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normal temperatures. Peter, thank you. That is all from me. Now on BBC

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One Welcome to East Midlands Today,

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with me, Dominic Heale. Tonight ` a new lease of life

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for a blighted neighbourhood. This was once known as the Street of

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shame in Mansfield, but ambhtious plans for a new community h`ve been

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shown for the first time. Also denied, the council brhnging in

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restaurant style hygiene ratings for tattooists.

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And East Midlands scientists predicts a golden age of drtgs to

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treat dementia. If not kill the disease, we will certainly be able

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to slow down progression. In sport, and East Midlands gold

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rush in Glasgow. We will be bringing you all the latest from the

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Commonwealth Games. First tonight `

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an area that was so blighted by crime and anti`social behaviour

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it was dubbed a "street of shame" For years,

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homes in Mansfield's Brownlow Road Now, finally,

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there are plans for a full`scale Locals say it should have h`ppened

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a long time ago. This is a former mining comlunity

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that has really suffered. Homes were boarded up years ago and it became a

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ghost town, target for vand`ls. Then three years ago, the homes were

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knocked down as plans were drawn up for redevelopment. This is what it

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looks like now, overgrown. Ht was as far back as 1919 that this guy

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threatening to 90 that this was called the Street of shame.

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Ambitious plans for a new community have been shown for the first time

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today. `` 1990. This is how it could look, 64 new homes for older people

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who need some care but also want to live independently. It is a lovely

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design, it feels like a village more than one building. Less like an

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institution. So hopefully, ht'll be like village within the widdr

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community. People living ne`rby say it should have been done ye`rs ago.

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I think really it should have been done a long time ago and it is the

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best thing that they did, and they have redeveloped it. In the last few

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years, well, you dare not ldave your door open. Some days, you c`nnot

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even leave it now. It was a very rough street, I saw a lot of police

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down there. It will be in nhce to have the community. `` it whll be

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nice. The Mayor grew up a stone s throwaway. Almost a century of

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getting out of that problem. It has taken that long to lift the street

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from shame. It is a giant htrdle. It could be a superb scheme. The

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residents will be over the loon The old street of shame could bdcome a

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place where people are proud to live when the new homes are finished

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The mother of the murdered Leicester teenager Antoin Akpom has spoken out

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about the dangers of carrying a knife on the streets.

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Cheryl Armatrading made her comments after a man was today cleardd of any

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But another man has already been jailed for life for thd murder.

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Mike O'Sullivan has been following events today in court

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Good evening. Who has been cleared? Good evening. Yes, the jury cleared

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a man who has been on trial at Nottingham Crown Court seven days,

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20 old Abdul Hakim, who was cleared of murder. The jury was discharged

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because it failed to reach ` verdict on an alternative charge of

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manslaughter. This was a retrial so the prosecution say they will not be

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any further proceedings agahnst Abdul Hakim. At the first trial

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Hussain Hussain from London was convicted of murder and is now

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serving life with a minimum of 2 years for fatally stabbing @ntoin

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Akpom. What has been the re`ction outside court? Afterwords, Cheryl

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Armatrading, the mother of @ntoin, gave her the action. The st`b wounds

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was only a couple of centimdtres deep but collapsed his long and

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there was extensive bleeding. This is what she had to say. I would not

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advise people to walk with weapons because you do not know what

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situation you will find yourself in, and if you are forced to usd it you

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do not know what the conseqtence will be. Possession of bladdd

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articles or knives went up by 5 % in Leicestershire in 2013 to 2014,

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although what `` only 124 fdnces. But the police want this case to

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highlight the dangers. We nded to stop them carrying knives, so we

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need to show them, these ard the consequences. Someone has lost the

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life. But also, we will prosecute people who carry them. Of course,

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there were far reaching consequences in this case as well. There was a

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botched revenge arson attack on the home of Abdul Hakim, intenddd for

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his home, eight men now jailed, they got the wrong house and killed four

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innocent people. Today in court it was said that Abdul Hakim whll not

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be returning to Leicester. A young boy's been taken to hospital

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with serious injuries Police were called to Southchurch

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Drive in Clifton this lunchtime The boy was rushed to

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Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre and the road's been closed while

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police carry out an investigation. Police are becoming increashngly

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concerned for the welfare of a University of Nottingham sttdent who

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hasn't been seen for nearly a week. Tom Nixon, who's 20, was last seen

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on Elmsthorpe Avenue in Lenton in He's white,

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about six feet tall and has dark hair, which is possiblx shaved.

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He also wears glasses. Officers say it's completelx out

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of character. They're appealing to Tom,

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or anyone who may have seen him Still to come ` is another tram line

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for Nottingham round the corner Campaigners say this is

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the route it could follow ` A Leicestershire council has become

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the first in the region to introduce ` hygiene

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rating system for tattoo sttdios. Charnwood Borough Council hopes it

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will drive up standards But one tattooist says it

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should be targeting They are hugely popular and big

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business, but now, tatty sttdios in one area of Leicestershire `re being

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told to be cleaner. The rathngs schedules are based on a lot of

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stuff in here... Today, the first hygiene inspection to be carried

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out. It is time to push up standards for to tourists, so they can get

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better. The area is we are looking at our the cleanliness of the

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premises, the procedures thdy are using with their needles. How they

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are processing the needles `nd how they manage their clients and client

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information. You are telling people you are 100% clean, you will walk

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around with no infections, they do not have any hygiend

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certificates or any training. They are not getting rid of anything

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properly, they do not know what they are doing. Council inspectors here

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say the ratings system will help people avoid unlicensed places, they

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say you should think before you think. It is hoped this will make

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the process clearer. `` before you think.

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A leading East Midlands scidntist says we're just a decade aw`y

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from finding drugs that could halt or even cure Alzheimer's disease.

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It's estimated around 500,000 people live with the condition in the UK.

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His comments come on the dax the Alzheimer's Society launch their

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annual charity walk, which `ims to raise awareness of the dise`se.

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What unites this singing group is their love of music and the fact

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they are all living with thd effects of Alzheimer's. They were the stars

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at the launch event for the Alzheimer's Society's memorx walk.

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The aim, to raise money to support couples like Carol and Tom `nd

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former physics teacher who was diagnosed five years ago, C`rol is

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his main carer, she says thd singing group is a lifeline what is often an

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isolating condition. This is fantastic, carers can lose some of

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the isolation which can happen when you are caring for somebody who does

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not respond. It means meeting other people like the group here, sharing

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their stories and experiencds, and it lightens the load. It is

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estimated around 90 million people in the UK know a close family member

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or friend who is affected bx dementia. This charity walk is not

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just about raising awareness, but also about raising vital funds for

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research. This animation highlights the work being carried out by

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scientists at the Universitx of Nottingham. Professor Morgan says

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they are in a golden period of research. There should be c`utious

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hope that within the next ddcade or maybe 15 years at most, there will

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be availability of drugs th`t can not kill the disease, will certainly

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be able to slow down progression of the disorder. Whilst a cure seems a

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long way off for Tom, Carol hopes more people have access to groups

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like this. Severn Trent Water has no plans to

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introduce a hosepipe ban, The company's reservoirs

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are more than 90% full. Managers say its water resotrces are

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in a good position because while it's been warm, there've also

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been storms and showers. But they're still asking customers

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to be sensible when using w`ter Golfers in Leicester have rdacted

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angrily to a new consultation on the closure of a municipal golf

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course. The City Council's considerhng

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ending its subsidy of Western Park It says they're underused

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and expensive to fund. The courses have already bedn

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the subject of one consultation It showed that 90% of respondents

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wanted the subsidies to continue. Or do you think it's

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just mumbo`jumbo? Well, one of our MPs thinks we

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should take The Bosworth MP David Tredinnick

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says there's something in it, and wants doctors to considdr how

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astrology could help Our political editor John Hdss has

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spoken to the MP. You bet. David Tredinnick w`s born

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on January 19, 1950. He tells me

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his star sign is Capricorn, According to one

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of today's newspaper astrologers, the Tory MP may have to risd to

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a small challenge. But he'll face

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a huge challenge to win over the doubters, especially thd

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medical profession, that sttdying astrological charts can improve the

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health and well`being of patients. I know I'm going to get a lot

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of friendly e`mails for having the temerity to talk

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about astrology in this House. But I'm absolutely convinced that

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those who take a map, who look at the map of the sky

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when they are born, with sole professional guidance, will find out

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a lot about themselves. David Tredinnick is a member of the

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House of Commons Health Comlittee and has doggedly campaigned

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for complementary herbal medicine And he's had

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a sympathetic hearing from But when it comes to reading

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star signs, the Bosworth MP told me he was

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anticipating some negative reaction, but he's also been inundated with

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supportive emails, messages too He says astrology's been taken

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seriously in China and Indi` He believes the movement

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of the moon and the stars c`n affect Many scientists and doctors

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will say it's all nonsense. David Tredinnick's adamant `

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don't rule it out. A campaign to extend Nottingham s

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tram system may move a step further Work on lines two

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and three to Beeston and Clhfton isn't expected to be finishdd

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until early next year. But tonight,

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Broxtowe councillors will bd It has caused months of travel

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disruption and has hit businesses hard, but now Nottingham's tram

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extension can be, well, extdnded. Work on lines to Beeston and Clifton

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will not finish until only next year but ready there is pressure to roll

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it out north of the city, to Kimberley. It is not only about

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relieving traffic chaos, it is about jobs, growth, regeneration. It is

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about connectivity, road, r`il, tram. This is the campaigners'

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preferred route, avoiding the high street and it utilises redundant

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railway tracks. They say its construction would cause minimal

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disruption to businesses, btt not everyone is convinced. If it came

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down the high street, no, I wouldn't be. If it went down into thd retail

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park, rather than bringing people here, I wouldn't be. If it brings

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more people here to spend money in my shop, fantastic. I am ag`inst it

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because I would think it wotld mean people are bypassing Kimberley

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altogether. It. Truck `` tr`ffic problems in the morning. Tonight,

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councillors will decide whether they should commission a ?50,000

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feasibility study to examind the viability of extending the network

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here. Campaigners believe there is enough public support, but they know

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all too well that it is polhtical backing they need before thd

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campaign can step up a gear. Now, if you're at home with

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the kids, it's always useful to have hdeas

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for summer outings ` and preferably ones that don't cost

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too much! So we've asked some of your local

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BBC radio presenters to comd up with In the first of our School's Out

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series, we're joined by a familiar face `

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and voice ` from BBC Radio Derby. Hello, I'm Sally Pepper, thdse are

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my boys, Daniel and Michael, we are here for a day out at the c`nal

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Romford canal, it is beautiful. 220 years old this year. `` Romford

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Derbyshire County Council h`d to dredge over a mile to allow these

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trips to happen. I saw loads of ducks. It is relatively inexpensive

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to come on a trip for a famhly and all the money raised from these

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trips goes right back into restoring this beautiful canal. Can wd have an

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ice cream now? Not yet! The beauty of this boat trip is, there are

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plenty of lovely spots like this to get off and have a picnic, `nd

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plenty more to see off the boat as well. While you are here, you must

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come to the mill, the first successful cotton spinning lill

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built`in... 1771. Can we have an ice cream now, please? Not yet! Come on.

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After a great family day out, those ice creams are worth waiting for,

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boys? Yes! She made them waht. I'm not going with her. Harsh, but

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fair! Time for sport,

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and tonight we are live in Glasgow Our sports editor Natalie J`ckson

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is there for us this evening. Good evening. Good evening to you at

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home on a special day in Gl`sgow for the East Midlands. Nottingh`m was

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Mike Olly Hynd, the swimmer, is only 19. `` Nottingham's Olly Hynd.

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Tonight, he become `` he became the golden boy of the Games and today,

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everyone here is still talkhng about it. In front of royalty, he took

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gold in the 200 metres individual medley, and he did it in sole style.

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It is a big deal, because hd was already Paralympic, European and

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World Champion, now he is the Commonwealth champion as well and he

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has become the first Paralylpian to take all four major titles hn one

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event. Let's have a look at that history making swim. I am looking

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forward to just getting in `nd racing and doing what we do best.

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Representing England, Olly Hynd Terraces mum and dad. `` thdre is

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his mum and dad. To get a gold medal would be really special. He starts

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as a big favourite. I will give it my best and see what will h`ppen. He

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is pushing very hard. The champion for the 2012 Paralympics. It looks

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like he may be just outside it. . Many congratulations. The ftll set!

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Really happy with that, the atmosphere has been fantasthc. I

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cannot thank everyone enough for their support. There is no better

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feeling than getting a medal and hearing the national anthem playing.

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Fantastic. Only two other swimmers have held four major titles at once.

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Rebecca Adlington and David Wilkie. So, it gives you some scale of his

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achievement last night. There has been a bit of an East Midlands gold

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rush, and it is only day six of the Games for us here.

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It has been great to see th`t. And his mum and dad, his whole family,

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all behind him. I know the East Midlands is not a

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nation yet, but if we were, what is our tally so far?

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We are doing really well, sdven gold medals so far and countless silver

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and bronze. A gold for Adam Peaty, one for Olly Hynd, of coursd, two in

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athletics with Dan Greaves `nd Libby Clegg and one in the squash for

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nick`mac feuds. `` Nick Matthews. Loughborough University plaxs a

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massive part in any big international sporting event. They

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have 120 representatives from eight different countries here, across ten

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different sports. So far, Loughborough has taken 18 mddals.

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You can really see the signhficant role that Loughborough plays in

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getting athletes to meats lhke this, out on the podium.

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Jeremy Nicholas has been looking at what has been happening herd at the

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games today. He will not be defending his title

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tonight. I had the annivers`ry games last week so I am disappointed. It

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is just shocking. Will sham`n qualified third fastest for the

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final, it is on BBC One tonhght Imagine half closing your exes and

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running as fast as you can for 2.2 seconds. That is what it must feel

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like for Libby Clegg, competing for Scotland in the 100 metres for

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visually impaired runners. Xou have to hand it to those athletes, and

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they did, the `` they gave her a gold medal.

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The first in which Ryder hole, behind two Canadians and an Aussie.

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It was like a great achievelent I had a back injury, so to get that

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far in the race was great. H am really happy. Sam Oldham suffered a

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nasty injury to his ankle in the gymnastics. He has had an MRI scan

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to see if he will be able to continue in the individual dvents.

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Becky Downie fell off the bdam after struggling with an injury, but she

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showed great courage, grittdd her teeth and carried on through the

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pain on the dismount as England beat Australia team gold.

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Just a couple of football lhnes for you. Nottingham Forest have signed

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Chris Burke. Derby County h`ve signed up Mason Bennett. Thdy have

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extended his contract on a four`year deal. That's just about it from me.

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Tonight, we will have news from the gymnastics, a full round`up in our

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late bulletin, and we will be here for you tomorrow with all the

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latest. The weekend in Glasgow, it was very warm indeed.

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We are still keeping those beautiful sunny mornings.

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Not that I see much of the mornings! Time now for a look at the

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weather. We have had some beautiful lornings

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in the past few days. It has been a bit too hot for some, but things are

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finally starting to cool down a little. A weather front tryhng to

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push its way in from the West, and there is not much rain associated

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with this one. What it will do is introduce slightly cooler and

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fresher here tonight and tolorrow. We will be losing that heat and

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humidity, we will also lose those clear blue sunny mornings. @ little

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bit more in the way of cloud in the next couple of days. But st`ying dry

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and bright with some sunshine around once again. Beautiful sunshhne this

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morning, you can see the cloud has started to increase through the

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afternoon. Cloudy skies for the evening time. Keeping the cloud for

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the early part of the night but it will eventually clear. Clear skies

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again for the latter part of the night. Temperatures starting to feel

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cooler, fresher, perhaps better for sleeping. 13 or 14 as a minhmum

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Tomorrow morning, there will be some sunshine around to start, btt the

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cloud will quickly increase from the West. Cloudier skies for thd

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afternoon. The breezes will pick up again, taking the edge of the

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temperatures. It will be cooler first tomorrow, up to around 22

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perhaps 23. But that wind whll take the edge of those. Similar story on

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Thursday. Temperatures up around 20 or 21. Thing is turning mord and

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settled for the end of the week and into the weekend. Low presstre

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starting to take charge will stop `` take charge.

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Shame. Slightly bad timing! We will be back with the late news.

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