23/03/2014 East Midlands Today


23/03/2014

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first British champion. That is it for now.

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Hello and good evening. With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm

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Maurice Flynn. Police have launched an investigating after a car driver

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died in a road crash. It happened just before midnight on Burton Road

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at Woodville in South Derbyshire. Police say a yellow Honda Chvic car

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was involved, near Granvilld school. Officers are appealing for

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witnesses. A Nottinghamshire MP has crhticised

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a church campaign for encouraging the clergy to fast in protest at

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food poverty. It comes as M`nsfield vicar, Keith Hebden, completes his

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third week of living on just one glass of fruit juice and thd water

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from boiled vegetables. The Conservative MP for Sherwood Mark

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Spencer has told the BBC thd church should instead be talking about how

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to improve the welfare systdm. Detective work by a church

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congregation has uncovered the fate of a Nottingham man who served in

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the First World War. The research started after a relative discovered

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his name on a war memorial while visiting a city church.

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Recently, Christine from Nottingham was visiting Saint John's church for

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the first time in decades. During her visit, she also looked `t the

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great War Memorial inside and stumbled by chance on her uncle s

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name. My family always said he died in Rhodesia. I thought why was he in

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Rhodesia? Christine's father served in the great War and so Chrhstine

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asked for help about her uncle. Investigations by the congrdgation

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reveal William had left the family home and had also served but in

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Northern Rhodesia, now Zambha, in Africa. He was in the Northdrn

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Rhodesian police and unforttnately, the pandemic of the flu in 0918 ..

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He caught flu and died on Christmas Eve 1918. That he was mentioned

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twice in dispatches. On beh`lf of the church, I would like to present

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you with a spike. The Commonwealth War Graves commission provided this

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certificate, including a photograph of the Zambian graveyard whdre he

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now rests. I am sorry he didd so early and I have... It is a mystery

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solved. Onto sport now and Derby Cotnty took

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on Nottingham Forest again today, although this time it was for

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charity. Former players frol both clubs were taking part in the Sport

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Relief Rivals match at Long Eaton. After yesterday saw Forest lose 5`0

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to Derby, today Forest won 3`0. Up to 2,000 fans watched and donated to

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the Sport Relief campaign. Ht is good to be playing against the lads.

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We've played against each other many times. It was good. I should say it

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wasn't about winning but it was really. It was great. It has been a

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great day. We got a great crowd and the buckets are full to bursting

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with money. The crowd There'll be more on this in our late bulletin.

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Turnout was fantastic. And hf you missed our report yesterday on

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Derby's 5`0 drubbing of Nottingham Forest it's still available on

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iPlayer for about an hour, `nd there's plenty more on tomorrow

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night's East Midlands Today. But meanwhile Leicester City's tnbeaten

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run goes on, although they had to settle for a draw against Blackburn.

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Angela has our round up. It has been 17 years since the Foxes

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last war `1 at Ewood Park. Black then did eventually ldvel the

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scores. The draw leaves Leicester five points clear at the top. Yes,

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we probably have the best clear`cut chances in the game but if we had

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taken all three, I think thdy will be disappointed. A huge boost for

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Notts County against Carlisle. Three vital points in their battld against

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relegation. Hollis had their opener. Murray doubled their lead. Hollis

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helped himself to a second `fter the break with a glorious header. James

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gave the visitors hope but ht was soon dashed after this superb

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strike. I want to be happy with our three

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points. I said to the lads, don t get carried away. We are sthll five

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points adrift. And up against their fierce local rivals, this w`s a

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goalless draw. And a six try triumph for Ldicester

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Tigers against Exeter today. Manu Tuilangi scoring on his first home

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appearance since his comeback from injury saw them win 45`15.

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Let's check the latest on otr weather now. Kaye has your forecast.

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Good evening. We saw some lhvely showers this afternoon. Thex gave us

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some spectacular rainbows. This was captured by Dave this afternoon

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Keep them coming in. The showers are starting to fade away. They will

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continue to do so through the evening. That will leave us dry and

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clear for much of the night. We have got a cold night in store.

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Gardeners, beware. There is a widespread frost. A cold st`rt

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tomorrow but it beautiful, bright start with lots of sunshine through

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the morning. We will see thd sunshine turning a little h`zy with

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higher cloud coming in later in the day. It shouldn't distract from what

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should be quite a dry and bright afternoon. Feeling warmer whth highs

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of 11 Celsius. There is more from me at 10:15pm.

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For now, goodbye. Hello. Following today's showers,

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tonight is going to be much colder. Clear skies, light winds, a recipe

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for a widespread frost. Sharp showers for the next couple of

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hours. From East Yorkshire to the south-east. Hail and thunder. Skies

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will clear across many areas. Temperatures tumbling across rural

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parts it could be as low as minus six. Not as cold across Northern

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Ireland and the far south-west. Increasing cloud ahead of the

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weather front pushing rain very slowly in from the Atlantic. Central

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and eastern areas staying dry and bright all day. Good-looking day

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across Scotland. Sunshine turning hazy later in the West. Thickening

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cloud. Rain in the afternoon. The band of rain will work its way into

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Wales in

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