14/02/2014 East Midlands Today


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almost 80 mph work recorded. In Devon, the storm brought 40

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millimetres of And now the news for the East

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Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn. The largest deployment of armed forces

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from the East Midlands is currently spending the winter in Afghanistan.

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Two regiments that recruit from towns and villages across

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Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire are in Helmand

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Province. Some of them are there to close down Camp Bastion. Our Social

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Affairs Correspondent Jeremy Ball has been with them. ATM at the

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operating base in Lashkar Gar, and we are kitted out for a safety

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briefing that made Sue `` makes you sit up and listen. All this for a

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short walk to the provincial police headquarters where they have been

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training the local Afghan uniformed police. They are keeping the local

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city relatively secure and soon there won't be any British soldiers

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here to help. As you can see, we they're not taking any chances.

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Overnight they found two improvised bombs or ie DS macro, that some

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people waved at us and greet us. People will wonder why we have our

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full kit but there is always the risk of an IED. Inside police HQ, a

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Warrant Officer from Loughborough and a corporal from and stay live

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and work with the Afghan forces. They are here to share intelligence

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about security threats. It takes time to build a rapport but once you

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establish that, you can get a good working relationship. They have a

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similar sense of humour to ourselves, they do enjoy a good

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laugh. At the main base, they have been waiting up to this, deserts

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downed protected by frost. Because the kitchens are closed down, this

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is recovered, hot chocolate in water bottle and born in the bag ration

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packs. `` ball in the bag. Most bases have been closed. This one is

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well underway, the Royal Anglian 's will be the last Jewish soldiers in

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Lashkar Gar. Thousands of British troops have left Afghanistan. The

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jury in the trial of a man accused of attempting to murder a Sikh

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spiritual leader with an axe, has been discharged after failing to

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reach a verdict. Harjit Singh Toor from Oadby in Leicestershire had

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denied trying to kill His Holiness Sirisat Guru Uday Singh during a

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religious ceremony at a Leicester temple last August. A decision will

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be made within the next two weeks whether or not to hold a retrial. Mr

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Toor has admitted causing grievous bodily harm.

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The father of a young man who went missing on a night out in Derby has

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made an emotional appeal for information about his son.

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Twenty`year`old Nadish Kunwar was spotted on CCTV after leaving

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friends at the Jurys Inn hotel two weeks ago. Officers say he had been

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drinking heavily. He hasn't been seen or heard from since. Absolutely

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nothing to suggest anything untoward happened, it is a missing persons

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enquiry, we have come to a point at the CCTV where we are appealing for

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them members of the public to help us. They should be leafleting this

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area, that area, everyday, we pray and we had no appetite, or can't

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sleep at night. If somebody walking... Next ` the East Midlands

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has so far escaped the worst of the winter's storms, but we may get

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similar weather patterns in the future. Experts have today warned

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that people can't just rely on outside organisations, but need to

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protect themselves from future floods. James Roberson reports. With

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its rippling brook running through the middle, this was a peaceful and

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just today but these pictures show how constant rain such as weird

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currently in during having the past turned to brook into a lake. The

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road has been flooding, the houses, sandbags have been used. It has

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caused great concern. Today, this man who works for all the East

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Midlands councils of the climate change expert, was showing me what

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self`help can do. The brook has been cleared and its banks have been

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strengthened with local staff. They have provided a labour force of

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local volunteers who have cleared up the vegetation which was cultured

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beating to the flooding. Flood preventing can be sorted before

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flooding. This housing estate was one of the first in Britain designed

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with a special trading system. What we have try to do is retain the

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water on`site for as long as possible through a mixture of ponds,

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so we restrict the flow and water seeps in more slowly, therefore the

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watercourse doesn't rise rapidly and we don't fly people downstream.

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Residents also pay for maintaining the system. Government and emergency

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organisations no longer have the money or staff to provide all the

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help. As we have seen, people are standing around waiting for someone

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to turn up in the UK don't have the staff to do that, so individual

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resilience is important. It is up to a local business to assess risk and

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put in place things which will help improve and reduce that. Children at

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a primary school in Nottinghamshire received a surprise visit from the

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Paralympian Richard Whitehead today. The gold medallist, who's competing

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in tomorrow's final of the TV diving show, Splash, popped into Candleby

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Lane school after receiving messages of support from pupils on social

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media. One of the biggest things I have done. I'm having to overcome

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obstacles, with my disability, just getting onto the boards, the ten

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meter board. I was gobsmacked when he came through the door. How will

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they do in the final? He will win. That's your news from me for now.

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Here's Kaye with your weather. The good news is that we have got

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some winter sunshine on the way for the weekend for Sunday, but we have

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got to wait until Sunday because it is staying unsettled for the next

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24`hour is also. The showers will continue overnight. The winds will

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be gusting up to 60 mph so we have a yellow warning in force across

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Lincolnshire. Temperatures not falling very far. Tomorrow morning,

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we kicked off wet and windy once again, some showers from the word

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go. These will slowly but surely diminish. The winds will ease as

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well, that takes us into a super sunny Sunday.

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and bright after a chilly night. I will leave you with the weekend

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summary for London. Let's go to the weather centre to get the national

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forecast. Our love hate relationship with the

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weather has become unbalanced this winter, I suspect there is not a lot

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of love left. Today's storm has not helped. It gave us 20 to 30

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millimetres of rain. Snow in the past few hours at lower levels in

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eastern Scotland. That should turn to rain again but the blizzards in

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the Scottish mountains will continue. This evening, it has been

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the wind which has been most disruptive in southern England. Met

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Office amber warning remains in force with gusts up to 80 miles an

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hour along the south coast producing big waves crashing into the

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shoreline. Dangerous conditions and more coastal flooding. Inland, winds

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50 to 60 miles an hour up the Bristol Channel and other southern

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counties. Trees have come down and plenty of disruption. This weather

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continues for a few more hours. There are weather warnings. The

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number of flood warnings has risen through the day and more detail

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about that

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