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And now the news for the East Midlands.
The ruling by the Supreme Court that Parliament should have a say
on triggering our exit from the European Union has been
welcomed by Conservative MPs Anna Soubry and Ken Clarke.
Mr Clarke, the Rushcliffe MP, said he didn't know why
the Government had bothered to pursue the case
And a wise judgment, which protects Parliamentary sovereignty -
that's the MP for Broxtowe's verdict.
Here's our political editor Tony Roe.
When the decision came from the Supreme Court,
Quick to react in the TV studios was Ken Clarke,
his Rushcliffe constituency was one of only two areas in the
East Midlands to vote remain in the EU referendum.
Well, it does restore parliamentary democracy.
I don't know why the Government has been
bothering to resist it, because they are going to win
What they're trying to do is minimise discussion.
Mr Clarke voting against Article 50 when the vote now comes.
Perhaps the only Tory to take that route.
The next row on the horizon is over MPs getting a chance
to debate the issues which will be negotiated over -
leaving the single market, leaving the customs union
and ending free movement of EU workers.
We've moved and abandoned that without even a debate in Parliament.
I think we should debate these things.
Parliament should be debating these things on
That's what we need to do now and have that vote on Article 50,
which we now will have by way of legislation.
Whatever politicians decide or even have a say on will
Businesses are desperately trying to plan for a number of
I was working with businesses only this morning in Derby,
talking about the different potential scenarios that they might
The good news is that they are in a strong position,
However, delay after delay, when it comes to really setting
out the kind of deal that we are going to
Brexit, isn't something that helpful.
John Mann, the Bassetlaw Labour MP, who was in favour of
leaving the EU, says the Supreme Court has been very
clear, so the Government must get on with it and put
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 among 38 people killed at a resort in 2015
Today, their daughter Donna Bradley told an inquest
in London that her parents wanted to relax in Tunisia
She said after the attack they will never be forgotten,
A Malaysian airline has denied any connection with the corruption
allegations surrounding Derby-based aero-engine maker Rolls Royce.
Last week, the company paid out a record ?670 million,
to settle a court case brought against them by the
It follows allegations they paid millions of dollars
The Malaysian based airline AirAsia has now denied any
Next, there's mounting anger over a decision to move stroke
rehabilitation services out of Nottingham City Hospital
Nottingham MP's have written to the Health Secretary demanding
answers, the Stroke Association says it has concerns and leading stroke
campaigner fears lives could be put at risk by the changes.
Our health Ccrrespondent is in the newsroom.
Rob Sissons, what is the thinking behind this change?
The commissioners, who control the local purse
strings, say they can deliver more high quality
rehabilitation in people's homes as they recover from a stroke.
At the moment, much of the physiotherapy
for Nottinghamshire patients is delivered in
I understand staff there are upset and confused
And are stroke Campaigners are unhappy too?
Yes, they say the devil is in the detail, which they insist
The Stroke Association is worried the care won't be as good.
Now Ossie Newall at the Park in Nottingahm is a stroke survivor.
He does daily exercises in the kitchen where he had his
This is a cost-driven exercise and it's got nothing
And I also feel it is a possibility that peoples' lives would
be put at risk because of where we're going in this.
I think this has been handled very, very badly.
Now Nottingham MP Graham Allen has been collecting comments from NHS
One says, "This is purely about saving money and not quality
Another, "It all sounds highly unsatisfactory."
Nottinghamshire Health Care Trust, which has been awarded
the ?1.5 million contract to provide the rehabilitation
stresses from April, insists it will be high quality it
will maximise independence and points out patients often
engage with therapy better in their own home.
No-one from the NHS organisations involved have been
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,
The Government has ruled that HS2 can't buy land which isn't needed
for the construction of the high speed rail line.
The move could make it more difficult for homeowners
on one side of New Tythe Street in Long Eaton to receive
That's despite some of them living just 40 metres from a proposed
new viaduct which will carry the high speed trains.
Their neighbours opposite whose homes are to be demolished
The parents of a young boy from Leicestershire with a severe
and progressive muscle-wasting disease have pledged to raise
Emma and Alex Hallam set up the charity Alex's Wish,
after their son was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
I'm Alex and I'm in my year six class and
we're doing maths, which is my favourite lesson.
Alex is a happy and popular ten-year-old.
He was diagnosed with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy
when he was four, a genetic disorder which mainly affects boys.
Gradually, it will rob his muscles of their strength.
It's, like, kind of annoying, because I can't run very fast.
And then I can't really carry as much stuff,
because I'm not as strong and it's just more difficult than it is with
There is no easy and certain living with Duchenne's.
It's life limiting, there is no cure.
As the condition takes hold, the more things
Alex won't be able to do
Little deaths that you won't be able to have the ability to used to
Then you will be able to have the ability to use your arms.
So, it's just a nonstop, constant decline.
So, Alex's parents have set up the charity Alex's Wish.
They've pledged to raise ?1 million by 2020
What were looking at doing at the moment is making
Duchenne a much more manageable condition.
To enable our boys to walk longer, to live more healthily
for as long as possible, to ultimately buy time for that cure.
A quick correction to our roles Royce story, that big fine is being
There are still a couple of areas where there is a bit of fork
There are still a couple of areas where there is a bit of fork around.
Temperatures are OK. Up at around five or 6 degrees are serious. Going
through to tonight, will expect to see some of the fog building back
into the picture again. Particularly over the southern parts. The further
north and west you are, not quite as many. Temperatures round at
freezing. Cold enough for the Met office to issue a couple of
warnings. The yellow one for a fog. The second one for ice. Both of
those lead to tricky driving conditions. That could affect your
rush hour drive tomorrow morning. Keep across your local BBC radio
stations for the latest on that. It largely dull and cloudy day. A
little bit of greatness. Dull and overcast, temperatures at five
Celsius. Mickey most of that, because look at Thursday and then
you are factoring in the wind chill and will feel like minus four
That's all from us on the lunchtime team.
Catch us at 6:30pm this evening for our next update.