02/08/2014 East Midlands Today


02/08/2014

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

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A poignant rededication service was held today in Derbyshire

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for a soldier who'd received both the Victoria Cross and the

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Military Medal for his service during World War One.

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It comes as Monday sees the 100th anniversary

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of the start of the Great W`r.

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Simon Ward has more.

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Charles Stone from Ripley in Derbyshire won his Victoria Cross

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at the age of 29.

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He was serving in France with the Royal Field Artillery.

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Today, a service of rededication took place

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at the family grave in Belpdr.

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He worked his gun under shellfire and gas attack for six hours

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and helped capture a machine gun and prisoners.

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Just some of his exploits, that won honours.

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Despite the rain, his familx were pleased to be involved todax.

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They were extremely proud of him and thought he was a very brave man

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Yes, always ready to help pdople, throughout his life.

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I think it was great.

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He was really a brave man.

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I think that's what counts.

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This is how the grave did look.

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And how it has been fully rdstored.

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I just couldn't imagine, as an ex`forces man myself,

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I wouldn't have liked to have been in his situation.

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The best bit was that he lived, he survived,

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he also won the Military Medal and he lived in Belper until 19 2.

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A century on from the start of World War I,

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the family and service veterans here say the actions of soldiers like

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Charles Stone mustn't be forgotten.

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Detectives are continuing to hold two people on suspicion of lurder,

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after the death of a girl in Nottingham.

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Police were granted extra thme to question a 23`year`old woman

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and a 47`year`old man.

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Both were arrested on Thursday following the death of the seven

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year old in the Bestwood Park area.

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More medals for Team East Mhdlands at the Commonwealth Games

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and the potential of more to come.

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Newark's Natalie Blake took silver.

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She lifted 95 kilos to becole England's first medal winner

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in parasport powerlifting.

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I'm on cloud nine, I can't believe I've got a silver medal

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at my first Commonwealth Gales.

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In the table tennis it was silver for mixed doubles, including

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Derbeyshire's Liam Pitchford.

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They came from 2`0 down, but he wasn't too happy with second.

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Duffield squash player Laur` Massaro won silver in the women's doubles,

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missing out to India as thex took their first`ever gold in thd sport.

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Ravenshead badminton duo Chris and Gabby Adcock are guaranteed at least

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silver, but could yet get gold.

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They beat Scotland's pair, hncluding Chris' former partner, to rdach

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tomorrow's mixed doubles final.

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In hockey England's women are going for gold tonight.

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Hollie Webb from Belper will be part of the team

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facing Australia, the side they were beaten 3`0 by the group stages.

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If we play as well as we did last time and just

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eradicate those few mistakes and put away our chances I think we're going

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to give them a good game.

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The men, meanwhile, lost their semi 3`1 to Australia.

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Harry Martin from Beeston scoring England's only goal.

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The team, including two othdrs from Beeston and one from Ldicester,

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will play for bronze tomorrow.

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And from those games, to the championships of another sport

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which you just couldn't makd up

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Chicken Racing!

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Bonsall in Derbyshire has bden hosting the world championships

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in hen racing, to be precisd, for the last 25 years.

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Today they were at it again in the driving rain.

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Well it's certainly unusual.

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I've certainly never heard of chicken racing before

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and certainly the World Championship, so it's very tnique.

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It's brilliant.

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The atmosphere's good, even though it's chucking it down with rain

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People are enjoying it aren't they?

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I've only ever won best dressed hen, I've never actually won any races,

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but the taking part is everxthing.

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Let's check your weather now, Charlie has our forecast.

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Good evening to you.

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Unfortunately today we've h`d to put up with a few grey clouds

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and some rain at times as wdll, but it will improve

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as we go through this evening.

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A couple of showers still to come, maybe the odd rumble of thunder

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here and there, but then we go into the early hours of Sunday morning.

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It's mainly dry, actually, and relatively cool in a few spots,

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particularly if you're out in the countryside.

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We then make our way through into Sunday, lots of sunshine around

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a little bit of cloud in western parts but at least it's mainly dry.

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I think all of us will see some very nice sunny spells at thmes

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Of course good news for the T20 quarter finals at Trent Bridge

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and it's good news for the start of the working week too.

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