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That is all from the BBC News at Six.


Take some dust, a sprinkling of rat droppings, and maybe a dash of dead


flies and you have the truth about what goes in to counterfeit


cigarettes. And soon to be reunited with the father she thought she lost


in Syria. I could not believe it. I started crying. Also tonight. I am


with the men in Belgium. A lemorial to the fallen of the great War. We


will be meeting a group of lusicians Ron Rutland who have had thd honour


of performing here. Also, wd catch up with the Nottinghamshire football


team who have rekindled the spirit of the famous Christmas truce of


1914. Good evening and welcome to Tuesdays


programme. the disgusting


and dangerous substances th`t are Recent tests by Trading Standards


officers in Leicestershire have revealed they can include r`t


droppings, dead flies, even arsenic. They say the trade in fake tobacco


is causing health problems `nd Today, shoppers in Coalvilld were


shown just why they should `void it, Hello and welcome to the


Leicestershire trading standards great British bake off. This was not


your usual market cookery demonstration, as on the menu were


fake cigarettes. We have sole arsenic, some floor dust, ddad


flies, rather droppings `` rat droppings, mould, and to le`ves The


light`hearted show had a serious message, as this is exactly what


they found in counterfeit tobacco. It is criminals making it. They are


not regulated. They are not checked. They use concrete mixtures `nd


factory floors, and they will sweep of the droppings and put thdm in


there as well. They will sell cheap cigarettes to children, just to get


them hooked. Would you buy counterfeit cigarettes? Defhnitely


not. I can understand custolers wanting something cheap, because the


tax on cigarettes is astronomical, but you have to think about health.


Thousands of counterfeit cigarettes have been seized in our reghon, but


nationally, tens of millions are still being sold. With pack`ging


that looks legitimate, some people may not even know what they are


buying is fake. If you offer them cheap, and they are not frol a


recognised retailer, perhaps by someone in the pub or a colleague or


someone you see on the stredt, the important thing is to report it to


trading standards or do Crimestoppers. This black`m`rket


business cost the current bhllions in lost duty, and undermines


reputable tobacco sellers. Trading standards says this means it is up


to both smokers and nonsmokdrs to help end this increasingly costly


and unsavoury business. A Nottingham student will soon be


reunited with 20`year`old Doaa was stranddd in


Britain, when her dad disappeared in But now, thanks to the Red Cross,


he's managed to trace her. This exclusive report


from our Social Affairs When Doaa travel here for an English


course, she was expecting to return to Syria to study medicine, but the


Civil War changed all that. She was stuck here in Nottingham, and then


her father, back in Syria, was arrested and disappeared. After a


year, we got he was dead, bdcause no one knew anything about him. We lost


hope. We were very worried `nd scared. I never thought I would see


him again. The war in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of


lives, but this girl's dad survived and managed to escape to Swdden He


got Doaa had been killed two. That is when the Red Cross steppdd in.


They found her here in Notthngham, through their international family


tracing service. Doaa was convinced they had made a mistake. I did not


believe it at all. I was sc`red It was not my dad it would havd broken


my heart. I would lose the hope We doubt the number and she spoke to


him, and she said the word dad, and we knew. Then the tears flu,


everyone was crying. Tears of happiness. When I heard his voice,


it was my dad. I could not believe it. I started crying, and I couldn't


speak. It was a really happx ending. Doaa is hoping to fly out in the


next few weeks to finally mdet the dad that she had given up for dead.


Area glimmer of hope in a brutal civil war. `` area glimmer.


Commercial landlords in Derby say they've seen a dramatic increase


in the number of small businesses looking for office space.


The city has lagged behind its neighbours in attracting


entrepreneurs, partly because of the strength of large colpanies


But one landlord says viewings are up by 200 per cent in five lonths.


The city council says there's lots of interest in its fivd


Put it down to a lot of confidence by people who are looking to start


in business and small enterprises from perhaps working from home


and want something a bit bigger and it could be better with the support


that comes around, because one of the beauties of these


work spaces is that companids can come in to face one another,


share ideas, share practices, and of course work with one another


The head of the West Nottinghamshire College has joined the


Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on a trade delegation to India.


Last year, Dame Asha Khemka accompanied the Prime Minister on a


She says this visit will strengthen business ties


She'll also be announcing projects to help the region's


India's government intends to skill 500 million people by 202


and English`language is one of the main parts as well as


development in different sectors, so for the college, we are divdrsifying


our income sources, we are `lso promoting links with India.


You're watching East Midlands Today here on the BBC,


and it may not feel like it or look like it, but it really is Atgust.


It has been a little bit hard to believe recently, hasn't it? It was


a dreadful into the bank holiday, but don't write the summer off just


yet. We have got some dry and bright and warm weather on the way. I will


have the details later. That's how the news looks


so far this evening. I'll be back soon with Colin


and all the weekend's sport but for now on the first day


of our coverage commemorating the centenary of the start of the Great


War, let's join Dominic who's many It's one of the most recognhsable


symbols of remembrance dedicated to the men who died in this part


of Flanders during the Great War It bears the names


of more than 54,000 of them. Among them the Sherwood Fordsters,


the Leicestershire Regiment Among them a football team


from Nottinghamshire. Their visit had special significance


to the first year of the war and one of its best known and unique


events ` the Christmas Day truce and the football matches pl`yed


between British and German troops. Among


the men who took part was Private In his diary, William descrhbes how


they had played football during the short truce. The men came ott of the


trenches and exchanged gifts, and we had photographs taken together.


William took a flight in football out and popped it up ready for the


game of the game of football. We believe that it was his speciality.


He was also a goalkeeper, bdfore the war. From that diary, today's


historic re`enactment was born. Young men meeting 100 years on on


the football field in Flanddrs. The significance of this match was


brought onto all of the plaxers during a visit the previous day to


the Giants cemetery for British fighters. To think that this age


group would have been going to war. And dying in great numbers. I have


just said to my lad, just then, he would go, and I would get a letter


back that they couldn't find him, that would be it. Here, werd


thousands of German soldiers are interred, there has been a poignant


ceremony. We feel very honotred Massive respect. We are and so we


have two live with her history. We are not proud of it, but it is good


for us to recognise it, what really happens. But the football m`tch the


weight of history was felt by everyone. 100 years ago, men fought


incredible conditions. They have already got that, and they got that


before the entered onto the pitch today, and I think now they are


trying to do it justice, on the pitch. It has been a very


hard`fought match. Sadly, the scoreline has not gone new work was


mac way, but as the German lanager said to date, no matter what the


score is, everyone here is the winner. It really sunk in. Today,


when we were having a huddldd at the start. Nice words that were going


across. We got, if we couldn't win today, we would do it for the lads


that did it for as many years ago. It was good to play an Englhsh


team, especially here. It w`s a great experience for others. We sat


in a room together yesterdax, and we knew that we were coming for a game


of football, but when we saw everything that they had done for us


one and reduce ago, it makes it more special. For the record, th`t match


ended for one to the Germans, but I don't think the score was


significant. Every evening `t around 8pm here, the roads are closed as


this memorial becomes a focts for remembrance. Come rain, likd it is


now, or snow, this has happdned every night since 1928. Manx people


come from all over the world every night to see the ceremony, ` very


moving ceremony, and to takd part. On Sunday, the honour of performing


commemoratives hems fell to Rutland concert band. Some of their members


had a very special personal reason for being here, as we will see.


I think it probably affected everybody, but I think,


having been involved with the services, you know that thex are


That we can do this on the centenary as well, and very emotional.


He was actually underage when he joined.


I brought a chess set that was picked up by my great uncle Euan.


In 1915, he took part in the second Battle of Yprds.


After the battle, my uncle picked up this chess set in the German


trenches, and he carried it with him throughout the whole of the First


World War, because he considered it something of a talisman, I think.


That is Sydney Atwell, my mum's cousin.


He died on the 22nd of April as part of the attack on Kitchener's wood.


Just before the second Battle of Ypres.


As you can see from all these names here, there was no corner of the UK


that was not touched by the great War, and yet it is worth relembering


that many soldiers did return home. Across the UK, there were more than


50 thankful villages. These were villagers were the men all returned


home safely. One of those is in Derbyshire. It is the village of


Bradbourne. Sadly, though, there is another village down the ro`d where


18 men did not return. At Bradbourne Parish Church,


local people and guests gather for Here is where great grampa was born,


originally. The Hodson family have come


from London to remember William s grandfather, who left Bradbourne


Hall for the front and, despite I know


the family were very thankftl. His father had a number of sons who


all came back from different parts. Two families,


the Hodsons and the Traffords, are here because their family mdmbers


were among the group of Bradbourne men, from a century ago,


found again by local researchers. The names are Cornelius Heathcote,


William Hudson, Frank Miller, This village of Bradburn is s


thankful village that sent hts sons off to fight in the First World War


and they all returned safelx. It is remarkable,


because all the villages around they lost quite a lot of men, and


Bradbourne, they were very lucky. They only found them


from going through the censtses because there were only four names


on at the beginning. So here at Bradbourne, they have


celebrated being a thankful village. Whereas here,


just one mile away at Brasshngton, At Brassington's Royal Brithsh


Legion, the small celebration of 30 I went to Saint James Parish Church


to see Brassington's war melorial. He says a century ago, people were


fatalistic about whether ond I think, in those days,


they just have more of Back in Bradbourne,


the congregation gathered ottside the church for a dedication


of the new memorial, unveildd I know how it feels for famhly and


friends who have come home, and also It is a joyous occasion


when you see them safe home. This is a thankful billage, but in


Brassington, they lost many people. I think some of


the people who are here would have So they would have shared


in their sense of loss. While at the same time dealhng


some degree of relief that There would have been no gloating,


really, over the fact that those It is all new to me that


Leslie Trafford went to war. He was apparently


a wireless operator. I am very honoured


and very touched by it all. I think it is great that we're here


and one With so many people,


in both joyous and reflecting on the horrors of war and the great


gift that this village had of having all its sons and daughters coming


back after such a terrible carnage. The very different fates of two


Derbyshire villagers. You join me back now here in Belgium. I would


like to introduce you to soleone who is from the Last Post Assochation.


As I mentioned, why `` you have been here every year. Where does the


commitment come from? It coles from 1927. From 1930 on words it has


become everyday. Except for the Second World War, when it w`s


occupied by the Germans. Thdre is still profound education of the


people here, and Belgian people for the fallen on the First World War.


Do the people of Belgian not find it in any sense an imposition? I must


say, until only quite a few years ago, five years ago, it was quite


unknown in Belgium what happened here during the First World War


Strangely, around five years ago, it started, and now we have regular


buses of young people coming here and we tried to tell them why we do


this and so on. More and more, they understand what happened here. That


is very encouraging to hear indeed. Thank you. That is all from Belgium.


We will be back tomorrow from the battlefields of Flanders. Wd will


find out about the work of the Commonwealth War commission, and we


will see a first`hand account of what it was like to be a soldier in


the First World War. Join md tomorrow.


And you can see more of our World War One reports


For now though here's Colin with thd sport.


We're going to start with a big East Midlands clash happening right now.


It's in cricket, it's at Trent Bridge.


In the One Day Cup Quarter Final and Jeremy Nicholas is watching


Notts Outlaws taking on Derbyshire Falcons.


Not just local pride, but a place in the semi`finals at stake.


Story of the game so far has been a captain's innings


I've just picked out one shot to show you which is a glorious


A really important innings with Alex Hales on England duty.


It was left to Samit Patel to do his bit.


He was on 55 when he skied a ball from Footit.


Derbyshire chasing 314 to whn. It is 50 overs, so that is over shx and


over. They are well behind that 56 41. 38 overs to go. Derbyshhre


really up against it. The talk at Leicester City's match


with Shrewsbury in the Capital One Cup tonight will all be


about the possibility It was a good performance


from Leicester in a two nil defeat Nigel Pearson called it


an exceptional display at Stamford Bridge but now he's looking to add


some fresh blood before the transfer And top


of Pearson's list is former Inter We know we have to add one or two


players this week. We have not been able to bring the players in that we


wanted to in the timescale. It is always preferable to do your


business early. Also in League Cup action are


Derby County and Nottingham Forest. Derby will have a new signing in


the line`up ` Defender Ryan Shotton has arrived on loan from Stoke with


a permanent move in mind. Both sides will be buzzing `fter big


free`scoring wins at the wedkend. After the weekend's fun for Forest,


Stuart Pearce did a bit We feel as though we got go`ls


in the team. Reading aren't mugs but thex were


made to look at as their old boy and Forest new boy Mikael Antoniou


led what amounts to a rout. Tonight's opponents, Huddersfield,


have a similar record to Re`ding and will hold no fears at all


for table`toppers Forest. I think across the board, the


pleasing thing for me is we have got a group of players that really want


to put in everything that wd ask of Derby take on Charleton


in the cup this evening. Last week in the league,


they enjoyed themselves at Derby's expense and at the weekend


experienced Fulham's backlash. There was a moment, at 1`0, when


you wondered, but Derby's elphatic Steve McClaren says he will rotate


his squad tonight, but this team never looked like they


wanted to stop playing for `nyone. I think we have seen championship


teams go all the way into the final recently, so there is no re`son why


we can't have a successful campaign As players,


we like training every day, but we would rather be playing matches so


hopefully we can go out there and Well, Martin took the goals and the


eventual 5`1 win, and Simon Dawkins No second round


for Notts or Mansfield, I'm afraid. But some interesting


matches tonight. Some news to finish `


Leicester Grammar School and Loughborough University will


both act as "team bases" The school will play host to Canada,


while the University's facilities will be


used by both Tonga and Namibia for match preparation, as wdll as by


one of the play`off winning teams. Both venues made the cut


from an original longlist. It is really important for ts to be


associated with global sports events. We have seen it with the


Olympics. We moved into 2013 with the England rugby league te`m, and


now we moved into Glasgow, games, and with the Rugby World Cup with


Tonga and Namibia. Great to see those teams arriving.


I am sure a few of us have been reaching for the central he`ting.


Temperatures well below what they should be for the time of ydar,


that is said to improve over the that is said to improve over the


next couple of days. We alrdady seen next couple of days. We alrdady seen


the back of the rain, that has bridged to the south east, `nd now


we have high`pressure slipphng down into the south, and that will bring


some sunshine to proceedings through tomorrow. Yes, a much better picture


for tomorrow. Dreier, brighter, much more in the way of sunshine, and it


will be warmer as well. Temperatures back up to where they should be 19


Celsius or 20 Celsius. It h`s already improved this evening. We


have seen the clouds breaking up. A lovely the day. Staying dry


overnight. Mostly dry spells as well. That will allow the


temperatures to slide into civil figures once again. Down to eight


Celsius or nine Celsius. But it will give as a bright start tomorrow


There will be sunshine around from the word go. Not blue skies all day


long, but a much better day. Dreier, brighter, and the whnds will


pick up later on in the day, but they will shift in a north`dasterly


direction. 19 Celsius or 20 Celsius. Now, for tomorrow evening, we will


see the rain starting to push back on. This high pressure will push


eastwards. Thursday is not looking too bad at all. Dreier and bright


with some sunshine. Just thd chance of a shower, and editors back`up.


Have somebody play bagpipe at the airport to welcome you? Possible.


Whichever car you like, with Wi-Fi inside? Possible.


Can I get you a pink elephant? I'll try!


See, the Indian philosophy dictates that


anybody who comes to your house is not a guest, but he's God.


You want to do the best you can as a parent.


And we're not in a position to do that.


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