21/04/2014 East Midlands Today


21/04/2014

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Geeta Pendse. The

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Police in Derby are investigating after a stolen lorry was

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deliberately driven into a house in the city, causing extensive damage.

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Detectives are trying to tr`ce two men seen driving away from the crash

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in Spondon. Victoria Hicks has more. No one was at home when the lorry

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hit the house just before 5`m this morning. We woke up, startldd,

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looked around to find out what was going on. We found a lorry just

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parked outside, and went, what is going on here? The police bdlieve

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the truck is part of an ongoing dispute and was stolen from a waste

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management company. Two men were seen driving away in a whitd van,

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and the crash closed the ro`d for two hours. A structural enghneer

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will decide if the building needs to be demolished. The flap egg lorry

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has been taken away by police for forensic examination and officers

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are pleading for people with any information to come forward. `` the

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flatbed lorry. Police have confirmed that a body found in a river in York

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is that of a missing soldier from Nottingham. 18`year`old Tyldr

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Pearson from Nottingham was last seen in the River Ouse over a

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fortnight ago. Officers belheve Signaller Pearson was trying to swim

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across the river during a nhght out. His family have been notifidd.

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There's been a sharp rise in the number of people in our reghon

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diagnosed with the most serhous form of skin cancer. Cancer Rese`rch UK

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says around 860 people in the East Midlands develop malignant lelanoma

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each year. That compares to less than 300 in the early '90s. The

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charity says cheaper trips `broad and sunbeds have contributed to the

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rise. It's warning people to enjoy the sun safely this summer. A

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petition to stop holiday colpanies raising their prices in the school

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holidays has been signed by more than 170,000 people. It comds as one

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firm in Derbyshire promises NOT to increase costs this summer `

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claiming the industry needs to make pricing fairer for families. Sarah

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Teale reports. The Peak District is a popular destination for f`milies

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who want to holiday in Engl`nd but even in this country, prices

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traditionally rise dramatic`lly as soon as the school summer holidays

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begin. There has been a backlash against holiday firms who are

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accused of cashing in on falilies. Now the owners of these Derbyshire

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holiday cottages says she agrees that the system should be f`irer and

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she won't be increasing her prices during the school summer holidays.

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If they come to stay with us in June, July and August, the price of

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the cottage will be the samd. There is no big hike as soon as the

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schools 's break`up. The prhce difference is ?300 less than it was

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before. Parents are campaigning for all holiday firms to follow suit. A

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petition has received 170,000 signatures. Hannah believes holiday

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companies will have to listdn. Parents are now being chargdd when

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children are taken out of school and I think the prices should change.

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For the first time in the E`st Midlands a championship football

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team have held a food bank collection at their ground. A total

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of 55 crates was collected. Charities in Derby teamed up with

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the Rams to help those who `re struggling. Navtej Johal reports.

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Normally, the only food you see at full grounds archives and btrgers

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and maybe the odd prawn sandwich. Today, at the Derby County latch

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against Barnsley, teens, packets and food galore was brought in to help

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those in need. If I can afford to come to a football match and people

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cannot afford to eat, then something is wrong. `` tens. We thought we

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would bring something along today. We are the fourth richest country in

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the world, I think it is a disgrace. The Rams have partnered with

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organisations to serve the city impractical days. We have h`d a

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fantastic response, we have been blown away by the generositx of

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Derby fans. The five food b`nks we are working with live on avdrage 160

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parcels of food on a weekly basis, so the demand is huge and

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increasing. The club is hophng it can help their community with more

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than just bubbled. `` more than just for all. `` football. Staying at the

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Ipro stadium and Derby were at home to Barnsley and won 2`1; Forest are

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away at Leeds..it was a Latd Kick Off and the latest score we have is

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Forest 2; Leeds nil. Leicester play tomorrow night, needing a whn to

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become champions. In League One Notts County won 1` nil, but remain

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in the bottom four. And in League Two Mansfield lost 2`nil. It's been

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a sunny afternoon for many of us. But there could still be sole

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showers on the way. Here's Sara with the forecast.

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Two Mansfield lost 2`nil. It's been a sunny afternoon for many Good

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evening. We are still going to see some showers as we head through the

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early part of the evening. There is a little line of showers in the

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South East corner, heading towards Wales tonight, but it is gr`dually

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pulling away and we will st`rt to see rain coming in from the east,

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and it is going to keep us very wet into the early hours of tomorrow

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morning. Lots of low cloud `round but not very cold with a dalage

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eight Celsius. Hill fog likdly and rain still presents tomorrow mine

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That's all from the team here for morning. It is lacking in stnshine

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but we could see the odd brhght spell. I'll be back with thd late

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news at 10.15. Until then h`ve a lovely evening.

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