23/07/2014 East Midlands Today


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Cornwall but cannot rule one out as far across as Hampshire and Sussex

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but lots of places will be dry across the South, 27-29? again,

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almost as warm as that further north and another one day for Northern

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Ireland. The odd shower fought manner and Tyrone. Should be driver

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Scotland, the mid-20s for the first day of competition will stock cooler

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around the North Sea coasts, mind you. Similar picture on Friday, bit

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of a great start and some low clouds near the North Sea coasts and the

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north-east. Very warm and sunny and one or two showers in Scotland but

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later in the day across southern England as well. Things will change

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in the weekend. In between the high pressure we get a weather front

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pushing south-eastwards across the whole of the country with high

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pressure building behind leaving us with a northerly breeze. That means

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they will be some sunshine in between a band of heavy and thundery

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showers and it will be notably showers and it will be notably

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This is East Midlands Today with Maurice Flynn and me, Anne Davies.

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First tonight: The man from Derby who's joined a terrorist group in

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Syria. First tonight, the police have confirmed that a Derby man has

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joined a terrorist group in Syria. And the wrath plans to protdct

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Nottingham lace from going flat These are among the most endangered

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and cute animals in the world, born here in the East Midlands. Welcome

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to the programme. All these stories to come. We start with the news that

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almost 200 police officers could be let go in the area. Around 200

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police officers could be let go in Leicestershire as the force tries to

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deliver deep financial cuts. And it's likely to mean civilians

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investigating crimes. In a loment, the Chief Constable, but first a

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look at the scale of the problem. Despite a slight rise this xear

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recorded crimes have fallen over the last four years. Today therd was a

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promise for a renewed focus on local policing despite a fall in officer

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numbers. There will still bd neighbourhood policing and the same

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level of neighbourhood safety. What really matters to people is that

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their local neighbourhood is kept safe. The force will now have to

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show it will only affect how officers do their jobs and not

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public safety. I spoke earlher to Simon Cole, the Chief Const`ble of

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Leicestershire Police, and `sked just how many uniformed offhcers

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will be losing their jobs. To make sure the books balance going forward

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and to keep local people safe we will only lose 300 jobs over the

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next four years, 200 of those will be police officers. We can deploy

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mixed teams of police officdrs and community support officers. We have

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to maximise what we can get out of the budget. We will get smaller as

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an organisation but still kdep local people safe. How confident `re you

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that you can keep people safe? With the public be right in thinking

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their safety is in danger? We have taken ?20 million out of thd budget

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and in doing that recorded crime and anti`social behaviour has dropped.

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Of course I would like more money but we are taking our share of the

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age of austerity which means there will be less of ours. I tob`cco can

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we expect to see civilians taking statements and dealing with crimes?

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`` I take it we can expect. People should be reassured they ard very

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professional, trained and skilled operators. To make up for losing

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skilled officers and closing police stations you have said therd will be

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more use of social media, wdll Facebook or Twitter be of mtch use

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to someone being robbed or `ttacked? That is not what we mean. It will be

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a good way to share information and get information. We will sthll have

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response units to deal with issues people call us about and ard rightly

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concerned about. Thank you for joining ours. Next tonight, police

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have confirmed that a local man has joined a terrorist group in Syria.

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Kabir Ahmed is thought to bd in a training camp run by ISIS, the

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organisation that has swept through large parts of Iraq. Our reporter

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Mike O'Sullivan is in Derby now Mike, what's the community being

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saying today? He had handed out offensive leaflets outside this

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derby mosque and also put flyers through letter boxes nearby. He was

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jailed for 15 months and is now in Syria at the terraced base. Everyone

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is forcing people to put thdir name up. Here I met an imam trying to

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influence young minds for the better. The media instead of calming

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things down is exploiting things and probably provoking people. Hs the

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Muslim community speaking ott against violence strongly enough?

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They are. Back in 2012 Kabir Ahmed said he was just a Muslim doing his

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duty. He is not the first Islamic hardliner from Derby, is he? That is

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right. There has been anothdr Islamic hardliner from Derbx in

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2003, Omar Sharif failed to blow himself up in a car in Tel @viv in

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Israel. He managed to kill three people and injured 60 others. His

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body was then found washed tp on the costs two weeks later. The BBC

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understands that an inmate `t Nottingham Prison tried to gouge his

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own eyes out. The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that there was

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a serious incident of self`harm at the Perry Road site on Mond`y. An

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independent monitor, who ovdrsees conditions there, says the lan was

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taken to hospital. An investigation is now underway. It is cleaned house

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prices in the East Midlands rose by an average of ?10,000 in thd first

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quarter of this year. The average value of the home in the East

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Midlands is now ?180,000, an increase of 6%. There is a love

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afoot for Nottingham lace to have the same protection from chdap

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imitations as Melton Mowbrax reports pies. It's the idea of East Midlands

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Euro MP Emma McClarkin. But the boss of the last remaining Nottingham

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Lace factory says it's come too late. Here's our Political Dditor

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John Hess. It used to domin`te local markets until the copycats loved in

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with cheap imitations. The hdea was for only Nottingham lace made

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locally to carry the brand. Nottingham lace is a byword for

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quality in lace all over thd world. It will give a boost to loc`l lace

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makers who still exist in Nottingham. EU regulations protect

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Palmer ham from Italy and French champagne. The main factory is not

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even in Nottinghamshire, it did then Lancashire, would it be

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geographically included? Thdy have not done their homework whatsoever,

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Nottingham lace was rarely lade in Nottingham. If we had had some help

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when we asked for it in the 195 s there would be a very different

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outlook, I think. King George V and Queen Mary on a visit to

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Nottingham's lace market. In its heyday 40,000 people used to work in

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the lace industry now it is down to a handful. These machines are still

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in production but tonight there is a clarification. The MP wanted EU

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protected status before these machines and why others likd them in

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the region are silenced fordver The tribunal service in Leicestdr has

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dramatically increased the number of people they can see after thousands

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of people were caught up in a massive backlog. In Leicestdr,

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almost 2,000 were waiting to have their cases heard after cuts to

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social benefit. The Citizens Advice Bureau says the long delays are

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hitting people hard. The Trhbunal Service says they can now hdar 8

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cases a day, previously it was only 16. Our reporter has more. This man

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has been off of work for fotr years with anxiety and depression. Last

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July the assessors said he was fit to work and for the last wild he has

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been on just ?72 per week. H am struggling to eat food and keep my

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car running. I am struggling. Here at the Citizens Advice Bure`u in

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Leicester they are seeing m`ny people like him. They come to us,

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they have no food, no fuel, not only are the surely, they have to worry

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about the lifts and if they will become homeless, it is making their

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lives worse. This has affected my health. Be having priest capacity

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and can now hear 48 cases pdr day. The say the case loss `` case load

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has increased dramatically. At the moment around 1800 are waithng to be

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heard. The man we spoke to `dd his case reheard yesterday and has been

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cleared fit to work. Some of the city of Leicester's oldest streets

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will get a face`lift and thdy are hoping for another million hn

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lottery funding as the return of the Richard III lawns is imminent. ``

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bones. 200 new low`cost homds are to be built in Nottingham after the

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City Council secured more than 3 million of funding. They will be

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built across the city over the next four years. The grant has bden

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awarded through the Governmdnt's Homes and Community Agency, which

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hopes to increase the number of affordable new homes in England

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From today you can hear BBC Radio Derby in digital clarity for the

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first time. The station is now broadcasting on DAB. More than

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350,000 people in the Derby area started receiving the new shgnal

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from this morning, with the official switch`on ceremony at Derby's iPro

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stadium. Next tonight: Do you ever forget

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where you've put things? It's annoying, frustrating and sdems to

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get worse with age. But memory problems after a traumatic brain

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injury like a road crash, f`ll or sporting accident affect more than

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four out of ten victims. Help though could be on its way from researchers

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in Nottingham. 400 people h`ve been recruited for tests to investigate

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the problem. In the next part of our Investigating health series, Rob

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Sissons hears from a man who's worked with the university team

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Anthony's road crash must h`ve taken just seconds but his head injury

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from 2006 is thought to havd given him memory problems for years. He

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first noticed forgetting whdre he parked his car. I had to wrhte only

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piece of paper what the it was. He is in a study at the University of

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Nottingham and his memory is being put to the test. The aim is to

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reduce the amount people forget in everyday life. Obviously we have

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slept in memory but for somdone who has had the brain injury it can be

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really detrimental and happdn all the time. We get people to tse

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mobile phones, diaries, caldndars, notebooks etc but also using them

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next and trying to understand `` mnemonics. I need a very good

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recovery and can function in day`to`day life. The research team

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want more volunteers which leans people who have had the tratmatic

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brain injury. It can be the result of the fall or a sporting injury. It

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is expected to last another two years, the study. Anne and Laurice

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with you tonight, and later in the programme we're taking you to

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Glasgow. Yes, the sport comds from the Commonwealth Games, we `re

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behind the scenes in the athletes village as we look ahead to the

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opening ceremony. It is blud skies for the opening ceremony and blue

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skies here in the East Midl`nds the sparkling weather is set to

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continue. Find out more in the full forecast later. Blue skies. Now

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some of the most endangered animals in the world. These two havd been

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born right here in the East Midlands. Twycross Zoo in

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Leicestershire is celebrating the arrival of a pair of Amur ldopard

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cubs. There are only 50 of these big cats in the wild, so,

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understandably, their birth has caused quite a stir in the

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conservation world. Paul Br`dshaw has this report. A glimpse of two of

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the greatest animals on the planet. These two leopard cubs have been

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bred at Twycross zoo and were born last month. It is part of the

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captive breeding programme. It is hoped to keep them from the brink of

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extinction. We have got these two beautiful cubs, I am so protd of the

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team. The cat is the first time mother and is doing a terrific job

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of looking after them. The leopard is threatened by a number of factors

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in its natural home in the far east. Login, human expansion, othdr

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animals come in with the hulan settlement or there is a disease

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threat. With so many threats it is unclear what the future holds for

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this species and these two cups They could remain in captivhty and

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be used to breed with other leopards audit could be that the odd their

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offspring are reintroduced hnto the wild to help safeguard the future of

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this beautiful animal. Time for sport and there is only one place

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for Colin to be tonight. Yes, in Glasgow of course ahead of the

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Commonwealth Games. Colin? H have been out and about in Glasgow today.

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The place is buzzing. The rhver of Clyde is involved, there will be a

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river of fire along here, those the pyrotechnics in the middle. Coming

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up we have Rebecca Adlington, the great swimmer, looking ahead. Let's

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start by taking behind the scenes into the athletes village, ` look

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there. The by day the villages filling up, each nation makhng it a

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home from home. The athletes seem to be settling in and getting hnto the

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spirit of things. It is now getting more accurate heights so thd

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atmosphere is buzzing. `` more occupied. I have done my nahls red

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with an England flag. We ard always until ten o'clock waiting for each

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other's kneels to drive. To see everything going on is brilliant, a

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lot of things to experience with different athletes here. With around

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4500 athletes and all the stpport staff the estimate is 35,000 meals

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per day will be served. We have authentic chess cooking all the

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different countries from around East Asia. We have traditional Scottish

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food like haggis but no deep`fried Mars bars as yet! This is the

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lion's then. watch? Our reporter took a look It

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will be a squash to get a sdat here when these two are in action.

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you, this is your world, thd media, the BBC Glasgow headquarters. How

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was it for you? It is nice. It is amazing to be able to witness some

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special racing for all the `thletes. It is the first time I have been to

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an opening ceremony as well, I have never been to one. That shotld be

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special for me. Who do you think are the ones to win? Sherborne Lagee or

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corner is someone to watch. `` Sherborne or corner. When you are

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competing you are so in the zone that you cannot enjoy the whole

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atmosphere. Now I can get to know the city, the atmosphere, the bus

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with the people away from the athletes and I can watch thdm

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perform. You do not miss it, then? Definitely not. Great to sed her

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looking so relaxed and happx. Now in the sport Nottingham are in the T20

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tonight in the cricket. Now back to the Commonwealth Games. We thought

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we would have something to get you into the mood.

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We all have to take it in, dnjoy it and make the most of it bec`use it

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is a home games. Waving a rdd line on your shark and being abld to race

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fast for your home nation. H am excited to be there, to start

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playing. I desperately want to win it and I

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am going to work my hardest, do my best to try to win. It is alazing

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being on that podium. We ard England and we are going to go therd and do

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the best we can for England. Glasgow is built very much on base letal but

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what we are looking for are those showers of bald. Some of thdm might

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happen in the hydro behind le, where the gymnastics are. The citx is so

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excited for these games and we are hoping for our golden moments in the

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East Midlands, we will follow it all the way. Now it is time for the

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weather. The skies looked absolutely stunning there in Glasgow and it has

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been exactly the same here hn the East Midlands today. This is a

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family of Egyptian geese. Thank you for thinking this at the lake at the

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University of Nottingham. Now what about the weather for the ndxt few

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days? Staying warm to hot, plenty of sunshine, you will be to continue

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watering your gardens. It is staying dry until at least Sunday. Dry and

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settled with plenty of evenhng sunshine. A little low`level cloud

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feeding in from the North Sda tonight as we head towards dawn A

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minimum temperature of 16 Cdlsius. Where we have the low cloud tomorrow

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morning it will start to brdak up and burn away. Much like today, we

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will start to see the sunshhne in all its glory. Plenty of blte skies

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and sunny spells. Temperatures reaching a high of 27 Celsits.

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Looking further ahead, it is a similar story on Friday. A dry day

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with any early cloud burning away and high temperatures of 25

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Celsius. Into the weekend it looks like it will be dry. Cloud will

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increase towards evening as this cold front moves south and dast into

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Sunday. We are expecting sole showers and sunny spells in between.

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Once that clears things will be feeling fresher but still in the law

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to mid`20s. 27 sounds fantastic We will be back later with the late

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bulletin because of the opening ceremony tonight. Goodbye. Goodbye.

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