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And now the news for the East Midlands. I'm Maurice Flynn.
A father, his daughter and her boyfriend have been given
life sentences for murdering a man outside a Derbyshire social club.
Barry Smith's beaten and burned body was discovered in the grounds of
Amy Harris reports from the hearing in Leicestdr.
Nathan Doherty pictured describing how he helped beat traveller
Barry Smith to death while he burns the clothes worn in the att`ck.
Mr Smith was hit with a pool cue and had his face smashed
in with a fence post before being set alight outside the Kilbtrn
Welfare Social Club where Vhncent Aitken was a steward with hhs wife.
The jury here at Leicester Crown Court was told it was a revdnge
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 Doherty, Vincent Aitken and his daughter Emma
Pamela Aitken was cleared of assisting an offender.
For Barry Smith's family, relief.
It's been eight and a half months since my
Today has shown us justice because the three murderers have
actually been found guilty of what they've done.
I've never in my life heard anything so horrific of what
Originally from Doncaster, Mr Smith had been living
in the close`knit village of Kilburn for around five years.
He was described in court as much loved and cherished.
He leaves behind four children and three grandchildren.
We just go to his grave and give flowers
` that's all we can do becatse we're never going to see her again.
Sentencing the trio to a total of at least 52 years in jail, the judge
described the attack as a brutal and merciless killing equiv`lent to
Detectives investigating thd murder of a Polish man in Nottingh`m have
22`year`old Bogdan Nawrotskh was last seen in January.
In April a 37`year old man was charged with murder.
This morning a 28`year`old man was also detained.
Police are still searching for Mr Nawrotski's body.
Health bosses say they're concerned lives are being put at risk because
some women don't have their free cervical smear tests. In parts of
Nottingham the take`up is as low as 50%. The test can ultimatelx save
lives ` something one woman knows only too well. At 27, Amy Ctpit s
test saved not only hers but that of her unborn baby.
So on that first day I had my surgery, they were just doing
a colposcopy under anaesthetic, because I was pregnant.
She is just pleased she took up the offer of a smear.
Because of it, she heard she had cancer.
If I hadn't had that smear, maybe I wouldn't have known that
Having a baby had been an uphill struggle.
She was eight weeks pregnant when she was told she had cdrvical
Innovative surgery in Nottingham saved her
In between being told I had cancer and going back to see my consultant,
there was all sorts going through my mind.
I dreamt of my own funeral, my baby dying, all sorts of terribld things.
Women aged 25 to 64 are invhted for cervical screening but hn parts
They've worked hard to get more women to have smears.
Cervical screening is just a really good form
It's important to say we're not looking for cancer
We're actually looking at cdrvical cells that have become abnormal
Amy in Nottingham needs little convincing.
I never thought in a million years I would hear someone say to md "you've
got cancer", but it happened to me so it could happen to anybody.
Well, the Jo's Trust charity condtcts
research into cervical cancdr and also runs campaigns on scredning.
Earlier I spoke to its chief executive about why so few
From embarrassment, fear of the actual procedure itsdlf.
Depending on your age, your ethnicity, there are also
worries about relevance and knowledge about the actual test
So what's really important, I think, is to try to target it depending
on age or community so that they feel they totally
understand why screening is relevant for them and they attend as soon
It's every three years for younger women,
We have to be guided by the experts and they have sent for many years
that the current intervals of three years in five years are
absolutely right so it's important that it stays like that unthl
How do you hope to actually get the message across to peopld
Again, I think what's really important is
to think about the different ages, the different ethnicities, `nd how
they want to be communicated with, rather than a blanket appro`ch.
We've run a number of different pieces of research that havd
I think that's important from a local level.
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 preparing for the event.
During the match itself, we will have a normal, prob`bly
a quieter than normal, Saturday night because a lot of people will
But what we anticipate from about 15 minutes afterwards is that we will.
To see an increase in activhty with a particular spike going on
I'll have more news for you across the weekend, but it's goodbxe for
now from me. Anna has our wdekend forecast.
We've had another warm day today. It will be feeling a bit cooler
tomorrow but I expect it to be a mostly dry day and we can sde some
sunny spells during the aftdrnoon. For now, we have the risk of some
heavy, thundery downpours for the next few hours before they start to
ease. It could lead to localised flooding so take care if yot out and
about. They will ease off towards dawn. A mild muggy night with lows
of 13 or 14. Tomorrow morning, a cloudy start. There will be a bit of
light patchy rain around but as we go into the afternoon, from the
East, we see more of the sunshine and eventually all of us will be
left with a largely dry aftdrnoon and decent sized bells. Tempered as
will start to warm up with highs of around 20. Here is the outlook for
the next few days, followed by the national forecast.
next couple of days, looking good, temperatures in the 20s. Now the
West -- now the National forecast. Good evening. Over the last two days
in the south of England there has been a lot of sunshine and
temperatures up to 26 degrees. Don't expect temperatures that high this
weekend, cooler for many. A lot of dry weather even if it is a little
bit on the cloudy side at times We see the cloud increasing this
afternoon and through the evening. The cloud has been drifting south.
Over the last few hours we started to see thunderstorms. Over the next
few hours, further thunderstorms to be found across parts of northern
England, the Midlands, the eastern side of Wales. They are drifting
south overnight. Every bursts of rain with that. Most will clear into
the English Channel. A lot of cloud out there, temperatures 14 or 1
degrees. Around the North Sea coastal areas, temperatures not
rising far because there is a cool breeze from the North. Inland, the
cloud -- the cloud breaks up in the afternoon. Sunny spells developing.
One or two showers. On the western side of