29/03/2014 East Midlands Today


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


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


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


jobs. UK Coal, which runs the Thoresby Colliery in


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


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


pits in Warwickshire effecthvely forced it into administration. With


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


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


wouldn't be drawn on how much they need.


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


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


importance but yes, difficult days ahead.


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


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


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


in the country to offer fred public Wi`Fi.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


expectations too high, Mel? the surface


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


better tomorrow. That is it for us just now.


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


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


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


in the grip of


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