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And now the news for the East Midlands, Good Evening, I'm Kylie
Pentelow. A brave shopkeeper has described
the moment he beat off an armed robber who shot at him. Kapil
Vaghela said he didn't think about his own safety when the masked
raider burst into the shop. He beat him off with a stick and said his
main concern was making sure his fiancee was safe. Sarah Teale
reports. Dramatic CCTV footage captures the
moment an armed robber burst into Kapil Vaghela's shop on
Loughborough Road in Leicester. The masked raider pointed a gun at the
man and his fiancee and demanded money from the tail. He said "give
me all my money, I will kill you, this is not a joke". I got a stick
and I have to protect my fiancee. As he kept hitting him with a stick,
the robber fired at him three times. He took the shot at me, the first
just missed me. The second and third one definitely would not have
missed me because he was pointed at me. Be done contained plights.
Eventually the robber left empty- handed -- the gun contained a Set
of blank ammunition. It was down to the CCTV TV system that helped.
He has played down his heroics. Every single day, you work hard and
you do not want people to come in and take your money and spend it
would ever they do spend it on. I am not brave, I did whatever I had
to do. It took place last Wednesday and police are appealing for help
Police in Derby have begun a murder investigation. A man died this
afternoon after suffering head injuries in an assault early this
morning. The attack happened near a pub on Sadler Gate at about 3:30.
The 24-year-old was taken to Royal Derby Hospital for treatment but
died later. Two men who are 29 and 45 have been arrested.
Canal enthusiasts who are hoping to build a giant boat-lifting machine
say it could bring millions of pounds to the tourist trade in the
East Midlands. The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust wants to
build the so-called Derby Arm, which will transfer boats between
waterways. It would be part of a major canal restoration project,
and cost millions of pounds to build. But the trust says it'll
bring money back into the area. will see half-a-million visitors to
the attraction, into Derby, every year as a result of this one scheme.
That will bring millions of pounds worth of benefit to local business
and the area generally. An unusual private collection in
honour of the Titanic has opened to the public for the first time today.
John Siggins from the Midland Railway Centre in Ripley has spent
20 years collecting items from Titanic's sister ship - the Olympic.
He's recreated the doomed liner's interior and has put the items on
show. This coming Saturday is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of
the Titanic, while it was on its maiden voyage. The idea was just to
preserve Heritage. It was not intended to be opened up for
anybody to look at, I thought it was just me. Then I thought it was
selfish otherwise people would not be able to see what it all meant. I
don't think there is a more interesting shape than the Titanic.
-- boat. Next this evening, the
extraordinary story of a Dad who had to break down a bathroom door
to help his partner give birth. Thankfully, baby Sebastian arrived
without complications at his home in Stapleford in Nottingham. As Jo
Healey explains. A lovely Easter present. He turned up on time.
ahead of time. The mother had gone into labour but she did not know it
would be so quick. I went to the toilet and then I felt my waters
break and then shouted to my partner that my waters had broken,
and he said he had to break the door down. She could not get to the
door so I had to bust the lock open. I found Amy on the floor in a lot
of pain. About to give birth. had the ambulance service on the
phone to talk him through, here's the recording.
How much of the baby is out? Is the baby out? Perfect. The is the baby
crying or breathing? It is crying happily. Weighing a sizable 8lb,
Sebastien made his entrance on the toilet floor.
It was a big surprise. Relatively straight forward, two pushes and
then he was about and my partner passed him on to my stomach while
the ambulance crew provided towels. It was an Easter surprise that the
whole family is now savouring. never thought I would ever be able
to do this, deliver a baby but I would do it again. Let's hope he
does not have too! Football now and all our sides have
been in action this afternoon. In the Championship Leicester boosted
their play-off hopes with a 2-1 win at Ipswich. Derby have been taking
on Leeds. Final score - Leeds 0 Derby 2. And Nottingham Forest
travelled to Peterborough and won 1-0. In League One Notts County's
were at home to Yeovil - a Lloyd Sam hat-trick moving the Magpies
into the play-off places. Here's Thank you for this picture, it has
been dry and chilly. The cold front made it way south-east through the
day-to-day which has brought all the rain and you will notice the
isobars firmly tied together signifying the strong winds we have
been having. Through this evening we have the rain before it starts
to move south and east very slowly this evening and then eventually it
will become dry. The rain pusher slowly away and the skies will
break and Clear skies developing. What chilly overnight tonight. If
you do live somewhere particularly sheltered and out of the wind
overnight you might see a touch of frost tomorrow. Chilly but bright
starts tomorrow and gradually through the day sunny spells and
scatter showers. The showers may be associated with hail and also the
odd rumble of thunder. Fairly breezy through Tuesday with high
temperatures of 12 Celsius and looking at Wednesday, another
typically April day. Expecting sunshine and scattered showers
again with a chant of hail and the odd rumble of thunder on Wednesday.
Your outlook, you will notice this theme stays with us for Thursday