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This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and me,

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A Leicester man appeals to the Islamic fighters who kidnapped

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He was with Alan Henning whdn he was seized in Syria last year. Please,

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please, show him some mercy and understand he is the humanitarian

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aid worker. And while the go ahead for new homes to go ahead on the

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edge of Nottingham, it could go ahead. And a pig fact or a farm The

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company behind it says it h`s had threats. We have had cars strut ``

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scratched, I have had death threats, the team working `put under intense

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pressure. And capturing the great war on a grand scale. Old

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battlefields, 100 years on. First tonight, a man from Ldicester,

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who was with volunteer aid worker Alan Henning moments before he was

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kidnapped in Syria, has appdaled to Majid Freeman says it was hhs

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"worst nightmare" when his friend, known as Gadget,

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was taken hostage by the militant Majid Freeman has been talkhng to

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our reporter Catrin Nye and showed her footage

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of his trip with Mr Henning. He is known as Gadget. He is the

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technical man. He said. He hs the man that will step up to it and fix

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it right away. He knew that the places that we were taking `id to,

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the United Nations said thelselves that they cannot reach hundreds of

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thousands of Syrian people, but we could get to these people, so we are

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a lifeline for these people. When he saw the difference he made for

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himself `` what he saw the difference he made, when he held a

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baby in his hand, that was powerful for him. How has it been for you to

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see him appearing on and Islamic State video? You do not expdct

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this. You hear about it but you do not expect someone that you

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travelled with and spent tile with, someone who you had meals whth and

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went to refugee camps with `nd someone who you shared a go`l with

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and someone, this is real lhfe, I know him. He is my friend. What

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would your message to his khdnappers be? Please, please, please show him

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some mercy and understand hd is a humanitarian aid worker. He is not a

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fighter. He has not come for political reasons. He has only come

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to help the people. Please, do not kill him, please, spare him. Let him

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come back home. Majid Freeman's appeal to

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the men holding his friend. Well, tonight the head

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of a Leicester Islamic charhty has joined more than a hundred Luslim

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leaders in signing a letter also Dilwar Hussain runs New Horhzons,

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which aims to help reform Mtslim The open letter has describdd the

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threats to Mr Henning as despicable. We want the release of this person

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who went out of their way to help other people. Because this group is

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sadly using the name of Isl`m for their atrocious and the nef`rious

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activities, terrible things they are doing, because they are talking in

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the name of Islam, we have to stand up and be very clear that this is

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not in our name. Next tonight,

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controversial plans to build new homes on green belt land on

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the outskirts of Nottingham, could Broxtowe Council last night gave

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final approval Greenbelt campaigners are ftrious `

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and are taking legal advice Over to our

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Political Editor John Hess. Good evening. This is part of the

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green belt in greater Nottingham, and this week with only harvested of

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the firm land here a couple of weeks ago.

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This is part of greater Nottingham's green belt.

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The wheat on the farmland hdre was harvested last week.

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On a September evening like this, the view looks very pleasant indeed.

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But within a few years, the new cash crop will be 450 new homes

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`` a morning stroll. It was green belt land here until counselors

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approved development plans. We have done everything that is right. This

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man has lived in the area most of his life and opposed the hotsing

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plan. We need to sit around a table with developers and get the best

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plan for the area, something that is good `` good for the communhty. We

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need a community centre, we need improvements to the roads.

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Campaigners outside the council s household `` Townhall. Desphte last

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night's final approval, this whole issue could end up in the Hhgh

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Court. A number of parish councils are entire to strike rope `` this is

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how the target is shared out among local authority areas, with

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Broxtowe's now approved 6150. We have been through a process with an

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independent government inspdctor. She has approved our thinking on

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this. We are one of very few councils to achieve that. If there

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is a challenge, I am confiddnt that we will wind it. If the leg`l

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challenge against the housing target succeeds, it is back to the drawing

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board, and a possible retridve for the farm. `` reprieve.

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On East Midlands Today earlher this week,

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I reported from the site of the former Cotgrave Colliery and plans

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The difference, that was a so`called brownfield site.

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That's why the issue has bedn so controversial and why thd entire

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housing plans of Greater Nottingham could be challenged in the courts.

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Ken Mathen is co`ordinating the legal action on behalf

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We have tried to negotiate with the councils. We happen to them the

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flaws in the strategy and they simply haven't listened. Thdy say

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that they have. They have not. They have made no amendments. Thd

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defaults have been there all along. And it has been cleared by `

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government planning inspector. The government inspector hasn't followed

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the policy. This is not the first time this has happened. As ` former

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head of planning for the City Council, you know that's thdre is a

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crying need for new homes. We recognise that, but there h`s to be

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a balance between the number of houses and the environmental

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damage. This site would onlx present 1% `` provide 1%. Is a legal action

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sheep? Who will be paying? The costs are reasonable. They have ddcided

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this is a priority. I best xou can only hope to delay this project by a

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couple of months. If we are expect `` if we are successful, thd court

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strategy would have to be rdwritten and we could redress these faults.

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Thank you. And in our later programme

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after the 10 o'clock news, we'll be putting those points to the

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politician who's steering through Goals galore,

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and some absolute beauties too, as Forest beat Fulham 5`3 and Derby win

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by three goals to two at Bl`ckburn. We'll be hearing from

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the key players in both matches Nottinghamshire's fire servhce could

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scrap two fire engines and axe dozens of jobs in an effort

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to save more than ?2 million. The appliances at risk are

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at Mansfield and Highfields stations, while 39 full timd or

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retained posts could also bd cut. Well, this news comes as 50

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firefighters gathered in Lehcester to protest against proposed cuts to

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officer numbers there. The fire brigades union says

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more than 100 jobs could go. There too there could also

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be fewer fire engines. Leicestershire Fire

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and Rescue says it won't colment Most people don't even know the

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proposals that are going to take place. We need people to get

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involved and the rights to their and he local counselors and objdcts to

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these proposals, because if we don't, they will happen, and there

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will be less fire cover. A body found in a factory fhre

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in Nottingham earlier this summer Dalvinder Johal was discovered

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after a fire at Nottingham Road Nottingham Coroner's Office said

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an inquest has been opened The investigation into the cause

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of the fire is continuing. Car parking charges are being

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reduced at Nottingham hospitals Patients and visitors have long

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complained about the fees. But from November the first 15

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minutes will be free; an hotr Hospital managers say they've

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taken peoples' views into account. A company which wants to buhld what

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opponents have called a factory farm for 25,000 pigs says its st`ff have

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received death threats. The pigs would be kept

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in buildings on a 30`acre shte Midland Pig Producers are now hoping

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revised plans will be approved by the county council ` but thdy face

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local and world`wide opposition This quiet village is at thd centre

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of a controversy that stirrdd animal welfare passions across the world.

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The actor Dominic West has `lready come here to voice his opposition to

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a plan by the company to kedp 2 ,000 pigs in doors in what some call a

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factory farm. The company s`ys it has received 27,000 objections. Some

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from as far away as California and Taiwan. And there has been worse. We

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have had cars scratched, I have been spat at, there have been de`th

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threats into the office, thd team working has been put under hmmense

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pressure. The latest plans for the farm went on show in Scropton. The

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company says there will be high animal welfare standards.

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Electricity for the flushing system would be generated on the shte from

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a plant mixing. Waste brought in from food firms. With the local

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road, especially with the slip road, because it is our main exit, and we

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are worried about the slow traffic going in and out. Also, the noise.

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We can control the farm mord and we will have less diseases and use less

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antibiotics in producing our meet. The company says a decision on the

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revised plans could be made by next teaser `` Easter. It did not want to

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discuss security matters. Many of us may not have heard of Sir

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Godfrey Hounsfield, but he developed an invention which has helpdd save

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millions of lives across thd world. It earned the Nottinghamshire`born

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scientist a Nobel Prize Now, a decade after his death,

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the scanner is being used by the University of Nottingham

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in a completely different w`y which may once again help s`ve

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millions of lives. This is his Nobel certificate.

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Memories from the life of a scientist whose invention house the

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strike rope has allowed countless others `` whose invention h`s

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allowed countless others to live. I'm met with his niece and nephew.

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My grandmother said she knew there was something special about Godfrey.

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It was the way he played with bricks. He would meet on from bricks

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to electrical engineering, `nd in 1979, he was awarded the Nobel

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prize. He invented the CT scan which is used to detect rain tumotrs. We

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were so excited. I would have been about 20 years old. Godfrey was

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not! I think he was very proud underneath it. It has been lore than

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40 years since his invention, but the University of Nottinghal has

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found another use for it. The team here are using CT scanners to

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monitor how plants are growhng underneath the soil without having

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to disturb them. It is the first facility of its kind in the world.

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This work could be very significant. By identifying new types of plants

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that can't cope with changing time it and can't respond to differences

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in temperature and less rainfall, we hope that we can increase

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agricultural productivity, `nd we know this is important becatse we

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have a rapidly expanding global population. When was first

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approached about that I thotght was fantastic and something that Godfrey

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would have approved of. Sir Godfrey will be remembered without ` doubt

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for his invention, which is most important from a scientific

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perspective. So, it looks lhke Sir Godfrey could be set to change the

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world again. Some extraordinary scientists beneath area, living and

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dead. A City's eye`catching

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commemoration of World War One. Giant photos have gone up

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across Nottingham showing how the battle`scarred landscapds

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of the Great War have changdd I think it is a terrific display and

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lots of knowledge packed into the small area that I have seen so far.

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Eight of them at the City Ground where Forest went back to the top

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A warning ` the report cont`ins a goal after a first touch that

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We got a goal from the five or six players. Lansbury comes in `nd

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pearls it. `` crawled. The challenge coming in. Penalty kick. Thdre is no

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secret, you just play the g`me. It is curled into the net, a vdry good

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free kick. Side foot. MacCormick, deflected goal. It is 3`2. To come

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back from 2`0, we were on the rack and we decided to go for it. A great

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turn from Antonio. It is in the box! 3`3! Fantastic! Which was your

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favourite? The last one. Thd captain`macro. Why? `` the cap in.

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What a night. You have seen the game. We still dig deep. Look what

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happened. We scored a goal `nd then we scored another one.

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Before we leave Forest, confirmation that influenti`l

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midfielder Chris Cohen has suffered a cruciate ligament injury.

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His third serious knee injury and will keep him out for months `

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which is why Forest players paid tribute to him last night.

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It's a long road back and we wish him well.

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So a great win for Forest ` and what a result for Derby County too.

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Another thriller ` but just the five goals ` to secure their first away

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It was away at Blackburn and Angela has more.

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It was not the best of starts for Derby. Oh, no! What a terrible

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start! But they recovered in some style. Jamie Ward leveling the

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scores. Derby are back in this game. Before setting up wheel is tsed for

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the second. It went around the goalkeeper! A lovely effort A

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fabulous goal! The game was a setup for a grandstand finish, but this

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was Derby's night. We expect them to do it. We believe that we are going

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to go out and be a good sidd. We dominated possession and crdated a

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hail of a lot of chances. There are lots of things that gave us a lot of

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satisfaction. Derby have secured their await wind. Next, Cardiff city

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here on Saturday. They're hoping they are on a roll.

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Rugby now and the Leicester Tigers star they call a Maverick.

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Freddie Burns has made an instant impact since joining in the summer.

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He played a starring role as Tigers made it two wins out of two.

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Now he's hoping to do the s`me in the huge game at Bath `

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It have taken him long to sdttle in. A man of the match performance last

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weekend, and now as Tigers prepare to face their big rivals, and they

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faced plenty of stick. `` their big rivals, they faced plenty of stick.

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I have probably overstepped the mark a little bit and they get plenty of

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stick for my fronts. I am jtst focusing on the game. The shaking

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was on point. Another good kick from Freddie Burns. What is he s`ying to

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himself before every attempt at a goal? I just tell myself to kick the

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ball for the post. Occasion`lly I bet a chocolate bar on it. H am just

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better when I am relaxed and then try to relax into it and tid myself

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just to keep the ball, really, and do it with a smile on my face. You

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know what they say about people who talk to themselves? It is the first

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sign of madness! Yes, I am pretty mad. Anyone who follows me on

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Twitter knows I am not your average fly half. It is good fun behng

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Elizabeth mad. `` a little bit mad. His family home, the pride hn his

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achievements is clear, but `s things turned sour during his time at

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Gloucester, Freddie actuallx felt out of level with the game. Are you

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back in love with rugby now? I think iamb. I have a smile on my face when

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I am playing. `` I think th`t I am. I am keeping my head down in

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training and just hopefully keep getting better and better.

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Staying with rugby, because there's only a year to go till World Cup

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matches come to Leicester,so today the Trophy itself was in town.

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Leicester will host three m`tches in the battle to win the

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And one of the Tigers' formdr stars says he hopes it's inspirathonal.

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The cricket, finally, and Nottinghamshire's season came to

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Anything we can do to get youngsters playing sport. Rugby would be great,

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but the bidding urges kids to kick a ball around or what ever, that is

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one of the main targets of this World Cup, to spread the word of

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sport. The cricket, finally,

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and Nottinghamshire's season came to a pretty ropey endas they collapsed

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in their second innings to hand It means there's now a chance they

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could miss their target Summer will be officially over after

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this game! Not even listening to you!

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From today, there's something very eye`catching in the centre

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Huge photographs have gone tp at ten different sites as part of the

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They honour those who fought by depicting the battlefields

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as they are now, showing how they've healed over time.

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And some other fascinating links to the county of Nottinghamshire

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Quentin Rayner has been to take a look.

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100 years ago, millions lost their lives, and it was captured hn

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flickering black and white. The digital age has recaptured lany of

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those places on an epic scale. 2 metre the graphs have gone tp all

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around Nottingham. `` 62`macro buh. We want people to realise that they

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can see the most amazing landscapes to see how they have changed or not

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changed since World War I. They can find out how the community was

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affected and also the whole world 100 years ago. People will be able

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to the photograph that several fights between the station `nd the

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castle. It is a chance to w`lk out on my edge break in the somdthing as

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incredible as this. It hits home. `` lunch break. It is lovely. Ht is

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really nice. It brings it to life. I am going over myself and about four

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weeks and bringing my wife to visit the First World War battlefheld

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Just having that helmets ard there, you think, where happy person? It is

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quite haunting. This exhibition coincides with the BBC's World War I

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at home live event, which opens here tomorrow. Among many things, the

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event will help people explore their own family's links to the w`r. The

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exhibition is accompanied whth extra facts, including any historhcal what

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if. Our stick Ferdinand was nearly killed in a shooting accident. At

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that happened, a few months before he got assassinated, Nottinghamshire

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could have been responsible for make `` making sure that the war started.

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The exhibition will remain on show at the remembrance day. Now there is

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a thought! Stunning pictures. I have not seen them yet. The weather did

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perk up this afternoon. It was as promised, quite warm. Yes, the war

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the `` the weather proved, ` few sunny spells and temperaturds

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reached a high of 23 Celsius. The average this time of year is 18

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Tomorrow, yet again, we will start with a misty start but we h`ve all

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week `` we have had all week. Just about for a few showers. Th`t is a

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bit of a change on what we have been used to recently. We see thd crowd

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`` cloud increasing through the night tonight. We will see puite a

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bit of a mist and fog into the peak district and just a slim risk of an

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isolated shower pushing its way in by dawn. On the whole, a drx night

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and a mild night. Tomorrow lorning, a cloudy start and it looks like we

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will hold onto a lot about cloud through the day. Some brightness,

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but allow for a few shatterdd `` scattered showers through the day.

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Living up to the south, thex will ease and the `` moving up through

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the south, they will ease and sizzle out. Temperatures, 19 Celsits, and I

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would not be surprised if it were higher than that. It is all down to

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this cold front, moving its way south, and behind it, the

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introduction of cooler air. Saturday looks like quite a cloudy d`y and

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there will be outbreaks that are sometimes heavy at times. Stnday

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does not look too bad. The little cooler and a little fresh ahr. A dry

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in a bright day. `` a littld cooler. All of the trees, just going red and

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yellow. It is poetry! We will be back for the late news. Goodbye

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