08/08/2014 East Midlands Today


08/08/2014

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That's all from us. Now it's time for the news where

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Now, with your news for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.

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It has been revealed it could cost ?35 million to re`open Derbx's

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The Assembly Rooms has been closed since a fire destroyed its heating

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But alongside refurbishment, the city council is considering

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knocking it down and replachng it completely ` as Simon Hare reports.

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The devastating fire on top of the Assembly Rooms' car park

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Without any water, heating, or air conditioning the Assdmbly

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Discussions over the insurance payout continue, but Derby City

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Council says it is not sure whether to spend that on a puick

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refurbishment, or put it towards a major renovation, or simply knock

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It is not really fit for purpose any more.

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I think it has served the pdople of Derby well.

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My own personal preference would be for a major refurb of the

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So, do not knock it down, but give it a good refurb?

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But we only have ballpark fhgures at the moment, possibly ?30`35 million.

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Whenever we go, we cannot see the stage.

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You are not facing the stagd all of the time.

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There are people sitting along the sides, on both sides.

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The building is fairly outd`ted and it may be better refurbhshed.

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If the structure is unsafe and it needs modernising thdn take

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The annual panto here had to be cancelled,

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but alternative and temporary venues have been found for some shows.

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Here at the Old Bell Hotel, contractors are busy restorhng

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the grand ballroom in time for the Derby Folk Festival in October.

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We have got several events planned that have come out of the

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Assembly Rooms, and some of them lend themselves well to

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an old building like this and the atmospheric room that this is.

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Back at the Assembly Rooms, as it stands at the moment,

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there is no prospect of this venue reopening before October next year.

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Knocking down and replacing the Assembly Rooms could cost bdtween

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Derby City Council insists that it will do whatever is the best

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Simon Hare, BBC East Midlands Today, Derby.

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The body of a medical student from Derbyshire, killed in Borneo,

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has been released by the authorities to be flown back to the UK.

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Neil Dalto was stabbed to ddath along with his friend.

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Police there say four men h`ve admitted murder and that three

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of them had taken the drug crystal meth.

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The mother of a Leicester m`n shot a year ago says it has been hell

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Sylvester Koroma died in hospital after being att`cked

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A ?5,000 reward is now being offered to encourage

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Almost one year ago to the day, Sylvester Koroma was shot.

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Today, his mother told me that it has been heartbreaking,

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not only living without him but not knowing who ended hhs life.

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The last year has been hell for me and my family.

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Especially his six`year`old son who is telling me ` oh Nana,

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I say that he has gone for a holiday and he is coming back

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The shooting happened on the 10th August last year,

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outside the Rainbow Warehouse nightclub in Birmingham.

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Mr Koroma died in hospital one week later.

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West Midlands Police say th`t although the attack happened

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in Birmingham, the answer as to who did it lies here in Leicestdr.

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They say that on the night that Sylvester Koroma

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had travelled to the nightclub, he was with friends ` and one

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The people who went to his funeral, who regularly pay

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their condolences to his mother ` it is those people who look her in

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the eye and say they weren't there, when we know that they were there.

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It is those witnesses that we need to come forward and give us

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evidence, give us the clues that are missing at the moment,

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and we will charge those responsible for Sylvester Koroma's murddr.

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A ?5000 reward is now being offered to anyone who gives information that

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It is one year on now, since my son was shot and khlled.

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Please, please, please search your hearts and if you have

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As the hunt for Sylvester Koroma's killer continues, the familx hope

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they will not have to endurd another year like this one.

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Tom Brown, BBC East Midlands Today, Leicester.

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Nottingham hospitals are among the first in the country to

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use a new radiotherapy machhne in the fight against bowel cancer.

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The machine, which has been paid for by `

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donation, targets a tumour directly and can avoid the need for surgery.

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Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer.

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One of the first patients to receive treatment is Stanley Crump.

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Well, they don't have to operate or cut anything.

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It is focusing the radiotherapy rays onto the cancer cells themsdlves `

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Bad weather stopped what wotld have been an historic flypast today

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by the world's two remaining airworthy Lancaster bombers.

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One of the planes flew 4,000 miles from

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Canada to join the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby.

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The planes were due to fly over Lincoln Cathedral,

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but the poor conditions led to the cancellation of the flights

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Apparently we can't blame Bdrtha for that yet,

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Richard Stevens sent us this video of overflowing drains

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Find more on that and about Bertha on our Facebook page.

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Mel Coles and I will have the latest here across the weekend,

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but I leave you now with Anna, and Bertha's plans for the weekend!

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We have had some high rainf`ll earlier this evening and thdre are

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some recent reports of flooding We're expecting more unsettled

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conditions this weekend. Saturday will be the driest day. The weather

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warning will remain in forcd for Sunday and there may be somd

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disruption. There is rain dte to push its way in from the sotth, but

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then it will clear way. The temperatures will reach a low of 12

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Celsius. Tomorrow, there will be more cloud in the afternoon. There

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is the risk of an isolated shower. Temperatures of 22 Celsius. Here are

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the remnants of Hurricane Bdrtha. She is bringing heavy rain `nd

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strong winds. There is still some uncertainty on this. Here is the

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outlook Good evening. We saw some torrential

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thunderstorms earlier today. Tomorrow looks like a better day for

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most places. It will go downhill into Sunday. This is heading our

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way. This is a couple of day's worth of satellite imagery. This is what

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was the hurricane. Moving from North America, heading towards the United

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Kingdom, pushed along by the jet stream. Heading towards the United

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Kingdom for Sunday. A lot of thunderstorms today.

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