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This is East Midlands Today with Maurice Flynn and me, Anne Davies.
Our top story tonight - horror on an escalator. First tonight, a man
is in hospital this evening after his toe was torn off on an
escalator. He was screaming in agony. Also tonight - murdered by a
man who laughed and licked the knife used to stab him.
Five GP practices to be replaced by a single surgery.
Find out why the Golden Mile in Leicester has been transformed into
a film set. Good evening. Welcome to the
programme. First a man is in hospital tonight after his toe was
torn off on an escalator. It happened in a shopping arcade in
Nottingham. Shopkeepers had described hearing the man screaming
in pain. The escalator is cordoned off as an investigation is underway.
Helen Astle reports. No one knows how it happened but yesterday
afternoon, a man believed to be in his 20s, had his toe ripped off on
an escalator. I was serving customers and I heard a commotion.
This chap was yelling, help me, help me. Before I could react,
someone from the Barbara's ran out and press the button to stop their
escalator. He was just there, saying I want my feet out. We
called an ambulance straightaway. It is understood it to go around 30
minutes to free the man. They were trying to cut his shoe off and
could not get it off. He was screaming in a lot of pain, he
could not move. He was still up right but he could not move, he was
trapped. He could not get his foot out and he wasn't a lot of pain.
Escalators are in the West End Arcade, built in the 1970s. The
city council is now investigating, it is not known what caused the
incident. The escalator is closed while further checks are carried
out. It is well maintained. The men come once a month to lookout it.
it is an old escalator but it is regularly serviced. The men come
along and cordon it off regularly. I am not aware of any problem.
contacted the managing agents of the building but they did not want
to make a comment. I understand that the man involved is being
cared for at the Queen's Medical Centre. He is heavily sedated and
likely to stay in hospital for several weeks.
NHS bosses will decide next week whether to push ahead with
controversial plans to move five GP surgeries to a single site. 30,000
patients in Nottinghamshire would be affected by the change. Most of
the surgeries are in converted houses and are no longer seen many
NHS a suitable places for a GP practices. Our health correspondent
Rob Sissons imports. A converted house, cosy and quaint but the
doctors say it is not fit for twentieth-century health care.
Inside they complain it is too cramped. It is really inappropriate
to practise modern-day medicine in this. The plan is for her four
other practices to move to a single site on the periphery of the suburb.
This woman worries it is too far. On a good day, she says she can
walk but her condition says on a bad day she can hardly get out of
bed. With this proposal I will be required to take two buses. Also,
it economically disadvantaged is those who are already economically
disadvantaged by their condition. We are aware of the concern of
patients about travelling to the new surgery. We're conscious we
need to work with the relevant authorities to solve that. These
campaigners say it is the wrong site. You can divert buses and play
around with local services but there is no direct connection with
the centre and that is the key. latest round of revealing it to the
patients has been a poor exercise in my view. Two consultation
meetings - no public address - no opportunity to ask questions and
hear the answers. 3,000 people have responded to the consultation. Some
people are impressed. I think it will be a benefit with more
facilities. Whether they will get these plans of the drawing board is
uncertain. The GPs who want to get it built here have a fight on their
hands. Still to come - could a Ketton
landmark be joined by two turbines? Not to some of the locals have
anything to do with it. We will be there live later in the show.
A court has heard that one of the men accused of murdering a former
police officer, laughed and licked the blade of the knife afterwards.
Paul Fyfe, who had served with the Leicestershire force, was stabbed
when he asked a drug dealer and another man to leave his
girlfriend's house. Our chief news reporter was in court and can tell
us more. What do we know about Paul Fyfe?
the time of his murder last June, he was 47. He had three daughters
and was also a grandfather. He was working as a legal representative
for defence solicitors in Leicester, often visiting clients in police
stations. Before that he had been a detective constable for
Leicestershire police and left the force in 2005. His wife of 28 years,
pictured with him here, discovered that he had started an affair with
a woman he had met at a club and Leicester and he moved out of the
family home. What were the circumstances that
led to him being murdered at his girlfriend's house? Naomi Reid was
a drug user who lived on the Rowlatts Hill estate in Leicester.
Paul Fyfe wanted her to stop taking drugs and cut her links with
dealers. In the early hours of 10th June she was repeatedly visited by
her supplier, Amin Jogee and his friend Mohammed Hersi. According to
the prosecution, both were drunk and Jogee had also taking cocaine.
When they finally left she texted them not to return but they let
themselves back in, by which time Paul Fyfe had returned from work.
Mr Fyfe challenged Hersi, what are you going to do stab me? And egged
on by his friend he did, straight into his heart with the only knife
in the house. Both men deny murder, what did they
say in their police interviews? Both of them blamed each other for
the stabbing. Amin Jogee said after they had run away to a nearby park
Mohammed Hersi was laughing like was a joke and licked the blade of
the knife. The jury was told the men felt Paul Fyfe had disrespected
them, a fatal error in their book. The trial is expected to last two
weeks. Thank you very much. A man who was at the centre of a
long stand-off with armed police has been charged with a number of
offencesWayne Green was arrested on a houseboat at Sandiacre in the
early hours of yesterday. He appeared before magistrates in
Derby this afternoon charged with assaulting a police officer, and
failing to comply with the terms of a violent offender Order.
Chauffeur-driven journeys made by the leader of Leicestershire County
Council during the last six years have cost the taxpayer more than
�200,000. It is just as the local authority is making �74 million of
cuts to services. David Parsons says he has increased his use of
public transport cut down and council business car journeys.
Schools and businesses in Derbyshire are being warned to be
on the alert for conmen, who say they need to repaint road markings
nearby. The county council says it has received a number of complaints
about men claiming to work on its behalf. The rogue traders then
demand cash for special paint to go outside the properties. Businesses,
GP surgeries and community centres have all been targeted.
Villagers have started a campaign against plans for two and giant
wind turbines. The locals at Ketton in Rutland say that the turbines
will be unsightly and noisy. They also fear they will blow emissions
from a nearby cement works towards their homes. James Roberson has the
details. This farm outside Ketton have a family which looks after
horses and other livestock but in the field next door beside the
cement works, there are plans to build two wind turbines. Clare is
worried about their effects on her health and their health of her
horses. They're very highly strung and I do not know what effect wind
turbines this close will have on them. The company behind the scheme
say that turbines will benefit the area. They will produce enough to
electricity to power over 1,300 homes which means all the
surrounding villages. It is a windy day today and we're confident it
will produce a significant amount of electricity. Local people
against the development are worried that the airflow will be do so --
disturbed and send dust from the cement works to pollute the
countryside. We have undertaken a very detailed study of the
emissions. That categorically shows there will be no increase at ground
level in emissions. Chimneys by their virtue are designed to send
what comes out up and over the turbines, so we are confident there
is no issue there. With me now are two of the people you saw briefly
in that report. The company says there is no evidence that pollution
will come out of this Chenies down to ground level. Know where in
Newark has two wind turbines been located close to a cement works. --
know where in the Europe. Our concern is that the turbines will
take energy out to the atmosphere and deposit what comes out of the
chimney is N S cement works. -- chimneys from the cement works.
have seen images of the turbines, what is the problem? We really
would like Rutland County Council to ask the developers to put up a
balloon at the height of these turbines so residents can visualise
the impact these turbines will have on the village. Surely Rutland
needs renewable energy? We're not against renewable energy - the
country needs it but the specific concern is the location, next door
to a cement works. Thank you very much. The timescale is that
planning permission should be granted in May but there have been
a lot of objections so the timescale could slip back.
Thank you very much. A head teacher says he's going to
take on Ofsted. In a highly unusual step, he is appealing against the
verdict of government inspectors who visited his school. Steve Monks
says he feels it is unfair that Sinfin Community School has been
branded as failing - just months after recording record exam results.
From Derby, Simon Hare reports. A year seven English lesson at the
school. A school which has just been placed in special measures.
The s is a really good school. There is a few things which need
improvement but most things I like here. I do not think this school is
a failure. The head teacher says it is not a description he recognises.
Last year it achieved its best-ever GCSE grades. Also the most improved
exam results in Derby so he is planning on making a formal
complaint. I think the school is the best it has ever been. Also the
ethos, the atmosphere, the teaching, it has never been better. During
the two-day inspection Ofsted said they had seen problems with the
behaviour of some pupils so this school asked for examples. They
complained about a boy bouncing a ball in their chorister, and they
complained about his two students having a fight but that was a play
fight. -- in the corridor or. school has improved a lot of. They
do not take that into consideration. We're not all bad pupils, nor are
the teachers bad, we should not be classed as a failure. Ofsted says
it says complaints seriously and will correct things quickly but it
will not change judgments just because they are unpopular.
Hidden cameras could be installed on the A38 in Derbyshire to catch
drivers dropping litter. Amber Valley Borough Council spent �6,000
last April collecting rubbish from the roadside. Workers picked up
around 10 tonnes of waste. The council is planning to go back
later this year and says it could put up cameras in lay-bys.
Plans for a new 5,000 seater velodrome in Derby have been given
the go-ahead. The �28 million centre will be built at Pride Park.
It will also act as a major concert venue and have facilities for
basketball and badminton. City councillors approved the plans at a
meeting last night. Schoolchildren have been deserting
their classrooms in favour of the great outdoors - with science
lessons taking place at Attenborough nature reserve.
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has unveiled a new science project,
designed to be a fun way of teaching children about science,
nature and our impact on the environment. Rebecca Sheehan
reports. Today's class was slightly different for pupils from
Kensington junior school - they are the first to take part in the new
Wild science programme. The children are going to be scientists
for the day, performing experiments to look at the human impact on net
environment at Attenborough. It was hands-on right from the start as
the children got to learn exactly what birds eat. We partnered up and
we got appellate to die sector. found a pelvis. I found a lot of
nice parts. It was revolting. everything was revolting as they
went outside to check the weather. They will be looking at when speed,
direction and temperature and measuring that. All the schools
which do this project, they record the data and we hope we end up with
good detect each year to see trains. We would talk about positive things
that they can do individually to minimise impact on the environment.
The project will benefit 1,500 children in East Midlands and it is
hoped the programme will inspire young scientists of the future.
If you're wondering why this man is here on the sofa tonight - it is
because we have been deserted by Dom. As you about see, it seems he
has been doing a spot of moonlighting. On the Sunday
politics - prisoners are given drugs which amounts to chemical
castration, will it work? And a controversial decision to strip
search pupils at one of our schools. Join me from 12 men. -- 12 noon.
So don't miss Dom are making a guest appearance on the Politics
Show and Sunday. Back here tonight - a touch of Hollywood and highly.
Screenplay that will make stars of hundreds of locals and Leicester.
Filming starts of a movie set on the Golden Mile. Can Leicester City
make it to Wembley? I do not know! The big weekend coming up for
Leicester City. They play at Chelsea on Sunday in the quarter-
finals of the FA Cup. The foxes were given 6000 tickets for the
game. They sold out really quickly last Sunday with the fans hoping to
see their side cause a shock. Can the one club left cause a shock?
Hopefully we can show how we play. It will be a big game for Leicester.
It will cause a shock, who know his? It is 30 years since the Fox's
last reached a semi-final. Chelsea are hot favourites. They have won
three of the last five FA Cup's. Come on Leicester! So it's 1,000
fans are heading in hope. -- 6,000 fans. They are pretty good, yes.
The task is mighty bash Chelsea are six times Cup winners and more used
to mixing it with European neighbours than teams from the
championship but Leicester believes this could be their year.
Chelsea do look to be in goalscoring form all of a sudden.
They got four in their European tie earlier this week. One man who
could be key forget the foxes on Sunday is goalkeeper Kaspar
Schmeichel. He knows all about winning the FA Cup because it is in
his family... He was seven when his dad won it for the first time. He
won it twice more. One of the victories was against Chelsea.
is an awesome competition and I have grown up watching it. I have
been lucky enough to be close to it through my dad. It is an amazing
competition and anything can happen. Yes, I think everyone who is lucky
enough to win it just enjoys it immensely. All these years on, he
is dreaming of his own cup glory. Sunday's upon us had just hit form
with the great European performance this week. -- opponents. I cannot
wait. It is the type of game and opponents you want to play again.
The Foxes worked hard at training this morning but why are their
chances? They did beat Norwich in the last round. It will be a
difficult game. We would just have to be at the top of her game to
match them. We have their capability to do it. -- our again.
For a lot of us, this is the furthest we have got in the
competition and we just want to do the best for the club. We have
6,000 fans coming and you want to make them proud.
One man who knows all about playing for both teams is Leicester City
ambassador Alan Birchenall. He was at Chelsea in the Swinging Sixties,
so needless to say he enjoyed his time there. Earlier today we caught
up with him and asked him about his time there. In it was a brilliant
period. Chelsea where showbiz team then, I remember Sir Richard
Attenborough and I am looking forward to meeting him again. There
were lots of famous stars like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis and
the legendary Raquel Welch even visited which caused a great stir
in the dressing-room I can tell you. Sir Richard brought her round the
dressing room which was interesting! It really will be a
tough game. Have Leicester got what it takes? We are going down as a
football club with an inconsistent season, to be honest. When we
argued we are very did. Hopefully, if we can play at the top of her
form, we might just shock Chelsea. -- when we are good we are very kid.
-- good. Leicester were due to be playing
Nottingham Forest in the championship tomorrow so that game
is of course off. Derby County are in action however, they play
Doncaster Rovers. And in League One Notts County will look to continue
their amazing for me - at home to Sheffield Wednesday. The rugby now
and Leicester Tigers have club captain Geordan Murphy in the
starting line-up for the final of the LV Cup on Sunday. The Tigers
had been playing mostly squad players in the competition, but
they have made six changes for the game with Northampton. In the past,
finals have been at Twickenham, but this year it is at Worcester.
will be interesting to play a small stadium but it will be a great
place and the fans will make a great atmosphere. You know what is
expected when he put on the shirt. The mind is focused this week on
Sunday. Staying with rugby and Nottingham
are also in action on Sunday - the play Doncaster in their first home
play-off match. And finally from me, speedway returns to Leicester
tomorrow. A star studded testimonial is being held at
Belmont Park for Magnus Karlsson. It is in honour of his ten-year
service to British speedway. Leicester begin their Premier
League campaign in the end of this month. Thank you very much. An
election on Sunday how Leicester City got on. -- I will let you know.
It is one of Leicester's best-known streets and now the hustle and
bustle of the Golden Mile has been captured in a new movie. Written
and directed by Leicester born Amit Gupta - the film is set on Belgrave
Road. And as if that is not enough reason to be excited, hundreds of
local people have also been cast as extras.
One it is not every day you get to see the Golden Mile being
transformed into area sunset. For five weeks it has a starring role
NFL. -- film. The comedy is rooted in the city. The plot revolves
around two feuding brothers who own restaurants near Belgrave Road. One
has a daughter who is getting married and wants to reunite them.
The film crew have transformed two real restaurants for the film. They
have a personal link with their director. That is my mum's
restaurant. We have put a big sign on its saying it is one of the
brother's restaurants. It is not just the streets but also the
people of Belgrade who have been recruited. They cannot get it any
relearn than this. The Golden Mile is very popular and will be even
more popular. It is quite exciting. They had been watching scenes being
shot. The family watching invited the cast into have tea. An Oscar
nominated photographer is also part of the crew. The crew have three
weeks more to shoot the movie. They have caused quite a stir so far
which will hopefully lead to box- office gold.
He looked a bit dull for a Golden Mile. -- it looked. Just a little
brightness out there at times. Nothing like this picture which
shows a lovely day last weekend. Thank you very much. A different
Thank you very much. A different story for this weekend. We have
some rain on the way. This weather front has been moving around and
will continue to do so as it makes its way across the East Midlands.
We will see the crowd increasing. - - clouds. The rain will become
patchy into the early hours of the morning. It will pick up again
early on Saturday. Some persistent rain in the south-east corner. It
could become more widespread in the afternoon. It will be a wet
afternoon for all of us. Daytime temperatures of 12 Celsius. Still
very wet Saturday night into Sunday. This will sit across the south-east
corner of the country. If you are going out for Mother's Day, we will
start out with showers but the skies will brighten behind it and
it will be a cold day. Daytime temperatures of ten Celsius, so
feeling a bit chilly. We do have high pressure starting to build the
back end. For this weekend, we will seek rain for the first time for a
while. This high pressure will push up from the south. This will mean
it will be windy on Monday but a mainly dry day. Be able Mensa crept
-- cloud as well. -- the able amounts of cloud. We will see it