28/01/2014 East Midlands Today


28/01/2014

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Now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Anne Davies. A Lincolnshire man,

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who murdered 10`year`old Rosie`May Storrie, has lost his appeal against

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his conviction and sentence. Paul Smith was found guilty of

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suffocating Rosie May at a Christmas party 0

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suffocating Rosie May at a Christmas party in Leicestershire in 2003. Amy

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Harris reports. Rosie`May Storrie, aged nine, filmed at home in 2002

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with her pet rabbit. A year later, she would be dead. Rosie`May was

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killed at a Christmas party at this house by another guest. 17`year`old

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Paul Smith. He was convicted of suffocating her and sentenced to 14

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years in jail. He's always denied murder and his previous `` has

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previously attempted to change the verdict. Today, it was announced the

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Court of Appeal refused an appeal againsts his conviction and

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sentence. It's welcome news for Rosie`May's family. It means we can

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get on with our lives and go forward in a positive way. It's a decision

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that can't be reversed, but Paul Smith's father, Nigel, says the

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fight to clear his son's name will go on. My son is innocent. This is a

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huge miscarriage of justice. I will continue to fight it. Rosie`May was

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a born performer. This year, she would have been 21. Her family are

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coping with their loss by putting their energy and efforts into a

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dance academy and a children's home in Sri Lanka, set up in her name.

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Their way of giving other young people the future that Rosie`May was

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denied. Amy Harris, BBC East Midlands Today. Next tonight, the

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twins who, their parents say, have missed out on months of schooling.

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The girls both have disabilities and need to be assessed, but the family

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have been waiting since last June for some kind of decision. There is

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the chance of places at a school a mile away, but the council won't

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fund special transport. Jo Healey reports. It was the girls birthday

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yesterday, 10 years marked by surgery. Zara had an operation on

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her spine, last June they moved back from Birmingham to Derby. Since then

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their concern hasn't been just their health, but their education. My

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favourite subjects are maths and English. I miss my friends. I miss

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not going back to school. They are highly dependant. We have been

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struggling throughout. We have not been able to get any schooling, any

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home education. It's been uphill. We want them to go to school. City

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Council has a school in mind. The family say it's a mile from home.

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The council won't give them special transport. Their chairs won't fit in

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a car. This would be their only option. They are prone to infection,

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they have a low immune system. We're worried they will end up in hospital

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again. If we have to do this every day in the cold, rain and wet it's

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not a solution. We are very worried that we won't be able to keep this

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up. In a statement, Derby City Council said the family had been

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encouraged to apply for help with transport and the council always

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puts the needs of children first. A 71`year`old woman was helicoptered

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to hospital after a smash between a bus and tractor in a Leicesteshire

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village. Witnesses saw a single decker bus collide with a tractor,

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before hitting a wall in North Street in Rothley today. Three

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others were taken to hospital as a precaution. The road was closed

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while emergency services rescued the woman, who suffered serious leg

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injuries. The bus was well lodged in the wall. The driver side was lodged

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worse, the tractor hit the door as you would step onto the bus. The

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front of the bus was in a good mess. The Government has turned down a

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plan to improve one of our key rail links. A minister says there's no

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business case for work on the Castle Railway line from Nottingham to

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Lincoln, via Newark. To no avail. The East Coast Main Line gets

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passengers into King's Cross in 1 hour 22 minutes. The Government is

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talking about spending a lot of money on North/ Rail. It's cross

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country that we need a lot more help. The service would be improved

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because there is always too many people on it. If the train was more

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frequent, it would be better. From Nottingham toll Newark in the

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evening you have two coaches. You have a lot more people commuting

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from work or university, like myself, who want to get home, yet

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you can't get a seat. That's bad service. The Castle line opened? 18

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46 and is regarded as an an important railway. That's why local

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politicians want new investment to cut journey times. We all want this

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to succeed right outside our constituency. It's emerged that the

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message has yet to reach a Transport Minister. The department has

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received no comment from Nottinghamshire County Council or

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Lincoln conshire County Council Council. We haven't seen a business

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case. Council is the organisation that lobbies for our region say it

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is's disappointed. A business case has been made. Maybe on the Castle

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Line these things take much longer to arrive. Football now, and both

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Leicester and Derby were in action tonight. The Foxes beat Birmingham

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2`1 to set a new club record of eight League wins in a row. Derby

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were 2`0 down to Yeovil at half time, but they fought back to win

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3`2. Now a look at the weather: were 2`0 down to Yeovil at half

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time, but We are in nor a short, sharp cold snap over the next few

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days. The showers will diminish tomorrow. Some could turn wintry.

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For the time being it's wetness we have in store for tonight. There

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could be a wintry element to the showers later on in the night across

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the Peak District. For most it will be rain showers. It is relatively

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mild, four or five Celsius our lowest temperature. Grim start to

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tomorrow morning, cloud and showers. The showers will merge for a time

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during the morning time. They may turn wintry as the cold air feeds in

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with highs of five Celsius. Colder still on Thursday, 0

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with highs of five Celsius. Colder still on Thursday, wet, windy and

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mild again by Friday. That's about it from the late team. From all of

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us, goodbye.

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