BREAKING NEWS: Ilkeston Carnival 2012 is cancelled

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Tomorrow’s Ilkeston Carnival has been cancelled by the council because the showground at the Rutland Rec’ is too wet.

It is thought to be the first time the carnival has been cancelled in the 15 years the Ilkeston Lions fundraising group has organised it.

The move is set to leave hundreds of townsfolk, who were looking forward to the annual event, devastated.

Lion Wendy Thurlby told the ‘Tiser this morning it was ‘sad’ but unavoidable, and that it was unlikely the event could be rescheduled this year

The parade up Bath Street has also been cancelled.

More updates to follow.