08/03/2014 East Midlands Today


08/03/2014

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on the BBC News Channel. We are back with the latest news at 10.10. Now

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on BBC One, time for the news where Hello. Now the news for the East

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Midlands. I'm Simon Ward. An historic Nottingham army unit has

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marched for the final time today. The 307 Battery South

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Nottinghamshire Hussars Royal Artillery is being disbanded as part

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of a reorganisation of the army. Amy Harris watched their final parade. A

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day of private and poignancy for these part`time soldiers and their

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families. This was the final public appearance of 307 Battery South

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Nottinghamshire Hussars Royal Artillery Mac. Originally formed in

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the 18th century. Today is a pretty sad stay. It is our last parade as

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members of the Royal Tillery. An organisation we have been for 92

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years. We have aimed through to world wars and as a result, it marks

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a very significant time in our history. `` we have been through. It

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is time for people to say a fond farewell to this unit. To see so

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many people on what is a bit of a cold Saturday morning and relatively

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early, it is such a compliment. Not just to us, but also to our history.

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While today is the end of funny read, most of the reserve list will

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move on to other regiments. `` era. Hospital managers deny increased

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parking charges will make congestion worse. People living near Royal

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Derby hospital complain their streets are already used by staff

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and patients. They fear more motorists will try to avoid car park

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charges. From April, the price for an hour at the hospital will go up

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by 20 pence to ?2.00. The hospital wants more people to use public

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transport instead. Campaigners welcome a decision which

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means nine wind turbines will not be built near a Leicestershire town.

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Peel Energy applied to build a wind farm on the old Asfordby mine site.

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Melton borough Council refused and it was taken to appeal. The

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Secretary of State supported objections due to the historic

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buildings, the landscape and effects on residents.

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An 18`foot`high church cross was taken on foot in a 10`hour journey

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today. The blue cross from the Queens Hall Church in Derby was

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taken to another church in Burton. It's because the church building in

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Derby is being redeveloped for other uses. Today's event saw the cross

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being taken around Derby before leaving the city for the last time.

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Football now: And with games still underway, here's the latest.

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In the Championship, it's Barnsley 1`0 Nottingham Forest. Derby County

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0`1 Millwall. In League One, Notts County 0`0 Leyton Orient. And in

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League Two, Mansfield Town 1`1 Newport County. There's coverage and

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results on your BBC local radio station.

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Now the weather with Sara. Good evening. At times it looked like the

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cloud did not want to leave us to bring the afternoon, but it is

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gradually starting to clear as we had throughout the evening. It will

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not be a cold night. The wind will ease off a little bit just enough to

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allow some missed to develop. Tomorrow starting dry and bright and

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with the early start with the sunshine, that should help the

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temperatures. The world will be slight `` slightly lighter. Maximum

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temperature of 16 Celsius. Sunday's news for the East Midlands

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is at 6:20pm. From the Saturday team, have a good evening.

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Most of us have enjoyed a fine and dry start to the weekend. But all of

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us had the sunshine and a range of cloud conditions across the UK.

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There was a lot of cloud across Northern Ireland and Scotland to

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start the day. Some of it has remained through parts of the

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Midlands and northern England, so just hazy sunshine here.

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Temperatures in Glasgow are normal for the time of year. The winds are

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very just the for the Six Nations match. -- they are very dusty. Some

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patchy drizzle to the west of Wales. For the rest of England and Wales,

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mainly clear skies, but a patchy fog towards the south-west later

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overnight. Temperatures hold up above frost level in

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