15/03/2014 East Midlands Today


15/03/2014

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

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First, this lunchtime: An investigation is getting under way

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into the cause of a huge fire in the centre of Derby. It destroyed the

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roof of the Assembly Room's car park and, with it, the air conditioning,

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heating and plant machinery for the venue next door. The full scale of

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the structural damage is yet to be confirmed, but people are now being

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allowed back`in to collect their cars from the car park.

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Though is some bits of loose structure on the building, we are

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help making that safe. People can come and collect their cars. If they

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present themselves to the reception at the Council house, we will escort

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them over. The fire seems to have come from the plant room, the power

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station is above the car park. That will have an impact on our ability

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to run shows in the adjoining theatre, and leisure centre.

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A 20`year`old man has been charged, following an incident in the

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Hucknall area of Nottingham. Reece Theison, of no fixed address, was

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charged with theft, criminal damage, and possession of a firearm with

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intent to cause fear or violence. It follows a ten`hour stand`off with

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police in Hucknall, which ended in the early hours of Friday morning,

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near a snooker club in the town. He's appearing before magistrates in

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the city today. Plans for a new cycle track on part

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of a wildlife sanctuary in Derby have been scrapped. The plans had

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been approved, despite strong opposition. But a legal challenge by

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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust saw work on`site delayed. It can't now be

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completed before the bird nesting season, so risks costing more than

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the original budget. As a result, the council says it's no longer a

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viable option. Some big matches on today in the

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football for our local sides. Leicester host Blackpool, with the

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Foxes looking to further cement their automatic promotion place.

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Forest are hoping to end a winless run, and try to keep in their

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play`off place, as they host Doncaster.

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And Derby County haven't scored in their last three games, and are

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looking to reverse that, as they head to Reading.

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In League One, Notts County face Tranmere, hoping to lift themselves

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from the bottom of the table. And, in League Two, Mansfield Town

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face Northampton. The skies are now clearing nicely,

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it will stay fine and dry. After an early`morning shower, a line of

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showers developed, but they have not developed. A brisk westerly wind,

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maximum temperature of 15 Celsius this afternoon. Overnight, the

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breeze continues, clearer skies in the early part of the evening,

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before cloud increases. Minimum temperature, eight Celsius, a mild

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night. Tomorrow, the better part of the day will be the only morning. We

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hold onto brighter weather, but there is some cloud. The high

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pressure is starting to sink further south but at the moment, quite

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breezy, but try next week. `` dry. Join us again at 7.10pm.

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Goodbye.

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