20/04/2014 East Midlands Today


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second round. Thank you for

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

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A two`year`old girl who has endured cancer since she was 11 months old

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is back home in the East Midlands after life`saving treatment in the

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US. We first met Bethany Topley just before she flew out with her family

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in Feburary, now Tom Brown's been back to see how it all went.

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A well`deserved Easter treat as two`year`old Bethany enjoys life

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back home in Stapleford aftdr ten weeks of specialist radiothdrapy in

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America. She was due to havd 30 sessions of the treatment btt

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responded so well to it she finished after 23.

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That was brilliant news to find out that we could come home early and

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see the family because both Bethany and her brother were missing their

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grandparents and great grand parents. Just to know the treatment

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is working is brilliant news. You must be very proud. Very proud of

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how she coped. She is braver than what I can be. What I am. Wd last

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saw Bethany in February, just a few days before she left. If shd had

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stayed in the UK for the trdatment, it could have left her needhng

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facial reconstruction and blind in one eye. But after being funded by

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the NHS, she was able to have the pioneering treatment abroad. We are

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so grateful for the NHS givhng, to have that chance.

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She's as good as new? Yes. How does that make you feel? Happy. She's

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better again. Paul and Leslie are now looking to

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the future, getting Bethany into nursery and helping her livd a happy

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life. The Easter Celebrations at Leicester

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Cathedral took centre stage this weekend as the service was broadcast

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to a national audience. Aftdr months of planning, the multicultural

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service was transmitted livd on BBC one this morning. Victoria Hicks

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reports. A service to reflect multictltural

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Leicester. Today, the cathedral had a larger than normal audience for

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its Easter Day service with one million viewers watching it on BBC

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One. You get a bit nervous with that kind

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of audience. But what we were doing in the cathedral is what we do in

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the cathedral every Easter Day, celebrate the resurrection. But we

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wanted to do it really well so that those at home would have a really

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good experience of sharing with us. After the baptism and confirmation

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of new Christians, about 500 worshippers filled the cathddral to

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hear the Dean's sermon... ..and hear the choir and orchestra.

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I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was really, really inspirational

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to have all the different communities taking part in this It

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is about a celebration of togetherness, the wonders of being a

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Christian. It was fantastic. I really enjoyed it.

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And tomorrow the BBC will fhnish recording two Songs of Praise

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programmes from the cathedr`l to be broadcast later this year.

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In sport, Nottinghamshire's Lee Westwood took the title at golf s

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Malaysian Open. Westwood finished seven clear of those in second at 18

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under for the tournament. It's his 41st tour victory.

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It doesn't get much tougher than the conditions yesterday. I really

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struggled. I think everybodx struggled. It's the hottest I've

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every known a golf course. Today was a little bit cooler. When it's

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cooler, it's really hot. But I managed to handle it.

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Not as warm here as Malaysi`. Let's see how Bank Holiday Monday is

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looking weather wise now, Charlie has our forecast.

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looking weather wise now, Charlie Good evening. We're in for ` fairly

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damp night tonight as we make our way through into the early hours of

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bank holiday Monday. There `re a few showers that are just going to skim

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their way through the East Lidlands. It is going to be a very mild night

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because we have got lots of cloud around, trapping the heat in.

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Temperatures 7`10 degrees Cdlsius. For bank holiday Monday, a cloudy

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start. In the afternoon, we should see some brightness for a thme,

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maybe some blue sky and somd sunshine. A few showers possible,

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temperatures on the warm side, 7 and 18 degrees. For the next few

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days, low pressure all around us, sucking rain towards us. Kedp the

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umbrella handy. Angelina will have your upd`tes in

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BBC Breakfast tomorrow, with Geeta here for your evening updatds. For

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now from me and the weekend team, good night.

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two showers. April showers for much of the rest of the week, spells of

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two showers. April showers for much sunshine and staying mild. That

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two showers. April showers for much it. We are back tomorrow morning.

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From us all on the late team, a very it. We are back tomorrow morning.

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Hello again. One day left of the extended weekend. Let's see

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Hello again. One day left of the have lined up. Through

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