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This is East Midlands Today. But Davies when students found out if
they had made the grade. It has been the toughest year for getting
into university. I have got a place Tons of straw are set alight.
Further warnings given to the owners of two hospitals who look
after patients with learning difficulties. Good evening. Welcome
to the programme. It is of course A level result day. Universities say
this is the toughest year yet for A level students with the fiercest
battle for places ever seen. Students faced having to get higher
grades than ever to get into their first choice of university and only
a handful of clearing places were available. Sarah Teale has been
with some of those teenagers getting their results today.
Yes, and those teenagers knew they faced the most intense pressure yet
to get the best grades to guarantee a place at university. More
students than ever are vying for places as many aren't having a gap
year to beat the tuition fee increase next year. So results day
this year was more tense than ever. I was with students in Nottingham
when they found out their grades earlier today. High emotion all
round for these six former has been at Nottingham. I have got my
English and politics. I am in! After two years of studying, the
great printed on these pieces of paper determine the direction of
their lives will take. I have got a place at Cambridge now, so I am
happy. I am going into the RAF. got into it Aberystwyth. A I have
got the grades to get to university, so I will be doing biochemistry.
What is today like for a parent? is like a roller-coaster. We are
thrilled. I have got into my first choice to study medicine at
Nottingham. I am very relieved and very pleased. Competition for
university places are fiercer than ever this year as students rush to
get in before the fee increase next year. But some students have
decided that they don't actually want to go to university at all.
The money mostly. I do not want to be in debt. It is not for me.
Because of the fees. It is too expensive. I want to get settled
into a job. But 20-year-old Kate is going to university, to Cambridge,
no less. The first student from her college to ever go there. I am sure
in the next hour or two it was sinking. I will be able to look at
my results properly. I am excited and happy. There were tears as well
for those students who did not do as well, but overall, schools are
reporting another record year of results.
And today one family has been having a triple celebration. Piya,
Kurran and Anushka Sachdeva are triplets and all picked up their A
level results from Nottingham High School this morning. To add to
their excitement the trio were also celebrating their 18th birthdays.
All three achieved the grades they needed to gain places at Edinburgh,
Birmingham and Bristol universities. We all started crying and
celebrating an opening cards. the record, I did not cry. I cried
the most. A lot er there has been sidetracked because of the results,
but we have got anything we need and we are just so happy now.
So tears of joy there, but for some there's been tears of
disappointment. Those that didn't get the grades they hoped, had to
go through the clearing process. And a real scramble it was, too,
with just a handful of places up for grabs. Across all our
universities just a few hundred places available in clearing. The
university of Leicester says it's seen a surge in applicants this
year as students battle to beat next year's fee increase.
I think the increase in tuition fees is clearly leading to a surge
in interest this year. We have confirmed my students than in
previous years, we have less places available. We are looking at a very
it for university. Consequently, we are asking for higher grades. It is
one of the fiercest battles for places in many years. Everyone knew
it was going to be a tough year with fewer places and tuition fees
set to increase. So what does it mean for students? With us now is
Alex Nutt, president of Leicester University students Union. Everyone
is talking about the increase in tuition fees and the scrabble to
try and avoid them. How has it affecting the choices of students?
Well, it depends what causes -- courses they choose. Engineering
and science courses will have more places. What advice would you give
from your position to students who have not got the results they were
hoping for? But first thing is to stay calm and consider your options.
It is not all over. There are other options, not just clearing. You can
reapply next year, but that will incur the higher tuition fees.
is what everyone is trying not to do. People are giving up their gap
years. Yes. In 2012, the average debt a student will incur his
�53,000, which is double the amount this year. But what if they had not
got the grades though? It well, it is devastating, but it is not the
end of the world. A quick congratulations. Leicester has come
in the top three for preferred universities. What makes it so
good? It is just a great place to study. Later in the programme -
another warning for the owners of up to care homes. If they do not
improve conditions, they will face prosecution.
Next tonight - the arsonists causing destruction for farmers.
Fires are still burning on five farms in South Nottinghamshire
after being targeted overnight. Hundreds of tonnes of straw and hay
has gone up in flames. The first report came at a quarter to
midnight at Thorpe Lane in South Newark. Half an hour later, crews
were called to a much larger fire at Sibthorpe. Then at 3.50am this
morning a further 100 tonnes were on fire at Elton on the A52. 20
minutes later, 800 tonnes of straw was burning at Granby and by 4.40am,
crews were dealing with another incident at Plunger Lane. Our
reporter Angelina Socci is at one of the farms affected. Good evening.
Hello. 12 hours after this fire started, this evening it is still
burning. 500 tonnes had been destroyed. The cost around �30,000.
This is just one of five fires that broke out overnight and it could
take several days to burn out. The police are investigating what
happened. Well, Peter is the farmer here. How do you feel when you see
this? Not so much angry as sad and disillusioned. What is the point of
doing this? What impact will this have on you? Well, this morning, or
rather last night, there was a hundred yards of a straw here. All
the bails were about six foot tall and there were 1,200 bales in the
stack. Now they have to be replaced. I just do not see the point of
setting fire to it. And what will the impact be long term? Well,
there are financial costs, but one has to keep things in perspective.
The riots in London were devastating as people lost their
homes. The stroke can be replaced, but at a cost. All fireman can do
now is to leave the fires to burn out. They have been at reckless.
They have put people's lives at risk. The fire service are now
advising farmers to keep stroll away from roads as much as possible,
away from hedges, buildings and to remain vigilant.
Thank you. A man from Nottingham was in court
this afternoon facing three charges of rape. Richard Mundle, who's 32
and from Bestwood, appeared at the Magistrates Court in Derby. He is
also accused of sexual assault and misuse of computer systems. The
Crown Prosecution Service says this relates to using a police computer
to get information about a woman. He's due to appear at Derby Crown
Court on the 1st of September. A 33-year-old man has appeared at
Derby Magistrates Court charged with murder. Johnny Assani, who was
43, was assaulted in Derby last Sunday afternoon. He died in the
Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham on Monday. Mohammad
Shahid will appear at Nottingham Crown Court next week.
Network Rail say this evening's services are running smoothly
following signal failure at Nottingham train station this
morning. Replacement buses were put on after all services were
suspended between the city and St Pancras in London. With rail fares
rising by 8% in the New Year, these commuters weren't impressed with
the delay to their journey. It has taken two hours. We are you coming
in from? Long Eaton. We were coming from London through to Nottingham
and it was fairly straightforward. Normally get into Nottingham at
7:55am. We have just the right now. It is 25-11. Next tonight, two
independent hospitals that people with a learning difficulties have
been given a deadline to improve or disclosure. The Care Quality
Commission issued a formal warning to the owners after unannounced
visits were made. This hospital beat Care Quality Commission found
nothing on the scale found at other Castlebeck homes. Undercover
filming by the BBC had previously revealed abuse. However, the
patient's head did not always at safe care and there was
inconsistent monitoring. At the other centre, care plans were
judged inadequate and the health and welfare needs not met by a
sufficient staff. Both facilities have and will September to show
they have improved. If not, the commission has strong powers.
can take further enforcement action. We could impose a condition on
their registration so they cannot take any more people. We could also
effectively close them down. Castlebeck Cook runs these
hospitals say they are determined to make sure no further action will
be required by the Care Quality Commission.
People living in Nottingham whose homes and businesses were damaged
during last week's riots may be able to claim compensation.
Nottinghamshire Police Authority is liable for damage caused to
buildings and contents in the course of a riot. However, damage
or theft of a vehicle isn't covered, unless it was kept in a garage.
Personal injuries and interruption to trading also don't qualify for a
A cabinet minister has been heckled by some business leaders in Derby
today. It came after the government's chief whip, Patrick
McLoughlin, told them the government wouldn't change its
decision to award a big rail contract to Siemens of Germany
rather than Bombardier. It's the latest development in the campaign
to save train-making in Derby. Half of its 3,000 workers already face
redundancy. Our political editor can bring us up to date. John, what
happened at this meeting? It was one of those breakfast briefings.
It was to discuss the future of the rail industry. Among the guests
invited was the Derbyshire Dales MP, Patrick McLoughlin. While in
private he may be sympathetic to the Bombardier cause, he told the
briefing to get real. The government had taken up its
decision to awarding the contract to Siemens. That was not welcomed
by some. And he was heckled. I am sure that did not go down well with
the early morning coffee and croissants. What evidence is there
the campaign is winning support? Derby City Council has commissioned
a national polling organisation to carry out a survey on Bombardier
losing the contract. Its findings showed two-thirds of the British
public want the Government to reconsider giving Siemens the
Thameslink contract will stop but 66% agree the government decision
should be based on a best value for money. That Umar -- value for money
has been ministers's main defence. At a time when a town hall budgets
are tight, these polls are not cheap. A understand there are more
details of a parliamentary inquiry into the awarding of that contract?
The House of Commons Transport Committee has confirmed who it will
be calling to give evidence on September seventh. All the key
players will be there, including senior bosses from Bombardier and
Siemens, officials from the European Commission, and ministers
from the Department for transport. It will be a hot ticket. Those who
cannot get a seat are likely to be outside Parliament for a big lobby
in support of Bombardier work as. Plenty more to look forward to on
the programme including Kylie First, Derby County have had their
best start to the season for 63 years! Not many would have bet on
them winning at Blackpool last night, but they did, so Kirsty
Edwards has been to Derby today after that historic victory at the
seaside. Car on it this Saturday, Derby will
be taking on Doncaster. But who would have thought they would be
going into the game with a perfect league record? Both sides went onto
the pitch looking to maintain winning start to the League. It was
Derby who came out on top. Eight free-kick was saved, and Craig
Bryson was the first to react. has been a gamble. I do not know
what I did when I scored, but it paid off!
The Gaulle was reward for brides and who never stopped running.
Incredible. He never stopped. It is difficult to pick out individuals.
It's was a great night for the fans. I doubt many of them will remember
such a good start of the season. In fact, the last time was way back in
1948. The year the Olympics were last held in a London bus stop --
last held in London. Rationing was still in place. And Nigel was still
18 years away from being born. thought tonight was the best
performance, taking into account everything we have come through. As
a club, we are very proud to support this team. We are very
proud of what we have achieved. A start to the season that will not
be forgotten by the fans in a while. So a great start for Derby, but
what about Leicester? Well Sven's men are struggling to live up to
their pre-season billing as promotion favourites. The season
has barely started but when you spend millions bringing in 11 new
players, the last thing the fans expect are two home defeats in days.
At the final whistle, the fans booed them off. After a two home
defeats in a four days, the man to condemn less so was the striker's
end has been tracing all summer, ironically. He scored a beauty
after five minutes to increase his price tag. The only blemish for him
it was a missed penalty just before half time. Leicester played better
than Saturday, and David worked hard. His strike got Leicester back
in the game. But Maynard showed cent exactly what he is missing by
scoring a second Toothill the victory for Bristol City.
He's one of the highest-paid British sportsmen in the world. You
might not have ever heard of him, but basketball star Luol Deng is
bigger in the United States than David Beckham. Loul plays for the
Chicago Bulls and this week, he's been in Loughborough as Jeremy
Nicholas reports. Luol Deng is Barack Obama's
favourite sports star. Now he is putting something back, running a
boot camp in Loughborough. I love basketball, I love helping people
and kids. I want to see basketball get betting here in England. It is
great. Really great. It is an inspiration to us young basketball
players. Or his team-mates were trying out
the basketball arena in the Olympic Park, he had been running his boot
camp for a future Olympic hopefuls. I get up at 6am. I have to get to
the gym before 7am. There is a training, then at dinner Bennett's
bed by 9pm. A no better place to go them boot camp. Getting up, working
out, eating together. Anyone out of line has to drop and
give me 10. For more senior misdemeanours, it is the dreaded it
run. Some people did not put their dining away this morning, so we had
to run for a while! It is all worth it. When the kids come here, they
become better players. Onto cricket. Rain meant there was
little play in the Test match, and no play at all for Nottinghamshire
at Somerset. But there has been play at Chesterfield where
Derbyshire were bowled out for 190. Northants are now piling on the
runs, while Leicestershire are 140 for 4, chasing the Glamorgan total
Our weather forecast is just around the corner, but if you're wondering
what to get up to over the next week, we have got a few ideas for
you. As Kylie found out, if you love power and the countryside,
this is one is for you! When I was a kid, I wanted to be a
princess in a castle, but I am informed that the boys, this is
what dreams are made of. Is a good to be allowed? And no. -- is it
going to be allowed? When I was four years old, I used to go with
my father, put it into gear, and of down the field while he was doing
the farming. You can see detractors like this at
the show at this Saturday, 20th August. Also on Saturday, the
carnival is taking place in at Leicestershire. For some outdoor
theatre, head to the Little Shop of horrors. All the -- all the Pirates
of Penzance are taking a trip here as well. Paul's tractors make
travel to show us around the region, but he also put them to practical
use as well. All my tractors go out and they all work. But some people,
they have them for show, but I'd prefer the working events.
And see these tractors and others next weekend at this working event.
Now it is time they meet to get on board. First gear, and off we go!
No comments about women drivers, please! It is harder than it looks.
Don't worry, I have missed the camera by a mile!
Amazing machines! One event that Kylie didn't manage
to include in her round-up of events is the birth of two snow
leopard cubs at Twycross Zoo. It took our cameraman Andy several
hours of patient waiting to capture these pictures of the brother and
sister, the zoo's latest additions. Parents Suou and Irma arrived at
Twycross in May 2010 as part of the international breeding programme.
The birth of their cubs is a significant contribution to the
conservation of snow leopards which are currently listed as endangered.
They have come out asking where is Good evening. We have had a gloomy
picture through the afternoon. We have had plenty of rain in places.
The cloud is gradually starting to break, so some bright was coming
through, but the main players spells will happen overnight as a
result of those clear skies. -- the main place. This was a lovely son
said captured on Tuesday night. -- lovely son said. The radar picture
from early on shows that this rain affecting most part of
Leicestershire over the past few hours. We have had some fairly
heavy bursts. That rain is quickly moving its weight East with an out-
of- hours a wave. Everywhere turning drive. -- moving eastward.
-- everywhere turning drive. Soon it clearing and brightening up to a
sunny day. Some patchy cloud into the afternoon, but try and warmer.
21 Celsius is a little bit better for August, isn't it? There is a
little bit of a change for the weekend. It looks like we have a
system of rain. Now, it is sinking its way south and bringing
outbreaks of rain. We will keep you posted over the next 24 hours.
Sunday, again, some parts of the East Midlands will see further
outbreaks of rain with thunder mixed in. They can be a weather
warning issued with that. There should still be some dry and sunny
spells over the weekend, hopefully. Their quick hello to everyone who