20/08/2014 East Midlands Today


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

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Our economy's grown faster this year than London's.

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In a new water claims this region is number one for economic growth. `` a

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new report. Also, Jessica and I are on a journey to find out just how

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safe it is these days to cycle on our roads. Plus, drivers ard told to

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expect major changes here as a mile long stretch of the new road opens

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for the first time. And find out why this silver collection has `ttracted

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thousands of people to Lincolnshire. ??PREVSUB

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More good news on the East Lidlands' continuing recovery

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Our economy is the fastest growing region in England so far thhs year,

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That's according to a report by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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They found the economy here is now 4% bigger than it was a year ago,

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This time it's the retail sector leading the way.

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the future is looking bright for this zip manufacturer in Lehcester.

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These apply major high stredt chains. They are recruiting more

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staff and have seen a major increase in orders. We used to have hardly

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any orders but now they ought for months in advance we are taking on

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up to four people. `` three or four months. It is 4% bigger than a year

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ago and is growing twice as fast as this time last year. Hotspots

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include Leicestershire and Rutland, South and West Derbyshire, so it is

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not the city 's leading the way Leicester, Derby and Nottingham also

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blew the output but for now the recovery is moving faster elsewhere.

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Retail is the hottest sector, up by 5.4%. Distribution like all those

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weird houses along the M1. `` we're houses. `` warehouses. It is almost

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a year since the Governor of the bank of England gave a speech to

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business leaders citing that this business region was a bellwdther for

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economic recovery. It was hdre that the governor made that remark and on

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the surface it does seem like things have improved but underneath the

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picture is more complicated. The region has seen the biggest drop in

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wages in the country, a loss of around ?36 per week compared to the

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previous year. So what does this growth mean for those who lhve here?

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I am feeling the pinch more than four or five years ago. Everything

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is going up and we have had no pay rise. We have been lucky, mx husband

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has had a PI is at work which made things easier. The macro thhs year I

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have been on holiday twice. The region has moved to national leader

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and for companies like this one it is looking like a promising road

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ahead. First there was good news, then bad news, what is going on

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Mixed signals. We were told unemployment was falling thdn we

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were told our wages are falling in the same period, then we ard told

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the region is the fastest`growing in England for 2014. The truth is, the

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economic recovery is not a simple picture. In the first three months

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of this year the East Midlands was best for economic growth in England.

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That was largely due to manufacturing. When you look at the

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second quarter, the picture emerging is that the service sector hs doing

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particularly well. We heard about that company in the piece, retail

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distribution. They are quitd different. The truth is, anx

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recovery is welcome but I think what a load of business leaders `nd the

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government will be hoping for is for sustained growth. We will bd hoping

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for manufacturing and possibly exports as well. We will le`ve it

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there. Thank you. new figures show that in recent

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years the number of people cycling But cycling campaigners clahm

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the city's just too dangerots to July, a cyclist was killed

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as she rode to work. Now the government's given

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Nottingham an extra six million This report from our

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Political Editor John Hess. Most days this woman cycles to work.

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As a cyclist there is nowhere else to go but on the road and some

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hearts have potholes. `` parts. There is a lot of hype from the city

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council about how rain it is. How good it is for cyclists, but that

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isn't quite true. We are he`ding through the city, we have mhst the

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rush`hour and we are on the way to speak to someone about cyclhng

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policy. Deal are going to bd more casualties because there ard more

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people cycling. `` there ard. In Nottingham last year there was one

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death among 130 casualties, Leicestershire's casualty toll was

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172 and Derby's was 94. Ask any driver or pedestrian and thdy will

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tell you when it comes to s`fety on wheels not all cyclists adopt the

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Highway code. It is important drivers accept cyclists are there

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and likewise cyclists accept drivers aren't there and give them courtesy.

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Cycle campaigners say they want to see more lanes like this so it is

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safe for the driver and cyclist too. Good roads be safer for cycling I

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put that question to the deputy leader of Nottingham City Council.

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Yes, we could, but it will take time. Do you believe that for many

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cyclists the city feels dangerous? I do. I cycle myself, I do not find it

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that dangerous. Statistics show Nottingham is safer than thd

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national average. It seems that they are not so many cycle tracks. Some

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of it is to do with an historic road configurations but we are wdak we

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are introducing cycle tracks. `` where we can. There is an accusation

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that cycling has slipped off of the agenda. That is not the casd, there

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is a lot of future investment going on but at the moment money hs short

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and it will take some time to get where we want to be.

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Coming up in a moment, the latest on the A453.

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And there's both good news `nd bad. The same could be said

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of the weather. Here's Mel.

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Police investigating the murder of a Nottingham man have arrested

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two people, following what they say is the discovery of fresh evidence.

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Bogdan Navrotski, a 22`year`old Polish man who was

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living in Radford, disappeared from his home in January.

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Despite large scale searches and appeals, he's not been seen since.

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Two men aged 28 and 39 have been arrested on suspicion of murder

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Nearly 70 current and former students at

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the University of Derby are seeking compensation over fears thex've been

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It follows the discovery th`t a worker at the university's health

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clinic was re`using syringe barrels for taking blood tests and

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More than 600 students, past and present, fear they may have

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been infected with diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.

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A ?1,000 reward is being offered for information about a number

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of burglaries that followed a huge fire in Leicester a fortnight ago.

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Three houses and a service station in Melton Road

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were ransacked after they'd been evacuated during the factorx fire.

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Cash and jewellery were among the items taken.

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The charity Crimestoppers is offering the reward

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for information leading to the arrest of those responshble

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Drivers who use the A453 in Nottinghamshire are being told

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to expect significant changds in the road layout from tomorrow.

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A small section of the new carriageway will open

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It's being described as a milestone by those in charge

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But drivers and holidaymakers are being warned to pay attention to the

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It may only be a small stretch of road but it is a giant leap towards

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the white and carriageway. Drivers will be diverted onto this now

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completed part of the carri`geway. What can they expect tomorrow

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morning? Two`way traffic saw no change in the existing road. They

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need to be cheerful because it is a new road layout but they nedd to pay

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attention to all of the signs. That safety advice is important. Although

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this will be the future westbound dual carriageway, for now it will be

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used by traffic in both dirdctions. This road runs past the powdr

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station and parallel to the current road which will now close as the

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carriageway is diverted over here so work can start over there. This is

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just the start. A further two miles will open in two weeks time )

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further road will open but ht will remain single carriageway until next

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spring. We have had the bendfit of a mild summer but I am confiddnt we

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will have this finished by the beginning of May next year. The road

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will close by eight o'clock tonight so it could affect people travelling

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to the airport ahead of a holiday. The long awaited work to widen this

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road enters its final eight months. Well all the details of those road

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changes are on our Facebook page, there's the address. And we'll be

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keeping you up to date with various planned diversions and clostres on

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the A453 as that work procedds and we'll put all the details on

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Facebook for you. we'll put all the details on

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Facebook for you. we'll put all the details on

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Facebook for you. we'll put all the details on

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Facebook for you. Sticking with the report. Order

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staff are blaming long queuds on 14 flights arriving in quick

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succession. Managers say thdy are considering installing a covered

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walkway after passengers colplained of having to stand outside hn the

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rain. Plans for a quarry at a beauty spot have been thrown out. They

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wanted to install industrial stone soars but the Peak District National

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authority has refused saying it is too close to ancient monuments. The

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final designs for a new art gallery in Leicester have been rele`sed An

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extension of the University Centre for arts will open next year. It

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will be the first of its kind since the city Gallery closed four years

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ago. It will have free entrx for the public. Silver service norm`lly used

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for state functions at Downhng Street has been put on display at

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the grand film. Other reporter is one of those getting a tastd of

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number ten. The grand dining room is exceptionally busy. This is why

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This silver service, normally reserved for state functions at

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Downing Street, is on displ`y. The collection was created in 1892 and

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has been used by most of thd world's heads of state. These plates

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each up there own individual design and story, this one, we belheve was

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used by Nelson Mandela. It was produced specifically for the

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purpose of state banquets at number ten. Already 9000 people have come

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to see it from across the country. It is wonderful. I would like to

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take some porn! It is magnificent and saw amazing to get to sde

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something used by so many hdads of state. `` take some headrool! There

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is still time for you to sed it A rare chance for you to see some

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Number ten silver on our doorstep. Still to come, in cricket, @lex

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Hales talks about his England call up. And ideas to keep the khds

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occupied in the long summer holidays. We are just five linutes

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from the city centre here. Get paddling! That was harsh. No ice

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creams either! Now the sport. Early days but not in Forest fans will

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enjoy looking at the championship table today. The Reds have gone top

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after the win at Bournemouth last night. Derby County suffered the

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first defeat of the season. The Nottingham Forest manager h`d been

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critical of his defence at the weekend but last night they played

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the art site. The defence hdld during a first`half bombardlent The

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statistics will tell you how one`sided it was. 11 first`half

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corners to one. Just minutes into the second half defences were

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reached by Callum Wilson. No surprise to anyone that ever saw

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this man in a forest shark. And the third of the season for this man was

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scored to level the game. After being second best for most of the

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match, Forest stole all thrde points. Level on points with

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Cardiff, Millwall and Charlton. The defensive record only lasted 11

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minutes for this team as Ch`rlton scored. The equaliser was a cracker

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from the edge of the box. There were lots of problems and after dancing

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through the defence this man was brought down and Charlton Rdid took

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the lead from the penalty box. Then Charlton's third was headed home.

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The game was lost and the R`ms with four points from three slipped to

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13. Else we are there were wins for Notts County and Mansfield town The

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first win of the season for Notts County. There were sending hs off.

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The game against Colchester was hoped to boot last Saturday's

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performance behind them. After seven minutes the first call. And then

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during the second half this was scored and the manager was sent to

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the stand for his protests `bout it being off site. There were late

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sendings off of Jeevan Keand and Mickey Rourke. Chris Clements close

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range effort rolled over thd line after just two minutes in this game,

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the only one of the match. Hn cricket, Notts outlaws have a big

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game in the one`day Royal London cup. A win for Notts will gtarantee

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them a place in the quarterfinals. They are chasing 303 for victory.

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Alex Hales is in good form, fresh from being cold up to the England

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one`day squad. I caught up with him earlier to see how he feels about

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the prospect of his one`day debut against India next week. I `m really

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excited about it. I feel re`dy. It has taken a while to get into that

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squad. Now you get your chance here. Definitely, I have enjoyed ly T 0

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expedience so far and the sdlectors said you have to show as yot can

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compile and build innings. H have hopefully shown that this ydar and

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feel ready for the step up. My aim at the start of the year was to push

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for the World Cup squad. So far I have managed to get into thd squad

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and impress for selection for the World Cup. How about the test site?

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Could we maybe see you knocking on the door there as well? That is my

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rain, I will have to keep working hard and performing well for Notts.

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Hopefully we can see you continue that with England in the ond`day

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side? Yes, it will be a real test of everybody's skill. War medal success

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for our swimmers in the European Championships. Adam Petrie swam a

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great second leg on the bre`ststroke to give Britain a two second lead.

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And they got medal came homd for Fran in a world record time. It is

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fantastic, I have to maintahn it. It is good fun. Finally, big

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congratulations to this Nottinghamshire gymnast, frdsh from

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her sister's medal success `t the Commonwealth Games, she has won her

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own at the youth Olympics. @ll the hard work has paid off, she has

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picked up a bronze medal to prove she is a real prospect for the real

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Olympics in two years time. Great stuff from heart. That is all yours

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bought. And just before the weathered the last part of our

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schools out CDs for the sumler. `` CDs. The `` `` series.. This might

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not be your first choice of places to bring the kids during thd

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holidays but it is an international success with bases in China and

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Asia. In 1928 these stunning gowns were given as a gift and officially

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opened as a college later that year. In 1948 it was awarded univdrsity

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status. Albert Einstein, Gandhi and HG Wells have visited to lecture.

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This pleases far more than just learning. There are a host of

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activities to keep the kids occupied. Let's go on the bhke. Two

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children. I'm worn out, it shall be go and do something else? Anyone

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fancy a round of golf? All right! She recall. BBC Radio Nottingham on

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the rain about to hit a hold in one. OK, the winner is Jeff. Yes And

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there is even open air ping`pong. And ice rain. `` ice cream. If you

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like it we can sign you up for September. I was thinking ftrther

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away! Now the weather. August is still fairly cool and it cotld feel

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fresher still tomorrow. The bees will pick up. This beautiful picture

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was from earlier this morning. That is when we saw the best sunshine. It

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was quite chilly but clouds bubble up as we head through the

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afternoon. This evening showers will feed and most places will h`ve clear

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skies. Temperatures will fall sharply. Overnight lows arotnd nine

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Celsius in towns and cities. In the countryside it could dip as low as 4

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degrees. A fresh start to Thursday morning. The best brightness first

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thing again. There will be some outbreaks of showery rain. Not

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everyone will see these showers but everyone will notice the brdeze It

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will feel fresher than tempdratures suggest. Highs of 16 or 17 degrees.

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Another cool bay with some sunshine but also a few showers. That is the

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story heading into the weekdnd. Saturday will have some dry or

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bright spells but also a few showers. This high pressure will

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build later in the day and `t the moment Sandy will be the best day of

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the bank holiday weekend. This rain will make inroads and it will take

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until the early hours of Monday Some rain at some point over the

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bank holiday weekend, timing and certain. The temperatures whll

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remain fairly cool heading hnto next week. Dominic said earlier that is

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not cold but it is cold for August. That is not actually cold! Goodbye.

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We've got factory boys and butchers' apprentices and office clerks

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Don't stop moving! If you go back you'll die!

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