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And Theresa May has said she will publish her
A taxi driver from Leicester who told a man with a guide dog
it was against his religion to let the animal in his car has been
44-year-old Abandi Kassim, a Muslim, was filmed refusing to let the guide
Kassim today admitted breaking the law by refusing
He was fined ?470 at Leicester Magistrates' Court.
The whole incident was filmed on a camera phone when it happened.
Magistrates told Kassim he had a duty to carry the assistance dog
when its owner Charles Bloch asked him to and he should have
Only drivers with an approved medical exemption are allowed
After the court case, our reporter, Simon Ward,
What have you got to say? I apologise to him. I didn't get a
chance to apologise to him. I didn't get a chance to tell him I wasn't
trained because there was attacked. You said it was because of your
Muslim religion. I was confused because I was scared of the dog. I
didn't know the difference between a normal dog and a guide dog. But it's
your duty as a taxi driver to comply with the law and to be aware of
this. It was a mistake. I made a mistake but for me it was out of a
lack of training. Parents are holding a protest
outside Derby City Council house this lunchtime against the ongoing
dispute between school support staff Teaching assistants have been
striking in recent months over changes to their contracts,
which has led to some losing Our reporter, Navtej Johal,
has sent us this report. This dispute has been rumbling on
fire over a year. But over the last few months will support staff have
been showing their frustration by increasingly going on strike. The
impact the strikes have had has been felt by parents and children. Many
of them unexpected here later this afternoon to demand an end to the
dispute. I've been speaking to one of them, Jemma Walker, whose son
George has won syndrome and is has only attended four full days of
school so far this month as a result of the strikes. Then we'll hear from
the council about how it feels this issue can be resolved. Who could
take a 25% pay cut? The focus now needs to be on the children and they
need to resolve it one way or another. It is getting to a point
where it isn't fair. It's not fair any more. It's been going on so long
and the only way we're going to end this dispute it by calling of the
strikes. Continuing industrial action is not the answer. The answer
is to come back to the table and set down and talk to us to understand
the financial constraints we are under as an authority and sit with
us and work with us on a school by school basis to find a solution that
works. We will have more on this story tonight at 6:30pm.
A 90-year-old man has gone on trial accused of historical sex
crimes at an approved school in Nottinghamshire.
Dennis Young denies committing a string of offences
against a boy he was teaching at Skegby Hall near Mansfield.
Nottingham Crown Court's been told that it began
almost sixty years ago, when the pupil was ten years old.
The prosecution case is expected to unfold this afternoon.
A mother has been speaking for the first time about the loss
of her son, who was fatally stabbed by his girlfriend in
Emma Jayne-Magson was jailed for life for murdering James Knight.
Now, his mother, Trish, says she's determined that some good
In the early hours of Easter Sunday last March neighbours
on Sylvan Street in Leicester were woken by a drunken
It ended with 26-year-old James Knight being stabbed
His girlfriend, Emma Jane-Magson, claimed he'd been fighting
with bouncers, but she murdered him with a steak knife and then over
half an hour later calmly phoned the emergency services.
My boyfriend is here and he is making weird noises.
James, I've got the ambulance on the phone.
Please just turn around so I know what's up with you.
That call still haunts James' mother.
They said in court that you can hear James' last breaths on that phone
She doesn't mention that he's been stabbed.
The paramedic says there will be a delay and she just says,
It might take a while so I do apologise.
Trish is determined that James, who had two young
daughters from a previous relationship, isn't forgotten.
She is in the Leicester anti-knife project and along with family
and friends is helping put on a football tournament next
month to raise money for a cause dear to them.
We want to do something good in his name and we've gone
James himself was born prematurely and was cared for by the unit.
His mother says her son's death is like a dream she just
wants to wake up from, but one that will never end.
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales,
Prince Charles has been making various stops through the city
and county and even found time for a spot of shopping.
He will conclude his trip at the Mountsorrel Railway shortly.
Alex Howick has a round-up of his morning so far.
The glimpse for the Royal patron into how is charity is changing
lives. His Royal Highness began his visit at the city of Leicester
College to meet young people taking part in the Princes trust programmes
helping them to get on in education. A little later accompanied by the
city mayor and MP Liz Kendall Prince Charles came to West code library on
another road. It was named the most multicultural street in the UK last
year. There he was told how people use the library as a hub for the
community and was presented with a hamper from shopkeepers along the
street which houses 23 different nationalities. Finally Prince
Charles will visit the restored Mount sorrow really in Heritage
Centre after a morning meeting the children his charity has helped
inspire. Time for the weather.
Here's Charlie. Good afternoon. A pleasant afternoon
as well and a good deal of blue sky and sunshine around. This area of
cloud is slowly making its way from the South so as we go through the
afternoon it will gradually start to cloud over. The further north and
west you are the longer you hang on to the blue sky. Temperatures
getting up to around 6 degrees. That still feels chilly but this time
tomorrow you will look back to those halcyon days of 6 degrees with
fondness. First of all tonight, it will be cold. Not so much fog around
the night but the temperatures really chilly. Add in the
countryside possibly as low as minus four. Thursday a generally dry but
cloudy day but a bitterly cold day. A chilly north-easterly wind so your
temperatures are around freezing or one Celsius. This wind coming of the
continent which is very cold at this time of year. As the daytime comes
tomorrow it will feel -4 -5 so freezing cold day on Thursday and
temperatures down at around -4 minus five.
Join Anne and Dominic for East Midlands Today at 6.30pm.
Should've seen Hillary's face. She was stood there with Bill.
Because she's going to an event to celebrate
a job that she didn't get and the person closest to her, to reassure
her, to tell her it's going to be OK,
is a person who's already had that job.
Yeah. She must be thinking, "Where can I go?"