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With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.
There are demands for a councillor to resign
after he compared a German`born resident to Hitler's mistress.
Her local MP has described the remark as racist
Andy Cooper is a Labour borough and Kimberley town councillor.
It is his e`mail reference to this former town councillor as Eva Braun,
Hitler's mistress, that has led to demands for him to quit those posts.
What happened in the Second World War in Germany was
absolutely outrageous and wd feel deeply ashamed and guilty about it.
To be called Eva Braun, I consider that racist.
I think that from somebody in public office that is not
Kat says that she recently resigned from the town council because
The local MP was today with other members, who have also resigned
She says that Councillor Cooper should step down over his rdmark.
I was genuinely shocked and horrified at it.
He has picked on Kat becausd of her race and then he has used about as
offensive a description of somebody who happens to be born in Gdrmany
Councillor Andy Cooper would not be interviewed on camera, btt told
He says that he has apologised without reservation
The reference to Eva Braun hs something that Councillor Cooper
Kat says that she cannot forget it in a hurry and will not accdpt
Rob Sissons, BBC East Midlands Today, Nottinghamshire.
A site once used to train soldiers is being used to hdlp
It is through work to creatd a replica World War I battldfield
It may be just a grassy field right now,
but this site will be transformed into a World War I battlefidld.
The work is being carried ott by volunteers with the
It is designed to give unemployed people the chance to learn new
skills in the unique environment of Sherwood Pines in Nottinghalshire.
The volunteers being here really help us to promote
It also helps people get into training and get experhence
This site used to be a training camp for soldiers during World W`r I
The Forestry Commission has already built a replica trench.
Now, the volunteers will be adding to the experience with
This site is 1,200 hectares, so the Forestry Commission staff can
They really rely on the work that the volunteers do to put in all
those extra special touches which make it really great for visitors.
With the trench projects, the volunteers are really
the life blood of getting this place to look like it would have done
Without their help, we would not be as far as we are now.
The jobseekers here say thex are not only taking away new skills, but
also a new sense of confidence which helps in their quest for employment.
Did you see one of the world's last airworthy Lancasters
It was over the Gedling Show, but passed other areas of the
It was meant to be joined by a second Lancaster
but flew solo today, as the other, from Canada, was grounded.
It is a fabulous privilege to come and see it here today.
I think it is the noise that is the most evocative thing of all
I took a look at it and heard the tremendous sotnd
of the Rolls`Royce engines, how deep the sound is, and xou
Find more footage and photos on our Facebook page.
Now to football and Natalie has our round`up of the weekend's action.
It has been a great day for Leicester City, as they drew 1`1
Alexis Sanchez put the London Giants ahead, but Leicester never gave up.
A wonderful cross from Jeffrey Schlupp set up Ullo`
He also had a fine chance to win the game
Nottingham Forest stay at the top of the championship, after
They defended magnificently to secure their sixth win
Good news for Derby ` strikdr Chris Martin signed a new four`year
deal after he scored in the 1`1 draw with Ipswich yesterday.
Bad news though, midfielder Jeff Hendrick faces
a lay off, after he was takdn to hospital with an arm injury.
Notts County were drawing 1`1 for much of the game today
But in injury time they conceded a penalty to lose 2`1.
Let's check the weather now ` Charlie has our forecast.
After a pleasant way to end the weekend, the weather will gdt worse
tonight. As you can see on the map, there is some brightness sthll
around, but into Monday we will see rain and fog developing. Thd rain
will move Southeast and the fog will take a few hours to clear. @fter
that it will just be a cloudy day. I cannot promise you any brightness.
The temperatures will be OK. After that, the rest of the week will
settle down and improve. Good evening. Much of the country
has enjoyed some sunshine to finish August. The last couple of hours
brought a bit more cloud with some rain for Northern Ireland and
western Scotland. That front will continue south through England and
Wales overnight tonight, bringing with it a lot of mist and