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I'm Geeta Pendse. where you are.
The Government has given its backing to plans for almost 6,000
new homes in our region, housed in so-called
Sites near Derby and Grantham are among 14 locations
across the country chosen for development to help
This site could soon become one of England's first garden villages.
The Government has backed a planned development
here on the edge of Derby, near the business
It's one of 14 new settlements proposed across the country
The Government are putting forward ?6 billion in total,
of which we'll have part of that money which will be used to provide
2,000 quality homes on this site, which will go towards meeting our
need to provide 12,500 homes in South Derbyshire by the year 2028.
Another of the villages is set to be created here, near Grantham,
which will provide 3,700 homes and, like the others, have its own
I know people need houses, but then you also have to match it
I think the town can grow and get a bit larger.
We can attract new shops to the town centre, so I think, all in all,
In total, the new villages could provide more than 48,000 homes.
According to this economist, it's a step towards easing
Over the past decade, we've probably fallen short
in England by about 50,000 houses a year.
These garden villages will only go some way to make up that backlog.
While there have been objections to the news
in the East Midlands, ministers insist as well
as much-needed homes, the new communities will also bring
jobs, facilities and a big boost to local economies.
Hospital managers in Nottingham say there has been unprecedented demand
on its Accident Emergency department today, with new patients
Staff at the Queen's Medical Centre say there have been waiting times
They are urging people to seek alternative
In sport, Notts County have sacked manager John Sheridan after a run
Sheridan only became Magpies manager this summer,
but has won just six of his 24 games in charge.
Today's sacking follows a 4-0 defeat at Cambridge and confirmation over
the weekend that the details of a deal to sell the club
to local businessman Alan Hardy had been agreed.
Meanwhile, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club say
they will review their coaching structure before deciding how
to replace sacked Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill.
Cockerill was fired this morning after eight years in charge,
during which Tigers won three Premiership titles,
but in the last two years, Tigers' aura of invincibility has
slipped and yesterday they suffered their fifth
The family of a Derby woman accused of trying to poison
the Prime Minister 100 years ago claim to have new evidence
Alice Wheeldon was jailed, but her descendents believe
she was the target of a plot by the intelligence services.
This is the shop and house in Normanton, Derby,
where the Wheeldon family, a century ago, sold
But they also helped conscientious objectors,
so MI5 sent an agent under the name of Alec Gordon, posing
He fabricated a story that the Wheeldons were planning
to shoot the then Prime Minister, Lloyd George, with a poison dart.
Alice was jailed for ten years, along with her daughter
and son-in-law, Winnie and Alf Mason.
Now, though, the Mason's granddaughter says there
is new evidence about the fake agent, Alec Gordon, who was sent
Even in the last two months we have actually found more records,
new material, that has been found in the South African records
where Alex Gordon was sent, in his own handwriting
about what happened, so we've got yet another
Alice was released later in 1917, but died in Derby in 1919
Now Chole hopes a legal case this year will see Alice's
Time now to take a look at the weather.
Well, the main difference between the weather today,
which was beautiful, and tomorrow is the fact that
tomorrow we will see more cloud in the sky.
Still dry and clear, though, out and about and that's going to lead
During the early hours of the morning you can start to see
in the west a little bit more in the way of cloud starting to push
Temperatures drop down to around about freezing, if not below.
So, it will be a chilly start to your day tomorrow.
Dry and bright, but cloud will continue to increase
as we head through the morning and into the afternoon.
Still broken in some spots and a very small chance
On the whole, we should stay mostly dry.
Actually, it will be milder than it has been today.
A top temperature of around about six degrees.
As we head through Wednesday, high pressure dominates
Dry, bright, variable cloud and sunny spells
and still on the mild side, but with clear skies overnight
into Thursday it's going to be another cold and frosty start,
leading us to a lovely dry, bright and sunny-feeling day.
That is all from the late team. We will be back with breakfast
bulletins tomorrow. Goodbye. Good evening. It's been a dry and
bright day across most parts of the country today. Despite the chilly
feel to the weather, there has been some sunshine. Clear skies as the
sun set in east Essex. With those clear skies around, temperatures are
plummeting, particularly across southern parts. Here we see the
coldest temperatures. We could see icy stretches on untreated surfaces,
pavements and roads first thing Tuesday morning. Not quite as cold
towards the North West. Cloud moving in here through the overnight