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to a last-minute goal by substitute Bobby Zamora. Promotion to the
Premier League is With your news now for the East
Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn. First tonight ` heartbreak for Derby
County as they are denied promotion to the Premier League. They
dominated their big`spending opponents Queens Park Rangers at
Wembley but, as Colin Hazelden reports, suffered a cruel last
minute goal. I hope is that ended in heartbreak
for Derby County and their fans. One for Derby County and their fans. One
last`minute goal was enough to deny them their dream of promotion back
to the Premier League. The biggest ever accidents or fans of the Rams
were there to see their team ever accidents or fans of the Rams
were there to see their teal take were there to see their teal take
the ball's biggest prize. It was not to be. With so much at stakd, it was
a nervous start for both teams to be. With so much at stake, it was
a nervous start for both te`ms at a nervous start for both teams at
the Rams rose to the challenge and piled the pressure on the go. At the
field to make their chances count. When their opponents were reduced to
ten men after Gary O'Neil's cynical challenge on Johnny Russell, we
looked to press their advantage But looked to press their advantage But
the goal never came. As the match looked like going to extra time,
the goal never came. As the match looked like going to extra time a
looked like going to extra time, a mistake from the captain allowed QPR
they one clear shot on targdt mistake from the captain allowed QPR
they one clear shot on target and the goal by Bobby Zamora give
victory to QPR and mental devastation for Derby Countx.
Heartbreak. That is football, sometimes you win, sometimes you
lose. Derby played with complete pride and
we did not deserve it. A sloppy goal at the end.
Next season, we build. We played them off the park. I am
gutted. I feel physically sick. gutted. I feel physically shck.
It will take a few days, a few weeks to come over this. We will come back
stronger next year. From wh`t to come over this. We will come back
stronger next year. From wh`t they have experienced, they know they can
handle it, they know they dominated this game.
No fairy tale ends to the sdason for No fairy tale ends to the sdason for
Derby County and there are thousands of travelling fans. Their dreams of
promotion ends year. During the match, fans paid tribute
to the bravery of BBC Radio Derby presenter and former Rams
commentator Colin Bloomfield. 3 minutes in, fans took to their feet
to 'Clap for Bloomfield', it was to support Colin and others fighting
cancer. It follows his powerful interviews on BBC radio and TV this
week with news his melanoma had spread to his brain.
In other news, tremors in part of Nottinghamshire ` described as
Britain's earthquake hotspot ` appear to have stopped.
More than 90 have been attrhbuted to mining activity at Thoresby Colliery
in recent months. Voter turnout in the East Mhdlands
for Thursday's European elections was the second lowest in recent
history. Just 33.3% of those history. Just 33.3% of thosd
eligible to vote actually did, eligible to vote actually dhd,
according to the Regional Returning according to the Regional Returning
Officer. That's 4% down on the last European Parliamentary elections
five years ago ` and the second lowest turnout in the East Lidlands
lowest turnout in the East Midlands since direct elections started, back
in 1999. Keyworth's Sam Oldham has helped
Keyworth's Sam Oldham has hdlped Great Britain's men to a team
Keyworth's Sam Oldham has helped Great Britain's men to a te`m silver
at the European Gymnastics Championships in Bulgaria this
weekend. British Gymnastics singled out the teenager's performance on
the Vault and the High Bar `s highlights of the team's strength.
Sam competes again tomorrow in the high bar in the individual final.
Now the weather: After the rain come the showers.
We should, however, see somd We should, however, see some
improvement tomorrow. More hn the way of dry and bright spells, just
the risk of a few showers. As we head into this evening some of the
showers could be quite heavy and showers could be quite heavx and
potentially thundery, but they lose their intensity and frequency as the
night goes on. The cloud will stop temperatures dropping too f`r with
lows of nine or ten degrees. Some showers around tomorrow morning, but
the cloud should break quitd nicely the cloud should break quite nicely
to reveal some bright and stnny spells. Many places remain dry, but
there will be the risk of isolated showers. More of a breeze tomorrow
with highs of 17 degrees. There's with highs of 17 degrees. There's
still uncertainty about bank holiday Monday, but we may see some rain
during in the afternoon. The Beat's on`air already on your
local BBC Radio station this evening.
They're just rounding up the evening.
They're just rounding up thd musical They're just rounding up the musical
jungle, so still time to get your answers in. Here, though, I'm back
with more for you at the sale time with more for you at the sale time
tomorrow, at 18:50. The heavens opened for some of us
today. As far as tomorrow is concerned, more of the same. We have
a mixture of whether on the way, showers, sunshine. When the sun is
out, it will feel warm. The sun is very strong at this time of the
year. This is the cloud that brought the deluge in the South this
morning. Now the cloud has transferred further across western
areas of the