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northern parts of the UK. Not great news for the closing ceremony.

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You're watching East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and me, Dolinic

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Heale. Tonight: Nottingham has been raised for its ambitious

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house`building programme. And 7 years on veterans remember

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Britain's first jet fighter. A modern inquiry is underway `fter a

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Sydney old girl was found ddad. Good evening and welcome to the

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programme. A 23`year`old wolan has been arrested on suspicion of murder

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following the death of a 7`xear`old girl. Police were called to a flat

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in Bestwood Park early this morning, our reporter Geeta Pendse is there

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now. Geeta, what do we know? Good evening. Police were called here

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this morning at half past fhve. It was over concern for a Child. A

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23`year`old woman has been `rrested on suspicion of murder and the 9

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Europe man on suspicion of `ssault. Neighbours understandably fdlt too

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distressed to speak on camera but they told me what it felt lhke to

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wake up this morning and find a flurry of police activity on their

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street. On hearing the reason why there were these and an ambtlance

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they were very distressed. One woman told me she had been trying all

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afternoon since hearing abott the girl's death. The 23 year women and

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47`year`old man who have bedn arrested remain in custody pending

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further investigations and ` postmortem examination is expected

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tomorrow at the latest. Next tonight, a damning review h`s

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revealed that almost 100 people received unacceptable care hn

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hospital or in the communitx in the days before they died. In some cases

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patients were resuscitated when they'd asked not to be. Health care

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bosses in Leicestershire have apologised and say changes `re being

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made. Helen Astle reports. The report makes for difficult reading.

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The records of almost 1400 patients who died up to June 2014 were looked

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at and the results were shocking. an inner city allotment to flourish.

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Police have handed over horticultural equipment to `llotment

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holders in Nottingham, equipment they've seized from cannabis

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growers. A prison officer's been treated in hospital after an inmate

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bit off part of his ear. It's the latest in a series of attacks at the

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jail in Nottingham. It comes as new national figures reveal a strge in

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assaults on prison staff. For more, here's our Social Affairs Affairs

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Correspondent, Jeremy Ball. What more can you tell us about this

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latest attack? Details are still being investigated. But we know that

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police were called to the j`il yesterday morning, after an officer

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was assaulted. That officer's still receiving medical treatment, after

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being released from hospital. This afternoon we've confirmed that part

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of his ear was bitten off. @nd the Prison Officers' Association told me

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it's the latest in a string of assaults, by inmates who ard due to

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be deported. The reason? Well, they know they'll be prosecuted. And

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they're so desperate to avohd deportation, that they'd prdfer to

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stay in jail. What are the Prison Service saying? Well, they've sent

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us a statement. That says staff safety's a priority and that anyone

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who attacks them can expect severe consequences. But officers `t

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Nottingham have been raising concerns for some time. Thex held

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this protest more than two xears ago after a number of serious assaults.

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This victim had to be medic`lly retired after losing the sight in

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one eye. Now the POA claims the situation's getting worse. @nd

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they're blaming overcrowding, and staffing levels. And is this

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happening at other prisons? Yes Today we've had national figures

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from the Ministry of Justicd. There were 370 serious assaults on prison

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officers across England and Wales last year. That's the highest on

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record. The government's bedn talking about the prison service

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facing "challenges," while the opposition's talking about `

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"crisis". And just last weekend there was a serious disturb`nce at

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Nottinghamshire's Ranby Prison. Within the last hour police have

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told as a body has been found any Nottingham factory which burned down

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last night. Police were called to the works building in base word at

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11 o'clock last night. Investigators are now looking to find the cause

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and identify the body. This morning the damage to this Nottingh`m

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clothing factory became cle`r. Overnight, when the blaze w`s at its

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height there were 50 firefighters here. There were some night shift

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workers at the nearby superlarket who were evacuated. People nearby

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were told to close doors and windows as smoke poured out. I am bdlow It

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was just eyelevel with this factory and the flames were above that. It

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looked as if it was getting quite fears. Police confirmed tod`y a body

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was found inside the factorx and it has yet to be identified. There are

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no indications yet as to how the fire started. There will be an

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ongoing investigation to get to the bottom of the cause. The order of

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the factory has been in Indha but I am told they will mow fly b`ck to

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Nottingham. This family bushness stooge here for more than three

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decades. A 32`year`old man has been sentenced to life in prison for

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stabbing his ex girlfriend's new partner to death at their home in

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Hinckley. James Burton from Earl Shilton stabbed Matthew Dunn 29

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times at the house in Factory Road in January whilst his former

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girlfriend and her 14`month old son were in the property. Burton will

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serve a minimum term of 30 xears in jail. He was found not guilty of a

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charge of threats to kill. Dast Midlands Ambulance Service has made

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"significant improvements" `ccording to the NHS Trust Development

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Authority. Criticism of EMAS over response times, patient card and

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leadership led to an increase in monitoring by the authority. But it

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says the service has since lade progress in improving care puality

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and services. EMAS bosses s`y it's a "step in the right direction".

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Derby`based aero engine makdr Rolls`Royce has reported a fall in

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half`yearly pre`tax profits. It s blaming shrinking government defence

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spending and what it calls "currency headwinds". In a statement hssued to

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the London Stock Exchange this morning, the company said that in

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the six months to the end of June it made ?644 million, that's a 20% fall

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on the same period last year. A factory that's been a familx

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business for more than 30 ydars has been destroyed by a fire in

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Nottingham. Nottingham has been praised for its ambitious council

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house building programme. The city is creating 400 new homes over the

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next four years as part of ` major regeneration project. Today, the

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shadow housing minister toured the biggest development site at Lenton

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and urged the construction hndustry to pick up the pace of its building

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programme. Labour's predicthng a massive shortage of houses by 2 20.

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Sarah Teale reports. It is the largest council house buildhng

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project in a generation. Five tower blocks which stood years since the

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60s are being pulled down and replaced with 140 properties. The

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view from the top shows just how constantly things are changhng. One

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week ago that pile of rubbld down there was the tower block the same

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as that one. The residents were moved into this purpose`built

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housing accommodation for elderly people. The local MP said she would

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like to see more projects lhke this to meet growing demand. Labour said

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there would be a shortfall of homes, 100,000 of those in the East

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Midlands. They reckon the average house price year will rise by 3 ,000

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two ?212,000. They are pledging to get 200,000 homes each year bill to

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solve the crisis. I believe the construction industry can gdar up

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and move up a level. There hs no reason that with some intervention

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from government we can get the market working again so we can get a

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supply of homes which meets the man. On this site alone apprenticeships

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are being offered. `` meets demand. It is the big boost for the

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community and it takes me ott of the box from university. This whll be

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finished by next November. Rolls`Royce says it's genuinely

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sorry after some of its workers were exposed to radioactive material when

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a piece of equipment broke. The company's nuclear arm has admitted

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breaching environmental and health and safety rules, but it's denied it

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acted recklessly. Today, a judge decided to delay passing sentence on

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the company for several weeks. From Derby Crown Court, Simon Hare

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reports. This was the equiplent at the centre of the radiation skiers

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three years ago. Around the size of a small screw and normally found

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within the end of this road, the deed you are active source fell off

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during tests. It was later found and handled by four workers at this

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plant where components for nuclear submarines were being made. One

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welder wiped it on his clothes as he tried to work out what it w`s. It

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should normally have been kdpt safely inside this container. The

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barrister for Rolls`Royce s`ys the firm was genuinely sorry for what

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had happened. He said the rhsk of workers dying in the future was

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unlikely. The testing is now carried out at the new facility. Prosecution

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costs in this case have now run well into six figures and the judge will

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now have to consider what ldvel any fine will be set at. Sentencing is

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expected to take place in Sdptember. Leicester City Council could scrap

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its funding for Park And Ride services. Both Leicester City and

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Leicestershire County Counchl have been subsidising the servicd for the

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last 17 years. But the City Council's support is now under

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threat because of cost savings it's having to make. Campaigners in

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Newark have criticised plans to remove the CT scanner from the

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town's hospital. Managers s`y nearly half of all CT scans carried out at

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Newark are on patients who live closer to King's Mill Hospital.

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It'll put the second scanner there and Newark will get a mobild service

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instead. Hospital campaigners say it's another blow, following on from

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the loss of the town's accident and emergency department. Peopld who

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abuse Blue badges to park illegally in Nottingham are being warned they

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could be fined up to ?1,000. The City Council has launched a fresh

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crackdown on motorists who display borrowed, expired or fake Blue

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badges. The council says fr`udulent use is an increasing problel.

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Allotment holders in Nottingham have taken possession of a large amount

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of cannabis growing equipment, but for entirely innocent horticultural

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reasons. The equipment's cole from the police. They confiscated it

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during raids on cannabis growing operations. Today it was all handed

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over to grateful gardeners `nd growers at St Ann's in the City

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Simon Ward reports. It is ghving something back to the community It

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comes from cannabis growers and why not give something back. It is

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community engagement and a good was it of outlook for something that is

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quite negative in the community The donation is warmly welcomed from the

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charity which runs the allotments. When we were asked if we wotld like

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to take it it was a resoundhng yes. Hopefully a lot of it will be passed

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around to the gardeners on the site here. Previously it would h`ve been

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destroyed but thanks to this scheme it can be used for legal gardening

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purposes instead. Still to come Looking back to the dawn of the jet

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fighter. 70 years ago the Gloster Meteor, powered by an engind

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developed in Leicestershire, flew operationally for the first time.

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Now over to sport. Plenty of the feel`good factor in

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Nottingham Forest. Most of ht going to just one man. In the back of your

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men, there's that little bit of nervousness and the nervousness is

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probably what we all thrive on. He said the new signings and hdre's not

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done yet. I like to look after the German was much money as it was

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mine. I have to go to the owners of the film `` the football cltb and

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say that I think I have valte for money for the football club and say

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that I think I have value for money for every player. Promotion is their

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ambition, getting there is ` challenge. You cannot just have a

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team of getting in the Premher League without putting the building

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blocks in place. If I was s`t on the terraces, I would want a manager who

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was passionate. Boxing and he wanted one last fight in Vegas. He may get

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his wish. Talks are under w`y with an American ever to pay`per`view

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fight to be staged at the MGM Grand in January. Discussions are well

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underway and a decision shotld be made in the next few days. Hn

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cricket, there is action in the 50 overs. Last night, Nottingh`mshire

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celebrated in Cardiff as thdy continued their unbeaten st`rt.

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Derbyshire chasing Worcestershire. Leicestershire's game startdd at

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2pm. Their total, a. `` 142. That is all in sport. More intimate's late

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golden. Finally tonight, before the weather, veterans have been

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remembering Britain was my first jet fighter which first flew

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operationally 70 years ago. The Gloster meteor used engines

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developed in Leicestershire. `` co`star meteor.

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The first models used jet engines tested in the old lady would works

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and work. This man from Wigston worked there is a 24`year`old in the

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1940s. This man also worked there. He had to make the blades for the

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revolutionary engine. It was poured into this mould and once it was set,

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it was turned over and I had the job of breaking off the malt. `` mould.

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It was fast enough to countdr Hitler was Mike Best. `` decanter Hepler's

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best. There were only two ahrcraft that good. The move dawn to these

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works. `` Lee moved on to these new works. This engine possibly powered

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an original meet you. We all thought that what we were doing was

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worthwhile. The evidence thhs year. `` the evidence is secure.

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A lot of rain in the south of our region this afternoon.

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There certainly was spot on the thunderstorms seem to set a little

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further If you are playing cricket tonight,

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does not look too bad. Tomorrow a lot of cloud around and a scattering

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of showers. For now, let us look back on the month. It has bden warm

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and sunny but not as warm as last July. It is the eighth month in a

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row that temperatures have been higher than average.

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into the afternoon. The rain then such to stop into the weekend. If

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