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the evening on the BBC News Channel. And I'll be back with
With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.
First tonight, the police are investigating the death of a woman
in Derby. Her body was found this morning on Hartington Street by a
passer`by. Her death is being treated as suspicious. The area has
been cordoned off, while forensic examinations continue.
Police are also investigating the death of a man found in a derelict
building in Nottingham this weekend. His body was found on land on
Sneinton Hermitage off Manvers Street. The police have not yet
identified him nor released any information about how he died.
Villagers living near an animal waste processing plant are
threatening to sue the company if it fails to reduce the smells coming
from the site. The factory at Low Marnham near Newark processes animal
remains left over from the meat industry. It says it's operating
within all laws and standards and is in the process of installing a new
system to burn off the odour. Residents say the smell is
unbearable. We are used to factories, we are
used to smells. We have the Newark factory that we get a smell from, we
have fertilisers. But this is a completely different smell. It is
vile. Meaty yoghurt. It's a smell that you can taste. It lingers and
it lingers for hours. You can't get it out of your house or your body.
Police searching for a teenager reported missing in Leicester say
she's been found safe and well. Ana Simeonova hadn't been seen since
last month. The 15`year`old handed herself into a police station last
night, after being a being recognised in the street. A
29`year`old man arrested in connection with the case remains in
police custody. Seven other men arrested have had their police bail
cancelled. The head teacher at a troubled
junior school in Leicester has resigned. Tim Luckcock was suspended
from Uplands Junior School, in the Highfields, last September. The
governors were also removed over concerns about how the school was
being run. A spokesperson for Leicester City Council says it will
now recruit a permanent head. Official celebration plans for
Leicester City's promotion to the Premier League are yet to be
announced, but that hasn't stopped the fans or players. They've been
enjoying the news that the Foxes will start next season back in the
top flight. With more on that and the rest of the weekend's football,
here's Kirsty Edwards. Captured on camera, the moment the
Leicester players found out they had been promoted. Just like the fans,
they had been watching the results come in yesterday, with scorelines
going their way in the games involving QPR and Derby. It had all
been made possible after the Foxes' game on Friday night, Riyad Mahrez's
goal setting them on their way to a win over Sheffield Wednesday. The
visitors had made it all square for a time but Leicester had been so
resilient this season and a brilliant Anthony Knockaert free
kick in the second half sealed the 2`1 win. It was a win leaving the
team looking forward to the Premier League. It's fantastic for the boys,
and credit to the manager as well. He has picked the right team and he
has got the boys going. It has not been easy games every game.
Sometimes you have to dig in, sometimes it's been comfortable.
It's been fantastic. And I'm proud to represent Leicester and be the
captain. Look at this here at the King Power Stadium today. The shirts
are already printed up. And no wonder. After a ten year absence,
top`flight football is returning to Leicester.
Elsewhere, Derby County are hoping they can join Leicester. They are
still firmly in the play`offs despite falling to a 1`0 defeat to
Middlesbrough yesterday. Nottingham Forest are now five
points off the play`off places, a Jara own goal setting them on their
way to a 2`1 defeat at home to Millwall. Jamie Paterson's
second`half goal turning out to be a mere consolation.
Notts County found themselves down to ten men at Brentford with Haydn
Hollis sent off and giving away a penalty just half an hour in. Former
Notts man Alan Judge scored twice for the home side with Jimmy
Spencer's goal not enough to stop Notts slipping back into the
relegation zone. No such problems for Mansfield Town,
a great free kick from Colin Daniel earning them a win over Morecambe.
Despite being wet at times, and cold, around 5000 people took part
in today's 10K in Derby. This year's event included an elite wheelchair
category for the first time. Among competitors was Baroness Tanni
Grey`Thompson and Phil Hogg from Heanor, who went on to win the race
in under 28 minutes. We train hard, we train really hard.
I train twice a day, seven days a week. For us to be able to race on
home soil, it is eight miles away from where I live, it's pretty
important. This is the first time we've done the 10K wheelchair race
and we're into double figures. If you look at comparable events in the
country, some don't achieve that. So for us to do that in all our first
year is quite exceptional. Let's check the latest on the
weather now. Charlie has our forecast.
Good evening. Well, a showery evening will turn into a rather wet
night once we get into the early hours of Monday morning. You can see
some showers creeping up. Then the rain will start to move in. It might
turn heavy for some of us just before dawn on a very mild night.
The rest of the rain spreads in with earnest as we go through rush hour,
turning very heavy for a time indeed. It won't be a pleasant day
through the first part of it. It will slowly start to dry out into
the afternoon. There is good news to come. High pressure will build
itself nicely into play for Tuesday. That will make sure we see the
weather return to a drier and more settled path. However it will just
be a little bit cooler. More at 22.15.
Good evening, after a fairly mild weekend, a fresher week in store for
the week ahead. Moreshine at times but not a huge amount tomorrow
because that's shaping up to be a wet day for just about all of us.
The rain developing through the night and it is still wet at the
moment in southern counties. Watch how the rain becomes more extensive
and heavier with a strengthening breeze. For northern England and
Northern Ireland, a colder feel to the night. In northern Scotland,
there will be temperatures in sheltered spots. A mild start for
Monday. If you escape through