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This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and me, Dominic Heale.

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Rolls Royce is fined for a nuclear safety breach.

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Also tonight, drug wars. Violent criminals are targeting cannabis

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growers. We are talking abott people going into properties with lachetes

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and baseball bats and using violence. Ministers unveil

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improvements to a crowded commuter line. A team of young enginders are

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preparing to rocket into thd record books.

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Good evening and welcome to Monday's programme.

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First tonight, Rolls Royce has been fined ?200 000,

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with a similar amount in costs, after four workers were exposed to

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radiation at one of its nuclear submarine sites in Derby.

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The workers are said to havd a "very, very small" increased

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The company has now made ex gratia payments to them.

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Mike O'Sullivan is outside Rolls Royce at Sinfin Lane, where the

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Good evening. The workers at the time were panicked and now have

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long`term health anxieties. 1 man said that he left work a different

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person. They were all highlx skilled who were helping to make colponents

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from the killer submarines. ``. These men came to court with a union

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representative. The company was fined ?200,000 and was ordered to

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pay the employees were exposed to radiation that was higher than the

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permitted limit. We accept the findings of the court and wd regret

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that this incident took place in 2011, particularly because of the

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impact that it had on the individuals. We take out and safety

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very seriously and the impact on the environment. We treat these things

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as the highest IRT. It happdned here. Welders said the work

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overnight for checking in the mediation Bay. The radiation source

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was used to look for a minute the facts. When it came back to the

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welders the next day they noticed and objects. They did not know what

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the item was and they passed it around. 1 man awaited on his

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overalls. In mankind into the room and his radiation alarm went off.

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years later, no one has any health problems but one man has bedn taking

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sleeping pills. Fortunately there have been no immediate effects from

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the radiation on their hands. The amounts of radiation were qtite

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small. They have a very small chance of developing cancer. The jtdge said

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that the case fell into the negligent category. The company says

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it is now changed its procedures. Mike,

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the court heard about the p`youts to the workers, but what else hs

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the company doing to help them? The judge said that he did not make

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a compensation order today because of the pay`outs that the colpany

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have already made. The staff have had medical advice and counselling

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to help them cope. Some said that they have lost confidence. However,

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the judge said that he was hmpressed with the way that the company had

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investigated. The union is looking at the outcome of the case today but

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it would not comment. The police say criminals who are

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trying to steal home`grown drugs are Last year, the Nottinghamshhre force

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dealt with well over 100 so`called "home invasions" by cannabis thieves

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targeting growers. Now, it is appealing

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for people to report their Our social affairs correspondent,

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Jeremy Ball, has more. He tried to come into my bedroom.

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The man who smashed his way into this man's home was trying to steal

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his neighbour's cannabis crop. He had targeted the wrong propdrty It

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was very terrifying. They are high on drugs and you do not know what

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they are hiding. They might have a knife or a gun. The attacker was

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looking for a crop like this. That is home`grown cannabis. Producers

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have started to spread the risk by hiding plans across a number of

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homes. However, because drugs are a valuable commodity, they ard being

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targeted by gangs. Sometimes they get it wrong and they end up

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invading houses where there are young children and decent mdmbers of

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the public. We are talking `bout people coming into propertids are

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and using violence against people. We treated very seriously. Ht is a

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growing problem. 127 home invasions were reported to the police last

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year in Nottinghamshire. In 50 of those raids people were injtred

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Today, the police are starthng a campaign to tackle on growing

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cannabis. They want people to report cannabis growing. They are `lso

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warning landlords that they could face jail if they allowed pdople to

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grow cannabis in the flats. Sometimes people are made to produce

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cannabis under duress. Sometimes the people who are organising the people

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who are organising this will arrange for the cannabis to be stoldn and

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they will hold the people that were growing it in debt for longdr. There

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are warns that there will bd more raids as this industry becoles a

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policing priority. Coming up, some good news for rail

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commuters on the Castle Lind between Celebrating 100 years of pl`ying

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with a call to get more children out on the street. September has been

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the perfect month for playing on the street. What does October h`ve in

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store. I will tell you later in the programme.

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From next year, there will be more trains

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and shorter journey times on the Castle Line ` the rail link between

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Details of the ?3`million`pound schdme

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emerged as the Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP, Patrick

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McLoughlin, was making his speech to the Conservative Party confdrence.

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Our political editor, John Hess is at Birmingham's Internathonal

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Convention Centre for the conference.

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A little earlier, I asked hhm if the announcement was a strprise?

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You will recall that the poor state of Castle Line, and its years

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of under`investment, was an issue during the recent parliamentary

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So today, as Conservatives were told of the economic benefits of HS2

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despite its multi`billion pound price tag, Patrick McLoughlhn also

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stressed the need to improvd smaller rail connections ` like the Castle

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Line ` together with other rail improvements.

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We have ordered thousands of new train carriages so commuters can get

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a seat. We have rebuilt stations like Manchester Victoria, Rdading,

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Nottingham, and Wakefield. We have started a electrifying the rail line

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so they are faster and cheaper to run. They will also be more

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environmentally friendly. George Osborne, in his confdrence

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speech, again warmed to the idea of creating a "northern powerhouse and

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investing in the northern chties. And we in danger of losing out

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in the East and West Midlands? That has been a real concern

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of many of our council leaddrs. Nottingham's Jon Collins and the

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leader of Derbyshire, Anne Western, are linking up with Birmingham City

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Council to present a joint Lidlands Today, there was a hint that

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George Osborne might be aware of those Midland concerns about

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his northern powerhouse rhetoric. The answer is to build up the rest

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of the country. To create a northern Para house of the cities across the

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Pennines. To connect up the South West and to pick the Midlands at the

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centre of our great manufacturing revival.

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With me is Andrew Lewer, one of the Conservatives' electoral

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The former leader of Derbyshire County Council was elected to

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the European Parliament to represent the East Midlands region in May

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Do you think political and business leaders in the Midlands

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need to have worries about the Chancellor's enthtsiasm

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I don't think there is any reason to be concerned. The mothers should be

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pleased that there is so much talk about spreading the wealth `nd

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providing more opportunities for the rest of the country. George Osborne,

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in one of his best speeches, was very careful to mention the the East

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Midlands in his speech. Today's announcement

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about the Castle Line improves east`west rail connections

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in one part of the East Midlands, but the Chancellor is talking about

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improving east`west rail connections Leeds to Manchester,

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Newcastle to Liverpool. I think it is a package of

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infrastructure investment. Ht is good news for the Midlands. It would

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be a mistake to interpret t`lking about the North meaning that we will

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be missing the Midlands it. It is part of the package. It will do us a

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lot of good in this area. The Scottish result has opened tp this

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debate and I think there ard great opportunities for local govdrnment

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and the Midlands to benefit. Tomorrow,

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the conference concentrates Leicestershire's police and crime

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commissioner says he has ordered a review into the force's h`ndling

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of historic child abuse clahms. Sir Clive Loader says it follows

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high profile cases in Rotherham He says he wants to reassurd victims

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and the public that all child abuse allegations,

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whether historic or current, A report on cases,

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dating back to the 1990s, should be Nottinghamshire Police is to start

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putting its stop Last month, the Home Secret`ry

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announced measures to improve the way police use stop and search

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powers and make it more transparent. One of the steps was to present

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more detailed information online. Nottinghamshire Police is one of two

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forces taking part in the trial They will establish what data is

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important to the public A mother is pleading to

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an education authority to ldt her daughter attend the same school

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as her brother and friends, which The primary school, near Lehcester,

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is oversubscribed and the family missed the application

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deadline by a fortnight. Officials say they cannot

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show any leniency. The four`year`old child is

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now being schooled at home. This family live close to the local

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school. However, this big's sisters application was missed out `nd she

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missed out on a place at thd school. It is heartbreaking to see

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her face when all friends are going to school and she has to go another

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school. What is the hardest thing? Not being able to play with my

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friends. Back at home, this girl is now being home`schooled by her

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mother. The family said that they missed the deadline for the

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application because the famhly's batter fell ill. We know th`t we

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should have got the application in on time. But please look at the

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situation and see how it is affecting our daughter and our

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family. In a statement, the council said that they did not have the

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power to overcome the decishon of the independent appeal panel. They

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do not have the ability to grant a place. They say that places have

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been offered at other local schools. But this mother says that she cannot

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drive and she is not willing to put her daughter in a taxi. She is at

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the top of the list, but until a place becomes available she will not

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be able to go to this local school. Later tonight on BBC One, Inside Out

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will be paying tribute to the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, who

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died last week at the age of 94 She helped turn Chatsworth

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into one of the nation's favourite But, because of her family

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connections, there were somd The Duchess had been a guest of

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Jack Kennedy And two years later, months

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before he was assassinated, JFK interrupted a flying visit to Prime

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Minister Harold Macmillan to visit Is there were only a few visitors.

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It was not a nice day. They looked at the man coming up the st`irs and

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then they looked at him agahn. It was a double take. They could not

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believe it. And there is more extraordinary

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footage in tonight's Inside Out tribute to the Dowager Duchdss

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that is at 7:30PM Do you know she actually called

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Harold MacMillan "uncle Harold" There are calls today for pdople

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to close off their streets to The calls come

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from the charity PlayWorks, which has been working with

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youngsters for nearly thirtx years! Today,

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they celebrated a century of play at their home building in Nottingham

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by closing off their own street They have closed this street so that

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these guys can play safely. This is just one of the ways that they are

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celebrating. I like playing outside on my bike. I like playing football

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outside. I like playing on ly scooter outside. The building has

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been somewhere for children to play for 100 years. It contains `

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treasure trove of donated goods for them to play with. It is a

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completely different world from the adult world. It is an essential

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stage for them to develop. Now we are in the computer age, we will

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lose the skills if we are not careful. This is how streets used to

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be and they are hoping that some communities may

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the country where people apply for temporary road closures to get young

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people and children outside playing. You hope that that will

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happen in Nottingham? We hope it will happen. That is all in the

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pipeline. Today is about celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the

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building. That is child's play. First tonight,

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what a difference a week can make. From an extraordinary win over

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Manchester United to defeat at Crystal Palace, Leicester City

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certainly came back down to earth They had been the focus of huge

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media attention. However, things did not happen the way it was expected.

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The Foxes had their chances but they did not reach the heights of

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previous performances. They were on down `` they ran done by thdse

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goals. It was a disappointing day, but it was just the second Premier

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scumbag premiership defeat. I thought we started the game well.

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Unfortunately we were not able to make the best of those chances. We

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had shown some promising signs this year and I think we have thd

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capabilities of getting Some good news on the injurx

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front for Nottingham Forest. Striker Matty Fryatt is back

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in training and available The Reds will go there second in

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the Championship after Saturday s The city ground has been

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buzzing this season. Expectations are sky`high after such

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a bright start to the campahgn. On paper,

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Forest are favourites for this. But ultimately it was

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a performance that fell flat. Defensively certainly `

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our two central defenders and I was a little bit disappointed

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with our performance. They needed to win the ball back out

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of possession and keep it But it wasn't there today

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for whatever reason. We feel as though in this ldague,

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on our day, But if we are 5% or 10%

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off you do not win matches. Both sides turning to apply that

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killer touch in front of go`l. Now Derby, who look a lot lhke they

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are finding the form that took them A win against Bolton that w`s much

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more comfortable than The story of the game now

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from the BBC Radio Derby Colmentary We controlled the game well and

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in the end we deserved the win. It is no doubt that we are playing

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a very good team today. It could be the best team

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in the division. I believe that it is a flukd that

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we are still in this division. The referee is giving

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a penalty to Derby. I think it gets his anger up and I

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think we ought to do that every Just to get him psyched up

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for the rest of the game. We continue to get results

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and performances because people step Elsewhere, news from Notts County

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that they have signed Stephdn That is

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after a weekend where they took a It all look good for Notts County

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when Blair Adams fired them in front They could have easily gone

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on to get another. In the second half, they were denied

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time and again by the goalkdeper As for Mansfield,

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they conceded two goals in the first five minutes at Stevenage

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and simply never recovered. Manager Paul Cox said it was the

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worst performance of the se`son The final scoreline

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suggests he is right. And well done to

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Notts County Ladies, who secured their place in the first

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division of the Women's Supdr League A much better performance

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than last week ` but beaten. And at home too, for

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the first time since last November. London Irish were

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the team to inflict the dam`ge. Veriki Goneva scored what h`d looked

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a very important try for Tigers keeping them level with

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the visitors. But with just two minutes to go

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one of those margin calls, and Shane Geraghty, spoiled the day

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for thousands inside Welford Road. Tigers, of course,

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battered by injuries. And so are ice hockey's

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Nottingham Panthers. It showed over the weekend `

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two games, two defeats. The most painful was a home thumping

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from Hull on Saturday night. Not a team

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the Panthers are used to losing to. And not a performance

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the fans are used to seeing. The Panthers could use

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some key players back. Much better for

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Basketball's Leicester Riders. They started their season

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proper with wins home and away. This demolition of Manchestdr Giants

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in front of over 1,300 fans on Saturday evening getting them

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off to the best possible st`rt. we also had a man from

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Nottinghamshire who won the Ryder Cup.

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Pupils at a Nottinghamshire school are preparing to set

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The young engineers, from the Joseph Whitaker School

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in Rainworth, are attempting to break the current record for the

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But they have not got long to go ` the attempt takes place next

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Paul Bradshaw went along to their test`track in Hucknall to sde the

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Students with a need for spded. This group of young engineers were

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running final test on a rocket powered car ahead of the world

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record attempt next weekend. It is the commendation of months of work.

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We built the alias different machines. We tested a new dxnamics.

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We were involved with every aspect of trying to understand how to get

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faster. We have had difficulties and explosions during testing. They are

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designed with the least drag that we can get. The group have alrdady

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caught the eye of David Camdron and Vince Cable, winning the national

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club of the year. They also impress royalty when they met Princd Andrew.

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The current record stands at 27 mph. Here are the group getting

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ready for the first test run. We have a guaranteed speed of 464.

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mph. That is perfect. Brillhant A second run page is the same speed.

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With such impressive results, the group will be confident of breaking

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the world record next Saturday. If you want to take another, slower,

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look at those test runs, we have put a couple of thel

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on our Facebook page. It has been quite quiet this month

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with hardly any rain. It felt like summer yesterday as they re`ch 3

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Celsius. This is far above the average. Today we have seen more

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cloud and rain. However, thdy will clear over tonight and therd is a

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small ridge of high pressurd that will protect us tomorrow. Tomorrow

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it will be dry with lots of sunshine in the morning. There will be more

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cloud in the afternoon. It will stay warm with temperatures in the 2 s.

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You can see on the satellitd that there are some showers still to

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come. The showers will move northwards tonight. There m`y be

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some mist and fog in the morning. Temperatures of 13`14 Celsits.

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Tomorrow morning, the mist `nd fog will clear quite quickly. There will

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be some sunshine in the morning with clouds coming and going in the

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afternoon. It will stay dry and bright. It will start to get more

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windy in the evening and thd clouds will start to come in as well.

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Temperatures of around 20`20 Celsius. The wind will pick up

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tomorrow evening. And watch this weather fronts which will move

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across the country bringing some light showers. On Wednesday we are

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between weather fronts. There will be some dry and bright weather but

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it will turn colder and that is a taste of things to come by the

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weekend. I suppose it is getting tow`rds

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October.

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