08/03/2014 East Midlands Today


08/03/2014

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That's it for now. Our next bulletin on BBC One will be at the

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earlier-than-usual time of 4.25pm this

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Good afternoon, I'm Simon W`rd. The last Nottingham`based Royal

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Artillery Battery has marchdd for the final time today. The 60 strong

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307 Battery is being disbanded as part of the re`organisation of the

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Army Reserve. It means the South Notts Hussars are merging whth the

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Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. They marched through Old Market Square,

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exercising their right to the Freedom of the City for the last

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time. As reserve if, we all live and work around Nottingham, so we are

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local in that sense and for the city to recognise us in this way and to

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see so many people on a chilly Saturday morning, it is such a

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compliment. Not just to ask, but to our history and the service that has

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been given. Hospital managers have denidd that

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increased parking charges whll make congestion worse. People living near

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the Royal Derby Hospital have complained their streets ard already

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used by staff and patients. They fear more motorists will now try to

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avoid car park charges. Frol April the price for an hour at thd

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hospital will go up by 20 pdnce to ?2. The hospital says it hopes more

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people will use public transport instead.

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Campaigners have welcomed a decision which means nine wind turbines will

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not be built near a Leicestdrshire town. Peel Energy had applidd to

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build a wind farm on the old Asfordby mine site. Melton Borough

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Council refused and it was taken to appeal. The Secretary of St`te

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supported objections based on how the wind farm would affect historic

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buildings, the landscape and its nearest residents. People lhving in

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Nottingham might be able to choose the council as their supplidr. The

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local council already uses `n incinerator to provide power to

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civic buildings. An expanded service could help to lower household bills.

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An 18 foot high church cross is being taken on foot in what's

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expected to be a ten hour journey. The Blue Cross from the Quedns Hall

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Church in Derby is being taken to another church in Burton. It's

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because the church building in Derby is being redeveloped for other uses.

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Today's event saw the cross being taken around Derby before ldaving

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the city for the last time. Plenty of football today, even

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though Championship leaders Leicester aren't playing.

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Derby County are also chasing automatic promotion and havd

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Millwall at home this afternoon Nottingham Forest are off to

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Barnsley, with manager Billx Davies on the first game of his five`match

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touchline ban. In League One, Notts County will try

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to get off the bottom of thd table at home to Leyton Orient.

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And in League Two, Newport `re the visitors to Mansfield Town.

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Now, let's take a look at the East Midlands weather with Sara.

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After such a long wait for the crowd to thin, it is starting to do that

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and we will see a fine afternoon. It will be quite mild, even though we

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have a brisk southerly wind. A maximum this afternoon of 14 or 15

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Celsius. It will not be a cold night. We will continue to hold onto

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the trees. A minimum temper`ture of six Celsius. A fine and dry start

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tomorrow. The is a weather front around, but for the majoritx of

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Sunday we will see a a fine day the same the next week as well. That is

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the now. Good wife. `` goodbye. Good afternoon. Our weekend forecast

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did include some sunshine and warmth but was never going

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