17/08/2014 East Midlands Today


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There's more throughout the evening on the BBC News Channel and I will

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be back With your news now for the

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East Midlands, I'm Jim Davies. Four years after a temple

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in Leicester was destroyed in a gas explosion, worshippers have

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been able to celebrate their annual The celebration by members of

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the Iskcon temple coincides with a 30 people escaped just before this

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temple exploded four years ago. A massive fire then ripped

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through the building. Since then, it's been a struggle

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to find another permanent temple. It's hard to imagine

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anything four years ago. The explosion actually happened

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the day after our celebrations. But, then, at that point,

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we didn't know where and what would happen, where we would go,

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and what would happen after that. But it was only

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after an anonymous donor came forward that the congregation was

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able to move into new premises. Today's significant because it's

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the first time we are having our celebration in the temple as

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well as here in town hall square. It's all part of one big festival

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in the city which sees more than 70 Any festival has got to

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be worthwhile having. It attracts people

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into the city centre. I mean, here in the Premier League

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in football, From national scale cycling races to

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parades through the streets, the city festival is on day and

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night until bank holiday Monday. A Lincolnshire mayor has become

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the first in Britain to have Mayor on Sunday is presented live

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by Grantham's Ian Selby. John Hess, our political editor,

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has been tuning in. Ian Selby is determined to make

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an impact as Grantham's mayor. That is why he has reintroduced

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the traditional role of town crier. A short walk from the Guildhall,

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he's about to make it a bigger In the studios of Grantham's

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community radio station, mayor Selby Welcome to Gravity FM,

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97.2 with myself, Ian Selby, He doesn't always wear his chain

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of office in the studios. I've got listeners that are

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listening via the Internet, I want to promote what we do here

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in Grantham, the local businesses, and it's just a wonderful format

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in which to do that. And, as Labour councillor,

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lays off the party politics, too. If you're party politics

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on your radio show, you're basically alienating

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a certain part of your audience. Back in the Mayor's parlour,

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and a busy diary Sunday night is already booked,

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though. In football, Leicester returned to

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the Premier League and got a well deserved point, while

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Forest and Derby remain undefeated. After a decade waiting,

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this was the moment. Leicester's visitors, Everton,

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are expected to push the top four this season and, so,

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after an even start, no surprise the And featured record signing,

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Leonardo Ulloa, starting to repay Then the sucker punch,

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just before half`time. You can argue about who

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dominated the second half. Forest also drew 2`2,

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and also twice came from a goal down, after Bolton's opener,

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Bolton's big signing, The home team responded immediately

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but then shot themselves In League One, Notts County manager

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Shaun Derry called his side's 1`0 In League 2, a late goal from

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Adam Murray was enough for Mansfield In rugby,

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Leicestershire's Vicky Fleetwood and Emily Scarratt are among the

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English side taking on Canada in the More accolades for East Midland

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athletes on the last day of the Loughborough's Michael Bingham

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and Martyn Rooney helped Great Britain take gold and break

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the three`minute barrier in the And Loughborough's Adam Gemili

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helped team GB to the gold in the 100m relay, too, beating

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Germany on the final stretch. Sky divers from the East Midlands

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have helped set a new world record over the skies

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of the Czech Republic. The foursome from Nottinghamshire

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helped form a 100 person diamond It's the biggest of its kind

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since the 1980s. You can see more footage

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on our Facebook page. Well, cloudless skies for that,

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but what's in store for us? Good evening. It's been another cool

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and blustery day today. The winds are easing down over the next 24

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hours but there's no sign of the summer returning. It is staying cool

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and showery. We have seen some showers this evening and we continue

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to see some pushing southwards so it is cloudy and damp. But those

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temperatures are up into double figures at around 11 or 12. Tomorrow

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morning, starting cloudy and damp, we continue to see the showers

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pushing away to the south, and for many of us, it will brighten up.

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Despite those winds being lied to, temperatures are struggling once

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again with highs of 17 or 18. I'll have more for you just

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after 10:15pm. Good evening. It was a slow start

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for England and Wales. We got there in the end today. A cloudy morning,

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with some outbreaks of rain. As that weather front sank south, breaks in

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the cloud developed. Different further north - it stayed windy and

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wet, with showers and longer spells of rain at times. That low area of

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pressure drifts off to the east. A few showers drifting further south,

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inWales and northern England. The strongest of the winds first

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thing tomorrow morning across the far north-east of Scotland. Rough

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seas. Hopefully fewer showers than we have seen today. A cloudy start

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and we run the risk of a few showers through Wales, the Midlands, into

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the south-east corner. By the end of the day to North Sea-facing coasts.

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As we move towards Tuesday,

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