12/03/2017 East Midlands Today

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With the news now for the East Midlands, I'm Jim Davis.


We start with breaking football news.


Derby County have sacked their manager Steve McClaren


following what they describe as a decline in results,


The former England boss had been in the job for just five months.


This result was the final straw for the owner.


A 3-0 defeat at Brighton, the final game for Steve McClaren.


The club statement pulls no punches, describing the all-round


decline as "Significant, unexpected and persistent."


Owner, Mel Morris, said, "Friday's performance was so far


"from what we expect from those wearing the Derby County shirt."


Steve McClaren entered his second spell as Derby County


manager last October, but a promising start disintegrated.


He was sacked tonight along with his assistant


Derby are now searching for their fifth manager in 15


months, and expect to make an announcement in relation


Mark Shardlow, BBC East Midlands Today.


Meanwhile, Craig Shakespeare has been appointed as manager


of Leicester City until the end of the season.


He's been caretaking since Claudio Ranieri


Shakespeare is currently preparing to host Sevilla in the second leg


of their last 16 Champions League tie on Tuesday evening.


Four cyclists have been injured, two of them critically,


after being involved in a collision with a car in Leicestershire.


It happened near Eastwell, north of Melton Mowbray,


Police say two of the riders were taken to Nottingham's


Queen's Medical Centre with serious injuries.


Another suffered a broken leg, while a fourth had minor injuries.


The road has been closed for much of the day.


The driver of the car was questioned at the scene.


Police investigating the disappearance of


Madeleine McCann have been granted ?85,000 to extend the search


Madeleine, from Rothley in Leicestershire, disappeared


from her family's holiday apartment in Portugal almost 10 years ago.


The extra funding has been earmarked for operational costs.


Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann,


have vowed to never give up hope" of finding their daughter.


Around 700 shops and local organisations have signed up to be


part of Leicester's first Business Improvement


It's hoped the plan will provide a big boost for the city centre,


currently the only one in the country without


This chocolatier trades at the heart of Leicester,


benefiting from the city's vibrant retail scene, but now,


he's part of a group looking to boost business for traders


We're at the top of our game at the moment, we've got a fantastic


arts and culture scene, we've got businesses


coming into the city, and actually we need to build


on that momentum, and a BID will help that happen.


But the scheme would mean local businesses within a certain radius


paying around a 1% tax on their rateable value.


That contribution will help generate about ?3 million to promote growth.


We are the businesses, we put money in, we get


to say where it's spent and what we want to


It's nothing to do with the council -


its purely for the businesses, by the businesses.


I think the crucial thing to point out is that it's levy,


I think the crucial thing to point out is that it's a levy,


The businesses get to decide exactly how this money will be spent.


Firms in the proposed area will be balloted


If the majority of them vote in favour, Leicester could get


its Business Improvement District in place by early next year.


Sumeer Kalyani, BBC East Midlands Today, Leicester.


More than 80 veterans have joined a new breakfast


club in Loughborough, which aims to help past and present


The monthly get-together was the idea of local Army


She says more needs to be done to combat loneliness and isolation,


and to celebrate the bonds that service personnel have.


With a look ahead to tonight and the start of a new week's


Well, we've had a mixture of a few sunny spells and some showers over


the course of this weekend, but we've got high pressure


building for the start of the new working week,


so we are expecting more settled conditions on the way.


Looking at the detail overnight tonight, variable amounts of cloud,


mostly dry, and lows of around four degrees Celsius there.


And as we go through towards tomorrow morning,


we are expecting to start on a bright and at times sunny note.


It will be feeling rather springlike with temperatures


at around 13 degrees Celsius, perhaps even a touch milder


than that in the sunshine, but that cloud will spill


in from the north-west over the course of the day.


I'll leave you with the outlook - we're sticking with those settled


conditions and a mixture of sunshine and the odd shower.


We'll be back during BBC Breakfast from 6am.


But from all of us here, have a good night.


Good evening. For many places it was a fairly cloudy day on suspend but


there was sunshine for western areas during the afternoon, and here are


the clear skies at sunset in Northern Ireland. Thanks to weather


watcher Robin for this picture, those clear skies have been making


their way further east ward. Temperatures are dropping away, we


have seen temperatures of freezing in parts of Northern Ireland. More


cloud rolling in during the latter part of the night but towns and


cities down the five and six m the countryside many of us will see the


temperatures a degree or so above freezing, so a slight touch of frost


across the rural parts of England