27/08/2012 East Midlands Today


27/08/2012

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

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Pentelow. It is now just two days until the

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start of the Paralympic Games in London. More than 2 million tickets

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have been sold and the profile of disability sport has never been

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higher. In Leicestershire, people with lower limb injuries are being

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offered the chance to take to the skies. Geoff Maskell reports. An

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this is the power of Paralympic sport. Over the weekend, thousands

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of people came out to welcome the Paralympic flame and try out new

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sports. Clubs across the region are looking to capitalise on the

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enthusiasm of London 2012. This gliding club is looking to set up a

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disabled flying section. We have had lots of people that are going

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to be disabled and this is a golden opportunity to give them an

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interest in life. They probably think they cannot play sports but

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we can adapt at later for them and they can be the same as anyone else.

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The club has brought in hand controlled blinder -- wider. This

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offers people with the law Len difficulties to try flying. This

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man has been flying for more than 20 years. I have found it

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frustrating some signs that she cannot go to a place with a glider

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adapted for people with disabilities. You have to travel

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hundreds of miles to get to a club of were this very simple facility

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could be made available. Local disabled groups are being invited

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to visit the club for a trial lesson.

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Derby City Council could have to pay legal costs of more than

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�100,000 to the NHS over a planning dispute. The council refused

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planning permission for the local health trust to redevelop the

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former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site. But that decision was

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overturned by a planning inspector on appeal. Now, the council has

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been told to pay the Trust's legal costs.

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Soldiers from the Mercian Regiment will feature in a BBC documentary

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tonight looking at the reality of life on the front line in

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Afghanistan. Since it was founded in 2007, the regiment has been

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deployed to Afghanistan five times. The Mercians recruit from across

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Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The story of their latest tour of

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Helmand Province is on BBC three at 9:00pm.

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A team of volunteers from across Europe have descended on one of the

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region's most important church buildings to do urgent maintenance

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work. The young volunteers have been living and working at

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Southwell Minister in Nottinghamshire. 15 students from

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across Europe are using their summer break to help clean the

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Southwell Minister. This is part of a ball and chain jammed it --

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charity and the camp out on site. everyone has a job list and

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everyone has a different job and you swap would people to do

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something different. It is only for a one-week, there is gardening work

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outside and there is stuff like this, cleaning the roof. There is

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cleaning in the cathedral and cleaning windows. Had charity has

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been conserving churches and cathedrals for their tears. This is

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the first one I have done, so far it has been great fun. This

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morning's job was to clear pigeon droppings from the roof. It is not

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the nicest job but it needs doing and she gets and reviews. Some

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students are volunteering as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award

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but others are just doing it to meet new people. I am enjoying

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making some friends. My English is better than before. I had been have

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been camping, but I have never done anything like this before. It is a

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nice experience and we get to make new friends. At the end of the Dane,

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they need feeding, new skills for some of the volunteers. -- at the

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end of the day. They hope to make the cathedral a better place at the

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end of the week. We will have the full forecast in a

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moment. Despite the poor weather, hundreds of people took a step back

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in time at Sherwood Forest over the bank holiday weekend. That's

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because the medieval Knight Hospitallers had set up camp by the

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Major Oak. Visitors were able to find out what sort of food was

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eaten around 1250, at the end of the Crusades. There were also

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demonstrations of weaponry, chain mail making and archery. Hundreds

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of people have been coming this weekend and we do it because it is

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educational, but it is a fund education. They get to try things

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for real. It is a nice way to educate them about the 13th century.

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It is living history, it is a fabulous we to find out about

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history, by trying things without history, by trying things without

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reading them in a book. Now for the weather.

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Good evening. We are starting to see that band of rain moving across

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the East Midlands and it is also windy. The winds are strengthening

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through the afternoon. As we head towards teatime, it is starting to

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peak and it will gust at times, up to 36 miles an hour. The rain is

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starting to peter out. Overnight temperatures dropped to 14 Celsius.

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It does mean that more morning will start to drive. We may get the odd

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shower tomorrow, but for most of us it will be a rather nice day. Now

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that the bank holiday is over! With the winds lighter as well, it will

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feel quite warm in the sunshine. A pleasant day in store for Tuesday.

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We also have a showery day in store for a Wednesday. There is rain

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moving up which will produce showers on Wednesday. By Thursday,

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we also have in area of rain which will be more showery. We had this

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lovely air of high pressure sitting out in the Atlantic which is

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working towards this. This will reach us by Thursday night. Cloudy

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by Friday but it will try to break as the day goes on. Temperatures

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