06/09/2014 East Midlands Today


06/09/2014

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

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The country's largest Second World War event got under way

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The Victory Show, as it's called, was this year commemorating 70

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years since D`Day and the Battle of Arnhem, although some events

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had to be curtailed because of the weather, as Carolyn Moses reports.

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Today, thousands arrived to watch the

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It's 70 years since their D`Day landings in Normandy marked

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Some who disembarked as teenagers then were here today.

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I kept thinking, why am I at the front?

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Today's not just about celebrating victory, it's about remembering

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The British were overwhelmed as they tried to push into Holland.

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their attempt coined the phrase, a bridge too far.

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And today, plans to recreate that attempt was rather poignantly

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There are plans to make this an annual event to help

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People like this lady, who helped feed the troops.

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I have a tear in my eye, but I wouldn't have missed it for

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A memorial stone paying tribute to a Leicester soldier was officially

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Private Lee Reeves was killed in Afghanistan in 2006.

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The stone was originally installed at barracks in Germany, where his

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unit was based, but has now been moved to Thurnby near Leicester.

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A short while ago, it was officially unveiled.

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It is such a proud moment for the family.

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We are relieved now that it's come back home for him.

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Police have released security footage of the gang who blew up

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several cash machines in Leicestershire and Derby.

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It shows two of more than 30 attacks across the Midlands and

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The gang stole hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Five men are starting long jail sentences this weekend.

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To sport: And Hucknall hurdler Andy Turner officially retired

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The former European Champion and Commonwealth medallist competed

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for the last time this afternoon, with his parents watching, at

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Just holding off the world record holder for third.

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I thought I would be excited to race and that would be it.

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But they start to play the music and show montages and it got me.

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The new rugby season is officially underway.

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An auspicious start for Leicester Tigers, beating Newcastle

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Last night, Nottingham started their Championship season with a win at

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In cricket, Notts may struggle to reach the finals of the

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Home side Durham set them a mammoth target of 354 runs in today's semi.

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A short while ago, Nottinghamshire were 190 for 5,

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The international break means our only football side

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They were at Exeter, where the Stags won 2`1.

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Weather time now. Let's see if it's parachute weather for tomorrow.

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It's been a murky day. There's been low cloud,

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which caused disappointment to some of the events taking place.

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But we're in for a much better day tomorrow.

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A much drier and brighter day. Plenty of sunshine around.

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We have got some rain to get through first.

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It will clear its way southwards and eastwards this evening.

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Behind that, the cloud will start to break.

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Starting to introduce cooler and fresher air tonight.

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It will be chillier than recent nights.

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Temperatures slide into single figures.

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A matter better start tomorrow morning. There will be some fair

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weather cloud building. We stay dry and sunny. It should not feel too

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bad at all. The Beat's on air

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on your local BBC Radio from 6:00am. Good evening. It was a mixed bag to

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start the weekend. The satellite sequence shows cloud across northern

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Scotland in the centre of an area of low pressure and associated weather

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fronts drifting east across England and Wales with sunshine following

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behind with showers. The showers should be gone by the small hours of

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the morning. Clear skies follow behind, so temperatures will dip

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into single figures and maybe a few patches of fog to go with that. In

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the North of Scotland it is pretty wet in the overnight period and into

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the morning. The North of Scotland will be a focal point for some of

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the wettest weather on Sunday, 20-40 millimetres of rain quite widely in

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some places may see more than that and it will be accompanied by some

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brisk wind. A different story through the central lowlands,

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sunshine here. Northern Ireland might start on the cloudy side but

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not for Wales and the Midlands where it should be a nice start.

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Temperatures should stay up due to the cloud and a spot of rain to go

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with that. Northern England might be cool first thing for the Great North

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