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With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.
A two`year`old girl who's had cancer since she was 11 months old ` is
back home in Nottingham after life`saving treatment in America. We
last told you about Bethany Topley in February before her family flew
out. Now, Tom Brown's been catching up with their progress. A
well`deserved Easter treat as two`year`old Bethany enjoys life
back home after 12 weeks of specialist radiotherapy in America.
She was due to have 30 sessions but responded so well, she finished
after 23. That was brilliant news to find out that we could come home
early and see the family because they were really missing the
grandparents and great grandparents. Just to know the treatment was
working was brilliant news. We're very proud of she coped with it. She
is braver than I could be. We last saw Bethany in February, a few days
before she had left. She had stayed in the UK, it could have left
needing facial reconstruction and blind in one eye, but after being
funded by the NHS, she was able to have the pioneering treatment
abroad. We're so grateful for the NHS for us to have that chance, an
extra chance of life as such. She's as good as new? Yes. How does that
make you feel? Happy! The annual Easter day service at
Leicester Cathedral was broadcast to around a million people this year.
After months of planning and a long day of rehearsals yesterday, the
multicultural service was broadcast live on BBC One this morning. New
Christians were baptised and confirmed, before 500 worshippers
filled the Cathedral for the service. I think lots of people
worked extremely hard, preparing the music, rehearsing the whole service,
putting the whole thing together and making sure it all came together in
one hour exactly, so we could go from here to Rome and to the Pope is
in the world. So Lester was the warm up act for the Pope, and that was
very special. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was really, really
inspirational. I think it reflected some of the variety of the cultures
within Leicester. We have seen some of the rehearsals, it was all very
professional, lovely, nice service. Look out for more on this on our
Facebook page. To sport, and it's been a good
Easter for our Championship footballers with wins for all three
sides. Angela Rafferty starts her round up of the bank holiday games
with Derby County's Good Friday action.
Derby County have done it. Their pace in the `` place in the
play`offs is guaranteed. They didn't have the best start. But nerves
settled, and they took the lead, George Thorne with his first for the
club. Chris Martin made it 2`0, victory was no more than they
deserved. Six months ago, we wouldn't have dreamt of being in
this position but now we are there, we have to plan for it. Leicester
City are on the brink of bagging the title thanked to do this,
record`breaking 28th win of the season. All they can do is carry on
winning in style. It's nice to be able to produce a season in which we
can actually say that we have fulfilled our potential. Forest's
win over Birmingham, their first in 13. They are within three points of
the play`offs. A blow for Notts County, who went behind a battled
back. Sloppy defending cost them dear. Back in the relegation zone.
Mansfield were hoping for five wins in a row but Accrington had other
ideas. A great start but an equaliser leaves their play`off
hopes hanging by a thread. Nottinghamshire's Lee Westwood has
won golf's Malaysian Open. Westwood finished at eighteen under for the
tournament, seven clear of those in second. It's his 41st tour victory.
Let's check the weather now for the rest of the Easter weekend.
Happy Easter. Look out for some rain the next few hours. Some heavy
pollsters will track their way through parts of Leicestershire and
into Derbyshire as well. It is largely dry in the early hours of
bank on a day Monday, we're in for a very mild night. `` bank holiday
Monday. A bit of a cloudy start but as we go into the afternoon, expect
to see some brightness and maybe some blue sky and sunshine, we
should stay free of showers and what is going to be a very mild and maybe
even warm day. Hello. Well, it was another lovely
sunny day across the north of the UK. What a difference over the
south. The rain set in for the course of the afternoon. There's
more of that to come. It has been getting heavy across southern
England. A narrow band for London, for the south Midlands, to south
Wales and the south west. Lots of water on the roads. Overnight it