08/03/2014 East Midlands Today


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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


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