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That is all from the BBC News at Six.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1914. Good evening and welcome to Tuesdays

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programme. the disgusting

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

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officers in Leicestershire have revealed they can include r`t

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

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

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

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Leicestershire trading standards great British bake off. This was not

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your usual market cookery demonstration, as on the menu were

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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them hooked. Would you buy counterfeit cigarettes? Defhnitely

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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business cost the current bhllions in lost duty, and undermines

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

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to both smokers and nonsmokdrs to help end this increasingly costly

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and unsavoury business. A Nottingham student will soon be

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reunited with 20`year`old Doaa was stranddd in

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

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he's managed to trace her. This exclusive report

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from our Social Affairs When Doaa travel here for an English

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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They found her here in Notthngham, through their international family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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in the number of small businesses looking for office space.

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The city has lagged behind its neighbours in attracting

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entrepreneurs, partly because of the strength of large colpanies

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

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

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

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in business and small enterprises from perhaps working from home

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

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that comes around, because one of the beauties of these

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

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

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The head of the West Nottinghamshire College has joined the

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

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

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She says this visit will strengthen business ties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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of Flanders during the Great War It bears the names

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

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the Leicestershire Regiment Among them a football team

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from Nottinghamshire. Their visit had special significance

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

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

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between British and German troops. Among

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I think it probably affected everybody, but I think,

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

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

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He was actually underage when he joined.

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

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

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

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

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

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That is Sydney Atwell, my mum's cousin.

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

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Just before the second Battle of Ypres.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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18 men did not return. At Bradbourne Parish Church,

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

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originally. The Hodson family have come

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from London to remember William s grandfather, who left Bradbourne

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Hall for the front and, despite I know

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

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all came back from different parts. Two families,

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

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

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

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

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

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and they all returned safelx. It is remarkable,

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

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Bradbourne, they were very lucky. They only found them

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from going through the censtses because there were only four names

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

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celebrated being a thankful village. Whereas here,

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

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

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

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fatalistic about whether ond I think, in those days,

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they just have more of Back in Bradbourne,

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the congregation gathered ottside the church for a dedication

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

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

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

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Brassington, they lost many people. I think some of

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

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

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

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

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Leslie Trafford went to war. He was apparently

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a wireless operator. I am very honoured

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

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and one With so many people,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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unknown in Belgium what happened here during the First World War

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the First World War. Join md tomorrow.

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And you can see more of our World War One reports

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For now though here's Colin with thd sport.

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

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

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

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Notts Outlaws taking on Derbyshire Falcons.

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

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

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

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A really important innings with Alex Hales on England duty.

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It was left to Samit Patel to do his bit.

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

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

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

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

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with Shrewsbury in the Capital One Cup tonight will all be

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about the possibility It was a good performance

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from Leicester in a two nil defeat Nigel Pearson called it

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

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some fresh blood before the transfer And top

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

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

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

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business early. Also in League Cup action are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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his squad tonight, but this team never looked like they

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

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

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we can't have a successful campaign As players,

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

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

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

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

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matches tonight. Some news to finish `

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Leicester Grammar School and Loughborough University will

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

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while the University's facilities will be

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tonga and Namibia. Great to see those teams arriving.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See, the Indian philosophy dictates that

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

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

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

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