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And now the news for the East Midlands.
The family of a 14-year-old rape victim have been describing how
the teenager's life has been shattered by the attack.
Today, Kyle Parish who's now 19, was jailed for eight years.
The judge said he had an unhealthy fascination
The court heard that the rape took place in the early hours of
The girl, who was 14 years old at the time, was with a
group of friends who were camping out and drinking in a
Amongst that group was 17-year-old Kyle Parish.
The court heard that, during a moment when the
pair were together, Kyle Parish grabbed the girl against her will
Despite repeated screams and resistance from
Parish did plead guilty in September, and today, at Nottingham
Crown Court, Judge Rafferty sentenced him to five years in jail
and three years thereafter under supervision as part of an
The young girl who is now 15 years old was in court
this afternoon to hear the sentencing.
I spoke to her mother afterwards, who described how
devastating this has been for the family and that her daughter
In this interview, the mother's identity has been disguised.
It has totally destroyed it, totally.
You can be having a good day, and then the
littlest thing will take you back to that day.
When you hear those words come out of your child's mouth, you
What was your daughter like before this happened?
How have things changed in terms of her personality?
She just has a really low days, panic attacks.
Just not to the confident child she was before this attack happened.
You just know, for the rest of her life, when other
girls are talking about boys and things like that, how is she going
What did you make of the sentencing today?
They are not going to get away with it.
They prey on quiet girls who they think will
Just like you can get justice, and it is a long journey.
In sentencing, Judge Rafferty QC said to Parish, "The devastation is
not just for five minutes, five hours, five days,
And he said, "You have taken away from her the one thing
that matters to us all - the right to say yes or no."
Next, there's mounting anger over a decision to move stroke
rehabilitation services out of Nottingham City Hospital
MPs and campaigners believe it's risky for patients.
Rob Sissons, our health correspondent, has more.
A lot of stroke rehabilitation in Nottinghamshire is done in hospital
The plan now is to get more people where possible
But campaigners suspect it is about cost-cutting.
Ossie Newell from Nottingham is one of them.
Here he is doing exercises in the kitchen
He says care at home won't be as good as the current
This is a cost-driven exercise, and it has got nothing to
I also feel that there is a possibility that
people's lives would be put at risk because of where we are going
I think this has been handled very, very badly.
Nottingham North MP, Labour's Graham Allen, is demanding answers.
He has been collecting comments from NHS
The Stroke Association is also concerned, as
This will necessitate 30 stroke beds closing in Nottingham, and if you
need to stay in hospital a little bit longer than normal, over seven
days let's say, then you'll be put on a general ward, you will not get
the exclusive and expert attention that everybody now gets on
A ?1.5 million deal has been awarded to
Nottinghamshire Health Care to provide rehabilitation services
It says it will offer high-quality therapy that will
The Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Group says
the changes are about bringing county services in line with the
city and making them consistently excellent.
Both organisations told us no-one was available for
Police have charged a man in connection with the death
of a Nottinghamshire teenager last summer.
14-year-old Jack Archer died after his bike collided with a car
Steven Mills from Cotgrave has been charged with numerous offences,
including death by careless driving, and failing to stop
The 28-year-old is due in court next month.
The daughter of a couple from Leicester, who were shot
in a terrorist attack in Tunisia, has told an inquest they were
preparing to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Ray and Angela Fisher were killed by an Islamist gunman in 2015.
A peaceful unisian beach near the resort of
Sousse, turned into the scene of violent attack in June 2015.
Ray and Angela Fisher from Leicester were among them.
An eyewitness saw 75-year-old Ray shot twice as he sat in a
Today, their daughter, Donna Bradley, spoke at the inquest
She said they were relaxing and wanted to plan
In July 2015, their funeral took place at Saint Anne 's Parish
50 years earlier, at the same church, this is where they
The inquest in London has previously heard criticism of local
law enforcement who had been accused of delaying their arrival at the
A man has been charged with criminal damage,
after an East Midlands ambulance was vandalised in Leicester.
The vehicle's windscreen was smashed last week in the Highfields area.
24-year-old Josh Thacker, who lives on Conduit Street,
MPs from across the East Midlands have been reacting to the supreme
This morning, some of Britain's top judges ruled that ministers were not
allowed to invoke Article 50 without the approval of parliament.
The move to leave the EU will now be debated ahead
of a vote in Westminster, a decision that's been
I don't know why the Government has been bothering to resist it, because
they are going to win the Article 50 vote,
so what they're trying to is minimise discussion.
There are a lot of businesses and people whose jobs
are in Nottingham and around the East Midlands which are
That is why, in Parliament, we need to give Theresa May a nudge
in a very friendly way, just to make sure gets back on...
A quarter of wildlife sites in Derbyshire
They're defined as areas which contain a large variety
of plants or animals, and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust says,
if things don't change, these valuable habitats could be lost.
Derbyshire has some beautiful landscapes, but now some of them
25% of local wildlife sites in the county are in decline.
That is a problem, because it means they are losing the plants
There is a significant number of sites where
the management isn't as good as it needs to be in order
particularly the case in meadows and wetlands.
Local wildlife sites sit just below areas of special
scientific interest, but they don't enjoy anywhere
Landowners here can do whatever they like with the
site, cutting down trees or dumping rubbish, and they have no
That means everything living in this field is at the mercy of the person
This farmer working to maintain the land says it
is not as easy as people might expect.
Something like 60 different species of plant here, rushes and
grasses as well as wild flowers, and obviously this land could be
yielding more if it had more fertiliser and more muck applied.
It might not be an easy problem to solve, but
farmers and local wildlife experts hope they can do enough to protect
So, it's goodbye from me - but with your weather
As you go to because delight, we do have warnings in place. A yellow
warning for fog and also a yellow one device. Take care, there may be
tricky conditions. Talking of ice, we were sent this beautiful picture
of a fox on ice in Derbyshire. Thank you to our weather watchers. Through
the week, ice bars squeezing together, so we ice picking breezy
conditions for the second half of the week. Tonight we will see the
fog coming in from the south. Cloudy conditions as well, loads of around
0 Celsius. Particularly in the areas we will see Frost. Was tomorrow
morning, we will see a foggy start. It will lift and clear over the
course of the day. A grey and overcast picture with highs around
five Celsius. Possibility of some sunshine to the north. As we look
ahead to Thursday, very similar but it will be turning it in the cold
but highs of around one Celsius. I believe you with the Outlook. Wrap
up warm. That For all of us, it'll get colder and
then milder again come the weekend. This shot taken earlier by a weather
watcher in East Anglia. The fog becoming extensive over the next few
hours in many south-eastern parts of England.
Much, much milder, further north and west. Let's concentrate on that fog.
I think it is going to be a problem again