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


Police are tonight searching part of Nottingham for two missing sisters.


Chernise Cooper and Sarah`Louise left their home in Beechdald at


The nine and eight year olds have not been seen since.


Officers are conducting house to house inquiries tonight to try to


find them, and anyone who's seen the sisters is asked to call


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


PCs Bryan Moore and Andy Munn were killed


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


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


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


Waking up that morning and being told


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


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


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


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


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


The charity COPS supports children like them.


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


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


People understood you and they knew why you were tpset.


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


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


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


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


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


A man has been arrested after a car hit a tree,


killing one man and leaving another in a serious condition.


It happened early this mornhng on Welford Road in Leicester,


near to the junction with Knighton Lane East.


It was confirmed today a horse rider who died


during an event in Somerset this weekend was from Leicestershire


Jordan McDonald died on the cross`country course


at the Nunney International Competition near Frome.


The trials were suspended, restarting today with flags


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


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


World War I. It included a special ballet commemorathng both


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


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


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


This group, called Gravity And Levity,


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


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


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


We just flipped our floor by 90 degrees.


So it gives a completely different perspective


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


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


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


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


We have a large military base now in the county.


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


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


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


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


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


Now, let's have a look at the weather. It has certainly bden


lacking in sunshine this wedkend. There will be a bit of brightness


and we are staying quite settled and quiet. A lot of dry weather and


there will be some brightness around as well. We've seen a few showers


this evening which are starting to fade so it will be drier tonight.


There will be some clear spdlls and temperatures get down to around 11


degrees. A bright start tomorrow morning, there will be some sunshine


early on. Once again that cloud fills in as the day progresses. Some


brighter bit and we will st`y dry all day. Temperatures get up to 18


degrees, so not too bad. St`ying quite settled for the rest of this


week. Dry weather, temperattres back into the 20s. Good night.


Good evening. When the sunshine is out this week it should feel warm.


The sun will have to fight through the cloud every now and again. With


high pressure in charge, it will be a largely dry week. Only the odd


shower to contend with. That is what we have at the moment. Far and few


between. One or two showers in the south west and Wales and a few over


Norfolk, Suffolk and Kent. Most of you, a dry night. Some clear skies


around. Muggy across some western areas. Fresher twaurds the


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