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Hello there, thanks for joining us for news here in the East Mhdlands.
It's being claimed that despite cutbacks, councils in our rdgion are
wasting public money. Local authorities have dismissed claims by
the Tax Payers Alliance as inaccurate or out of date.
Campaigning in Leicester thhs morning. The cost of consultants is
a particular target, includhng ?35,000 on environmental
consultants, apparently with sensitive noses. The council
says smells from waste plant had to be checked.
There is nothing wrong with encouraging good environmental
behaviour and making sure the air is clean for the local residents but
you have to be sure you do not waste money and fritter it away.
In Nottingham John supports the alliance which has a wide r`nge of
views but even John does not agree with all of the points on the
?4450 for a Christmas tree, the council says it was four ye`rs ago
and it was raising money for needy children as well.
Yes. It is expenditure which probably shouldn't be repeated too
often but I must admit personally I would not begrudge it, but there we
are. We are in a general ovdrall team effort because there are vast
amounts of expenditures and that is not a very good example.
The council said in the samd period and of far greater signific`nce they
carried out savings worth ?050 million. The group will continue
challenging public spending on tour around the country.
A row has broken out after ` council in the East Midlands was told it
broke EU rules by awarding ` contract to a local firm, instead of
inviting tenders from the rdst of the Europe. The contract to improve
Mansfield railway station w`s worth ?150,000. The district council will
now have to repay the costs. Speaking on today's Sunday Politics,
one of the region's new MEPs warned that other contracts may be breaking
You see the heavy hand of Etropean legislation which takes over from
what would perhaps be a comlon`sense approach if we were not unddr EU
law. It would be right to bd able to give contracts to local companies
but, of course, they broke the spirit of the agreement which was
basically that you have to open it up to competition.
Three of the East Midlands lost historic churches are to sh`re a
?500,000 restoration grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
St Peter's Church in the picturesque Leicestershire village of
Tilton`on`the`Hill is already having urgent work carried out on hts
spire. Now, thanks to a ?150,00 grant, more essential repairs on the
historic bell tower can be completed. St Peter's is ond of the
churches in the East Midlands which has been picked to share ?500,0 0
from the Heritage Lottery Ftnd. All three churches have been chosen
because they have particular historical significance. Thd Grade
one listed church has been ` landmark for travellers for more
than 900 years. If we can raise ?3000 or ?4000 in
the year, that is an extraordinary amount of money. ?150,000, that is
virtually impossible for us. So this grant is just essential
It is essential, yes, to get the church back so it is standing and
part of the horizon for the next 100 years or so would be wonderful.
That's the news for tonight. Let's take a look at the we`ther.
Good evening to you. A largdly clear night ahead, I'm pleased to say
Temperatures will fall to a more comfortable level.
We don't want a muggy and close feel overnight.
A clear and dry night will `llow temperatures to drop to 11 or 1
degrees. A bit cooler in thd countryside. A few showers `round
here and there for Monday morning, but much more in the way of dry and
bright weather as we make otr way through Monday daytime. Sunny spells
with temperatures up to 19 or 2 degrees.
The theme of sunshine and showers will continue this week.
The best sunshine in the morning, the worst rain in the afternoon
We're back in the morning whth our first bulletin at 6:25am.
From all of us on the late team have a good night.
Hello. We are going to carry the weekend weather into the first part
of the working week. A mix of sunny spells and showers, essentially
Overnight, a mix of clear spells and showers. Not that many showers
around, but when they turn up they could be on the heavy side. The
Bristol Channel, perhaps across western Scotland. Temperatures in
most towns and cities no