31/08/2014 East Midlands Today


31/08/2014

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

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There are demands for a councillor to resign

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after he compared a German`born resident to Hitler's mistress.

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Her local MP has described the remark as racist

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Andy Cooper is a Labour borough and Kimberley town councillor.

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It is his e`mail reference to this former town councillor as Eva Braun,

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Hitler's mistress, that has led to demands for him to quit those posts.

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What happened in the Second World War in Germany was

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absolutely outrageous and wd feel deeply ashamed and guilty about it.

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To be called Eva Braun, I consider that racist.

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I think that from somebody in public office that is not

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Kat says that she recently resigned from the town council because

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The local MP was today with other members, who have also resigned

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She says that Councillor Cooper should step down over his rdmark.

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I was genuinely shocked and horrified at it.

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He has picked on Kat becausd of her race and then he has used about as

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offensive a description of somebody who happens to be born in Gdrmany

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Councillor Andy Cooper would not be interviewed on camera, btt told

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He says that he has apologised without reservation

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The reference to Eva Braun hs something that Councillor Cooper

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Kat says that she cannot forget it in a hurry and will not accdpt

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Rob Sissons, BBC East Midlands Today, Nottinghamshire.

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A site once used to train soldiers is being used to hdlp

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It is through work to creatd a replica World War I battldfield

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It may be just a grassy field right now,

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but this site will be transformed into a World War I battlefidld.

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The work is being carried ott by volunteers with the

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It is designed to give unemployed people the chance to learn new

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skills in the unique environment of Sherwood Pines in Nottinghalshire.

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The volunteers being here really help us to promote

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It also helps people get into training and get experhence

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This site used to be a training camp for soldiers during World W`r I

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The Forestry Commission has already built a replica trench.

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Now, the volunteers will be adding to the experience with

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This site is 1,200 hectares, so the Forestry Commission staff can

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They really rely on the work that the volunteers do to put in all

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those extra special touches which make it really great for visitors.

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With the trench projects, the volunteers are really

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the life blood of getting this place to look like it would have done

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Without their help, we would not be as far as we are now.

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The jobseekers here say thex are not only taking away new skills, but

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also a new sense of confidence which helps in their quest for employment.

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Did you see one of the world's last airworthy Lancasters

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It was over the Gedling Show, but passed other areas of the

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It was meant to be joined by a second Lancaster

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but flew solo today, as the other, from Canada, was grounded.

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It is a fabulous privilege to come and see it here today.

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I think it is the noise that is the most evocative thing of all

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I took a look at it and heard the tremendous sotnd

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of the Rolls`Royce engines, how deep the sound is, and xou

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Find more footage and photos on our Facebook page.

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Now to football and Natalie has our round`up of the weekend's action.

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It has been a great day for Leicester City, as they drew 1`1

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Alexis Sanchez put the London Giants ahead, but Leicester never gave up.

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A wonderful cross from Jeffrey Schlupp set up Ullo`

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He also had a fine chance to win the game

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Nottingham Forest stay at the top of the championship, after

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They defended magnificently to secure their sixth win

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Good news for Derby ` strikdr Chris Martin signed a new four`year

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deal after he scored in the 1`1 draw with Ipswich yesterday.

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Bad news though, midfielder Jeff Hendrick faces

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a lay off, after he was takdn to hospital with an arm injury.

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Notts County were drawing 1`1 for much of the game today

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But in injury time they conceded a penalty to lose 2`1.

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Let's check the weather now ` Charlie has our forecast.

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After a pleasant way to end the weekend, the weather will gdt worse

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tonight. As you can see on the map, there is some brightness sthll

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around, but into Monday we will see rain and fog developing. Thd rain

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will move Southeast and the fog will take a few hours to clear. @fter

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that it will just be a cloudy day. I cannot promise you any brightness.

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The temperatures will be OK. After that, the rest of the week will

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settle down and improve. Good evening. Much of the country

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has enjoyed some sunshine to finish August. The last couple of hours

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brought a bit more cloud with some rain for Northern Ireland and

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western Scotland. That front will continue south through England and

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Wales overnight tonight, bringing with it a lot of mist and

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