29/03/2014 East Midlands Today


29/03/2014

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usual time of 6:40 this evening. Stay with us

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

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The region's last deep coal mine could close, with the loss of 6 0

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jobs. UK Coal, which runs the Thoresby Colliery in

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Nottinghamshire, says it's had a terrible year. Falling coal prices,

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the international exchange rate and a fire that destroyed anothdr of its

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pits in Warwickshire effecthvely forced it into administration. With

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local MP Mark Spencer, UK Coal is now appealing to the governlent to

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step`in with a rescue package, while it seeks long`term investors. They

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wouldn't be drawn on how much they need.

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What I can say is that we do need that investment. It is important for

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the future, we are working with everyone, everyone sees the

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importance but yes, difficult days ahead.

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the future, we are working with everyone, everyone At the moment,

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things are looking positive as far as the discussions are concdrned.

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An area of the East Midlands has become one of the first rur`l places

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in the country to offer fred public Wi`Fi.

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An area of the East Midlands has become one of the The wireldss

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internet system will cover Newark's Market Square, the Castle and

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Appletongate ` provided by the District Council and O2. It's the

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first rural district to pilot the new technology, which it's hoped

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will boost business and tourism We would like to attract more people

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to Newark, attract young people because we are offering the kind of

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services that they require. And more people means more business hn the

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town and that is really important for our success economicallx. So it

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is all pluses all the way, `s far as I am concerned.

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The peregrines at Derby Cathedral have laid their first egg of the

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season. It arrived this morning ` a little after midnight, and can be

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clearly seen on the cathedr`l's webcam. The same pair's been nesting

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at the site for years. The female's expected to lay more eggs ` a couple

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of days apart ` until she gdts to her usual clutch of four.

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To sport and today's football see's first against second in the

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Championship as Leicester t`ke on Burnley. Kick off was at 12.15. At

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half time, Leicester are le`ding by a goal.

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On to the three o clock kick`offs, and Derby will host Charlton at the

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iPro Stadium. Manager`less Forest are at Ipswich. In League One, Notts

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County play Colchester as their plans for a great escape continue.

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And in League Two, Mansfield are taking on AFC Wimbledon. In rugby's

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Premiership there's a local derby as Leicester Tigers travel to

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Northampton Saints. And in speedway, the Leicester Lions are hosting

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their first ever Elite Leagte meeting tonight. Here in tr`ining,

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but they'll be welcoming Wolverhampton to the Jordan's

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Stadium later. In future thdy'll be competing against the likes of

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Coventry Bees and Birminghal Brummies. The mist is clearhng, and

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it is expecting it to be hotter than the surface of the sun soon. Are my

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expectations too high, Mel? the surface

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The clocks go forward by an hour tonight and the weather is `lready

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celebrating British summerthme. It was a grey start to the day but the

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mist has cleared quite nicely. The cloud burning back as well so most

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cases now enjoying some hazx spells of sunshine. Breezy at times but it

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will not affect those temperatures too much. Highs today of around 17

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Celsius. Little changes as we go into tonight, we may see more cloud

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work its way in and a few pockets of mist here and there. It will not be

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a cold night, a mild night hn fact, with overnight lows of seven or

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eight Celsius. A similar st`rt to the day tomorrow, a lot of cloud

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around, missed as well, but that will burn back nicely to reveal

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further spells of hazy sunshine Temperatures will do as well if not

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better tomorrow. That is it for us just now.

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More from us at 6.50pm tonight. Good afternoon. The clocks go

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forward by one hour tonight, British Summer Time begins. Hard to believe

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that this was the scene exactly one year ago in North Wales when we were

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in the grip of

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