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The levy bar owners in Notthngham up and was grass UKIP was getthng a lot

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of support in two of the I will be meeting these two.

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They have one of Britain'smarriages.

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Good evening and welcome to Monday's programme.

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First tonight ` hundreds of bars and clubs in Nottingham will now have to

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pay a levy of up to ?4,500 to help pay for late`night policing.

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The City Council passed the measure today, saying it's not right that

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But owners say it's an unfahr tax and could lead to more violdnce

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Our chief news reporter Quentin Rayner is at one of

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First it was Newcastle, now it's Nottingham which has to pay the

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late`night levy. I'm at Fothergills just by

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Nottingham Castle. It's a b`r which also serves bistro`style food.

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From November it faces an EXTRA potential charge

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because of the levy. We'll be hearing from the owner in a

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moment, but first this is why it's being imposed in the city.

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Today on a Saturday night up to 40,000 revellers taxpayers have to

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pay the by bars the levy wotld play the the charge would be up to ? 500

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a year, depending on how much the business relies on the sale of

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alcohol premises such as thdatres, cinemas and bingo halls runs a bar

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in the city centre and is also the levy is an unfair tax on no bars

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will close so there will thd levy comes into force in November and has

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been Let's talk to Chris Bulaitis,

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the managing director of welcomed what effect will bd levy

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have paying around ?2500 extra, for no reason. We don't cause any

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problems, we pay our to the community

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You've been getting in touch with us via social media. These are a

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flavour of your comments: Apparently, almost a third of

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Nottingham's violent crime takes place in and around the citx

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centre, it will be interesthng once this makes a difference to that

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statistic. Rolls Royce is to supply engines for

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a new Airbus passenger aircraft but it hasn't decided if thd engine

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will be built in Derby. Rolls Royce says Airbus is to buy

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the new Trent seven thousand, which will have its first test run next

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year. The engine will be usdd in the Airbus A`330 neo and is

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expected to go into service in 2017. It's hoped a decision will be

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made soon about whether the engine Firefighters in the East Midlands

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are taking part in eight consecutive days of strike action from today.

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It's part of a long running dispute over pensions and working

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conditions. Strike times will vary, but will mostly be from 6am to am

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and for another two hours bdtween 5 and 7 in the evenings. The

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government says the industrhal Still to come, the giant floral

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displays will will be making a big impression in Glasgow.

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Next, coincidence or conspiracy ` was grass cutting carried ott

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in parts of Derby to help sdcure local election results?

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A BBC Freedom of Information request has revealed

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that grass cutting was carrhed out in four marginal wards in the city,

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shortly before the election, allegedly to make those Labour`held

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What could be more innocent than grass verges? Not according to some

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quarters in Derby. Today on BBC radio Derby the political

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correspondent was explaining how after the elections claims were put

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to him that grass verges had then cut before the election in some

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marginal Labour boards to m`ke them look more attractive. What the wards

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have in common is that they were held by Labour before the election

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and were very much wanted to be won by UKIP. While the Conservatives

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told Chris Doidge that they were unsure anything untoward had taken

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place, UKIP told us this. UKIP had some target wards. When polhtical

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parties canvas they realise that support does go in certain ways and

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it was clear that UKIP was getting significant ward Waring support in

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two of the wards where this grass cutting took place. We attelpted to

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contact the Labour Council but without success. But the City

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Council did sent us this st`tement. We asked voters in Galveston the

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$64,000 question. Where you influenced by whether the grass had

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been cut on the verges? No. Not really. I voted UKIP, I thotght it

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was the best one. Ken Clarke steps down

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as a Government minister after more than 40 years

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in front`line politics as D`vid Ken Clarke has gone `

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which other Conservative MPs from the East Midlands can dxpect

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a call from the Prime Minister? Our Political Editor John Hdss is

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in Downing Street for us tonight. Well, Ken Clarke is one

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of the so`called political Big Ken Clarke celebrated

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his 74th birthday the other week. And he dropped a heavy hint

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at a House of Commons dinner that his Cabinet

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days may be coming to an end. After the last general election he

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returned to the Cabinet table when David Cameron appointed him as Lord

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Chancellor and Justice Secrdtary. In the last reshuffle in 2002, he

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remained in the Cabinet but without Even David Cameron acknowledges

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a lack of women in his cabinet. Ashfield's Labour MP Gloria De Piero

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today criticised the Prime Linister, saying there were more bald men

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in his cabinet than women. So some of our 2010 intake of female

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Tories ` Loughborough's Nicky Morgan and Broxtowe's Anna Soubry `

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may be hopeful for a call from Nicky Morgan is currently a Treasury

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minister and was allowed to attend Cabinet meetings when appointed

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Minister for Women early thhs year. The Loughborough MP is now being

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widely tipped to get a full Cabinet Could she become Britain's

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first female Defence Secret`ry? And how's this `

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could she replace Ken Clarkd Using that role to be

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the high profile spokeswoman But it may be Nicky Morgan who set

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the fastest pace for promothon. Like the Prime Minister,

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she enjoys her running. We'll start to get the detahls

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of David Cameron's ministerhal changes tomorrow and discovdr

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the team that he will take The Chamber of Commerce has recorded

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the best set of economic indicators for seven years.

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One company that handles waste and provides materials for the

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construction industry says their workload has doubled.

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When the construction industry is booming, so is this Nottingham

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`based recycling company. They take in lorry loads of waste gendrated by

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small builders right through to the big names. They are doing 200

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vehicle loads a day, double that of 2012. The boom in the construction

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industry has been fantastic for ours. There is a real confidence in

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the marketplace. The upturn is reaching many parts of our dconomy.

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The latest report to guide ts through the peaks and troughs is the

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quarterly economic survey from the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshhre

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Chamber of Commerce. 57% of firms said sales were up, 35% said exports

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were on the rise and more than half were intending to recruit. The best

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set of indicators recorded hn the seven years they have been recording

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data. This company takes in waste plasterboard from all parts of the

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that will make a new product. 2 6 that will make a new product. 2 6

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people were killed that now they want more. We want more drivers in

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the business and no operatives as well. We are looking for

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approximately 10% more. This company has invested ?200,000 in new

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containers, saying they can't get them quickly enough.

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Staying with booming trade, and the first `` in the first of our made in

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the East Midlands series we meet a company where success is not all

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shaped. The manners family decided to have a

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go producing elderflower cordial for a commercial market.

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Beaver Fruit Farms is on thd verge of moving to a purpose`built

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factory. This is where it all started, our

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fruit farm field. This was pick your own and we grew fruit in thdre. Dad

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hit on the idea of making mtm's home`made elderflower cordi`l and

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now we have 80 acres of elddrflower is. `` elderflowers. These `re

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perfect for making the cordhal in. We mix sugar, lemon and elddrflower

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is and this is what you get. Our biggest export markets `re

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Japan, America, Canada, but we sell as far`away as career or New

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Zealand. `` career`macro. `` Korea. This one is going to the Czdch

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Republic. We have a customer who sell it to Starbucks and other

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companies in the Czech Republic 30 years ago this company produced

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500 wattles, this year it is forecast to make 20 million, with

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plans to expand further. These are the plans for a ?3 million

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factory which allows us to dxpand production is hugely, two about four

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times what we are doing now, hopefully up to around 100 lillion

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bottles in a few years' timd, if we can sell that! It is a huge gamble

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but it will be great becausd we can put the offices together and be in

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one place and have a proper headquarters. It is great bdcause it

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gives us the chance to grow and expand naturally, which is the way

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to go. Well done, then. Still to come, meet

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the couple who have been married for 80 years.

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Roland and Isabel grew up in Leicestershire and married hn 1 34.

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Now, to a Derbyshire firm that'll be making a big impression

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at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland over the next few weeks.

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Plantscape near Ashbourne are in the flowering tubs,

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But it's on a much larger scale than your average garden centre

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The Commonwealth games in Glasgow start on July 23rd. If you `re

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looking at the coverage on television and admiring the floral

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displays, you have a companx in Derby to thank. These three tiered

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flowerpots are enormous. Dozens of them will be planted around the

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street in Glasgow. They are all being driven to Scotland from

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Derbyshire on fleets of lorries We'll be taking 645 foot lorries up

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into the centre of Glasgow to deliver the plans you can sde here

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`` six, 45 foot lorries. Thdre is quite a lot to go up. Other

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customers normally include local councils, boosting civil prhde,

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councils and love brightening up the streets, it goes a bit quiet after

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Christmas, and from May onw`rds we do very well. It is the Comlonwealth

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games which is keeping his company busy at the moment. Because these

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tubs are going to Glasgow, they all come complete with a thistld. The

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weather is also notorious for being changeable north of the border,

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these will be able to cope. They have a special system where you can

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put water into the top and ht rolls down into the second tier and into a

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reservoir at the bottom. Thdy can last seven days without watdring. He

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didn't quite get the hang of that. We need something to look forward

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to, now the World Cup is ovdr. Yes, we are looking forward to that.

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First though, cricket. The Trent Bridge test

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between England and India ended in a draw, but spectators h`d

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a lot of fun in the sun, watching an extraordinary game, wherd some

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of the best batting came from bowlers and some of the top batsmen

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tried their hands at bowling. You heard of the body`line series,

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well this was the body`swap test. Like one of those Hollywood movies,

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where the main characters swap For James Anderson,

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a bowler in real life, ordinarily, He tried everything,

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but he only took a single whcket That followed the innings

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of his life, the highest evdr last All that after the Indians `lso

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had a century last wicket stand The England captain,

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wildly celebrating You would have thought he won the

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game insted of failing with the bat, but in this funny body`swap test,

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where everything was against the bowlers, batsman Alistair Cook did

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at least take his first test wicket. Earlier, we saw another Cook,

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letting This match had no balance,

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unless you mean Gary Ballance. Another batsman who has nevdr taken

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a test wicket, who was trying But they could have

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been off`balance. Lots of fun, but no result,

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and as Alistair Cook left Trent Bridge last night, was he

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signing autographs, or was he For BBC East Midlands Today,

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Trent Bridge. Onto the County Games,

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and an afternoon of tumbling wickets In Nottinghamshire's game

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against Lancashire in Liverpool Notts went from a decent 234`5 to

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a merely okay 261 all out. In Division Two, only day one for

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Derbyshire, struggling to contain And on day two in Worcester,

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Leicestershire only just So the countdown is on, in just ten

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day's time the Commonwealth Games 6500 athletes

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from 71 nations will be competing Amongst those are athletes from

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right here in the East Midl`nds She has been there and done it,

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Fran Halsall carries the hopes of a nation on her shoulders,

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with five medals to defend from the last games in Delhh, she

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can't wait for Glasgow to bdgin My first one in Melbourne I really

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enjoyed, it was really good fun The second one I won

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a couple medals, but it was hard and I got a bit sick, this one,

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I just want to get back to I have won medals before,

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I am more relaxed now, I'm not Part of the specialist sprint team

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squad based at Loughborough, Halsall and her team`mates are coached by

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a man who knows all about stccess. James Gibson helped

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Frenchman Florent Manaudou `chieve His mission now is to do

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the same here at home. At the moment now,

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I have a fantastic group of athletes There are nine of us

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in our group and everybody bring something different table, ht is

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about having those people around I have been fortunate to be able to

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train with some really people throughout my career,

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that really helps. Preparation is key,

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and for defending champion Liam Sidelined by a mystery injury,

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he is glad to be here at all. You miss a couple of days for a cold

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and that is a problem, misshng the I tell you what, I always gdt out

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and I always like to put myself against the best people

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in the world, the Commonwealth Games In Glasgow, these swimmers who spend

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days on end side`by`side, will be competing for opposhng home

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nations, winning for Wales hs I'm a really proud Welsh wolan,

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I wouldn't have it any other way, I love, if anyone wins a Welsh medal,

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and you hear the anthem plaxing I can't wait to put my Welsh kit

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on and be part of the team. Fast and furious, the sprint team

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are aiming to come home frol Glasgow Finally, you're about to medt a

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couple who, on the face of ht, may not seem extraordinary. Rowland was

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a knitter, his wife Isabel worked as They were childhood sweethe`rts who

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grew up together in Leicestdrshire and married on July 14, but in

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1934! Today, incredibly, thdy are celebrating their 80th weddhng

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anniversary. One of Britain's longest ever recorded marri`ges Jo

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Healey's spent the day with them. Plenty to celebrate, they h`ve been

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married for eight decades. What is their sacred? `` secret. It all

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comes right in the end. Thex get on well together through the rough

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times and the good times. They haven't buckled under the pressures

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of modern day living. It's `ll about the meat and potatoes pies. Rowland

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is 100, they have been a chhldhood friend, then childhood sweethearts.

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We all used to go out together as children. That is how we got

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together. And stayed togethdr. They married in 1934 full stop of their

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marriage was long and fruitful. Six children, 18 grandchildren, 28

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great`grandchildren and one great great run child. 80 impresshve

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years. It is amazing really. 80 years. Do you love her as mtch as

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ever? I love her now more. He certainly does, it is the s`me for

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me. Isn't that great? Beauthful perfect. Yes, we have had a lovely

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day today. A bit of high prdssure has kept a settled for todax. We

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will see some rain courtesy of this weather front. After this, `nother

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ridge of high pressure will develop, a similar day tomorrow

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It'll stay dry throughout the day and there will be spells of

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sunshine. We are staying on the warm side however. The rain declhnes as

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it ages its way south. What it will do is keep the temperature hs up.

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Another muggy night. Tomorrow morning, we will start off dry,

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quite a lot of clout in the morning, but I am hopeful that cloud will

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leave as we go through the afternoon. Spells of sunshine, light

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wind once again. Temperaturds will climb to 22 Celsius. A lovely day

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tomorrow, warmer still on Wddnesday. Temperatures up to 23 Celsits. So

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join in the morning and clotd in the afternoon. Temperatures will creep

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up day by day. By the end of the week, 25 or 26 Celsius. That could

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trigger some showers. Sounds lovely. Whenever we get hot weather in this

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country, we get thunderstorls. Goodbye.

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