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Dominic Heale and me, Anne Davies. Our top story tonight:


The baby boy born on a bench in Belper.


This is baby James. This is his proud mum, who have now up -- who


have no idea she was pregnant and will he popped up in the street.


Also tonight, Ken Clarke's verdict on the riot. Aware of feral


underclass is too big, has been growing and now needs to be


diminished. Plus we are at one school that has found out it can


apply for cash to repair its crumbling classrooms. And the proof


of the pudding - can Holly whip up a winner in the Great British Bake


Good evening. Welcome to Tuesday's programme. First tonight, a life-


changing shock for Jane Eadie from Belper in Derbyshire. Jane felt


unwell while she was out shopping. She thought perhaps it was food-


poisoning. Then the 44-year-old staggered to a bench in the street


and gave birth. Jane had no idea she was pregnant. Well today,


recovering from the shock and back home with a beautiful baby son,


Jane spoke to Jo Healey. It is just amazing. A amazing to


have him home, even more surprising for Jane to have him at all. --


amazing. This is why. Jane was shopping in Belper and fair -- felt


ill. She thought she had food- poisoning, but she was in the last


stages of labour. She got some painkillers from the chemist and


staggered over here and gave birth. It must have been such a shock for


you? You have no idea, did you? didn't. Just an amazing feeling to


see him been born like that, in the street. Everyone kept running up to


last and congratulating us. We were just shocked. But what about the


last nine months? Jenice 44 and thought she had been starting the


menopause. She had come of tablets and thought that is why she was


putting on weight. Being pregnant did not cross her mind. I could not


believe it. It was like a dream. He is ever so gorgeous. He is my


little brother. Elizabeth also has a little son, Jane's grandson. Here,


he gets to know his newborn uncle. He will be a talking point in the


family for generations to come. Next, dozens of crumbling schools


have been given a glimmer of hope this evening after been earmarked


for new money. Nottinghamshire County Council has put in a bid for


55 of its schools to be rebuilt. Sarah Teale is at County Hall this


evening. Sarah, it sounds as though this could be good news for some


schools? Well, yes, it is good news for some,


and while I don't want to be a party pooper, of course not all of


the schools being put forward will actually get rebuilt. In fact just


a handful of those 55 probably. The government has made �2 billion


available to rebuild some of the most run-down schools across the


country. This is their replacement of the scrapped Building Schools


for the Future programme. Only those urgently in need are likely


to get the cash. Which is great news for one secondary I went to


They have papered over the cracks pretty well here, but even the


children can point out which parts of the buildings are trash. We have


got a hole where the roof has been leaking. The even the walls move.


Every way you go it is clear to see just how run-down this court is. In


fact, it was due to be completely knocked down and rebuilt, but those


plans were scrapped. Another victim of the axe coming down on the


Building Schools for the Future programme. However, the council has


now applied for new money to rebuild it. What would it mean for


the staff and children to have a new school and to be taught


somewhere modern? It will mean everything. They are desperate to


have a learning environment that matches their hopes and aspirations.


The council has also a bit of cash for another 10 secondary schools


and 40 primary schools to be rebuilt. Not all of them will be we


build, will they? We have got money set aside and a long list of


schools will get something. And all the schools will find out whether


their bids have been successful in December. So those schools that are


successful will find that building work actually start this time next


year and anywhere between 103 schools will be rebuilt. Thank you.


Still to come, after the heat wave I am sorry to say there is a


distinct chill in the air. You are certainly right. The


temperatures have been dropping. Autumn has well and truly returned.


Thousands more women are to be offered the chance to save a life


by donating blood from their baby's umbilical cord. Leicester's NHS


hospitals have already collected over 700 donations of blood which


can be used for stem cell transplants. Now the service is to


be offered 24 hours a day. This little girl is at the start of her


life, but she could have saved one already. That is because the blood


from her umbilical cord was collected after her birth. Her


mother is pregnant again and hopes to donate once again. It will be


discarded as clinical waste anyway and rather than just being thrown


away, you can possibly throw lives -- save lives. Years ago I had a


young cousin who had leukaemia and unfortunately this kind of thing


was not around then. Minutes after birth, blood is extracted from the


umbilical cord that contains the stem cells. Samples can be stored


for years at Nottingham Trent University. Now be less a


hospital's collection service will be around the clock. We have nearly


11,000 births a year. We are aiming that by about the very next year we


will be doing collections from 40% of that women who deliver here.


this woman is living proof of how precious the blood is. She had


eight success for stem cells transplant. The mother has made a


tremendous decision. A small child has given me life and saved my


family's life. That child is a hero. And now we can reveal that


Nottingham maternity units are in talks to become collection centres


as well. A schoolboy has denied murdering a


woman who was found dead in her burnt out home. Firefighters


discovered Jacqueline Bartlam's body at Redhill in Nottinghamshire


on Easter Monday. A post mortem examination found she died from


head injuries. The boy who's accused of killing her was only 14


at the time. He's due to stand trial in January. The University of


Nottingham wants to put up three wind turbines and a blimp is being


flown to illustrate how tall it will be. The structure could be as


high as 126 metres. Ken Clarke warned today of a feral underclass


that is too big and still growing. The Justice Secretary was speaking


at the Conservative Party conference about the summer riots


which in Nottingham led to police stations been firebombed. Our


political editor was listening to the speech. What else did Jan --


Ken Clarke had to say? He battled of some sobering figures. He said


each prisoner costs the taxpayer �40,000 a year and there are 80,000,


which is an all-time high. So how do you reduce the prison


population? Three-quarters of adults who were charged work repeat


offenders. One in four of them had been convicted of 10 crimes or more


already. They were real offenders, career criminals. I had a few other


Troy's words for them at the time when I analysed the first results


coming in. The feral underclass in this country is to be, has been


growing and now needs to be diminished. -- is too big. With me


now is Conservative MP and her Soubry, a former or criminal


barrister. With prisons at bursting point, what do we do? We need to


change the sentencing Act. Those people who could be on community


sentences need to be on community orders that will rehabilitate them


and punish them. And is there a feral underclass in a city like


Nottingham? I feel there is. And number of my clients came from that


background and it exists in other cities. It is a cliche, but it is


part of that broken society. So how do we deal with those persistent


offenders? There are different types of offenders. One of the


things we know from the statistics emerging from the disturbances in


Nottingham is that we see some of those have committed offences at a


lower rate. We need to get hold of them earlier in their offending


behaviour. It's also about saying to people, we need to get you


sorted out before you commit other crimes and by that time you are


looking at several years in prison. Thank you. Tonight Kenneth Clarke


is that the centre of other headlines over a rift with the Home


Secretary over human rights. Market Harborough without its


market just wouldn't be Market Harborough, would it? But it seems


that after 800 years on the same spot the market might be on the


move. To save money the council is thinking about moving its


headquarters to the indoor site and relocating the stallholders. As you


can imagine, it's caused quite a stir.


Since being granted its well charter in the 13th century, the


town has enjoyed a market. But the community is not happy the council


might move in. We have nothing in the town. If they take this away,


they take a part of our heritage. Be it is a crazy idea. They have


got good offices now, haven't they? Why spend money changing this?


indoor market is owned by the council. It believes it will be


cost-effective to move from its current accommodation. The council


says it is reviewing its assets. With fewer stop it has double the


amount of floor space it needs. It will cost �2 million to renovate


the building. If we move in here we can rent out hour space in the


headquarters building and that will raise a lot more income for the


council and the taxpayer. How much? Probably up to half a million


pounds a year. But the traders say the uncertainty is affecting


business. We have not had an order for over four weeks because they


will not get their extended warranty if we're not here. We have


got full-time staff with mortgages and families. It is a concern.


understand they have got to make cuts, everyone has, but this is the


wrong place to do it. The market brings a lot of revenue into this


town. A decision is expected in the middle of November. Still to come


on the programme - the hunt for Britain's best baker. Could it be


Leicester hope for Holly Bell. The final of the great British Baker is


on BBC Two tonight and we will be speaking to Holly live in the


studio. Today a memorial was revealed dedicated to the miners in


Bilsthorpe. This lamp is symbolic, shedding


light on memories of those who lost their lives at Bilsthorpe colliery.


Paul Smith knows how risky life is down the pit. He survived the last


accident there in 1993. Three men died when the roof collapsed on


them. It was horrific. I was trapped for three and-a-half hours.


This day it reflects on the memory of those who got lost in the


Connery and the families who are still suffering today. Patricia's


uncle died in 1927 when shafts were blooded two years after it opened.


He had come over from Ireland as a teenager, technically too young to


mind. Quite a few of them had to lie to get a job down the pit and


we think this is what happened to him. It was a great tragedy for the


family and this village. There would not have been a village if it


had not been for the pit, so how can they be get it? They have not.


Today's Memorial was designed by primary school children, a sign


that future generations don't plan to forget the price paid in the


past. Time now for the sport. We're starting with the chaos at


Nottingham Forest and another extraordinary moment. As they hunt


for a new manager, we had two senior players get in touch with us


today. They don't want to be named, but they did tell us that the


majority of the squad would like Billy Davies back. They claimed


that that point of view was almost universal among those who played


under Billy. This afternoon I took the chance to work out what was


going on, in the company of a former Forest striker.


It is the place for speculation, Twitter. It's amazing the players


would get the media involved? were happy with Billy, he got the


best out of the players. I am sure he is available and the players


would love him to come back. other big thing is this idea of a


technical director and a first team coach. Can you see that? It works


at other clubs abroad and Nottingham Forest is a big club,


well supported. A lot of players have moved on and become managers.


It seems to work on the Continent, but fails here. People seem to fall


out. It would be able to work at Nottingham Forest, they just need


to get the right people in charge, the right technical director of


football and it will work. Who do you think would be ideal? Frank


Clark would be good, but if the manager isn't right and he doesn't


get on with the director of football, it will not work. Time


pressure is on to get this done. There are good managers out there,


but they have to get their technical director in first and


then the manager. David Johnson speaking to me earlier.


Now, news from Notts County - the new contract for Lee Hughes that


Martin Allen talked about the other day has been signed. 18 months with


the option for another year for the striker. They have got a game


tonight as well. You can get live BBC Radio Nottingham commentary on


Notts County's Johnstones Paint Trophy clash with Chesterfield from


seven o'clock. At the Rugby World Cup the


Leicester Tigers player Manu Tuilagi has been fined for wearing


a gumshield showing a sponsor's logo, a week after his brother


Alesana was fined for the same offence. Manu was fined 10,000 New


Zealand dollars by the International Rugby Board for


wearing the gumshield during England's pool game with Georgia.


All the things that have happened bring us tighter it together as a


team and a Scot. Sometimes bad things are good. Rules are rules


and you have to follow them. They are quite strict on how they want


things done. $10,000 for wearing the same -- wrong gumshield?! Just


imagine if you did something really bad.


Now, a reminder that it's the time of year when we ask for you to


nominate your Sports Unsung Hero. We want someone from the East


Midlands who helps others take part in sport. Someone who goes that


extra mile to make a big difference. The awards recognise people like


hour 2011 winner who has spent 43 years developing net ball in their


region. -- netball in the region. We are also looking for people like


John, who has run community football. It doesn't matter which


sport they are involved in, we just want to hear about the people who


go that extra mile way you live. Get your nominations in as soon as


you can. Now, the BBC's Great British Bake


Off. Tonight is the grand final. Just three top bakers are left to


battle it out for the title. One of them is our guest in the studio.


Before we meet her, let us have a look at her in action, coming to


grips with the infamous Genoese sponge. Holly is struggling to


create the necessary for a meat texture. I do not know what has


happened there. It is terrible. I could have got away with that in


week one, but not in weeks seven. I would love to be in the final.


Holly is with us and you have made it. You are in the final tonight.


know. Who would have bought it? have seen some of the things you


have made and I am not surprised you are there. That is something


coming from you because you can bake. My mother used to work on a


biscuit store and she has never touched one since. His River Seine


with cakes? In our house, I think we are sick of bait goods. I have


to practise. They were literally hundreds of all sorts of things


coming out of the kitchen. I approach it like a job. This is


what I am going to do for the next six weeks whilst we are filming, so


I thought I'd just needed to keep practising. It was like homework


and for me, it was the only way to do it. Do you think some people


just turned up and did it on the spot. Some of them did. There was a


lot of pressure. It has to be good television, so how much of it is


produced and what is real? It was jolly at the start because there


are top of you and the pressure is less because there is less chance


of you going home, actually. But as it carried on, you are more


invested in it and you want a bit more. And it is building up to the


Are you going to be watching tonight? I am. Fingers crossed. And


now for the weather. Well, Alton has returned. It is quite chilly


down here. -- autumn has returned. Today, 17 Celsius. Ten degrees


below what we had yesterday. Wednesday is going to be rather


cloudy and very windy. Let us look at the pressure chart. You can see


the high pressure has well and truly moved away. That is allowing


whether funds to me through. Sorry, I forgot about the weather picture.


Thank you very much for that, Brian. Now we can look up the pressure.


The fronts are pushing through and the isobars are tightening. That


means we will have very windy conditions over the next 48 hours.


The cloud has increased, just giving one or two breaks for


brightness, but we will go through the remainder of the evening with


increasing cloud. It may be fit enough to bring one or two spot of


light rain at times and temperatures dipping down to 11


Celsius tonight. Tomorrow, we may have brown -- rain to the west of


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