20/09/2014 East Midlands Today


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There's more throughout the evening on the BBC News Channel, we are back


With your news now for the East Midlands, I'm Geeta Pendse


Plans to scrap two fire enghnes in Nottinghamshire have been criticised


Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue service says removing pumps


from Beeston and Mansfield would save around ?1 million.


The service needs to shrink its budget by nearly ?2.5 mhllion


in the next three years due to cuts in Government funding.


But the Union claims if it gets the go ahead


It's not about writing a report or anything like that.


It's about firefighters going into buildings and saving people's lives.


And we need those firefightdrs on those fire engines and wd need


Another two fire engines and people's lives


and firefighters' lives are at risk and we don't want that.


More than 1,000 people took part in a charity walk to raise


The Memory Walk at Wollaton Park in Nottingham is


the biggest fundraising event in the region for the Alzheimer's Society.


Getting warmed up for a walk of up to 10 kilometres to r`ise


Many people in the crowed are affected by dementia condithons


including husband and wife Richard and Susan Taylor from Nottingham.


66`year`old Richard was diagnosed four years ago.


It's just overwhelms your life altogether.


It's very sad to see someond who was so articulate, so clever,


so strong come to a stage where he just can't think much for hhm


He needs help, really, round the clock.


Nottingham actress Vicky McClure also joined the warm`up


Her grandmother was affected by the condition.


Everybody here will have so many different experiences, so for


everybody to come together `nd be able to share those experiences and


Now in its fourth year, this event gets bigger each time.


With more people being diagnosed, it's esimated


by next year 850,000 people will be living with dementia in the UK.


A village in Derbyshire has re`dedicated its Great War Lemorial


Cross as an act of commemor`tion to the men who volunteered to fight


Dozens gathered at the Memorial Cross in Barrow`upon`Trent `s an


100 years ago it was dubbed the most patriotic village in England


due to the high proportion of men who served in the First World War.


We felt it was important th`t we remind people of what this village


Schoolchildren played a pivotal role and they weren't glorifying war


They were remembering the sdnse of community and they were reminding


us all of the losses and the people who didn't come back


A Leicestershire charity th`t supports children with life


threatening illnesses celebrated its 20th anniversary.


Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough has helped hundreds


Today many joined in with the celebrations


Football and it's ten years today since the death of Brian Clough


So Nottingham Forest and Derby County fans have been


On the 10th minute at the Derby game this afternoon


On the pitch the Rams drew with Cardiff 2`2.


And it was a goalless draw for Nottingham Forest who wdre away


In League One, Notts County also drew 0`0 at home to Oldham.


And in League Two Mansfield had a good


And in rugby, a heavy defeat for the Tigers, who lost 45`0 to


Let's see what the weather has in store, with Sara.


Well, we've had a lot of cloud today.


In fact, it did try to brighten up a little bit late afternoon but the


cloud is thick enough at thd moment to produce the odd light shower


Then we start to see clearer skies coming in.


This is the fresher air that is going to start to come in


Night time temperatures lowdr, as well,


A bright start to the day on Sunday, but there will be


a little bit more cloud devdlopment into the afternoon,


Quite a cool northerly wind, so temperatures certainly dropping


And high pressure still present through Monday, but it will


gradually start to move through the early part of this week.


So I think we'll see a change in the temperature certainlx and it


Good evening. I think tomorrow should be a


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