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to you. There's more throughout the evening on the BBC News Channel. I'm
back with With your news now for the East
Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn. An Italian judge will begin considering
tomorrow whether an investigation into the death of a young
Nottinghamshire mother should be reopened. Claire Martin's family say
they cannot accept a verdict of suicide for their daughter ` who
died two years ago from multiple stab wounds to the neck. Carol Hinds
reports. More than two years on from the
death of their daughter Claire, her parents from Sutton in Ashfield
still have many unanswered questions about how she died. I would like to
know the official time of death that my daughter died, the time that she
was first discovered. The time that the paramedics were actually called.
Who identified my daughter? Why we weren't involved or told until
3:30pm the following day? She was found in March 2012 with 24 stab
wounds to her neck at the home near Naples that she shared with her
partner and her son. A local magistrate declared her death
suicide and closed the case. Tomorrow, a judge in Italy will
decide whether to reopen the investigation. We hope that the
judge actually reads the paper. It is quite a lengthy document. And
then agrees to the case not being closed. For every question, there
are two, maybe three different answers and there should only be
one. One answer to each question. This weekend, they took a break from
the paperwork to hold their first fundraiser. It was a night of comedy
and music. Two of Claire 's favourite pastimes.
You'll hear more from the Martins, and their story, on BBC Radio
Nottingham's Breakfast tomorrow morning.
Police have described as "cowardly" two men who attacked a pregnant
shop`worker with a baseball bat. The woman, who's 36 weeks pregnant, was
working at the Johal General Store on Park Street in Kirkby in Ashfield
on Friday night when it happened. She told us she was hit in the
stomach, while trying to block their bat with her arms. The men fled with
nothing. She's unharmed, but shaken. Around 30 people have been moved
from their homes, after a fire on a modern retirement village in
Nottinghamshire. It broke out within the Lark Hill complex in Clifton
this afternoon. More than four hundred people live on the site
within its flats and bungalows. It was quickly brought under control.
There'll be no changes to school holiday patterns in Leicestershire.
It's after 86% of people who responded to a County Council survey
voted to keep the status quo. From September 2015, all state schools in
England will be able to decide their own term dates.
Football and a good weekend for three of our teams. Leicester, Derby
and Notts County all securing wins. Kirsty Edwards rounds up the action.
Not content with the title, Leicester City want to break the 100
point barrier and they're almost there after Gary Taylor Fletcher saw
them take the lead at Huddersfield. The job was finished off by captain
Wes Morgan. Derby County have secured third place despite falling
behind to Watford. Jeff Hendrick got them back on level terms. They then
edged ahead, this time through Craig Forsyth. Watford had had a man sent
off and scored an equaliser before Jeff Hendrick had his second of the
day. A cracking strike too. And Chris Martin ensured a fifth
straight win for the Rams. No chance of Nottingham Forest joining Derby
in the play`offs, there were already 2`0 down when Greg Halford headed
in. Any chances were dashed when Yara gave away a penalty.
Bournemouth scored it and added another later on to see Forest go
down 4`1. Notts County are in with a great chance of escaping relegation.
Alan Sheehan with their opener against Swindon. The visitors had
two men sent off late on for an off the ball incident and the resulting
fracas. When the Swindon goalkeeper went up front corner, Nott
capitalised on an empty net with Calum MacGregor's goal making sure
of a vital three points. I'm really proud of them. Nothing is achieved
yet. I have been in too many last day dramas to feel that everything
is done and dusted by now. It definitely isn't. It will go down to
the very last day. A disappointing day for Mansfield Town. A 3`1 defeat
to Torquay. Notts County ladies beat Portsmouth
Ladies two nil in the sixth round of the Women's FA Cup, seeing them
through to the semifinal. And in the women's Premier League, Forest
Ladies drew one all at Sheffield. In the weekend's basketball, Leicester
Riders are through to the semi final of the play`offs. They beat Cheshire
by 77 points to 56 in the second leg of the quarterfinal. So they won by
33 points on aggregate. Let's check the weather now, Mel has your
forecast. Good evening, some places have
remained dry and bright with one or two showers around, but they will
fade as the night goes on. Increasing cloud. Some shells would
be heavy this evening before they clear. One or two dotted around
before the early hours of the morning. In most places dry with
increasing cloud. Not a cold night with low`temperature is of a turn
nine Celsius. Grade to start on Monday, that allows them for some
bright and sunny spells. 12 showers in southern parts but a bridge is
not too bad and the wind will be quite light.
We're back later this evening at 22:15.
Good evening. After an unsettled weekend, the same culprit will be
staying with us through the early part of the new week. No pressure is
set to continue producing a fair number of showers across England and
Wales. Still some hefty ones to come through this evening, particularly
across the Midlands, South Wales and south-west England. Rain will spread
from the south-west of Scotland into Northern Ireland by dawn. A mild
enough night. Monday, after a gloomy start for many of us, the cloud and
Risley rain across Northern Ireland. A reasonably dry start
across England and Wales but come the afternoon, that low-pressure
centre is still close by and it looks like it will start generating
some pretty hefty thundery showers. A few for south Wales, certainly
across southern England and into East Anglia. Some areas will miss