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first British champion. That is it for now.
Hello and good evening. With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm
Maurice Flynn. Police have launched an investigating after a car driver
died in a road crash. It happened just before midnight on Burton Road
at Woodville in South Derbyshire. Police say a yellow Honda Chvic car
was involved, near Granvilld school. Officers are appealing for
witnesses. A Nottinghamshire MP has crhticised
a church campaign for encouraging the clergy to fast in protest at
food poverty. It comes as M`nsfield vicar, Keith Hebden, completes his
third week of living on just one glass of fruit juice and thd water
from boiled vegetables. The Conservative MP for Sherwood Mark
Spencer has told the BBC thd church should instead be talking about how
to improve the welfare systdm. Detective work by a church
congregation has uncovered the fate of a Nottingham man who served in
the First World War. The research started after a relative discovered
his name on a war memorial while visiting a city church.
Recently, Christine from Nottingham was visiting Saint John's church for
the first time in decades. During her visit, she also looked `t the
great War Memorial inside and stumbled by chance on her uncle s
name. My family always said he died in Rhodesia. I thought why was he in
Rhodesia? Christine's father served in the great War and so Chrhstine
asked for help about her uncle. Investigations by the congrdgation
reveal William had left the family home and had also served but in
Northern Rhodesia, now Zambha, in Africa. He was in the Northdrn
Rhodesian police and unforttnately, the pandemic of the flu in 0918 ..
He caught flu and died on Christmas Eve 1918. That he was mentioned
twice in dispatches. On beh`lf of the church, I would like to present
you with a spike. The Commonwealth War Graves commission provided this
certificate, including a photograph of the Zambian graveyard whdre he
now rests. I am sorry he didd so early and I have... It is a mystery
solved. Onto sport now and Derby Cotnty took
on Nottingham Forest again today, although this time it was for
charity. Former players frol both clubs were taking part in the Sport
Relief Rivals match at Long Eaton. After yesterday saw Forest lose 5`0
to Derby, today Forest won 3`0. Up to 2,000 fans watched and donated to
the Sport Relief campaign. Ht is good to be playing against the lads.
We've played against each other many times. It was good. I should say it
wasn't about winning but it was really. It was great. It has been a
great day. We got a great crowd and the buckets are full to bursting
with money. The crowd There'll be more on this in our late bulletin.
Turnout was fantastic. And hf you missed our report yesterday on
Derby's 5`0 drubbing of Nottingham Forest it's still available on
iPlayer for about an hour, `nd there's plenty more on tomorrow
night's East Midlands Today. But meanwhile Leicester City's tnbeaten
run goes on, although they had to settle for a draw against Blackburn.
Angela has our round up. It has been 17 years since the Foxes
last war `1 at Ewood Park. Black then did eventually ldvel the
scores. The draw leaves Leicester five points clear at the top. Yes,
we probably have the best clear`cut chances in the game but if we had
taken all three, I think thdy will be disappointed. A huge boost for
Notts County against Carlisle. Three vital points in their battld against
relegation. Hollis had their opener. Murray doubled their lead. Hollis
helped himself to a second `fter the break with a glorious header. James
gave the visitors hope but ht was soon dashed after this superb
strike. I want to be happy with our three
points. I said to the lads, don t get carried away. We are sthll five
points adrift. And up against their fierce local rivals, this w`s a
goalless draw. And a six try triumph for Ldicester
Tigers against Exeter today. Manu Tuilangi scoring on his first home
appearance since his comeback from injury saw them win 45`15.
Let's check the latest on otr weather now. Kaye has your forecast.
Good evening. We saw some lhvely showers this afternoon. Thex gave us
some spectacular rainbows. This was captured by Dave this afternoon
Keep them coming in. The showers are starting to fade away. They will
continue to do so through the evening. That will leave us dry and
clear for much of the night. We have got a cold night in store.
Gardeners, beware. There is a widespread frost. A cold st`rt
tomorrow but it beautiful, bright start with lots of sunshine through
the morning. We will see thd sunshine turning a little h`zy with
higher cloud coming in later in the day. It shouldn't distract from what
should be quite a dry and bright afternoon. Feeling warmer whth highs
of 11 Celsius. There is more from me at 10:15pm.
For now, goodbye. Hello. Following today's showers,
tonight is going to be much colder. Clear skies, light winds, a recipe
for a widespread frost. Sharp showers for the next couple of
hours. From East Yorkshire to the south-east. Hail and thunder. Skies
will clear across many areas. Temperatures tumbling across rural
parts it could be as low as minus six. Not as cold across Northern
Ireland and the far south-west. Increasing cloud ahead of the
weather front pushing rain very slowly in from the Atlantic. Central
and eastern areas staying dry and bright all day. Good-looking day
across Scotland. Sunshine turning hazy later in the West. Thickening
cloud. Rain in the afternoon. The band of rain will work its way into