26/05/2014 East Midlands Today


26/05/2014

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Thank you. That is all from us for this evening. It is

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Now the news from the East Lidlands, I'm Jo Healey. Good evening.

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UKIP's leader Nigel Farage says his party's sights are now set

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on winning next week's Newark parliamentary by`election,

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after UKIP triumphed in the European elections.

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It topped the poll in the E`st Midlands with a 33% share of the

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vote, up 16% on the last Euro elections.

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It secured two MEPs, veteran Eurosceptic Roger Hdlmer

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Here's our Political Editor John Hess.

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Jubilation for UKIP supporters. The party secured a third of thd

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Jubilation for UKIP supportdrs. The party secured a third of the total

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party secured a third of thd total East Midlands vote. Topping the

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poll, Roger Helmer, who hopds East Midlands vote. Topping the

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poll, Roger Helmer, who hopes to repeat the success as UKIP's

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candidate in the by`election. UKIP's second elected Euro LP is

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Margot Parker. We've had a solid response from people and in

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Nottingham, I can recall the response from people and in

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Nottingham, I can recall thd book across the square to shake our

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hands. Cheers to for the Conservatives. A returns to European

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Parliament. I am honoured to have been re`elected to serve the people

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been re`elected to serve thd people of the East Midlands. A big change

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for me but with a background in local government, I hope th`t will

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local government, I hope that will help me with this new role. This is

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how the East Midlands voted, with UKIP on 368,000 votes. Labour lost

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the battle for second place and is 11,000 votes behind the

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Conservatives. A good showing for the Greens, attracting almost 6 .

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the Greens, attracting almost 6%. That meant defeat for the Lhberal

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Democrats. We've got to find a better way to get the message

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across. Britain has to stay in Europe. We haven't got that message

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across. Disappointment for Labour. Its vote was pegged to fourth place,

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leaving Glenis Willmott as its sole leaving Glenis Willmott as hts sole

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MEP. We were only .6% behind so it was very close. UKIP can celebrate.

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They returned to MEPs. That was expected. What was and was `

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expected. What was and was a particularly strong perform`nce by

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particularly strong performance by the Conservatives, who also sent to

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MEPs to the European Parliament. MEPs to the European Parlialent

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That will please the prime Minister will dash with that crucial

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by`election just around the corner. Another factor in the selection, 70%

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Another factor in the selection 70% of us in the East Midlands didn't

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even bother to vote at all. It was the worst turnout figure since

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direct elections to the European Parliament began 15 years ago.

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With the political focus now firmly in Newark,

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people in the Nottinghamshire town have mixed emotions on UKIP's

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The a quiet, wet and gloomy morning in new work, as early shoppdrs go

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in new work, as early shoppers go about their Bank Holiday business.

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But as far as next week 's by`election is concerned, things

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really are hotting up. UKIP's performance is better in thd

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really are hotting up. UKIP's performance is better in the East

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Midlands than any other reghon and Midlands than any other reghon and

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in Newark, they managed to secure 32% of the vote. If it is the same

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voting pattern in next week's by`election, Roger Helmer may just

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secure UKIP's first heat se`t in the secure UKIP's first heat seat in the

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House of Commons. If they do what they say there are going to do, yes,

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but something has got to change. they say there are going to do, yes,

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but something has got to change. We are in a right mess. They work hard

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to get an Emmy dash and MP in, good luck to them. Newark has always been

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a conservative town and UKIP are doing what most people want them to

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do. It's the same old thing, the three parties. The people at the

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bottom don't get much say at all. As the political focus shifts closer to

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home, it is back to work for clock party campaign is a new work, as

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they look to make gains on what is currently a voting knife edge. ``

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Newark. Investigations are underway

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into the cause of a factory fire in heartbreaking. Very sad. At the

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time, I wasn't sure whether we could get another one. Even if it does, it

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is not the one that her Majdsty is not the one that her Majesty

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touched. I feel it for Mich`el. I touched. I feel it for Mich`el. I

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wish they'd had taken mine instead. wish they'd had taken mine instead.

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But they didn't. The couple are now appealing for the medal to be

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returned. Whoever has got it, even if they just put it back through the

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letterbox, it would mean so much to us. It really did hurt us. Anyone

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with any information is being urged to contact Nottinghamshire police.

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fans turned out in Nottingh`m today to show their support for boxer Carl

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George Groves. He'll be defending his two world titles at Wembley on

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The countdown is on to the biggest fight in British boxing history.

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Promoters say 200 million pdople will be watching worldwide. Today,

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Carl came back to his hometown for his final public work`out and

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thousands were there to see him. It is all over the world and wd are so

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is all over the world and we are so proud to have this fight coling from

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our own city. It would be a lot faster, a lot quicker. He ddserves

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it. He deserves to have his hand raised in front of 84,000 people. He

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is a legend. It means a gre`t deal is a legend. It means a great deal

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to him. It's fantastic. My fans have been behind me since day one

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to him. It's fantastic. My fans have been behind me since day ond and

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to him. It's fantastic. My fans have been behind me since day one and the

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been behind me since day ond and the turnout today shows how much it

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means to them. It is humbling and I feel it. It's a great night for

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British boxing. It's a great time. He's given everything to thd British

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public for so long. This is the pinnacle now, for any fighter. So,

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just five days to go until fight night. The next time we will see him

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inside the ring, you will be defending his two world titles in

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front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium. Believing. It has been a rather dull

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and damp bank holiday Mondax and damp bank holiday Monday and as

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we had through the next few days, there isn't much improvement. Today

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has been hampered by this area of rain which has been working its way

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up from the south. It stalled rain which has been working its way

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up from the south. It stalldd over western parts and through tonight,

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it will slowly start to cle`r western parts and through tonight,

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it will slowly start to clear away. Still plenty of cloud about

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overnight tonight and it is not long before the next area of heavy rain

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starts to work its way in, too. Without cloud and rain overnight, it

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will not be a cold night. Temperatures will manage to hover

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around 11 or 12 Celsius. Th`t heavy around 11 or 12 Celsius. That heavy

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rain will be with us in the morning. The Met office has issued a weather

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warning for heavy rain. It could affect the morning rush hour so do

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be a perfect dash aware of that. It be a perfect dash aware of that. It

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sticks with us for much of the day. Behind that, it will start to become

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more patchy but it would be a cold day, a dull day and a damp day.

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Temperatures will only get tp to about 13 or 14 Celsius. There is

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little improvement as we get through the week.

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Good evening. If I were to conduct a straw poll about the weather events

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today, I suspect we would get a split decision. There were

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significant differences around, we have sunshine and some warmth, but

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also this cloud and rain coming up through the Channel into the north

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of England. On top of that, some showers in the north-west, some of

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them thundery from Northern Ireland and Scotland, so a real eclectic

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mix. This will drift away over the next few hours, we will keep the

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cloud overnight, and we will see more significant rain pushing in off

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the north sea. There is a level of uncertainty just where this rain

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will be sitting in the morning, but current thoughts, across north

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Norfolk, into the Midlands and maybe east Yorkshire as well. It will be

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accompanied by a cool breeze. In the south-west we should see a better

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day for Cornwall and Devon, and into south Wales as

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