02/01/2012 East Midlands Today


02/01/2012

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Carol Hinds. From

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today, rail passengers are facing fare increases of nearly 6% on some

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services in our region. One company, East Midlands Trains, says it'll

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help pay for improvements to the network as the government cuts the

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amount taxpayers contribute to the 72p, that is what East Midlands

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Trains says is the increase on the average fare per journey. Some

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passengers here at Nottingham railway station are unhappy about

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the cost of rail travel. I'm paying �155 a month to travel to Leicester.

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That will go up to 170. It is a small increase per month but it

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eats away. I'm going to Devon to see my mum. It's cheaper to get a

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train to Manchester and get down on the coach than it is to get the

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train from here. The fares are going up by an

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average of 5.7%. Cross Country says a seven-day return ticket from

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Nottingham to Birmingham is going up by nearly 6%. East Coast is

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putting up fares by an average of Two security guards are still

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critically ill after an explosion at a disused coal mine. The blast

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happened at an electrical substation at the old Welbeck

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Colliery in Nottinghamshire. Investigations are being carried

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out by the police and the Health and Safety Executive. The injured

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men are both being treated for severe burns to their faces.

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A pensioner says she's devastated after learning that a new relief

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road will cut straight through her garden. �16.5 million is to be

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spent moving traffic away from the centre of Loughborough so that it's

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for pedestrians only. The local council says it will improve safety

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and increase shopping in the town. But for Mavis Bexon, the project

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will destroy the garden she's created for her husband who has

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Parkinson's disease. I detest it, of course. I don't

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want it and I don't think anybody wants that.

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The thought of sitting in that house while the bulldozer does it

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is beyond what I can live with. It just crumples me. I don't cope with

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it very well, I'm afraid. On to sport and a special day for

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Notts County. They are famous as the world's oldest Football League

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club and today they begin celebrating their 150th anniversary.

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It may not be the fullest trophy cabinet and it may not be the

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biggest club but the heritage Notts County have is special and

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something they want to hang on to. They had a beer brewed for the year.

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It is nice on just about every level.

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All the fans here are long-term fans. They haven't just turned up

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for the glory today. We are a small club and we don't

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have much to boast about but what we've got we are proud of.

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It is not hard to persuade the old players to come back and enjoy the

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atmosphere of Meadow Lane all over again.

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Many of people that have played for Notts County are living in the area

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and would break a leg to get back down here to celebrate.

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As the balloons rose into the sky, they started thinking about the

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next 150 years and that meant starting with this afternoon's game.

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Well, there was a game in the middle of all the celebrations and

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it finished with Notts drawing against Huddersfield 2 - 2. In the

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Championship, all our teams travelled away for their games and

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won. Leicester beat Crystal Palace. Derby County won at Hull and

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Nottingham Forest put three past Ipswich.

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If you are heading back to work tomorrow morning after the

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Christmas break, be warned because it could be a tricky commute

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because during tonight, things will turn increasingly wet and windy as

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well. You will notice the breeze increasing as we go through this

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evening and during the second half of the night, the wet weather piles

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in from the west. The dark blue colours show we will have some

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heavy downpours over the Peak District. Lows of three Celsius

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overnight. This is tomorrow morning's rush hour. Wet and windy

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with winds reaching 60 mph in places. Things will steadily

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improve through the day. The rain clears to the south and a couple of

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wintry showers in the Peak District later on. Highs of 10 Celsius.

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