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Good evening welcome to East Midlands Today with me,

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Dominic Heale and me, Anne Davies. Tonight:

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Why a council's letting restaurants carry out their own hygiene checks.

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Some are self certifying because there are not enough food inspectors

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to do the job. Also rebuildhng motor cycling, Norton welcomes hundreds of

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new apprentices to a new ac`demy. And a young man with Down's syndrome

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gets his first job. When he first came in he could not even tdll me

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his name and now he is loving it. Memories of a moment of history 75

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years ago. carry out their own hygiene checks.

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Welcome to Wednesday's programme. First tonight, some restaur`nts

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and takeaways in Derby are being allowed to vouch for themselves that

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they've made the improvements needed from a food hygiene inspecthon.

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The city council says getting proprietors to self`certify that

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action's been taken will ensure "better use of resources" as its

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food inspection team copes with cutbacks.

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Pressure on the team is such that around a fifth of inspections due

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this year won't be carried out. Mike O'Sullivan has more.

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A good hygiene rating from Derby's inspection team can mean able to

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consumers. It is something H would look for when coming to somdwhere

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new. You want to guarantee that what you are looking at eating is healthy

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and good for you. If it was a restaurant I had not been bdfore I

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would definitely go on the hygiene rating. It has highlighted how staff

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cuts have hit food hygiene. Now some low`risk restaurants are behng

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allowed to self certify. Thd city council says nearly 1300 prdmises

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are due to be checked this xear They expect to get to 70% of them,

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concentrating on high and mddium risk outlets. This means 280 will

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not be checked. There are now five in the food safety team. We are

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achieving 100% visits to those high to medium risk establishments to

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make sure the risk to the ptblic is absolutely minimised. This

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award`winning cafe and DeLadt would like as many inspections as possible

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across the city to help maintain Derby's reputation for food. For any

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in the city centre to be messed out is disappointing. Obviously we want

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to make sure the restaurants at higher risk of contamination are

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still being checked. A sample inspection may also be used to help

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regulate Road beat `` no danger businesses.

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Mike O'Sullivan has more. Mike O'Sullivan is in Derby

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for us tonight. Mike, the star ratings

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from these food hygiene checks are pretty high profile, aren't they?

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Yes, that's right. Proprietors are being encouraged to

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literally put the scores on the doors.

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In the latest round, the pub behind me was awarded 5 stars.

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But the Chinese restaurant next door got zero stars.

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Lots of people take notice of them as we heard in my rdport.

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But behind the scenes, the food inspection team is facing pressures

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from cutbacks and trying to find new ways of getting the job dond.

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What about this idea of proprietors vouching for themselves that they've

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made improvements following a hygiene inspection ` is anywhere

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else in the region doing th`t? Well we've spoken to Nottingham

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city council and Leicester city council and they both say it's

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something that they DON'T do. But Derby city is convinced that

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this is something that can work It's only being considered

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for premises that are considered a low risk,

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based on the type of food sdrved up and the number of customers.

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What's the Food Standards Agency had to say about this?

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Well, they say for very low`risk businesses, local authoritids are

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able to use alternative ways of assessing compliance with

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hygiene rules, for example, self`assessment questionnaires

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completed by the business. But they say that the hygiene rating

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itself can only be done through inspection by the local authority.

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And if they don't think that an authority is carrying out enough

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inspections, they'll want to know why.

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And you have been posting comments on our Facebook page

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about this story. Victoria says it's a seriously bad

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idea that may put people at risk. David S commented you either

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do this type of thing properly or you don't do it at all.

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Joanna says. Bang, there goes my faith

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in hygiene ratings ! Still to come this evening.

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Life support from Leicester. The woman saved by Glenfield's

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world`famous ECMO unit after she contracted legionnaires

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disease abroad. The Education Secretary

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and Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has defended pulling governlent

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funding from a Sikh free school that was due to open in Leicester today.

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70 pupils were due to start at the new Falcons primary school.

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But Department for Education officials were unhappy over how the

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free school was going to be run Up to ?1 million

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of public money has already been spent on preparing the school.

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The issue was raised in the House of Commons this afternoon.

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Can she give us an explanathon about why it got to this late stage to

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pull the plug and can she dhscuss an urgent way forward? I very luch hope

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there will be a seek a forcd school in Leicester. There is another wait

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until applications open in October but I hope there will be.

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of Commons this afternoon. Next tonight, the first apprentices

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started work this week at a new academy ` aimed at rebuilding

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the British motorcycle industry Hundreds of youngsters applhed

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for the positions at Norton Motorcycles in Leicestershire.

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The new intake at Norton is part of a growing tide

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of apprentices working in all sorts of industries across the region

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Simon Hare reports. These are two of the first

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apprentices at the British motorcycle manufacturing ac`demy. It

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is located directly above the Norton factory floor. The first sttdents

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started this week. They are not already plans to get bigger. We have

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applications from Mexico and things. We have recruited a good

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selection of 40 youngsters but are still open to applications. I have

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had bikes from as young as H can remember and I was not going to

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refuse it. It is relaxed and there is no problem asking people

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questions. Obviously the guxs down stairs are quite ready to h`ng up

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all the time. It is all the idea of the Norton chief executive who hopes

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the apprentices will go on to work for him or his suppliers. Wd want to

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stay authentically British, we are currently 83% parts and we want to

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continue that or improve it. It is all the racing history. A Norton

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rider wins the TT race betwden the wars but since the end of the Second

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World War, Britain has lost much of its motorcycle expertise to other

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countries. We need to get some of these skills back. Over the last

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eight years the number of apprentices across the region in the

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industry has trebled, it is hoped hundreds more will come through the

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production line here. Simon Hare reports.

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A police report's found that a Derbyshire teenager

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and her boyfriend shot themselves dead, after murdering an Amdrican

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policeman.17`year`old Alex Hollinghurst emigrated to

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the United States with her family six years ago.

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Alex went on the run with hdr boyfriend, Brandon, when her parents

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banned her from seeing him. In March their bodies were found

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near a Florida car park where they'd shot a US officer who'd

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stopped them for questioning. A Derbyshire swimming pool will be

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closed until next year after an arson attack.

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The fire badly damaged the plant room at

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Ashbourne Leisure Centre in July. It was originally expected to

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re`open in the autumn but repair work will now take longer

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than expected. Staff are making alternativd

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arrangements for its 100 melbers. We all remember our first d`y in the

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office. For one young man it is very special. Josh has just started work

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in the catering department here His new bosses showing him some of the

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jobs he will be doing here. His wasteland has been organised by

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Project Search it gives people with disabilities experience in the world

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of work and helps with the transition from school. He will be

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working with a good group of people who will support him, look `fter him

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and at the end of his coursd help him find good employment. Vdry

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quickly he is getting to grhps with his first task of the day. There it

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goes down there. Through thhs and to the wrapping. I can put on the

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sticker. When he first came in he did not even tell me his nale and

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now I asked how he liked dohng it and he said, love it. Soon time for

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a well earned break. At the end of his first day, it Josh is fdeling

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positive. It is also about feeling good about myself. If all goes well,

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it next year, his placement could lead to a full`time job herd. It

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looks like he was having a good day. He does. Well done, Josh.

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arrangements for its 100 melbers. It's world renowned

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for its work saving patients on the life support system known as ECMO.

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And to celebrate 25 years of specialist care at the Glenfield

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Hospital, we've been given dxclusive access to the Heartlink ECMO Centre.

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Alethea Parker from Hampshire owes her lifd to

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the team in Leicester, after she contracted legionnaires disdase

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Victoria Hicks reports. A happy reunion as she meets the

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nurses who helped save her life after she contracted Lee Junior 's

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disease while travelling in Italy. Into the second week of the holiday

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I was feeling really lethargic, and a headache, was not sleeping well

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and was being sick. We thought it was food poisoning. As she posed for

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this picture she was starting to feel ill and proved positivd for me

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Juniors disease. They never find out who she believed then the infection.

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The consultant explained to the family the only way to leavd her

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life was to send a mobile m`chine from here in Leicester, connector to

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that machine and get her back to the Glenfield Hospital for further

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treatment. If she did not gdt that further treatment it was likely she

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would die. She spent three `nd a half weeks on this machine which

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oxygenated her blood, giving her time to recover. Problems mdant she

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had to have her lower legs `nd left arm amputated as well as having four

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fingertips on her right hand. If it was not for that machine I would not

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be here now, it is excellent that I survived. My whole family praised

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the hospital here all the thme. Now the couple planned to return to

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Tuscany, she is more determhned than ever to live life to the full. I

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think I have done well, I c`n drive, I do Pilates, I go on the treadmill.

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I go to an infant school and help children read once per week. Life is

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pretty good at the moment. @nd this child was also saved after three

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heart attacks and a stroke, she her story on tomorrow's programle.

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Victoria Hicks reports. A Derbyshire cancer charity has had

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its offer to pay for five`ydar`old Ashya King's proton treatment

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accepted. The five`year`old's parents were detained in a Spanish

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prison after taking Ashya, who has a brain tumour, from a Southalpton

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hospital against medical advice As you may have heard on the n`tional

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news they've been freed and have now visited their son in hospit`l. Well,

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joining us now is Mike Haym`n from the Kids N Cancer charity who made

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the offer to fund Ashya's therapy. Around 30,000 people will h`ve

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beards DNA tested as part of a genetic project. They will be

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sequenced by the end of 2014 and the data will then be compared with that

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of healthy tissue to develop treatment. Derby's Royal mahl

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delivery offices to start opening on Sundays. It is part of a national

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trial which will see 100 sorting offices around the UK open hn seven

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days per week. The scheme ahms to make it easier for online shoppers

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to pick up the parcels. A fhlm that was shot in Derbyshire makes its

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big`screen debut later this month. It is a love story and detahl of

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time travel all in one. It hs one of 100 and short films to be screened

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in London at a festival. It has become Europe's largest inddpendent

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film Festival. the offer to fund Ashya's therapy.

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Coming up a little later on the programme:

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The day war was declared. We meet Maurice, a bell ringer

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with a very clear memory of the morning 75 years ago when Britain

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entered the Second World War. First tonight, rugby is back.

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Leicester Tigers are getting ready to kick off their Premiershhp

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campaign this weekend. And joining them for the se`son is

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a true legend of the game. 39`year`old Brad Thorn has had an

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amazing career and now he's starting another chapter at Leicester.

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Kirsty Edwards reports. They have seen some stars rtn out at

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Welford Road over the years and at the age of almost 40 this Ndw

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Zealand legend cannot wait to join them. I already have one se`son

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behind me, that is why I am here. It is not about the money, I jtst love

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rugby. By the time I retire I will be 40 or 50 years and I will not be

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able to smash on a tackle. H will be done, it is finished. There is no

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getting away from it, he is 39, turning 40 this season. If xou want

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an easy time the premiership is not the place to come. He is not going

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to retire on the money he e`rns here in the next nine months. His

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achievements in the game ard incredible. The first player ever to

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win rugby union's World Cup, eat super rugby title and most recently

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the Heineken Cup. Despite all that, he says it is a real privildge to

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come to Tigers. When I think of Leicester I think of the success

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there has been, they are always in the finals. To be part of even

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casting club, one of the best in Europe, it is the real privhlege. We

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have got one of the greatest players in both cords, he is going to spend

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the last nine months of his career in the Tigers environment and we are

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going to get every bit of experience out of that, off of the field as

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well. Kirsty Edwards reports.

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Onto football and at good ndws for Derby County, midfielder

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Jeff Hendrick will NOT be ndeding surgery on his shoulder, after

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dislocating it at the weekend. The club hope Hendrick will be back

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and available for selection by the end of the month.

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At Mansfield Town manager P`ul Cox admits he's hurt by the calls

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from fans for him to be sacked. Last night Stags lost 2`0

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down the road at Notts County. Some supporters were calling for

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corks to go during the game last night. Mansfield lost 2`0 at Notts

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County. Paul Cox has been in charge for over three years. Some fans are

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unhappy with the style of football, especially when Jake Cassidx got

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this second goal to get Notts back to the winning ways.

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down the road at Notts County. Cricket and promising all`rounder

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Shiv Thakor has turned down a two`year contract at Leicestershire

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to join Derbyshire from next season. And on the field Leicestershire

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dismal season in the County Championship continues as they lost

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by an innings and 34 runs at Hampshire today. In Division One

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Notts lost by 54 runs to Durham at Chester`le`Street.

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In motor sport, great news for fans. Donington Park will stage next

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year's British Moto GP for the first time in six years. There have been

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construction delays and for the past five years the event has bedn held

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at Silverstone. In squash, the European club Championships are

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being held in Nottingham thhs week. It is like the champions le`gue of

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squash. It all started todax at the Nottingham club and features the

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world champion. 20 teams from European countries are taking part.

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This week the Derbyshire pl`yer is playing for the French champions. I

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am very proud of my year so far and to top it off with the Commonwealth

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Games was an amazing week. Not quite cold wet you always want as an

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athlete but all in all, two silvers was good. Yes, good times for

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squash. Now, while we have been commemorating the beginning of the

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great War we must not forget it was a mere 21 years after the end of

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that conflict that the Second World War broke out. That happened at 11

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in the morning exactly 75 ydars ago today. A reporter has been to meet a

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Leicestershire bell`ringer who remembers it as if it were

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yesterday. 82`year`old Maurhce Halifax arrives at his local church

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and climbs the stairs for bell`ringing practice. Judy's was a

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practice with a difference. Exactly 75 years ago at 11am War was

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declared. At the time, Morrhs was seven. But that Sunday he w`s

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ringing the bells at another East Midlands church. `` Maurice. Morris

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was at a local farm and he came in. As from 11 o'clock we are at war

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with Germany. Els will only be wrong to signal war to the population in

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event of invasion, we were told From that moment on the bells ceased

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for almost the entirety of the war. It did ring once when Churchill said

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we must celebrate Alamein. Today, Morris run up to 11 o'clock just

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that he had done 75 years ago. Now! Very proud to be able to do it for

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Morris being as he did it 74 years ago, to the day, the time and the

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minute. It is worth remembering these things. It is something I will

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never ever forget. There were lots of tears in the village that day.

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The adult population of remdmbered the First World War. `` old

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remembered. Not everyone happy. No, not all those remedies. Beattiful

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skies in Leicester today. Yds. We have had quite the Lord of cloud

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across the East Midlands. What you see is what you get for the next few

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days. High pressure over Sc`ndinavia at the moment. It is keeping things

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settled. There are some warl southeasterly winds being drawn in

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but little in the way of ch`nge as we head into tomorrow. Dry `gain

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with quite a lot of cloud around. Temperatures peaking at 18 degrees.

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Perhaps the road 20s. Come thick cloud across northern and wdstern

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parts today but we did get some brightness early on across

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Leicestershire. Then there hs a feed of dry year which will start to push

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northwards as we head through tonight. We will see some clearer

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spells for the first part of the night but once again the cloud will

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be dragged back including the early hours of the morning. It will

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current mistake and there whll be some hill fog by tomorrow morning.

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We will wake up tomorrow to list and low cloud first thing. It whll

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slowly start to left and we will struggle to break up the cloud

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during the afternoon. It is still the afternoon. It is still. Similar

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story heading into Friday, dry and fairly cloudy. A weather front will

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come in during the weekend which will introduce a little bit of rain.

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It will current colour as wdll. Typical, I have the feet on

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Saturday! Join us for the l`te news. Goodbye. `` fete.

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