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That's it for now. Our next bulletin on BBC One will be at the
earlier-than-usual time of 4.25pm this
Good afternoon, I'm Simon W`rd. The last Nottingham`based Royal
Artillery Battery has marchdd for the final time today. The 60 strong
307 Battery is being disbanded as part of the re`organisation of the
Army Reserve. It means the South Notts Hussars are merging whth the
Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. They marched through Old Market Square,
exercising their right to the Freedom of the City for the last
time. As reserve if, we all live and work around Nottingham, so we are
local in that sense and for the city to recognise us in this way and to
see so many people on a chilly Saturday morning, it is such a
compliment. Not just to ask, but to our history and the service that has
been given. Hospital managers have denidd that
increased parking charges whll make congestion worse. People living near
the Royal Derby Hospital have complained their streets ard already
used by staff and patients. They fear more motorists will now try to
avoid car park charges. Frol April the price for an hour at thd
hospital will go up by 20 pdnce to ?2. The hospital says it hopes more
people will use public transport instead.
Campaigners have welcomed a decision which means nine wind turbines will
not be built near a Leicestdrshire town. Peel Energy had applidd to
build a wind farm on the old Asfordby mine site. Melton Borough
Council refused and it was taken to appeal. The Secretary of St`te
supported objections based on how the wind farm would affect historic
buildings, the landscape and its nearest residents. People lhving in
Nottingham might be able to choose the council as their supplidr. The
local council already uses `n incinerator to provide power to
civic buildings. An expanded service could help to lower household bills.
An 18 foot high church cross is being taken on foot in what's
expected to be a ten hour journey. The Blue Cross from the Quedns Hall
Church in Derby is being taken to another church in Burton. It's
because the church building in Derby is being redeveloped for other uses.
Today's event saw the cross being taken around Derby before ldaving
the city for the last time. Plenty of football today, even
though Championship leaders Leicester aren't playing.
Derby County are also chasing automatic promotion and havd
Millwall at home this afternoon Nottingham Forest are off to
Barnsley, with manager Billx Davies on the first game of his five`match
touchline ban. In League One, Notts County will try
to get off the bottom of thd table at home to Leyton Orient.
And in League Two, Newport `re the visitors to Mansfield Town.
Now, let's take a look at the East Midlands weather with Sara.
After such a long wait for the crowd to thin, it is starting to do that
and we will see a fine afternoon. It will be quite mild, even though we
have a brisk southerly wind. A maximum this afternoon of 14 or 15
Celsius. It will not be a cold night. We will continue to hold onto
the trees. A minimum temper`ture of six Celsius. A fine and dry start
tomorrow. The is a weather front around, but for the majoritx of
Sunday we will see a a fine day the same the next week as well. That is
the now. Good wife. `` goodbye. Good afternoon. Our weekend forecast
did include some sunshine and warmth but was never going