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more throughout the evening on the BBC News channel. We are back with
the late news With your news now for the East
Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn. First tonight, Leicester City have
been promoted to the Premier League. After ten years out of it, last
night's win for the Foxes, plus this afternoon's results for QPR and
Derby County, sees City back up. Our sports editor Natalie Jackson's with
me now. 21 games unbeaten ` it was a matter of when not if, wasn't it?
Yes, Maurice, Leicester City have been utterly dominant in the
Championship. Top of the league every week since boxing day. It's
been a recording breaking season. We were with fans at the Bull's Head
pub in Countesthorpe near Leicester and they couldn't have been happier.
With them too was Liecester former captain Steve Walsh.
It's been a long time coming. It was 20 years ago in May that I actually
scored two goals against Derby County to take us into the Premier
League for the very first time. So, you know, I've got special memories
of that. I was there last night to see them beat Sheffield Wednesday.
Just being with the fans and seeing the results come in, you know, it's
a great feeling. I'm amazed it's all gone our way today but what a
feeling. I can't wait to get back in the Prem next season and go to some
of these big grounds. We've been better than everyone and goals,
goals, goals. Premier League! It's a strange way for them to go
up, watching today's results and not in front of their home fans.
It is issue that they weren't at their owners Stadium but they won't
care. They have been through relegation, administration and two
play`off heartbreaks so this means everything.
There'll be huge celebrations tonight, but when do you think the
promotion party will be? They play on Tuesday night and there
will be a massive promotion party. If they win the next six games they
will have the highest points total ever for a championship team.
To more of the day's news now, and police investigating the
disappearance of a teenage girl in Leicester have made another arrest.
15`year`old Ana Simeonova was last seen by her family in the Lee Circle
area of Leicester on March 25th. Police arrested a 29`year`old man
last night. He's the eighth person to be held in connection with the
teenager's disappearance. A Derbyshire cricketer has been
injured in a crash, which also killed his father. A statement from
Derbyshire County Cricket Club confirms wicketkeeper Tom Poynton is
in hospital after last night's crash. As a mark of respect,
tomorrow's county match between Derbyshire and Leicestershire has
been postponed until June. Back to sport now, and to today's
results. As we saw earlier it was a 1`0 defeat for Derby County at
Middlesbrough. And Forest went down 2`1 at home to Millwall. It's now 11
games without a win for Forest. In League One, Notts County lost 3`1 at
Brentford. There was a win for one of our sides ` in League Two
Mansfield Town beat Morecambe 1`0. In rugby, the Tigers were in
European action this afternoon but failed to cause an upset at Clermont
Auvergne. Leicester lost 22`16. Good evening. The rain has been
quite hit and miss today. Quite patchy at times. Into this evening,
there will be further showery outbreaks. Between the showers,
there will be some dry spells but quite a bit of cloud around. That
will stop the temperatures dropping too far. A mild night. Tomorrow we
are going to see more rain. It will be breezy but temperatures are not
doing badly at all. At first it will be showery but the rain becomes more
persistent over the day. We may see some moderate bursts before it
starts to clear eastwards towards the evening. It will be breezy but
temperatures doing as well as today. Monday will also be fairly
unsettled, too. The beat is already underway on your
local BBC Radio station and up next here on BBC One. Look out for the
Leicestershire mum, who could be named The Voice! Sally Barker from
Lutterworth is joint favourite with the bookies to win a record deal in
the BBC singing show. She's being mentored by Tom Jones. Fingers
crossed for her. We'll have a full round`up of
today's footy action for you when we're back same time tomorrow ` ten
to seven. On the Sunday Politics this week,
the fight to save our last pit. With 600 jobs at stake, a miners' leader
meets a Treasury minister to ask what the Government is doing. Plus a
lost generation. How do we find jobs for our young people and do they
have the skills for work? Good evening. We may have got to 18
Celsius today in parts of East Anglia but it was the bright spot in
an otherwise cloudy day and it is the cloud that will dominate
tonight, bringing splashes of rain and dryer moments as well
particularly in the north-east of Scotland but heavy bursts can't be
ruled out in the West, where it will be misty and murky and breezy later
in the night. The breeze is south to south-westerly and temperatures in
the morning higher than they should be in the afternoon this time of