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This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and me, Dominic Heale.
Our top story tonight - the soccer thugs who won't be at tomorrow's
big local derby. Police arrest a number of suspected
hooligans to prevent a repeat of scenes like this. The message is
that if you go to football and are involved in disorder, expect to be
arrested on the day. Is the Bombardier factory acquit to
save itself? You may think it is made with
grapes from South Australia, but who knows what is in this fake wine
from North Nottinghamshire? I know what I like, and I really
like these Damien Hirsts in the starting sculpture exhibition in
the gardens of Chatsworth House. Good evening. Welcome to Friday's
programme. First tonight - police are cracking down on football-
related violence ahead of this weekend's big game between
Nottingham Forest and Derby County. This week, several people were
arrested after violence broke out in Nottingham city centre at the
start of the season. Sarah Teale is at the City Ground now. Sarah.
Yes, I'm here in the control room behind the scenes at Nottingham
Forest where staff and police can monitor the crowds. Inside the
ground genuine fans are determined to enjoy the game peacefully. But
it's outside the ground where a small number of so-called fans are
intent on causing trouble. It's that kind of behaviour which the
police say they won't tolerate. Officers have been out on dawn
raids this week rounding up the troublemakers ahead of tomorrow's
big game. Paul Bradshaw was with 1pm. Nottingham city centre on a
Saturday afternoon. As families shop, a group of thugs attack rival
fans in a pub. It is the first day of the football season and the
Forest casual contingent are intent on causing trouble. They can
clearly be seen goading Barnsley supporters inside, before one of
them picks up the billboard, and hurls it. One month later, those
same fans are being rounded up by police. This week, police are
carrying out a series of dawn raids on homes of the trouble makers.
When they are not at home, they tracked them down to their
workplace. This is organised disorder. We also saw problems
during the game with Leicester. While the game was going on at 4
o'clock in the afternoon, a few miles away from the ground, 20
Forest and 20 Leicester fans were involved in disorder in the eastern
town centre. This is organised disorder. We do not have many
problems and that is why we want to keep on top of it and make arrests.
This follows weeks of intelligence gathering. Police officers are
given details of the 11 suspects during an early-morning briefing.
Hours later they are in custody. Also recovered, books, calling
cards and badges, carrying the name of the Forest casual contingent.
The police say they are determined to track down anyone involved in
football-related disorder and they say this is where they will end up.
So it's been a busy week ahead of tomorrow's game. 14 people have now
been arrested in total. And the police stress that more arrests
will follow. Well, with me now is Superintendant Mark Holland, who we
saw in that report. Mark tell me more about the Forest casual
contingent. They seem like a very well organised gang. We are trying
to make sure they do not become more organised. We have less than
one arrest per game throughout all of the Games in Nottinghamshire. We
have been on the front for it in this fixture. This disorder occurs
away from the ground, so we want to nip it in the bud. That is why we
have gathered the evidence after the Barnsley game and these people
have been arrested. They are on bail conditions and they cannot
attend the game. We will be seeking to prosecute them and get them on
lengthy banning orders. At this time of budget cuts, having to
police games like this costs time and money and you probably want to
avoid it. It has always been our overall strategy to reduce policing
at football and we are succeeding. Every year we have fewer police
officers at games. About half do not have any police. We are making
sure that we are on the front for it, and having police officers out
with family liaison, meeting the fans on the day, then we can put
police officers into the community and on the street, where the
taxpayer wants them to be. Fans have been banned from the vicinity,
the people you have arrested. Have you done enough to prevent violence
this weekend? We still have reasonable numbers of police
officers on. Derby police officers are coming across, and we have a
reciprocal agreement when Forest play Derby. It will be a passionate
game and people need to enjoy it and not get too excited. If people
want to get involved in disorder and organised disorder, away from
the ground and at the ground, we will get them on the day or we will
prosecute them afterwards. The club itself has said that they will
assist the police in everything that they need to do to make sure
that this game is peaceful for genuine fans. They will ban anyone
caught up in the disorder. All of that aside, the only thing that the
real football fans worry about is the match itself. Full analysis of
that is coming up in the sport with Colin. We can see him down by the
pitch. It is the kind of game that makes headlines on the pitch. Two
teams with different form coming into this game, but you can check
that out of the window when it comes to Forest against Derby. All
of the build up in a few minutes, right here.
Next tonight - there could be further bad news for workers at
Derby-based Bombardier. The BBC has learned that the company isn't
currently capable of carrying out an upgrade on cross-country trains.
And that's work which the Government had suggested could save
jobs there. Angelina Socci reports. It has already been a long fight to
try to save up to 1400 jobs at this site in Derby. This week, a glimmer
of hope, after the Government announced there may be a potential
contract to upgrade existing cross- country trains. But there is a
catch. The carriages would need to be made out of steel, which the
Derby factory is not currently equipped to build. The trains
running out of this plant of aluminium. Instead, the design
could be carried out in the city, but manufactured in Belgium. It is
possible that the bodies could be built up their basic level. They
would be shiny, not painted, welded together, they could come across
the North Sea and go to Derby for most of the work to be done on them
there. That is the fitting out, the painting, the equipment, the wheels
underneath being fitted. That is the majority of the work and it
could come to Derby. But Bombardier are not promising that could be the
case. The Department of Transport anticipates that if the book
proceeds, it could largely be delivered in the UK and would
safeguard jobs at Bombardier if they won. They said that how that
happens is a matter for Bombardier. They say they have not decided how
the work would be done if they won the contract.
In other news tonight, an internal investigation by Leicestershire
Police after the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and her daughter has
found that misconduct was not proven in the cases of four of its
officers. In May, the Independent Police Complaints Commission
recommended there was a case to answer. But the force's Misconduct
Panels have concluded that failings on an organisational level were to
blame. A man's pleaded guilty to the
manslaughter of a cricket fan who was in Nottingham to watch a Test
match at Trent Bridge. The city's Crown Court heard that Jacob Dunne,
who's 19 and from The Meadows, punched James Hodgkinson during an
unprovoked attack in the Old Market Square. He fell and sustained
serious head injuries. Dunne will be sentenced in November.
Another batch of fake booze has been found in the East Midlands.
This time it was at a convenience store in North Nottinghamshire
where counterfeit wine was seized. The bottles of fake Jacob's Creek
have now been sent away for testing. As Kylie Pentelow reports it was
the labels which helped raise the alarm.
It is a wine is synonymous with Australia, cultivated in the
sunshine. But it is not likely that the contents of this bottle of
Jacob's Creek ever touched the vines of South Australia. In fact,
there may be no great sin it at all. The clue is on the back. -- no
grapes in it. Can you see the mistake? The quality of the
labelling. They might seem white, yellowed, put on wonky. There are
some typing mistakes, including the misspelling of the word Australia.
That is a bigger giveaway. genuine bottle of Jacob's Creek
cost about �8, and the duty on that his two pounds 50. If you see a
bottle in the shop for less than that, who knows what might be in it.
This shop has got it right. But fake wines are still costing the
owner. Most of the time, illegal products are being sold below what
we can retail at. That is damaging to our business and it detracts
from what we are trying to do, which is sell a genuine product at
a genuine price. This is the first time trading standards officers
have found dodgy wine in this area. Spirits like what they are normally
the favourites with fakers. -- vodka or. Devizes to check the
label and make sure you are buying the genuine product. -- is the
advice is. Earlier, I spoke to Gavin Partington, from the Wine and
Spirits Trade Association, who explained that fake booze is not
only cheap - it can be dangerous. There is a risk to people's health,
potentially, because the product is not being properly produced in most
cases, and is probably sub-standard and could have a health risk. This
is where the Food Standards Agency step in and should be concerned,
quite rightly. Trading standards will report the matter to them and
ask them to tested. The legitimate companies that produce these
products often stop in end help the authorities identify the nature of
the products that have been seized. We should be concerned about this.
I can assure you that it is a major concern for the trade and the trade
is doing everything it can to work with the authorities to stamp it
out. You can get fake everything these days. Criminals become ever
more inventive. Can the authorities ever wipe it out? You can never get
rid of it completely. There has been criminal activity in the
alcohol area for some years. One of the factors has to be the levels of
taxation, which in this country have made it an attractive area for
criminals. They believe that they can make quite a lot of money by
avoiding duty and selling counterfeit products to retailers
that will take it. We urge retailers not to buy into this
because it is no good for them and their customers in the long run. It
is better to deal with legitimate producers and suppliers and we urge
customers to be vigilant. If the offer looks too good to be true, it
probably is. Thank you. Next tonight, the multi-million-
pound decontamination plant designed to ensure the safe
cleaning and sterilisation of millions of surgical instruments.
It officially opened today in Leicester to serve the city's NHS
hospitals. It follows the increasing focus in the health
service on infection control and the need to bring ageing facilities
up to modern day standards. Our Health Correspondent Rob Sissons
has been taking a look. They can go through 15,000 reusable
surgical incidents every day at Leicestershire's NHS hospitals.
That is a lot of washing up. The decontamination process is
complicated, tightly regulated, and now based at Synergy's state-of-
the-art plant. Dirty items can be washed by hand, but there it gets
high tech. We have specialist equipment which washes and cleans
the instruments. Then the instruments are put into this
purpose-built clean room, where we have technicians, they reassemble
the trays, put them back into the right set, make sure they are fit
for purpose for the surgeons. clean over 100,000 surgical
instruments every week here. Nothing leaves this room until it
has been sterilised. And that involves steam temperatures of one
and 30 degrees Celsius. What is happening here is that the surgical
plays are being wrapped and inserted into trollies. This is all
part of organisation following concerns from scientists that the
human form of mad cow disease could have been passed by surgical
instruments to humans. Provision of health care is a moving story.
Increasingly, the evidence began to suggest that we needed to spend
more time focusing on quality assurance of repairing instruments
for surgery. People are uneasy about involvement of the private
sector in the NHS, but supporters say this brings the best of both
worlds together. International, specialist expertise, and one of
the busiest acute hospital trusts. Five new cases of a mystery bug
which affects pets have been reported in Nottinghamshire in the
past fortnight. Ten dogs have died over the past two years in areas
including Sherwood Forest, Clumber Park and Blidworth Woods. Dog
owners are being asked to keep a close eye on their pets as the
county council intensifies its efforts to find the cause.
The Lincolnshire Echo newspaper is to go from a daily to a weekly
publication. The change will take place next month and the paper will
be published every Thursday. It's been a daily for the past 118 years.
The management says reading habits have changed and it needs to secure
the paper's long term future. 118 years? Nearly as long as we have
been here! Let's go back to the City ground.
Here I am in the rain. It is coming down hard. That will do nothing to
dampen the anticipation. For the fans of Forest and Derby this is
the game of the season. The rivalry is so fierce it is the kind of
fixture which splits families, friends and neighbours. East
Midlands bragging rights are at stake and over the last few season
Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds
these matches have been SO It's Derby Day. Nigel Clough has
been there and done it. But as a manager, Nottingham Forest's Steve
McClaren's getting his first experience of the game that means
so much to both sets of supporters. Earlier today Angela went to find
out how he feels just ahead of kick-off.
Less than impressive start for the Reds this season with just one win
in six games. But Derby Day could be the perfect pick me up for the
fans. Last season's 5-2 drubbing can carry on and can restore some
pride as well because results have not gone away. We always like to
beat Derby. We are getting used to it now, anyway. Plenty of talking
recent weeks about events of the pitch. Today are firm focus about
what needs to happen on it. Expectations are that. We are at
home. The fans expect and you have to deliver. Nothing but a
wholehearted 110% performance will do. Steve McClaren knows about the
rivalry with the Rams and he is relishing the game. Derby games are
special. I can't really remember but I did play in a Nottingham
Forest derby games at the Baseball Ground. I don't remember it but I
do remember the atmosphere, electric. The importance of who
wins and who gets the bragging rights. You spoke about playing for
Derby and two assistant manager for some time. No problem with the
losers? We want to win. It is about time we started winning. There will
be a packed house at the city Ground for this eagerly-awaited
fixture. The red end are hoping for something to kick-start their
season. I know you can throw the form book
out but the teams have had very different starts to the season.
Just one victory in six for Forest but at Derby the team has won four
out of the first six and there is a feeling of real togetherness.
Inevitable, really, that Forest v Sailing, trips to the races, even
bowling could be keen if Derby beat Forest tomorrow. We are constantly
trying to do more things together as a team, as his squad. Not
necessarily football-related. Anything we can do with the players
to nurture team spirit. So team Derby are team bonding. It is one
of the reasons why they are in the top six. Every single one of the
lads get on with each other. Not anybody feels like they don't fit
in. The team spirit is fantastic in every one of the lads and it is
pulling in the right direction that keeps us at the top of the league.
To win tomorrow they will need big characters like little striker
Jamie Ward. He is passionate, and outspoken. I think a lot of people
fall out with him. And he cannot wait for tomorrow. Hopefully we
will go there and show our fans how good we are and we will give them a
seeing to. That is fighting talk! Well, it has to be done before this
game, really. Nathan Tyson will probably start on the bench. It is
all about restoring pride after last season's 55 into defeat.
Certainly very hurt and a bit embarrassed. -- 5-2 defeat.
would be nice for the team to get a Inevitable that Forest against
Derby would overshadow Leicester city but they have a huge game of
their own. Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson told me he wasn't reading
the papers that were speculating about his future. In any case,
victory at home to unbeaten league leaders Brighton has the potential
to completely transform how the football world sees the start to
Leicester's season. They are rebuilding the inside of
Leicester City's training venue. Like the team, the guards are being
ripped out in the name of improvement. At least bits of
buildings do not have to learn to work with each other. Players that
have stormed one of the toughest and most competitive leagues in the
world, it may be a bit naive. is the issue, a ropey start to say
the least. Already, extraordinarily paper talk about the manager's
position. It is football, isn't it? It is not the first time and it
will not be the last time and you have to live with it. If you are
not up to expectation, the manager is always the big question point.
They are managing to have fun here and Sol Bamba is not getting
anything not his confidence. I like to play and it will be an open game
and we had to get some points. could be two wins and two draws by
tomorrow afternoon, which would be promotion form.
Don't forget that also playing this weekend are Notts County, looking
for a fourth game unbeaten at Stevenage. Leicester Tigers travel
to Newcastle Falcons and hope to kick-start their season there.
Nottingham Rugby actually play tonight, just across the Trent from
here at Meadow Lane. Still time to get there. And the Panthers have an
away road trip - two games in Scotland.
Back here at the City Ground, it's all about one fixture. For many
fans on both sides it's all important. And if you haven't got a
ticket we can offer you the next best thing to being here - full
live commentary on both BBC Radio Derby and BBC Radio Nottingham.
It's not to be missed. As we pointed out at the start, there is
always drama. Indeed! And sometimes rain.
Fantastic. Now, what do you know about
sculpture? If the answer's not a lot, then Chatsworth House may be
the place for you. A striking new exhibition in the gardens has just
opened featuring the work of leading European, American and
Asian artists including the controversial Damian Hirst. James
Roberson has been for a look round. From a distance, they look like
conventional sculptures, but these two horses are by Damien Hirst, so
close inspection reveals, yes, the muscles inside, to show how wings
really fit on a horse and horns on unicorns. This one is amazing. It
is made out of one piece of marble. The whole perception distorts.
the head is really narrow! really looks like there is a giant
buried in the ground. It looks like they have jumped into the pond
behind. We have 26 pieces of sculpture, more than ever before.
It is fantastic again this year. They are so fascinating, the detail.
I also like the Sculpture behind us, the Queen of polka-dot. And it is
so vibrant. We have got Sculpture tours twice a day with our guides
which are free of charge. Visitors can walk round and get really
inspired. The show was put in by Sotheby's
and takes one year to organise. Many of these pieces have not been
seen before. They range, like Chatsworth's own statues, from the
realistic, to the representational, to the frankly abstract. They may
be by a world famous artists like The show is included within the
normal garden of mission and runs Very impressive. Quite a few
buttons are sprinkled around! must make our way there
immediately! -- bottoms. Colin is soaked up the football ground
tonight! We should pay for his dry cleaning. We have had lots of
showers but also a nice sunset. It was captured by Steve, thank you
for that. Lot of nice colours. Tonight we have some showers with
us but they will start to fizzle out. The rain in the North will
pull a way to the North and we will see rain coming in. The cloud
increases in the early hours of the morning and then the rain will put
up from the South West. Light and temperature is not over the cold.
10 to 11 will be the minimum. -- overnight temperatures not overly
cold. Tomorrow will be showery. The majority of the showers will be
confined to the North of the region. The further South, there will be
sunshine but the odd shower as well. Daytime temperatures about 17, so
temperatures come down a bit over the weekend. By the time we get to
the early hours of Sunday morning, more rain to come. This band of
rain will become showery and work towards the South East corner on
Sunday. We also have a breezy weekend as well. Some of the
showers will turn blustery as the weekend goes on and it will feel
cool. There will be quite a change compared to what we have been used