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With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.
Police investigating the disappearance of Leicestershire s
Madeleine McCann have told the BBC several suspects in
This week, teams have been searching land in Portugal close to where
the youngster from Rothley was last seen seven years ago.
No questioning of suspects is expected this coming
week, but when it happens, British officers will be allowed to
Major roadworks which have closed a busy road in Derby
for almost a year are to take four months longer than first pl`nned.
Much of London Road has been closed since last July for work
It was due to be finished by this August but Network Rail now
says it'll be Christmas, because of issues with the design
Vandals have badly damaged a vital bridge for visitors to one
The hydraulics of the drawbridge to the visitor
centre at the Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottingham were `ttacked
Temporary repairs were made this morning so the reserve could open.
They'd managed to sever the hoses and of course it led to
hydraulic oil spilling out hnto the SSSI nature reserve and potdntially
harming some of the ducks hdre, but fortunately when we had the
drawbridge installed, we made it very clear that we
wanted biodegradable oil to be used for the hydraulic ram
so that it wouldn't, in the event of something like this happdning,
actually harm the wildlife we have here on the reserve.
More than 1,000 Sikhs from the East Midlands will travel to London
tomorrow to take part in a huge national rally.
Preparations were being madd at the East Park Road temple in Lehcester
today to mark the 30th anniversary of the Golden Temple massacre.
It's when the Indian army was ordered to clear
Organisers say the Indian and British governments need to be more
It was the second busiest d`y when the attack took place `nd there
were thousands of lives lost, but at the same time, we also want
to send a strong united message to our government and also the Indian
government that we are very united on this issue. It's been 30 years
and we need the truth for this issue and we need justice to happdn.
An ancient tradition started 40 years ago has come to an end today.
The Gate to Southwell, as it's called, sees scores of Morrhs Men
But organisers claim red tape has silenced their bells,
This could be a scene from centuries ago. Dancers in an English village.
This is just one of the places they are performing on the way to
Southall, having collected loney the way. Every parish in the cotnty had
a certain amount to contribtte, from throttles farthing to the m`ximum 13
shillings and 4p for Nottingham This was their annual contrhbution
to the upkeep of the Minster. But this is the last time the event will
be run. Organisers say modern day official administration is the last
time the event will be run. Organisers say modern day official
administrations around the county difficult. In 1981, we revived it
and I don't think in those days we thought everybody would havd to stop
33 years later. We had a good run but unfortunately, the 21st century
has at last caught up with ts. And so too subtle. After a day dancing
and it'll drinking, they approach the Minster. `` and so to `` South
well. Let's see what's coming
in the forecast. Good evening. We have had some
lively downpours but it is ` quieter story for tomorrow.
For most places, a dry evenhng with plenty of sunshine around and we
hang onto those clear spells overnight, so we could have a few
mist patches around but certainly not a cold night, with tempdratures
well into double figures. Some brightness around first thing
tomorrow and largely dry with the risk of showers as we had through
the afternoon, but many places avoiding them altogether, and in the
sunshine, feeling pleasant with highs of 21. An unsettled start of
the week but temperatures not doing badly.
The Beat's already on air, with inserts tonight
from the No`Tomorrow Festiv`l at Wollaton Park in Nottingham.
And tomorrow's Sunday Polithcs will be live in Newark,
where Marie Ashby will be chatting to the constituency's new MP.
I'll be back with more for xou at 6.10am.
Good evening. Most of us have seen some rain so far today. It started
off in the south. As it worked its way north, we lost the thunder and
the lightning. Many of us ended the day on a decent note. After a decent
day in the north of Scotland, that band of rain marches northwards Be
hiengd it, there is a -- behind it, there is a lot of dry weather to be
found. Most of us are dry by the end of the night and relatively mild.
Starting Sunday in Scotland, still some showers around in the south and
the west. I suspect the north and the east are getting off to a decent
start to the day. The North West, there may be a bit more cloud.
Northern Ireland doing quite well through the morning. Across Wales,