27/08/2014 East Midlands Today


27/08/2014

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Jon Kay, BBC News, Bristol. That's

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

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First tonight ` Described as popular, caring and an inspiration.

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Hundreds today attended the funeral of the Derbyshire

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The 22`year`old from Ambergate was stabbed to death

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He'd been on a work placement at a hospital there as part

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It was a response that showed just how popular this young man had been

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and how much he will be mist. 500 people arrived at the church to say

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goodbye. The 22`year`old student from Amber Gate was killed in Borneo

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earlier this month. He had been working as a doctor as part of his

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degree in medicine. Old school friends and his cricket team were

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there. He was very popular. He made people laugh and was fun to be with.

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He really cared about people. His family saw him as an inspiration.

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After his family arrived and the coffin was carried in, the service

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began. Two of his best friends spoke and some of his favourite songs were

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played. There are still questions over who ended his life and why but

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it was about remembering the life he did lead. The order of service says

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do not be sad he is gone, be happy his life happened. I want people to

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go away and say they can do something as well. It is a shame his

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life ended so suddenly but that does not make it a waste. He wanted to

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change the world and did everything he could to achieve that.

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Now to a little boy and his six year wait for a kidney. Matthew Piertryx

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from Leicestershire has a rare genetic disease which means both his

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have been removed. He undergoes dialysis for 12 hours every night.

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still waiting, as Geeta Pendse reports.

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Enjoying the end of the summer holidays with his brothers.

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Football mad Matthew is like any other nine`year`old boy but his

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Matthew has to undergo 12 hours of kidney dialysis every night

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because he has a rare genetic disease which has led

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He has injections and dialysis, restricted fluid, restricted diet.

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I do not want him to wait any longer and lose any more of his

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The family set up this Facebook campaign page to raise awareness

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According to a charity 6000 people are on the waiting list.

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At Kidney Research UK we are encouraging people to talk to the

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families about what should happen after their death, we all need to

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Matthew would love to do the things his friends do

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I would like to sleep over at my friends but I cannot because I

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The family have been told they have a three in 10,000 chance

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of finding a match for Matthew but they refused to give up the hope

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Moves to spend half a million pounds improving the

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Council Chamber at Nottinghamshire County Council has been described

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The plans include removing asbestos, improving access

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for wheelchair users, adding air`con and a fire alarm.

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The criticism comes from the authority's Conservative Leader Kay

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Cutts ` although she admits the work was signed`off by the authority's

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She now says revised plans are a waste of money.

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A book of condolence has been opened at the University of Leicester for

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Lord Attenborough. The 90`year`old actor and director died at the

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weekend. He grew up in the city and was raised with his brothers on the

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campus of the University of Leicester. Officials are considering

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how best to mark his life and the contributions he made to the city.

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A man from Leicester fears attackers who set`upon him with

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Abdi Rashid Adan says he has no idea why he was targeted.

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As well as suffering flesh wounds, Mr Adan's arm was broken

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Helen Astle's report contains images of his injuries

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Photographs taken just hours after being attacked sure the injuries. He

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was stabbed just over a week ago after he dropped a woman off at her

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home in Leicester. They came running after me with machetes and they said

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before he gets out of the car just kill him. Before I got out of the

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car the jumped towards me. I tried to get out and they jumped on top of

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me. I put my arm and my head out and the got me on the arm like this. The

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attackers then fled. He says he has no idea why he was assaulted. Every

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time I look over my shoulder. I cannot go to my job. I am on lots of

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painkillers. No arrests have been made but these are still

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investigating. `` police are investigating.

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Time now for sport and the League Cup draw has been made this evening.

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Just two of our sides are through to the third round.

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That's your news and your sport from me.

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I'll bid you goodnight and leave you with Anna and your weather.

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Temperatures reached the heights of 20 selfie is today and we are

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expecting the same tomorrow. There will be sunny spells but a few

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showers around. It will be a cloudy night tonight with outbreaks of rain

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starting to push in from the West. The cloud and rain will hold

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temperatures up. Another cold night with 15 Celsius the minimum. The

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rain will quickly start to push away into the North Sea by the morning

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plenty of sunshine. More clouded by the afternoon but it will look set

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to stay dry. Not too bad temperature wise with a maximum of 21 Celsius. I

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will leave you now with your outlook for the next few days.

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It looks like low pressure will see us out for what is rest of August.

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It looks as if next week, summer will fight back. Low pressure is

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approaching the UK. Rainfall totals are not adding up to too much. There

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is some low cloud and hill fog around. Clearer skies reaching the

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South West later in the night. Temperatures for Northern England

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and Scotland going nowhere near as far down as they have done recently.

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A lot of this rain is coming through overnight, so behind it, many of us

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will start the day tomorrow dry with some hazy sunshine. The last of that

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rain beginning to edge away from Eastern Counties of England into the

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North Sea. And, again, many of us starting dry, drier weather heading

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into southern Scotland. For northern Scotland, after several days of

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sunshine, this might come as a shock - the rain won't last all day, much

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of it will have cleared by the

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