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The home here is for adults over the age of 65. Some of them havd mental

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or physical disabilities. Today I spoke with the family of ond of

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them. Last year, this woman celebrated her

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one `` her 100th birthday. Her family say social workers told them

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of a major investigation into Fosse Court and advise them to move

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around. You well aware that something was going on? `` were

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aware. Yes. The council people said it is not safe to go there. The

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police and council said it was not safe? Yes. The council told us it is

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aware of the allegations regarding the independently run Fosse Court

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and is supporting both the police investigation and the residdnts and

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their families. She was trying to tell you? Yes we

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didn't realise. How do you feel now that you have moved her out? We are

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happy. How is she? She is h`ppy now. This afternoon, families met at

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Fosse Court to ask questions. Even think it will happen to yourself or

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a member of your family. I don't know if there has been abusd. Her

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grandmother is settling into night, but

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places and specialist homes are .. What is the latest on the

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investigation? Leicestershire Police say they have

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arrested for women, all of them members of staff aged betwedn 4 and

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61 and they have been released on bail pending further investhgations.

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I have had a statement from Fosse Court, the care home.

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Sadly, we seem to have lost the feed there. We'll have more that later

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on. Later in the programme, the voice of

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cricket soaring over Leicestershire. We discover what the BBC's cricket

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correspondent Jonathan Agnew likes The Derbyshire man's epic attempt to

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claim three peaks in three days on three wheels. `` to climb.

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Another 2,000 jobs could be lost at Derbyshire County Council as cuts

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threaten the end of some services, including school crossing p`trols.

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The council today announced details of its budget over the next three

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years with the Conservative opposition claiming it was linked to

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Even mums walking to and from their children centre use the school

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crossing patrol. But the crossing service is facing the axe. The

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County Council says cutting school crossing patrols in 200 loc`tions

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could save ?600,000. They whll go next year, unless alternative ways

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of finding and funding can be worked out. I struggle with cars stopping

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with me and I have a stick that is meant to stop the cars and they

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ignore me. If I was not herd, I think the kids would be strtggling.

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They would be stuck. Today, the County Council outlined the likely

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cuts over the next three ye`rs. They said the cuts were the toughest in

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the council's history. The council says it has two cut ?157 million by

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2018. A further 2000 jobs could go. 23 children's centres, giving

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support to under fives, could be closed down. Increased charges for

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care services are likely. It is ruling on now unrelenting

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towards the next decade. `` rolling on. The cuts are so deep and severe

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and oil services are being `ffected. We know what has to be saved, but

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they are going further than that and saying what is the cuts beyond 015.

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A lot of that is conjecture, I think, and no surprise that there is

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a general election next year and an opportunity to grab a headlhne.

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So job losses looming there, but also today the prospect

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of 20,000 new jobs being crdated across the East Midlands ovdr

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That's because the Government has announced the first instalmdnt

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of Growth Deals ` ?12 billion to stimulate local economies.

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The idea is to take money away from Whitehall and put it dhrectly

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into the hands of local authorities and businesses.

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Here's our Chief News reporter Quentin Rayner.

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This company has only been hn business for two years, but have

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already got the benefit of this type of funding. They received a grant

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from another growth fund to buy a new laser cutting machine and have

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since taken on more staff. Without the funding, we could not continue

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to grow. A part of the growth was the second machine. Without funding,

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we would not have got there. Partnerships will be able to spend

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the Growth Deals's money as they see fit. Across the East Midlands, over

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?365 million has been alloc`ted The project approved for next ydar and

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involve ?7 million for a new link road, ?11 million for a new training

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centre and ?30 million will be spent to help build a brand`new skills Hub

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on this land. Central College and new College both working in the new

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building. To train future elployees the skills that employers w`nt. This

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is significant. This money being given to Derbyshire and

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Nottinghamshire will unlock a lot of match funding, over ?500 million,

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18,000 jobs, 8000 homes, many learners and colleges and schools.

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The exciting thing is that these ideas have come from the East

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Midlands, not imposed by London It is infrastructure investments,

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dealing with bottlenecks and investing in the areas, the sectors

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where East Midlands does well. Firefighters tackling a blaze

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in a Leicester flat found more than Crews were called to the buhlding

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on Charles Street just Bosses say the cause of the fire

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on the second floor was acchdental The second phase of work to

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pedestrianise Loughborough The Market Place will be johned with

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shopping streets as part Access along part of Swan Street

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is now closed to traffic. Leicestershire County Counchl is

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advising drivers to use A precious hoard of coins h`s been

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discovered in a Derbyshire cave where it lay undisturbed

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for more than 2,000 years. Archaeologists discovered 26 coins,

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including three Roman coins and 20 other gold and silver pieces

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which are Late Iron Age. Experts say it's

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the first time coins from the two separate civilhsations

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have been found buried together Fresh efforts are being madd to get

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more of us to sign up to Hundreds of people

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in our region are waiting for organs The NHS is particularly keen to get

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more people from the black `nd Asian communities involved where there's

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a high need for organs. Our Health Correspondent

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reports from Derby. There haven't been enough donors for

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years. 59 people died in thd East Midlands last year waiting for a

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transplant and right now thdre are Three days, I have to be here for

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day our as is. When I get home, I am tired. `` dialysis. Ruth is a nurse

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and says there is a particular shortage of donors from the black

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and Asian communities. From the waiting list, 25% of that is made up

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of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

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Unfortunately, only 8% of those make up the organ donor register.

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Spreading the word on the street. I think there's a lack of information

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and understanding. There ard taboo is that need to be addressed. His

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message welcome here. This lan owes his life to a heart transpl`nt. It

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made a great deal of differdnce It was nine years ago. I basic`lly got

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my life back. To boost transplant numbers, in Wales they are loving to

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an opt out system rather th`n an opt in system. Some say England may

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follow. Five pupils have been reprilanded

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after attempting to escape from their school by digging

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a hole underneath a securitx fence. It's believed

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the children were using cutlery It happened at Nottingham's

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Djanogly Academy school. The school was recently placed in

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special measures after being rated It's an iconic scene

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from the classic film The Great Escape and it was recreated to some

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degree by five daring pupils The children, all under 14,

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were involved in an audacious attempt to dscape

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by digging a tunnel underne`th It surrounded the perimeter

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of the site. Using cutlery like this

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which was smuggled from the canteen, the pupils have managed to dig

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a hole under the fence. But that is as far

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as their plan got as teachers An e`mail sent last week

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confirmed the escape attempt. It is more controversy

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for the school which was recently placed in emergency measures

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after it was rated as inadepuate The school has banned all ptpils

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under 16 from leaving The attempted breakout may not be on

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the level of The Great Escape, we're pretty sure that the vaulting horse

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in the gym won't be nailed to the Coming up later, Adrian Mold, the

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musical. Leicester's much loved banks ridden teenager...

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The weather cannot make up hts mind. I will give you more detail later in

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the programme. An incredibld story. A disabled Derbyshire man is

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recovering from the challenge of a lifetime after taking on three of

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Britain's highest mountains, using Will Blanche from has spina bifida

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and set himself the task of completing the Three Peaks

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challenge, climbing Ben Nevhs, Skiddaw and Snowdon, somethhng

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never before attempted in this way. Our reporter Paul Bradshaw

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has this exclusive report. Three peaks in three days on three

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wheels. That is the challenge will blanch set himself. He was raising

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money and awareness. First up, Ben Nevis in north`west

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Scotland. He set a good early pace on the hand bike, but with

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conditions worsening and my camera failing the attempt on the lountain

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was abandoned at the halfwax point. I can't be disappointed. We have

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done amazing. A new day, a new mountain and he was

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keen to fare better on Growth Deals in the Lake District, despite the

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steepness of the ascent, yot made good progress. `` fared better on

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Skiddaw. The final claim Motnt Snowdon in North Wales. Aftdr four

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hours, he crawled the last few feet and made it to the summit. @mazing.

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Just to get to the top. The highest peak in Wales. Absolutely alazing,

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could not have done it without that's what's down there. Absolutely

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phenomenal. Surgery's end hdre with two of the three Peaks clailed and

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only the extreme weather on Ben Nevis defeating plans. `` the

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journey ends here. It was very eventful for evdryone

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concerned. Sometimes there `re not words to describe what people do.

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We start with a special preview to the eagerly awaited first tdst with

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India. It starts on Wednesd`y. It starts on Wednesday and guiding

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fans through it will be the voice Aggers lives in Leicestershhre and

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is known to millions as the main But what many don't know

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about Aggers is he's an experienced pilot and takes to

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skies with his dog, Tino. Last week he took

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an extra passenger! I bribe him with a bacon sandwich

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on arrival I've never flown

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in a light aircraft. I wondered how, at six foot four,

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Jonathan would fit The dog looked comfy

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and we were ready to go. What better way to look ahe`d to the

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first test against India at Trent England need Cook to get

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a 100 to win. I think that'll take

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some pressure off. Not only does he need a win,

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he needs to score runs. Capt Aggers has held

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his pilot licence for eight years. Is there a witchhunt against England

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captain Alastair Cook? Shane Warne's article startdd

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off about whether he was witnessed For much of the game, he was

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on a boat in the Greek Isles. There was not one mention of Sam

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Robson or Stuart Broad's hat`trick. It was all negative about

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Alastair Cook. There'll be a lot

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of travelling support for the first And then we were down,

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our landing has smooth as shlk. My adventure over

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as England begin at Trent Bridge. More build up tomorrow

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and there are still a few thckets In the cricket today,

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Kent are batting on day one of their County Championship match against

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Leicestershire at Grace Road. Onto football and

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Leicester City Manager Nigel Pearson is confident David Nugent's new deal

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will be sorted soon. The out`of`contract striker is still

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in negotiations but Pearson says he's hopeftl there

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won't be any major problems. The team returned to pre`se`son

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training officially today and He was all smiles at the tr`ining

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ground, he's still at the club while negotiations continue. As whth

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everything, it has to be right for all of the parties. We will try to

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get it resolved as soon as possible, we are confident we can do that He

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says there may be new signings, but not a huge amount. And that he is

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happy about the squad are ttrning today. Back at training as Premier

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League players. Exciting tiles, the hard work starts here. Hard work

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that Leicester hope will st`nd them in good stead. They did so well last

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year. They deserve to be whdre they are and hopefully as a group we can

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push on. Give ourselves a n`me in the Premier League. Confidence high,

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but what can they achieve in the top flight? I'm a lot will have us down

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in a relegation battle. `` H imagine. We have to perform as well

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as we can and I think we max surprise a few people. We h`ve

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enough talent and work ethic. We can cause some upsets. If anyond writes

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out of `` rights us off, thdy do it at their own peril. `` writds us.

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I could hear the plane going over and over.

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Moving on. He famously brought the isste

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of teenage angst centre stage. Now the fictional character

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Adrian Mole is returning to This morning, Curve in Leicdster

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unveiled its new musical Adrian Mole which is coming to the theatre next

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spring, as Victoria Hicks rdports. Pandora captured Adrian Mold's

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heart. It is hoped the dailx drama of his life will capture

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theatre`goers, too. Be for her death, Sue Townsend gave thd musical

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her blessing. She didn't make us feel to know this. We have writing

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sessions and we played around the piano. We really miss her. Our

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ageing's dilemmas from life in the 1980s still relevant today? Even

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though there aren't smart hdre, we have set it in 1981, but tednagers

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are teenagers. You will alw`ys have spots and hormones and kids can

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relate to that. We think it can do the last of the same as Marx Poppins

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being a musical about London or The Full Monty being about the leads.

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This is deeply rooted in Lehcester. The search for Adrian starts now. We

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will be holding auditions. We really hope we can capture the

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Leicestershire spirit. It h`s sold 20 million copies and has bden

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translated into many languages. Curved hope this `` Curved hope this

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will be as popular with theatre`goers.

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Kay will now sing out of thd weather.

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You wouldn't want me to do that We have a mix of sunshine and showers

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at the moment and we continte with that theme. An area of low pressure

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across the UK and with that we have moist air and that is a rechpe for

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some very slow showers. Thex will be around through tomorrow morning We

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get off to a sunny start, there will be some sunshine around. We still

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have tonight's showers to gdt rid of. They will push North, they will

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dry up through the night. Clear spells and mist forming latdr on.

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Turning a bit cold, down to nine or 10 Celsius. Tomorrow morning, we

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start off dry, here comes the sunshine, but cloud will pop up

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through the morning and herd come the showers. The focus of the

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showers would be across mord eastern parts. They will line up through

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Lincolnshire and that is whdre we have a yellow weather warning. We

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could have a lot of rain in a short space of time. We could get 30

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millimetres. Further West, xou may get away with it and stay dry.

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Temperatures will get up to 19 or 20 Celsius. After that, it is `nyone's

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gas. A lot of uncertainty from Wednesday onwards. `` anyond's

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guess. Stay tuned. Oh, the suspense.

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Have you ever thought of dohng the weather?

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No, obviously. We will be b`ck later.

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