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This is East Midlands Today. Tonight, a coroner condemned as the

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catalogue of failures that amounted to neglect.

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19-year-old testy killed herself after absconding from a psychiatric

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unit -- 19-year-old Kirsty. It is very upsetting to know that she may

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be alive. I am at East Midlands Airport

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looking at the government's security restrictions on the parcel

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company UPS. After the last billion pounds

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contract, it demands for the PM to explain. Absolutely devastating

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that the city has lost his contract. I am puzzled and bewildered about

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wide. And an amazing tropical wander

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Good evening. First, the neglect that contributed to the death of a

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teenage mental health patients. A A coroner detailed a whole series

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of failings today by the NHS that played a part in Kirsty Brookes

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taking her own life. Her father has said that his beautiful daughter

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had been badly let down. Kirsty Brookes might still be alive

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today if procedures and protocols had only been followed. She was

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supposed to be looked after at Leicester's Bradgate Unit but she

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was not properly supervised. There was poor communication between

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staff and almost a year to be based in she absconded from the unit and

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took their own life, it is all very difficult for her family.

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needed help. She did not quite get the help that she required.

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coroner outlined a series of failings. She recorded a verdict

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that Kirsty Brookes took her own life in part due to neglect. She

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said she was still concerned about staffing levels at the unit and

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would be writing to the NHS trust involved. All I could have hoped

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for, that any other family and suffering with a friend or relative

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will benefit from the outcome of this. Kirsty's family know she got

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out of the psychiatric unit because of a design flaw on a garden gate.

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It has now been changed and security fencing increased. Police

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were alerted when she vanished but the risk was not braided properly.

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She was found dead near a shopping centre the next day. The NHS says

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that changes have been made on the ward. It was a brand new unit with

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only 18 beds. We have bench marked our staffing numbers against

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national standards. We have introduced matrons. As the coroner

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has highlighted, we still may have problems in relation to responding

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to a more immediate needs. We propose to look at that. Kirsty's

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father paid a moving tribute to his daughters. Beautiful, a gem of a

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person. Behind, -- kind, considerate. Kirsty's passion was

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dance and a Leicester studio has been named in her memory.

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We had in the report that there are concerns about the level of

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staffing. When will that be addressed? Following the very sad

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tragedy involving someone so young, you can only imagine what a

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priority it is to try and sort these things out. I think it will

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be sorted out. The letter has yet to arrive with the NHS from the

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coroner. When it comes to staffing, it is when the patient's

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vulnerability changes that they need to change the staffing levels.

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That is taking place against pressures within the NHS. I am

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pretty sure it will be sorted out as soon as possible. Thank you very

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much. Next, the government has stopped

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the air freight carrier UPS from screening cargo at some of its

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sites because it security arrangements are not up to scratch.

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Last year, the so-called ink cartridge bombs were found at the

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company's facilities at East Midlands Airport.

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I stood in this very spot last October during what was an

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extraordinary security breach. After the police operating on a tip

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off from the Saudi authorities removed A-bomb from a UPS flight

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that had landed at East Midlands Airport from start a Department of

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Transport have confirmed that they have restricted the number of sites

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in the UK at which UPS are permitted to screen it air cargo

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until they say they are satisfied that current security requirements

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are met. The company says that it has come

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about after a scheduled audit. They saved that as a result of that,

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some of their facilities have been taken off-line. They say that a

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direct result is that some of their packages will be delayed although

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they have contingency plans to put the screening the through a third

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party at some facilities. The detail is still fairly sketchy. For

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security reasons, neither the Department for Transport or UPS

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will tell us exactly which locations these restrictions apply

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to. Certainly, they are ongoing. The Department for Transport says

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that their prime objective is to ensure that passengers are safe. Of

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course, this all comes after a new security measures regarding air

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freight came into force in November last year, which followed on from

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the investigation after the suspect package was found at East Midlands

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Airport. UPS says that they have their contingency plans in place

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and they are working with the Department for Transport to meet

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their security demands and they hope it will be business as normal

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early next week. Sally will be along later turning

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the air blue. The weather is definitely turning a deeper shade

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of blue as we go through the next few hours. It is wet, windy, I will

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City leaders are demanding an urgent meeting with the Prime

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Minister after a Derby firm failed to win a massive railway order.

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Bombardier had hoped to secure the wonder of �4 billion deal by

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yesterday lost out to the German company Siemens. As a sandcastle

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leaders in the City are angry and are demanding to know why they lost

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the deal -- business and council leaders. We will immediately tried

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to meet with the Prime Minister... Derby City Council leader Philip

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Hickson talking on BBC radio this morning. Like many others in Derby,

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he is outraged that a billion pound plus order for new trains for the

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North South Thameslink route through London has not gone to

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Bombardier, Britain's only remaining train maker. It is so

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serious that only a meeting with David Cameron will do in my view.

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It is amazing how 90% of trains operating in Germany are built in

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Germany. 91% in Spain, and 100% of French operating trains are built

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in France. You have got to wonder how this goes along with the Prime

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Minister's rebalancing of the UK economy. There are some questions

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to be asked. Rail historian George Revill says that uncertainty now

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hangs over the future of the carriage works in Derby just as

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rail travel worldwide is expanding. Rail is becoming a much more

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popular form of transport. It seems to me a great shame that Derby

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would lose its stake in what should be a very prosperous future.

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Siemens, the Thames in a preferred bidder, say they will prefer --

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they will create work across the UK. We will create 2000 jobs in the UK

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around which one doesn't 400 will be beak for the ongoing maintenance

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of the trains. Around 600 will be in the supply chain. Back in Derby,

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business and council leaders hope that to let signs do not go up on

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Bombardier. They hope that it will be able to keep going until they

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can bid for the next big contract in 2013 for CrossRail.

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In other news, police were called to Leicester General Hospital this

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morning after reports of an armed man at the site. A member of the

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public called the police at 8:45am and reported seeing a man with a

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firearm. Police spent much of the morning searching buildings on

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Gwendolen Road. The search was called off at lunchtime.

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A driver who seriously injured a 23-year-old woman in a hit and run

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permission has been jailed. Rohan Bingham from Bestwood crashed into

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Clare Carver 1 Derby Road last November. He pleaded guilty to five

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charges that has been jailed for 164 days. Clare Carver remains in

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hospital. The Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen

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has been back on constituency business today after an allegation

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against him of sexual assault was dropped. The North West

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Leicestershire MP was visiting students at Stephenson's College in

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Coalville for World Skills Week. Yesterday police in London

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confirmed he would face no further action over a 29-year-old woman's

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allegations which she had always vigorously denied. I am really

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pleased to be back in North West Leicestershire on constituency work

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after a week which has been extremely difficult and an

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unwarranted distraction from my work as an MP. It has not been the

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best week of my life, extremely stressful, but with the support of

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constituents, friends and colleagues, we have got through it.

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More on the financial crisis facing Leicester's hospitals. The chief

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executive has suggested that big Trust's financial position is so

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big that staff might not get paid. He warns that salaries could fail

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to reach pay packets as early as August or September. The Trust is

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aiming to lose hundreds of posts to balance its books.

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If it costs millions of pounds every week to run the hospitals in

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Leicester but according to a leaked email by the chief executive of the

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University Hospitals NHS Trust, they are running out of money.

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overshoot on our income and expenditure lies somewhere between

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5 million and �6 million. That can only be described as catastrophic.

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He tells his staff that there is a real issue about whether we will be

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able to pay our staff by August or September. Unions say they are

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shocked by the content. We have had people on the telephone to date in

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tears, is my mortgage going to be paid in August? That is the kind of

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panic that this has caused. He owns the melt with a warning that I am

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writing this because I want no one to be under any illusions.

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understanding is that the now was only ever intended to be seen by a

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small group of senior managers as - - managers. It has now been

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circulated among hospital staff. The Trust have said that they may

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give an interview on Monday to clarify the background to the now.

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-- to the email. They have been called the hidden

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victims of domestic violence, the children back witness it. A charity

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is warning of long-term problems in one city after funding for child

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support workers was withdrawn. It means there are currently no

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children specialists in any of Nottingham's refuges, even though

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it is thought that thousands of youngsters are at risk.

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Drawings by some of the most vulnerable victims, 400 children

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living with domestic violence were helped by five specialists support

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workers hearing Nottingham last year with the charity Of women's

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Aid. There are now none left in the city. If it could mean that women

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will not stay, they will not stay in the refuge and children's issues

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around domestic violence will not be dealt with. Children are very

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badly affected by domestic violence, it affects their confidence, self-

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esteem, their view of relationships, sometimes children do not attend

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school. It is really important that we have children's workers to

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Nine out of 10 children in those households will see, or hear that

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abuse. In a class of 30 children here in Nottingham, it is or one in

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10 of the work experience domestic abuse. Batty's 7000 children.

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woman moved to a refuge last month, she says her children need someone

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to help. They do not feel like they could trust that person. They need

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to get things off their chest. City Council has blamed it the

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government's cuts. They plan to get a one chart support worker later

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this year. If more is not done, others will have to literally pick

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up the pieces. Social care may have to get more involved. Teachers may

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have to get more involved. There is a huge effect. Without them, they

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will not be that work. Children will remain in potentially

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dangerous situations. Other stories making the news. A

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company that was to build a multi- million pound specialist centre has

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shut down. Modcon UK Ltd was sacked from building the day care unit at

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St Luke's Hospital. There were a catalogue of errors. They have

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officially be what -- officially been wound-up in court. It is said

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that another firm will build the clinic next year.

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Doctors say that 70 % of emergency admissions are related to alcohol.

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He becomes as the NHS reveals that the number of alcohol-related

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admissions has topped 1 million people for the first time.

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Roman and Saxon relics have been unveiled up in one are not think --

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Nottinghamshire town. Researchers from the University of Nottingham

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spent two weeks digging in Southwell, they discovered

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household artefacts, a Roman Seal, a Saxon pin, and pottery pieces.

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You are watching East Midlands Today, the mother of a record-

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breaking a rower Serra Luton is so proud of her daughter for getting

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an MBE. She says it is a fitting tribute to her father he passed

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away five years ago. He was the inspiration again -- the

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inspiration for that epic row across the Indian Ocean.

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Weekly phone calls keep Helen in touch with her daughter Sarah

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Newton. She is at 2 1/2 months through her latest exhibition --

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exhibition. She is planning to cycle, kayak and row the entire

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globe from London to London. So far, she has managed to cycle through

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Europe. She has got as far as Kazakhstan. It was her last voyage

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that earned her an award macro. -- a MBE. She broke three world

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records. Back home in Rutland, her mother is thrilled. I was excited,

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I was shocked, and excited. I am so proud. Derek would add been so

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proud, too. Derek was her inspiration. He suffered from

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rheumatoid arthritis, and died suddenly five years ago. The row

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raised �30,000 for the charity. is the five-year anniversary, I am

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really excited. It will be an emotional day, Derek will not be

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able to be there, but he would have been so proud. I am looking forward

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to it. Even though I may need an hat? -- I may need a hat!

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Exhibition -- X. She got an award macro for the

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Indian Ocean, maybe she will get a day in head.?

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Meet at the youngest the deputy leader -- deputy leader of the

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council in this country. He is 24, the leader is 64. There has been a

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wave of young councillors. See that to be Sunday.

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With at the weekend well on the way, we will be getting green fingered a

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little later. We return to Chatsworth House to unearth

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tropical gems. I'm blame you for writing that. Now

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the sport. Rebecca Addington has now taken

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first place at the British National Championships in Sheffield. We will

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get a reaction later. Turning to cricket, on Monday

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Nottinghamshire's Samit Patel will find out if he has fought his way

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back into the England team. He was famously dropped for his fitness.

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His rehabilitation is almost complete. We meant to we -- we went

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to meet him. They were horrible headlines, Samit

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Patel's bid has cost him his England place. Six a month later

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the selectors are emphasising their point. He knows what is required.

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He has had to be message delivered by myself, and the coach. He knows

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what is required. It did hurt at the time. I would be lying if I

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said he did not hurt. You need to be fit to play cricket. As I said,

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my cricket has been great this year. There has never been any doubt

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about Patel's talent and commitment to cricket. He has been put in

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extra work in at the EGM. It has been paying off. 100 per the Lions

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means he is in their thoughts. Obviously I had fitness issues, I

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have rectified them. That is great for me, it has been great for me

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and at the club. This is where he really wants to be. With the

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England boys, playing Test matches. A true all-rounder if he believes

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that it isn't true place. Odyssey Test cricket is where I want to be,

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one-day cricket would take care of itself. If I get runs, and stay fit

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maybe I have a chance. He is already a poster boy, used to

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promote last year's T20 campaign. He is hoping that this year in and

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will take him away from Trent Bridge.

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We will see. Josh Cobb has smacked a 50 in just 30 balls. Rain has got

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in the way. Derby County are set to sign

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Barnsley defender Jason Shackell for a fee of �1 million. They will

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complete the deal next week once the player returns from holiday.

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The new fixtures for next season were released today. Leicester City

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play great rivals Coventry. Notts play great rivals Coventry. Notts

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County have got a visit to Carlisle. There are some early tardy clashes

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for Nottingham Forest. Finally got off, if Lee wet -- Lee

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Westwood is heading out DDT. He is quite far back.

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Everybody's garden should be getting quite a good watering of

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this weekend. That is the key to return to Chatsworth. She has been

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to have seen a new flower bed with a tropical steam -- theme.

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Here at Chatsworth House, many of the gardens were developed years

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the gardens were developed years ago. They dated back to Victorian

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times. You'll not see any keep off the grass signs here. The present

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owners want everyone to enjoy a the gardens. These gardens are full of

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promise as spring moves into summer. The flower beds do not look after

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themselves, new plantings are constantly being added. You are one

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of the garden's supervisors, this looks a little bit different.

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just a bit different. The last time you are here you saw tulips. We are

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now going through a tropical style he must have a personal favourite,

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what is it? I love the palm trees, and the bananas. It is so different,

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we have done nothing like this before. The public his liking it to.

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I will lead to crack on. Thank you very much. The gardeners are always

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on hand it to offer advice, they are sharing their expertise. The

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Rabiya there is an extended programme of hands on discoveries.

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Meanwhile, there is meant the more -- plenty more to discover here at

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every corner. This maze for example. It was once the largest in the

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world. It is now home to these beautiful colour did plants. There

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are vibrant colours. It looks easy to get lost in! Well, I do not know

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where the middle is, but I didn't make my way out. That is it from me.

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I'll see you next time. He should have found the middle.

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Mazes scare me. That is because you cannot say the word.

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We have a lot of rain on the way. We have a lot of rain on the way.

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Actually it has already arrived. The heavier stuff is not far away.

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Tonight, wet and windy. You probably do not feel like getting

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your camera out, beget a some shots if you feel like it. The radar

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shows the rain gradually working its way towards us. It is pretty

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much everywhere. Maybe some lighter stuff at first, but it will turn

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more persistent. Temperatures overnight, not a great deal

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different from today. 11-12 Celsius. We end the day on a soggy note. A

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further showers tomorrow. 1, or two sunny spells. Temperatures doing

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much better, it will feel the warmth. 18 Celsius The Hyde but

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tomorrow. Her a blustery day. -- a blustery day. The best stay on the

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weekend is going to be Sunday. Lighter winds, and some sunny

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spells. Possibly edging up to 19 degrees. We start off the first

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week of Wimbledon on a wet night. Ray pushing in, staying very

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