26/08/2014 East Midlands Today


26/08/2014

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has been away. That is all from us.

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Anne Davies.

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First tonight ` the disgusting and dangerous substances

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Tests by Trading Standards officers in Leicestershire have revealed they

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can include rat droppings, dead flies ` even arsenic.

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Today shoppers in Coalville were shown just why

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they should avoid buying cheap. Tom Brown reports.

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Hello and welcome to the Leicestershire Trading

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This was not your usual market cookery demonstration, as

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We have some arsenic, some floor dust, dead flies,

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

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It is criminals making it. It's not regulated.

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They use concrete mixers and factory floors,

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and they will sweep up the droppings and put them in there as well.

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They will sell cheap cigarettes to children, just to get them hooked.

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Are you a smoker yourself? I am a smoker.

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Would you buy counterfeit cigarettes having seen that?

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I can understand customers wanting something cheap, because the tax

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on cigarettes is astronomical, but you have weigh up health.

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Raids have seen thousands of counterfeit cigarettes

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but nationally, tens of millions are still being sold.

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With packaging that looks legitimate, some people may not even

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If you offer them cheap, and they are not from a recognised

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retailer, say by someone in a pub or a colleague or someone you

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bump into in the street, car boot sales.

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The important thing is to report it to Trading Standards

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The giveaways are that they are cheap, they are below market price.

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However they will look like the genuine article.

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It's only when you smoke them that you realise they're not.

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This black`market business costs the government billions in lost duty,

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and undermines reputable tobacco sellers.

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Trading Standards says this means it is up to both smokers and

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non`smokers to help end this increasingly costly

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A Nottingham student will soon be reunited with

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20`year`old Doaa was stranded in Britain when her dad disappeared

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But now, thanks to the Red Cross, he's managed to trace her.

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This exclusive report from our Social Affairs

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When Doaa travelled here for an English course, she was expecting

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to return to Syria to study medicine,

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She was stuck here in Nottingham, and then her father, back in Syria,

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After a year and a half, we thought he was dead, because no

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one knew anything about him. We lost the hope.

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We were very worried, all the time crying and scared.

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I never thought I would see him again.

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The war in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives,

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but Doaa's dad survived and managed to escape to Sweden.

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That is until the Red Cross stepped in.

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They found her here in Nottingham, through their international family

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Doaa was convinced they had made a mistake.

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When I received the call I thought maybe it's like somebody has the

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I did not believe it at all, it's my dad.

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If it was not my dad it would have broken my heart more.

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But she needn't have worried, it really was a second chance

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for Doaa's family, a chance to be reunited.

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We dialled the number and she spoke to him, and she said the word

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Then the tears flew, everybody was crying.

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When I heard his voice, it was my dad.

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I started crying, and I couldn't speak with him.

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Doaa is hoping to fly out in the next few weeks to finally meet the

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A rare glimmer of hope in a brutal civil war.

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Legal action could be taken against a restaurant where more than

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The Khyber Pass takeaway in Hyson Green in Nottingham

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13 people were admitted to hospital after an outbreak of E Coli,

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prompting an investigation by Public Health England.

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The city council, which shut the premises,

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Commercial landlords in Derby say they've seen

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a dramatic increase in the number of small businesses looking

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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 companies

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But one landlord says viewings are up by 200% in five months.

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Despite that Friar Gate Square on the inner ring road, which cost

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?7.5 million, remains empty more than a year after it was built.

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Sport now and three games in the Capital One Cup tonight.

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There was a shock for Leicester City as they were knocked out

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Nottingham Forest won by two goals away to Huddersfield

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and Derby County are also through to the third round,

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And in tonight's big all East Midlands cricket match,

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Notts Outlaws made it through to the semi`finals of the One Day Cup.

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They beat Derbyshire Falcons by 85 runs at Trent Bridge.

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It's goodbye from me but with your weather, here's Kaye.

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It felt like October had jumped the queue yesterday, it was a soggy bank

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holiday Monday. Temperatures were suppressed to 12 degrees. Things are

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warming up over the next few days and we are back to average levels,

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19/20 degrees tomorrow. Things are improving, the rain has cleared away

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and we have some breaks in the cloud. Clear spells throughout the

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night. Temperatures will slide into single figures. A decent looking

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start tomorrow, dry and bright and there will be some sunshine. We stay

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that way into the afternoon and the clouds will come and go but a decent

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looking day and the winds will shift around to the south`east and that is

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a warmer direction and temperatures back up to 19/ 20 Celsius. I will

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leave you with the Outlook. weekend but the early signs are,

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next week will be more settled. Now we get the UK forecast.

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Not all of us need the weather to change. It has been lovely for the

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past couple of days. Lovely loose guile in Carlisle. Tomorrow, dry and

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sunny weather will be widespread across the UK. The last of two days

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worth of rain is clearing away from Kent and East Sussex. Overnight it

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could damp in the far south-west Kent and East Sussex. Overnight it

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with patchy and light rain. Elsewhere it is dry, chilly again

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for this time a BA in the northern part of the UK where some of us will

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