01/03/2014 East Midlands Today


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on the BBC News Channel, we are back with the late news 10:10.

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

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special service is under wax in Derby following the scandal of

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former parish priest Francis Cullen. Last week, the 85`year`old `dmitted

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sexually abusing children in Derbyshire and Nottingham over 4

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years. At Christ the King Church in Mackworth, the Bishop of Nottingham

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is leading tonight's servicd. The diocese hopes it'll help Cullen s

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victims begin the healing process ahead of his sentencing.

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Thousands of people turned tp at Mallory Park racetrack in

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Leicestershire today to show support for the venue. It was the fhrst

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event held by the circuit's new managers, after a bitter legal row

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over noise saw the previous ones go into liquidation. Carolyn Moses

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reports. An open day to welcome visitors with

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open arms. This was Mallory park trying to make friends again with

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its neighbours, after a verx public spat. The previous management

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company folded last year, the circuit's new managers, two local

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former racers themselves, s`y this is the start of the new era. We are

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hoping to keep it on as a r`ce circuit, not as a full`on British

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superbike level circuit, but as a friendly circuit. Organisers say the

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crowds here today show the level of interest there is in this vdnue

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They're hoping to renegotiate the number of days they hold evdnts

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here, but they say many of those will be less noisy. Yes, it is a

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race circuit. But yes, it s`ys Mallory Park. We want to move

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intoriathlon. We've opened `` intoriathlon. `` intotriath`lon I'd

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like to think that people who haven't been speaking to people can

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start to speak to speak to people. `` to speak to people. The new

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owners have to come to a happy medium with the villagers. Ht

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depends how it's run. Today former and would`be world champions were

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lending their support. The real test will come when the new season gets

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its wheels in motion later this month.

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Developers are trying to tr`ce the relatives of an amateur town

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planner, credited with helphng to shape the look of modern`dax

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Nottingham. Ena Palmer was `warded the Citizen of Honour by thd City

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Council in 1994. The search is on now for her family, as 140 new homes

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are being built on the formdr site of five blocks of flats in Lenton,

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and developers want to name one of the buildings after Ena. Shd put a

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lot of effort into the area and to natural causes as well. Wildlife was

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one of her treasures. She w`s a member of the not Hampshire `` not

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Hampshire Trust. The Rams were a goal behind when

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Chris Martin was sent off, Burnley forge ahead in the second h`lf to

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defeat Derby 2`0. It was 3`0 to Leicester, against relegation zone

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Charlton, and Nottingham Forest lost 4`1 to Wigan at the City ground

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It was a drubbing for Notts County at Rotherham in League One. The

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Magpies were 4`0 down by half time, but it finished 6`0. And a goalless

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draw for Mansfield Town with Dagenham and Redbridge in Ldague

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Two. In rugby, the Leicester Tigers face Newcastle tomorrow, hoping to

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cement their place in the Premiership top four. Our standards

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are high. We have to keep it that way. Sometimes you have to take a

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more measured view and realhse that sides are getting better. The salary

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cap is to even the competithon. Have you no God`given right to whn

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anything. Let's check the wdather now. After a spring`like dax the

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night will get off to a chilly night. We are expecting a p`tchy

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frost at first. The cloud whll thicken up and we will see patchy

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rain work through during thd early hours. The breeze picks up ` bit as

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well. Temperatures shouldn't fall much lower than four Celsius.

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Sunday, though, looks like being a fairly dull start to the dax, plenty

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of drizzle around to begin with It may brighten for a time, but the

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cloud increases. Showers move in ahead of the main band of r`in,

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which pushes in during the latter part of the afternoon. The winds

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will strengthen, and it will feel much fresher than the temperature

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suggests. Mel has your forecastyour local BBC

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Radio. Tonight in session whth Dean and the team catch Lauren F`ith from

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Derby. That's between now and 1 pm. For now, good night.

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Hello. For some of us, it was quite a decent state, some sunshine

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around, but not the case right now in Northern Ireland

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