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has been hit by a missile in northern Gaza. That's all from the

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Today with Anne Davies and le, Maurice Flynn. Tonight ` thd

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terminally ill woman who's home was ransacked while she was in hospital.

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This house that she has paid for through working in a factorx. Also

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tonight, it could simple blood tests have saved the life of young Harry?

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And the research this woman says has helped her survive long cancer. It

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is amazing. I hope to be here a bit longer and would not be alive if it

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was not for this drug. Hello and Welcome to tonight's progralme.

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Those stories coming up but first we can reveal that several men have now

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been arrested on suspicion of raping children at care homes. It follows

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dozens of historic allegations of abuse around Nottingham and in

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Derbyshire. And tonight it's emerged that one suspect has died shnce

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being questioned by detectives. Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy

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Ball, can tell us more. How significant is this investigation?

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Detectives have now identifhed 0 potential victims. Part of this

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inquiry is the children's home in Mapperley where a number of

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residents claimed they suffdred horrific physical and sexual abuse.

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James is one of them. He told me that he was gang`raped at Bdechwood

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from the age of ten. And whdn he tried to complain to the police he

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simply wasn't believed. I break down sometimes when it comes to lind and

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if I have a drink it is worse, the memory comes back. Even thotgh I am

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on very high sleeping tablets, I still wake up with nightmards. I

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cannot forget it. They were there to look after me, not to abuse me. So

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how difficult is this investigation? It's been extremely complex. Because

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these allegations go back more than 40 years. And that means

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corroborating details of whdre abuse allegedly took place and who carried

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out that abuse. From many, lany years ago. So far ten men h`ve been

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arrested as part of this inpuiry. The police say seven won't face any

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action. This investigation's far from over. The family of a child who

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died after being released from hospital want to know if a simple

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blood test could have saved his life. After waiting nine hotrs

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without any tests they asked if they could take him home for the evening

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and the doctor said so long as he comes back in the morning. We took

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him in on the Saturday mornhng and they said he would be disch`rged and

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they said you are not getting the test, we are discharging yot and you

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can take him home. Then I fhnd him the next morning, he had passed

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away. The parents say they still do not know why their son died. I want

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answers from the hospital. Hf I neglected my child or even `n animal

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I would be prosecuted. That is what the hospital bed. They left my son

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there for nine hours and nothing happened.

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Whatever the outcome, Harry's parents say they will never be able

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to come to terms with what happened to their son. They also found a hard

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armour and said they would do an ECG on him but they did not. He was just

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left. In other news tonight, A Nottinghamshire prison has been

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described as one of the most dangerous jails that inspectors have

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visited in some time. The rdport by the Prisons Inspectorate saxs Ranby

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Jail is unsafe with high levels of violence. Four inmates have taken

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their own lives since 2013. Prison officials say the governor has taken

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decisive action to address the problems. Union leaders havd been

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meeting with bosses at the bread maker Hovis today, after thd company

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announced plans to close its bakery in Leicester with the loss of two

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hundred jobs. The site will shut early next year. The Bakers, Food

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and Allied Workers Union will meet with Hovis again on Monday to

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discuss options for keeping jobs on site. In a statement, the company

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said it needed to reduce its manufacturing operations to remain

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competitive. No further acthon will be taken against a food mantfacturer

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that supplied halal lamb burgers with pork in them to schools in

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Leicester. The City Council withdrew the burgers given to 19 schools last

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year, after tests showed thdy contained up to 50% pork. However an

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investigation by the authorhty found Paragon Quality Foods Limitdd

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exercised "due diligence". Xou're watching East Midlands Todax, with

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Anne and Maurice tonight. Still lots to come ` particularly if you're a

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keen knitter or know someond who is. Your Country Needs you!

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A 71`year`old woman from Lehcester who is in hospital with terlinal

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cancer, has had her home ransacked and thousands of pounds worth of

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gold stolen. Naseem Moghal's family say they feel shattered by the

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burglary at the family home in Wigston. The jewellery is v`lued at

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around ?50,000. A reward of ?50 0 is being offered for information that

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leads to an arrest and convhction, as Emily Anderson reports. While my

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mum was at her weakest point in hospital we did not protect the

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house so we have let her down. She came here 40 years ago bringing with

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her the jury which was stoldn which has been in the family for 050

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years. She always worked hard and carried on working until earlier

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this year when she was admitted to hospital. All of this housing

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including the bricks and mortar she paid for through working for the

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very long time. The police do not think the house was targeted because

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there was Asian cold there, they think it was a cruel attack on an

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empty home. These callous individuals showed no regard for

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this family's feelings. Thex broke into this one, ransacked it and

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stole a large amount of Asi`n jewellery. We want to do evdrything

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within the law to bring these despicable people to justicd. This

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was tipped over and bits of it broken off. They have not told their

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mum about the break`in, the say it would destroy her. The jury is worth

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thousands of pounds but the family say the sentimental value is

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priceless. A man who denies murder got his own family to flee from

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their home only hours beford the house two doors away was set ablaze

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in a botched revenge attack, killing four people. Abdul Hakim saxs he

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feared he'd get the blame as he was at the scene when the sports coach

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Antoin Akpom was fatally st`bbed. Mike O'Sullivan can tell us more

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from Nottingham Crown Court. Mike what's been said about that warning.

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Well the court's heard that the warning to get out of the house was

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given over the course of a series of phone calls made by 20`year`old

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Abdul Hakim to his mother shortly after Antoin Akpom was fatally

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stabbed in September last ydar. Mr Hakim denies murder but was at the

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scene of the stabbing and w`s concerned he'd get the blamd. He

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told his mother to leave thd house in Wood Hill in Leicester and take

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his younger sisters aged 15 and seven with her. She did that. Seven

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hours after the stabbing at around half past midnight, a house two

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doors away from Abdul Hakim's home was targeted in a botched rdvenge

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arson attack. Eight men, now jailed, were involved in setting fire to the

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house, killing four members of the Taufiq family, a mother and three

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children, aged 15 to 19. Thdy were well`respected members of the

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community and had absolutelx nothing to do with the stabbing at `ll.

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Giving evidence in the witndss stand in his defence, Mr Hakim sahd, I

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knew that they are going to try to attack me sir or if they cannot get

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me they are going to get my family. I telephoned my mum to tell her to

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get the kids out of the house, my little sisters. " What's he said

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about the stabbing itself? Well the stabbing happened in Kent Street in

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Leicester at around 5:30 in the afternoon. Mr Akpom was in ` group

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of round eight or nine men from a gym who confronted Mr Hakim and

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another man, 19`year`old Hussein Hussein. Mr Hakim says Mr Akpom

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swung a dumbell at him. Hussein Hussein has already been convicted

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of murder and he actually stabbed Mr Akpom. Mr Hakim says the first he

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knew of that was when he saw blood on Hussein Hussein's jacket as they

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ran away. He says he never knew Hussein Hussein had a knife. The

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case continues. Ofsted inspdctors say a troubled free school hs making

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progress getting out of special measures. Last year it was described

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as dysfunctional and inadeqtate The primary school is now run bx a new

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trust. The latest inspection report says staff are tackling the issues

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that were raised. The region's Ambulance Service has hit all of its

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response time targets for the first half of the year ` something it

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failed to do throughout last year. EMAS was fined for a third

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successive year in 2013 aftdr it failed to meet national targets for

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patients involved in life`threatening emergencies. The

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service said the action its taken to improve response times is "paying

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dividends". Severn Trent Water says it's been able to cut the ntmber of

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water leaks in the region to its lowest ever level. But it admits it

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can still do more. And one Derby city councillor has called on the

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company to also tackle problems caused by flash flooding. Shmon Hare

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reports. A major water leak on Blackburn Rovers in Leicestdr. It

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was being treated this mornhng within hours of being reported. It

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is still losing a quarter of the company's supplies everyday. We try

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to maintain a continuous supply to our customers. We have over 46, 00

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kilometres of pipework in the region. With the resources we have

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we can only cover a small alount at any one time so we rely on customers

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to notify us of any they sed. Not a water leak at a flash flood last

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weekend caused by a torrenthal downpour. There is a storm drain

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under the road here which h`s obviously collapsed Horsfield cause

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all this came up with the pressure of the water. They have not had a

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good record at fixing leaks but if they are focusing on that at the

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expense of major infrastructure like this there are major problels. They

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need to focus on both. They are investing in sewerage and strface

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drain pipes to cope with thd volume of rainwater. Next tonight ht's the

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biggest cancer killer in thd East Midlands. Lung cancer. Doctors say

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to improve survival we need to make earlier diagnosis and improve

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treatment and research. At King s Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire

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they've been trialling a drtg which they hope will help some patients

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with lung cancer to live longer In the final part of our series on

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health research the story of one woman who's being helped. How are

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you feeling today? Very well. Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer

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she did not think twice abott taking part in research. I had half of my

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long removed and it was OK for two years then it came back in both

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lungs. This drug has extenddd her life. I would not be here whthout

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this drug. It seems to have destroyed cancer nodules. It is not

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for all lung cancers, it sedms to work on some cell receptors which

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have a particular genetic mttation. They treat the cancer by working on

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certain cells and limiting their ability to grow. We were thd highest

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recruiter throughout the East Midlands to all lung cancer trials.

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Agents often get access to treatments many years beford they

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are available on the NHS. The couple are now making the most of what they

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see as extra time. We have gone from borrowed time to enjoying the time

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we have borrowed and it is getting more and more. I am enjoying being

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here and hope to be here a bit longer. We hope so. Good to stay

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well as well. There's a big knit in the vicinity ` and it's not Maurice.

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No, knitters in Nottinghamshire are being encouraged to take part in the

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BBC Radio Nottingham Big Poppy Knit. 11,000 poppies are needed to mark

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each of the 11,000 Nottingh`mshire men who died during the Gre`t War.

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Our cameras went along to fhlm one speed`knitter taking part in

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Nottingham earlier today. I am doing a crochet flower today. The patterns

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are available on our Facebook for free. It is a simple pattern.

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Anybody that crochets to do it. You want some double net will, `nything

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will do and the 4.5 millilitre cook. `` millimetre hooked. There you go.

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And here is one of them. And if you'd like to have a go at knitting

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a poppy. Head to our Facebook page ` which will help you find sole poppy

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patterns to follow! Nat's hdre shortly with the sport and @nna with

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your weather forecast coming up too. And also why some of the world's

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most exclusive chefs have bden in the East Midlands!

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Where else would exclusive chefs go to other than the East Midl`nds It

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is the place to come. Now sport Coming up all the action from the

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first day of the Commonwealth Games but first bad news for Derbx County.

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Midfielder George Thorne will be out for around nine months after

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rupturing his anterior cruchate ligament in his left knee. The

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21`year`old suffered the injury on Tuesday during the friendly against

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Zenit St Petersburg. Thorne only signed a four`year contract with the

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Rams on Saturday and head coach Steve McClaren admits it's ` massive

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blow. Staying with football and Leicester City have arrived in

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Thailand for a pre`season tour in preparation for their return to the

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Premier League. It's just over three weeks until the new season kicks

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off. Today the club announcdd the price of match day tickets. And it

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will cost Foxes fans more to watch their team back in the top flight.

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Adult seats range from ?19 to ? 0 ` and with a record 23,000 se`son

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tickets sold, demand is expdcted to outstrip supply. Onto crickdt and

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have virtually secured a hole quarter final in the T20 bl`st after

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a win over Northamptonshire last night. Today, batsman James Taylor

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has been named as captain for the England Lions in their triangular

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series against New Zealand @ and Sri Lanka A next month. He'll bd joined

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by team mates Harry Gurney `nd Alex Hales. Both men eager to impress the

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England selectors. There is the one`day series later in the summer

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against India which I hope to be involved in. It is an opportunity to

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go out and play for the England Lions and hopefully strengthen my

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case for exclusion `` inclusion in that squad. Now onto the first day

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of the competition at the Commonwealth Games. Plenty of East

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Midlands athletes representhng Team England an in action today `nd

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tonight we have medal hopes in the pool. Colin Hazelden has bedn in

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Glasgow. There is no doubt that Glasgow is buzzing for thesd games.

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Here they are queueing to h`ve their photo taken in front of this giant

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games logo. Scotland has certainly welcomed the nations compethng in

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this game is. Today that is what they have been doing. Lucy Hall made

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a courageous breakaway in the cycling bit of the triathlon. It was

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a bid for glory because she knows she cannot run so fast as others but

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in the end she was overtaken by the field including the winner Judy

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Stimpson. In hockey this go`l from Leicester's Nicola White se`led the

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2`1 win for England over Wales. We were nervous sometimes but H think

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we really applied ourselves and got a great result to set us on our way.

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In the 100 metres backstrokd we have a finalist for tonight. It has been

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a tough year with injuries `nd Nichols. I have come through it and

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am out the other side. The 200 metres breaststroke will be exciting

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this evening. Our region's swimmer qualifies fifth fastest. Ond of the

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Scots set a new Games record. It will be tough for the city of Derby

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swimmer but he has been in fine form and could still pull off a surprise.

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If you are still keen to sed the action this is the queue for tickets

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which are still available. What was your success? Yellow macro we got

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the ticket for the 100 metrd final next week, I am looking forward to

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that. It has been brilliant, we have been here since Sunday. We have some

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tickets that came in the post, we got carried away, we even h`ve

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tickets for the lawn bowls. Thank you for joining us. You can sense

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the buzz around here. We ard in for a great few days of competition Now

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let's hope the city of Derbx swimmer does well this evening to cheer up

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those Derby fans who had bad news today. Now we have been joined in

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the studio by a crowd. They cook for the most powerful people in the

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world and now they've been to the East Midlands to experience some of

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the finest produce here. More than a dozen chefs who cater for hdads of

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state ` including President Obama's, Angela Merkel's and even thd Queen's

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` were given a taste of Stilton cheese and Melton Mowbray pork

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pies. All in the hope they'll be included in future dishes! Navtej

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Johal reports. The May look like contestants on Masterchef btt this

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lot are part of an exclusivd club of the personal chefs for kings, queens

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and presidents. The Queen's head chef invited them to Melton Mowbray.

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This is such a great area. We have fantastic products in Stilton cheese

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and bought pies. It seemed `n obvious choice to bring the group up

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here. This is about sending them away with the memory of herd in

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Melton Mowbray. We are right at the top of the good producing chain You

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do not need to go to France any more to get a good meal. The chefs,

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including Angela Merkel 's `nd President Obama 's, where hdre. They

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might even use their speedy and is and the knowledge they got from it

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when they return home. But with these being some of the best chefs

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in the world it was always likely to bring out their competitive edge.

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They do not know it yet but we will have competition as to who lakes the

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best Melton Mowbray pork pid. I made a pot pie once. Did you takd it to

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the oval office? No! Now thd weather. It is another beautiful

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evening here in the East Midlands. Another stunning day. The whldlife

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certainly enjoying it. Look at this peacock butterfly. Tomorrow will be

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the seem with 20 of warm we`ther and dry, sunny spells. The cloud with us

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first thing quickly burned `way and it has been another scorcher, 2

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selfie is the maximum recorded temperature here today. Bierley the

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cloud in stays settled as we go into

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Saturday. That is the last of the very warm days. If you have been

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finding the heat a little bht too much there will be a change, this

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cold front will move through the night on Saturday and once ht clears

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on Sunday it will be feeling fresher. Temperatures in thd low 20s

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for heading through to the new week. I will be back with the latd

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bulletin. Goodbye. Good night.

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