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Tonight, parents' pride in the but now on BBC One, we join

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Tonight, parents' pride in the sun's Cancer campaign. Adri`n had a

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very clear wish which is th`t every 16 to 18`year`old would be taught

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the facts about blood, bone marrow and organ donation. And the 120

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properties offered or tell accommodation to get away from noisy

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night`time tram works. Built just 21 years ago but this civic landmark

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faces an untimely end. We mtst have shelled out a lot of money to put it

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up, even in a time of plentx I would be a poll but no, it is rem`rkable.

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Why it is becoming a burning issue for our councils to keep thd lights

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on or save money. Good evening, a Nottingham teenager

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was expected to become the xoungest bone marrow donor in the UK today.

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Ethan Buttress is a 17`year`old student but today's procedure was

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really made possible by the work of another local student six ydars ago.

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Adrian Sudbury died in 2008 but before he lost

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the fight against leukaemia. He campaigned

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for teenagers to become blood, marrow and organ donors.

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His parents have been speakhng of their pride in his legacy as James

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Roberson reports from Derbyshire. It May be six years since the son

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died but the pride in him shows no end. During his final months while

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he battled with leukaemia hd wrote a blog about it. This was filled at

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that time. It seems a bit rtde if I am not bothered. He had become a

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journalist in North Yorkshire and took his planned to the then prime

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Minister in Downing Street. He died in 2000 and ` aged 27. He thought

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the more important it is thd more I can get people to understand how

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important it is. After I have spoken to date some of you will sax I want

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to give blood. His father is one of the nationwide team who givd

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students a talk on donations. They take saliva tests to see if people

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are suitable donors. He went to college which was very supportive.

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He had a very clear wish whhch was that every 16 to 18`year`old would

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be taught the fact about blood, bone marrow and organ donation. Once they

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know the facts they can then make informed choices. Six years on,

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nationwide, we have no gone into schools. We are very proud `bout

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what Adrian started. Well, the Register and Be A Life

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Saver campaign began in 2008. And to give you an idea of its scale, in

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the East Midlands alone, more than 44,000 16 to 18`year`olds h`ve been

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educated about organ donations. And of that number, more than 3,000 have

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gone onto the donor register. It's been revealed that people

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living alongside Nottingham's tram extension were offered six weeks'

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accommodation in a hotel because night`time working was so noisy

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Residents of 120 properties were contacted and 26 accepted.

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The local MP says it highlights the need for better compens`tion

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packages for residents. Mike O'Sullivan is in Beeston now,

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so Mike, where were these roadworks? In the area close to University

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Boulevard, cold Alcatraz by some local residents as the tram

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extension takes shape. It w`s the roadworks at night that led to the

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author of Hotel accommodation for up to 120 properties. There was noise

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monitoring equipment in front gardens and it was insisted the

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offer be made by contractors. 2 households took up the first. How

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bad was the noise at night? We were here for the first night and it was

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not too bad as they were setting up. After that there was equipmdnt being

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dragged along the road, doors banging, the work itself and

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shouting. Pleaded Tuesday? Sam Magri it was the otter to a tale `t the

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University for three weeks. Some might say they are being good to

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you? It was a nice hotel but it was very destructive of our evenings and

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our life in general. We did not know we are to be and at what tile.

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Looking at the wider roadworks year do you think you should be getting

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more compensation? I think with the misery they have put us through with

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all this mess for over two xears now I do not think the can not to be

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honest. The local MP thinks this highlights the need for mord

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compensation for these residents. It has been over 18 months that they

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have been put through a night mere. Yes, I think they should get

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compensation, will they get it? I do not think they will. Well wd did

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speak to Anna earlier and she said also learns need to be learned

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nationally about the need for better compensation. We did try to speak to

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the contractors, the City Council as well and the tram operators that

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they have not got anyone av`ilable for interview unfortunately. They

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have said they will contribtte to a national discussion on future

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contribution programmes. Later in the programme:

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Formula E comes of age. The first racing series involving

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electric cars gets underway this weekend in Beijing.

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And we've been to Donington to meet a rising star of E`rachng.

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Next tonight. There are calls tonight for

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a prominent clock tower in ` city centre to be saved from demolition.

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The tower in Derby isn't ancient, in fact, it's just 21`years`old

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and it isn't even listed. Derby's Civic Society agrees

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that the landmark has little architectural merit.

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It just thinks knocking it down would be a huge waste of money.

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Simon Hare reports. It seems time is running out for the

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clock tower at this spot in Derby. It is due to be demolished `long

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with these two Art Deco style towers. They were only built two

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decades ago as part of the pedestrianisation of the city

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centre. As a great there we must have shelled out an awful lot of

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money 21 years ago to put it up to great acclaim and now it is all

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going to come down and the tpward to spend millions three landsc`pe in

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the whole area when we have drastic cuts on. Even in a time of plenty I

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would be appalled. It is a nice landmark. I like it but I would not

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be mad if it had to go. Thex make changes, very often not for the

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better. It is any good sport and well used. Everything that goes on

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seems to be a waste of monex. The city council plans to spend close to

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?1 million in the area. It says it wants to enhance it, improvd access

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and create somewhere for performances and a small market The

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public toilets that have bedn here since the 1930s have alreadx closed

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and it appears the rest of the sport will soon be level as well.

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Well quite a debate's begun about that on our facebook page

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"Waste of money" is one comlent ` plenty of others on our pagd

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and there's the address if you want to join in.

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The sale of a herbal stimul`nt, popular with Leicester's Solali

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community has gone undergrotnd, according to former users.

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It's almost three months since the chewable plant known

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as Khat was made a class C drug by the government.

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But some on the city's St M`tthews estate say it's still being sold

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on the black market, at inflated prices.

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Four wards at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham

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are closed to new admissions due to an outbreak of norovirus.

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The hospital says all the wards are for elderly p`tients.

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The norovirus causes vomiting and diarrhoea and is more common

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in winter months. It normally lasts

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for one or two days. The Derbyshire`based chocol`te

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maker Thorntons has seen its profits increase by 60%.

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Pre`tax profits rose by ?7.4 million.

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The company has been closing down dozens of its own Thorntons shops,

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but has seen sales improving in supermarkets and other third`party

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outlets such as grocers. 14 recovering addicts

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from Loughborough are spendhng a month trying to save the lives

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of abandoned babies. They're travelling to South Africa

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to build a nursery centre in an area that's been hit hard

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by an AIDS epidemic. And in this report,

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which contains some material you may find upsetting,

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our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, discovers it's

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a chance for the volunteers to turn their own lives around.

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The rehab centre 14 recoverhng addicts are learning skills that

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could soon save lives. They are going to convert a disused church

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hall into a warm for up to 40 abandoned babies. This man hs a

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recovering alcoholic and cannot wait to get out to South Africa. Saving

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lives, what an experience. Ht will save my ` change my life too. Quite

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much of this man here was addicted to drugs. In my old life I was

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probably very selfish and it is getting something back. Doing

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something positive for the project over there will be benefici`l to me

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and my development in my recovery. This man runs the Carpenters Arms

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Centre and came up with the project after visiting South Africa and

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seeing horrific pictures of the bodies of unwanted babies who had

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been abandoned. There was one that had been thrown out of a moving car

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on a motorway. In one place the dreams were blocked and thex found

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14 babies stuck in the pipe. I cried and cried about it. It really got to

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me. We could not walk away from it. It will take a month to build the

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new centre, a centre which hs designed to overcome the sthgma of

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abandoning ABB. You can pull out a court from evil in the wall and put

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ABB inside it. As soon as it goes in the worker will come to get it as an

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alarm goes off. It will be incorporated into the nursery

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programme. They are hoping this trip will be the first of many.

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Eventually they hope to build evil village, a place for foster families

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to raise those abandoned babies giving them a life and a future

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That is quite a challenge. Ht is. It was meant to save money but a

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policy of replacing failing street lights individually is actu`lly

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costing more. Now Nottinghalshire county council is considering a

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U`turn. This re`think comes as several local authorities are

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looking at different ways of keeping our streets lit UP and costs DOWN.

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Geeta Pendse has been taking taking a look, and joins us in the studio.

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Yes, as the light summer nights draw to an end ` making sure

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our street lamps are working will be more important than ever.

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Currently highways teams like this one out in Gamston today can only

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change a light if it's burnt out. That's because Nottinghamshhre

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county council cut regular maintenance

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and moved to individual rep`irs But they say it's now costing

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more and proving inefficient. Previously the lamps where `ll

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changed at the same time after the recommended for years. Now they are

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being changed as the goal ott which causes us to come back several times

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each week for several weeks to one Particular St.

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When regular maintenance was cut in 2011, the council saved half

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a million from the budget. The following year they

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saved over ?142,000. But in the last financial

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year costs have gone up. Now the council is

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considering returning to regular maintenance, but to do that it'll

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cost ?600,000 over two years. Reaction

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from some residents has been mixed. Rather than keep sending a lan out

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to change one light it might be an idea to send a team out to change

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them all then perhaps they would not have the cost of the petrol which is

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expensive to keep coming out. The original problem, I do not blog

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weird they are going to savd. `` do not see we are the are going to

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save. All our councils are looking

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at ways of balancing the books. Derbyshire Leicestershire are

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currently looking at energy saving light bulbs.

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There are some benefits in terms of maintenance, these lights c`n last

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up to 20 years without being replaced.

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Of course installing LED lights will cost.

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But it's also an idea that's being considered in Nottinghamshire.

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So our councils now have to weigh up the costs over the need to keep

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our streets lit. 30 years ago today, a researcher

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at the University of Leicester made a breakthrough that has

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revolutionised forensic scidnce Sir Alec Jeffreys discovered the

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technique of genetic fingerprinting in a laboratory at the univdrsity.

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Today, the now retired profdssor, returned to the building whdre he

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had his "Eureka moment". Navtej Johal reports.

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A portrait of the scientist as an ordinary man who did somethhng

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extraordinary. It was 30 ye`rs ago today at five past nine in the

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morning to be exact that thd then just plain old Alec Jeffreys made an

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extraordinary discovery. Thd key thing is that five minutes before we

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had the first x`ray film thdre was not a single forensic thought in my

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head. As often happens in science it is the new technology that drives

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the ideas and applications. He went to meet children in local schools to

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show how the any and fingerprinting works. It all really helped me, all

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this is the any and finding staff. DNA fingerprinting has been used in

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many ways at the first time it was used in a murder case was also here

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in Leicester. David Baker w`s the lead investigator on the case which

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led to the investigation of Colin pitchfork who raped and murdered two

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teenage girls. Using DNA we were able to take it down to an

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individual. That was a dram`tic breakthrough for forensic science.

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We saw from the outset that DNA had dramatic potential. The hopd is that

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this painting will help to hnspire future discoveries.

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Getting involved in the equdstrian world is an ambition for many

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young people, most won't make it. But a training course in Derbyshire

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could be the answer for somd. In the final part of our series

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on education, Simon Ward reports on the success of a new diploma

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offered by Derby College. This is the kind of schoolwork that

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many can only rain about. These pupils from secondary schools in

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Derbyshire are taking a citx and Guilds diploma in horse gear. It is

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part of Derby College. It is the difficult industry to break into and

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they cannot all be Grand National winners. Many people like the idea

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of being a competition rider but the reality of the situation is that all

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competition riders from grass roots level through to international

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competitors and Olympians all get there income from teaching, training

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and developing the skills of the people around them. Because I like

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horses before I came here I just thought I would come to get more

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confidence and when I finished the course I would probably likd to come

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here to do my level three and become a riding in structure. I wotld like

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to do jumping or cross country, something big. `` riding instructor.

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It will be hard but worth it. The first group had a 100% pass rate to

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the delight of the college. We can have a small group but we would like

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to grow and develop on that success with the 100% pass rate so we can

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ensure we will meet the needs of these young people. More schools are

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wanting to come on board and offer this occasional horse to thd kids.

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It takes dedication and hard work but hopefully these pupils will be

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the first of many taking thhs course who ride on to success.

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Now the sport. First a man who made his nale

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in Formula One. He's racing this weekend

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in the Donington`based Formtla E series which gets underway with

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the opening race in Beijing. In a short space of time,

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this all`electric competition has attracted attention, excitelent

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and some top names as drivers. Colin Hazelden's been to medt

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24`year`old Hami Alguersaurh. He is still a very young man yet it

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feels like he has been around for ever. The youngest ever driver in

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Formula one when he made his debut in what seems like the dist`nt

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past. It seems a long time `go especially when you are not racing

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every weekend, time goes by very slow. All he wants to do is release.

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This allusion with the dominance of money in Formula one, formula E is

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his new thing. I was really sad for the teams and the economic

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situation. This kind of thing gives you the motivation to continue and

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to continue opening and trahning every day at home. You seem

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genuinely excited, are you? I am. Motor sport needed something like

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this. They have done a tremdndously good job coming along with `ll these

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ideas. At the moment it is `ll happening. It is great. So, now he

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has stepped into this electric world, what are they like to dry?

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Very, very different. Use you and electric sound, very futuristic You

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get a lot of activity on thd field when you are driving. You h`ve to

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change the steering wheel 20 times. You are recharging all the dnergy

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every time you are using thd paddle. It is the lot going on. Instinct

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will still be required. We `re drivers we like to feel the feeling

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inside. Onto cricket and Nottinghamshire's

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chances of winning the County Championship title look to be all

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but over. They have to beat leaders Yorkshire at Trent Bridge this week

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to stand any chance. But earlier the visitors declared on a masshve 32

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for 9. It left Nottinghamshhre's batsman with a huge task ahdad of

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them but they have crumbled under the pressure. Wickets quickly

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tumbled with former Notts bowler Ryan Sidebottom amongst those

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inflicting the damage. Notts closed day two on 58 for 4. Still 474 runs

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behind. Meanwhile in Division Two

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Leicestershire are facing an even bigger target. They saw

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Gloucestershire make 646 in their first innings although

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Leicestershire's batsman ard putting up a good fight. Not so manx runs in

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Derbyshire's match at Glamorgan today though with Derbyshird all out

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for 203. And finally from me,

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one of the most successful sports teams here in the East Midl`nds

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Nottingham Beeston's hockey club. The men's side have been at

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the top of their game for the last two years, and are now prep`ring to

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defend their title when the domestic hockey season begins this S`turday.

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Kirsty Edwards reports. Last year for the first timd in the

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yesterday, they actually finished top of the league. I remembdr when

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we were first into the lead, always looking for the teams at thd top and

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highlighting those games ard the ones you really want to win. The

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roles are now reserved `` rdversed and we are the ones being htnted.

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This man hopes getting support on an international level will sed more

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support for local clubs. Thdy will look to branch out and spend money

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in different ways. Rather than just keeping facilities in order. Adam

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held on proudly to the club's championship trophy, but will it

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still be there is come the dnd of the season? It would be really good

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to get the hat`trick can do it three times in the law. We are a really

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good group of mates. You can look over your shoulder and see one of

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your great mates fighting h`rd, we all kind of pool together and I

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think that separates us frol other teams.

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And good luck to Beeston Ladies and Leicester Ladies too who also

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start their Premiership Campaigns this weekend.

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Now onto the weather. We have had a beautiful September

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day with plenty of sunshine. It is all down to this area of high

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pressure firmly in charge at the moment. A fine evening at the

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moment. It remains dry overnight tonight. Clear spells and lhght

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winds might allow the potential for a few isolated mist and fog patches.

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Any mist and fog very quick to clear tomorrow morning. We are expecting

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lots of sunshine throughout the day but there will be a gradual increase

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of cloud from the East as wd go through the day. That will lead to a

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cloudier story. There will still be some sunshine around. Anothdr dry,

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fine and settled the on Friday. Some order in the real cloud by ties of

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19 Celsius. This theme conthnues into the weekend but I is the

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high`pressure edges away to Scandinavia there will be more in

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the way of for Saturday and Sunday. Temperature is not bad for this time

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of year although it looks qtite closely on the outlook, I al hopeful

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for some sunshine. And that's all from us for now.

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Good night. Good evening.

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