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This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and me, Dominic Heale.
Tonight ` Labour celebrate victory in one of our of key election battle
grounds. After 14 years, Labour have ousted
the Conservatives out of control in Amber Valley. APPLAUSE
. Also tonight, the whole that the High Court rules that King Richard
III remained. In Leicester. They will be at the heart of our
city and the heart but muted. Captured on a camera phone, a secret
visit to Nottingham by Prince Harry. In sports, it's the big match... ,
this is Wembley and it's waiting for Derby County. Good evening and
welcome to the programme. In the East Midlands, Labour triumph in the
local elections. But their celebrations are muted ` because of
the impact made by UKIP. Amber Valley swung from Conservative to
Labour control for first time in 14 years, with the Tory leader blaming
what he called UKIP "interference". And in Derby, while Labour still
runs the city, UKIP won two seats. In North Nottinghamshire, Labour
kept control of Bassetlaw, and gained a seat from the
Conservatives. For more detail on this let's join our Political Editor
John Hess, who's in Amber Valley. Good evening. Let's have a look at
those results. Labour lost to seek to UKIP that gained two others The
Lib dems also lost two seats including that of Amjit Atwal ` the
councillor controversially pictured with an AK47 assault rifle. Hardly
any change in Bassetlaw. It is the Labour`controlled. It's all change
in labour in `` Amber Valley. Those figures do not tell the whole story
and the impact of the union. In top voice, jubilant Labour
supporters singing the Redcap micro flag. Labour secured the two seats
it needed to gain control from the Conservative who had run the double
ship Borough Council for more than 14 years.
We have been trying for years to get it back for stop no big breakthrough
for UKIP, yet the Conservatives claimed their loss on them.
It not what we might call a straight fight. It was not on an even playing
fight `` this field because of UKIP. The slender majority in this battle
ground seems particularly vulnerable. We will have to do what
we can to make it the same next year. Local and European elections
are not a good guide for general elections. The Liberal Democrats,
this is an election they will want to forget. Labour can feel
victorious but more in relief. It was a very lengthy night with
many delays. They did eventually get a result. Not an awful lot has
changed. However, UKIP has made a significant breakthrough, two seats
taken from Labour councillors. Obviously, they will be some
analysis of figures. UKIP took a seat from Labour, the Conservatives
and Liberals. Around the country, they said we just take seat from the
Conservative, but tonight we won Labour seats. There is no doubt we
have a lot to do in the city. Lots to implement. We will do. We will
hit the General Election Trail for the 17th of May next year. Although
the leadership of Derby will not change much, there is plenty of food
for thought for all the car `` parties for how well UKIP might do
in the General Election next year. How significant are the labour and
UKIP gains today? This is Amber Valley's council town
hall in Ripley. Tonight, the first time in 14 years it is now run by
the Labour Party. Winning those two crucial seat off the Conservatives
would the minimum that Labour had to do. There will be those locally and
nationally that will think that with a year to go into the General
Election, Ed Miliband 's party should be pulling much better. That
is the UKIP effect. Although the turnout was barely 35%, it has not
made the seeping games that certainly some of Nigel Farage's
supporters was hoping it would do. Certainly, the impact is there and
we will await the outcome of the Euro elections on Sunday night.
Whatever the outcome, and also of the Newark by`election, certainly
the other parties have got some worries.
It has been a long battle fought over 18 who famously died in battle.
Today came a ruling that means which the third will stay in Leicester.
The High Court decided that the license granted to the city to
reinterpret the remains found in the car park is lawful. A group of
dissident relatives had called free book to be his final resting place.
Leicester relative that they are delighted and plans for a ceremony
are underway. In the place where Richard III will
be laid to rest, Leicester finally made the announcement it had longed
for. If you haven't heard, the result is that the judgement.
The justice secretary did not have a duty to consult before issuing the
license to the University of Leicester, authorising his choice of
the cathedral for the re`interment. For the man who led the search for
the remains, it was vindication. I am extremely relieved. It's
finally over. We can move on and the cathedral can put into effect
planned to be very rigid with great dignity and honour. Very pleased
indeed. For the vanquished, defiant
disappointing `` disappointment. We will think about it and make some
decisions. I am pleased that went to court in the first place. Richard is
Richard of York. His heart and soul lies in York even though his body
lies in Leicester. Work outside the cathedral is
already in full swing. We designing the gardens to reposition the statue
of Richard III. The data is a ruling means the plans are no longer in
limbo. We will be working very fast indeed.
Building work will begin in July. The new design for the tomb will be
revealed in three or four weeks' time. We will `` you will recognise
it old but it has changed. We will work very hard as a team to make
sure that everything is done for Spring 2015. This will be an
outstanding, well`planned, civic ceremony. The nation will be
watching and will be work centred. No doubt, the Royal family will want
to be when presented. It would be an event that the people of Leicester
and Leicestershire can feel proud of. This extraordinary story began
almost two years ago when originally said's remains were dug up in his
council car park. The new visitor centre behind me will be opened by
July. By next spring, a stone's throw from where he was originally
buried, the anointed king will be reinterred with dignity and honour.
From King Richard, to Prince Harry. Later in the programme, the fourth
in line to the throne makes a private visit to our region. Camera
phone pictures show his surprise appearance at a recording studio in
inner`city Nottingham. It is time for another bank holiday
weekend. Typically my forecast include some rain and thunder and
sunshine. There is even a weather warning.
Next: Sending energy to the Middle East from the East Midlands. It
sounds like sending polls to Newcastle but it is happening. An
environmental waste company in Nottingham has landed a major deal
with United Arab error `` emirates for a power that makes renewable
power. Doing a visit to Chinook Sciences, it was said that a hundred
`` many jobs will be the created. A big day and big business for this
Nottingham company. The tread minister, Lord Livingston, announced
a major deal. This contract will build one of the world 's largest
waste gas facilities. The plant will process a wide range of waste and
recycling residues. It would be manufactured here and
assembled in the UAE. It will process materials which help to
create renewable energy. It's going to create or safeguard 850 jobs
across the UK. It is an area where the UK science is absolutely
leading. It's good for the Ryman and for jobs. It is good Nottingham in
particular. `` environment. It will create 100 jobs in this
region and that your hundreds of others. We have been fortunate to
have excellent suppliers in the East Midlands. It's a happy day for them.
It means sustainability and it will secure jobs. This is the first major
deals with the government announced a new programme of investment and
medium`sized businesses. The East Midlands is the first region to
benefit. It'd hope that it will showcase Nottingham as a centre of
high`tech expertise. A teenager charged with four counts
of murder has admitted sending a message after the fire talking about
killing. Nathaniel Mullings denies, along with seven others, being
responsible for an Arsenal `` arson attack which killed men was a
bittersweet family. I've failed to kill everyone. The city was upset
and angry about the stabbing of his friend and one at bomb earlier that
evening. `` Akpom. A fairground operator has pleaded guilty after
two teenage boys were flying out of his flight `` ride. In July 2012 the
carriage of flipped over, one boy was seriously injured. William
Roberts admitted failing to ensure that the Cook meant was safe. He was
state `` find a ?6,000. The National watersports Centre in
Nottingham has reopened after a revamp costing more than six and a
half million pounds. It's not just for elite athletes. There are plenty
of attractions including a hybrid course, minigolf, cycling and Segway
higher. The work has taken 12 months to complete.
We have already seen local people coming in saying how improved it is.
The whole point was to make it more accessible. Previously, it was a
National Sports Centre. It's not elite. So many people in Nottingham
have not been here. We wanted to be a place that people can come and
enjoy themselves. A man who attacked the leader of a
seek spiritual movement with an axe in a Leicester Temple has been found
guilty of attempted needle `` the murder. He admitted he had been
consumed by hatred by a man loan by `` ring known by many as a leading
guru. He alleged the man had sexually abused as a child.
CCTV captures him by the biggest and scariest looking axe at a Leicester
store. Three days later the 27`year`old was seen walking to the
temple with the three foot axe concealed under a shawl. His target
was his Holiness, the world leader of the man Dari seeks who was in
Leicester as part of an official visit to the UK. He swung the axe
and cut his face and broke his arm. Someone who witnessed the attack
last August, because the moment it happened.
To season one job with an axe onto the stage. Everyone was up and
running to the stage to see if his Holiness was alive. To see someone
singing and act on his Holiness's head was frightening. The whole
community was crying. They also the crying. The children started
crying. The bank worker claimed he had been
strictly abused as HR world in India by the rigidly leader `` religious
leader in the 1990s. The guru repeatedly denied this. He said he
only intended to hurt him. The CPS said it was a vicious assassination
attempt on a defenceless man. Today at Birmingham Crown Court, he was
jailed for 17 years, nearly nine months on from the attack many of
the temple's conservation are still haunted by what they saw.
No one expected it, but it made a lot of young people very happy.
Prince Harry made an unannounced visit to a youth centre in
inner`city Nottingham. The prince joined children on the music and
film project in sedans. `` Saint Anne 's.
This is where the prince turned up completely out of the blue. Staff
were expected to meet officials from his charity, but Harry decided to
join them. He is no stranger here. Last he made an official royal visit
here. He was finalising plans to fund three years of youth work year.
Today, he came back for a private visit. At the garage across the
road, you can imagine how surprised they were. Paul and Anthony managed
to get in snaps. It was a bit of a shock. A massive
secret. It is not something you would expect to see when you come to
work in the morning. It was a bit of a surprise. I am told Harry spent a
good couple of hours here. He spent time with youngsters from Huntingdon
primary School, sitting on a film course and having a go on a bass
guitar. He also delivered on a promise to record some words for a
track of some local musicians. It's pretty clear that Harry is taking a
real interest in what is happening you tomorrow. McLaren and Redknapp.
Buxton, Keogh and grant. Barker and Derby full stop Derby berserker fans
too. Steve versus Harry at the world's
most famous stadium. The former England manager McLaren is ingrained
in Derby berserker history against Redknapp. He is the experienced,
wheeler dealer warhorse who need to go up. There is a lot of pressure on
Queens Park Rangers. We want to try to get back in the Premier League.
We want to win that game. It is the richest game in football. From
Sam Oldham, who goes into the team final on Saturday. A real chance of
medals there. There is also T20 cricket.
This is where the Going back almost 50 years. Johnny
Johnson rings the bell at Highfield School. He was a teacher here in the
1960s for five years after his wartime and post`war experience in
the RAF. He returned the Newark school to answer questions and today
berserker pupils. Speaking of his most famous moment in the legendary
Dambuster raid in 1943. What was it like being part of the cat must grow
`` dambusters? We didn't know what we were going to do all what the
target was until the day of the briefing. MUSIC PLAYS
Also there, the low flier who took part in the film.
60 feet, 30 tonne of aeroplane. That is low, it was exciting and
frightening. What it must have been like doing the real thing in the
dark and being shot at, I have no idea.
Afterward the school, parents and Jenny Johnson's former pupils
gathered outside and talked about his future book. Today it will never
be anything other than the school for me. It is absolutely awesome.
Yes, he is Dambusters a hero but he is my teacher. I have never
forgotten him. The highlight, a fly past by two RAF planes. Eight to
coat of Johnny's own wartime vintage. `` Dakota.
There is something else happening this weekend. There is a certain
football match happening. If you are going to support the rams, allow for
some extra rain and thundery showers. Even during the game. Full
coverage and commentary on the radio. It is of course another bank
holiday weekend. As you would expect, there will be some shout was
around and some sunshine. It will feel a little bit warm, especially
on Sunday. We got away with the fairly dry day today. There has been
a little bit of rain edging into parts of Leicestershire and
Derbyshire in the last few hours. There is a little bit of rain
around. Before that. Tearaway. Then, it would be largely dry. More in the
way of cloud pushing in from the south as we headed toward dawn.
Those of 10 Celsius. Tomorrow morning there will be heavy
rainfall. There is a yellow warning. Potential of 30 millimetres of rain.
Seth is what may be an issue. Here's rain arriving. Possibly thundery for
a time. It will clear away to the North. Behind it, every thundery
showers. Also some dry and bright spells. Feeling a little bit fresher
with 15 and 16 degrees. Sunday will be largely dry and bright in the
afternoon. Bank holiday Monday, just allow forces gathered to heavy
showers. Dry at times. Let's look at the history
of BBC TWO with me, Simon Schama.