01/02/2014 East Midlands Today


01/02/2014

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Thank you very much. That is it from us.

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With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn. A

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business in Nottingham says it's leaving the city today ` blaming

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prolonged work on the city's tram extension. Sharon Breedon has been

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running Greenfingers the Florist on High Road for 18 years. She says the

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nearby road closures ` some of which have overrun by more than six months

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` has devastated business. The council says it's had no contact

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from the shop, and would have looked into any concerns. We have done

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weddings, birthdays and carried it on, so it was really difficult. It

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is very sad, we have had customers in tears this morning. Leicester's

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Belgrave Flyover has carried its last traffic. The flyover closed

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finally 0 last traffic. The flyover closed

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finally overnight. 0 last traffic. The flyover closed

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finally overnight. Work to demolish the 1970s structure will start on

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Monday, and last for nine weeks. Motorists are being advised to plan

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ahead, as there will be severe disruption in that area.

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A Derbyshire community has turned out to support a local pub landlady

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who is facing closure because her rent has been put up by over 40%. A

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public meeting was packed in Duffield to support The Pattenmakers

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Arms ` which has just been named best pub in Derbyshire by CAMRA.

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Locals say it's the heart of the community. The company which owns

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the pub says it's offering the market rate, but the landlady says

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if the proposed rise of 42% goes ahead, she can't renew her tenancy.

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Whether I stay or go, whoever comes into the pub has 0

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Whether I stay or go, whoever comes into the pub has to pay that, as

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though I am struggling financially now with this rent, so with the rent

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increase, I know it is obviously not financially 0 0

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increase, I know it is obviously not financially viable. To sport,

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Nottingham Forest have now signed defender Jack Hobbs. It's been a

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saga for Hobbs who was at Forest on a season`long loan ` but was

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recalled by Hull. Well, just ahead of last night's transfer deadline,

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it was confirmed he'll be back at the City Ground on a four and a half

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year deal, and in time for tomorrow's game with Yeovil. To

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today's games now, and Leicester will be looking to continue their

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record breaking run of form as they travel to Bournemouth. Derby County

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are at Birmingham. In League One, Notts County face high`flyers

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Preston. And Mansfield Town travel to Plymouth in League Two. In the

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rugby. The Leicester Tigers are out of the LV Cup after last night's

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35`17 defeat to arch rivals Bath. And in the Championship, Nottingham

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won at home, they beat London Scottish 15`3. Glorious morning, but

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there's worse on the way, isn't there, Sara?

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Yes, the winds will start to strengthen now as we head into the

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afternoon. It will be happy and there may be hale and thunder.

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Showers coming in, 0 there may be hale and thunder.

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Showers coming in, even 0 there may be hale and thunder.

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Showers coming in, even more so overnight. We do gradually start to

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see drier conditions coming in in the early hours. Temperatures

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dropping down to a minimum of four degrees Celsius. More wet and windy

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weather still to come We're back with more for you later than usual

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tonight, at five 0 with more for you later than usual

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tonight, at five past 0 with more for you later than usual

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tonight, at five past seven. Next week. Love your company again

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then. Do have a very good afternoon.

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Goodbye. Some of us will have to brace

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ourselves today. Leaning forward into the wind. If you live over the

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west of the UK, there are gale-force winds on the way,

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