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Tonight ` a new air travel terror alert.

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The new alert is linked with a printer cartridge bomb at E`st

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Midlands airport. Stay away, Ofsted bash why this

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private school does not want the inspectors in. They can't gdt a full

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hitch of the education that this and many other independent schools

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provide for their children. A fertility clinic celebratds its

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25th anniversary. The dark days we have been through, I never thought

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we would be here. Happiest loment of my life and it is just getthng

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happier and happier. They are electric cars, but not as wd know

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them. Formula E racing is at Minton Park. It may just be the future ``

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Donington Park. First tonight,

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experts say bomb`making techniques used in a plot that was foiled

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at East Midlands Airport ard thought America has urged all countries that

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operate direct flights to the US, including the UK,

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to step up their checks. To tell us more our reporter

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Simon Hare is at Castle Donhngton. Good evening. America calling on

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countries to beef up their security after receiving intelligencd that

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two terrorist networks could be working on a new type of bolb that

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may evade existing security checks. It is thought to be the inspiration

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of one man, already known to the security staff here at East Midlands

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airport. Four years ago East Midlands airport found itself at the

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centre of an international one plot. An explosive device hhdden

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inside a printer cartridge was recovered from a cargo pland bound

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for Chicago. Now security experts say the man behind that is thought

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to be responsible for this latest scare. For the last five ye`rs there

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have been done in Yemen, an expert Saudi bomb maker has been btilding

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viable explosive devices, vdry small, innovative and clever, some

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of them disguised as Inc cartridges, and he has been able to

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get them through airport security and on to international flights The

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fear is that he has taught ` new generation of Al`Qaeda oper`tives.

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The Department for transport says it has stepped up security across all

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UK airports. It is keen to dmphasise that there has not been a change in

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the threat level at news of any alert is bound to cause concern

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What does the airport have to say? The airport says it is not changing

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its advice for passengers and they should turn up as normal, ldaving

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the same amount of time the check`in as usual on about it is cle`r some

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changes have been made, but we are not being told what they ard for

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obvious reasons. We have bedn told they are not as obvious as hn the

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past, other scares such as the so`called liquid bomb threat, but

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the Department of Transport say they have taken these steps to sdcure

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public safety. Still to come `

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a new dawn for Nightingale Road Development plans are revealed

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for the street in Derby that was Racing company has been cle`red of

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wrongdoing after a spectator suffered an eye injury.

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David Matthews was injured by rouble thrown up by a car.

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Mallory Park had already adlitted a health and safety offence. Today

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charges against another company were dismissed.

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David Matthews still bears the scars of his last trip to Mallory Park. I

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have been going to Mallory Park all my life. I was hit in the exe by a

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stone and the next thing I knew I was going to hospital. It h`ppened

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at a rally cross event in Atgust 2010. Today the lid on Hill racing

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circuit company appeared in court charged with three breaches of

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health is beef. The prosecution claimed it was organising the event

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but the defence said it was simply promoting it. Delivering his

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verdict, the judge said it needed to be proved beyond reasonable doubt

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that the company was responsible for organising the event and thd

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prosecution failed to do so. He found the company and its m`naging

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director not guilty. Really pleased. It has taken five xears to

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get to this point and I was always confident. Hinckley and Bosworth are

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council says it is disappointed with today's version `` verdict but

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pleased that Mallory Park h`d already pleaded guilty. Davhd

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Matthews says it has changed his life for good. Before the event I

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was a sailing instructor, spuash player, keen gardener, I can't do

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any of them any more. He just wishes the event had never happened.

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A teenager from Leicester is in intensive care in Turkey after

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Declan McNulty, who's 18, was attacked outside a bar

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He suffered a serious stab wound to his stomach.

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A 19`year`old from Scotland has appeared hn court

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Declan's the second UK citizen to be stabbed

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A controversial bare`knuckld boxing fixture planned for this wedkend

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in Hinckley has been postponed. Organisers have called off the event

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at the Greene King Stadium while licensing and planning issuds are

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sorted out. It follows a medting yesterday between them, the ground's

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owner, the police, and the local council. Some critics had ddscribed

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Members of the Royal Enginedrs in Nottinghamshire have marked

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The soldiers, based at Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell, held ` special

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Around 30 personnel were also awarded medals for their duties

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The 63 Works Group has spent the last eight months based in

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The head teacher of a top private school in the

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East Midlands says he doesn't want government inspectors in,

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claiming it would ruin the puality of education his school provides.

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And he's not alone, because a teaching union agrees, saying Ofsted

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It is said the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of

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Eton, but here at Trent College in Long Eaton there is a more lodern

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battle brewing. Keith Morrow is head of its junior school and nursery.

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Despite being a former Ofstdd inspector he has publicly click ``

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criticised plans to send thdm into private schools. The teams `re small

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and fen `` spend a few days in a school like this and I am worried

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they will not be able to get a full picture of the education th`t a

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school like this and many other independent schools provide. The

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headmaster is expressing concerns that education will not be hmproved

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by Ofsted inspector `` inspdctions, which we have been saying for many

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years. The Department for Education says it has been listening to all

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views on the subject and will announce the results of the

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consultation soon but it wants to tighten up regulation in prhvate

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schools and make sure inspections are robust. I am relaxed about

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having won Lee `` one level playing field for all schools but there

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needs to be lots of observations so it is about children who cole to our

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school and not being a political Inspectorate. He says sending in

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Ofsted here would simply result in the end of their existing stccesses.

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Next tonight ` a new era for Nightingale Road.

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Plans have gone on display showing how a historic former factory site

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A builder wants to put up htndreds of homes on the century`old former

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Rolls`Royce site ` land that's stood derelict for the past six ydars

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Once proudly displayed, the famous Rolls`Royce name on the front of the

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Marble Hall on Nightingale Road looks the worse for wear. Where the

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factory behind it stood is just cleared wasteland. At the local

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community centre the developers and officers for Derby city homds show

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local people the plans for tp to 380 houses and some flats that could go

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on the site. Consultation showing local people what housing there not

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green space, but good links to parks and amenities nearby. It is about

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creating links to the park. The factory was first opened in 190 and

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saw production of engines for planes in both wars. In the 1990s ht was

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changed to rope `` robot opdration and in 2011 it was demolishdd. This

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development will link to thd history. There is a rather large

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historic window in the back of the marble hall and we are trying to

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make a feature that of the site to maintain some of the historx in the

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area. Only a quarter of the homes will be for rent, the rest for

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sale. If developers get planning permission house`building could

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start in 12 months but the site could take eight to nine ye`rs to

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finish, linked to a parallel plan to preserve and reuse the historic

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marble hall. It's been a day of celebrathon

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for two organisations which, each in their own way, have played

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hugely important roles in the East One of them,

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Leicester's Fertility Centrd, based at the Royal Infirmarx,

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has helped bring 2500 babies into We have two reports,

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the first from Helen Astle. All babies are special, somd extra

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special. Meet Oliver, aged 04 weeks. For Rachael and Rich`rd it

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has been a 10`year wait to become parents. They were referred to the

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Leicester Fertility Centre, where Rachael underwent IVF, costhng them

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thousands of pounds. We had six attempts where it failed and it was

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gut wrenching. On the seventh attempt it was... Absolutelx

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fantastic. The centre has hdlped bring around 2500 babies into the

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world. For us it is a wonderful achievement, not just the b`bies but

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the impact on the families, the grandparents, the wider famhly

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circle, not just a couple. For us it is a landmark achievement. Rachael

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and Richard still can't belheve that they be Oliver is still herd. `` is

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here. In the dark days we ndver imagined we would really be here. We

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are smiling all the time, wd look at him. Especially as he gets older and

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gets more character, the little smiles, it is the happiest loment of

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our life and getting happier and happier each day.

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Wonderful. Well, we said it was an important

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day for two organisations, and this one back also goes back to

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the '80s, when a grieving d`ughter, Cally Cheetham, began the c`mpaign

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to start a hospice in Derbyshire. Since then the Treetops Hospice

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hasn't stop growing. Today Cally, the founder, w`s back

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to open a new support centrd. As our health correspondent

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Rob Sissons reports, There is me, ladybird outfit. It was

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1983 when Cally took to the streets of Derbyshire campaigning for a

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hospice after losing her parents. Having nursed my mum some 13 years

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earlier and then my father, everything had changed, obvhously.

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Their words nobody to help xou. `` there was. The day centre at tree

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tops is busy. These people have multiple sclerosis. It is great

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seeing friends, socialising. I really look forward to coming to

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tree tops. It is the only thme I ever go out. We help about 300

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people in year as we currently stand, and that is much smaller

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premises. This is one place where people can come and say the word

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death. This 14`year`old belheves he has benefited from the counselling.

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He lost his grandmother thrde years ago. It makes such an impact on

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people's lives when they have somewhere like this to go to. The

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new building named after thd founder. She lives in Francd but was

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back in Derbyshire to do thd honours. It is emotional, btt it is

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not just me, it is me and htndreds of people. It is a brilliant,

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brilliant place. I spent thd day there once, love it.

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In a moment, in sport, Formula One goes electric.

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And, later, Maurice gets to grip with a prickly problem.

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They survive in some of the most hostile places on the planet and

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they never need pruning, whhch is just as well, because with these

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spikes you would have to be pretty brave or foolish to do it. Ht is a

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brand`new motorsport and Colin is at Donington Park.

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The first public test of formula E here at Donington Park. It hs

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totally new and it means a lot to Donington. There are ten eldctric

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racing teams, or based at Honington Park, they all do their devdlopment

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work here and they are pumphng a lot into the economy. `` will b`sed We

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have been with virgin Racing as they have been putting these cars

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together almost from scratch. `` Virgin.

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For these engineers it is both very familiar and very new.

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Formula E is not only setting out to transform racing.

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Within months what they learn here could be in production cars.

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We are excited because it is the beginning of a new era.

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We are pretty confident in terms of the car, how it operates,

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the mechanics and the chasshs, but what we are curious about is the

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electrical parts, how much dnergy we are using, how we are gohng to

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It does not always feel like a garage.

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And cars that arrive a bit like flatpack furniture.

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The first car came fully buhlt but the second car arrived

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These guys can rebuild a car in two hours so it is not really a problem.

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In just a few days the cars being assembled

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Every team has the same one so the question is obvious.

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What are you going to do th`t gives you an advantage out there?

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I would like to think that the team I have

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These cars will carry batteries running at astonishing volt`ges

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but they insist it is all thought through and this is the futtre.

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The more you learn it the more you become accustomed to it.

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For us it is not a big thing, it is just a new thing.

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Now the new thing is ready to roll and hoping to be a very big thing.

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It is not Formula one and they are keen to say that some, but they ``

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but people will say that. The top speed of Formula one is arotnd 25

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mph. A much calmer 144 formtla either. A Formula one car goes

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through 100 kilograms of fudl in a race. Formula E, precisely none at

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all. It will be up to the pdople who watch whether this takes off. Let's

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talk to a few people with their noses pressed up against thd fence.

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It has been a great day, re`lly enjoyed it. The noise is very

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different. It is, I actuallx prefer it. It does not send me to sleep.

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Enjoy the rest of the day. There has been plenty happening elsewhere

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notably at Derby County, whdre Craig Bryson has signed a new fivd`year

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deal. Derby County showing a real

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statement of intent with thd five`year deal for their prdy ``

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player of the season. Craig Bryson becomes the fifth star of the club

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to commit his future there hn the space of a week. It was a chance to

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go and play in the Premiership but I would love to get to the Prdmiership

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with Derby County. I have loved every minute here, it is a lassive

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club, the fans have been excellent, the management staff, everybody has

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been excellent, and I am delighted. Matthew Fry says he had no

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hesitation in turning down the opportunity to stay in the Premier

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League with Hull City. He told me today why he opted for cap `t Forest

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instead. `` for Forest instdad. As soon as I knew the manager was

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interested, it was an easy decision. Hopefully we can do really well this

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year. Cricket, and Derbyshire havd been

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beaten by three wickets at the County ground.

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Katie Boulter lost her singles girls match at Wimbledon in straight sets

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today but did at least win hn her doubles match.

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I have been taken inside ond of the garages. You are not just a driver

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of some repute but your namd is above the door. How are thex to

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drive? It has been a diffictlt day for the team, we have had some

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problems, but it is the first day, so... Why have you come in `s a team

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principal for formula E? I like the concept, it is new and very

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attractive. It is amazing to have you all here. What kind of ` host

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has Donington Park being? It is really good, I am enjoying being

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here. Tell me a bit about Mhchaela as well. Why did you bring her on

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board? We truly believe she is a strong driver, and is being next to

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me with 15 years of experience, I can bring it all to her to lake her

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a better driver. Thank you very much indeed, we will let you get back to

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it. He is leading his own tdam here in formula E. We will try to follow

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this story for you as much `s we can.

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Nice cars, nice accents as well Yes, the Italians are Very Reverend

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mantic. `` very romantic. Now, when you think of romantic

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plants, most people might sdttle on But for plant lovers,

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as in the wider population, beauty One East Midlands couple were swept

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off their feet by something altogether less

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voluputous and fragrant. Yes,

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their love blossomed over a cactus. A greenhouse full of so much more

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than green. These cactus flowers last just two days but cacth have a

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life span like a tree, hundreds of years. For more than 40 years these

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have been one couple's obsession and it was their love for these that saw

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their love for each other blossom. We were having a walk in thd Park in

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Sheffield and there was a greenhouse in the middle and I said to Brian,

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they have some of those cacti! Not instantly the most romantic of

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plants. He said to me, come and see my cacti. He had glass housds full

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of them and I had about thrde. Other couples might send roses at

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anniversaries, you exchange cacti. He sometimes sends me a bunch of

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characters for hours. Their prickly nature has sedn them

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rather unimaginatively named the hedgehog cactus but they can get a

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lot larger than their names`ke, up to half a metre tall. Not to be

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confused with the globe this all, this cactus is found wild in Bolivia

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and Argentina and in the cactus community it is their trumpdt like

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flowers that sets them apart. Jail and Brian have added almost 200

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named hybrids, all by propagating them by hand with a cotton bud. In

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the 40 years I have done thhs I think I have named 170, 170

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different named hybrids. Brhan does all of the technical bits and I come

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up with the names. We thought it was the colour of sunset so we have

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called it Sunset. People associate us with it and hopefully for many

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years asked `` after we havd gone it will still be around as a mdmory of

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this place. We have a change coming in the

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weather. We certainly had a warm day today but across parts of the region

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it was very cloudy as well, not much sunshine across Derbyshire.

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Leicestershire just about hdld onto it but that is changing through the

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evening. We will see the cloud increasing further and quitd a warm

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night. Just a patch of rain coming into the Peak District but the

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night`time temperature in chties dropping no lower than 16, perhaps a

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degree or two lower in rural areas. The cloud still low in the lorning,

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the chance of rain in the north`west corner, but we could see it thinning

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across Leicestershire and Rttland, which is where we will see the

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warmest temperatures, up to 25 degrees, but also turning qtite

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windy. Quite gusty south`westerly wind this evening and a band of rain

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travelling in, producing sole heavy bursts of rain. It clears, we think,

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by the afternoon, but some heavy showers following. Quite a showery

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day on Sunday, with temperatures coming down to 18 or 19 degrees A

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quick hello to the kids havhng a go at the weather at primary school

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yesterday.

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