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And now the news for the East Midlands. Good evening, I'm Kylie
Pentelow. More than 30 flood warnings remain in place across the
East Midlands tonight. The main focus for the Environment Agency's
has been monitoring the River Trent. As you can see, there 24 warnings
in place in Nottinghamshire out of a total of 34 across the region.
This report from Rob Sissons. As the Christmas bells were ringing
out, some were getting out at the sandbags. This garden is already
ruined. Now she is worried about the house. We are moving out what
we can and standing the furniture on beer crates. I do not know what
to do about Christmas this year. I think we will give it a miss.
is too much water at the National watersports centre. The river water
is overflowing. The canoe slalom at his unrecognisable. All you can see
is the tops of the polls. The boat houses are flooding and people are
being warned it is dangerous to stay out. Some roads have been
closed. Here, the river came over but it is this is as usual in the
restaurant. Tonight, the Environment Agency said they did
not expect widespread flooding of homes but pleaded with people not
to mess with a flood defences. have had some problems with people
opening the floodgates. It will not be a white Christmas, but it will
be a wet one. A 27-year-old man has appeared in
court after two people suffered knife injuries at a house in
Beeston at the weekend. It happened on Alexandra Crescent on Saturday
morning. Luke Nicholson, who lives on Meadow Road in the town, was
remanded in custody. He is accused of trying to murder a 25-year-old
man and causing grievous bodily harm to a 23-year-old woman.
A Labour MP wants more to be done to ensure those who hunt with dogs
don't break the law. Chris Williamson, who represents Derby
North, is also a trustee for the League Against Cruel Sports. Mr
Williamson claims many hunts are still using hounds to kill foxes.
But the local Countryside Alliance disputes that. They say the
majority of those who take part make sure they stay well within the
law. A family firm in Nottinghamshire
that's Europe's biggest independent supplier of catalytic converters is
hoping to create more jobs next year thanks to its exports. BM
Catalysts, which is based in Mansfield and Huthwaite, handled
around 30 orders a week in the late 1990s. Now it ships up to 2,000
orders a day. The company says it's now hoping to expand into even more
countries. A Nottingham jewellers has closed
its doors for the final time today after more than 150 years of
trading. Its current owners say parking charges in the area have
forced them out, but as Tom Brown reports, it isn't quite the end for
the business. Back in 1854, Britain had just
declared war on Russia to enter the Crimean War, Charles Dickens had
just written his 10th novel and here in Nottingham, a man called
William Taylor had just opened a jewellery shop. 158 years later, it
is still going, or at least it was until today. After a downturn in
high street trade, the current owners, Andrew Bates and Terry
Marshall, decided to close it down. The economic situation is not
brilliant. Various things, alterations to traffic flow,
parking, that kind of thing, have caused problems. Customers don't
like it. They have difficulty getting into town, getting to us.
The city council says parking charges are now cheaper and simpler.
Customers say the shop will be missed.
Very sorry to see it shut, I've been coming years since I was about
seven with my father and grandfather, and my mother. It is a
family tradition. It is not all bad news, Andrew and Kenny now plan to
run the business from antiques fairs.
But soon the photos will be all that remains of a shop that opened
Good evening. It has been a damp day. The trend now is that things
are drying out for a time, but after all that moisture through the
day, as the temperatures drop, we are likely to see some mist and fog
patches forming across the East Midlands. This is the rain that has
been crossing over us doing the course of the day, brought some
patchy outbreaks of rain on and off through the day. But for now, it is
quite dry with cloudy skies. But that is where the mist and fog will
start to develop. Temperatures around five Celsius. These showers
just hanging around behind me here will be pushing in from the West
through the course of early Christmas morning. Pushing in
during the morning, some sharper ones during the morning, but less
frequent in the afternoon. We might see the odd glimpse of sunshine in
between the showers. Temperatures of eight Celsius tomorrow. An
unsettled picture for the coming week. The best of the dry weather