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That is all from the BBC News at 6.00pm. So goodbye

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This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and me, Dominic Heale.

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Tonight ` homes looted after a factory burned.

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This factory blaze forced residents to leave.

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And they returned, burglars had ransacked their homes.

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Also tonight, the spiralling cost of road crime has thieves target

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Plus, lock, stock and starting gun, the big Commonwealth Games sell`off.

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What you can see is probably about 10%.

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It is colossal, the biggest furniture removal

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And the Leicestershire woman aiming to set a new world record

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Good evening and welcome to the programme.

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First tonight, residents living opposite the site of a former

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factory which went up in flames last week have been targeted by burglars.

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Yes, the residents living on Melton Road in Leicester had to evacuate

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But whilst they were gone, thieves ransacked their properties.

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Police say residents could have returned home on Saturday evening

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They say they had no information to suggest

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their homes would be vulnerable. Victoria Hicks reports.

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Dramatic footage from the fire last week. Hundreds of homes were

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evacuated. The heat was so intense, it melted parts of the buildings of

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the opposite side of the street. While demolition crews cleared the

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site on Saturday, residents are facing another blow. They try to

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break into the window, they managed to get him. They did not too much in

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the kitchen. The bird around sacked the bedroom upstairs. They left a

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mess. They went through every drawer and everything. Look at the state of

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the place. This family?s home was also burgled with money and

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valuables stolen. While they were there, they realised some valuable

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jewellery had also been taken. It is gone also. Me and my wife, we were

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crying. How can it happen, all of this? In three, four days,

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everything happening. Burglars targeted another family, ransacking

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jewellery. My mother is old school jewellery. My mother is old

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Indian, they keep all of their Indian, they keep all of their

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jewellery hidden between clothes and things like that. They searched

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through it all. They knew what they were looking for because they left

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things like all of the silverware, they left that, and all of the ones

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that are costume jewellery, they bent them and stuff and figured out

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what was gold and stuff. We have lost family heirlooms, things that

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would give, thankfully they left my gold chain and that is free good

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luck, so hopefully, our luck will change.

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There's been a sharp rise in the cost of rural crime

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It's the biggest increase in the country.

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New figures suggest countryside crime in the region is up

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That's a cost of more than ?6 million.

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The most common targets are tools, farm machinery and fuel,

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This is a new door, that they broke when they broke into the shed.

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It has been a tough year for this farmer.

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After having his Land Rover stolen, thieves struck again a month later,

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stealing equipment from his workshop.

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The total cost of the stolen items was around ?9,000.

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To start with, there was a lot of ranting, raving and swearing.

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But you look around and see what has gone and, most of it is replaceable.

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But having said that, it is very frustrating.

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Stories like this are becoming more and more common around here, so much

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so that last year, the East Midlands saw the biggest rise in the cost of

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Overall, the East Midlands saw a 38% increase

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in the cost of thefts from farms, a total cost of more than ?6 million.

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Each county saw a rise, but the figure ranges from 96%

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in Nottinghamshire and 65% in Leicestershire to just

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The East Midlands is very close to the central motorway network,

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so it is very easy for thieves to go onto a farm under cover

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of darkness, most of the time, and take what they want, get it out

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I would advise anybody to get on, get vulnerable buildings alarmed

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and really think hard about where criminals can get in.

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When they are organised, they will get in anywhere.

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For now, this farmer hopes he has closed

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People living in a Derbyshire town have vandalised

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one of their own fences to try to stop houses being built there.

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They've painted a message in opposition to 450 homes being

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Amber Valley Borough Council has been told it needs to put

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But local residents have formed a campaign group to save

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I think the sign is a very good idea.

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We wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment of it.

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For 450 houses to be built on the buffer zone of the

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World Heritage Site, I think is an absolute disgrace and with the

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increase of traffic that will come with those houses, I think this has

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After the weekend's big storm there's

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a quieter spell of weather to come. Full forecast coming up.

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It is the return of the football, the first round above the new season

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is coming up in the sports news later.

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Next tonight, a dog has died after being tasered by the police.

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The dog, thought to be a pit bull terrier, attacked another

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dog and its owner at Braunston Town in Leicester last night.

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Today the man's family said he's having surgery to his leg but the

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Jo Healey is in Braunstone for us now.

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Good evening, yes, this is the Chase here, and everyone here, Chris takes

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his dog, a four`year`old Alsatian, for his evening stroll, but last

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night, a doglike bit bull terrier came from nowhere and started

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attacking both of them. This dog was muzzled and on a lead, so he could

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not defend himself, a neighbour came out to help. It was very scary to

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see. My husband tried to help the gentleman with his dog to try and

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break up the fight with the two dogs, but unfortunately the dog was

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being completely attacked, it was too unsafe for the public. All you

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could do was stand and wait for the professionals to come and do what

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they do and help. What are the police do? Firearms officers came to

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the scene, but the dog kept on aggressively attacking both the dog

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choice but to Tasered the dog. The choice but to Tasered the dog. The

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dog later died. This is what neighbours had to say. There were

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three police cars, two dog units are two other vans, an ambulance, I

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thought, what is going on? What did you see? The White dog hanging off

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the Alsatian dog, viciously attacking it. The dog, like that,

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you can pick up and defend him, but in Alsatian, they have to fend for

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themselves. There should be notices saying that dogs should be kept on a

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lead. How shocking was this to witness? Very shocking. Chris is in

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hospital tonight after surgery, what have the family said? The family

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have said it has been very distressing and continues to be so.

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Chris had surgery to his knee and to his lower leg where he was bitten.

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He is in the last Royal Infirmary, he had surgery today but he should

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be home tomorrow. The dog is OK, he has been admitted to Glenfield

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veterinary hospital and he's been treated for a bike, and bruising. We

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heard from the RSPCA, they said that they have concerns about using Taser

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is and that it has to be that the use is really justified and Chris?s

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family have said, they said that this would have been so much worse

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if it has been an elderly are vulnerable person or Eilidh Child.

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Thank you very much. This afternoon, some of England's

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top young cricketers have been learning life`saving skills

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from a Leicestershire charity. The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust was

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set up after 14`year`old Joe died It's warning local sports clubs that

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it's not enough to just have one coach who knows CPR

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and that every young player should They are some of the most vital

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skills that you can learn, often literally the difference between

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life and death. Today, the England under 19 cricket team were shown how

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to do CPR and how to use a deliberate later. It has opened my

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eyes to how crucial time can be. I did not know any of that. It is the

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crucial thing to learn. I played cricket when I was 18 in the

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Bradford lead and a coach of mine dropped dead on the pitch, I did not

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know what to do. It is comforting to know that these young men are now

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able to save lives. It was organised by the Joel Hunt frees Memorial

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trust, he was 14 when he died two years ago, a condition that kills 12

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people every week in the UK. It is not enough for the coach to have CPR

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skills, we also know that young people need to be able to diagnose

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the condition is. We think that everybody has a role to play in

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helping to save someone's life. For every minute that you do not do CPR,

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the chance of surviving drops by 10% per minute. If you do CPR has a

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chance of life, without CPR, you are watching somebody died. The trust

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wants everybody in the county to know these skills. Today?s session

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with a small step on the journey, but if it helps to save a life, it

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is well worth it. Loughborough is to become the latest

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area to join a scheme designed to Leicestershire County Council says

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that by dimming lights, switching them off in the early

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hours and, in some cases, turning them off fully, it can save ?900,000

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and reduce its carbon footprint. So far, around 35,000 lamps

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in 180 towns and villages have been switched

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off between midnight It might only be a week

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since the Commonwealth Games ended but a business in Nottingham now has

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the task of selling off all the items left behind.

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The company, leftoversolutions.com, has thousands of pieces

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of furniture from Glasgow to sell From floor to ceiling,

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for as far as the eye can see. Here are many of the items used

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at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. They will now be sold at

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a fraction of the original price. What you can see here is probably

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about 10% of the overall stock. It is the biggest furniture removal

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we have ever done in Scotland. These were in the lounges

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in the village. The athletes watch television

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from the stands. We have 30`40

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of these chairs made in Scotland. It is possible that the Queen sat

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on this chair. I don't know if you have one

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of these at home, but we have There are also many chairs

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and massage tables. If you have got a high ceiling

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at home, you might want this. There are 15

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of these umpire chairs for sale. Whether you are looking

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for a new washing machine, or just a little piece of the

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Commonwealth Games, all these items Just the type of chair for a nosy

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neighbour! Still to come ` a record breaking

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Leicestershire swimmer takes the plunge again. Julie Bradshaw,

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from Loughborough, already This morning she embarked on another

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gruelling test of endurance. Time for sport and a great start

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for nearly all Yes, there were wins for Derby,

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Forest and a good away point for Notts, but we start at the

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City Ground because Stuart Pearce's home`coming was the story

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of the weekend. A sell out crowd and Kirsty Edwards

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was there to see Pearce walk out to It is fantastic to come back. I love

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the pressure of the expectation and the pressure on my shoulders of

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being in charge of this football club. The supporters have shown me

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great support and loyalty. I plan to repay them, hopefully over time. And

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new season and a new era begins. He is back. He is the man for the job!

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The best defender they ever had, have! Forester up against Blackpool

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side that did not have enough of their best players. The Reds were

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dominating. Andy Reid?s strike bounced off the woodwork, Antonio

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was there to fire in on his debut. The chances kept on coming and the

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Reds doubled their advantage with another summer signing, a great goal

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from Chris Burke. It was very nice for me to score on my home debut in

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front of the fans, but more importantly, to get the victory

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today was very important and in the manner that we did it was nice also.

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To see the winner was the chairman, he was speaking to reporters in a

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week where peers had spoken out about this show tee sales of some of

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the players. We had a kiss and a cuddle in the changing room! I think

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it has galvanised the relationship between me and the owners which were

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strong any way. They're straight back

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into action tonight ` travelling to Carlisle United in

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the first round of the League Cup. They'll go lifted by a hardworking

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win over Rotherham on Saturday. Three good points to get

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the season moving. Derby

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among the promotion favourites, but that means there will be no

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surprising opponents this season. Rotherham knew what they were facing

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when they came to frustrate. They have no problem in this league,

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they will make it tough So good were Rotherham,

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the Rams were forced to wait Jeff Hendrix scores

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for Derby with ten minutes to go! And Derby have their opening goal

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of the season! People know what we can do,

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and today they will come and make it hard for us and raise their

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game, like the end of last year, but we have got to play our own game and

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be patient and hopefully get going. Derby still needed the goalkeeper to

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protect all three points, In League One, Notts County have

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suspended academy manager Mick Leonard after allegations a

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young player wasn't properly dealt Notts say they've suspended Leonard

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while they investigate. On the pitch, the Magpies had

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a tough start at Preston. But were only denied victory

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in the very last minute. Manager Shaun Derry said he would

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cheerfully have taken a draw before the match `

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but Jake Cassidy's lovely finish Preston weren't lying down

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and carried on pushing and pushing until ` right in the last minute `

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they snatched a point. We have been working on that shaping

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systems throughout the preseason and we believe in the new

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players that have come in. Delighted that they are all here and I felt

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today's performance was fantastic. As for Mansfield Town,

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opening day defeat at Northampton. There wasn't actually

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a lot to choose between the sides, but a lapse from

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the corner really cost the Stags. They produced chances of their own

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but couldn't get the equaliser. In Cricket, yesterday's

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Royal London Cup action was ruined by the weather, and Derbyshire are

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having to dodge the rain again today Tarbert batting first and fast

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reaching 165`1 in 22 of their 32 overs. `` Derbyshire batting first.

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Well, we end the sport tonight with the preparations for Leicester

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It's a big week for Leicester and everyone connected with

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the club as they get ready for their first season

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Natalie Jackson reports on the Blue Army's build up to the big time.

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This is their time to shine, lots of anticipation here about this new

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Premier League season, just five days until they play Everton in what

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they call the worlds greatest league only need to speak to the fans to

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find out about the excitement here. It is so exciting. Really exciting,

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it has been ten years. Great to be at the highest level again. A great

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buzz in the city. It is the talk of the summer. Liverpool will be beaten

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by them this season! Over the summer, building work off the pitch

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and on the pitch. Nigel Pearson has brought in four new additions,

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notably their new striker. Preparations could not have gone

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much better, the squad were mobbed in Thailand on their latest tour,

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and they were ready with their young, hungry squads to serving of

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their big break. I'm excited, I am sure all of the other lads are

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excited, it is our first season in the Premier League and I am sure we

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are waiting to show what we can do. To be playing with the last, it is

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great. We have got the possibility to cause some upsets. They are

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already, and all this week, we would be counting down to Leicester?s

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first game in the Premier League and we will be looking at the economic

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benefits to the city and have special features every night in the

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build`up. Lester would be wasn't about championship title? And they

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proved themselves in the top league. They are finally back in the big

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time after ten years. CHEERING We understand that STM Cambiasso

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will be signing sooner rather than later. `` Esteban Cambiasso.

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Next, a record breaking Leicestershire

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swimmer was in action again today, making yet another record attempt.

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Julie Bradshaw, from Loughborough, already holds

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This morning she was in the Lake District to embark on another

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Paul Bradshaw has this exclusive report.

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Taking to the water for an epic challenge.

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Julie Bradshaw leading an international swim team

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They were aiming to complete the world's longest lake swim `

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147 miles, with a relay team of six, swimming nonstop for 86 hours.

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It is a very big challenge, because we all swim for an hour each,

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but it is over three and a half days, that is the estimated time.

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It could be longer or shorter, but we will be staying on the boat,

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sleeping on the boat the entire time.

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The team are raising the money for the Rainbows children's hospice

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in Loughborough, but also swimming in memory of Julie's friend, Susan

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Taylor who died last year attending to swim the English Channel.

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The hospice always needs fundraising, and we need to raise

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money to achieve what we can for the families, so we are always grateful

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for that, and also, raising the profile, and the team have been

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there doing that for us, with one lady taking part in America, so we

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had some press out there. Another reason is deeply personal, in memory

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of Susan Taylor who died last year attempting to swim the English

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Channel. She was an inspiration,

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an ambassador for Rainbows, I raise money for Rainbows, that is

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how we met and became friends, and she was just a brilliant

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person, really, really well liked The team aims to complete

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their relay of Windermere Good luck to Julie, we will let you

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know, I am sure, when it has all been done.

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Just as well it wasn't yesterday! Hurricane Bret `` hurricane Bret was

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quite scary! Yes, the storm pushed north

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yesterday, some heavy rain, two inches of rain in some places and it

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gave some strong wind in the afternoon. Still feeling the effects

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of that low pressure to the north of Scotland. Some quite brisk westerly

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winds and they will stay with us for the next 24 hours. Another bright,

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breezy day tomorrow, and the wind continues to blow in some showers.

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Most of us will see some sunshine. Lots of us escaping the showers

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today. Some sunshine, not a bad state, still breezy. The showers

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will fade away tonight. One or two continuing, but they should ease

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away. Most of us will be dry with clear spells. You should get a good

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view of the super moon again tonight. Temperatures staying in

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double figures. Tomorrow morning, a decent start to the day, dry and

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bright with sunshine. The wind would blow in some showers into the

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afternoon with one or two of them being lively. Sunshine in between.

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Escape the showers, get out of the wind, it will not feel too bad, but

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temperatures struggling at 17 or 18 degrees. We have been used to

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temperatures in the 20s, but it would be in the high teens and the

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rest of the week. High pressure into Wednesday, the isobars opening out

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and the wind will ease down. The wind is turning into a

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north`westerly and we are sheltered in that direction, so we should

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escape the showers on Wednesday. Mostly dry and bright with

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temperatures struggling at 18 degrees. Showers comeback Thursday

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and Friday and temperatures will be a bit disappointing for the West a

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lot quieter. That is from us, good night, see you

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on the late news.

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