20/04/2012 East Midlands Today


20/04/2012

The latest news, sport and weather for the East Midlands.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 20/04/2012. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

This is East Midlands today. Live from Burghley House near Stamford

:00:07.:00:11.

on the day that the Olympic torch relay passed right through the East

:00:11.:00:17.

Midlands. Everything made way for the Olympic

:00:17.:00:21.

procession, a test run for the real thing in a few weeks' time. It was

:00:21.:00:28.

amazing. I am so proud to be part of it. We have to choreograph a

:00:28.:00:33.

routine incorporating the torch. There will be three of us on their.

:00:33.:00:42.

We will never see this again in our lifetime.

:00:42.:00:46.

In today's other news: rewriting the rules on breast cancer.

:00:46.:00:52.

Scientists say it should be treated as 10 distinct disease is.

:00:52.:00:58.

And a 4th at 10 pensioner falls victim to road rage. The force he

:00:58.:01:08.
:01:08.:01:14.

pushed me over, I think about it and I think I was let off lightly.

:01:15.:01:20.

Hello, good evening. Welcome to the programme. We are live here at

:01:20.:01:23.

Burghley House in Lincolnshire or just outside Stamford. It is

:01:23.:01:27.

looking beautiful tonight. We have been very lucky with the weather

:01:27.:01:32.

because this was the day that the Olympic torch relay passed through

:01:32.:01:36.

our region. It arrives just about an hour ago here. If you look at

:01:36.:01:41.

these pictures, this was the scene when it appeared. The Olympic torch

:01:41.:01:45.

was handed over right outside the front door of this stately home.

:01:45.:01:50.

The torch was not let but it was a chance to test drive the

:01:50.:01:55.

celebrations and it is clear the Olympic bug has already hit.

:01:55.:02:00.

It was a dress rehearsal on the grandest scale as the Olympic torch

:02:00.:02:03.

relay wound its way across Leicester, Leicestershire and

:02:03.:02:07.

Rutland. Today but a practice run designed to put transport, security

:02:07.:02:12.

and logistics to the Test and one of the biggest test was at Rutland

:02:12.:02:16.

Water where the torch was taken across the reservoir by boat and

:02:16.:02:20.

then handed to a new torch-bearer in front of the Church. Today there

:02:21.:02:27.

was no flame and no torches were actually... But everything was done

:02:27.:02:32.

just as well as it will be on the real torch relay days. Fantastic

:02:32.:02:38.

day. Apart from the rain, but really great. All gone according to

:02:38.:02:43.

plan. A few things to tweak but nothing major. For the production

:02:43.:02:48.

staff were checking every detail to make sure that everything goes to

:02:48.:02:53.

plan. Today for the dress rehearsal we have around 450 individuals,

:02:53.:02:58.

some observers. The core team is around 300, all here to practise

:02:59.:03:03.

their skills. It was also a chance to catch a glimpse of the torch

:03:03.:03:07.

that will be carried the length and breadth of Britain and for a lucky

:03:07.:03:12.

few, a chance to get their hands on the torch itself. It was amazing

:03:12.:03:18.

and I am so proud to be part of it. Everybody was so encouraging and it

:03:18.:03:23.

was so exciting. Roads were closed as the 15 vehicle convoy made its

:03:23.:03:28.

way across the region. Part of an 80 mile trip that took the torch

:03:28.:03:34.

over land, rail and water. Keeping a speedy eye on his progress, the

:03:34.:03:39.

Olympic supremo Lord Sebastian Coe. We need to make sure that come

:03:39.:03:44.

games time, torch relay time, every moment we are tested, that we have

:03:44.:03:48.

been testing ourselves and it is important for our teams to know

:03:48.:03:53.

that we meet the challenges. After setting off from the National Space

:03:53.:03:58.

Centre, the torture joined a steam train for a journey along the track

:03:58.:04:06.

to corn. I felt quite important holding the torch. There were 122

:04:06.:04:10.

stand in torch-bearer is taking part and they were chosen from

:04:10.:04:13.

universities and colleges around the country. Even though the day

:04:13.:04:17.

was not designed for spectators, the crowds did turn out

:04:17.:04:21.

particularly when the convoy made its way through Oakham. The

:04:21.:04:24.

spectacle creating quite a stir in the market town. The organisers

:04:24.:04:29.

will now look in detail at every aspect of this rehearsal so that

:04:29.:04:32.

they are fully prepared when the torch finally takes to the road

:04:32.:04:38.

before the Games and this all happens in May.

:04:38.:04:41.

There is a real air of celebration today. It was lovely here earlier.

:04:41.:04:45.

There were not that many people because it is only a dress

:04:45.:04:50.

rehearsal but with all the entourage, it is a egotistical, not

:04:50.:04:55.

nightmare, because it has gone well. Police did warn drivers to expect

:04:55.:04:59.

delays but when it happens for real, they are expecting thousands to

:04:59.:05:03.

turn out on the streets so they could be quite a different story.

:05:03.:05:07.

Mike O'Sullivan reports on the reaction to the organisation of

:05:07.:05:13.

today's dress rehearsal. The a Olympic torch Kester band arrived

:05:13.:05:17.

with a wave and smile in Loughborough. It was only a

:05:17.:05:21.

rehearsal but a beaks crowd still turned out to see it. Not everyone

:05:21.:05:27.

was impressed. Some drivers and bus passengers held up. The amount of

:05:27.:05:31.

traffic going through the town, the customers are not happy when the

:05:31.:05:38.

meter is running. We are waiting for our past now and it is late. I

:05:38.:05:46.

think it is ridiculous, a waste of time. It has been fine. It is worth

:05:46.:05:52.

doing? Quite exciting. It has been brilliant the wave it has all been

:05:52.:05:58.

awarded correctly and the way that everyone seems enthusiastic.

:05:58.:06:03.

15th vehicle convoy started at the Space Centre in Leicester. Then

:06:03.:06:07.

travelled on for Leicestershire and Rutland. The main idea was to test

:06:07.:06:11.

the convoy crew and the communications rather than

:06:11.:06:16.

encourage people to line the streets. It has taken nine months

:06:16.:06:22.

of planning at the County Council just to get to this stage. 200 road

:06:22.:06:26.

marshals provided in the county to help keep things moving. Backing up

:06:26.:06:31.

the police. A system of rolling road closures, so what should

:06:31.:06:35.

drivers do when the torch arrives for real? Avoid travelling on those

:06:35.:06:41.

routes on the days. If they can't, they have to allow extra time for

:06:41.:06:45.

delays for the journey and if they do get stuck in traffic, we would

:06:45.:06:49.

ask people to be patient and enjoy the spectacle. Some drivers had

:06:49.:06:55.

delays of around 40 minutes today. A much bigger crowd is expected

:06:55.:07:04.

when the relay arrives at the end of June and beginning of July.

:07:04.:07:07.

It is so peaceful here you would never think that had been going on

:07:07.:07:13.

earlier, but the house is live den by the family. Let me introduce you

:07:13.:07:19.

to Miranda. You're outside the front door when the torch arrived.

:07:19.:07:24.

It was tremendously exciting, I had no idea how emotional it would be.

:07:24.:07:28.

There were only a key people here but with all the police, there was

:07:28.:07:34.

a sense of occasion. The first convoy of vehicles helps build

:07:34.:07:38.

excitement and then use the lights and people in uniform, it was

:07:38.:07:44.

fantastic. When does it come here? The third of to live. Are you

:07:44.:07:49.

expecting a lot of people? We hope so. Anyone can come and watch. We

:07:49.:07:55.

will not charge for it, the park is always open. There are particular

:07:55.:07:59.

connections with Burghley House and the Olympics because your

:07:59.:08:06.

grandfather. That is wide. He was the chairman of the Organisation

:08:06.:08:12.

Committee for the 1940 games. Immortalised in Chariots of Fire.

:08:12.:08:18.

The yes he was. There is a big exhibition over there. When you

:08:18.:08:23.

come back to us later, we can have a look at that and the Olympic

:08:23.:08:30.

medals there. Back to Dominic for the rest of today's news.

:08:30.:08:34.

The analysis of hundreds of samples from breast cancer patients in

:08:34.:08:39.

Nottingham has led to a major new discovery. An international study

:08:39.:08:44.

has revealed their Iraq 10 types of breast cancer. The University of

:08:44.:08:48.

Nottingham says until now only four main forms of the disease were

:08:48.:08:55.

known about. Close-up we now know a lot more

:08:55.:08:59.

about breast cancer. Nottingham City Hospital home to a major

:08:59.:09:03.

tissue bank on this blog part of a breast cancer tumour. The cells can

:09:03.:09:09.

be put onto slides and given to research projects. Specimens from

:09:09.:09:13.

the 1990s we used for the latest research. This is opening a new

:09:13.:09:19.

book for us. It is allowing us to delve deeper into the understanding

:09:19.:09:24.

of breast cancer and opens new avenues to identify new drugs, we

:09:24.:09:29.

find treatments. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in

:09:29.:09:36.

women. Nearly 3,700 new cases are diagnosed in 2009 in the East

:09:36.:09:40.

Midlands. Survival rates have improved for 30 years. In Derby,

:09:40.:09:44.

Sandra knows that. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and

:09:44.:09:50.

feared the worst. Each type has to be treated differently. They

:09:50.:09:54.

obviously progress differently. Mine was not aggressive but it was

:09:54.:10:00.

caught early. I had two lots of surgery, 30 sessions of

:10:00.:10:04.

radiotherapy. I have lived life to the full sense. We now know their

:10:05.:10:08.

rut at least 10 types of the disease. Scientists want to know

:10:08.:10:14.

now how each response to different treatments. It is these sorts of in

:10:14.:10:19.

-- improvements that allow us to improve survival. Other work is

:10:19.:10:24.

that you to look at how each subtype is caused and one day look

:10:24.:10:31.

at how to prevent the disease. A man has denied murdering his wife

:10:31.:10:35.

at their home in Nottingham on Christmas Day. Gillian Woodward,

:10:35.:10:40.

who was 56, died from stab would at the house in Bosden Close. Stephen

:10:40.:10:45.

Woodward, who is also 56, will reappear at Nottingham Crown Court

:10:45.:10:49.

for trial later this year. Passengers were evacuated from a

:10:49.:10:53.

railway station this morning because of a train fire. Nottingham

:10:53.:10:56.

station was closed at around 9 o'clock after staff noticed smoke

:10:56.:11:01.

coming out of the train as it arrived. Fire crews were called and

:11:01.:11:06.

all passengers got off safely. East Midlands trains says it has begun

:11:06.:11:11.

an investigation. Union members at a company in

:11:11.:11:14.

Nottingham have voted to take industrial action over the city's

:11:15.:11:19.

new workplace parking levy. Workers at Imperial Tobacco are angry at

:11:19.:11:24.

the company's decision to pass on the cost of the levy to its

:11:24.:11:31.

employees. Members of the GMB union have voted for a week-long overtime

:11:31.:11:34.

ban from April 30th. Imperial Tobacco says it does not envisage

:11:34.:11:39.

any disruption. The family of a woman who died in

:11:39.:11:44.

Goa two years ago say they still do not know how she met her death. The

:11:44.:11:48.

Indian authorities had previously claimed Denyse Sweeney had suffered

:11:48.:11:52.

a drugs overdose, but an inquest in Derby this week heard that was not

:11:52.:12:02.
:12:02.:12:03.

true. Denyse's sisters look back on

:12:03.:12:11.

photos of happier times. She did love the culture there. Among them,

:12:11.:12:16.

pictures of her first trip to Goa in India. When did you last hear

:12:16.:12:22.

from her? I had text messages from Denys just asking what gives she

:12:22.:12:29.

could bring back for the children. She was happy. Ready to come home.

:12:29.:12:33.

But less than a week after she was due back, they were told she had

:12:33.:12:37.

died. She had been found collapsed in the toilet of a bar and

:12:37.:12:41.

restaurant in the resort. A post- mortem examination found several

:12:41.:12:46.

cuts and bruises on her body, including a large head wind. But

:12:46.:12:51.

the pathologist concluded there was a different cause of death. We were

:12:51.:12:56.

originally told that it was a suspected drugs overdose. We

:12:56.:13:00.

straightaway thought that was wrong. We did not find out until last week

:13:00.:13:04.

when we got the toxicology reports that there was nothing in her

:13:04.:13:09.

system. You can feel like you're stuck in the dark. You are here

:13:09.:13:15.

trying to find the answers and it is recalled after a brick wall.

:13:15.:13:19.

toxicology tests were only carried out after pressure from the British

:13:19.:13:23.

authorities. This week, the Derby coroner recorded an open verdict at

:13:23.:13:29.

an inquest into her death. The we want answers now. It is two years

:13:29.:13:33.

down the line and we have not got any.

:13:33.:13:38.

A pensioner who was the victim of a road rage attack fears the man who

:13:38.:13:43.

did it could strike again. The Derbyshire woman who is only 4 ft

:13:43.:13:47.

10 is still too scared to be identified. She says she fills

:13:47.:13:51.

lucky she was not hurt more badly or even killed in the violent

:13:51.:13:57.

incident became without warning. It may have taken her some time to

:13:57.:14:02.

come forward, but now Helen, not her real name, has revealed that

:14:02.:14:07.

this is where the incident began. Helen now in her sixties used to be

:14:07.:14:12.

a bus driving instructor despite being only 4 ft 10. While driving

:14:12.:14:16.

recently, she came across a range Rover going fairly slowly on the

:14:16.:14:24.

inside lane. I decided to mirror, signal over to the other lane to

:14:24.:14:28.

overtake him but he decided to come with me. Helen accelerated past the

:14:28.:14:34.

Range Rover. On the other side of the roundabout, she stopped to let

:14:34.:14:38.

the Range Rover pass but the driver pulled up behind. She got out to

:14:38.:14:42.

ask what the problem was. I was about to take a step forward and he

:14:42.:14:49.

came running towards me. I was knocked completely off my feet. I

:14:49.:14:54.

was so scared I just jumped back in the car. The police are now trying

:14:54.:14:58.

to find the rage Rover similar to this one and the driver. It could

:14:58.:15:02.

have been so different. I could have died because my head could

:15:02.:15:06.

have banged on the ground. Police now say they are looking for a

:15:06.:15:12.

white man in his early 30s he was between 5 ft 1 and 5 ft 5 inches

:15:12.:15:22.

tall and driving a dark green Range A mother from Leicestershire who

:15:22.:15:26.

has lost the use of her legs will be taking part in the London

:15:26.:15:30.

Marathon this weekend thanks to a state-of-the-art bionic suit.

:15:30.:15:36.

Claire Lomas from Melton was paralysed in a freak riding

:15:36.:15:42.

accident in 2007. On Sunday she intends to walk the full 26 miles.

:15:42.:15:46.

Claire Lomas has been in a wheelchair for the past five years

:15:46.:15:53.

but has -- but as her 14 month old daughter takes her first steps, she

:15:53.:15:58.

is also on her way to getting back on her feet. She can walk about 11

:15:58.:16:04.

steps on heroin. I always said it would be a race at to see who

:16:04.:16:09.

walked first! We will see what happens during the marathon. Claire

:16:09.:16:13.

will be walking the route in a specially designed suit which helps

:16:13.:16:16.

people with spinal injuries get mobile again.

:16:16.:16:21.

I have always wanted to get walking again it and I thought this was a

:16:21.:16:26.

good opportunity for me. The suit came into the UK in generate so I

:16:26.:16:30.

have been training since then and on Sunday I start the London

:16:30.:16:34.

Marathon which I am doing for Spinal Research. I am trying to

:16:34.:16:38.

raise as much as I can for them and I'd appreciate all of the

:16:38.:16:42.

sponsorship to get up to my target of �50,000. It is typical of a

:16:42.:16:49.

woman who has faced so much adversity to take on such an

:16:49.:16:59.

inspirational journey. A I have got Tim Henman and other celebrities,

:16:59.:17:05.

gabby Logan, hopefully a lot more joining me. It should be helpful to

:17:05.:17:09.

keep me going. She said softly on her walk this Sunday morning and it

:17:09.:17:13.

will take between two and three weeks far had to complete her epic

:17:13.:17:18.

Challenge. -- for her to complete her epic Challenge.

:17:18.:17:23.

We will have a full report on that on Monday's programme.

:17:23.:17:28.

Time now for sport. Starting with the football, for our

:17:28.:17:31.

championship teams, the end of the season looks like being a damp

:17:31.:17:36.

squib. It is a very different story in League One. Notts County are in

:17:36.:17:40.

the play-off places and no doubt the man who transformed their

:17:40.:17:46.

fortunes. Football management is a funny old

:17:46.:17:54.

game, just ask this man what he has changed since tea arrived.

:17:54.:17:58.

-- since he arrived. The game plan was to get the players believing in

:17:58.:18:02.

themselves and in need and their response I have had from them is

:18:02.:18:07.

fantastic. No matter how good a manager you want to be or you are,

:18:07.:18:11.

it is down to the players. If you have got good players, you are a

:18:11.:18:17.

good manager. Check out police statistics. Two defeats in 13 games

:18:17.:18:22.

and a sense of confidence sadly lacking before he came -- checkout

:18:22.:18:28.

at the statistics. I wanted to create an atmosphere and vibrancy

:18:28.:18:31.

around the football club. I wanted to come to work and enjoy the work

:18:31.:18:36.

and get the players to enjoy it and be successful. With three weeks

:18:36.:18:42.

left, they are masters of their own destiny now. Exciting times. This

:18:42.:18:46.

is an opportunity to bring the exciting times here and now. A

:18:46.:18:51.

fantastic anniversary year as well. It could be a fantastic end to the

:18:51.:18:58.

season. In rugby, things are looking good for Leicester Tigers.

:18:58.:19:02.

A real turnaround in fortunes which means they are now going for a top

:19:02.:19:09.

to finish in the Premiership. A huge game tomorrow at Harlequins.

:19:09.:19:12.

At times this season the Leicester Tigers have come in for criticism.

:19:12.:19:16.

They are coming good at the right time. With just two games to go,

:19:16.:19:20.

they are in with a chance of finishing top of the league.

:19:21.:19:26.

There are no prizes for finishing top but what really matters is

:19:26.:19:31.

finishing in the top two to get a home tie in the play-offs. It is

:19:31.:19:37.

important to get a home semi-. Only two teams have won again away semi-

:19:37.:19:42.

final. It is difficult to win away from home. It is great to be

:19:42.:19:46.

talking about a top two finished. Many would have counted them out

:19:46.:19:50.

earlier in the season after a dreadful start. Proving some of the

:19:50.:19:54.

doubters wrong and annoying the rest of the sides by keeping them

:19:54.:19:58.

there and pushing at the end of the season is important farce. It is

:19:58.:20:02.

going to be a tough game but the form of the Leicester Tigers RN,

:20:02.:20:08.

you would not bet against them. The cricket continues to struggle

:20:08.:20:13.

on between the showers. At Trent Bridge, a proper captain's innings

:20:13.:20:17.

from Chris Read. His century the only good thing about their batting.

:20:17.:20:21.

Leicestershire are pretty firmly in charge but they have lost a lot of

:20:21.:20:25.

overs to wear the. The Olympics story, the dry run for

:20:25.:20:29.

the torch relay. Two of the East Midlands most famous sports stars

:20:29.:20:34.

Torvill and Dean will be carrying the Olympic torch across the ice at

:20:34.:20:36.

Nottingham's National Ice Centre. Jayne and Chris are back in the

:20:36.:20:42.

city tonight. They have got some very exciting

:20:42.:20:46.

news about the torch relay. What can you tell us? We have been

:20:46.:20:51.

chosen to be torch-bearers so we are very honoured and excited. We

:20:51.:20:54.

have to choreograph a routine incorporating the torch so it will

:20:54.:20:57.

not just be the two of us, it will be the three of us. What does the

:20:57.:21:02.

Olympics mean to you? It is such a special event and to do not realise

:21:02.:21:08.

in the skating world that everyone gets involved and gets to follow

:21:08.:21:11.

all of the different sports in the Olympics. We have got such

:21:11.:21:15.

recognition after winning the Olympics that it open doors for our

:21:15.:21:20.

futures. What do you think is the key to get kids active and engaged

:21:20.:21:25.

in sport? It is getting them into the ice rink to begin with and

:21:25.:21:31.

enjoying it and seeing my excitement of it and being involved

:21:31.:21:34.

with other people. We have both been involved in the centre since

:21:34.:21:38.

the beginning and we have seen the progress they have made in at

:21:38.:21:41.

drawing people in and particularly young children. I think it is

:21:41.:21:45.

fantastic. The show has been a huge success and it has done great

:21:45.:21:54.

things to get people skating? the first series of dancing on ice,

:21:54.:22:00.

we heard how much more interest there was in people going to the

:22:00.:22:03.

eyes rings. We see the temporary ice rinks going up over the winter

:22:03.:22:10.

that gives everyone the opportunity to have a go. It is going to be

:22:10.:22:13.

28th June that you will be back here back in Nottingham. Very

:22:13.:22:19.

exciting news. It will be wonderful. Thank you for talking to us.

:22:19.:22:27.

I will be among the fans for not Sark game tomorrow. Back To

:22:27.:22:37.
:22:37.:22:41.

We have come across it to the house as promised because here is a

:22:41.:22:47.

fantastic display, dedicated not just to the Olympics but also took

:22:47.:22:53.

Lord Burghley who took part. There was a huge part of putting together

:22:53.:22:59.

the 1948 Olympics -- he was a huge part. He was Miranda Rock's

:22:59.:23:05.

grandfather. Do you remember him? do. He was a force to be reckoned

:23:05.:23:10.

with. He was an enormous character. This is a fantastic display

:23:10.:23:13.

dedicated to him and the Olympics. What do you think is the most

:23:13.:23:17.

iconic thing in it? It has to be the torch. A let us have a look.

:23:18.:23:24.

This is the torch from 1948. Yes. You were within touching of the new

:23:24.:23:31.

torch. How does it compare? It is different in every way. They are

:23:31.:23:36.

both fantastic. How on earth did your grandfather end up with this

:23:36.:23:39.

one? As chairman of the organising

:23:39.:23:47.

committee he was presented with one. One last thing, have a quick look

:23:47.:23:52.

at risk. The Olympic medals that your grandfather one. The gold from

:23:52.:24:00.

Amsterdam in it... 1938. The silver was from Los Angeles.

:24:00.:24:04.

I escaped most of the showers today. What does the weather have in

:24:04.:24:07.

store? We have had quite a few heavy

:24:07.:24:12.

showers. They all started late afternoon after the temperatures

:24:12.:24:22.
:24:22.:24:23.

increased. This is proof. Thank you for that. Nice to see you in a

:24:23.:24:28.

hailstorm looking pretty in your school uniform. We are starting to

:24:28.:24:31.

see the showers working eastwards. They are with us through a good

:24:31.:24:34.

period of time through the early part of the evening becoming heavy

:24:34.:24:39.

and persistent over the eastern side with hail and thunder likely

:24:39.:24:44.

for a time. It will merge together into the early hours of the morning.

:24:44.:24:47.

It will gradually start to die away across the south. Temperatures

:24:47.:24:53.

there dropping to two degrees. Further north, for five degrees. It

:24:53.:24:57.

will turn misty where the showers Dyer wave. They will develop again

:24:57.:25:05.

in the early morning. A little sunshine. -- they will die away.

:25:05.:25:08.

Hail and thunder also likely with the chance of flash flooding as

:25:09.:25:15.

well. A very wet afternoon for Saturday. Sunday too is going to be

:25:16.:25:21.

quite a showery day. Again there will be some sunshine. Starting dry

:25:21.:25:25.

and quite mist before the showers are rife. If you're travelling to

:25:25.:25:29.

London for the marathon, the temperature in the daytime will be

:25:29.:25:34.

around 14 degrees. Like South westerly winds. A further showers

:25:34.:25:40.

across the south. I think the wish of rain will be granted for the

:25:40.:25:45.

beginning of next week. As one area of low pressure goes away, another

:25:45.:25:50.

one replaces it. More wet and windy weather in store next week.

:25:50.:25:55.

Who cares about that one we are looking at shiny medals. This is

:25:55.:25:59.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS