27/09/2014 East Midlands Today


27/09/2014

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

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A new memorial to the Royal Leicestershire Regiment was

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dedicated today at the National Arboretum.

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It comes on the anniversary of the regiment being founddd,

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Unveiling a permanent tribute to the Royal Leicestershire Regiment,

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a proud moment for the unit known as the Thgers.

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The National Memorial Arbordtum has given us a super place

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for our tiger, which is going to look absolutely grand and

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The unit was awarded more than 70 battle honours before

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it was incorporated into thd Royal Anglian Regiment in the 1960s.

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So many of the old regiment`l people who are here today

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long for the days when the regiment was a regiment of the lion.

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It is no longer, but they still have the reghment

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in their hearts and they want to see some evidence of it and this is

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326 years after the regiment was founded, this remembrance stone has

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been unveiled and dedicated here at the UK Centre of Remembr`nce

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Local heroes forever remembdred alongside the nation's falldn.

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Police have recovered a bodx from the River Derwent in Ddrby

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The man was found near the city centre yesterday.

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They have identified him, but haven't yet been able

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They're now investigating the events leading up to his death.

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You're 12 times more likely to die on Leicestershire's roads than

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in a house fire, according to the county's Fire Service.

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That's why it's leading on a new online campaign

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It involves a harrowing trud`life story, as Carolyn Moses reports

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It was a remarkable scene ` a grieving mother embracing

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Michael York had been given special Home Office permission to ldave

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prison for the day to warn xoung drivers to be at

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his former school about the dangers of the so`called fatal four.

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I've taken one of her boys `way from her.

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His night out drinking in Ldicester with friends now forms part of a

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He wasn't fit to drive, but they were all in that car volunt`rily.

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I'll never see him do the things he could have done,

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Last November's unique safety day has now gone online in the hope

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of spreading the message even further th`n before

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Other fire services plan to use it too.

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We've gone down the route of using something that will hit

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them hard emotionally and this website is very emotional.

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It's real people, a real evdnt and they're talking from thd heart.

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I am screaming at you, I am crying out to you, to think.

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I don't ever want to see ond of your faces with two dates on

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To sport, and in this afternoon s football, Leicester City lost 2`0

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Derby County won 1`0 at Bolton, and Forest drop to second in thd table

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Notts County drew 1`1 at Chesterfield,

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In today's rugby, Leicester Tigers lost 19`22 to London Irish.

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And Nottingham went down 55`16 at Worcester.

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The annual Southwell Ploughhng Match caused traffic chaos

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This year's event in Bulcotd near Burton Joyce saw slow`loving

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queues in the area, with sole drivers stuck for up to two hours.

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Some local buses had to be diverted too.

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

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The cloud has been quite an issue today but most of us have sden some

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breaks allowing sunshine. Tomorrow will be similar, a cloudy start but

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brighter spells later on. This evening we have clear skies for many

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places at first but the clotd will increase as the night goes on and

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temperatures won't drop as low as last night, about 14 Celsius.

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Tomorrow morning we may havd some mist and fog patches and it may take

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a while for the day to get going but the cloud should break to rdveal

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sunny spells on and off. Thd risk of a light shower, most places

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remaining dry and it remains settled and warm next week.

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The Beat's starting now on your local BBC Radio,

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and I'll be back with more for you tomorrow at 6:45pm.

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