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With your news now for the Dast Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.
A two`year`old girl who has endured cancer since she was 11 months old
is back home in the East Midlands after life`saving treatment in the
US. We first met Bethany Topley just before she flew out with her family
in Feburary, now Tom Brown's been back to see how it all went.
A well`deserved Easter treat as two`year`old Bethany enjoys life
back home in Stapleford aftdr ten weeks of specialist radiothdrapy in
America. She was due to havd 30 sessions of the treatment btt
responded so well to it she finished after 23.
That was brilliant news to find out that we could come home early and
see the family because both Bethany and her brother were missing their
grandparents and great grand parents. Just to know the treatment
is working is brilliant news. You must be very proud. Very proud of
how she coped. She is braver than what I can be. What I am. Wd last
saw Bethany in February, just a few days before she left. If shd had
stayed in the UK for the trdatment, it could have left her needhng
facial reconstruction and blind in one eye. But after being funded by
the NHS, she was able to have the pioneering treatment abroad. We are
so grateful for the NHS givhng, to have that chance.
She's as good as new? Yes. How does that make you feel? Happy. She's
better again. Paul and Leslie are now looking to
the future, getting Bethany into nursery and helping her livd a happy
life. The Easter Celebrations at Leicester
Cathedral took centre stage this weekend as the service was broadcast
to a national audience. Aftdr months of planning, the multicultural
service was transmitted livd on BBC one this morning. Victoria Hicks
reports. A service to reflect multictltural
Leicester. Today, the cathedral had a larger than normal audience for
its Easter Day service with one million viewers watching it on BBC
One. You get a bit nervous with that kind
of audience. But what we were doing in the cathedral is what we do in
the cathedral every Easter Day, celebrate the resurrection. But we
wanted to do it really well so that those at home would have a really
good experience of sharing with us. After the baptism and confirmation
of new Christians, about 500 worshippers filled the cathddral to
hear the Dean's sermon... ..and hear the choir and orchestra.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was really, really inspirational
to have all the different communities taking part in this It
is about a celebration of togetherness, the wonders of being a
Christian. It was fantastic. I really enjoyed it.
And tomorrow the BBC will fhnish recording two Songs of Praise
programmes from the cathedr`l to be broadcast later this year.
In sport, Nottinghamshire's Lee Westwood took the title at golf s
Malaysian Open. Westwood finished seven clear of those in second at 18
under for the tournament. It's his 41st tour victory.
It doesn't get much tougher than the conditions yesterday. I really
struggled. I think everybodx struggled. It's the hottest I've
every known a golf course. Today was a little bit cooler. When it's
cooler, it's really hot. But I managed to handle it.
Not as warm here as Malaysi`. Let's see how Bank Holiday Monday is
looking weather wise now, Charlie has our forecast.
looking weather wise now, Charlie Good evening. We're in for ` fairly
damp night tonight as we make our way through into the early hours of
bank holiday Monday. There `re a few showers that are just going to skim
their way through the East Lidlands. It is going to be a very mild night
because we have got lots of cloud around, trapping the heat in.
Temperatures 7`10 degrees Cdlsius. For bank holiday Monday, a cloudy
start. In the afternoon, we should see some brightness for a thme,
maybe some blue sky and somd sunshine. A few showers possible,
temperatures on the warm side, 7 and 18 degrees. For the next few
days, low pressure all around us, sucking rain towards us. Kedp the
umbrella handy. Angelina will have your upd`tes in
BBC Breakfast tomorrow, with Geeta here for your evening updatds. For
now from me and the weekend team, good night.
two showers. April showers for much of the rest of the week, spells of
two showers. April showers for much sunshine and staying mild. That
two showers. April showers for much it. We are back tomorrow morning.
From us all on the late team, a very it. We are back tomorrow morning.
Hello again. One day left of the extended weekend. Let's see
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