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With your news now for the Dast Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.
A clergyman's spoken for the first time about being
effectively blocked from taking up a promotion.
Jeremy Pemberton from Nottinghamshire was refused
a licence to become Chaplain for Kingsmill Hospital
after he became the first ordained minister to marry
his same`sex partner, earlidr this year.
Canon Jeremy Pemberton knows gay marriage is a divisive issud
But when he decided to make that commitment to his long`term partner,
he didn't realise how costlx it would prove to be.
But it is a decision that he stands bx.
My decision to marry Laurence was a personal, conscientious,
moral decision, to do something that was completely legal.
Canon Pemberton is the Deputy Senior Chaplain for
He recently secured promotion at Kingsmill Hospital but hd was
Do you think you have been treated fairly?
This bishop has refused to give me a licence.
That's not equal treatment `nd I don't think it's fair, no.
There has been no process, nobody has laid a complaint
against me, I've not been ptt through any form of disciplhnary
In a statement, the acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham,
the Right Rev Richard Inwood, has said it would not be appropriate
conduct for someone in holy orders to enter into same`sex marrhage
In light of pastoral guidance and for reasons of consistency,
he says he is unable to isste a licence for Jeremy Pemberton.
Gay marriage remains a highly controversial subjdct
But Canon Pemberton says getting married was the right thing to do.
Another 2,000 jobs could go at Derbyshire County Council.
Councillors will meet this week to discuss huge budget cuts,
and they warn they're having to "think the unthinkable".
Is a say to discuss cut by ` third, school crossing patrols will be one
of many targets. Scrapping wardens next year would save ?600,000. It
could have consequences for road safety. It is dangerous, but the
whole budget for school crossing patrol in Derbyshire is one of the
areas earmarked for reduced funding. Other potential savings include
cutting grants to voluntary and community groups, gritting fewer
roads and ending discount travel for 11 to 19`year`olds. Up to 20 feature
audience centres for the under fives could also be closed. The bhggest
cuts could be made to funding the social care, hitting people
receiving support live at home or in residential homes. I think ht would
be a scenario about heating and eating. Can they afford to put on
central heating this winter? The council says it has already used
money from reserves to prop up services and wants to raise cash by
selling off more than ?20 mhllion of assets over next three years.
A special football match was held near Nottingham earlier
today to help youngsters avoid getting involved in gangs.
The names of dozens of youngsters killed
in gang`related violence were read out before the match, among them
Antoin Akpom, murdered in Ldicester and Eugene Bergan, stabbed to death
The game, organised by Real United, saw the club play alongside former
Notts County and Nottingham Forest Players.
It is a purpose, the event, it is something that boys are intdrested
in, getting out and kicking a ball. Instead of working up and down the
road `` walking, going into a shed and thinking, what can I pinch to
sell? Let's see what the weather's
planning. Sara has your fordcast. We have finally started to lose
the crowd that was with us for a good percentage of
the day across the East Midlands. And it is going to be a dry night,
it will certainly be a cooler night as well, temperatures
dropping to a minimum of around A fine start to Monday,
a little bit of sunshine in the early morning, but it's gradually
going to change into the afternoon. We start to see the cloud
increasing, then there will be small amounts of patchy, light rahn
as well arriving for the evdning. But a warm day,
temperatures reaching reachhng And we are going to start to see
the return of that hot and humid weather as well,
as we progress throughout the week. Turning very hot
by the time we get to Thursday. More from us in BBC Breakfast
from 6:00. For now, from me
and the weekend team, good night. Good evening. A fine night ahead. A
few showers are lingering across eastern England and eastern
Scotland. They should fade away into the small hours. There will be clear
skies and it will be a fresher night and last night. Temperatures will
slide down into the mid-teens and lower. A decent start to the new
week. The emphasis