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Here's John Hammond. That's all

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This is East Midlands Today with Maurice Flynn, and me `

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First tonight, a hospital admits liability for a series of mhstakes

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that left a woman fighting for her life after routine surgery.

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The next thing I knew was that I ended up in a comma. I needdd a pipe

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in my throat. I had 52 staples. Also tonight, a commissioner's plans to

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close more police stations. And warnings to farmers and public to

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look after strong to prevent fires. The stunning painting with hts

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103`year`old model. One of the findings when the antiques road show

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came to the region. I enjoydd it. Good evening and welcome to Monday's

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programme. First tonight,

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Michele Price went in for routine Days later, she suffered multi`organ

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failure, horrendous complic`tions, Health chiefs have now admitted

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liability and apologised. Today, Michele, who is from

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Long Eaton, spoke to Jo Healey Three years ago,

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Michelle suffered with pelvhc pain. Her keyhole surgery was routine

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but it went horribly wrong. It destroyed me,

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absolutely destroyed me. I had staples, tubes,

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and wires coming out of me. I couldn't believe that

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a simple routine operation could end It started here at the

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Nottingham Treatment Centre. During the keyhole procedurd,

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they perforated her bowel. She was screaming the house down

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and we had to get an ambulance out She was taken to the

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Queen's Medical Centre. When they finally operated,

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after two days, She was put into it a coma

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in intensive care. I was talking to her

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and she was squeezing my hand, It was a case of not knowing whether

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she would pull through or not. The infection shut down her organs

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and there were more competitions. Nottingham University Hospital Trust

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has apologised and said it has done It is a case where

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the hospital made mistakes. Michelle's bowel was perfor`ted

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during what was Now, thankfully for Michelld

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and Stephen and the rest of the family, they have admitted liability

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for what they have done which means that we can now go on to agree

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a fair settlement for Michelle. It was a nightmare

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from start to finish. I don't want anyone else to go

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through what I went through. Controversial plans to shut

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several police stations havd been confirmed by Nottinghamshird's

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Police Commissioner. The four Nottinghamshire police

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stations that will soon be tp for sale. They are all shutting down to

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save money. They are trying to cut costs by moving the police to a new

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salinity hop that will be shared with local councils. Almost 300

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people have signed a petition against closing this building. If

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there is no police station there dwelt the crime rates go up?

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killed four innocent members of a family in a house fire.

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The fire was intended for the home of a man who h`s gone

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on trial to deny being involved in Mr Akpom's murder.

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Well, Mike O'Sullivan has bden in court and can tell us more.

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Mike, what has the jury been hearhng?

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Well, the jury has been hearing about the

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events last September that led to the fatal stabbing of Antoin Akpom

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and the conviction of eight men for the bungled arson attack hours

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later that killed four membdrs of the Taufiq family in a housd fire.

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On trial now is 19 year`old Abdul Hakim, whose family home was the

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intended target of that arson attack because of his alleged involvement

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Mr Hakim denies murder, and it is accepted by the prosecution that

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That was 19`year`old Hussein Hussein, who has already

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But the prosecution say that it was what is called a joint

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The chain of events started when Mr Akpom saw Mr Hakim and

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Hussein Hussein walking along Kent Street in Leicester, as he was

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There had been bad feeling between Mr Akpom and Mr Hakhm,

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and there was a verbal exch`nge between the three men.

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Then, Mr Akpom got back into the car and went to the gym, where

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he got a dumbbell, and returned to the scene with a group of around

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Mr Akpom was stabbed in the upper left back.

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There was plenty of CCTV around but the stabbing happened in a 5

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second break in coverage ` so that wasn't actually captured on CCTV.

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Joe French, who was driving Mr Akpom on the day,

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said under cross`examination by the defence that Mr Akpol was not

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being aggressive and that he was not covering things

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A fundraising page set up bx a Leicestershire victim of thd Ukraine

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plane crash has been inundated with donations following his death.

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Richard Mayne was on board the Malaysia Airlines.

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In March, he climbed to the Everest base camp to raise money

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He wanted to raise ?680, but donations have now reached ?5,0 0.

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A charity spokesperson described Richard as warm and friendlx

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and said they were extremelx grateful for his support.

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Meanwhile, in the House of Commons this

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afternoon, Leicester MP Liz Kendall paid tribute to the 20`year`old

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I am sure the Prime Minister will join me in sending

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his deepest condolences to the family of Richard Mayne, who lost

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his life in this appalling tragedy, and who live in my constitudncy

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Police are investigating thd sudden death of a man in Nottinghal.

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Officers were called to an alleyway near Lerwick Close

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Enquiries are underway to work out what happened, but it is not

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You could be jailed for lifd ` that is the blunt message to

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arsonists who set fire to straw and barns, and endanger farl`workers

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We are just coming into the season where emergency services sed an

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annual plague of such arson attacks on farms in the East Midlands.

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And tied with a spell of hot dry weather, they are asking us to

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keep an eye open for suspichous activity near straw bales.

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It is what every farmer dre`ds. Tonnes of stroll up in smokd. We

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have had three fires. This lan knows how it feels to lose this v`luable

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resource. You feel depressed. You pick a lot of effort into collecting

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their stroll. It is disheartening. `` collecting this straw. Experts

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are saying that ideally farlers should not stack straw in b`rns or

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near buildings. You run the risk of losing not only the straw, but also

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the animals and buildings. Hf fire firefighters and the public are hurt

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it could be a bigger problel. The penalties are severe. Farmers are

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being encouraged to keep thdir straw outside. If you see anyone looking

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suspicious please phone the police. Please phone and report anything you

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see. Farmers are advised to keep straw bales away from the shde of

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roads. Now, all this week on

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East Midlands Today, we will be investigating health ` showcasing

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some of the latest medical research The simple common aim is to

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improve life for patients. With leading universities, lajor

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teaching hospitals, and hundreds of companies dedicated to ilproving

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health there is a lot going on. Our health correspondent,

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Rob Sissons, has more. You can hear the phrase

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medical breakthrough around a lot. It surely applies, though,

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to the MRI scanner developed at the University of Nottingham

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in the 1970s. Used around the world, it h`s

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helped to save countless lives. Endless crimes have been solved

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thanks to DNA fingerprinting pioneered at Leicester Univdrsity,

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and in health it opened up new Big inspirational examples

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for scientists to follow. We have some of

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the best universities in thd country in the East Midlands, and wd have

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some of the top trusts in the East We also have some of the populations

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of people with severe health needs. It is about making the discoveries

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and making the discoveries latter Name any major condition

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and somewhere is probably working Right now at Leicester Univdrsity

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more than 700 medical research Back when this picture was taken,

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two`year`old Amanda's chancds of survival were not what they are

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today. But Amanda pulled through

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and she now has her own babx. She owes her life to research `

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experimental chemotherapy at We really did not know much

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about this particular tumour type that she had and we decided to treat

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children who were under fivd at diagnosis with the same chelotherapy

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schedule for everybody and to see It has become the standard therapy

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for all children with the sort Amanda is proud to have been

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a pioneer. It is not just me that they help

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that day ` they helped thousands If I look at brain tumours

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in children overall, when we first started

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in the 1990s the cure rate for brain At Queen's they are going to bring

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portable MRI scanning It all takes money, of course,

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which is one reason why Professor Walker is preparing for a 1,400

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mile sponsored cycle next month So, all this week we will

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be investigating health. Tomorrow, we will take a look

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at obesity and research that aims The latest stage in the demolition

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of five 1960s tower blocks This was the scene at the

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Lenton Flats, near the city centre, There are two more high`risd

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buildings left to demolish The site will then be used to build

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140 new council homes as part Drivers who had stopped at ` petrol

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station in Leicestershire h`d A large part

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of the overhead canopy fell onto two It happened after a spell

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of bad weather at around 5:25PM Fortunately,

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no one was trapped or injurdd. Giving your children independence

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is all part of them growing up. And the older they get, the more

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independent they want to be. Over the last year,

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50 students in Nottinghamshhre have been trained how to get to `nd

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from school on their own. It is part of a new county

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council scheme to give pupils with Emily Anderson has been to see

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how one of them is getting on. This boy is 17 years old. Today he

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is putting into practice wh`t he had been learning. I go to school and

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get a different bus home. Every day he goes across the road, close to

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the bus stop, and get on thd bus to school. He does it by himself. He

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has been learning how to tr`vel independently as part of a new

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project which helps children with special needs get to and from

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school. It supports them in all of life. It is making them aware of

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what is socially acceptable and not. This boy has done so well that he

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has been given an award by his school. I feel that being able to

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travel independently has made a big difference to his confidencd and our

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relationship. Without the travel training, my son is very closely

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attached to me. When he has come home by himself he knocks on the

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door and had a big smile on his face. He will finish school this

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week and will start a placelent in Nottingham. He will get the bus

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every day. He is looking forward to the independence. It feels good I

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do not need help any more. H can do it myself.

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And good on you for taking xour treasures to Derby this weekend

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The Antiques Roadshow was at the Roundhouse and spoilt for choice.

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More on that shortly, including Fiona Bruce's perfect

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You wonder what Derby Countx fans will talk about now,

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because the deal they all w`nted to see has finally been done.

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George Thorne was hugely influential on loan at the Rams last se`son

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and they have now got him permanently for

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Steve McClaren has praised the persistence of the club

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It went on and on, but eventually the Rams have got their man.

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Everyone who is connected whth the club is delighted that he c`n

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continue. She was a big plaxer for us. The team went to another level.

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`` he was. She can only get better. That is what we aim to do whth him.

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He has that determination. George Thorne will be part of a strong

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looking midfield for the Rals. I think everybody who is at Ddrby

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wants to be at Derby. We cale so close to getting promoted l`st year.

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We feel that we have unfinished business and we hope to get promoted

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this year. Despite the rain, Saturday's game was good. The Rams

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13`1. `` three ` one. The m`nager has been at the top of his career. I

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think the team will get proloted this season. It is a big test for

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us. A lots of positive things. Next, a young man who we thhnk could

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become a real star For Adam Peaty it is

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going to be busy time. The City

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of Derby swimmer is competing not only in the 50, 100, and 200 metres

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breaststroke, but also a relay. So, with two days to go unthl

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the Games, the countdown gods on. Tonight, Jeremy Nicholas has been to

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meet 19`year`old Peaty, What a year it has been alrdady

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for Adam Peaty. A new British record in the 50

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metres breaststroke in France. A new British record

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in the 100 metres in Barcelona. And, he has taken half a second

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off his 100 metres personal best. I looked at the score

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and I was like, no way! I had really good winter tr`ining

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and I suppose it is just coling through at the moment

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and it is all paying off. Hopefully, it will drop agahn by the

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time that I get to the Commonwealth. Adam is from Uttoxeter

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and he swims for the City of Derby. He is just 19

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and he has been coached since he was We spend a lot of our time `t

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Repton School, which is halfway They have got

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a brilliant set`up there and we have been able to create a relathonship

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with the school and they have been In the morning,

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I get up at 4AM because I lhve in Uttoxeter and I go across to Repton

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where I train in the morning. I train there 5AM`7AM and then I'm

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in the gym 7AM`8:30AM. I come back at 2PM, train until 4PM,

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and then the gym again 5PM`6PM, His real focus is

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the 100 metre breaststroke, It was a breakthrough year,

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last year. I was not expecting to win

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so fast already. I'm going to give my best for

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my country, Uttoxeter, and Derby. The thing with that event

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is that it is so close. The top four fastest men in

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the world are in the Commonwealth, so unlike other events,

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where there may be an opening or a gap from a gold medal, in that

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one there is going to be fotr lanes A good Commonwealth games would be

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maximising the opportunity that I I will tell you what he will do

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he will give his country his absolute best and he will not leave

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that pool without giving th`t. If that is good enough on the day,

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as long as he does that, th`t is After all

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the miles travelled between Derby, Repton, and Uttoxeter,

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now it comes down to metres ` Nottinghamshire are saying that they

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are taking action to make stre that it does not happen again.

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Nottinghamshire are waiting to see if they will be fined.

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On to the rest of the crickdt now, with Nottinghamshire all

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but qualifying for the T20 Blast quarter finals yesterday.

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In the County Championship, Derbyshire are in a great position

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Just 60 behind Glamorgan with 9 wickets left.

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Antiques experts are trying to trace the East Midlands arthst who

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carved an ornate wooden tribute to soldiers of World War I.

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It was one of hundreds of items brought to the

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BBC's Antiques Roadshow in Derby yesterday, as Navtej Johal reports.

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They brought their relics to the Roundhouse with the hopd

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Among them was 103`year`old Doreen Russell.

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That is her in the painting created 82 xears ago

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But I wouldn't want to sell the painting.

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But it was nice that they wdre excited that you

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Something with an unforgettable story.

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Something that was the finest of its kind.

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Those are probably the three magic ingredients.

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This was one of the finds of the day.

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These are portraits of soldhers from the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

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But it is thought to have bden made fairly recently by a Nottingham man

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Looking at all those images all over it, they are astonishing.

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You can link them all to photographs.

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Whoever did it used a very complex process of taking images from

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photographs and then carving them into a very integrated structure.

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It is just extraordinary that they should vanish.

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The programme is due to be `ired in the autumn or early next year.

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Navtej Johal, BBC East Midlands Today.

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I hope they find out who thd artist is.

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We have got some dry weather to come, but what a weekend. Wd have

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had some beautiful photographs sent to us. This is really nice. There

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are more on are Facebook page. It is quieter now. There is a weather

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front on the west and anothdr on the East. Not much is going to change

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for the next few days. The high for the next few days. The high

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pressure will stay with us. It looks good for the rest of the wedk. There

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is a chance of a sham on Thtrsday or Friday, but most of us will stay

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dry. `` a shower. For the rdst of the evening, it will stay dry. There

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is beautiful sunshine just now. It will stay dry overnight. Thdre may

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be some mist and cloud by the end of the night. Temperatures, 15`16

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Celsius. Tomorrow morning, there will be some low cloud but that will

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