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Mike Wooldridge, BBC News, Lahore. Good evening. Around 500 people
gathered in West Bromwich today to mark the 20 year anniversarx of the
genocide in Rwanda. At least 80 ,000 people died as the result of the
civil conflict there in just a few months. `` as a result. But today,
members of the Rwandan commtnity in the Midlands said it was tile to
look forward, as well as relembering the past. Audrey Dias reports. 0
years may seem like a long time .. But the pain is still fresh. Not
only for me, but all survivors. Appolinaire was 27 when he had to go
into hiding in the east province of Rwanda for fear of his life. He only
survived, to then move to Coventry ten years ago, because he w`s hidden
by the family of a grateful student. His mother, brother, sister and
father were all killed. Appolinaires' story is one of
hundreds that were shared hdre today, as people gathered to reflect
on the effects of the genochde. I've lost my uncles, aunties, cotsins and
friends I grew up with. When it started, I hid in a church. My
daughter was a baby. We survived the killing. A week later, we wdre
rescued by my brother. Todax's message may have come from the
Midlands, but they want the world to hear. If something like that
happened... One million died in 100 days... After one or two ye`rs, the
international community kept quiet. It could happen in a differdnt
country. A murder investigation's bedn
launched in Staffordshire after a man was found with a serious stab
wound in Stone. The 22`year`old died in the street on Whitemill Lane
early this morning. Officers found a weapon in the area and a 29`year`old
man has been arrested in connection with the death. Extra policd have
also been patrolling the neighbourhood to reassure rdsidents.
The Cheltenham borough councillor who made controversial commdnts
equating rape with the "inevitability" of new housd
building says she won't be standing for re`election in May. Barbara
Driver said she was sorry for the damage her comment had causdd and it
was now time to step back from public life.
Some great news for Wolves fans now ` after beating Crewe today they are
promoted to the Championship. Wolverhampton Wanderers enddd the
match two goals up, much to the delight of the thousands of fans
who'd travelled to support them Kevin Macdonald and David Edwards
were the scorers, with a go`l in each half. It's an exciting time.
That's what we want it to bd. It's a big achievement by the playdrs to do
this with four games to go. We want to build on this now, first by
getting the championship title if we can. We want to be excited, going
into this next year. Other results now. In the
Premiership, Aston Villa lost 1`0 away to Crystal Palace, while Stoke
City beat Newcastle 1`0 at home And there were goals aplenty at West
Bromwich Albion, where the latch against Tottenham ended in ` 3`
draw. In League One, just in case you
missed it earlier, Wolves won 2`0 at Crewe. But not such good news
elsewhere ` Port Vale went down 4`2 at Notts County, Coventry lost `0
away at Peterborough. Shrewsbury were beaten 2`1 at Tranmere and
Walsall went down 1`0 at hole to Bristol City.
In League Two, Cheltenham c`me away 1`1 with Exeter. But Burton Albion
lost 1`0 to Northampton. In the Conference, a 1`0 defeat for
Hereford against Gateshead. Kidderminster won 2`0, though,
against Welling. Tamworth lost `0 away to Southport ` sadly mdaning
Tamworth are relegated. And Nuneaton conceded three goals at Wrexham It
ended 3`0. And moving on to rugby ` it was
close but no wins for either of our teams in the Aviva Premiership.
Worcester lost 33`38 to Exeter while it was even tighter at Gloucester
where it ended 17`18 against Bath. Let's get the weather now whth Kaye
Forster. Good evening. We'vd had a fairly cloudy day today. A few spots
of rain as well. But it's all clearing now, which sets us up for a
decent day tomorrow. It will be dry and there will be a little sunshine.
The rain continues to spill its way southwards and the skies will clear.
It will be chilly tonight. Lows of three Celsius. Plenty of sunshine in
the morning. We are staying and dry into the afternoon. Temperatures
peak at around 15 Celsius. Midlands Today will be back with
more news at the same time tomorrow night. And I'll see you for
breakfast on Monday. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Goodbye.
We start with a look at the latest satellite sequence, because it shows
what has been going on over the last few hours. This band of cloud has
been slipping south across England and Wales. A bit of patchy rain to
come from that, but nothing of significance. Quite the story across
the north of Scotland . And some fairly frequent showers to the north
and west of Scotland. That is it by dawn. Most places will see clear
spells and it wouldn't turn -- it will turn cold, particularly in raw
areas. In the morning, one or two showers along the northern coast of
Ireland. But the south and east are doing well in the morning. Bright
and breezy across the north of England. A decent start to the day.
Further south, plenty more sunshine, although around some of
the hills, there might be missed and low cloud. For many places, it is a
decent day. It would be quite chilly for the start of the London
Marathon, but warm as you go into the afternoon. It