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and we get at least one very good meal once a fortnight. Clubs like
this one are started by volunteers and they are also worried about what
could happen. If the nearly double the price, we will lose half the
people here. It is a huge increase and a lot of old people will either
reduce the amount of meals they have each week or stop taking them all
together. When that happens, a lot of older people will move into poor
health and many will end up in hospital and put pressure on the
local authority and NHS. The council needs to serve `` save money. People
would be offered a cheaper microwaveable frozen meal if they
couldn't afford the new price. People are saying that you are
targeting the most vulnerable in society. The carer organisations
have all been informed. Will you listen to them? We are duty bound to
listen to them and analyse what the responses are. I hope there will be
very good suggestions which will come up during the consultation. How
much is this a fatal... The consultation finishes in August. The
council says it will listen to people and that is what people hope.
On the 97`year`old said she would happily pay the higher price if her
pension goes up by the same amount. has been detained by the Ukrainian
authorities while reporting on the conflict there. He says he's been
asked if he was working as a spy. Graham Phillips was arrested at a
checkpoint in Ukraine while working for the Russian broadcaster Russia
Today. Tonight, though, it seems he might have been released into the
care of the British Consul. Jeremy We hear today of a military
vehicle going up in flames and barricades all
around the city. Graham Phillips at work in the eastern Ukrainian city
of Mariupol. that he was stopped at a checkpoint
by Ukrainian forces. After having his papers scrutinised, Mr Phillips
was detained. His detention follows
what appears to be an online employers at Russia Today, which is
funded by the Russian state, to say he was being held and that he'd been
asked if he was a Russian spy. Russia Today believes Mr Phillips,
who's originally from Nottingham, was stopped in the east of Ukraine
and taken to the capital Kiev for questioning by Ukrainian
security forces. Russia Today has had radio silence
from him and they are extremely concerned. There are various reports
about him perhaps already being in the F `` the capital of Ukraine.
There are a lot of reports as to where he could be. There are few
atmosphere is so poisonous for journalists as here, where the truth
is interpreted differently by Russians and Ukrainians. Mr Phillips
has made a reference on his social media accounts to calls for him to
be arrested and deported from the country. He met them with defiance.
The conditions, if any, of his release are not clear.
Still to come ` Derby County announce a key part of its line up
for Saturday's play`off final at Wembley. Our cameras were there as
nine`year`old Rams fan Archie Nelson was told he'll be team mascot for
A Derbyshire man is among 17 who've been arrested in the UK as part of
an FBI`led international crackdown on a dangerous computer programme.
BlackShades software allows hackers to remotely control computers and
webcams. Criminals can use it to capture personal information. The
man from Derbyshire was detained by the East Midlands Special Operations
Unit ` a collaboration of local forces.
greater risk of repossession or eviction than anywhere else outside
of London, according to the housing charity Shelter. It says one in
every 54 homes in the city could soon face a mortgage or landlord
possession claim. More than 4000 households across England are at
risk of losing their home every week.
A Leicestershire brewery has won an award for rescuing closed down and
struggling pubs. Everards has invested more than ?11 million to
revive the fortunes of nearly 30 pubs by renting them out to
micro`brewers and independent real ale champions, Mike O'Sullivan's
been to one of the pubs that now should have a thriving future.
They are rolling out the barrel at this revitalised pub in Nottingham.
It is named after a Royal Navy Admiral who was once cheered to the
streets of Nottingham after defeating the French in the 1790s.
Today, the campaign for real ale is saying cheers as well. This pub is
owned by Everards brewery but rented to a micro brewery with the freedom
to run it as they like. To resurrect the rundown pubs and Steven come
back to life is absolutely brilliant. Since 2007, Everards has
spent ?11.5 million buying up 19 closed pubs and handing over ten of
their own to be run by microbreweries or independent cask
ale champions. 300 jobs have been created. It has been called Project
William after another historic character, they are founder who
began as a small brewer in 1840s. We saw that there were too many pubs
closing but there was a trend of emerging new breweries so we
connected both trends. We wondered how it would work and we are
delighted it has brought back so many pubs and revitalised
communities. Everards aims to convert another 35 new pubs to the
business model in the next five years.
On the eve of the European and local elections, the Prime Minister today
took his campaign message to Newark, where a crucial parliamentary
by`election follows in a fortnight's time. The results of tomorrow's
elections will be a key test of whether the Conservatives can retain
Newark on June the 5th. Let's find out more from our political editor,
John Hess. John, was Mr Cameron's snap visit to Newark a surprise?
It certainly illustrates the importance the Prime Minister
attaches to defending the Conservatives 16,000 majority in
Newark because he turned up with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. It's
the second visit David Cameron has made to the constituency in recent
weeks. Today was a brief stop`over, but he had time to meet shoppers on
market day. The by`election was forced by the resignation of
Newark's former Conservative MP Patrick Mercer in a scandal over
taking cash for asking parliamentary questions. The big challenge to the
Conservatives here, as it will be in tomorrow's elections to the European
Parliament, is UKIP. Tomorrow, 3,000 polling stations
across the East Midlands will open from seven in the morning until ten
o'clock at night. For the elections to the European Parliament, the
ballot form will include the names of the nine parties that are
standing. And because this election uses proportional representation,
you vote for the party. The share of the regional vote for each party
will decide the five MEPs that represent the East Midlands. Also
there are a handful of local council elections tomorrow ` in Derby City,
Amber Valley in Derbyshire, and Bassetlaw in North Nottinghamshire.
One third of seats are being contested here.
And organising an election on a region`wide scale isn't a simple
matter. This is the Kettering Conference Centre. It's also the
home of English volleyball, and on Sunday night the Euro results from
40 counting centres will be fed to the East Midlands regional election
centre. So, as they say in volleyball, a case of set, spike and
Firstly, the formal result, perhaps sometime around midnight. I imagine
that the media will be able to make accurate predictions about who the
five candidates might be for the East Midlands sometime as early as
early as 10:30 or 10:45pm, because we will have a number of
Why the three`day delay in counting? That is because some
countries don't have that their vote until Sunday.
A court hearing got underway today over plans for one of the biggest
housing developments in Leicestershire for a generation. The
judicial review hearing took place at the High Court. It's considering
a decision to approve plans for thousands of homes in Lubbesthorpe.
The hearing was sought by the Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive
Loader. He believes funding arrangements will put a strain on
policing. The court was told a decision could be made next week.
Chatsworth House is to introduce audio guides in Mandarin after a new
surge in interest from Asia. The tourist group Visit Britain asked
people in China where they'd most like to go in the UK. The North
Derbyshire stately home came second just behind Buckingham Palace. The
area's already seen a marked increase in visitors from China.
And still on the tourism trail, plans have been unveiled for the
transformation of a Nottingham pub, based in a former Victorian music
hall. The Malt Cross has been given more than ?1 million by the Heritage
Lottery Fund to expand into underground floors and caves.
They'll house a heritage education and arts centre, music studio and
art gallery. Bosses say they're looking forward to the facelift.
He's undoubtedly one of the East Midlands greatest`ever painters, and
now his work is to become much more accessible. Derby Museum is putting
the finishing touches to its new Joseph Wright Institute. It'll give
art lovers from here and abroad unrestricted access to Wright's
paintings, sketches and letters. James Roberson reports.
Following the spotlight on Joseph Wright's work. Experts at the Art
Gallery are checking lighting. The exhibition ties in with the opening
of the new Joseph Wright Institute, which is also being prepared in the
rooms next door. For decades, the only way to view the hundreds of
drawings, sketches, portraits and letters was in the museum's Private
archive. Special transparent drawers are being prepared to show them off.
This resource is opened to absolutely everyone. We want to
welcome everyone from families to academics. It is open to everyone.
Next door will be a study Gallery and the display of his influence.
These and a new exhibition of Joseph Wright's work will be running until
August. They are fantastically evocative and lively. You can almost
touch the explosions. The last time his work went abroad to Paris and
New York was in the early 90s. Now they want to take it overseas again
to an audience which already globally venerates him. It is all in
preparation for a major retrospective of his work. We will
hold it in about five years. We want to take it internationally. For the
children and child in all of us, 18th`century costume is so life can
imitate art. The colour for tomorrow will be dark
grey. The heavens will open tonight. First, we start with Derby County
and Head Coach Steve McClaren says he won?t tell the players his
starting line up for the play`off final until Saturday. But it's
pretty safe to say goalie Lee Grant will be one of the lucky ones to
start against QPR. So with just three days to go until the big game,
Kirsty Edwards has been counting Lee Grant is number one at Derby. He
is the only player to have been on the pitch for every single minute.
It was very different during his first spell with the club as a
youngster. Chances were limited and seven years ago when they were
winning promotion at Wembley, he had to watch from the stands. How does
it feel to now be returning here with Derby, stepping out at
Wembley? I want to grab it with both hands and enjoy it because I had the
most amazing day going down and supporting them and being part of
it. I didn't get a chance to play in it. I didn't get a chance to play in
the final but I will this time. I am really looking forward to it. It is
as big as it gets. The return of Steve McClaren saw Eric Steele back
at the club as well. Your Mac he brought me to the club as a
16`year`old so I have come full circle. He has come back with a
wealth of knowledge. You get to a stage in your career when you think
you know it all and I have learned every day since he has been here.
His confidence and his belief that Derby can make the Premier League
have grown. The belief has drawn for me, the players and the town and
everyone connected with the club. We are doing everything within our
power to get the right outcome on Saturday.
starting line`up, the name for one very important job on Saturday was
confirmed today. A young Rams fan was told they will be team mascot
for the day. And Simon Hare was there when the club's well`known
full`time mascot helped to deliver the news.
Morning assembly at this Derby primary school and a special visitor
with an extra special treat for one pupil.
Oh, OK. Is there an Archie Nelson around?
As a big Rams fan, Archie already knew he was off to
Wembley, but he didn't know he has been chosen for a very important
I am going to be the mascot to lead the Derby County team out to
We've been keeping it secret since Friday.
how he would react. He'll be so excited and I think he always
expected to get out on that Wembley pitch so he'll love it. You were
going anyway, weren't you? Yes. My eldest son and Archie are both
season`ticket holders so we got the tickets later on.
like, oh, there's Rammy but I didn't think he was going to call my name
Did she not tell you she'd entered you for the competition?
No. Are you glad she did? Yes.
He'll be walking out onto the prestigious
pitch and hopefully leading out a victorious team. There's only one
mascot per team so it's an incredible opportunity for him
today. While some players and managers never get the chance to
walk out at Wembley, Archie will have achieved that feat aged just
Cricket and England selector and Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket
Mick Newell says Harry Gurney couldn't have done any more on his
England T20 debut. Gurney took two for 26 in England's defeat to Sri
Lanka at the Oval last night, and would have had a third wicket but
for the dropping of a simple chance. At the top of the order, Alex Hales
smashed 66 as England fell nine runs short.
And in the County Championship today. Leicestershire's cricketers
have gone down to a heavy defeat ` losing by 278 runs to Hampshire in
the County Championship at Grace Road. The visitors declared on 338
for nine in their second innings this morning, but the Foxes were
skittled out for just 96 with Angus Robson, Ned Eckersley, Niall O'Brien
and Rob Taylor all going for ducks. Greg Smith top scored with 39.
And in hockey, England International and Leicester Ladies star
Nicola White says she is considering her future at the club.
together today and in training for the up and coming World Cup. If she
leaves Leicester it would leave the side without an England
It is a balance between being loyal to the club and what is best for
your needs. It is hard because as much as you want to stay at a club
and are happy there, sometimes you have to be selfish and think what is
right for you at that time. It is a tricky decision but I am going to
think about what is best for me. But there is good news, they're hosting
a big event in June. apart ` but this morning
schoolchildren in Nottingham received gifts from children living
in Syria. Last year, St Patrick's Primary School sent boxes
full of supplies to the war`torn country. Today, it was the turn of
the Syrian children to say thank Holding up their drawings with
pride. But these are not the creations of the children from St
Patrick's Primary but instead gifts from children living in Syria. This
is why. Last year, Saint Patrick's
sent supplies for children in parts of rural Syria affected by civil
war. They were taken there by a charity Hand`in`hand For Syria. It
is estimated there are more than 1 million Syrian refugee children. We
managed to put a smile on a lot of children's faces. A smile they
missed for the last two or three years, some of them. Some lost their
parents so to get them a gift repaired by friends in the UK,
especially in Nottingham. The gesture has been returned with
children sending back their own home`made gifts. These range from
drawings to this 11`year`old's prized possession ` a maths
certificate. I felt amazed because they are also beautiful and because
they have such little it is hard to think they would draw something so
amazing. It is absolutely brilliant. Because on the face of Mickey Mouse,
it has the flag of Syria. And it says welcome to Syria. That means
that person is waiting for a new start and they are going to be
welcomed to Syria. I think they are coping really well because they have
hope and it is really amazing because when you have hope you can
never give up. Whilst the children here understand the difficulties
many face in Syria, their message is We have a lot of rain overnight
tonight. It will be a difficult night for travelling anywhere. There
is a yellow weather warning because of the intensity of the brain. It
will move its way towards the north`west in the early hours. We
might see the odd shower head of it. The cloud will increase and then the
rain will arrive around 11 o'clock. Difficult driving conditions and the
chance of subsurface water flooding. Quite a humid night. Temperatures
are live in Celsius. It will clear quite quickly towards the North.
Into the afternoon, once the temperatures increase, further heavy
and thundery showers are likely. Another misty afternoon. `` Rainey.
There will be more showers for Friday and Saturday will be wet as
well with the balance of showers through the day. Sunday looks as
though the showers will ease a little bit and we could see some
sunshine. At the moment it is a similar story for bank holiday
Monday. A typical British bank holiday weekend. I think we were
spoilt on the last one. Heavy rain tonight but we will
battle through it to bring you the latest news tonight.
that is to find that one item that's going to change their life.
Flames are beautiful. Made nice money, that did. Nice money.
?200,000? HE LAUGHS