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other news on the BBC News Channel, and on our website, but that is all

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On the programme tonight: for now. It is

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The ups and downs of A`level results day. There are more university

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places than ever before but not all are taking that path. To get one

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like that is a dream come true. Also tonight: Support for a shopkeeper

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who are earned himself to fight off thieves. He did not deserve it, the

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guy who came in, it serves him right. And thousands of children of

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nasal sprays to help combat winter flu will stop and the pupils turning

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wristbands into remembrance poppies. On the programme tonight:

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Welcome to Thursday's programme. First tonight, there are more

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university places than ever before. Half a million are available

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and that's good news for young people across the East Midlands.

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This morning thousands of school leavers got their A Level results.

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There was a fall in the number of top grades for the first time

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in three decades but there was still plenty of joy and relief `

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and that was just the parents. Well, Tom Brown is at the University

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of Derby for this evening. Tom, we've seen those familiar

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images of celebrations and commiserations haven't we?

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Yes, I'm sure many of us can remember going into school

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one August morning, being handed that sealed envelope and finally

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knowing whether all that revision and hard work had been worth it.

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Well this morning, for many young students in the region, it was `

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as despite the overall pass rate going down slightly, a record number

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of university places were on offer. Here at the University of Derby,

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for example, they had 4,000 places, as opposed to 3,600 last year.

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So what was this morning like for the students, well,

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I was at Loughborough College, bright and early, as they opened

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those all important envelopes. ??PREVSUB ??NEWSUB the wait was

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almost over, weeks of excitement and worry where about to come to an end.

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In this boy's on below what exactly what she needed. I cannot describe

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how I feel right now. For this boy it is astrophysics and physics at

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Leicester University. Over the moon. I am so proud of him. Even some of

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those who did not get what they wanted were still able to celebrate.

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My offer was for the C C but I got four these and buy some stroke of

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luck I have got through. We want to make sure as many students as

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possible who want to go to university can do. I think that is

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good news for the country in general. This space engineering

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student is going to do an apprenticeship at the bus. To get

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something like that is just a dream come true. While others are

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appealing to enter the world of work. I am going to try to get a

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job. Students here were murdered across the region including

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Nottingham. The final visit to college and the corpse of hundreds

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resting on a single piece of paper. How are you feeling? Nervous. But I

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will give it a go. Good luck. Yes! I got see, D and D but I got into

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university so I am happy. Loughborough University welcomed

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students for the last time to discuss the results which could

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shape the future is. I have got into my apprenticeship at Rolls`Royce. I

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am just relieved now. I did not have a back`up plan. I was counting on

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these results! I am pretty chuffed with mine. I am getting a job and

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then university the year after. The exams in January peak even more

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pressure on young people. For me it is awesome. So it is tension, tears

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and triumphant. The full spectrum of human emotion. Due in Derby they

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have had almost 3000 calls. What does all this mean? Let us have a

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chat with the Deputy Vice Chancellor. We have heard you have

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all these extra places, we have heard of students getting in on

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lower grades but is getting into university easier these days? There

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are able more places available at universities will get is more

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opportunity but I think the students themselves will have told you it

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does not feel like it has got any easier. We have heard stories of

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people getting in with Wendy had been told they would need be and

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see. `` when they had been told. The universities have to discount some

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results slightly when it comes to cleaning. There will be some people

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who will be disappointed, what is your advice to people who might have

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narrowly missed the grades but have not yet had a firm offer? Do not

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panic. It is a likelihood that you will get the right course at the

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late university. Take a chance and talk to cleaning. The stress of

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exams and the nervous wait is all over. Congratulations to everyone

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involved at to not panic if you are having to go through something like

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this. those all important envelopes.

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Three more people have been arrested in connection with the death of a

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seven year old girl in Nottingham. The body of Shanay Walker was

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discovered at a house in Bestwood Park a fortnight ago.

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She'd died from a head injury. Two women, aged 21 and 53 and

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a 22`year`old man were arrested on suspicion of murder earlier today.

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Shanay's aunt Kay`Ann Morris has already been

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charged with her murder. Monarch Airlines has announced that

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it's to stop flying from East Midlands Airport.

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The company says the decision to pull out of

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Castle Donington follows a strategic review of its short`haul operation.

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Monarch started operating flights from East Midlands two years ago

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after low`cost airline BMI Baby ceased trading.

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The final Monarch flight will take place at the end of April next year.

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Grantham has unveiled its first new council homes for a decade.

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The four two`bedroom flats on Sandon Road mark the start

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of a ?3 million investment by South Kesteven District Council.

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It's planning to build 33 new council homes over

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the next two years ` offering more variety to tenants.

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Still to come: Cutting edge surgery at the vets.

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Holly's about to be spayed, but thanks to keyhole surgery

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the experience will be a lot less painful for her and her owners.

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Next tonight: A shopkeeper says he's been forced

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to use weapons to defend his store against petty thieves.

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Ali Nowroozi has chased away several shoplifters from his corner shop

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in Derby. He says some have even agreed to

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hand back the goods they stole. Our Social Affairs Correspondent,

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Jeremy Ball, reports. ??PREVSUB ??NEWSUB a thief caught on

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camera as he dabs a bottle and runs for it. Ali tries to stop him by

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throwing another bottle then grabbing a wooden bar and chasing

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the shoplifter out. I said give me my money, I will not make money ``

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trouble for you. So, what do his regular customers think? He is

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right, he is doing something for the community as well. Stopping it. He

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did not expect it, the guy who came in, it serves him right. His very

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direct approach to protecting his business might raise some eyebrows.

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After being targeted 20 times into UCC is no alternative and he says

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three shoplifters have returned stolen goods after he chased them

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with a weapon. Of course I am angry, I pay tax and everything. The

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Derbyshire force recorded almost 6000 offences of shop theft last

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year but many instances are not reported. The police say companies

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need to do much more to protect themselves. Of course, they do not

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advise protecting businesses like this but traders to take on

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shoplifters are putting their own safety at risk. That is unlikely to

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deter this shopkeeper. Jeremy Ball, reports.

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Last winter the nasal spray was given to primary

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school children in Leicester city people East Leicestershire including

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people in Melton area and Rutland. This winter the whole

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of Leicestershire will be covered not just primary school children 12

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and 13`year`olds too. Now Lincolnshire will be joining in

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too this winter for the first time. There 16,000 12

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and 13`year`olds will be targeted. The success of this will depend

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on the take up. And there is work to do there?

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We have some pictures of children getting the spray during the last

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time. A badge of honour for the brave youngsters to. This year's

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pilot will be better than ever. The idea is that ultimately children

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will be offered the vaccine from age to to 17 every year. The pilot is

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about how best do we organise that? It is given intranasally, a squirt

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into the nose, no needles. Very easy to have. Who gets the spree? They

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will be living in certain areas. You can see that last year it was over

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in Leicester City where people were given it. Primary schoolchildren and

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as well as part of Leicestershire was the neighbouring counterplay of

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Rutland. The whole of Leicestershire will be covered, that includes

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Caldwell and Lincolnshire will join in. We will see secondary school

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children for the first time also given it. I suppose the success will

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depend on the take`up. It is going to parents at the end of the day.

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Last year the take`up was 52% saw quite a week to go.

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And there is work to do there? The Queen has bought one

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of the biggest retail parks in the East Midlands.

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Fosse Park in Leicester has been sold to the Crown Estate

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for just over ?345 million. The estate, which looks

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after a range of properties for the monarch, said the deal was

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the largest in its history. Fosse Park is home to 40 stores

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and attracts eight million customers a year.

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Nottingham`based Raleigh has released a new model of its famous

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Chopper bike. The original mark 1 Chopper bike. The original mark 1

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and mark 2 Choppers proved to be massive hits in the 1970's. There

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have been some limited editions released since then. But the company

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says it?s now created a black and gold 2015 version ` inspired by the

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world of motor racing. A swimmer from Leicestershire has

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abandoned a world record attempt in the Lake District.

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Julie Bradshaw from Loughborough was leading an international team trying

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to complete the world?s longest freshwater swim

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` 14 lengths of Windermere. But one of those taking part

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fell ill this morning. The attempt had been in memory

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of Susan Taylor from Leicestershire who died while trying to swim

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the English Channel last year. We're known as a nation

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of animal lovers and most of us would do anything for our pets.

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No wonder then that pioneering keyhole surgery to neuter dogs

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in Nottinghamshire is proving popular with owners `

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it reduces pain by up to 65%. Rushcliffe Veterinary Centre is

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the only practice in the East Midlands carrying out the spaying

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procedure and it now performs three times as many keyhole ops as it does

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the traditional type ` despite them costing over ?100 more a time.

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Amy Harris reports. This golden retriever is on her way

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for pioneering surgery. Her owner has brought her especially to this

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vet to be neutered by a keyhole operation, only carried out by 100

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surgeries in the UK. To have it done microscopically with minimal in

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sessions I feel is much kinder for her. A short while later in the dog

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is in the theatre. Using this high`tech camera system he removes

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her ovaries through two tiny hole is reducing pain and healing time. It

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is open 65% less painful than the traditional operation. Dogs

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recovered really quickly, it will go all within three hours of the

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procedure. These keyhole surgery are proving popular, over the last four

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years they have carried out 300 of these operations, three times the

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number of traditional procedures. Despite the higher cost, vets here

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believe there will be more and more of this type of procedure as their

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nerdy science keeps up with human surgery.

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Amy Harris reports. Still to come:

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Two very different but equally striking ways

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of marking the centenary of the start of World War One.

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Children fashion remembrance poppies from the loom bands they'd normally

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wear on their wrists and the Leicestershire maze that's

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been designed to resemble a giant field gun.

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Now the sport. We're going to start with cricket

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and the smashing of records by Nottinghamshire.

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Led brilliantly by Alex Hales and then by Captain James Taylor,

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the Outlaws scored their highest ever List A total in their

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Royal London Cup game at Middlesex. Their 368 for 2 off just 45 overs

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including the highest ever county White Ball first wicket stand.

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All the more remarkable given the pressure of the hunt

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for a quarter final. Sadly the rain has intervened.

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Leicester are still in with a quarterfinal chance. There are two

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days to go now until the Fox's first season in a decade in the Premier

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league. We have a build`up to their time back in the big time. Many

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teams are expected to go straight back down so plenty of the questions

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today where about expectation, it can Leicester stay up? The manager

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says it will be a steep learning curve but he believes in his team

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and his striker. We are champions. We were unbeaten in preseason. We

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are going in confident. I am 100% that we can stay up. Everyone seems

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to have a good season the first year, we are looking to finish above

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18. What do the fans think? Can he keep you up? Yes! I reckon so, I am

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excited. Two CB would be happy with 17th or above is great. Do they have

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a chance? Two out of three do stay up and recently teams coming up have

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done well. But what does history tell us? In 2003 they went down and

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the next time they went up they were ninth backed down the next year. In

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2004 at the same thing happened. You have only got another one and then

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you can stay up but I would rather look for a mid`table place. I think

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they can do it, I am very confident. Leicester are an unknown quantity,

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it can be used that in the first three games against Everton, Chelsea

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and Arsenal? News just in that Nottingham Forest announced the

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signing of midfielder from Hamburg. for a quarter final.

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Derby County striker Jamie Ward has become the latest Rams star

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to commit his future to the club. The 28`year`old has signed

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a new two`year deal that will keep him at the Ipro until 2016.

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And Head Coach Steve McClaren is delighted to have secured a deal

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for yet another of his squad. He can play in previous positions,

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right or left. His attitude is great. On and off the field he is

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infectious to the team. for yet another of his squad.

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Sheffield United an almighty scare in the Capital One Cup last night.

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Alex Butler had put United ahead early in the second half.

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But only four minutes later Alex Fisher pounced to level the scores.

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The Stags went looking for the winner ` and nearly got it `

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but just four minutes from the end of the 90, Marc McNulty

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did the job for the home side. So, Leicester City enter

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the competition and we have three In Athletics, Loughborough has

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a new European Champion. James Dasaolu's began paying out

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on his potential by taking the 100 metre crown in Eindhoven last night

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` with Loughborough colleague Harry Aikines Aryeetey in third.

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If he's spared more injury trouble we could be in for a great couple

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of years from him. In Rugby, huge congratulations to

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Desford's Emily Scarratt and Hinckley's Vicky Fleetwoodwho are

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part of the England Rugby team that rampaged its way to the World Cup

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final by beating Ireland last night. Scarratt one of the try scorers.

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Fleetwood just delighted. It is my first one so I am just over

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the moon, it is amazing, I cannot wait. We are going to thrive on them

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being against ours and we will play our hearts out.

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Fleetwood just delighted. Finally, we'd like to add our

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tribute to the many that have poured in for one of Notts County?s

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greatest supporters ` in every sense. John Mounteney, who died

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yesterday aged 79, was a club Vice Chairman at Meadow Lane for 24 years

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and before that one of the leading lights among the supporters. Former

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players have described him at the club's number one fan.

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Children in Nottinghamshire have come up with a unique way of

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commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.

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Youngsters from Radcliffe on Trent are making loom band poppies.

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Their efforts are all part of BBC Radio Nottingham's Big Poppy Knit.

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Angelina Socci has been to take a look.

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In many homes across the East Midlands children are doing this,

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twisting, weaving and creating bracelets, necklaces and things from

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loom bands. Here a group of children are making poppies. We are making

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poppies because of the world War, so many people died. We are trying to

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make 11,000 for the 11,000 who died in World War I. You are one of the

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Rowan Vine teachers here. How does it work? You pull the bands over

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every foot and it is almost like in a knot but when they get together

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they end up looking like a poppy. I think it is fantastic, they are all

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into the room bands we just cannot keep up with purchasing them. What

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is this you have here? This is a piece of the newspaper. It is my

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great grandad and his three brothers in the world War. He was posted for

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four years in Germany. This was the Battle of the Somme. The children

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have made dozens of the poppies but they are not stopping here, they

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plan to create as many as they can by October.

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a look. And staying with the Great War

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Centenary, news of a piece of art on a massive scale that takes us right

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back to the start of the conflict. A field in Leicestershire has been

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turned into a maze in the shape of an enormous field gun.

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Paul Bradshaw reports. Now the weather.

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These children were learning about the war at the great Glen. To mark

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the centenary of the conflict, this theme and design is a timely

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reminder. I thought it was important people realise the sacrifices made

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during that time. We have multiple choice questions on the First World

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War, it covers everything from the First World War beginning to the

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effects of shell`shocked. The plan was to use GPS technology, now fully

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grown the laws of corn have created three miles of pathways and the quiz

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boards are ahead in along the way. It was interesting finding out

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different things about the First World War. I have found out things

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today I did not know happened in the water. It was very good actually

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finding out all about the history of the First World War. I Cannes it is

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open to the public until the end of August. That is amazing! It

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certainly is! As Rob Ogleby will be the weather. We have certainly had

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some heavy showers around earlier today. Some of you were lucky enough

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to spot this, the cloud developing around lunch time was spotted around

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many areas. It is a funnel cloud, a violent and rotating column of year.

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It did not touch the ground, if it did, that is when it would be

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classed as a tiny dog. Thank you for your pictures, we could only show a

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few of them. A good deal of dry weather and some sunny spells

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tomorrow. We continue to have a few showers reading through this

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evening. These will die out into the early hours of Friday morning. There

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will be a dry night with clear spells and mist in places. Tomorrow

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morning starting fairly dry, some decent spells of sunshine through

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the morning. Just as we start to head into the afternoon we will see

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more showers which could be heavy in nature. It will be a largely dry day

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in many places. The high 20s Celsius in the sunshine. Saturday looks like

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a dry day. The best sunshine through the morning, cloud increasing

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through the day. From Sunday on words we have the potential of

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showers from Sunday. It will also be quite breezy on Sunday. That theme

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will continue for the new week, the easy with showers around. It is like

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summer has gone on holiday! I'll need to put the heating on!

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Fiddlesticks! Goodbye.

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