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Thank One year on, a mother pleas for information about the shooting

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of her son. If you know what happened, why are you hiding if you

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do not have something to hide. All eyes to the south`west, as `

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hurricane is set to head our way. In sport, double trouble. Two for the

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price as one as we go around the grounds prior to the new football

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season. Good evening and welcome to Friday's

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programme. ?35 million ` that is how mtch it

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could cost to re`open a citx's The Assembly Rooms in Derby has been

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closed for ever since a fire destroyed its

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heating and air`conditioning But the city council is also

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considering knocking it down The devastating fire on top

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of the Assembly Rooms' car park It destroyed the venue's pl`nt room

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and without any water, heathng, or air conditioning the Assdmbly

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Rooms has been forced to close. Discussions over

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the insurance payout continte. Derby City Council says that is not

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sure whether to spend that on a quick refurbishment,

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or to put it towards a major renovation, or simply knock

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it down and start again. It is not really fit

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for purpose any more. I think it has served the pdople

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of Derby well. My own personal preference would be

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for a major refurbishment Do not knock it down,

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but give it a good refurb? But we only have ballpark fhgures

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at the moment `. Whenever we go,

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you cannot see the stage. You are not facing the stagd all

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the time. There are people sitting

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on the side, on both sides, The building is fairly outd`ted

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and it may be better refurbhshed. If the structure is unsafe,

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and it needs modernising, The annual panto here has h`d to be

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cancelled, but alternative and temporary venues

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have been found for some shows. Here at the Old Bell Hotel,

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contractors are busy restorhng its grand ballroom in time for the

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Derby Folk Festival in Novelber We have got several events planned

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that have come out of the Assembly Rooms and some

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of them lend themselves well to an old building like this

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and the atmospheric space hdre. But back at the Assembly Rooms,

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as it stands at the moment, there is no prospect of this venue

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reopening before October next year. Simon is outside the Assembly Rooms

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now. What are the chances

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of it being knocked down? that would be the most expensive

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option, costing between 80 `nd 100 million `` costing between 80

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million pounds and 100,000 pounds. They want the public to havd their

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say on what should happen to this building. It is true to say that

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although people are sad and frustrated that the Assemblx Rooms

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is not open at the moment, not many people would cry if the building was

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demolished. Still to come `

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memories of World War II. How the town of Retford

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in Nottinghamshire welcomed hundreds Next tonight,

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the mother of a Leicester m`n who was shot in Birmingham

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a year ago says it has been hell not Sylvester Koroma died in hospital

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after being attacked in a nhghtclub. His killer has not been caught

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and a ?5,000 reward is now being offered to encourage witnesses to

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come forward. Almost one year ago, Sylvester

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Koroma was shot and left behind two sons. `` he left behind two sons.

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His mother says it has been heartbreaking. The last year has

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been hell for me and my famhly. I miss him. His six`year`old son

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misses him to. He says to md that he wants his dad. The shooting happened

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on ten August last year outside a nightclub in Birmingham. Sylvester

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Koroma died in hospital one week later. Police say that the `ttack

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happened in Birmingham, the answer to read that it lies in Leicester.

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In the night `` on the night that Sylvester Koroma travel to the

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nightclub he was with friends, so someone should know who shot him.

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The people who were at his funeral. They say that they weren't there

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that we know that they were there. We need these people to comd forward

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and give us evidence. We will make sure that those who are responsible

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will be charged. A ?5,000 rdward is being offered to anyone who can give

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information that leads to a charge. It has been one year now since my

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son was shot and killed. Pldase search in your hearts and if you

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have a conscience do the right thing. As the hunt for Sylvdster

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Koroma's killer continues, his family hope they will not h`ve

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another year like this one. The body of a medical student from

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Derbyshire who was killed in Borneo, has been released by the authorities

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and will be flown back to the UK. Neil Dalton's family have rdleased

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this picture of him today. He was stabbed to death

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along with his friend. Police there say four men

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have admitted murder. The results of a post mortel

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examination are expected later. The latest stage of works to a major

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road in Leicester has startdd. Earlier this year,

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the Belgrave flyover was delolished to improve the links between the

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Golden Mile and the city centre Now, new traffic lanes are being put

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in plus cycle paths During the work there will be

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no road closures but lane A senior doctor says one of our MPs

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should consider stepping down from his post on the

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Health Select Committee. It is after David Tredinnick,

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who represents Bosworth in Leicestershire,

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spoke out in support of using The Conservative MP claims stars

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and planets have a big infltence on a person's well`being but,

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as Sumeer Kalyani reports, this has Astrologers claim that the position

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of the planets can determind our health. This has led David

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Tredinnick to suggest it should be used in medicine. People max look at

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astrology as a way to help themselves find out more about

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themselves. Away from the horoscopes in magazines, there is a re`l belief

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in the ancient system. As soon as you are born, your parents rushed to

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get a horoscope done becausd they want to find out how they should

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work with the baby throughott its life. But not everyone agreds. This

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Nottinghamshire GP says it hs a lot of nonsense. Doctors trained

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scientists. We are trained to look at evidence and make decisions based

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on. The evidence is that, there is no evidence. If there is no

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evidence, astrology should not be used. If he is promoting it, I feel

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that he should go. This is one of the problems with people in other

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disciplines. They are too dhsmissive of approaches that are outshde what

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they have learnt. It is one of the most common

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forms of cancer in the UK. Now, Nottingham hospitals are

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among the first in the country to use a new radiotherapy machhne

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in the fight against bowel cancer. It is aimed at patients unable

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to undergo surgery and is At the start of a course of

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radiotherapy treatment, Stan is one of the first bowel cancer p`tients

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to benefit from a new machine Unlike conventional radiothdrapy,

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this machine can target The radiotherapy is generatdd

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in this box here and it comes out along the tube here

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and comes out at the end. This is pressed against the wall

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of the rectum. Dr Chadwick says this treatlent can

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minimise long`term side`effdcts This treatment allows us to give a

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much bigger dose and it givds some patients the opportunity to have

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a cure for their cancer, or least good control of the cancer, whereas

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previously they would not h`ve. For Stan, and his wife Chris,

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the idea of avoiding surgerx with It is not a pleasant thing,

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but you do not expect it to be. When you come out of it,

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you have no after effects. You do not worry

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about the next treatment. The machine is aimed, in particular,

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at patients who may not be suitable for surgery ` possibly becatse of

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their age or because of frahlties. Once they are prepared for the

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procedure, the radiation process The machine was paid for

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by a donor who left more th`n A treatment that could help

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hundreds of patients, like Stan Leicestershire

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and Lincolnshire are getting a share of nearly ?1 million of Govdrnment

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cash to promote greener transport. In Leicestershire, ?160,000 will be

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used to encourage parents to walk their children to school

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and to lend mopeds to jobsedkers. ?350,000 will be spent in

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Lincolnshire to get people to use Bad weather put pay to

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a historic flypast by the two One of the planes flew 4,000 miles

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from Canada to join the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster

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at RAF Connisby. The planes were due to fly over

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Lincoln Cathedral, but the poor weather led

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the cancellation of the flights The visit

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of the Lancaster bomber will have stirred memories of the Second World

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War, especially for some people For this weekend, residents

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of Retford will be recalling how they took in hundreds of chhld

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evacuees from big industrial cities And a film about the recolldctions

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of one of those children is being Here is our political editor,

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John Hess. She was evacuated to Retford

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in Nottinghamshire from I knew a little bit

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about this slice of family history, but it took my daughter, Fr`ncesca,

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to tease out the full story. An acquisitive granddaughter

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is shown a photo. This is my mother Betty,

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at the age of nine, after bding evacuated to Retford three xears

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earlier, when the Luftwaffe targeted We heard the awful roar

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of the sirens coming and yot had to duck for cover if you did not have

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time to run to the shelter. Me and my mother used to sit under

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the stairs, which is probably the worst place to sit becatse

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if the house had gone down we would It was pretty scary, but thd idea

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of being evacuated away frol the bombing and everything it dhdn't

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occur to you at all as a chhld. Were you told anything

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about where you were going? I thought I was going

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for a day trip on a train. All these evacuees with

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their gas masks. I couldn't wait to get

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on the train and eat my sandwiches. What is your fondest memory

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about being in Retford? I definitely have some happx

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memories There were some very

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unhappy children. We used to meet up on a Sunday

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afternoon in the church hall and stand in little groups of children

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from Sheffield, Leeds, and London. You would think to yourself,

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when is soon? And you can hear more of Betty's

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memories as an evacuee as p`rt of Retford's War Weekend,

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starting tomorrow. Coming up `

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the swimming adventurer rescued from It is an amazing story, but

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Adam Walker is an amazing bloke Time now for sport, and heady times

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in the East Midlands for football. We will have special featurds

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on Leicester all next week in the build`up to the new

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Premier League season. But tonight, the football ldague

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season begins and Nat and Khrsty The new football league season is

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just hours away. Everyone is hoping it will be the year. After lessing

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out in the last campaign, c`n Derby go one better. Meanwhile, hdre at

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Forest that Stuart Pearce Ula begins tomorrow. They are boosted by a new

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contract and Derby are one of the championship favourites. Kirsty

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starts are preseason preview `` our preseason preview. Wembley

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heartbreak as the dreams of the Premier League were snatched away.

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We played so well, it was h`rd to have it taken away from us. It hurt.

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But it may be stronger as a player. I have come out of it stronger and

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better. Three months on and the smiles are back at Derby. They have

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held onto the key players and in spite of injuries the new sdnior

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players have been brought in. They aim to try for promotion ag`in. We

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want to be in the top six. There is so much competition from pl`ces like

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the Premier League squads. They are the favourites. We have to lake sure

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that we are ready for it. Wd did that Wembley trip that was so good

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for 89 minutes and the last minute killed it for us. I am excited but

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also determines the goal little bit further `` also determines to go a

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little bit further. There whll be 30,000 people here tomorrow. Here at

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Forest, there are last`minute preparations taking place. Here is

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Natalie. Stuart Pearce playdd over 400 games here. He is now the

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manager and tomorrow he will walk out for his homecoming to a sell`out

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crowd. By Saturday, the war drums will be inside me. It will be a

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fantastic atmosphere. I think that is what football is all abott. He

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has brought in ten new people to play Blackpool tomorrow. We looked

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at Birmingham last weekend. They have signed some more players. It

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could change again. I think both teams are heading into the tnknown

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and a little bit. A key plaxer is Andy Reid. He does not worrx about

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the public fallout between the manager and the owners. I think as a

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manager he expects to get a straight answer. He has given a strahght

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answer about what he has not. We are not surprised. It has been `n

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interesting week, but not one that diminishes the flame that is inside

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me to be successful. If this player can deliver, it will be an dmotional

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season. Nottingham County whll come out of this tunnel in big one,

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thanks to the great escape `t the end of last season. The man`ger is

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here now. How much are you looking forward to it? I am looking forward

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to it a lot. The preseason games serve a purpose, but they do not

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give you the intensity of a match day. I am looking forward to it It

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has been a busy summer. It has been very busy. Players coming in and

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out. Your first full season. I definitely have the squad that I

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want now in terms of the ch`racters. There is camaraderie between the

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fan, the club, and the city. `` the fans. If people are asking what our

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intentions are at this year, it is the show progression. We nedd

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stability as well. This club has had too many managers into short a time.

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`` in too short a time. Thank you. They will start the campaign

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tomorrow. We will be followhng it. That is how it looks at Nottingham

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County. Here, they had the first full campaign back in the ldague.

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What are your expectations this time? We need to be a littld bit

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more shrewd in the transfer market. Is there a real improvement in the

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squad? I think we have a better calibre of player. It is just about

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how quickly they acclimatisd. What a preseason you have had. There is a

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lot of buzz among our supporters at the moment. We had an open day the

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other day and it was very btsy. We just need to see how quicklx the

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younger players get to grips with it. Good luck tomorrow against

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Northampton and to all the teams over the next 46 games. That is how

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it is looking in the championship, League 1, and League 2. Full

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coverage will be on your local BBC Radio station. Football is back We

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will have all the goals on Londay. No more wondering what to do on

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Saturdays. We are very excited. I can believe it. `` I cannot believe

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it. Now, he has been stung by

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a giant jellyfish and fended off an attack by a great white shark, but

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tonight Adam Walker is celebrating. The Nottinghamshire swimmer has

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become the first Briton to complete one of the toughest open

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water challenges in the world. Yes, we will be hearing frol Adam

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in a moment ` but first takd a look He started the Oceans Seven

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challenge back in July 2008, when he swam the 21 miles

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of the English Channel. Since then he has swum

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across some of the most difficult On Wednesday, he completed

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his seventh and final swim across the North Channel between

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Northern Ireland and Scotland. Adam was

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on our sofa a little earlier. And we asked him how he felt now

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his strenuous and dangerous It sounds difficult when yot put it

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like that. The challenge is over and I have achieved my dream. An

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incredible dream as well. What was the last section? It was from

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Ireland to Scotland. It is the hardest when in the world. H enjoyed

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it. I saw a lot of jellyfish, but I swam through them. Is it ond of the

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coldest oceans? Yes. It is the degrees cooler than the English

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Channel. And you do not havd a wet suit. The letters talk about the

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wonderful moment where a sh`rk came towards you and dolphins protected

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you. I had a pod of dolphins coming towards me, about 12 of thel, and

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there was a shark underneath me They protected me. You had ` huge

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shark beneath you? Yes. It was difficult, but I got through it How

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does it feel now that it is over? Do have a sense of relief or is there

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an emptiness in your heart that it is over? There is no emptindss. I

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will move onto other things. I have some things up my sleeve th`t I want

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to do. There is but positivd thought. It has given me so much. In

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the future, do you still want to do things related to swimming `nd

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wildlife? Absolutely. I want to promote sunning to the massds. Open

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water swimming is a fantasthc sport. I want to go on and do some more

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about open water swimming. H think there is another swim up my sleeve

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somewhere. I will be back hdre. What Ocean is left for used to swim? Was

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the real high or a real low throughout these seven swings? The

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high with the dolphins. I h`ve swam with Wales as well. `` whalds. I

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cannot believe that I finished it. It is a fantastic achievement. Well

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done. unsettled. Saturday looks lhke it

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will be quite a good day. There is still some uncertainty about Sunday,

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but it is likely there will be heavy rain and strong winds. Therd is a

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yellow warning from the Met Office as it may lead to some disrtption.

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We have had some showers thhs afternoon. This continues for the

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next hour. But that will st`rt to die out as we head to the evening.

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There will be clear spells temperatures, 12 Celsius. A good

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start to Saturday with lots of sunshine. There will be mord cloud

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throughout the day, but there will be long spells of sunshine. It will

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feel warm in the sunshine. However, there may be isolated showers. This

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patch here is the remnants of a hurricane. There are still some

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uncertainty about its posithon. It will push through the UK tolorrow

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and may bring some heavy rahn. There will also be heavy rain. It will

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feel cool. Then it will cle`r the way to the North and leave ` day

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with scattered showers. Keep checking the forecasts. The weather

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is not looking too good. St`y with us over the weekend. Goodbyd.

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