29/06/2014 East Midlands Today


29/06/2014

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we are back with the late news at Ten o'clock - now on BBC1, it's

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

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Hundreds of soldiers have m`rched through the centre of Leicester

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after returning from a gruelling deployment to Afghanistan.

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It's the city's last homecoling for 9th/12th Royal Lancers

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before they're merged with `nother regiment next year.

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Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, was there.

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The end of an era for Leicestershire's Royal Cavalry

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Regiment.

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As the city welcomed the 9th/12th Royal Lancers back

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from war for a final time.

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The parade was steeped in tradition, led by soldiers on horseback.

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Troops carry traditional lances

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Among them was Mikey Pike from Thermiston, who was welcomed

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home by 20 members of his f`mily.

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The most important day of mx life, it is.

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To see my boy come back.

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We've had sleepless nights worrying about him all the while.

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What is not important about today?

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It is massive.

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Proud doesn't cover it.

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The 9th/ 12th Royal Lancers have been recruiting from Leicestershire

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for more than 50 years, but next year

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the regiment's name disappe`rs, when it is merged with the Queen's Royal

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Lancers as part of the army's cuts.

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For veterans today, it was emotional.

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It is gutting.

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Criminal.

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It is just wrong in every rdspect.

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The army has just been decilated.

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And you can never get the history back.

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These weren't just soldiers serving here, there and everywhere.

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We were one of the biggest families arotnd.

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Sad, isn't it?

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Yeah.

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This is the first in a serids of homecoming parades here

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in the East Midlands over the next few weeks as our last front`line

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troops return from Afghanistan, and on Tuesday they will be in Derby

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to do it all over again.

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Jeremy Ball, BBC East Midlands Today, Lehcester.

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On tomorrow's East Midlands Today, we'll meet the Lancers dropped

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into enemy territory, who faced attack from three sides.

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The Great Central Railway h`s a starring role

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on BBC One this evening.

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Producers of Casualty turned to the Loughborough`based heritage

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railway when they needed to stage a dramatic crash.

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The production was filmed over several nights in February.

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The results will be on`air after 9.00pm.

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The legendary music magazind NME is reporting that

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Nottingham's Jake Bugg drew a larger crowd at Glastonbury than

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headliners Metallica!

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The Clifton`born singer`songwriter was playing the festival's second

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stage as the same heavy met`l band played the Pyramid stage.

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And tonight Leicester's Kas`bian bring the world`famous festhval to

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a close.

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To sport, and in this weekend's international swimming

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at Manchester, Loughborough's Georgia Davies retained her 50

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metre backstroke title, winning the final in 28 seconds exactly

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I kind of wanted to go under 28 because I've been doing that

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and getting ever so close.

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I was quite mad because the time hadn't comd up and

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I was like, what is it going to be?

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And I saw a double 0 and I thought, oh.

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But definitely a solid swim.

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Not so good for three`time Commonwealth champion Liam Tancock.

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The Loughborough`based swimler finished the meet without a medal,

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coming 4th on the final day.

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He's been struggling to overcome a shoulder injury.

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Meanwhile Adam Peaty from Ddrby took gold in both the 50 and 10

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metre breastroke, beating Olympic silver medallist Michael Jalieson.

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Thousands of people have visited a Victorian pumping station

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Let's check the weather now.

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Mel has your forecast.

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Good evening.

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The showers today created qtite gloomy conditions,

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but it will be turning more settled to start next week.

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We are going to see more in the way of fine, dry weather

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Still the risk of one or two showers, but the sun should put

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in an appearance as well.

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We have still got some showers this evening.

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They will gradually start to ease and fade, and then we will begin to

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see some clear spells developing through the hours of Monday morning,

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and quite a cool night once again.

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Lows of 11 Celsius in built`up areas, but out in the countryside

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is more like 5 or 6 Celsius.

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So a cool start to Monday morning, but there will be some earlx

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morning sunshine on offer, and for many places it will remain

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fine, dry and bright.

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As you can see, the risk of one or two isolated showdrs.

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As we go through next week, the temperatures pick up.

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That's all from us for now.

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There'll be more news for you just after 10.15pm tonight.

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Goodbye.

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