02/07/2014 East Midlands Today


02/07/2014

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And now the news for the East at Wimbledon.

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale. Good

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evening. First tonight, the growing safety concerns surrounding a

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controversial boxing event hn Leicestershire this weekend. A bare

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knuckle boxing night is due to take place in Hinckley on Saturd`y. It's

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been described as barbaric by some local people. Today organisdrs met

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police and the local council to discuss their safety plans. Tom

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Brown reports. The gloves are off and this man cannot wait. Hd is

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training for the bare knuckle boxing event at Hinckley on Saturd`y. It is

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exciting. It is what people want to see. It is an old generation thing

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that you cannot find in othdr combat sports. They hope to host the fight

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here at the Hinckley United football club. I was brought up here at a

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young age. It is a gentleman's sport. Every fighter I have ever

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known has always been a gentleman. Today, reaction to the sport is

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mixed. I do not like it at `ll. It sounds barbaric. I think it will be

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good. It is a sport that has been away for many years. If thex want to

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have a punch`up it is their choice. It is thought to be one of the

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biggest public events of thhs sport in the UK. The question is, is it

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safe? We have medics, an ambulance on stand`by, a hospital tent. It is

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better on the whole for safdty. I am hoping it is a very quick fhght and

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I knock him out. I am a strhpper on the weekends and I have a couple of

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jobs booked in for after thd fight! Earlier this evening I spokd to the

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local MP for Hinckley and bdgan by asking him if he thought thd event

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was legal. It was outlawed hn the last century. There is a strong case

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law which found that anybodx participating in this, even if they

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gave consent to be in this kind of fight, it was illegal and actual

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bodily harm. Anyone supporthng the fight was also acting illeg`lly and

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I do not believe this has changed. This is an attempt to turn the clock

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back on a practice that was turned back for good reason. The s`y it is

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not actually be a knuckle bdcause there is some padding on thd

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competitor's fist, does that not make a difference? Queensbury rules

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require boxing gloves. The was a man killed on Monday in a punchhng

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competition, in London, a young father. I very much want to resist

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turning back the clock to the times when men eat themselves to ` pulp

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for prize`money. A man from Nottinghamshire has been ch`rged

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under terrorism laws. 19`ye`r`old Adeel Ulhaq from Sutton`in`@shfield

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will appear at the Old Baildy on the 18th of July. It's alleged he was

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raising money for charity, which was to be used to fund terrorisl in

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Syria. It's been announced the Queen is to visit Derbyshire next week.

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She'll be in Matlock on the 10th of July along with the Duke of

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Edinburgh. The royal party will visit the John Smedley knitwear

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factory nearby, before going to meet the crowds at Chatsworth Hotse. If

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your eyes have been streaming and nose running all day it won't

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comfort you to know the pollen count has been at its peak. Many hay fever

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sufferers reach for medicathon to ease the symptoms unaware that it

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can make them drowsy. And that brings it's own problems. Jo Healey

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reports. This should be lovdly, a stroll in the park on a gorgeous day

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but for many it just means htchy eyes, a streaming nose and constant

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sneezing. This morning I got to work and my eyes were itching and my

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throat was clammy. It makes your nose itchy and when you snedze it is

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really annoying. Some medic`tion for hay fever can make you unfit to

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drive. New research shows ndarly one third of drivers do not realise this

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and nearly one half do not dven bother to check yet it is an offence

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to drive when unfit through drugs and that includes hay fever

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medication. A nurse who specialises in `llergies

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says there are alternatives. The old ones like Piritin are quite

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sedating. They are best to `void if you have to drive. You have to check

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you are not getting drowsy on your medication. Why is the polldn count

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so high? We had a lot of good weather through June and no rain, so

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nothing to wash the pollen grains away. This high pollen count is set

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to drop at the end of the wdek as the weather cools. That's your news.

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So, it's goodbye from me but with your weather now, here's Anna

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Church. Thank you. Things whll improve if you are suffering from

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hay fever for the weekend. @s we head into the there will be a lot of

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cloud around and that is how it will stay throughout the day on Thursday,

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mostly dry and warm. A lot of cloud this evening and tonight, some

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lower`level Cloud pushing in from the north as we head towards dawn.

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That may produce spots of lhght rain in the far north. A mild night.

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Tomorrow we will have high`level clouds in the South and East, some

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brightness year, then the cloud will start to increase as we go through

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the day, again some showers are possible in the north of thd region.

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Am brightness and highs of 23. through this weekend. With more on

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that here's Louise. Temperatures up to 25 degrees, 7

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Fahrenheit. A different story north and west. Particularly in western

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Scotland. Only 17 degrees. But the winds were a feature here, gusting

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to 50 mph from time to time. And there was rain as well. That weather

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front continues to meander south and east through northern

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