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With your news now for the Dast Midlands, I'm Victoria Hicks.
Tens of thousands of fans h`ve arrived in Leicester ahead of
The home`grown band Kasabian will be performing at Victoria Park later.
There is nothing easy about entertaining 50,000 people but that
is what Leicester band can say in our gearing up to do tonight. And
they are hoping to inspire paid younger fans to pick up an
instrument. The kids are 15, 16 They are seeing people on stage just
lived around the corner, who started playing in town. We always wanted to
do something like this and lake the people of this city realised that it
can be done. It is not long before could save you take the stage.
Nearly every hotel in the chty is fully booked, roads are closed, and
fans cannot wait to see thehr local heroes in action. On a scald of one
to ten, 100. The music is so energising. We have seen thdm 1
times. This will be the best. Biggest fans. The fact that this
show sold out, we could defhnitely have done tonight. We've only got
the license for one. The fact that the tickets sold so quickly proves
how popular the Bandar. Next week, the say the headline Glastonbury.
And the Beat, which is alre`dy on`air this evening,
is catching up with the band as they prepare for tonight's gig.
That's the Beat, between now and 10pm on your local BBC Radio.
In other news, firefighters across the reghon have
These firefighters at Kingsway Station in Derby w`lked out
Union and the Government. Mdanwhile firefighters in Nottingham did cross
Meanwhile firefighters in Nottingham did cross the picket line to attend
The strike action is over changes to pensions
We understand we have to make changes. I joined the pension scheme
27 years ago. To me, I have been mis`sold that because of thd changes
forced upon me. What you want to see is the Prime Minister and Brandon
Lewis negotiating. A woman has been charged with
the murder of a 50`year`old man Stephen Burton died
from his injuries at this house on Selkirk Street in Chaddesden
early yesterday. Julie Titheridge, who's 38, will
appear before magistrates on Monday. Volunteers handed out free drinks to
shoppers in Nottingham todax, in remembrance of
an important day in Sikh history. The drinks, worth ?3,000,
had been donated by the citx's Sikh community, to commemorate the
anniversary of the martyrdol of Guru The event also aimed to raise
awareness of the religion itself. We are are very visible minority,
with the turbans and the be`rd. And post`9/11, their about us. Here we
have a message of our beliefs and we want to spread love, peace `nd
tolerance. Here is the weather. On the summer solstice, we havd enjoyed
plenty of sunshine and it continues into the evening. Fine weather
overnight. Cloudy at times. With the smattering of cloud and a short
night, temperatures will sthck at about 12 to 15 Celsius. We start
tomorrow with more cloud in the sky event today. We will see sunny
spells. The further east yot go it will be more cloudy. A sea breeze in
the afternoon and highs of 22 degrees Celsius. Still some fine
weather as we start the new working week. That is all for now. Dnjoy the
rest of your Evening Post b`sh your evening. `` your evening.