six years ago, a long`running

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controversy in the Peak District Campaigners celebrated

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when plans to re`open an old quarry But now it looks as

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if pressure is growing to increase So a new forum's been set up

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for interested parties to ahr their differences. James Roberson

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reports. It is just a short walk frol the

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road to Stanton Moor. Our home thousands of years ago to Bronze Age

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and Iron Age inhabitants. Btt the moor has been quarried for

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centuries. The Quarry men lhke this. The root of the probldms we

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are seeing today goes back to the early 1950s, when open`ended

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planning permissions for extraction were given at about five or six

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quarries. But now it is a bhg issue because it has ancient monulents,

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people love to come here and enjoy it. Yet, these quarried perlissions

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are coming onto it. Campaigners want this monument permanently protected.

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But quarrying continues near the moor and some residents worry that

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the quarry companies want to increase their workings in the

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future. It feels that the moor seems to be under constant attack, that it

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is going to be mined up to the boundaries of the nine ladids. Other

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residents are more philosophical. The quarry has been part of this

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area for thousands of years. We need stone to build houses. The first

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liaison group meeting of all the interested parties, quarrying firms,

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residents and environment groups, has been cheered independently by a

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planning expert. It is one of information exchange, the hope that

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everyone will have a common understanding of the issues. I do

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not expect this to be a meeting where people will reach an `greement

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on some things, but is `` it is ensuring there is mutual

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understanding. The group will meet three times a year. We witndss a

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world first. A Victorian sewage pumping station fires up all of its

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beam engines for the first time in decades.

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A couple from Leicestershird, who lost their son to cancer

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when he was just 13, have bden described as the inspiration behind

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Kevin and Fiona Anderson rahsed more than ?100,000

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It helped fund a complete rdnovation of the children and teenage cancer

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Tom Brown was there as Kevin and Fiona saw the results

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The moment their son's dream became a reality.

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A playroom on the LRI's children's cancer ward.

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Paid for by Kevin and Fiona Anderson's fundraising,

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Robbie Anderson died from cancer when he was just 13

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He spent more than a year on the ward, fighting the dhsease.

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The environment in which the children were being

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treated was, er, very, very dreary, and something needed to be changed.

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He said, you know, "I like playing Xbox games."

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He said, "Dad, if we can get a big TV like I've got at home

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on the ward, we could all play together."

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And we said, "That's a really good idea.

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So, why don't you do somethhng about it, Robbie?"

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He said, "Well, I am. I'm going to fundraise."

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Just months before he died, Robbie got his TV.

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But by now, he had kickstarted a major fundraising project.

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Thanks to the Our Space appdal and the Teenage Cancer Trust,

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?1.4 million was raised and the ward was transformed.

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A lot of our patients have treatment for over three ye`rs.

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Some have treatment for shorter periods of time,

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So, what we needed to be able to do was create an environment where

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they have everything that they could possibly have at home.

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Thanks to Robbie, today's patients have Wi`Fi,

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games and space for their p`rents to stay, all in their own room.

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You dread coming back, because it brings back

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But to see how it has changdd, it is amazing.

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And on the wall, a permanent reminder of

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the Andersons' fundraising dfforts and the dream of their 13`ydar`old

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What an amazing thing to do. Lovely story. Time for the sports news

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We start with news from Derby County,

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because they've secured the future of yet another of their big stars.

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Defender Jake Buxton's becole the latest to sign

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The three`year deal will kedp the 29`year`old at the Ipro unthl 2 17.

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Buxton has been at the club for five years now.

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He was almost ever`present last season and his performances

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at the heart of the defence earnt him the supporters' club

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Now, you don't have to be a cricket`lover to know

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when it comes to the big guns, they don't come much bigger than India.

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They've just kicked off thehr tour of England with a game against

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Despite the on`off weather, thousands

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of fans turned up over thred days to see the sporting megastars,

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and giving the Foxes a much`needed boost to their bank account.

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It's been an all`round free weekend in Leicester.

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The fans got to see their cricketing heroes, and a near

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sellout crowd at Grace Road means the Foxes are ?100,000 bettdr off.

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The Indians travel to Derbyshire later this week

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If the turnout here is anything to go by, the Falcons will `lso

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It's been exciting to watch, the Indians are a good team.

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We are all excited, we're having a great time.

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It is a pleasure watching all the Indian bowlers

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I'm looking forward to seeing them give England a really good latch,

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and hopefully they will win this time.

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The Indian legends like Tendulkar and Dravid are no more,

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And for this Indian`born dad, it was a truly proud occasion.

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He brought his son, Shiv Th`kor here as a boy.

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Shiv is now a key player for Leicestershire

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Seeing him play against one of my favourite teams

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and players I've seen grow tp when I was in India, it's fantastic.

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Great, I'm really pleased for him, because he works extremely hard

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On day one, Shiv took the whcket of Virat Kohli, one of his heroes.

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In my opinion, probably the best player in the world.

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So, to get him out was a huge honour for me.

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He was being fantastic about it as well.

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They're all superstars, almost gods, back home.

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But being so humble and down`to`earth,

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I've learned a massive amount from them, on and off the fheld

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How to behave, how they carry themselves.

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The Indian summer has been given a perfect start,

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For the tourists, who have so much support here,

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it has once again proved to be another home away from home.

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Well, there's one game going on today and Nottinghamshire's drive to

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go clear at the top of the County Championship was held up by

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a ninth wicket stand from Woakes and Wright.

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Still not enough to overshadow amazing work

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Tennis now, and it isn't just Andy Murray keeping British hopes

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Leicestershire's Katie Boulter has put in a fantastic performance to

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see her safely through to the second round in the Juniors section.

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If any of the current crop of Britain are engineered to m`ke it at

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the next level, Katie Boultdr will be top of the list right now. The

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Leicestershire teenager broke into the top ten in the world junior

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rankings earlier this year `nd today at Wimbledon, she beat her seeded

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opponent to become the first British junior player through to thhs

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year's second round. I am ecstatic. I went out there believing H could

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win and came out on top. But there some disappointment, with Freya

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Christie and Harriet Dart, both losing the first round matches. As

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for Katie Boulter, she will be back in action tomorrow in the doubles.

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She is already itching to gdt back out on the court. It is gre`t to

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have nice support, especially `` especially being back home. Every

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signal year it gets better. It seems more special every time you come

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back. I love coming back here and hopefully, many more to comd.

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In athletics, Loughborough's Martyn Rooney and Derby's Will Sharman are

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both British Champions after the weekend's competition in Birmingham.

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Sharman was utterly dominant in the 110m hurdles, qualifying for the

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In the 400m, Martyn Rooney `lso won his place in the European tdam,

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but was carrying an injury and says he's determined to run

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And in swimming, Derbyshire's young star Adam Peaty couldn't quhte

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complete a famous treble at the British Gas Internathonal.

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He'd beaten Olympic silver ledallist Michael Jamieson in both thd 50m and

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100m breast stroke, but just missed out yesterday in the 200m event

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Now, back to the Victorian dra, when four spectacular steam`powered

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engines which pumped sewage in Leicester were a source

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The beautifully decorated bdam engines were in action

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for decades before eventually being switched off half a century ago

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Since then, a team of volunteers have lovingly restored

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them and this weekend they were back in action at Abbey Pumping Station.

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It's a world first, and so, thousands went along to see

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the rare sight. Including otr Amy Harris.

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Victorian ingenuity showcasdd for the first time in decades. @ll four

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original steam engines runnhng once more at Abbey Pumping Station in

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Leicester. A rare sight, thought to be a world first. It is the only

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place in the world where yot can see this size at beam engine working in

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the original setting. We ard excited about it. These huge beam engines

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pumped Leicester's sewage from the 19th century right the way through

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until 1964 when the station close. That was after years of cardful ``

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but after years of careful restoration, they are as good as new

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and they are certainly attr`cting the crowds. It is the sort of

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engineering and was brought up on. It is nice to see it working again.

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It is amazing. I cannot belheve how old they are and that they can still

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run so smoothly. It is quitd impressive. You do not see things

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like this any more, anywherd else. The pumping station is now ` museum

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and boasts a range of science and technology exhibits. This wdekend,

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the main attraction was this feat of engineering from Leicester's past.

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Something very hypnotic abott watching those!

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Nothing like a well oiled m`chine. People often referred to me in that

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manner. Can't think why. We had a real struggle with that approach is

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this weekend and I had to ptt the central heating on. 16 Celshus was

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the top temperature on Saturday afternoon.

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But things are on the up, pressure is building once again, keeping

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things fine for the next few days. Staying mostly dry for most of this

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week. The rain will be back for the weekend. But sunshine, parthcularly

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to start. It gets cloudier towards the end of the week. But thhngs are

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starting to warm up again. Temperatures into the 20s bx

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Thursday and Friday. It looks as though we will see some showers

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fading away over the next couple of hours. Any remaining showers will

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fade away. It is dry tonight, some clear spells once again.

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Temperatures taking a tumbld, down into single figures again in rural

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areas. Staying in double figures in the towns and city centres. Tomorrow

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morning, a cold start for some, but another bright start with lots of

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sunshine. The cloud will buhld into the afternoon, but it will stay dry.

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Some sunshine towards the evening and temperatures up, 20 or 21

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Celsius. Coverage is rising even higher into Wednesday, the winds

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shift round am bringing in warmer air. 22 or 23, lots of sunshine on

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Wednesday. But things take ` bit of a turn for the worse on Thursday.

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Cloud increasing and winds picking up, it looks as if it will stay

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dry, whatever jurors will stay up into the 20s.

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Produce will put around, so that we get the sunshine at the weekend

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We will be back with the late news, goodbye for now.

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If you were there, you'll all get done for murder

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We don't have to prove who used a knife any more.

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