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pleasant in the south-west where the winds are that bit lighter. That is
it. Goodbye. They beat a man to death and set his
body alight in revenge for ` family member losing her job.
Also tonight, the mother and baby who both owe their lives to a
cervical smear test. Luckilx, my surgeon managed to perform `
procedure while I was pregn`nt to remove my cancer.
Well the dangers to be lookhng at the dangers of leaving dogs in cars,
we take the temperature test. After only half an hour, the tempdrature
has already gone off the sc`le. It is more than 50 degrees.
And the sticky subject of World Cup selection. Either way, it is a
win`win formats. `` for mathematics. Good evening,
welcome to Friday's programle. First tonight, a father,
his daughter and her boyfridnd have been given life sentences
for murdering a father`of`four Barry Smith's beaten
and burnt body was discoverdd in the grounds of the centrd
in Kilburn in October last xear Vincent Aitken, Emma Aitken and
Nathan Doherty were convictdd and Our reporter Amy Harris is live
for us in Leicester this evdning. Good evening. Yes, today was the
culmination of a seven`week trial Leicester Crown Court. In court room
number two, the jury and Barry Smith's family and friends dndured
hours of harrowing evidence. They heard how last autumn he was burnt,
he was hit and stamped on and across dragged the ground in what was
described by prosecutors as cold, brutal and chilling revenge.
Nathan Doherty, pictured, ddscribing how he helped beat traveller Barry
Smith to death while he burns the clothes worn in the attack. Mr Smith
was hit with a pole queue and had his face smashed with a fence post
before being set alight outside the Kilburn welfare social club where
Vincent Aitken was a steward with his wife. The jury was told it was a
revenge attack after Vincent Aitken's wife, Pamela, resigned from
her job at the social club for making a racist remark towards Barry
Smith. Today, Nathan Dohertx, Vincent Aitken and his daughter
Emma, were found guilty of the murder. Pamela was cleared of
assisting an offender. For Barry Smith's family, relief. It has been
eight and a half months since my kids' father was taken from them.
Today we have seen justice because the three murderers have bedn found
guilty of what they have done. But never in my life have I heard
anything so horrific of what any human could do to another htman
Originally from Doncaster, Lr Smith had been living in the closd`knit
Derbyshire village of Kilburn for around five years. He was ddscribed
in court as much loved and cherished. He leaves behind four
children and three grandchildren. Just go to the grave and le`ve
flowers. That is all we can do. Sentencing the trio to a total of at
least 52 years in jail, the judge described the attack as a brutal and
merciless killing, equivalent to the execution of a defenceless lan.
Well, just to give you a bit more detail on those life sentences,
Vincent Aitken well serve a minimum of 22 years, Nathan Doherty, 18
years, that's a minimum, and Emma Aitken, a minimum of 12. All three
looked impassive as their sdntences were read out. For the family of
Barry Smith, they have welcomed the news, but as his daughter told me,
who you heard from in my report it will never bring him back.
Next tonight, health bosses are trying to improve the take`tp
In parts of Nottingham it's as low as 50%.
The test can ultimately savd lives, something one woman knows only too
At 27, Amy Cupit's test saved not only hers
On that day I had my first surgery and they wdre just
doing a colposcopy under an`esthetic because I was pregnant.
She is just pleased she took of the invitation for a sme`r.
Because of it she heard she had cancer.
It's probably one of the worst days of my lifd.
If I hadn't had that smear laybe I wouldn't have known
Having a baby had been an uphill struggle.
She was eight weeks pregnant when she was told she had cdrvical
Innovative surgery, though, in Nottingham,
In between being told I had cancer and going back to see
my consultant there were all sorts going through my mind:
I dreamt of my funeral, of my baby dying, there werd all
Women aged 25 to 64 are invhted for cervical screening, but in parts of
It's somebody looking at your private area,
which is understandably not the nicest thing to have done,
but for two minutes of time, you might be uncomfortable, but it
Why people don't have it done is beyond me.
This is a GP's surgery in Nottingham.
Here they've worked hard to get more women to have smears.
Cervical screening is just a really good form
I think it's important to s`y we are not looking for cancer when
We're actually looking at cdrvical cells
Amy in Nottingham needs little convincing.
years I'd hear someone said to me "you have cancer". But it h`ppened
to me so it could happen to anybody.
Loads more to come on the programme, including the 80,000
fans giving the Download Festival a huge thumbs`up in honour
And whatever your plans this weekend, the weather is not looking
too bad, but first, I have some thundery showers to talk about. Find
out more later. And I will be meeting the primary
pupils who are financial br`inboxes. We understand money!
A woman's been telling a court how she "lost it"
Susan Edwards admits manslatghter but denies murdering her mother
and her father before burying their bodies in
the back garden of their Mansfield home, as Mike O'Sullivan reports.
Susan Edwards, who, with her husband, denies murdering hdr
parents gave evidence at Nottingham Crown Court today. The remahns of
William and Patricia, killed in 1998, were discovered by police in
the back garden of their hole in forest town in Mansfield in October
last year. William was shot dead in a bedroom by his wife, said Mrs
Edwards, who was visiting dtring a May Day bank holiday. Mrs Edwards
said her mother then taunted her, saying she knew her father had
abused her as a child and that her mother had been in a relationship
with her husband, Christophdr. Mrs Edwards, who admits manslaughter,
told her barrister, she kept on and on. At some point, I lost it. I shot
my mother. Mrs Edwards wrapped bodies in duvets and put thdm under
the bed and left. When she returned with her husband a few days later,
she told him what had happened. Mrs Edwards said husband wanted to tell
the police but she persuaded him not to, using what she called in motion
or blackmail. She said, I used everything in my power. The love
between us, for him not to call the police. `` emotional blackm`il. They
did not have a car and she suggested the garden for the bodies. @fter
they dragged the bodies of her parents into the grave after dark,
Mr Edwards went inside and was sick. The prosecution say the couple
murdered the parents to ste`l their pensions and savings. Prosecutors
said... The prosecution and defence are due
to make their closing speeches next week.
There's been a further setback to plans
for a new ?15 million visitor centre and attraction at Sherwood Forest.
Nottinghamshire County Council says it's no longer working with
its partner, Discovery Attr`ctions, because it couldn't confirm it
A new private partner will now be sought.
The council says it's committed to having a new centre in Sherwood
At the time we selected our partner they did in fact have the ftnding
available, but, as I said, hn a time of difficult funding circumstances,
there are original funding did not come through and they have struggled
in the period since to find new funders.
East Midlands Ambulance Service is predicting a huge rise
It's because the first Engl`nd match in the World Cup coincides with hot
Managers at Ambulance Control say they expect calls every few seconds
and have spent months plannhng for the event.
During the match itself, we will have a probably quieter than normal
Saturday night because many will being gauged in watching thd match,
but what we anticipate from 15 minutes afterwards is that we must
to see an increase in activhty, with a particular spike going on for the
latter part of 1am to 2am in the morning. `` we will see.
It's been a hot and humid d`y today, prompting a new warning
from a leading animal charity about the dangers of keeping dogs
The Dogs Trust says, despite repeated warnings,
almost half of owners still think it's OK to leave their anim`l
Sarah Teale has been investhgating just how dangerous that can be.
Even the professionals who `re paid to look after their dogs can make
Four years ago Nottinghamshhre Police dog handler Mark Johnson left
two of his German Shepherds inside his car in baking hot weathdr.
Despite that tragic reminder of the consequences, it seems the lessage
The Dogs Trust has released this campaign video, showing a dog ice
It comes on the back of their research,
which shows 46% of owners hdre in the East Midlands believd it s OK
I think some people think if they park in the shade or
if they leave the windows open that it's OK, but in fact that doesn t
make a noticeable differencd to the inside temperature of a car
So just how quickly can a car heat up?
The temperature is currently 23 degrees.
I've left my window slightlx open and we're going to leave thhs
inside my car for a few minttes to just see how hot it gets.
Now, we've only left it half an hour and already the temperature
Basically, once the body telperature reaches 41 degrees
the vital organs will no longer be able to function normally.
Unfortunately this can lead to organ failure in a very quick perhod `
Here at the Dogs Trust in Wxmeswold, they have to be absolutely sure
their animals don't suffer from the heat.
Particularly their very furry friends, lhke Luna,
who likes nothing more than a dip in the paddling pool to cool off.
Sarah Teale, BBC East Midlands Today, Leicestershire.
That is a very effective video, isn't it?
A ban on drinking in the streets across Nottingham has
seen alcohol confiscated allost 500 times in its first three months
Police and Community Support Officers have had the power to seize
The council says the idea is working.
More than half of the confiscations happened on streets in Notthngham
Derby's been shortlisted as a site for England's first new Further
It'll be dedicated to creathng rail engineers for High Speed Two,
Birmingham, Manchester and Doncaster are also in the running.
The Government should make its final decision next month.
Hundreds of children got the chance to find out what it was
like to be Second World War evacuees, although only bridfly
They were given the chance to re`enact warthme rail
The steam train journeys between Leicester and Loughborough
were organised by the Great Central Railway as part of a
With seeing the old steam trains and people in costume, it reallx gives
them a good insight into how it must have been for children their age to
have to leave their families, not knowing where they were going, so it
helps them understand and elpathise with people from that time.
It's finally emerged exactlx how much it cost
Derbyshire County Council to pay off its former chief executhve.
Nick Hodgson received almost ?220,000.
Nick Hodgson was sacked frol his role as chief executive of
Derbyshire County Council over a year ago. But it was only today that
we learned he was given a p`yoff of almost ?220,000. That is eqtivalent
to the pretty broad changes, perhaps even
adding a frisson of fear just to ring the changes, as it werd. Just
yesterday, the council annotnced it was cutting 27 senior managdment
posts, thereby saving ?2.25 million. But after a year of secrecy, we now
know exactly how much it cost to fill the council's Chief Exdcutive
post. The City of London is home to many
of the UK's major financial institutions, but now Nottingham can
boast its first Centre of Excellence Dunkirk Primary School's won
the accolade for teaching That's a brilliant idea, isn't it?
We could have done with that! And we've got more
from the classroom later on. We're with the kids who are dicing
with World Cup scores to improve At Trent Bridge Notts
Outlaws are up Derbyshire's match
against Worcestershire only got Leicestershire's match away
at Lancashire doesn't start Finally from me, back to thd World
Cup. With just over 28 hours till England
kick off their campaign, football While kids in playgrounds are
swapping World Cup stickers, maths teachers are using the tournament
to teach them about probability Jeremy Nicholas has been to one
football crazy school Not Rio de Janeiro,
but Radcliffe on Trent. Mr Burdes is a bit tall
for our pundit booth but he's man of the match for the kids
because he teaches maths ushng a World Cup model ` not the sort
that is married to a player. If a team rolled a six, then that's
a shot at goal and it's going to score unless the opposite tdam,
the opponents, roll a one to give The teams are all ranked
so they learn about probability It's something that doesn't happen
very often Excitement mounts
in the knockout stages with There is loads of
World Cup World Cup rivalrids of course, but here the big rivalry
is between those who collect the World Cup stickers and those
who collect the World Cup c`rds Playtime is a chance to get swaps
and everyone wants to get mdssy With the stickers you can stick
them down and no one can bug you to You can't get them back off
and it's really annoying, but with the cards you can swap them
and that's really good. Because you could easily drop them,
when with stickers you can't. If you card is Messi then you can
swap it for loads of bad onds. So, playtime is over, let's go
back in the classroom and fhnd out Despite the youngsters tipphng
the South American sides, It looks like a popular win,
but the real winner is maths, and the kids wouldn't swap Lr Burdes
for anyone ` he's a keeper. He clearly is! Back in 1970, I
collected cards. I'm delighted( ) Were you born in 1970? No!
Well, it's been another lovdly day, perfect if you went to spot the 225
leaving East Midlands Airport this morning. Thank you for sendhng this
picture in, James. Unfortun`tely, it looks like cloudy conditions
tomorrow, so no chance of sdeing it then. It is gained to be fedling
cooler this weekend but it should be mostly dry. `` it is going to be.
Across the weekend, we can dxpect there to be some bright sunny
spells. I will find them solewhere for you! A Met Office warning this
evening in force for heavy rain and the potential for thundery showers
to move South as we go throtgh the evening, leading to localisdd
flooding, so watch out for those of you are heading out and abott. Not
everybody will catch them, but where we do get them, some torrential
downpours, and those continte into the early hours of Saturday. A cue
me and muggy night with lows of 15. me and muggy night with lows of 15.
`` a humid. I am hopeful thd cloud will thin to give bright spdlls in
the afternoon as we go throtgh the day, but still the risk of ` few
showers, though definitely ` dry afternoon with temperatures a bit
lower than we have been used to 20 is your maximum. If you havd a
barbecue planned, it looks like it should be staying dry tomorrow
evening. A settled today on Sunday but plenty of cloud around `nd
temperatures at 19. Not bad. Not bad at all. Would you lhke me to
name the Brazil 1970 World Cup team? Let me think about that! No, I
wouldn't! England play tomorrow Don't forget! How could we( ) Have a
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