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It is almost 6:30pm. Our top stories. Claire Nagle's parents
remember them murdered daughter. On the day her funeral takes place, the
circumstances of her death still hold them. We could see the signs
and we knew why and it was like torture. Also tonight, 60 trains and
a contract worth billions. Derby's train makers are set to benefit from
HS2. Plus, not is thinking about bidding
to become European capital of culture.
And the artist using smoke grenades and even a missile launcher to
create these paintings. Good evening and welcome
to the programme with Anne Davies First tonight, on the day
of her funeral the parents of a Derbyshire woman at the centre
of a murder investigation say they still haven't come
to terms with her death. 38-year-old Claire Nagle
was found fatally injured Her husband died the same day
after a collision with a lorry. Police believe the two
deaths are linked. Her parents have been speaking
to our reporter Navtej Johal. I didn't know they were there
and there was her her daughter. And I just couldn't believe
that they were there, you know! A surprise birthday
party for her mum. The mother of five was studying
to become the mental health nurse. Last month, she was found
at her home in Borrowash by police with serious injuries
and later died in hospital. Police have linked Claire's death
to that of her husband Vincent, who died after colliding
with a lorry on the M1 All the way up, all we could see
were signs saying that the M1 was shut, and we knew why,
and it was like torture all the way. Things like this only
happened on the news. You would never
in a million years, you know, An inquest into Claire's death
will resume later this year. Her parents, who have come
from their home in Wales for Claire's funeral today,
hope she will be remembered for the woman she was,
rather than the circumstances The hardest thing I will miss is
when she was in her car, she would put her phone on the loudspeaker and
the kids would be singing to me. Wouldn't she? Claire's 22-year-old
son who was reportedly attacked with a nail gun on the day she died is
now out of hospital. Her parents also told Claire's two youngest
children about what happened to their mum and dad. It was the
hardest thing to prepare for and when it came down to it, I don't
think they really understood anyway. We are going to miss her so much.
All the family will. Next tonight, Derby stands every
chance of becoming a major beneficiary of a ?2.7 billion
contract to build trains That's according to the Transport
Secretary Chris Grayling who announced the huge contract
for 60 trains during Mr Grayling said he can't yet
specify a UK manufacturer such But he stressed that Derby,
the centre of the UK's rail Meeting rail engineers working
at the cutting edge - the Transpost Secretary sees
a laser test rig that can be mounted on a train, being checked
at Balfour Beatty Rail in Derby. It was here that he chose
to announce that these artists impressions may soon be replaced
by more current designs, given that rail firms,
both in the UK and overseas, are now being asked to tender
for a ?2.75 billion contract to build 60 trains
for the new HS2 route. Are you looking for a UK
manufacturer of them? We're not allowed to specify
the nationality of the manufacturer and indeed we expect to see
an international presence in doing this, but I'm very clear that these
trends need to be more than And so I want to see,
a skill-building contract. It was this desire for HS2 contracts
to bring thousands of young people into the rail industry which brought
Mr Grayling to Balfour Beatty, a firm already employing
dozens of graduates, We have developed this system onto
lines and are looking to look -- roll it out across the network. I
wanted work experience with them on I can continue into the future.
Bombarding a told us today they are keeping a close eye on the process
but Chris Grayling things Derby will in a fit from the contracts
generally. Derby is a great centre for our Railways, whether it is
technology which makes the railways better or maintaining the railways
more effectively, whether it is the trains coming out, this is a great
centre for railways and I have no doubt this city will play at
important part in the HS2 contract. The contract will be awarded in
2019. Still to come on the programme
tonight: Our health correspondent will be here looking at the latest
on the winter pressure A man's been sentenced to life
in prison, for murdering another Richard Bernard was stabbed
on the doorstep of his flat at Trocadero Court
in Normanton in May. Mohammed Ibrahim -
who's 19 and of no fixed address - will serve at least 18 years behind
bars, after being sentenced A jury at Leicester Crown Court has
been sent out, to decide whether or not a 31-year-old woman
is guilty of the manslaughter Chaunfang Zen denies
violently shaking Phoebe Go She'd been babysitting the infant
at her flat in the Leicestershire village of Lutterworth on the 22nd
March 2015 when the court heard the baby suffered
a catastrophic brain injury. Police in Lincolnshire are deploying
special constables to help tackle the growing problem
of hare coursing. The illegal blood sport
involves gangs often trespassing onto private land,
to allow their dogs Farmers and landowners say
some areas are becoming like the Wild West, with 75
incidents reported last week alone. Police in the Derbyshire Dales have
moved in with their colleagues NHS England has confirmed that two
of our hospital trusts were on the highest state of alert
last week as winter pressures Delays getting patients home,
coupled with increased demand in accident and emergency,
have piled on the pressure With the latest, let's talk to our
health correspondent Rob Sissons. So Rob, no early end
in sight to the strain The NHS is facing unprecedented
record demand and we are seeing it on the front line. The latest
evidence is provided by information released today from NHS England. If
we take a look at the two trusts in our region, the United Lincolnshire
hospitals and festivals like hospitals.
It shows hospitals in Lincolnshire and Leicester facing the most
difficulties with the strain the service is under put Opel
So, what does that mean - there is increased potential
for patient safety and care to be compromised?
That is the official definition and obviously the pressure is worrying.
What about the other hospitals in the area? Other hospitals are seeing
sustained pressure, they are under strain as well, but not at that
level but I can tell you in Nottingham this week on Wednesday,
the trust was on black alert, the trusts that runs the Queens medical
Centre here and butting's City Hospital. A again under pressure.
Lots more work for the staff on the front line. Can the hospitals cope?
We are hearing lots of interpretations about the winter
pressures. You will have seen it in the media. They have been
descriptions of the NHS in meltdown, some trusts say they are coping. NHS
providers, a number and organisation for hospitals and trust says the
truth is probably somewhere in between. But what we are seeing on
the front line is the staff having to put in outstanding efforts,
having to work really hard, and they say that in the long one is
unsustainable. People cannot keep working at that level month after
month. What is the advice from the NHS? The advice is to always think
twice about whether you need to go to A I sound like a rope on
record. It sounds obvious but they still see people that don't need to
be there. Ian Bice is if you are unsure about where to go, there are
so many places to access the health service, is to ring 111. They can
let you know the best place for you to end up.
Traders have been allowed back into Derby's Market Hall this afternoon.
The building was closed on Wednesday after a worker died
He's been named as 37-year-old William Ball from Sandiacre.
The building will reopen to the public tomorrow morning.
Police in the Derbyshire Dales have moved in with their colleagues
at the Fire and Rescue service, to save money.
In 2015, the constabulary announced Ashbourne police station would be
Yesterday, it closed its doors for the final time.
Officers will now be based at the nearby fire station.
It's hoped the move will improve collaboration
Nottingham's lace collection is set to go on display at museums
The arts council has awarded ?75,000 to the city council for the project.
During the industrial revolution, Nottingham emerged as a world
The funding will mean the collections will eventually
be viewable in places like Nottingham Castle
A small group have gathered in Nottingham to protest the
organisation -- the inaugural race bash at the inauguration of Donald
Trump. They save they will not be silenced in the face of
objectionable views. If you want to show the tree, you will have to put
up with the opposition to the good tree. He said he wanted to heal
divisions, and you are heartened by that? He also said we need to take
back our jobs and protect our bodies in America it is all about us, us,
us. Any foreigner is like an alien to him. And now, for something
completely different. East Midlands Today understands that
Nottingham is seriously considering a bid to be
European Capital of Culture. The last UK city to hold the title
was Liverpool nine years ago and it'll be Britain's turn
again in 2023. Our political reporter, Peter Saull,
has been weighing up Nottingham's cultural legacy is
known all over the world, largely in fact to this man, but should the
city and for one of the most prestigious prizes prizes around?
I think we've got the capacity and the video as the city to pull this
off. It won't be easy and there are many people to convince it is the
right way forward but what I would say is if we were to go forward with
a date, we have the ingredients to make something great happen. A few
weeks ago, a few celebrations in Hull which picked Lester as UK City
of Culture. The European accolade is an altogether good deal. Last held
in Britain by Liverpool in 2008. It is really known as the point in time
when Liverpool got their Mojo back. We've got huge truism in the city,
it feels like the hotels are being built every day. The city has new
confidence. Nottingham has a lot going for it, not least the
contemporary art gallery, it will face fierce competition from Leeds,
Milton Keynes and Dundee. And other major cities are expect to follow
them. Key to winning will be getting the whole city to back that good. I
think it is a very good dear. It attracts people to be area. I think
we've got a lot to offer. I can't see what difference it will make. I
haven't lived in another UK city which for this size hats had so many
independent art project. Everyone can learn a bit more and get
together, I think it is brilliant. There is plenty to iron out. How
will the bid to be financed? What about Brexit? That shouldn't be up
problem. Previous winner include right to pick and Istanbul,. Brexit
getting everywhere! It does. Well, talking of cultural
things, look out for this Art's hot new talent warms
to his work as he plays You did need to take cover for that!
Stayed tuned. Right, let's have some sport. Natalie, who is buying? Who
is selling? First, we start at Nottingham Forest
after a week of more turmoil In a space of week a proposed sale
fell through, another manager was sacked and the clubs captain has
been was sold. So, where now for Forest and it's
owner Fawaz Al Hasawi? Sunny skies over the city ground
today but it is a little more chilly than that summer stay in 2012 when
the ul-Haq are we family bought the club. Back then, the owner was
warmly welcomed. Now many fans on social media say they want him out
and protest is planned at tomorrow's day. I think it's love affair with
the club has ended. Disillusioned that is the only way to put it. It
is been like that week after week. Whether to protest tomorrow, I don't
know. I don't want my children to be in a bad atmosphere on Saturday.
Exactly a week ago, the proposed takeover by American John J Moores
collapsed. Yesterday, both he and Al Hawazi released statements. Firstly
Al Hawazi affirming his commitment to the love saying he had appointed
a chief financial officer. Then Mr Moores revealed he made an enhanced
offer to buy the club this week. They are both blaming each other.
Who knows what the truth is? And amid the chaos, confirmation today
that Henry Lansbury has joined Aston Villa. Obviously, bid came in, the
club agreed to accepted. We would have loved Henry to be here tomorrow
and the involved, he trained well this week and trained with us and to
be had stayed with us, he would have been involved cos he's a good
player. He has gone now, we move on. There have been seven managers in
four and a half years. Only Al Hawazi really knows who is next. I
don't believe a word he says the fact that no managers want to work
beneath him speaks volumes. What needs to happen is he needs to go. I
wanted it to work, we all did, but I think it is time to call it an end.
It is easy to forget a football game is being played tomorrow and
Nottingham Forest who are 20th in the championship table need a win
they could drop into the bottom three.
Onto Leicester City where manager Claudio Ranieri has been reacting
to reports that striker Leonardo Ulloa has handed
I like Leonardo because he's a fantastic professional player and a
good player. And, then, I told my impression. Now they are speaking.
But I think at the end, Leonardo will stay with us.
So, time is ticking in the January transfer window -
everyone keen hang on to players or bolster their squad.
Particularly the Rams who aim once again for promotion but the battle
to get former star striker Chris Martin back on their books
He is a wanted man and this is why. He has scored 63 goals in his time
at Derby but found himself surplus to requirements when Nigel Pearson
was in charge. When Mac came back, he was keen to get his hit man back
to. There is still time for Chrissy and we want him back and we were
taken aback tomorrow. Unfortunately, that is out of my hands. He holds
the ball up and can player to other players. He is playing at full again
but his heart can't be there. If I was Fulham, I would let him go. Your
pussy was too back at Derby, so I think you need to come back. Dobbie
agreed a season long loan with no release loan clause written in. But
now he's back in the fold, back in the scoresheet and his current
manager isn't keynoting him go. Actually, right now, he is focused
on helping us, he is working well, we expect he will score many goals
this season. Two weeks of the transfer window left is time running
out for the Rams. We quite rightly want to keep him. He is a good
player and he has proven it for Fulham. There are still two weeks to
go but we have to to soldier on and Chrissy Hass to play for Fulham. It
is clear Steve McClaren would love to seek Chris Martin back in
Derbyshire this season but could you prove to be the one that got away?
Staying with football and both our League Two teams
Rugby and four Leicester Tigers players were named today
in the England squad for the Six Nations.
Dan Cole, Ben Youngs, Ellis Genge and the uncapped Mike Williams.
Tigers are at home to Glasgow in the Champions Cup tomorrow night.
Ice hockey and the Nottingham Panthers have their homecoming
They're hosting Fife Flyers at the National Ice Centre
It follows an historic win for the Panthers in Europe last
weekend when they claimed the Continental Cup title.
Snooker and Leicester's Mark Selby is out of the Masters.
The World Champion was beaten by Barry Hawkins in the quarter
final by 6 frames to 3 at London's Alexandra Palace.
And in cricket, Nottinghamshire's opening batsman Alex Hales will fly
home from England's tour of India tomorrow, after breaking his hand
in yesterday's second one-day international defeat.
And of course we wish him well. That is all the sports.
Next - when you think about creating art, paint brushes,
pencils and canvas probably spring to mind.
But an artist from Leicester prefers to use smoke, fire and even
Marcus Dove's pieces are already getting attention from buyers
in Europe and closer to home, he's been commissioned to produce
a piece commemorating Doreen Lawrence's appointment
as Chancellor of De Montfort University.
The man with a burning desire to take the art world by storm. This is
Marcus Dove's explosive method of creating masterpieces. Using a
home-made missile launch the as well as fire and smoke. Why? He told me,
why not? Creation via destruction, that was my main aim and why not try
explosives, pyrotechnics? Marcus Dove is a difficult artist to
define. He'd decide -- describes himself as multidisciplinary and
while this work looks experimental, it is actually carefully planned. It
has grabbed the attention of buyers in Europe and this fine Art graduate
has already been commissioned to produce a piece commemorating Doreen
Lawrence's position. It is my most important piece. It made me step
back and think about what I am putting in the artwork. What is the
goal? The goal is to be one of the best up there. That is the goal, the
dream. And he is receiving support from his former university to
realise it. Judging by his ambition, Marcus Dove is going to be a big
hit. Amazing stuff. Imagine being his
neighbour. Right, it is the weather, will except the world alight?
No, there aren't really any fireworks in the weather but what a
phrase that day makes. Yesterday there was lots of cloud around, it
was very overcast but this morning, just a little bit mist here and
there, still some cloud lingering in places but then the mist started to
lift over the course of the day and by the end of this afternoon, we
were treated to his am absolutely lovely bright sunshine. So, what are
we due tomorrow? We start off on a bright note but then it. To cloud
over more as we go through the course of the afternoon. This is
what it looked like earlier on today. The cloud from yesterday
moved north and we were left with those sunny spells throughout this
afternoon. Looking at the details for the next few days, we still have
high pressure broadly in charge about whether so we are expecting
quite cloudy conditions over the weekend and it will be very cold at
times as well. Overnight tonight, variable amounts of cloud tonight.
Cloud, too. We expect Mr frog to form in the early hours as well. --
mist and fog. Do take care, we are expecting a hard frost tomorrow
morning. A bright start once the mist and fog has cleared but as we
go through the afternoon, we are expecting the cloud to started
filling. The best of the bonus tomorrow morning and very chilly. It
is a very similar picture as we go through to what Sunday. Quite
cloudy. A few brighter spells it and there but highs of around four
Celsius. With high-pressure staying in charge of the weather, it looks
as though it will stay that way into next week so whatever you are doing
this weekend, make sure you grab up warm because it will be chilly but
with a few spells of sunshine. You may remember last week we showed
you some beautiful pictures of starling mumurations
in Stoney Middleton in Derbyshire Peak District ?
well, it's happening The village of Cossington
in Leicestershire has also been hosting this wildlife spectacle,
and Bill Newsinger has taken It is lovely, isn't it? Lovely.
Permutations of murmurations. It is a big match, Forest against
Bristol City tomorrow. Yes, of course. Boris desperately
need a winds. They could be a new Chief Executive next week and a
manager. You've got your work cut out next week. Have a good weekend.
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