15/06/2014 East Midlands Today


15/06/2014

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With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.

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The children of three policdmen killed on duty have spoken of their

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PCs Bryan Moore and Andy Munn were killed

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by a drunk driver in Leicestershire, and PC Ged Walker was killed

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The charity COPS helped thehr families and now, as Jo Healey

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reports, their children want to help others, in memory of their dads

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Waking up that morning and being told

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by my grandma that he'd been killed on duty, whilst on duty, was...

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I don't think I can ever describe that pain that it was,

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and the pain I've now got to live with for the rest of my lifd.

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Matt's dad, PC Ged Walker, was killed on duty in Nottinghalshire.

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Alex's dad, Andy Munn, died with Bryan Moore,

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The charity COPS supports children like them.

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I don't really like to talk about it but when I go away to the

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They know what to say because they've been through the sale thing.

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People understood you and they knew why you were tpset.

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They understood your grief `nd the depth of how upset you were

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It was amazing having that lifeline, being able to talk to peopld

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Being able to talk to someone my age about the tragedy th`t we've

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So now they are saying thank you, raising funds for COPS in Jtly

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I'm not going to lie, I'm very scared.

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To more of the day's news now, and the police

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in Leicester are appealing for witnesses after a car hht

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a tree, killing one man and leaving another in a serious condithon.

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It happened early this mornhng on Welford Road in the city,

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near to the junction with Knighton Lane East.

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A Leicestershire`based horsd rider has died during an event

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Jordan McDonald was killed while on a cross`country course

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at the Nunney International Competition near Frome.

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The trials were suspended ydsterday, restarting today with flags

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at half`mast to pay tribute to the 30`year`old.

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What I've gathered from his family, an incredibly talented young man.

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Not only a commercial airline pilot but an incredibly accomplished rider

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as well. A musician. It's jtst such a tragic loss for them

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Air Accident Investigators have taken over the inquiry

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into the cause of this weekdnd's plane crash near the M1.

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Police say it was two men who died when the plane came down

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Witnesses say it swerved aw`y from the carriageway before crashing

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Rutland's Kendrew Barracks hosted a special event today to mark

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World War I. It included a special ballet commemorathng both

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the beginning of the Great War and the withdrawal, 100 years later,

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of British troops from Afgh`nistan. Simon Ward reports.

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For this performance, they don't just need dancing skills,

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This group, called Gravity And Levity,

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at performing Rites Of War, a piece about soldiers serving in w`rs 00

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years apart ` the First World War and the conflict in Afghanistan

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So, normally, our floor would be, obviously, the dance floor.

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We just flipped our floor by 90 degrees.

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So it gives a completely different perspective

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on the work and offers a different viewpoint for the audience `s well.

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Kind of a bird's`eye view looking down on someone from above.

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The dance is part of a wider arts and community event at Kendrew

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Barracks, which was RAF Cottesmore before the Army took over.

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We have a large military base now in the county.

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The first time we've had anxone so big coming here.

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And we wanted to make sure, as a major cultural organis`tion

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in Rutland, that we did somdthing to bring together the Army

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community and the local poptlation who have lived here for somd time.

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And, judging by the reaction, people enjoyed this mix of the

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Finally, ninjas have been g`thering in Nottinghamshire this weekend

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Followers of the martial art Ninjutsu tr`velled

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to take part in the European Ninja Festival at Farndon near Newark

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Alongside their belt gradings, students took part

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It's a great chance to train with different nationalities,

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We all get together for the same reason,

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I've been here last year and I like it.

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I've always been interested in Japan's culture, ninjas,

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Great to meet so many of yot at Seagrave's Summer Fayre darlier.

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A few light showers there. Let's see what's next with Kaye

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Good evening. It's certainlx been a grey day today.

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We are lacking that sunshind, that's for sure.

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There will be some brightness around this week but we stax

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It will be mostly dry for this week and, yes, some brightness,

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although we will be chasing that cloud around once again.

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Still a few showers around at the moment.

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These ones will fade away overnight tonight

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Quite a lot of cloud to start with but dven that

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will be chopped up towards the early hours of the mornhng to

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Staying on that muggy side, though, with temperatures down to

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Some sunshine around first thing in the day.

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The cloud will roll back in as we head through the mornhng

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into the afternoon but therd will be some holes in it so a little bit

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And we will stay dry all dax long tomorrow as well,

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Staying really quite settled this week.

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Lots of dry weather and highs of around 21 degrees.

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The weather won't be far of what we experience of this weekend. Dry

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weather here and there and fearing amount of sunshine. The best of

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sunshine is in the West. Temperatures getting into the low

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20s. Disappointingly cloudy further east. In between, a few showers

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North-west Scotland and Wales, the odd sharp shower disappearing

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through the night. We could see one or two light showers across East

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Anglia and Kent. The breeze has been keeping temperatures down through

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the day. It will keep temperatures around 12-13. Elsewhere,

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temperatures up more than where they should be for this time of the year.

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Varying amounts of sunshine around. Breezy in the south-east. Thicker

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cloud pushing into northern parts of Scotland through the morning and

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early afternoon. It could be misty on the coasts, and light bursts of

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rain and drizzle and temperatures lower than recently. Mainland

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Scotland, the sunshine will be out, temperatures into the 20s. Very

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