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Saints Church in Sapcote. The lunch club here is run by Age
UK. On the menu today, therd's cottage pie, peas and beans, and
then plum pudding. At the moment, the people who come here pax ?3 30p
the people who come here pay ?3.30p for their meals. Under proposals
from Leicestershire County Council, they could have to pay ?5.90, and
people here simply aren't h`ppy A price rise wouldn't surprise me at
all. But I think it is rathdr price rise wouldn't surprisd me at
all. But I think it is rather a big all. But I think it is rathdr a big
one that is proposed. I don't spend that on my meal so I think ht's
one that is proposed. I don't spend that on my meal so I think it's a
lot of money for some peopld. It that on my meal so I think ht's a
lot of money for some people. It is lot of money for some peopld. It is
too big a change, really, I think. Over a cup of tea, 90`year`old Ivy
told the about her fears if the proposals are approved. I can tell
proposals are approved. I c`n tell you straight, now, it will shut.
you straight, now, it will shut This place will? ) yes. We are
This place will? ) yes. We `re old`age pensioners. How much does
this club means to you? What is it like to you? It means we don't have
to cook dinner. It means we meet people and we get a good meal at
least once a fortnight. Clubs like this one are staffed by voltnteers
and are they, too, are worrhed about what will happen. If they put the
price up by nearly double, which is what they are doing, we will lose
half the people here. It is a huge increase and what will happdn,
half the people here. It is a huge increase and what will happen, a lot
of older people will either reduce the number of meals they take each
week or they will stop taking them all together. When that happens you
have got to expect a lot of older people will move into poor health.
And sadly many will end up hn And sadly many will end up hn
hospital, putting greater pressure on the local authority and the
health service. Leicestershhre health service. Leicestershhre
County Council needs to save over County Council needs to save over
?100 million and raising thd County Council needs to savd over
?100 million and raising the cost County Council needs to save over
?100 million and raising thd cost of ?100 million and raising thd cost of
the meals would save ?300,000. People would be offered a cheaper,
frozen, microwaveable meal if they frozen, microwaveable meal if they
couldn't afford the new price. The consultation is now up and running.
It is the elderly and vulnerable. They're not going to pick up the
phone and request a hard copy of the consultation or go online to take
part. That is why people are consultation or go online to take
part. That is why people ard saying part. That is why people ard saying
you are targeting them and they won't reply. The care organisations
have been informed of this consultation. And you will listen to
them? We are duty bound, of course, to listen to them. Amd then analyse
what the responses are. I hope there will be some very good suggestions
that come up during the consultation. How much is this a
fait accompli? We would not prejudge the consultation.
The Prime Minister made a return visit to the East Midlands today on
the eve of the European elections. He was in Newark, where there's also
a by`election on June the 5th. Mr Cameron toured the town with the
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, meeting market day shoppers.
A journalist from Nottingham who'd been detained while reporting on the
conflict in the Ukraine has reportedly been freed. Graham
reportedly been freed. Grah`m Phillips has been working for a
Russian TV channel in the vhcinity of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine.
Russia Today says he was arrested yesterday by the Ukrainian National
Guard. Tonight, Mr Philips has tweeted that he's been released and
tweeted that he's been rele`sed and says he's fine.
Derby Museum is close to completing its new Joseph Wright Institute.
It'll give art lovers from here and abroad unrestricted access to the
works of one of our greatest artists. James Roberson reports.
Throwing the spotlight on Joseph Wright's work. Experts at Ddrby
Museum and Art Gallery are checking the lighting for the first major
the lighting for the first lajor Joseph Wright exhibition there for
Joseph Wright exhibition thdre for 17 years. It is all tying in with
the opening of the new Joseph Wright Institute, which is also being
prepared in the rooms next door For prepared in the rooms next door For
decades, the only way to view prepared in the rooms next door. For
decades, the only way to vidw the hundreds of drawings, sketch
portraits and letters was in the museum's private archives. Now,
special transparent drawers are being prepared an institute's study
room to show them off. `` in the institute's. This is a resource
which is open to absolutely everyone. We want to welcome
which is open to absolutely everyone. We want to welcomd as many
people as possible, from falilies to academics, of course, with more
academics, of course, with lore specific interest. It is open to
all. Next door will be a study gallery showing the Joseph Wright
influence. The real Joseph Wright on the left and a not`so`Wright on the
right. Another style imitator here. The real things from Joseph Wright's
trips to Italy and studies for them. These are in the new exhibition of
his work from the end of his life, running at the museum until August.
Some of the work has not been running at the museum until August.
Some of the work has not been seen in years. The Vesuvius one hs
fantastically evocative and lively. You can almost touch the explosions
coming from the volcano. Thd You can almost touch the explosions
coming from the volcano. Thd last time Joseph Wright's work went
abroad to Paris and New York was in the early 90s. Now they want to take
at overseas again to an audhence at overseas again to an audience
that already venerates Wright globally. We really want to be able
to try and encourage more rdsearch around Joseph Wright. This is all in
preparation for a major exhhbition preparation for a major exhibition
which we are planning. An art retrospective of Joseph Wright's
work. We are thinking about holding it in five years' time. And taking
it overseas, even? Yes, yeah, we want to tour it internationally.
it overseas, even? Yes, yeah, we want to tour it internation`lly And
for the children, and the child in all of us, 18th century costumes to
try and so life can imitate art. all of us, 18th century costumes to
try and so life can imitate art `` try and so life can imitate art ``
to try on. 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 camd
like to go in the UK. The North Derbyshire stately home came second
` just behind Buckingham Palace That's your news, so it's goodbye
from me. But with your weather now, here's Sara.
There is a yellow weather w`rning because we will have torrential rain
into tomorrow morning. Heavx into tomorrow morning. Heavy
thundery rain. A minimum telperature of 11 sources. The rain will clear
towards the north`west through towards the north`west throtgh
tomorrow morning and we will see some brightness but that will
increase the temperatures and then we will see more showers falling
which will be heavy and thundery in the afternoon. Maximum tomorrow of
20 Celsius. A very unsettled day. For now, I will leave you
Good evening. Take some warm, humid air, add a generous measure of low
pressure and you have the recipe for some pretty heavy rain. The warm,
humid air is coming from the Mediterranean, it rises and
condenses because of the low pressure, and comes down as heavy
rain. It has been doing that all afternoon and evening across
northern France, and is now moving across England and Wales. We have
weather warnings for much of England and Wales for the course of the
night. It is taking its time, but as the night wears on, it will become
more down spread, the potential of downpours almost