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


A parliamentary petition against the closure of the region's


children's heart surgery unit ends at midnight.


Meanwhile, campaigners say they're furious the official


NHS England consultation, originally due to start in December,


Our health correspondent Rob Sissons reports.


Stephen was born with only half a normal functioning heart.


Surgery at the Glenfield Hospital saved his life.


Now the 15-year-old and his family are campaigning to keep


children's heart surgery in Leicester, but they're very


frustrated the formal public consultation process


It really is playing with people's lives,


both the staff, the patients, their families


People like me might not have the support and their parents


won't have the support if they have to go further away


NHS England suggested closure because it says the service


It still hasn't announced a date for consultation to start


but previously said it would be in the New Year.


Delay and uncertainty is stressful for staff at the heart unit


But there's also pressure on NHS England to make sure


that the consultation, when it does happen,


is robust because if there are any holes in it, there could be


legal challenges and that would mean even more delay.


A man from Derbyshire's one of two charged with a murder in Yorkshire.


Police say Darren Moorhouse died from a stab wound on Wednesday.


Dale Dwyer from Buxton, and a man from Halifax,


will appear at magistrates tomorrow charged with his murder.


A man's been charged with an attack on a teenager,


that's left him in a serious condition in hospital this weekend.


It happened in Stoney Street in Nottingham early yesterday.


Tom Beech from Cropwell Bishop will appear before magistrates tomorrow


charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, two counts of assault


A volunteer project that helps people grow healthy food has been


Leicestershire County Council has given ?30,000


to The Braunstone Foundation charity - also known as B-inspired.


A cold winter day in Enderby, but that doesn't stop


This is the Growing Communities Together Project,


where local people grow healthy, organic food.


It's nice when you plant something and to see it grow


and then you're digging it up and then giving it


And now the project has been boosted by a


?30,000 Shire community grant from the county council.


It will help the charity develop land to grow its produce


which will be supplied through a food share scheme.


Profits from the scheme will be ploughed back


into the charity which focuses on improving the lives of people


We'll go out into the wider community to do


chutney workshops or jam making or a pastry making and it's a way of


showing people that they can do things and even if they don't want


to come to the farm to get engaged with the actual physical growing,


they can still learn skills and techniques.


Back at the allotment, the hard work continues.


The cash boost, they say, will mean even


greater benefits for local people and the environment.


The Vulcan bomber, restored in Bruntingthorpe,


It made it's last flight in 2015, before moving


Now the lease on its hangar has run out, it's being mothballed


while money's raised to build a new visitor centre for it.


14 of the 22 staff caring for it have also been laid off.


an 11th defeat of the season for Leicester.


A bad weekend too for Nottingham Panthers.


Then drew 2-2 with Fife in full time tonight,


High pressure in charge of our weather as we move


through the next few days, so it is quite a settled picture.


We do have the risk of seeing a bit of fog


That could be quite dense and a few patches of


Temperatures falling to an overnight low of around minus one Celsius


so a chilly start to the day tomorrow.


That fog could be quite persistent and slow to clear.


One or two patches lasting through the day.


But where you are out of the fog, we will see some sunny spells.


Temperatures reaching a maximum of five or six Celsius, so it really


will be feeling cold despite the sunshine.


And there's a similar day as we move into Tuesday.


The chance of seeing some fog first thing, then


a little bit of brightness into the afternoon.


Your next update from us is in BBC Breakfast tomorrow.


For now, from the weekenders here, goodbye.


Good evening. If you are dreading the trudge back to work in the


morning I'm not going to help matters. There is the prospect of


nasty, freezing fog over the next couple of days. Quite localised but


tricky out there on the


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