02/01/2017 East Midlands Today


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02/01/2017

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I'm Geeta Pendse. where you are.

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The Government has given its backing to plans for almost 6,000

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new homes in our region, housed in so-called

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Sites near Derby and Grantham are among 14 locations

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across the country chosen for development to help

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This site could soon become one of England's first garden villages.

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The Government has backed a planned development

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here on the edge of Derby, near the business

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It's one of 14 new settlements proposed across the country

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The Government are putting forward ?6 billion in total,

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of which we'll have part of that money which will be used to provide

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2,000 quality homes on this site, which will go towards meeting our

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need to provide 12,500 homes in South Derbyshire by the year 2028.

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Another of the villages is set to be created here, near Grantham,

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which will provide 3,700 homes and, like the others, have its own

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I know people need houses, but then you also have to match it

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I think the town can grow and get a bit larger.

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We can attract new shops to the town centre, so I think, all in all,

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In total, the new villages could provide more than 48,000 homes.

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According to this economist, it's a step towards easing

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Over the past decade, we've probably fallen short

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in England by about 50,000 houses a year.

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These garden villages will only go some way to make up that backlog.

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While there have been objections to the news

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in the East Midlands, ministers insist as well

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as much-needed homes, the new communities will also bring

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jobs, facilities and a big boost to local economies.

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Hospital managers in Nottingham say there has been unprecedented demand

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on its Accident Emergency department today, with new patients

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Staff at the Queen's Medical Centre say there have been waiting times

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They are urging people to seek alternative

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In sport, Notts County have sacked manager John Sheridan after a run

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Sheridan only became Magpies manager this summer,

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but has won just six of his 24 games in charge.

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Today's sacking follows a 4-0 defeat at Cambridge and confirmation over

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the weekend that the details of a deal to sell the club

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to local businessman Alan Hardy had been agreed.

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Meanwhile, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club say

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they will review their coaching structure before deciding how

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to replace sacked Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill.

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Cockerill was fired this morning after eight years in charge,

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during which Tigers won three Premiership titles,

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but in the last two years, Tigers' aura of invincibility has

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slipped and yesterday they suffered their fifth

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The family of a Derby woman accused of trying to poison

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the Prime Minister 100 years ago claim to have new evidence

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Alice Wheeldon was jailed, but her descendents believe

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she was the target of a plot by the intelligence services.

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This is the shop and house in Normanton, Derby,

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where the Wheeldon family, a century ago, sold

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But they also helped conscientious objectors,

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so MI5 sent an agent under the name of Alec Gordon, posing

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He fabricated a story that the Wheeldons were planning

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to shoot the then Prime Minister, Lloyd George, with a poison dart.

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Alice was jailed for ten years, along with her daughter

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and son-in-law, Winnie and Alf Mason.

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Now, though, the Mason's granddaughter says there

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is new evidence about the fake agent, Alec Gordon, who was sent

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Even in the last two months we have actually found more records,

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new material, that has been found in the South African records

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where Alex Gordon was sent, in his own handwriting

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about what happened, so we've got yet another

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Alice was released later in 1917, but died in Derby in 1919

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Now Chole hopes a legal case this year will see Alice's

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Time now to take a look at the weather.

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Well, the main difference between the weather today,

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which was beautiful, and tomorrow is the fact that

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tomorrow we will see more cloud in the sky.

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Still dry and clear, though, out and about and that's going to lead

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During the early hours of the morning you can start to see

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in the west a little bit more in the way of cloud starting to push

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Temperatures drop down to around about freezing, if not below.

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So, it will be a chilly start to your day tomorrow.

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Dry and bright, but cloud will continue to increase

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as we head through the morning and into the afternoon.

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Still broken in some spots and a very small chance

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On the whole, we should stay mostly dry.

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Actually, it will be milder than it has been today.

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A top temperature of around about six degrees.

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As we head through Wednesday, high pressure dominates

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Dry, bright, variable cloud and sunny spells

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and still on the mild side, but with clear skies overnight

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into Thursday it's going to be another cold and frosty start,

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leading us to a lovely dry, bright and sunny-feeling day.

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That is all from the late team. We will be back with breakfast

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bulletins tomorrow. Goodbye. Good evening. It's been a dry and

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bright day across most parts of the country today. Despite the chilly

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feel to the weather, there has been some sunshine. Clear skies as the

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sun set in east Essex. With those clear skies around, temperatures are

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plummeting, particularly across southern parts. Here we see the

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coldest temperatures. We could see icy stretches on untreated surfaces,

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pavements and roads first thing Tuesday morning. Not quite as cold

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towards the North West. Cloud moving in here through the overnight

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