09/04/2012 East Midlands Today


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And now the news for the East Midlands, Good Evening, I'm Kylie

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Pentelow. A brave shopkeeper has described

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the moment he beat off an armed robber who shot at him. Kapil

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Vaghela said he didn't think about his own safety when the masked

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raider burst into the shop. He beat him off with a stick and said his

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main concern was making sure his fiancee was safe. Sarah Teale

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reports. Dramatic CCTV footage captures the

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moment an armed robber burst into Kapil Vaghela's shop on

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Loughborough Road in Leicester. The masked raider pointed a gun at the

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man and his fiancee and demanded money from the tail. He said "give

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me all my money, I will kill you, this is not a joke". I got a stick

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and I have to protect my fiancee. As he kept hitting him with a stick,

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the robber fired at him three times. He took the shot at me, the first

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just missed me. The second and third one definitely would not have

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missed me because he was pointed at me. Be done contained plights.

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Eventually the robber left empty- handed -- the gun contained a Set

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of blank ammunition. It was down to the CCTV TV system that helped.

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He has played down his heroics. Every single day, you work hard and

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you do not want people to come in and take your money and spend it

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would ever they do spend it on. I am not brave, I did whatever I had

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to do. It took place last Wednesday and police are appealing for help

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Police in Derby have begun a murder investigation. A man died this

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afternoon after suffering head injuries in an assault early this

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morning. The attack happened near a pub on Sadler Gate at about 3:30.

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The 24-year-old was taken to Royal Derby Hospital for treatment but

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died later. Two men who are 29 and 45 have been arrested.

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Canal enthusiasts who are hoping to build a giant boat-lifting machine

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say it could bring millions of pounds to the tourist trade in the

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East Midlands. The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust wants to

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build the so-called Derby Arm, which will transfer boats between

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waterways. It would be part of a major canal restoration project,

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and cost millions of pounds to build. But the trust says it'll

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bring money back into the area. will see half-a-million visitors to

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the attraction, into Derby, every year as a result of this one scheme.

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That will bring millions of pounds worth of benefit to local business

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and the area generally. An unusual private collection in

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honour of the Titanic has opened to the public for the first time today.

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John Siggins from the Midland Railway Centre in Ripley has spent

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20 years collecting items from Titanic's sister ship - the Olympic.

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He's recreated the doomed liner's interior and has put the items on

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show. This coming Saturday is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of

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the Titanic, while it was on its maiden voyage. The idea was just to

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preserve Heritage. It was not intended to be opened up for

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anybody to look at, I thought it was just me. Then I thought it was

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selfish otherwise people would not be able to see what it all meant. I

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don't think there is a more interesting shape than the Titanic.

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-- boat. Next this evening, the

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extraordinary story of a Dad who had to break down a bathroom door

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to help his partner give birth. Thankfully, baby Sebastian arrived

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without complications at his home in Stapleford in Nottingham. As Jo

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Healey explains. A lovely Easter present. He turned up on time.

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ahead of time. The mother had gone into labour but she did not know it

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would be so quick. I went to the toilet and then I felt my waters

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break and then shouted to my partner that my waters had broken,

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and he said he had to break the door down. She could not get to the

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door so I had to bust the lock open. I found Amy on the floor in a lot

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of pain. About to give birth. had the ambulance service on the

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phone to talk him through, here's the recording.

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How much of the baby is out? Is the baby out? Perfect. The is the baby

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crying or breathing? It is crying happily. Weighing a sizable 8lb,

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Sebastien made his entrance on the toilet floor.

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It was a big surprise. Relatively straight forward, two pushes and

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then he was about and my partner passed him on to my stomach while

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the ambulance crew provided towels. It was an Easter surprise that the

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whole family is now savouring. never thought I would ever be able

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to do this, deliver a baby but I would do it again. Let's hope he

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does not have too! Football now and all our sides have

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been in action this afternoon. In the Championship Leicester boosted

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their play-off hopes with a 2-1 win at Ipswich. Derby have been taking

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on Leeds. Final score - Leeds 0 Derby 2. And Nottingham Forest

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travelled to Peterborough and won 1-0. In League One Notts County's

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were at home to Yeovil - a Lloyd Sam hat-trick moving the Magpies

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into the play-off places. Here's Thank you for this picture, it has

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been dry and chilly. The cold front made it way south-east through the

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day-to-day which has brought all the rain and you will notice the

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isobars firmly tied together signifying the strong winds we have

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been having. Through this evening we have the rain before it starts

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to move south and east very slowly this evening and then eventually it

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will become dry. The rain pusher slowly away and the skies will

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break and Clear skies developing. What chilly overnight tonight. If

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you do live somewhere particularly sheltered and out of the wind

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overnight you might see a touch of frost tomorrow. Chilly but bright

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starts tomorrow and gradually through the day sunny spells and

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scatter showers. The showers may be associated with hail and also the

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odd rumble of thunder. Fairly breezy through Tuesday with high

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temperatures of 12 Celsius and looking at Wednesday, another

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typically April day. Expecting sunshine and scattered showers

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again with a chant of hail and the odd rumble of thunder on Wednesday.

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Your outlook, you will notice this theme stays with us for Thursday

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