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That's all from the team here at Westminster.

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This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies, and me, Mauricd Flynn.

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The parents told that their son s death could have been avoiddd.

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John Moore`Robinson was sent away from hospital, despite an injury

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that hours later killed him. John was a lad who worked h`rd and

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played hard. He loved life, that was denied him by incompetent pdople.

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Also tonight, the cuts which will see a county lose two fire dngines

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and 30 fire fighters. We have come to breaking pohnt, we

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need a certain amount of fire fighters and engines.

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Plus, parking clamp`down, the city making sure its blue badges are not

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being abused. And the worshippers on their hands

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and knees, but praying for ` solution to a problem which is

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driving them batty. Good evening,

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and welcome to the programmd. Eight years on,

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justice at last for John. But the words no grieving

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parent ever wants to hear. A coroner concludes

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John Moore`Robinson's death was "probably avoidable" if onlx staff

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at a hospital's accident and emergency department had done

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their job properly. It was at the infamous

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Stafford Hospital where failings meant the 20`year`old's injtry,

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after a mountain bike acciddnt Over now to our health

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correspondent, Rob Sissons, It was a case of being in the wrong

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place at the wrong time. John Moore`Robinson was on what was meant

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to be a great day out mount`in biking at Cannock Chase in

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Staffordshire, when he came off his bike. The handlebars twisted and hit

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him with real force just below the ribs, he suffered a ruptured spleen.

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That was not picked up at Stafford Hospital. They sent him homd where

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he died the next day. He left hospital, vomiting, unable to walk,

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breathless. They called him a gentle gi`nt. It

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has been a hard search for `nswers and his family had to go to the High

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Court for a second inquest. To lose a loved one is the lost

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difficult life event we must face. To go through this grief to be

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surrounded by lies and deceht, covering up the poor care they

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received, is something no one should ever face. We had to walk this path

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together to get justice for John, and make our NHS a safe place for

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everybody. The South Leicestershire coroner found a series of pfennigs

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at Stafford, and said this. Stafford Hospital at the tile was in

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meltdown. It is obvious now, low staffing levels.

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It was an appalling hospital, lots of people suffered, lots of people

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died unnecessarily. Stafford Hospital Didio said sorry,

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knowing the 20`year`old's lhfe should have been saved. This former

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consultant told me he had tried to get things to prove there. Couldn't

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you have tried harder? I halmered and hammered to try to get changes

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made, but nothing happened. John was a lad who worked h`rd

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and he played hard. That was denied him

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by incompetent people. The family planned to contact the

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chief coroner for England. They want to ask more questions. We dhd ask

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Stafford Hospital for an interview but they told us no one was

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available. Another Fire Service today cut front

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line services to help balance its books, and revealed it was

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looking at introducing charges We reported yesterday how

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Leicestershire wants to losd Today, it was Nottinghamshire,

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where the fire fighters' unhon says scrapping two appliances

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and axing 32 full`time and part`time posts will put

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the service at breaking point. The fire earlier this month at the

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University of Nottingham. The Fire Brigades union said it shows the

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need to protect the front lhne. But today, the fire authority in

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Nottinghamshire approved a decision to save ?1 million by cutting two

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front line appliances and axing 32 full and part`time jobs at Beeston

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and Mansfield. We will only have one pump covering

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the area. So, the public is in danger and fire fighters ard,

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because we rely on a second pump getting there.

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Members of the union protested Adele `` in

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Fire Service says its Government grant is being cut by ?5 million.

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The latest round of cuts me`ns more than 210 jobs will have gond. The

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union has called for Fire Sdrvice headquarters here to be sold off.

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But the authority says it would not be value for money because ht is so

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close to a country park. Wh`t they are looking at is introducing

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charges for some call`outs. One of those areas could be for

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repeat alarm is activated unnecessarily where premises are not

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maintained properly, other `reas could be industrial accidents,

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cleaning up spillages. There is less demand for thd

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service. With the number of call`outs dropping by 14,000 a year

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over the last decade. Thanks in part to safety work. The service still

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has to find another ?1.4 million of savings by 2017.

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A solicitor from Leicester, who's on the run, has been found

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guilty of stealing almost ?0 million of tax in a stamp duty scam.

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Shameer Sacranie is believed to have fled the country before his trial.

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He's been convicted for a scam which involved submitting bogus

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information about property prices to HM Revenue and Customs.

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Sacranie has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in his absdnce

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A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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A care home in Leicester, at the centre of allegations

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of ill treatment, may reopen after a police investigation's dropped.

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Four members of staff at the privately`run Fosse Court

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They have all been released without charge.

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pressure" from Leicester City Council and

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It's Friday night, so stay there for a look ahdad to

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And we will be meeting Nick Matthews who is running the Berlin M`rathon

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It was a historic vote for military action against

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the rogue Islamic State, ISHL, and it's now clear that a subst`ntial

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cross`party majority of East Midland MPs has backed British air strikes.

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But some of our most senior parliamentarians

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warned of consequences, and the need for a clear exit strategy.

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From Westminster, this report from our political editor John Hdss.

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Outside Westminster, a huge anti`war banner.

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Its message had already persuaded one of our senior

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parliamentarians to vote ag`inst British military intervention.

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What we are doing now, I am afraid, is playing the ISIS game,

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I heard the Secretary of Defence say we would be

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Just like Iraq, it appears there is no exit strategy.

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The writing was on the wall for those

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A succession of East Midlands MPs spoke in favour of intervention

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even if with a heavy heart.

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He has rightly talked about defeating ISIL militarily

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and politically, including with help in the region.

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Can he say how we need to also defeat them financiallx?

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Which countries are supporthng ISIL, including by purchasing oil,

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and what is the British Govdrnment and others going to do about it

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I support this motion, our best allies are taking part

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But we are at the early stages of working out exactly wherd we are

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A threat is not from a rogue state or viciots

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dictator, but from a poisonous, viral movement which has cut a

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swathe of grizzly barbarity across the region from Syria to Ir`q.

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Some MPs have sought the vidws of their local voters beford

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A poll by the local paper showed a majority 2`1 in favour of taking

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People who have contacted md directly,

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In the House of Lords, a warning of home`grown jihadi fighters.

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In Derby where I work, there are at least 20 peopld

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But, beside fighters, you m`y or may not be aware, there is

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an appeal from ISIS for medhcs, teachers, people to help buhld what

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Parliament they have rejectdd military action

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A year on, the mood is very different, and sombre, and for

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our East Midlands MPs, the threat from ISIS is very real indedd.

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There'll be more on the deb`te and its fall`out, this weekdnd,

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That's with Marie Ashby, from 1 am, here on BBC One this Sunday.

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A strike by maintenance staff at East Midlands Trains has been

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Members of the Unite union were due to walk out for a week from Sunday,

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A revised offer was put forward to union officials this morning,

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A memorial service for a man missing from Nottingham is being held

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Bogdan Navrotski, who is 22, was last seen in Radford in Jantary

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A widescale search and a murder inquiry was launched in Aprhl.

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A 27`year`old man has been charged with his murder.

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Drivers who misuse blue badges for the disabled have been targeted

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Hundreds of people have been caught cheating the system in Derbx

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In some cases, some drivers have even continued to use a rel`tive's

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On patrol, and on the hunt for drivers abusing the blud badge

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Like the vast majority, this badge is being used correctly.

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The most common abuse is, "I'm just nipping down to the shops,

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They will end up with a ?75 fine if they do that.

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Up to 300 such fines have bden issued in the past 18 months.

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Today, spot checks in Derby have been welcomed by

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A badge should be returned if it is not being used correctly

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Can it be difficult to find a space? Sometimes. You can tell if they are

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illegally parked. I have ch`llenged people several times, are you sure

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you should be parking here? Sometimes they move. More often than

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not, they say they won't be long, five minutes. Which really hsn't any

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good if you need to get into that space. We filmed when the Chty

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Council first began spot chdcks three years ago.

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More than 4000 blue badges have been examined in the last year and a

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half. Members of the enforcdment team say they will keep going, to

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ensure disabled spaces are only used by those who genuinely need them.

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Earlier, I spoke to Helen Dolphin from the group Disabled Motoring UK,

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and she explained just how widespread abuse and misuse

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I have been out with several enforcement teams

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across the country, and havd been astounded by what I have sedn.

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It seems like every other badge is used by

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They have stolen it, using it from a relative,

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It seems the scheme is out of control.

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How much inconvenience does that cause for people using them

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Sometimes it is seen as a victimless crime but it is not.

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It affects disabled people who have no option but to park

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because they cannot use car parks, parking machinery, their cars don't

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fit, they have to park near to where they are going because they can only

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It can impede you getting about because you can't find a

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It is benefit fraud in many ways, are you surprised how lightly it is

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treated, is it treated harshly enough?

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Some local authorities do nothing, they say it is not common.

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Unless you are enforcing the scheme and chdcking

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badges and people who are gdnuine badge holders, you have no hdea

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It seems people see it as a way to avoid paying parking

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fees, cheating the system, getting a few quid for nothhng.

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It really is something that councils need to crack down on and sort it

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out, or the blue badge schele is soon to become a scheme which is no

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Something you feel very strongly about, thank you for joining us

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Churches may want to boost attendances, but not all

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All Saints in Rutland has a big problem with bats,

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and is calling on the parli`mentary church commissioner to revidw

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Hundreds are roosting, and their droppings are dam`ging

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the building, forcing volunteers to spend hours cleaning up.

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All Saints in Braunston prided itself on

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This 900`year`old church has always had some bats but

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when a chimney collapsed ne`rby almost 500 pipistrelles

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600 grams of droppings that we've collected in four months.

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Medieval wall paintings are now marked, engravings have to be

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protected, and spots of urine can be seen everywhere

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It is thought 60% of pre`16th century churches have bat roosts.

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It is against the law to disturb, injure or kill bats, or to obstruct

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English Heritage say they provide guidance to congregations

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on how to live alongside thd creatures, but it admits thdre is

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still an urgent need for solutions that work for both bats and people.

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Over the summer, I have been in for 28 hours cleaning

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before every service, every wedding and funeral that takes placd.

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I am fed up with the cleaning that is requirdd.

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We have had one member of the congregation say that,

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because of the smell, it is like sitting in a chicken shed.

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All Saints hopes their local MP can put pressure

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We want the right to legallx seal those points of access

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We are happy to have bats, delighted, but not in the church.

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English Heritage says it is piloting new approaches.

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It is Friday night with a whole weekend sport ahead of us.

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First, the team that got evdryone talking last Sunday, Leicester City.

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They go to Crystal Palace tomorrow, looking for their third win

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It's been an impressive start to life in the Premier Leagte.

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And today, Kirsty Edwards h`s been with the team, as they look

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to build on that incredible win over Manchester United.

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Leicester City 5, Manchester United 3.

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I think the players have to take an awful lot of credit

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for their resilience in terls of the mental side of it.

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I was very pleased them because the qualities we have came

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I think that is the rewards if you like.

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The win over Manchester United will long live in the memory

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It made the country sit up and take notice of Leicester.

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And, of course, it is always good to prove the doubters wrong.

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Not many predicted they would get eight points from

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their opening five games ag`inst Everton, Chelsea, Arsenal, Stoke

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Inside here, inside the four walls, so to speak,

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we were very pragmatic about how we approach preparation for gales.

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There is a confidence in our own abilities to go and get restlts

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It is early days, but I am pretty satisfied with it so far.

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The next game is against Crystal Palace.

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In the Championship, Nottingham Forest remain top.

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Placed there in no small part by the driving play

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As they look forward to the game tomorrow with Brighton

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Now to Derby County who mark an important milestone this weekend

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It's been a year since Steve McClaren took over

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Angela has been finding out from the man him

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`` himself how he rates his time so far.

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We wanted to increase season`ticket holders, we did that.

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We wanted to play a certain style of football, we did that.

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Much was made on McClaren's return

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and proving a point, but thd man himself disagrees.

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I have had great highs and lows that is football.

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I wanted to come to a club that the support us.

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The perfect fit, his turnaround of the team was

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24 League games, just two defeats under his reign.

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Last season was an innocent cllimb, we got out there and played.

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This time, there's more expectation and pressure.

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And expectation in the dressing room.

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contracts. It is showing we are keeping important players

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Lots of people attending the gamds.

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Since the Mac came back, the ambition remains the sale,

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to return with the Rams to the Premier League, but plenty

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So the supporters and everyone in the club can dream.

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Let's just confirm the other fixtures.

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In League One, Notts make the short trip up the M1

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to Chesterfield, while Mansfield Town host Stevenage in Leagte Two.

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As ever, the best coverage hs on your BBC local radio station

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Leicester Tigers also have a three o'clock kick off tolorrow,

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The question is, can this injury`hit team bounce back from their worst

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And I think, certainly, it could make us stronger, hopefully it will.

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Ice hockey's Nottingham Panthers follow up their mid`week European

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heroics with a home game ag`inst Hull and Sunday's trip to Coventry.

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And all this action is set against the backdrop of

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Today, Nottinghamshire's Lee Westwood

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played his part, winning a dramatic point in the afternoon foursomes.

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It's all been as tight as you would expect

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I am not sure how I will te`r myself away from that at the weekend.

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Time now to meet the so`called bionic man who's

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Except Nick Matthews cheated death in a motorbike accident

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just 15 months ago in which he broke 19 bones in his body.

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Doctors told him he should be dead, or certainly paralysed.

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High adrenaline, high`speed motorbike racing has

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always been Nick Matthew's passion, until last June when he had

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It was me hitting the tyre wall followed by a 160 kilo

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He fractured 19 bones, broke his back in three places,

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his neck, collar bone, his sternum, multiple ribs which puncturdd

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I don't think he was expected to survive at all.

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I met with the spine consultant about four

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He said, I can tell you that the injuries you sustahned

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there are only two outcomes we would expect, one is permandnt

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He looked me and said, what are you doing in my office

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Nick, a father of three frol Market Harborough, had to have two titanium

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So, they told you you could nevdr run

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Telling me I can't do something is more like a challenge

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So, I decided that a black taking a step, that I would

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Oh, for goodness sake, I thought, really?

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I am fairly confident I will do what I have set out to do.

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If I have to walk across the finish line.

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The intention is to run the whole thing.

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hopes to complete it in 4.5 hours, not bad for a man who

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This weekend is shaping up puite nicely. A fairly settles, qtiet

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spell of weather which will last into next week. Predominantly high

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pressure is in charge. A cotple of weather fronts of trapped under but

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they have been very weak affairs, giving a splash of light rahn and

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cloud. A similar story into the wedkend.

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Mostly dry, the chance of lhght rain, quite a lot of cloud `round,

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some sunshine will stop aftdr some chilly mornings, the temper`tures

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will recover, we are above `verage, 20 degrees this weekend.

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A beautiful and to the week, lots of sunshine especially in the north.

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Where we will keep the clearer skies tonight and temperatures will take a

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tumble. Close to grass frost levels tomorrow morning, further south

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some mist and fog will form, holding temperatures into double figures at

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10 degrees. Some of that mist and fog could be

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dense first thing, particul`rly across some parts of Leicestershire

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and Rutland. It clears in the afternoon `nd we

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will see cloud heading in. Some bright weather, some sunshine, a

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light shower, a decent afternoon, temperatures up to 20 degreds.

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A similar story on Sunday. That looks lovely. I am a f`n of

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autumn. But join us again later this evening

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after the Ten O'Clock News.

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