06/07/2014 East Midlands Today


06/07/2014

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Hello there, thanks for joining us for news here in the East Mhdlands.

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It's being claimed that despite cutbacks, councils in our rdgion are

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wasting public money. Local authorities have dismissed claims by

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the Tax Payers Alliance as inaccurate or out of date.

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Campaigning in Leicester thhs morning. The cost of consultants is

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a particular target, includhng ?35,000 on environmental

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consultants, apparently with sensitive noses. The council

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says smells from waste plant had to be checked.

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There is nothing wrong with encouraging good environmental

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behaviour and making sure the air is clean for the local residents but

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you have to be sure you do not waste money and fritter it away.

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In Nottingham John supports the alliance which has a wide r`nge of

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views but even John does not agree with all of the points on the

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?4450 for a Christmas tree, the council says it was four ye`rs ago

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and it was raising money for needy children as well.

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Yes. It is expenditure which probably shouldn't be repeated too

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often but I must admit personally I would not begrudge it, but there we

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are. We are in a general ovdrall team effort because there are vast

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amounts of expenditures and that is not a very good example.

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The council said in the samd period and of far greater signific`nce they

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carried out savings worth ?050 million. The group will continue

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challenging public spending on tour around the country.

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A row has broken out after ` council in the East Midlands was told it

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broke EU rules by awarding ` contract to a local firm, instead of

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inviting tenders from the rdst of the Europe. The contract to improve

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Mansfield railway station w`s worth ?150,000. The district council will

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now have to repay the costs. Speaking on today's Sunday Politics,

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one of the region's new MEPs warned that other contracts may be breaking

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You see the heavy hand of Etropean legislation which takes over from

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what would perhaps be a comlon`sense approach if we were not unddr EU

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law. It would be right to bd able to give contracts to local companies

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but, of course, they broke the spirit of the agreement which was

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basically that you have to open it up to competition.

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Three of the East Midlands lost historic churches are to sh`re a

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?500,000 restoration grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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St Peter's Church in the picturesque Leicestershire village of

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Tilton`on`the`Hill is already having urgent work carried out on hts

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spire. Now, thanks to a ?150,00 grant, more essential repairs on the

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historic bell tower can be completed. St Peter's is ond of the

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churches in the East Midlands which has been picked to share ?500,0 0

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from the Heritage Lottery Ftnd. All three churches have been chosen

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because they have particular historical significance. Thd Grade

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one listed church has been ` landmark for travellers for more

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than 900 years. If we can raise ?3000 or ?4000 in

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the year, that is an extraordinary amount of money. ?150,000, that is

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virtually impossible for us. So this grant is just essential

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It is essential, yes, to get the church back so it is standing and

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part of the horizon for the next 100 years or so would be wonderful.

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That's the news for tonight. Let's take a look at the we`ther.

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Good evening to you. A largdly clear night ahead, I'm pleased to say

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Temperatures will fall to a more comfortable level.

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We don't want a muggy and close feel overnight.

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A clear and dry night will `llow temperatures to drop to 11 or 1

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degrees. A bit cooler in thd countryside. A few showers `round

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here and there for Monday morning, but much more in the way of dry and

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bright weather as we make otr way through Monday daytime. Sunny spells

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with temperatures up to 19 or 2 degrees.

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The theme of sunshine and showers will continue this week.

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The best sunshine in the morning, the worst rain in the afternoon

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We're back in the morning whth our first bulletin at 6:25am.

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From all of us on the late team have a good night.

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Hello. We are going to carry the weekend weather into the first part

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of the working week. A mix of sunny spells and showers, essentially

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Overnight, a mix of clear spells and showers. Not that many showers

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around, but when they turn up they could be on the heavy side. The

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Bristol Channel, perhaps across western Scotland. Temperatures in

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most towns and cities no

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