30/08/2014 East Midlands Today


30/08/2014

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

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A young woman who was the vhctim of a homophobic attack has taken

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part in today's Leicester Pride despite her injuries and fe`rs.

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You might remember we told xou last week about Kerry Byrnes,

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who was set upon and kicked unconscious in O`kham.

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Carol Hinds caught up with her at today's event.

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Now in its sixth year, the parade from the Curve Theatre

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was a colourful curtain`raiser to Leicester's Pride event

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Among those at today's gathdring was Kerry Byrnes, from Oakh`m.

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She was brutally attacked bdcause of her sexuality just a fortnight ago.

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Even though it's 2014, we still have homophobic behavhour in

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We are out there showing th`t we are proud of who we are

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Leicestershire Police are still investigating the attack.

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Officers see today's event as a chance to assure the ldsbian,

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gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

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I am very keen for members of all communities who suffdr hate

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crime to feel confident in being able to report those crimes to us.

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I would encourage them to do so and we take it very seriously.

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I am very proud that Kerry has decided to join us today to march

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with us and for us to be able to show our support for her.

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Just the thought of actually standing up to these

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people and saying, you haven't won, you cannot do these things to

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people, and I'm going to be here with my head held high.

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Kerry has received messages of support both locally and

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They are helping to restore her confidence after the attack.

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Opposition is growing to pl`ns to demolish a Victorian hospital

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The original Grantham Hospital dates back to 1874,

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but is no longer used by thd United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.

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Local people want the building restored,

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instead of being demolished and replaced by a car park.

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A trust spokesman says the building is beyond repahr.

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Meanwhile, in Leicester, pl`ns to turn an outside theatre into a car

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The City Council says the square outside the old

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Phoenix Arts Centre ` renamdd the Sue Townsend Theatre ` could provide

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22 parking spaces and compensate for more than 50 spaces lost

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The plans are set to be approved next week.

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But many arts groups say it's unnecessary as there's alre`dy

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What I'm asking the council to do is to entdr into

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a consultation phase with all the people who could use this wonderful

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And just to delay making th`t decision

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until there has been a constltation, because there hasn't been one.

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I can't remember the last time we have seen `n

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What we're proposing to do hs enhance the area, provide some extra

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car parking spaces, which will hopefully be of benefit

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But it will generally improve the area.

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People tell us time after time that they prefer

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open`air, surface level car parking instead of multistorey car parks.

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Urgent repair work's begun `t a sports centre in Nottingh`mshire

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which was closed suddenly for health and safety reasons.

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The temporary closure of Meden Sports Centre in Warsop was

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Mansfield District Council says part of the centre will reopen

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in a few weeks but its swimming pool is expected to

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To football, and Leicester City play tomorrow, as do Notts County.

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But in today's games in the Championship, Nottingham Forest beat

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Sheffield Wednesday by a go`l, which sees Forest stay top of the table.

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In League Two, Mansfield Town were at home,

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Let's check the weather now for the rest of the weekend.

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There is still a chance of a shower this evening.

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We have managed to escape, H think, reasonably well over the

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East Midlands but the odd lhght shower is still present

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The wind gradually starts to ease as well.

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Night`time temperatures dropping to a minimum of

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around 11 or 12 Celsius, and maybe the odd light shower present first

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But it is going to be a mainly cloudy day.

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A little ridge of high pressure is slowly building

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from the south, so we are going to see things settling down.

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A daytime temperature tomorrow of 19 Celsius.

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A weak whether front sinking southwards

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on Monday which could produce the odd spot or two of rain for a time.

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But the general trend for next week is nicely settled

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On The Beat in just over half an hour's time:

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Leicester's Leo Stannard ` fresh from his A Levels `

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Nottingham's Gorgeous Chans and Farrow have exciting festival

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news to share, and Derby band Miss 600 with

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That's The Beat, on your local BBC Radio frol six.

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Back with more for you tomorrow at 6.50pm.

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our BBC London radio station. I will be back tomorrow. Goodbye.

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Good evening. We still have some showers in parts of the UK with

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heavier ones in North East Scotland close to this low pressure. There is

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a deeper low in the Atlantic, the former hurricane, which is moving

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towards Iceland. Ahead of that through the night and tomorrow, we

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see pressure building. That clears away the showers and for many

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tomorrow will be drier and clearer with lighter winds and feeling

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warmer. As we start Sunday morning, bright skies breakthrough across

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parts of South West England with temperatures about 15 degrees

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already. Dry weather along the South coast and into North East Anglia.

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Some showers first thing in the morning in North West England but

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they will be light and well scattered. Northern Ireland

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