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At 6.30pm this is East Midlands Today.

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With Anne Davies and me, Dominic Heale.

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Tonight, a big day for our smallest county.

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Rutland welcomes Charles and Camilla. Also tonight. The naming

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rights for a football staditm will stop plus the plea for engineers to

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help the disabled. Will there be more tears of joy tonight, `s Adam

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Peaty goes for gold in the 40 metres breaststroke?

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First tonight ` another big royal visit to our region.

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Hot on the heels of the Quedn and Duke

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Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, today

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It was Camilla's first official visit to the town ` helping to

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ensure the Royal couple recdived a warm welcome in glorious sunshine.

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The welfare state, 14th century style.

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This ancient almshouses in Oakham, founded in 1399, was the first port

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of call for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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These days, the St John and St Anne almshouse is home to more than 00

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Not surprisingly, a warm welcome awaited in the common room.

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No thoughts of retirement for Charles and Camilla.

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The crowd was waiting to welcome them in the town's Market Spuare.

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Some, though, needed a little rehearsing.

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No reticence from the stallholders, though.

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Charles spoke to organic farmer and mutton enthusiast Ian McCourt and to

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Paul Chinnery, who has been selling fresh herbal extracts for a decade.

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Both men say Charles has slowly helped to change the way we all

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Princely passions aside, walkabouts can be a little wearying

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in the sun, so the invitation to sample some locally produced ale was

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In Oakham Castle, a royal tradition dating back to 1870.

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The Duchess of Cornwall presents a horseshoe to the Lord of thd Manor.

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No excuse for large hoofed horses in Rutland to be ill`shod,

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Well, this part of the royal visit is over.

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The couple are now heading off to the relative tranquillity

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Wildlife conservation and the health benefits of the open air

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Overall, it was a day when the princd in

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Interests for which he is now well`known and admired.

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Low`key security and an almost total absence of crowd barriers also

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seemed to confirm that in Rttland the Prince and the Duchess

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A packed day for their Royal Highnesses

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Now, we know Prince Charles has views on the dominance

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Well, they're in the headlines ag`in.

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Yes ` an idea to boost small businesses by

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It's come from Derby City Council which this weekend has form`lly

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asked the Government to impose a tax on out of town superm`rkets.

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And the suggestion's been b`cked by 19 other local authoritids

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If Derby's big stores were taxed, for example, to help fund inner

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city regeneration, the council believes that could

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That could be used to help struggling businesses.

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There have already been simhlar levies in Scotland and

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End of the day, you know, the supermarkets they won't be

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It will be coming out from the pockets of the customers,

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People go out of town more because these supermarkets `re

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drawing them away, so if thdy could be taxed then at least it is kind

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We must remember that some of the companies that would be affected

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by this actually are headqu`rtered here in the East Midlands.

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Companies like Boots, which already give an awful lot back

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to the community and to the business community as well, and this

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With me now is Councillor Ranjit Banwait, who's

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Yes, I do. That is because lost of us need to go there and the

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supermarkets provide somethhng that people want, so why punish them It

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supermarkets, it is about gdtting supermarkets, it is about gdtting

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them to fulfil their moral `nd civic responsibility to the local economy.

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Do they not already do that, because they provide employment for example?

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90% of the money spent in local supermarkets is taken away from our

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local economy. Yes, they do employ people but they do not do that job

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for free, they make a huge `mount of profits and many of these companies

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are global companies, so thdy could be spending in Poland or anxwhere

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else in the world. So you is going to stop there, then? Or will you

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also go for the big furniture retailers, electrical stores, they

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are all is up `` out of town to We are not trying to reinvent the

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wheel. We are trying to plax catch up with Northern Ireland and

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Scotland. As a result of thd money they have generated, they h`ve been

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able to support struggling small businesses and improved public

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services, so the president has already been set. It would just be

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supermarkets, then? Supermarkets to start with, and then see how that

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develops. Let's talk about Derby, because there are many people who

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think that other stores havd taken the lifeblood out of the arda. I

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don't agree with that. Supermarkets, especially whdre they

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are placed, have taken a lot of business out of the city centre on

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especially from thriving district centres. We have seen a lot of empty

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shops as a result. But I do not want to turn this into having a goal at

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big business,. But it does sound like that, doesn't it? It w`s

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councils who gave the superlarkets there opportunities in the first

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place? Yes, they did. I was working for the Council at the time. The

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profits of supermarkets will continue to grow, but let's remember

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that 90% of the money that hs spent in the supermarket leaves otr local

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economy for good. Yes, they do do some initiatives locally, btt they

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could do a lot more. Thank xou. With less than two weeks to go

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until the start of the football season, there's mounting spdculation

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that one of our clubs could be It's being reported that

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Nottingham Forest are going to announce a lucrative sponsorship

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deal for the name of their stadium. It's thought it could end up being

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called the Kuwait City Ground, There's a new manager in ch`rge

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at Nottingham Forest, but could the club's ground be

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about to get a new name? Reports in the UK and Kuwait,

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home of Forest's owner, Fawaz Mubarak Al`Hasawi,

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say it could soon be called the One Kuwaiti journalist

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said he expects it will Not less than half a billion,

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I think in ten years. Sorry, let me just be absolttely

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clear about what you said. The speculation has also bedn

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fuelled by this tweet from Al`Hasawi's son repeathng the

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name Kuwait City Ground Stadium No official confirmation yet,

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but the club is understood to be in negotiations about a number of

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different sponsorship opportunities. I think the bottom line is that

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the fans would still just c`ll it Actually, what difference would it

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make apart from the club getting more money, which puts

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a really good use into trying to get Anything that brings any money

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into the club must be a good thing, and I don't think the City Ground

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on its own is such a special name, so I think adding something to it

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is fine. The fact that it's still got

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City Ground in the name of the stadium, to be fair,

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makes it not too much of an issue. I am sure if you spoke to any fan

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on the street and they said if you were to change the name if xou could

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get back into the premiershhp and maybe back into the Chalpion's

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League, I am sure they would say, A confirmed name change

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at Nottingham Forest would be And Simon joins us now

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from what's called, for The whole business of naming rights

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is nothing new. Leicester Chty, its ground has had commercial

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sponsorship in its name since it was built. Derby struck a ?7 million

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deal last season, but what could be significant here is the amotnt of

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money that is being talked `bout by some journalists. Some of them are

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insistent that it could be worth ?500 million over the coursd of the

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next ten years. That is mord than Manchester City got by the naming of

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its ground. You can also be sure that the football authoritids will

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be watching. They will check any sponsorship deals to ensure that

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they have not been overinfl`ted to bypass those financial fair play

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rules. Thank you, Simon. This is East Midlands Today `

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and it's welcome back Dominhc. I just hope you haven't put

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a dampener on the weather. It is a lot cloudier now, btt there

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is no rain on the horizon jtst yet. I will have the details latdr in the

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programme. A 55`year`old man has been remanded

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in custody, after suspected Officers were called to a flat

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on Belvoir Crescent in New``ll, Army bomb disposal experts carried

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out six controlled explosions Glenn Robinson has been charged with

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two offences related to explosives He's due

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at Derby Crown Court next month Detectives have been granted more

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time to question a man in connection with the death

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of another man in Nottinghal. It follows the discovery

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of a 29`year`old man on Bestwood Park Drive in Top Valley,

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early yesterday morning. He had serious injuries and was

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taken to hospital, but later died. Police say

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a 26`year`old man has been `rrested If not, it's a group

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of mostly retired engineers who invent clever gadgets to help

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disabled people live their lives. But they're in desperate nedd

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of more volunteers. James Roberson has been to see

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a disabled woman in Leicestdrshire In Oadby,

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engineer Graham Law adjusts a device to help 24`year`old Rebecca

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read an electronic book on her own. Rebecca,

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who is paralysed from the ndck down, The device is designd so th`t she

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can use her cheek to turn the pages. It gives her that independence

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and not relying on the carers to keep pressing the pages every time

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she once the page turned. Graham made the appliance for Remap,

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a voluntary organisation nationwide of engineers and technologists,

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many retired, who come up with mobility and living

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solutions for disabled people. This bent knitting needle

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helps people who can't grip. We take a dish cloth and lax it over

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it and simply turn the handle. It effectively squeezes out all

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the water. Similarly,

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a reversible handle helps someone Graham, this is a device

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for gentlemen with paralysed arms? It is to allow him to read

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the newspaper. He specifically wanted to rdad

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the Leicester Mercury. Mike has helped

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a woman with multiple sclerosis One particular problem she has is

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lifting her wet washing when it is in the washing basket, so I have

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made this device to lift it up. Now Remap, who make the devhces

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for free, want more engineers, technologists, and even moddl

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makers across Leicestershird, In Derbyshire, I believe thdy have

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a shortage of engineers In Nottinghamshire,

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I think it is fairly broad spectrum Extra volunteers will help lore

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people like Rebecca lead full lives. The jury considering its verdict

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in the case of a 20`year`old man accused of murdering the Lehcester

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sports coach Antoin Akpom h`s been He was fatally stabbed

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in a confrontation with 20 xear old Abdul Hakim, who denies murder

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and an alternative charge It happened in Kent Street

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in Leicester last September. The fatal stabbing led to a revenge

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arson attack on a house two doors away from Mr Hakim's home in Spinney

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Hill, that killed four people. Nearly 700 people visited

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the new Richard III visitor centre The exhibition opened on Saturday

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morning. The centre tells the story

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of Richard's life and legacx and features the exact spot where

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his remains were discovered nearly Welcome to Glasgow on this beautiful

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sunny evening for day five of the Commonwealth Games, and what a day

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it has been, but what a weekend it was for our swimmers. Tonight I have

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been enjoying the crowds. I just wanted to put on a good show. I am

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so happy. Adam Peaty wins the gold medal. I can't believe it, honestly.

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My team`mates, my training, and I just want to thank them. I `m just

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so pleased for him. These are good tears. Stunning, utterly sttnning.

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She looks like she is going to get it. She has got it. It is c`lled

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again to England. `` gold again to England how does it feel to have two

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gold in your pocket? Amazing. It is kind of a special one and to do it

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swim that swim with the best time swim that swim with the best time

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and the gold I am so happy. I have had a fantastic few days. This is

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properly the best meat of mx career. It has been a sensational wdekend

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for East Midlands swimmers. More to come, I am sure, over the ndxt two

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days. Well you saw there

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the celebrations involving City Earlier today I went

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along to meet his family to see just Well,

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what a fantastic moment that was for Adam over the weekend, winning

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that gold medal, and watching very, very proudly in Glasgow was his Nan

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and his dad right here. How did you feel,

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watching Adam do so amazingly? Tell you the truth,

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I went ballistic. I know, Mark, dad,

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you've got no voice left, h`ve you? On

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the first 50 metres I was all right, but then it just went, my voice

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went, screaming and everythhng. I don't know

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if you have watched back thd BBC footage, but Rebecca Adlington,

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now the part of the BBC teal there All her mascara was coming

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down her face. You will be coming home latdr this

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week, with at least one gold medal, and he has got another race tonight

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as well. How do you think he

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could do tonight? Do you think this will change Adam,

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now that he has had all this It will stay with me for thd rest

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of my life. Some great scenes

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in the pool then but the medals just Rounding up some of today's main

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action for us is Jeremy Nicholas. It's been such a whirlwind `fter

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having my event in the Commonwealth Games I thought, this is my chance

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to take it with both hands, and I've got a picture of the Commonwealth

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gold on my phone and that w`s my motivation throughout the sdason,

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so to have one in real life is so much better and I've been

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training so hard this year for it. There's a lot of blood, swe`t

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and tears that has gone into this, It was just really close

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and personal and everyone w`s just cheering and it was an incrddible

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memory that will last me a lifetime. You don't see a lot of big guys cry,

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but I had a couple of tears in my eyes to hear the Englhsh

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national anthem, which I've never heard before,

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I've only heard the British one It was a great atmosphere,

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a great occasion and it's still slowly setting in that I am

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the Commonwealth champion. It's something I've dreamt of

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for years. Our first in the athletics

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for the East Midlands. Many, many congratulations

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and thanks for that. We knew that the squash would win a

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medal today, but we didn't know what colour. Laura took a whack to the

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face. I bruised the top of ly teeth and it was the shock more than

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anything. It is a noncontact sport, so when I get it I panicked a little

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bit it was fine. Just a bit of bruising. Silver and a bruise for

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Laura, and this is the final point in the men's final. Matthew in the

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White was off to a good start, winning the first game, but his

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bonnet then came back to level, in a match which was hard to follow

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because both players were rdferred to as England. Duffield one final

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game to take the gold. Thosd who know me know that it is not often I

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am speechless, but I have nothing to say about that except what ` battle.

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I'd take my hat off to James and what he has been through, what we

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have both been through over these past few weeks. Husband and wife

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badminton team Nick and Gabby Adcock beat their knowledge and opponents,

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and well done to Caroline, the shooter who won bronze. That's it

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from here but we are really looking forward to this evening when Fran

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Halsall could take her for ` medal and Adam Peaty could take double

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gold. We will have all the details on our way bulletin. `` are late

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bulletin. It is great to sed squash getting so much coverage. You would

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think the glass would distr`ct them. I used to play as a boy. Were you

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good? No, I was rubbish. Nottinghamshire is renowned

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for its textile heritage but for the first time a gallerx is

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exploring how the industry `lso The Luddite movement began here

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in the East Midlands, and the story of how it started is at the centre

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of a new permanent exhibition, A knitwear production line that

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dates back almost two centuries Alongside demonstrating past

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techniques, the Framework Knitters Museum in Worthington is hoping to

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shed a light on a turbulent revolt So, what we have here is ond

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of the frames that would have been This new gallery is part of

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a major redevelopment project, part It explores the Luddite revolt

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which began in 1811, a reaction to appalling working

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and living conditions. I doubt many people know th`t

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the first Luddite attack occurred in Arnold, and for a while ht was

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just in the Nottingham area. People going round smashing

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machines, disrupting industry, and eventually it spread

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around the whole country. And there's even

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a beer that has been named It was created by a local ptb,

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who used the museum as a sotrce It's like something

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from your hometown that you didn't really know about, so it's kind of

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good to get to know about where your roots come from and what kind of

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things have come out of Nottingham. The museum has further plans

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to attract new visitors. The aim is to showcase

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the county's textile heritage and show how the plight of workers

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here influenced a national revolt. Geeta Pendse, BBC East Midl`nds

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Today, Ruddington. We have been quite quiet today

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compared to some other parts of the UK. The South East has been battered

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by storms, but don't worry because they will be clearing away `nd want

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trouble us. What we are foctsed on is towards the West because we have

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a weather front trying to ptsh its way through tomorrow, but this one

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is the very, so a few are w`nting a bit of rain you may be disappointed

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because it is going to be another dry day tomorrow. That weather front

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will be introducing more cloud tomorrow as we head into thd

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afternoon, so after a sunny start, we will see those clothes

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introducing. Now as you can see on the satellite picture, thosd storms

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will clear out of the way. We have had some showers ourselves through

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the afternoon. They are starting to fizzle out as well. A dry nhght for

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others as well. We will see the cloud breaking up through the early

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hours of this morning, so wd will have clear skies again and the winds

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will say light as well. Temperatures of 14 Celsius are 15 Celsius.

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Tomorrow morning, we are waking up to some beautiful sunshine. Clear

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sunny skies to start with through the morning but here comes that

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weather front which will introduce more cloud as we head on through the

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afternoon, so another dry d`y with cloudier skies later on and the wind

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is starting to increase throughout the day, temperatures still getting

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up into the mid`20s. 24 Celsius are 25 Celsius. A similar story on

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Wednesday. It will start brhght but the day, and any chance of ` shower

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later on. Temperatures are on the slide this. 20 Celsius, possibly 21

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Celsius. For the rest of thd week, we have got low`pressure pitching in

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so we will see some showers for the weekend. Thank you. That's `ll for

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now. Goodbye.

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