27/12/2013 East Midlands Today


27/12/2013

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And now the news for the East Midlands. I'm Sarah Teale.

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A main commuter route through the East Midlands will be closed for

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more than a week after a major water leak. A three foot wide pipe burst

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on the A6 near the M1 junction in Leicestershire. It's left thousands

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of properties without water. Eleanor Garnier reports.

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They are mending a water pipe that burst on Boxing Day. It left around

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10,000 people in the Loughborough area without water. All homes are

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now reconnected at the A6 at a key junction with the M1 is closed. It

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will have a lot of impact because we don't have a bypass in this village

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and it is a main artery towards Loughborough and the East. Its

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proximity is important to people here so I say it will be a big

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impact. Me and my father have a petrol station and a fish and chip

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shop so the impact will be dramatic, we rely on a lot of passing trade so

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it will be a very bad week. The pipe that burst is three foot across and

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four metres underground and seven Trent say that is why so much water

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is gaped. Engineers need specialist equipment to mend it, which has been

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difficult to get hold of over the Christmas holiday. It is not just a

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burst pipe engineers are mending. The huge volume of water that is

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gaped damaged the road and that needs to be fixed as well. ` water

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that is gaped. It will be at least a week before this busy route to the

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M1 is open again. `` escaped. A fight early this morning closed

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part of Derby City Centre. Witnesses say 20 people were involved in the

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incident. It happened at six o'clock outside the Cantina Bar on The

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Strand. A man in his 20s suffered head injuries.

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A Derby MP has started a campaign calling on the government to

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reconsider an almost million`pound cut to Derby College. Chris

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Williamson says the college will lose ?800,000 next year due to cuts

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to the Education Funding Agency. He's written to other local

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politicians asking for their support.

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Work to create a huge nature reserve south of Nottingham should begin in

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the new year. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust says it's on course

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to raise almost half a million pounds to buy and redevelop the

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site. Tom Brown reports. Between home Pierpont and the a 52

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lies one of Nottinghamshire's best kept secrets, bursting with wildlife

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but relatively untouched by human hand. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

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has ambitious plans for the site's future. It wants to turn it into the

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county's third largest nature reserve, with more than 200 species

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of bird, but far more than a haven for twitchers. Undoubtedly

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bird`watchers would find it fascinating but equally we want

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people to have a good day out in the countryside. For the last year the

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trust has been raising money to buy the site. ?14,000 has come 0

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trust has been raising money to buy the site. ?14,000 has come from the

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public and the Environment Agency has donated almost ?300,000. The

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money we spend, which at the end of the day is public money, is given to

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an organisation who will manage the site for generations to come. The

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nature reserve should open in 2015. Onto football, and Leicester City

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are top of the Championship, with our other local teams in the playoff

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positions. With a review of an eventful Boxing Day, here's Mark

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Shardlow. The lights went out at Leicester

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City. The floodlights failed three times, putting the match in

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jeopardy, but the generator kicked in and Leicester grabbed the points.

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It leaves Leicester two points clear at the top. Derby County were fourth

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but their run of seven victories came to an end. They missed a

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penalty and plenty of other chances before Huddersfield scored a late

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equaliser. Nottingham Forest are fifth after they beat Queens Park

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Rangers. Forest one at home for the first time since September. The goal

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that wrapped it up was controversial. The assistant flagged

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for offside and the referee did not agree. In League one it was Notts

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County's goal that was sandwiched between two penalties as they went

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down 2`1 to Port Vale and Mansfield have gone 13 games without a win,

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leading 3`0 at Rochdale. `` losing. It is finally settling down for the

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week `` the weekend. We have had gusts up to 50 miles an hour but

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things are coming down and we will have some sunshine. The winds stay

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quite lively through this evening. They will ease down through the

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early hours but most of us are dry. Turning a bit chilly tonight, down

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to one or two Celsius. A cold start to the weekend, some sunshine for

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the morning" in into the afternoon. The winds are a lot lighter but it

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will feel chilly. We are back with the late news at

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10:15pm. Join us then if you can. Good evening. What a week it has

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been, a stormy start, a law through Christmas, then a wild end to the

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week, had to keep up, isn't it? This was a vicious area of low pressure

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last night, but today the winds have been strongest across northern

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areas, where it is still blowing a gale. That will gradually subside as

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we go through the night, although a windy night across Scotland with

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frequent, heavy showers. A few showers whistling in elsewhere, but

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a lot of dry weather, and temperatures will ease down first

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thing tomorrow morning. Tomorrow, a

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