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With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.
Hundreds of soldiers have m`rched through the centre of Leicester
after returning from a gruelling deployment to Afghanistan.
It's the city's last homecoling for 9th/12th Royal Lancers
before they're merged with `nother regiment next year.
Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, was there.
The end of an era for Leicestershire's Royal Cavalry
As the city welcomed the 9th/12th Royal Lancers back
from war for a final time.
The parade was steeped in tradition, led by soldiers on horseback.
Troops carry traditional lances
Among them was Mikey Pike from Thermiston, who was welcomed
home by 20 members of his f`mily.
The most important day of mx life, it is.
To see my boy come back.
We've had sleepless nights worrying about him all the while.
What is not important about today?
It is massive.
Proud doesn't cover it.
The 9th/ 12th Royal Lancers have been recruiting from Leicestershire
for more than 50 years, but next year
the regiment's name disappe`rs, when it is merged with the Queen's Royal
Lancers as part of the army's cuts.
For veterans today, it was emotional.
It is gutting.
It is just wrong in every rdspect.
The army has just been decilated.
And you can never get the history back.
These weren't just soldiers serving here, there and everywhere.
We were one of the biggest families arotnd.
Sad, isn't it?
This is the first in a serids of homecoming parades here
in the East Midlands over the next few weeks as our last front`line
troops return from Afghanistan, and on Tuesday they will be in Derby
to do it all over again.
Jeremy Ball, BBC East Midlands Today, Lehcester.
On tomorrow's East Midlands Today, we'll meet the Lancers dropped
into enemy territory, who faced attack from three sides.
The Great Central Railway h`s a starring role
on BBC One this evening.
Producers of Casualty turned to the Loughborough`based heritage
railway when they needed to stage a dramatic crash.
The production was filmed over several nights in February.
The results will be on`air after 9.00pm.
The legendary music magazind NME is reporting that
Nottingham's Jake Bugg drew a larger crowd at Glastonbury than
The Clifton`born singer`songwriter was playing the festival's second
stage as the same heavy met`l band played the Pyramid stage.
And tonight Leicester's Kas`bian bring the world`famous festhval to
To sport, and in this weekend's international swimming
at Manchester, Loughborough's Georgia Davies retained her 50
metre backstroke title, winning the final in 28 seconds exactly
I kind of wanted to go under 28 because I've been doing that
and getting ever so close.
I was quite mad because the time hadn't comd up and
I was like, what is it going to be?
And I saw a double 0 and I thought, oh.
But definitely a solid swim.
Not so good for three`time Commonwealth champion Liam Tancock.
The Loughborough`based swimler finished the meet without a medal,
coming 4th on the final day.
He's been struggling to overcome a shoulder injury.
Meanwhile Adam Peaty from Ddrby took gold in both the 50 and 10
metre breastroke, beating Olympic silver medallist Michael Jalieson.
Thousands of people have visited a Victorian pumping station
Let's check the weather now.
Mel has your forecast.
The showers today created qtite gloomy conditions,
but it will be turning more settled to start next week.
We are going to see more in the way of fine, dry weather
Still the risk of one or two showers, but the sun should put
in an appearance as well.
We have still got some showers this evening.
They will gradually start to ease and fade, and then we will begin to
see some clear spells developing through the hours of Monday morning,
and quite a cool night once again.
Lows of 11 Celsius in built`up areas, but out in the countryside
is more like 5 or 6 Celsius.
So a cool start to Monday morning, but there will be some earlx
morning sunshine on offer, and for many places it will remain
fine, dry and bright.
As you can see, the risk of one or two isolated showdrs.
As we go through next week, the temperatures pick up.
That's all from us for now.
There'll be more news for you just after 10.15pm tonight.