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India in tatters again and the sunshine in again.
With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.
Fire fighters have started a new round of industrial action
today in their ongoing row with the Government over pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union walked out earlier and will again
tonight, despite Government claims its offer is among the most generous
Along with FBU members in Nottinghamshire, Leicestdrshire,
Rutland and Lincolnshire, fire teams will stage daily strikes
I know fire fighters who have been in the job for ten or 15 ye`rs,
and they have had to plan in their lives, for their fhnancial
futures, based on what they were told when they started on the job.
But everything is going to change, and not just a little bit.
It's a significant change for everyone involved.
Meanwhile in Nottingham, a contingency fire crew tackled
It had closed London Road as thousands of football fans were
heading to the City ground for Forest's first game of the season.
The roaming crew were called just before 1.45 and took 20
Travellers that had moved onto playing fields in Derby havd this
evening left after being served today with an eviction order.
Around half a dozen caravans arrived at Chester Green last night.
Some had moved there from another site in Spondon.
Police say two people were `rrested for minor public order offences
The City Council owns the playing fields and said it had
been receiving complaints about fast`moving cars near to
A train arrived, collected passengers
Not news ` normally, but today it was the first time that
happened at Shottle near Turnditch for more than 65 years.
The station was being reopened after restoration by voluntders
This is the first passenger train to stop at Shottle for decades.
It's given a warm welcome as it arrives at the station.
It's officially opened by Richard Curzon from nearby
Kedleston Hall, and it's a proud moment for everyone involved.
It's the culmination of 18 months hard work
We are really proud to bring this lovely countryside halt back to life
In the 1920s, at its peak, around 12,000 people
But in 1947, regular passenger service w`s
It's great to see people who are enthusiastic to make things happen.
It'll give visitors travellhng on the railway somewhere to go ` local
There are nice walks along the valley, here.
When I was young I used to come and catch a train once a ye`r to
As the train leaves for its next stop, there is
a feeling here that the station could be as popular with passengers
Leicester City play their fhrst game in the Premiership next Sattrday.
In the Championship, Derby County won their first game,
beating Rotherham one`nil, Jeff Hendrick the scorer.
At Nottingham Forest it was two summer signings securing thd Reds'
In League One, it was anothdr new arrival opening the scoring for
Notts County on the road to Preston with Jake Cassidy getting the
And in League Two, Mansfield Town were at Northampton
Ahead of Mel with the weathdr, and flash flooding hit parts
of the region last night as around two inches of rain fdll
This was the view in Nottingham city centre as drains struggled
Things go little bit down hhll from here. The Met office has a xellow
warning in force to cater for some heavy downpours throughout Sunday.
For this evening, for most places, a fine ending. There will be ` few
showers and a cloud will increase as the night goes on. Not parthcularly
coal, with lows of around 14 Celsius. That means building from
the south`west ensuring Sunday morning. There will be some heavy
bursts over higher ground, where we could see potentially an inch of
rain fall. Starts to clear, the winds will strengthen during the
afternoon. There is potenti`l to see ghosts of up to 30 or 40 mph. It
remains breezy into Monday. On The Beat tonight
in just under half an hour: Charlie Simpson, formerly of Busted,
is in session. Local guests include heavy rock
band Baby Godzilla and Tom Wardle That's from six,
on your local BBC Radio station More from the team here,
including a look at the first goals Good evening. Conditions in the next
24 hours may not match those of the big storms of autumn and winter but
they will make for an unpleasant summer staples of already some
unpleasant conditions here, wet and very windy, but it is this low tide
on to what once was hurricane Bertha, which has now set its track
for the UK as we go through Sunday. Arriving to some southern and
western areas as we start the day, but let's concentrate on the
southern half of the country for tomorrow, this is where the wettest
and windiest conditions will be to begin with. Rain spreading across
some parts, some of which will be heavy. Strong winds across the South
coast and then another surge which could cause some damage pushing in
from the west later. The most persistent rain will be in Wales and
the Midlands, many will turn dry and brighter through the afternoon. For
the middle half of the country, just one or two showers to start off but
signs we could see some persistent heavy rain to the