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This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and Dominic Heale.
Tonight, a hospital sacks workers for serious breaches of patient
confidentiality. I'm at the Queen's Medical Centre where a nurse was
dismissed for posting a picture of a patient on Facebook.
Also tonight... Hey, stop! A row over rights of way shatters the
peace of the countryside. Most of the people that I know despise you
lot. You're nothing, mate. You're nothing. There's millions of
walkers and they are dedicated against you lot. Plus... Childline
under pressure as the number of children seeking help trebles.
Children are calling us all through the day and all through the night
on their smart phones. Leicester's fans will have to be
patient, but who will be king and First tonight, an investigation has
revealed that our biggest NHS hospital trust has one of the worst
records for breaching patient confidentiality. In one of the
worst cases, an NHS worker was sacked for putting a patient's
picture on Facebook. But tonight, the boss of the Nottingham
Hospitals NHS Trust says the findings show how seriously it
takes the issue of transparency and openness. Over to the Queen's
Medical Centre and our political editor, John Hess. Good evening.
Good evening. These findings are the result of a massive trawl of
around 152 NHS hospital trusts. It has been carried out by Big Brother
Watch, a campaign group seeking greater data protection for all us.
This report covers a three-year period. Altogether there were 800
cases of NHS staff breaching patient confidentiality. The
surprise here is that Nottingham Up anyone going into hospital
expects their condition to remain private. But what if your hospital
is one of the busiest in the country? Today, the Nottingham
Hospitals NHS Trust found itself at the top of a table of breaches of
confidentiality. I think it is particularly heavy weight in this
case to see so many post a photo, medical personnel. This should be
taken at a serious level and they have posted it on a very public
forum. That's staff member was sacked. There are 29 reports of
this type. Also a worker resigned for releasing patients details and
damaging NHS property. A of the 29 bridges we reported, and each were
investigated very thoroughly, nine were found to be unfounded, and
nine members of staff left our staff, but we take it very
seriously. That is 90 many. This is the latest example of Freedom of
Information the desolation in action. Our cancelled and NHS --
our councils and the NHS are expected to be more transparent.
must make sure that it NHS Trust prove that actually they have got
systems in place to prove confidentiality. We are placed
emphasis on all staff to report in the slightest concern they may have
for patient confidentiality. Befit has been breached. A sign of how a
series to hospital management regard this.
So John, how did our other NHS trusts rate? Derby and Derbyshire
hospitals are in the all-clear. But many declined to provide
information, and one of those is the Leicester Hospital Trust. The
background to the Freedom of Information legislation introduced
by Tony Blair's government is it allows public information people to
lift information on what other organisations may not want to
disclose. This puts public bodies open to scrutiny and makes them
more accountable. Still to come, how is the weather looking? The
best way to describe it is cloudy, breezy and a bit damp but the best
thing about it will be the fact we get an extra hour in bed! More
weather towards the end of the A man who's serving a life sentence
for shooting a teenager in a Nottingham street has failed to
have his murder conviction overturned. Renee Roger Sarpong
from St Anns was ordered to serve at least 22 years in prison for
killing Brendan Lawrence who was 16. Sarpong's lawyers said the evidence
of a key witness couldn't be believed. But judges said Sarpong
had received a fair trial and the conviction was "safe".
Three men have been remanded in custody today accused of murder.
The body of 42-year-old John-Paul Johnson was found at a house in
Mansfield on Tuesday. He died from chest injuries. Three men who're
aged 19, 24 and 29 have been charged with his murder. They'll
appear at Nottingham Crown Court next week.
Fake designer clothing seized by Trading Standards officers in
Leicestershire is being donated to good causes. The National Police
Aid Convoys, a charity founded in Nottinghamshire, is collecting the
items worth �200,000 and will distribute them to the poor in
Counterfeiting is a rotten trade and we want to get something good
out of it. A lot of people have not got close to wear, and this will
make a great difference to their lives. It is going to very remote
places where things like this take on a value beyond understanding.
pair of shoes is the world to a lot of people.
The charity Childline says it's struggling to cope after facing
unprecedented demands for help here in the East Midlands. Since the
start of a new online service last year, it says the number of
children seeking help has almost You can talk to Childline online as
well as talk to them. It has been existing for 25 years but with the
new generation of children comes a new way to get in touch. It is
bringing some challenges. You are through to somebody you can talk to.
This Childline office was the first set up outside London. The new
online service launched one year ago and has seen its workload
treble. We have had a really big rise in on-line contact from people
concerned about depression, self- harm and suicide and we are
concerned that that is people feeling much more comfortable in it
using that medium for talking. of those trying to help his
volunteer, Lorraine, a former teacher and mother of three, she
travels in from Derbyshire and says it is worthwhile. When they say
thank you, you have helped me, Childline, you feel you may have
made some difference and made their life better at that point entire.
But the charity says more like her are needed. It takes its toll.
there are calling us through the day and night on their smart phones
and computers so we need volunteers available at challenging times of
day and night. We are not answering all the contacts that come through
at that time. We are struggling to have people here on the end of the
phone and the computer to take those calls but when they can be it
there, the online feedback is proof We're joined now by the founder of
Childline, Esther Rantzen. Good evening, thank you for speaking to
us. Firstly a happy 25th anniversary to Childline. What a
fantastic achievement. Particularly in Nottingham, one of my favourite
places. Something interesting about the city of Nottingham because you
are good volunteers in all kinds of different agencies including our
own. Good wishes to everybody helping out. They are having
problems as we saw in the film because now they are online, three
times as many children are calling and they are saying they are having
problems filling the place is for people to take the phone calls or
operate the computers. From the childrens' point of view, if you
want to get through to the number it is free and confidential and it
is easier for a child to get through a speech to a councillor
than it ever has been. We have bases all over the country so if
you want to ring us and you need help, you will get through to us.
It is the on line contact which is getting very much more popular.
That is why we need more volunteers that they can give us the time to
answer more children who want to contact us that way. Interesting as
well, I understand that sexual abuse now is not the most common
problem any more. Do you think Childline has had a part to play?
certainly do because the NSPCC has done a prevalence study asking
young adults if they were sexually abused as children and there are
fewer who report that now than there were 25 years ago. I think
the fact that Childline has been at there is a real deterrent. Also the
people who ring us about it do so much sooner so that whereas in the
early days we were talking to children who had been suffering for
10 years, 15 years, now half the children who ring us about this
kind of abuse do so within about a month of its darting. Sorry for
interrupting you. The bullying is it right up there as one of the
most common problems. That and very serious problems within the family.
Are you going to be OK for another 25 years? No question. I meeting
the spinach, drinking whatever beer Nottingham produces, I will be here
in 25 years' time! I may go on to spinet and beer myself.
I can recommend it. Next tonight, a fly-on-the-wall
documentary has captured the drama and passion of a debate which has
been raging in the normally tranquil Peak District. Film-maker
Richard Macer spent a year filming with villagers who are determined
to get off-roaders banned from riding their 4x4s and trail bikes
along the local byways. Sarah Teale has had a preview.
The beauty of the Peak District is breathtaking. Home to 40,000 people
and enjoyed by millions of tourists every year. But the serenity of the
scenery does not always reflect real life. You nearly knocked me
down. There's a conflict between the villagers who want to protect
their peace and the off-roaders who want to drive their vehicles across
the challenging terrain. What do you feel about the use of green
lanes? They are a pain in the backside. The film-maker Richard
Macer spent a year filming the debate. That your activity destroys
the pleasure of the vast majority of people who are part of the
National Park. Most of the people I know despise you lot. There's
millions of walkers and we are dead against you lot. Off-roaders are
legally entitled to drive the road but local residents want the law
changed to get them banned. They are trying for a peaceful
resolution but it has not worked. To simply say nobody should be
allowed to drive vehicles in the national parks on roads would be a
draconian response which would cause more problems than it would
resolve. The full programme goes out on BBC Four at 9 o'clock this
Business experts are warning of serious trouble ahead for people
trying to set up a new enterprise. It's because the organisation,
Business Link, which offers advice and mentoring, is being scrapped as
part of Government cuts. Critics say it will mean that East Midlands
workers facing redundancy will have no-one to help them set up a
business and become self-employed. Early morning in Derby, and
Philippa, Liam is arriving at her next customer -- Philippa
Cunningham. She set up Pink Plumbing and could not have done it
without the help of Business Link. When I presented my business idea
to the men talk, he was so enthusiastic about it it gave me
the extra enthusiasm that it would work and without him I might not
have got quite as far as I have got. Her mentor was Ken Horn, a
consultant from Business Link who has helped 5,000 start-ups. He is
worried that many others will suffer from comedy's demise.
A work across the East Midlands -- from Business Link's demise. It is
clear that there are a number of people interested in this and I
fear they will be without the support that people were benefiting
from six months ago. Workers from Bombardier wanting to start small
firms have been hit twice by the Government. It is like trying to
run 100 metres with your legs tied. The help is no longer available.
The business is going through a similar situation have received
help. It is a double whammy, no support for the individuals and no
Business Link. But there will be new help services to replace
Business Link and also mentoring through the British Banking
Association and a business coaching service will start next year.
People like Philippa however say none of these will fully replace
the personal service that Business Link provided.
Before all that, an inspirational story. We meet the woman who,
having recovered from breast cancer herself, now spends a huge amount
of her time helping others affected by the disease. It's almost ten
years to the day since Lu Wright from Derby was diagnosed with
breast cancer. In the last of our cancer series, our health
correspondent Rob Sissons looks at how a bit of pampering can go a
You get your little powder mitten. This person knows a bit about
breast cancer. Are we ready for a eyeshadow? These women are fighting
different forms of cancer. The charity Look Good...Feel Better
aims to help out and is designed as a confidence booster. Women do not
naturally... They sometimes forget to look after themselves.
Place the parts on your eye area. This woman says her skin has
suffered from her treatment. have got big, brown eyes so alike
the way it has defined them especially the lining I used to put
Eyeliner can open a eye and shut it. I was once told by somebody that I
had small eyes like a pig. Now, Lu Wright has bought the free service
to Derbyshire as if women can be surprised to learn that she once
had cancer. It is something I see in their faces, they go, she is OK.
And they don't know how many years. It is really good. She is aiming to
give the women some make-up tips and if they have forgotten about
their illness through the session, An inspiring series, we should say
thank you to all the ladies who took part. And a busy weekend in
First tonight, the shortlist is getting shorter at the King Power
Stadium. Leicester City want nothing less than automatic
promotion, so the man who steps into Sven's shoes needs to hit the
ground running. But who's likely to take over? As Natalie explains, the
Thai owners are keeping their cards Leicester City are yet to show
their hand when it comes to deciding the new manager at the
King Power Stadium so tonight, myself and BBC 5 Live football
experts Darren Fletcher are going to make sure they play their cards
Lee Clark, what do you think? cannot argue with his record. 39
games unbeaten, the only game they have lost is the play-off. That has
spurred him on for this year. next one in the pack, Billy Davies.
At all the candidates, I think he is the best one. He fits all the
criteria that Leicester City 1, ambitious, knows the leak, wants to
get back into football, knows the area. And he has got the track
record -- he knows the Football League.
The wild card, the man people are talking about, or maybe they should
not be? If you feel that you are forced out of a football club
because you cannot get on with the chairman, if you get the
opportunity to go back and finish what you started, that is something
that they might want to do. He does not inspire. To go from Sven to
Dave Jones regardless of the record he has got with the championship, I
am not sure that his aim is that Leicester would make.
The king of hearts, the fans' favourite. Who would not want
Martin O'Neill to manage them? But I feel that there is a feeling
within him that it is difficult to go back. I do not think there is a
chance that any of those three become the next that the City
manager. My top two would be these two. Pick yours. I would agree with
that one, for my top two, I would turn that one over and I will bring
him back into it. A bright young guy, and you have got to bring him
Nottingham Forest know all too well what it's like to see changes at
the top. It's been two weeks since Steve Cotterill took over the hot
seat at the City Ground. And he's certainly got off to a flying start.
It was great that there's been a turn in results which we thoroughly
needed. Living in the right direction, six out of six, knotted
and Barcelona have got that. smiles at the City Ground and
little wonder, back-to-back wins and a clean sheet and a new signing,
Cotterill couldn't have asked for a better start. Settling in and if
you get a couple of good results, that is perfect for you. You have
got to keep it going. All before, confidence was thin on the ground
so what has he changed? The gaffer coming in and he has got us working
hard and doing things he wants to do. He is teaching us the way he
wants to play and it is working at COMMENTATOR: Forest have scored!
Working indeed, but the man is not It would be fantastic, two great
results but you will not get any more. From Middlesbrough at home or
Blackpool away this season -- any more points from Middlesbrough.
stern test tomorrow against a Hull side who were unbeaten in their
last eight games but Cottrell believes they can roll on.
Also in action this weekend are Derby County. They go to Portsmouth
knowing that just three points separate them from second in the
table, but also that there's only two points between the Rams and
Leicester in 14th. So it's as tight as you like. I'll
be in amongst it tomorrow at Pride Park. If you see me, come and tell
me what you think of the season so far.
As for Notts County, they take their record of only losing once in
ten matches to Colchester United. All the best to them, and to all
our clubs. You can follow their fortunes on your local BBC radio
station for full match commentary and fantastic analysis.
In rugby, Leicester Tigers play tonight away at Sale. And there's
definitely a sense that, for them, the season starts here. Without
their international players, Tigers have one just one of six
Premiership games. Now they're back, things really have to improve. The
quickfire sacking of Sven-Goran Eriksson is a stark reminder that
sport is a results business. shows how ruthless sport is an
thankfully at this point, rugby is more patient than that. Leicester
are doing a good job, a relatively successful season but the standards
there are pretty good and ruthless and that his professional sport, it
will come to all of us at some point.
Nottingham Panthers meanwhile have a massive game tomorrow night. A
home win over Belfast would see them leapfrog the Northern Irish
side and go top of the Elite League table.
What do you think we get up to when we're not here in the studio? You
don't have to answer that! We're about to spill the beans in a short
film. We hope it will inspire you to make your own special video. In
a nutshell, the BBC would like you to film yourself on Saturday 12th
November and then post your video online. The aim is to capture a
snapshot of life in the UK over a single 24 hour period. To get you
thinking about your film, here's This is rosy, she is a retired
greyhound. We have had her for about one year and she is fantastic.
We have got a busy life and I love coming for walks with her, it is so
peaceful round here. This is an Egyptian Arab so he has his tail up
in a plume shape and is a real show off. We have got the frizzy look
I think we will put these on for 10 minutes because they are only baby
I love gardening because it get me out and about every day and you
walk into the garden every day with something different, something
flowering, changing shape or colour. Always something to look at.
flu jab campaign started in October and the main worry is that people
put it off... Police officers investigating the theft of a
vehicle... Thank you very much, but the day job begin. One minute to go.
Stand by. The metal thieves who plundered a nursery and special
thanks to the policeman... Cat! -- If you're wondering, I was ill!
And for more information and tips on film-making, go to the website
bbc.co.uk/britaininaday. Peter Snow found that. And now for
We will see a bit of a mixture with some cloud, rain and a bit of
sunshine as well. This is how it started, thank you to Philip for
sending this picture in, a very foggy start for some. It will turn
quite foggy overnight with the clearer skies with us and that will
not help things when it comes to the mist and fog starting to form.
Also quite chilly and in the north of the region down to around seven
Celsius but the cloud coming in and it will fit in enough to produce a
small amount of patchy, light rain, certainly across the south-east
corner. The breeze picks up tomorrow and we will start to see
things brightening up as well as the weather front coming in from
the north-west and parts of Derbyshire and the Peak District
will lose the sunshine and start to see the first signs of the band of
rain. Towards the south, quite a pleasant day and not but
temperatures for the time of day, 15 self is the maximum for Saturday.
That goes through overnight and the remnants of it still hanging round
on Sunday. More weather front pushing up from the south-west and
it will become quite breezy on Sunday and also staying quite mild
as well but we will probably be under a blanket of cloud at times
which will still produce a small amounts of rain and Monday as well,
quite a mild day when it comes to the temperatures. Windows still