16/02/2014 East Midlands Today


16/02/2014

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

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A Government minister has criticised East Midland council leaders for

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building up cash reserves while complaining about having to make big

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budget cuts. The intervention comes as our county councils finalise

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their budget plans for the next year. Our political editor John Hess

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has more. I am heading to the very top of the

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East Midlands. It is from this spot at Wigan Hill that you get a

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fantastic view of the whole these Midlands. `` Beacon Hill. When it

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comes to budget treasures, it is not a bad place for the big edge. Take

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Derbyshire, it is facing budget cuts of ?157 million, but is the

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equivalent of 1600 job losses. In Nottinghamshire, the total of cuts

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is ?154 billion and 750 jobs. Since the age of 30, it has lost almost a

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quarter of its workforce. In Leicestershire, the County Council

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is talking of cuts of ?110 million, the equivalent of 700 posts. It has

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already had to lose 750 jobs. You can only spend reserves once. We

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have spent them and continue to do so. We have reduced them

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considerably. We will have reduced them by half by this time next year.

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And we use them, for example, by giving ?20 million for the widening

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of the A453. If we were to invest million pounds more in preventing

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people from tripping and falling and breaking their hips, it would save

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?12 million in A, but the money does not move back into our pockets.

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Letter member that is a whole, we spent ?117 billion this year. The

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authorities in the East Midlands have increased their reserves over

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the last 12 months substantially. But will not be welcome in council

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chambers like this, as our local politicians struggle to find more

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savings. You can watch today's special Sunday

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Politics on the BBC's iPlayer now. It concentrates on the cuts, and

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includes a debate with the leaders of our county councils on the impact

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of those cuts. Tributes have been placed at the scene of a car crash

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in Leicester which killed a young mother`to`be this weekend. It

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happened on Saffron Lane near its junction with Knighton Lane East

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yesterday. The Police say 22`year`old Paige Jackson was

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walking at the time. She died later in hospital. Friends have told us

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she was pregnant. In a statement, her work colleagues said she was "a

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popular and valued friend" who'd be "dearly missed".

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The Army's commander in Helmand province has told us that troops

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from the East Midlands have made huge contribution to the military

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campaign. `` made a huge contribution. Hundreds of soldiers

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from Leicestershire and Derbyshire are deployed on operations this

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winter. Some troops are helping the Afghan police protect the city of

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Lashkar Gah. Others are targeting insurgents who use deadly improvised

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bombs. One can look back over the history

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of our time here in Afghanistan and see the role that has been played by

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regiments such as the Royal Anglian. The contribution has been

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really valued, and you can see the changes and the progress that has

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been made on the ground in Helmand. Sport now, and Nottingham ice

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dancers Nick Buckland and Penny Coomes are about to perform in the

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figure skating ice dance at the Winter Olympics. `` have just

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performed. We will let you know more details later. To football now, and

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Nottingham Forest were knocked out of the FA Cup this afternoon.

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They were beaten by Sheffield United by three goals to one and miss out

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on a quarter`final tie. Meanwhile, in the League, Leicester

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and Derby haven't played this weekend, but Notts County and

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Mansfield were in action, as Natalie Jackson reports.

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In League 1, Notts County remain in the bottom four after the lost 2`0

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four stop the first half had it `` header from Michael Jacobs but

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Wolves ahead. His deflected shot after the break left the West

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Midlands side with all three points. But Notts manager John Derry thinks

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his team can stay up. There was a pitch inspection after the wet

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weather. The game went on, Mansfield may have wished it hadn't. They lost

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3`0. And in this afternoon's rugby

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action, Leicester Tigers overcame Gloucester 11`8 at Welford Road to

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keep pace with the play`offs in the Premiership.

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Meanwhile in the Championship, Nottingham lost to Bristol, going

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down 24`25 at Meadow Lane. After a glorious, fresh winter's day

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for most of us, let's see what's coming next. Sara has your forecast.

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The coldest part of tonight will be through the early part of the

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evening. The temperatures will drop quite low initially, down to about

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two Celsius. Turning misty with some fog around. But the breeze starts to

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pick up overnight. The rain starts to gradually come in as well. It'll

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us quite a wet day on and off on Monday. It will be quite a blustery

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day with temperatures reaching a maximum of nine Celsius. Tuesday,

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the winds will fall like but it is likely to be quite a day. We do

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start to see some high pressure coming in, to give us or settled day

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on Wednesday. `` or We'll have more for you after

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tonight's national and international update, which is the other side of

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tonight's BAFTAs, at around 11:20pm tonight.

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Until then, have a very good evening.

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