22/03/2014 East Midlands Today


22/03/2014

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Good afternoon. With your ndws now for the East Midlands, I'm Laurice

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Flynn. The Ministry of Defence has formally identified ten unknown

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soldiers killed in World War I, among them a private from the East

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Midlands. The remains of John Richmond from Nottingham were found

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during building work in France. It's thought he may have died in 191 in

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one of the first French battles of the war. Officials have been working

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to match his DNA with that of his surviving family in Ravenshdad.

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Private Richmond will be reburied with full military honours hn France

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later this year. Some of thd family will go over. I know it will be a

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very emotional occasion. It will help us to remember. A headstone

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will have his name on, which will be there for future generations. I am

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proud that he was there and I have great respect for him that he went

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and fought for us and our freedom. Police patrols are being stdpped up

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on a railway line as part of efforts to cut anti`social behaviour. The

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extra patrols will be on thd Robin Hood Line between Nottinghal and

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Worksop on Friday and Saturday evenings. It follows a succdssful

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operation last year, which saw a significant reduction in drtnken

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behaviour on board trains on the line. Over the years, the Robin Hood

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line has had a history of hhgher proportion of issues of

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alcohol`related disorder and anti`social behaviour. It's

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particularly prevalent on Friday and Saturday nights. We are aimhng to

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clamp down on that sort of behaviour.

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To sport and in football, Ddrby County host Nottingham Forest, in

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the big match of the day. It kicked off at 12.15pm, and at half time the

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current score sees Derby Cotnty a goal up. Catch the second h`lf

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action on BBC Radio Derby or Nottingham. Both are of course

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covering it. We'll have your first look at the action at 5.20pl.

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To later kick`offs and at the top of the Championship, Leicester are at

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Blackburn. Live Commentary on that game on BBC Radio Leicester from

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two. In League One, Notts County host Carlisle at Meadow Land. In

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League Two, there's derby action for Mansfield Town too, the Stags are

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hosting Chesterfield. It kicked off a few mins ago. Currently no score.

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The Nottingham Panthers facd an uphill task to win the Challenge Cup

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after last night's defeat. They lost 5`2 in Belfast in the first leg of

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the final. The second leg is in Nottingham on Tuesday.

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Blue skies and some big clotds today. What's in store for ts, Kaye?

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We were lucky with the showdrs this morning. We have bands of them now

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starting to push in. In the heavy bursts, they could turn wintry

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across the Peak District. The possibility of a little bit of

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sleep. Some sunshine in between Temperatures will feel quitd chilly

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at seven or eight Celsius. The showers will continue for a time

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this evening. They will fadd away for most of us. One or two of them

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will continue through the e`rly hours. Again, there could bd a

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wintry element to them across higher ground. Turning cold tonight with

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temperatures close to freezhng. A dryer, bright start for most of us

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tomorrow morning. A couple of these showers will continue into the

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afternoon but more sunshine for us tomorrow. Wrap up warmly because it

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is feeling cold once again. Back with you at 5.20pm, whdn we'll

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have the first pictures of `ny goals in the Derby County and Nottingham

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Forest match. Goodbye for now.

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