04/01/2017 East Midlands Today


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS


04/01/2017

The latest news, sport and weather for the East Midlands.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 04/01/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

And now the news for the East Midlands.

:00:10.:00:11.

Concerns have been raised that the Government is failing

:00:12.:00:18.

to follow its own guidelines by creating a new garden village

:00:19.:00:21.

A local councillor says the planned area for Inifinity Garden Village

:00:22.:00:27.

on the outskirts of Derby doesn't meet the criteria set out

:00:28.:00:30.

by ministers, casting doubts on the development.

:00:31.:00:36.

At least 2,000 homes are planned to be built on this land,

:00:37.:00:42.

creating what the Government has named Infinity Garden Village.

:00:43.:00:45.

Garden villages are one of the ways it is trying to ease

:00:46.:00:47.

This one, off the A50 between Sinfin and Stenson fields,

:00:48.:01:01.

But one local councillor says the Government has already failed

:01:02.:01:12.

to meet its criteria for what a Garden

:01:13.:01:14.

Village is supposed to be, by choosing this site.

:01:15.:01:18.

All of the new housing built at the northern end will be facing

:01:19.:01:24.

over more than a mile existing houses.

:01:25.:01:25.

They're going to pretend that that is somehow

:01:26.:01:27.

It doesn't meet the criteria on that ground, and it doesn't meet the one

:01:28.:01:32.

Not a blade of grass around here is in public ownership.

:01:33.:01:36.

And they say it should be brownfield land.

:01:37.:01:38.

Well, again, this has been farmed for time immemorial.

:01:39.:01:40.

The plans have also received a mixed reaction

:01:41.:01:42.

We are going to lose all the countryside.

:01:43.:01:48.

It is going to be overcrowded, a busy road.

:01:49.:01:50.

Our aim is to provide quality homes. We need quality homes for people to

:01:51.:02:09.

live in who are going to support industry.

:02:10.:02:16.

been defended as being essential for the area's workforce.

:02:17.:02:21.

The project to build these homes is expected to begin

:02:22.:02:24.

With work on 130 homes already confirmed set to start

:02:25.:02:27.

A Leicestershire-based holiday company has stopped trading, leaving

:02:28.:02:30.

The closure of All Leisure Group, based in Market Harborough,

:02:31.:02:34.

has caused the Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery lines

:02:35.:02:36.

The Civil Aviation Authority is now working to bring back four hundred

:02:37.:02:40.

The Civil Aviation Authority is now working to bring back 400

:02:41.:02:43.

7,000 future bookings have also been cancelled.

:02:44.:02:46.

A man died trying to save a teenager who had fallen into a slurry tanker

:02:47.:02:50.

on a Leicestershire farm three days before Christmas.

:02:51.:02:52.

An inquest has been told 35-year-old Gavin Rawson was attempting

:02:53.:02:55.

to rescue 19-year-old Nathan Walker, who also died at the farm

:02:56.:02:57.

in Normanton near Bottesford last month.

:02:58.:03:00.

Inquests into both deaths have been adjourned.

:03:01.:03:04.

Officers are still awaiting the results of post mortem

:03:05.:03:07.

A Leicester primary school has been forced to shut for two days

:03:08.:03:13.

after dozens of windows and glass roof panels were smashed.

:03:14.:03:17.

Police say two 11-year-old boys have been arrested

:03:18.:03:19.

It has meant a late start to the New Year for staff and pupils

:03:20.:03:25.

Clearing up is going on here at Braunstone Community Primary School.

:03:26.:03:34.

Many of the windows in the school were smashed, as were some

:03:35.:03:42.

of the canopies that go around the outside.

:03:43.:03:43.

And this general outside area that we are in now

:03:44.:03:46.

Not the best start to a term for you?

:03:47.:03:51.

I received a phone call on Monday that the school had been vandalised

:03:52.:03:59.

and there was extensive damage that was caused to various

:04:00.:04:01.

Safety is very important because the broken glass alone

:04:02.:04:09.

Doors and windows have been smashed, as well as other resources and toys

:04:10.:04:16.

When do you think the school will reopen fully to the students?

:04:17.:04:20.

The children should have come back today.

:04:21.:04:22.

Staff have come in today, they have worked really hard

:04:23.:04:25.

on making sure that everything is ready for the children

:04:26.:04:31.

and they will return hopefully tomorrow morning.

:04:32.:04:32.

We will have more on this tonight at 6:30pm.

:04:33.:04:40.

Families living near a new waste treatment centre say

:04:41.:04:43.

they are alarmed at plans to increase the amount of rubbish

:04:44.:04:46.

An incinerator is due to open at Sinfin in Derby later this year.

:04:47.:04:53.

Campaigners say they have not been consulted properly

:04:54.:04:55.

They made their message clear from the beginning,

:04:56.:05:08.

but the campaigners failed to dissuade the City Council not

:05:09.:05:10.

In 2013, a permit was granted for a new incinerator at Sinfin,

:05:11.:05:18.

which will burn 140,000 tonnes of waste every year.

:05:19.:05:20.

But now the company behind the scheme wants to increase that

:05:21.:05:22.

Derby has already been told by the Government it needs to do

:05:23.:05:30.

more to improve air quality, to make sure it doesn't

:05:31.:05:32.

DEFRA have just targeted Derby directly in relation to air quality.

:05:33.:05:37.

This plant is going to reduce air quality.

:05:38.:05:39.

Therefore, any increase in combustion brings

:05:40.:05:43.

Me being a local resident, I find that concerning.

:05:44.:05:58.

The owners of the plant say they have applied to increase capacity

:05:59.:06:10.

and they will monitor air quality at the site.

:06:11.:06:16.

Consultation on the proposals ends on 20 January.

:06:17.:06:18.

The parents of a man who died from leukaemia are urging more sixth

:06:19.:06:21.

form colleges to host potentially life-saving donor

:06:22.:06:23.

Keith and Kay Sudbury are continuing a campaign started

:06:24.:06:26.

to educate young people about the benefits of becoming a donor.

:06:27.:06:33.

Parents Keith and Kay Sudbury proudly continue the campaign

:06:34.:06:35.

The journalist died from leukaemia in 2008, but he has left

:06:36.:06:39.

His wish was beautiful in its simplicity.

:06:40.:06:44.

He wanted every 16-18-year-old in the country to be taught

:06:45.:06:46.

the facts about blood, stem cell and organ donation.

:06:47.:06:48.

The couple from Paignton in Nottinghamshire founded register

:06:49.:06:54.

and be a life-saver information sessions, which are now held

:06:55.:06:57.

Over six years, 18,000 youngsters have joined the stem cell register.

:06:58.:07:07.

Regular sessions have been held at Bilborough College,

:07:08.:07:09.

Three youngsters here have even become bone marrow donors.

:07:10.:07:17.

Even if they don't all sign up, they talk about it to their friends,

:07:18.:07:20.

they take that message off to work and to university.

:07:21.:07:22.

And the wider effect as well as the almost 700 students

:07:23.:07:25.

that we've put on the register ourselves which is important.

:07:26.:07:27.

And now the drive continues, to encourage more schools

:07:28.:07:30.

In the Midlands region, we are already in over 100 schools.

:07:31.:07:34.

But nationally, throughout the whole country, we are now in 800 schools,

:07:35.:07:40.

which is a fantastic number of schools, but if anyone

:07:41.:07:42.

is listening to this who would like us to come in,

:07:43.:07:46.

then contact Anthony Nolan and they will get us into you.

:07:47.:07:49.

The more people that join the register, the more

:07:50.:07:58.

And it's brightening up after a very gloomy start.

:07:59.:08:08.

Be dark -- very dark due to the weather front sinking southwards.

:08:09.:08:18.

Beautifully captured in this photograph. It has been gradually

:08:19.:08:22.

breaking up over the last hour. We should start to see brighter skies

:08:23.:08:27.

into the afternoon. At temperature across our region of 7 degrees. A

:08:28.:08:32.

very cold night tonight, with light winds. Holding onto clear skies into

:08:33.:08:38.

the early hours. Temperatures since starting to drop overnight.

:08:39.:08:49.

Widespread frost. These temperatures are for towns and cities. In rural

:08:50.:08:52.

areas, we could get as low as minus six degrees overnight. Quite a hard

:08:53.:08:55.

frost for us first thing tomorrow morning. Nice and white. And icy

:08:56.:09:02.

start for everybody. Cold be, but one of those winter days which

:09:03.:09:08.

remains quite bright with blue skies. Temperatures will struggle.

:09:09.:09:13.

Some rain to come on Friday. A very different day. Temperatures

:09:14.:09:15.

gradually increasing over the weekend. High pressure is with us,

:09:16.:09:19.

but it will be quite cloudy. From the lunchtime team, goodbye.

:09:20.:09:22.

Have a great afternoon. Panorama investigates

:09:23.:09:42.

the deadly terrorist attack and should British tourists

:09:43.:09:45.

have been warned about the risks? We're looking for someone

:09:46.:10:01.

who can sing, someone who can move. Someone who can keep an audience

:10:02.:10:05.

on the edge of their seat. Something like this

:10:06.:10:07.

could change my life. When you're born to perform,

:10:08.:10:23.

Let It Shine...

:10:24.:10:27.