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week. Great, Peter, thanks very much.
And for one little boy it's been extra special.
village in on horseback. Lancers from Leicestershire
Alfie Greasley from Leicester was born four months
travel back to the wheat fidlds of Bacardi. How excited I knew about
going to school? Is it good? He has just started to say a few words now.
He is just under the speech therapist. He has the one`to`one
teacher at school. For Alfid, it is about meeting his new friends and
teacher and his patents nevdr thought they would see the day.
NHS workers marching the 280 miles from Jarrow in the northeast to
London passed the half`way lark today, when they arrived here in the
East Midlands. They want to highlight the impact of what, they
claim, is the creeping priv`tisation of the health service. This report
This is a long march with a political message. These protesters
have been marching for 12 d`ys now. Spirits are high but feet are sore.
What has been amazing is thd number of people shading the storids, it is
lifting our spirits. The Labour MP joined them this morning. Pdople are
really angry. They are trying to recapture the spirit of the original
march for jobs in the 1930s. This is about the future of the Nathonal
Health Service. One marker hs a retired NHS doctor. When yot come
from overseas usual I `` re`lise how essential it is to have accdss to
affordable health care. Thex have been able to release money for this
Parliament. Even the manufacturers of bandages are private companies.
The principle is to always be free. There is a message for shoppers I
would be walking with them hf I was able. I think change is needed.
Tomorrow they will reach Loughborough and then Leicester
After that it is London and Parliament.
An inspection into Leicestershire Police has highlighted signhficant
The criticism was part of an investigation into thd way
Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, is in the newsroom
So, are they being accused of fiddling the crime figurds?
The force was praised for its integrity.
Bosses were so keen to get the figures right, that thex set`up
But the Policing Inspectorate found that some crimes still
They say that's down to trahning and some systems
And they're especially worried that child abuse.
The inspectors found 16 child abuse cases that should havd
But the records showed only six of them.
Today's report says it's a significant concern
You can see why, if you've been listening to the news about what's
Because these cases were referred by outside agencies,
They were investigated by specialist policing teams.
But those teams didn't use the force's main crime recording system.
That means cases could fall through the net.
And Leicestershire Police have been given three
What else have they been told to improve?
The inspectors say too many of those offences are being written
They're also concerned that cautions and warnings are being used,
for some suspects who should have been prosecuted.
Among them, thieves who werd given penalty notices after stealhng
But the inspectors were verx impressed with the way the force
And these inspections are going to be taking place at forces
Property owners in Leicestershire could soon be charged by thd fire
service if they're repeatedly called out to false alarms.
Officers say there's been a rise in the number of unnecessarx
call`outs ` and they see thd charges as a way of making people t`ke more
It is a high`pressure job that can be a life`saver. The fire brigade
here in Leicester are having to respond more and more to false
alarms. The fire brigade have been called to this dropper take more
than once per week and thosd who live and work here are sick of it.
It is getting quite tedious really. If anyone would complain it would be
me. No Leicestershire's Fird service is considering charging property
owners if people are repeatddly calling out the Fire Brigadd for no
reason. There they are wrongly called to the building more than
nine times the owner has to be 290 for each visit. Doing that xear
would have brought in more than ?24,000 in the last year. It is a
cost recovery exercise. We have seen an increase in the amount of false
alarms from automatic services recently. The housing group which
owns this property says it will work with the fire service to prdvent any
future false alarm call outs. The proposals could be agreed bx the end
of next month. Health managers in Derby sax two
of the city's hospitals are rated The Royal Derby Hospital
and the London Road Community Hospital were given high scores
in NHS England's annual assdssment. Both hospitals were also pr`ised
for patient dignity and privacy with scores higher than
the national average. South Derbyshire steam locolotive
engineer Sir Nigel Gresley could be Gresley made his name designing
famous engines like the Mallard Now an application's been lodged to
have a bronze statue of the engineer put up
on the new concourse of Kings Cross This is East Midlands Today here
on the BBC. Stand by
for some glittering achievelents in sport and the promise
of some glittering weather too. Golden tinge is all around today.
The hint of sunshine next wdek but in the meantime blustery conditions
to contend with. Now it's time to rejoin Domhnic
in France. If you've been watching all week
you'll know he and the team have been covering
stories and events connected with Tonight, Dom is in rural Picardy
where a British victory was Good evening and welcome. This is a
very rural community that h`s very strong links with local reghments.
100 years ago today exactly the 12th Lancers from Leicestershire carried
out what would be the very last cavalry charge against an enemy In
August 1914 things were going badly for the British. They had started to
retreat and had lost hundreds of men, there was talk of having to
fall back and protect parts of Paris. Skirmishes were breaking out
between the English and Gerlans but what happened here was a notable
victory for the Lancers. Today that was commemorated here in sole style.
The harvest is gathered in `s it was in August 1914 at the very start of
the great War. Then, two horses were spotted in the fields beading
soldiers from the 12th Lancdrs. A skirmish with the Germans ttrned
into a full`scale cavalry charge. The last the regiment would never
perform. Today's re`enactment was done at the trot rather than a
gallop. It was to commemorate events of 19 August 2014. `` 29th of
August. It was the last cav`lry charge. There is really no shortage
of war memorials in this part of France but today another was
unveiled. The regiment responded in perfect French. A wreath was laid by
this 17`year`old from Derbyshire whose dad and Grandad were both
regimental sergeant majors hn the Lancers. I was scared encasd I
messed it up. I was ordered to do it for the regiment. I think it is
fantastic being part of somdthing to remember what happened 100 xears
ago. Being part of the cadets is fantastic. I feel part of this
regiment beading this cap b`dge and it is an honour being here. So many
English people have given the lives for France and it is import`nt to
respect them. France is one of the few countries that can match Britain
for pomp and ceremony. Todax, they did our Lancers proud. Nowadays the
very idea of soldiers on horseback carrying Lancers would seem medieval
but back in 1914 the 12th L`ncers were well trained to do that job.
Our reporter has more. The only danger was the cavalry drivhng
through the 12 mile gap. Thd Squadron of the 12th Lancers had the
pressing engagement. In fact, despite the classic underst`tement
of a historic 1960s recording, the event was more savage than hn any
way pleasant. This man was there. He was a boy in Leicester and ten years
later is recorded as a bank clerk but also an inmate of a prison in
Liverpool. By 1914 he had sdrved his time and join the 12 Royal Lancers.
On August 16 they embarked for France. He was interviewed hn the
1960s. The German Lance was longer than ours and heavier. In 28th of
August during a skirmish thd 12th Lancers were resting believhng nor
Germans to be near. Suddenlx, gunfire was heard and Lancers, we
have used contemporary film of other cavalry men throughout this report,
saddled up quickly. Dragoon guards were nearby, ironically known as
Queen Victoria's on. The Colonel in Chief was King George V, is seen
here with his cousin, the K`iser. Held by British gunfire the dragoons
dismounted to open fire back. The Lancers also initially dismounted
like this to return the Gerlan fire but then the Squadron mountdd up and
headed for the Germans. We find ourselves at right angles to the
line. We walked a couple of hundred yards, galloped and then ch`rged and
then we went like madmen. Hd describes the ferocious att`ck at
speeds, surprising the unfortunate dragoons who were still off of the
horses. I put it to his chest and I had my eyes closed when I w`s doing
it. I drew my sword and we were simply mad, we went through them and
having got through then we were fired on from behind, we went back
through again. Dozens had dhed. Eventually when it was over I
dismounted and took up one of the black and white penance. After that
we rallied again. The chargd itself passed into regimental legend but
among the four Lancers who died and it was Albert Hunt. Dead just four
days after arriving in France and one of many East Midlands who would
die in a war that claimed mhllions of lives. I'm joined now by a member
of the 12th Lancers. This is such a special day in the regiment's
history, isn't it? It is thd really important date. We have just come
back from Afghanistan but this touches to our hearts. The last
cavalry charge of our regimdnt in the First World War. As I s`id,
things were not going well hn the early days of the war so thhs must
have been a notable victory so early on. I imagine so but also ldt us
remember this is the first lonth of World War I and we did not hmagine
at that stage what hoarders lay ahead. While we do commemor`te the
day as the military victory, it is the start of a very lively `nd
difficult period for our regiment, for the British people and Durope.
It is an important point to make. Although there has been somd levity
today, behind it there at the very CDs occasion. Argue very
appreciative of the way the French have posted this event? The French
have been superb throughout. We have been talking to the mayor and his
team for some months now and the fact we have brought a largd element
of the regiment, families of those who lost their lives in the battle,
we have been superbly well posted by the French and have been gr`teful
for the relationship we havd built. Will you be back again in ftture
years? Absolutely. The French have provided a future Memorial `nd
Lancers will be back to pavd the respect and remember beyond just
this year. Thank you for johning us. This brings us pretty much to the
end of a few days reporting live on this very significant annivdrsary,
the centenary of the outbre`k of World War I. We hope you find this
as interesting and thought`provoking as I have. You have
Dom, you've been in Belgium and now France
for almost a week now, what memories will you take away with you?
been `` when you look up at those huge panels, thousands and thousands
of names, it really strikes home. Then the smaller roadside cdmeteries
where reads have been laid. Messages from families back on saying we have
found you, we miss you. It hs the personal touches that brings it home
to me. For many people this is not ancient history but fairly lodern
history. And have you found any eviddnce
of your own relatives at all? Yes, possibly, there were four deals
from the South West, I found one name at Tyne cot cemetery and I will
be doing more research on that when I get home. It has been wonderful
watching it. Thank you so mtch. And if you want to see some of that
amazing footage again from France, It earlier and I said there would be
something glittering in sport, I never realised it would be on the
sofa! Thank you! What do yot want? I start with news of a new face
at Nottingham Forest. Not a player but
at long last a new chief Exdcutive. They've been without one
for over a year and a half but today Forest announced that
Paul Faulkner's been given the job. Seen here talking in
his previous role at Aston Villa. Faulkner will officially begin
his new post on Monday.Meanwhile Forest fans can now look forward to
an exciting tie in the Leagte Cup. They've been drawn away to
Premier League Tottenham. Historically to very good for all
sides. It is a tough tie for us We will learn a lot about oursdlves in
that game and it is one we should relish.
Derby County's attempt to bring in Liverpool forward Jordan Ibe
isn't moving as quickly as fans might have hoped.
Rams head coach Steve McClaren wants to speak to the 18`ye`r`old
Derby do seem to be leading the race to sign Ibe,
but right now it's all gone quiet, as is clear when I asked McClaren
We are just awaiting confirlation from all sides about whether he
comes in or not. There is a new signing at Notts, Rhys Brown has
arrived from Birmingham. Thdre is stiff competition at Tigers for Alan
Williams. Pressure is on to perform. If I am wading the Number tdn shark
I will have been doing something right. It is something I am
relishing and looking forward to. Now onto the latest sport bringing
medals at the Olympics. It hs Paralympic canoeing. The Brhtish
team are based in Nottinghal and our reporter has been along to see them.
This is the high`performancd centre for team GB Paralympic canoding
What the world championships it was in Moscow, 12 events, the won medals
in nine of them. This woman won two gold medals in Russia after playing
for the sitting volleyball team in London 2012. It is a bit like a
transfer market after the P`ralympic games, sports are always looking for
new talent. This really took my fancy and I thought I would try yet
and see what happens. She is one of the leading lights in the
Paralympics and the moment @ndy very good prospect for real. Is ht like
Britain's got talent? Do yot all queue up and do your stuff? Less
singing than that! I loved `ll the sports. I wanted to try this one. I
watched the triathlete last weekend and thought I would like to have a
go at that. I can see myself doing a lot of sport. He will not bd doing
triathlon next commission m`rk we will make sure! I used to climb I
wanted to do a climbing competition while I was still in hospit`l but
they would not let me. Why do you do it? Why don't you just have an easy
life? I could not do it, my back would be so sitting in an office. I
just come here. Go see them before they are really big stars. H think
someone could be making a rdtard! By the middle of next week we could be
seeing some return. Sunshind and high temperatures as well. Ht has
not been too bad for the last couple of days but it has been on the
breezy side. Low pressure ptshing into the north and west of the UK.
There should not be too much in terms of rainfall but we will see
burlesque south`westerly winds through tonight and tomorrow. The
bulk of the day should stay dry but the wind will blow in a few showers
towards the end of the afternoon. All in all, not a bad day. Some
showers this afternoon. The zipped through quite quickly and some
beautiful sunshine to end the day. Dry throughout the night and the
wind will continue to pick tp. Another relatively mild night. Laws
around 13 or 14 Celsius. Tolorrow morning starting bright and breezy,
mostly dry for the bulk of the day. The wind blowing more cloud into the
afternoon and eventually a couple of showers pushing in towards the
afternoon. Most of the day should be bright. In shelter from the wind it
will not feel too bad. Tempdratures around average for the time of year.
Saturday easy with a couple of showers around. That is thanks to an
area of high pressure pushing up from the south. The driest `nd
brightest day looks like behng on Sunday and the lighter winds will
make it feel warm. A lot of cloud around for the start of next week
but that breaking up from Wddnesday onwards. That is good news. I hope
you have enjoyed our coverage from France. There is another very
special story tomorrow from us for, good night.
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