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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.
First tonight - one of the region's A departments has become the first
in the NHS to have a dedicated team dealing with Sepsis cases.
The blood-borne infection kills more people in the UK than breast,
Following criticism from the Care Quality Commission
in 2015 that Leicester wasn't dealing with sepsis patients
quickly enough, it's now installed a specialist team.
Our health correspondent Rob Sissons has more on this.
In Leicester, they see typically between eight and 15 new cases
Sepsis is where the body's immune system, fighting an infection,
Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition.
It can happen to anyone with an infection of any kind.
Cases can be complicated, hard to spot.
Sometimes the symptoms seem like flu.
The causes, though, are simple enough.
It can be a simple chest infection, a skin infection, gastroenteritis.
Intravenous antibiotics are needed, and fast.
The aim in A is to identify more cases sooner.
That's where this new special team comes in in Leicester,
with life-saving kit at their fingertips.
In here is everything we need for the treatment
So we have our antibiotics, we have our culture packs,
we have our fluid and we have our blood bottles that we have if we
It about spotting sepsis quickly, it's about getting the treatment
of antibiotics, fluids, into patients within an hour
and it is about ensuring those patients that are not doing so well,
that they get expert care further on into the hospital.
The programme has been developed from concern about sepsis management
in the NHS as a whole. At the end of the team's first week
in A, they seem more Some patients do get worse and do
require intensive care support. Somewhere between ten and 20%
of patients that come in with life-threatening
sepsis don't survive. Everywhere, the NHS is trying to do
better when it comes to sepsis. Demolition teams moved in today
to take down a building at the centre of a run of fires
Leicester. In the latest blaze,
it saw damage to neighbouring properties and a fleet
of nearby cars. It's been part of Leicester's
skyline for over 100 years. This building once
housed Corah Knitwear. In its heyday, it was considered
to be one of the world's greatest manufacturers of its kind but less
than 48 hours ago, in the early hours of Thursday morning,
a huge fire all but destroyed it. At its height, the flames
were so intense they spread to another building and caused
damage to dozens of We still haven't been able
to identify whether anybody was in the building at the time
of the fire. We do know it was a building
that was sometimes used by rough sleepers, so we are still working
with the police to identify whether anybody was in the building
at the time of the fire. Today, fire safety officers have
been visiting neighbouring businesses to give them advice
on how to protect their buildings. If I just give you this bit
of information from the fire service, just giving some advice
for you to follow. It's the seventh time the former
factory's been targeted in just two years and it's causing concern
for other owners on this site. We should all get together and come
to the bottom of this, make sure these sorts of things
don't happen, because it's affecting business throughout and putting up
insurance premiums as well, The investigation is complete, they
are treating it as arson. A 19-year-old man's in a critical
condition in hospital Officers were called
to Aikman Avenue in the New Parks area of the city last night,
following reports of a fight. Five men have been arrested
in connection with the incident. Police are appealing for any
witnesses to get in touch with them. A jury deciding verdicts on six men
accused of running a scam involving deliberate car crashes in Derbyshire
have been sent home for the weekend. It will return on Monday to consider
evidence against the men, who are accused of making hundreds
of thousands of pounds in insurance claims after targeting mainly older
and lone women drivers. Dharminder Nagra was the director
of the company that managed There's been a big rise
in the number of Land Rover Defender Production of the model came
to an end early last year. New figures from the insurance
company, NFU Mutual show they had almost one claim a week for stolen
Defenders last year - almost twice as many
as the year before. One dairy farmer near Melton Mowbray
has lost six Defenders Very cross. We rely on it on a daily
basis, especially in the summer, part of our livelihood. There is a
huge market across the world for Land Rovers and the parts and
because they are no longer made prices are going up and really
owners of land Rovers -- land Rovers are having to take huge care so they
come down in the morning and find it is still on the drive.
Tonight, saw Light Night returned to Nottingham.
It's the tenth time the festival's been held.
The one night event sees light displays and installations
There's also been free entry to Nottingham Castle,
live music and street markets to enjoy.
It is designed to change the feel of the city on a Friday night. You
normally get groups of young people going to the bars but this brings
grandparents and parents and children in and gets them to carry
lanterns and enjoy themselves and changes the nature. Young people can
join in too. Great for the whole family.
Light snow showers, I nearly called you Dominic! We are going to see
snow showers coming in, coming from the North Sea. We did have a light
dusting of snow first thing this morning, this picture taken by a
weather watcher. Later this afternoon, brightness started to
break through. A mixture today, bitterly cold outside and a cold
night tonight. The showers are all ready coming in across the East
Midlands producing light snow and a mixture of rain, sleet and snow but
we could see ice on untreated surfaces and showers continue
westwards into the early part of tomorrow morning. A bitterly cold
start the day, the showers still present working westwards and
gradually they convert back to rain into the afternoon. It is going to
be a cold day on Saturday, a damp day and temperatures no higher for
Celsius. From Saturday night, early Sunday, further showers coming in on
the breeze, they could turn to snow on higher ground for the Peak
District. The outlook and Louise Lear has
exception to that rule probably over the hills where again there