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trolleys are found and taken back to Good evening and welcome to
Tuesday's programme. First tonight, solicitors, barristers and QCs
demonstrated outside one of the region's biggest courts today
against controversial plans to change the legal aid system.
The Government wants to save �200 million but its critics say those
cuts could jeopardise the right to a fair trial. In a moment, we'll hear
the views of the former Solicitor General, but first here's Rebecca
Sheeran. They are normally inside the courts
but today they were protesting against proposed cuts to legal aid.
We work hard to protect people when they find themselves in situations
they did not expect to. We have done our bit for austerity. We have not
had a pay rise since 1997. These cut will result in miscarriages of
justice. Fewer but bigger organisations will provide legal
aid. This man needed legal aid and says if it was not for the choice of
solicitor he believes he could have been sent to prison. It could have
been a major factor. If people are allocated, barristers and
solicitors, though my not have their interests at heart -- they may not
have. It could have a massive effect. They were also protesting
about the rates they would be paid. How much do barristers earn? 65% of
criminal barristers earn less than �50,000 a year. That is equivalent
of an experienced teacher and very close to the salary of a London
underground driver. In a statement, the Justice Secretary said, we have
one of the most expensive legal aid systems in the world with about �1
billion a year spent on criminal legal aid. These changes are about
getting the best value for the taxpayer and will not in any way
affect someone's right way the trial. Today these protesters hope
he will change his mind. Earlier I spoke to the Harborough MP
and former Solicitor General Sir Edward Garnier. He met the Justice
Secretary last night. I asked him if Chris Grayling was prepared to
budge. He is waiting to receive the answers to the government
consultation but what he does have to deal with is the oddments bending
problems. One way or the other, he has got to find �220 million of
savings -- he has to deal with the spending problems. You have said the
legal aid system should not be immune to cuts in the past. Have you
changed your view? No, it is not immune to cuts but that does not
mean doing anything, it means doing what is sensible. It is very
delicate. It requires people of skill, people of professional
integrity to perform the task of defending and prosecuting in
criminal cases. But it also requires sufficient resources to enable
professionals to do the job. Do you have reservations? I do at the
minute. I might have to change my mind when is Grayling comes up with
the responses to the consultation. What are the reservations?
concern is that good and practitioners will no longer be able
to afford to do the work. They are not being paid huge sums of money
like commercial barristers. If they leave the profession, we will not
get the young bright people moving on to become QCs and doing the more
complex cases and then we will not get the judges who grow out of the
QCs to try the complex criminal cases. I think it does matter.
are people going to go to get legal aid bearing in mind the number of
firm available will be reduced? the plans go through as currently
advertised, there will be a reduction in the number of
practitioners, as individual barristers or as legal aid
solicitors firms, if you are in market harbour and you are arrested,
you will have to go to Birmingham, you may have to go to London to find
a lawyer to represent you. Justice must be accessible, not just to the
prosecution, but also to the defence. Thank you.
Sport is coming up later in the programme with plenty of intrigue.
We've been at Trent Bridge where the big question is, could Broad be back
as England prepare to save pride against New Zealand?
Next tonight, people living in the Leicestershire village of
Queniborough have spent the day cleaning up after a water main burst
and flooded their homes. The force was so great it created a huge hole
in Main Street. Severn Trent worked through the
night to plug the leak and repair the damaged street. The company has
apologised to villagers for the mess and inconvenience, as Jonathan Cecil
reports. 80 years old and 15 inches wide,
this is the pipe from which 100 cubic metres of water burst out,
flooding Queniborough. At 4pm, enough water to fill a swimming pool
escaped, buckling the road, pouring into homes and side streets. There
was quite a massive explosion type, muffled explosion. He rode lifted
two feet and out came gushing water -- the road. It was flowing like a
river. From our control centre, we knew we had pressure drops in this
area immediately. He calls men started to come through. We
responded from our depot in Leicester and it took us in -- it
took us about an hour to get here. It is thought seeing as though -- it
is thought seasonal ground movement is responsible. Homeowners need to
decide whether to claim of their own insurers or from Severn Trent
themselves. Either way the water company will pay the policy excess.
The owners of this house have packed up and moved out. Their home is
uninhabitable. It has been highly inconvenient. We understand that and
we would like to apologise. It is estimated damage to the water pipes
and the road will cost �20,000 to repair but a final figure to restore
people's homes is still not known. The leader of UKIP in Lincolnshire
says he's to stand down as East Midlands chairman of the party while
the police investigate racists comments posted on Facebook. Chris
Pain told members of UKIP's National Executive Committee yesterday that
his account was hacked. UKIP has issued a statement saying that it's
suspended judgement on the allegations until the conclusion of
a separate investigation by Lincolnshire Police.
A seventh person has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a
pub in Nottingham. A 22-year-old woman was seriously injured after a
gun was fired into the garden of the Vernon Pub in Old Basford last
August. A 28-year-old man has been questioned on suspicion of
conspiracy to murder. Six others have already been arrested and
bailed in connection with the incident.
Nottingham's new tram works are going on apace. But they've left a
group of pensioners feeling like they're trapped in their homes.
Why? Well, those living at the Lark Hill village in Clifton say doors
and windows have been coated in a red dust from the construction site
next door. Geeta Pendse reports. It is like a fog that comes over.
For the last two months, this flat has been covered in red dust.
Overlooking a construction site, Chris new work would take place but
she says the sheer volume of the dust has been shocking. With an
existing breathing problem, she feels trapped inside. I have to be
so careful. It is awful. My bedroom window is there. I cannot open it at
night. I am frightened of breathing the dusting. She is among several
residents who have complained about problems since work began. It came
in everywhere, open windows, under the doors, through the vents, in the
car park, everywhere. It looked like the Australian outback. It was that
red. With weather like it at the moment, open windows, the dust has
gone into the homes, extra cleaning. The contractor says they have put
measures in place to minimise the dust and inconvenience. Here they
have a water browser and they have lined the side of the construction
site with a netting that is designed to trap the dust. The contractor
also says they are working with the home to listen to residents
concerned. Many welcome the chance to have a tram network nearby, but
at the moment they say it is coming at a cost.
As you'll have heard, a special service was held at Westminster
Abbey today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's
coronation. Among the invited guests were two
young cadets from Welbeck Defence College at Woodhouse in
Leicestershire. They've just got back from London and are with Jo
Healey. Hello. Welbeck Defence College is
celebrating its 60th birthday. It was founded in 1953 which is why two
of its cadets were invited down to today's ceremony. Jess and Georgia,
how come you are the lucky ones? is was around the time of exam
preparations so our names were put into a hat and our names were drawn
out. How thrilled where you? It was fantastic to know we would be
spending the day in the presence of the Royal family and lots of amazing
people. You were preparing last night. We did spend quite a few
hours polishing our shoes. But macro describe it for me. It was quite
overwhelming, entering the Abbey and seeing the colours and the people.
It was quite spectacular. An honour to be there. I have never been
inside Westminster Abbey before and it was quite a spectacular place.
What was the highlight? When the quiet started because the trumpets
were amazing and the sound went right through you. A lot of people
were there from the armed forces and some of them were at the original
coronation. How did that make you feel apart from very young? It made
me feel privileged and it was an honour to represent the young. We
are potential officers in the armed services. It was pretty spectacular.
It made you quite aware of your generation but it was fantastic to
share it with people who had seen it in the first place. It was an honour
to be there. After a momentous day, Welbeck Defence College is a sixth
form college, so now they really need to get back and cracked on
revising for their A-levels. Thank you, girls.
Did you hear any of the service? I heard it was fantastic.
Next tonight, there is no doubt they are an eyesore, discarded shopping
trolleys dumped on waste ground and in waterways. It is a problem that
could be solved. By using smartphone technology, a Derbyshire company is
out to trap them down. -- track them down. Not only will it clear up the
countryside, it will make it green as well.
Shopping trolleys that have been dubbed after being used. 400,000 of
them go missing in the UK every year. But now everyone who owns a
smartphone has the power to get them cleared away. You simply download a
free trolley app and then use it to take a photo of the errant trolley.
That marks its location using GPS technology and within 24-hour
someone takes it away. 47 teams of trolley trackers are on call to
collect them. If they are in good condition, most will go back to the
supermarket where they came from. Any which are in need of repair are
brought to this facility in Derbyshire. It is a great
opportunity for the British public to get involved and I would really
like to encourage everybody to get out there, download the app, help us
locate those trolleys and get them back where they need to be. That
image of the shopping trolley sticking out of the canal or
hedgerow, that should be a thing of the past? Like you say, it is a big
problem and we have got to tackle it as best we can. For every trolley
that is traced, a donation will be made to a charity that plants trees
in cities, helping to turn an environmental eyesore into a green
benefit. Meanwhile, the recovered trolleys that are in need of TLC
will be getting their own makeover here. This is trolley heaven. Is
this the trolley capital of Britain? It is the trolley capital of the
world! Things you don't know! The trolley
capital of the world! Talking of clever gadgets, a student
may have found a way to make roadsigns more eye-catching and less
cluttered and confusing. A student from Nottingham Trent University has
got a patent for holographic roadsigns.
Charlie Gale had his Eureka moment about holographic roadsigns.
I saw a lenticular poster of children moving and I thought why is
that not used for roadsigns? It pulses as drivers approach. Charlie
hopes it will change Britain's road signage, which has been criticised
for being confusing. It conveys the information in a much clearer way.
This will just bring roadsigns up-to-date. Charlie has ordered
spoken to the Department for Transport about his sides and is
confident we will see them on the roads. After he graduates he is off
to work for another company famous for innovation, the vacuum and a
factor Dyson. Hospitals in ligature that are being
investigated for hi-def rates are -- he death rates are to get more
staff. There will be more ward sisters spinning their time on the
supervisory role. More efforts are being made to get
children to take up swimming. It is part of the National
Curriculum but some schools do not offer it.
Now sport is limbering up with Stuart Broad and the boys practising
at Trent Bridge in the sun. They have had beautiful blue skies
and sunshine for it today. There will be more swing tomorrow as it
gets cloudier and cooler as well. Jonny for the details later. -- join
me for the details. It is sport in. A fabulous day for
it. We have football news coming up. We're going to start out in the
cricket. Stuart Broad took full part in England's training session. It
looked like his knee problem was well in the past. Now it is a case
of whether he will be risked in the final one-day international against
New Zealand tomorrow. There is no doubt England have
missed Stuart Broad. His injury was one of the barriers to success
against New Zealand. On his home territory, he would love to be back.
He plays good cricket here. I remember the test match here with
the hat-trick. It is or is good to have that confidence and everyone
has grounds that they play well at. It is that much better when it is
your home ground. I am sure he will be champing at the bit to get out
here. It is technically a dead rubber, as New Zealand have ordered
one. They want the joy of winning. love taking wickets for New
Zealand, taking them for my country. It is really enjoyable and to
contribute to a win is fantastic. For Trent Bridge itself, this is
more about the cricket that will go on on the field of play. This is
about the ground, the city, the world, he that -- showing the world
that they have the ability to win. It is vital that we take care of
everything that we can for the public and the media. New Zealand
are eyeing up Trent Bridge greedily. We have had some good times here.
When you come to Nottingham, it is a good place to come and bat. We are
all looking forward to a good opportunity of putting things right.
A powerful motivator. It should be a good one. Meanwhile, the man who has
led New Zealand to victory for the last two one-day internationals will
not be coming here. He hit centuries last week but he has confirmed that
he is joining the new verbal macro in the Caribbean. He says he hopes
to play for the Derbyshire at somebody and the future. Onto the
football and Nottingham Forest will be making a new signing within the
14 days. It will be a new player, it won't be either West Ham teenager
Robert Hall or Spanish winger David Lopez, despite reports. The two
clubs are in talks about Jonny Russell.
Kasper Schmeichel has says he wants to stay where he is. A big summer
ahead for our Tigers outwith the Lions.
The British and Irish Lions arrived yesterday. Dan Cole says they have
had a warm welcome. We don't seem to be able to hear from Dan Cole there.
If you want some amusement at the end of the Australians, check out
their warmup game against India today. Out for 65, which is a great
score on the golf course but that is the only place.
Very harsh! Good luck. It has been a perfect day to get out and about
with the garden in the sunshine. More of us are growing our own fruit
and veg. A new project set up by BBC Radio Leicester is hoping to show us
how easy it can be. Lady Damon -- Lady Aidid . This rhubarb is doing
fantastically well on the primary school plot. But so are the
dandelions! All of this will be transformed over the summer with
what the children are growing over the road. There are only 23 children
at this school and they are being encouraged and port out of garden
their own fruit and veg. Is everyone ready to get growing their own? You
are going to do the broad beans, you're going to get planting the
sweetcorn if that is all right and, Jack, you are growing the Beanstalk.
OK! It is a sore place within the Jessica teachers and students.
grow your own project has been brilliant for the school. We were
contacted in the BBC to get involved. They have really enjoyed
the whole experience of gardening and being outside. What else have
you been growing? Tomatoes, sunflowers and runner beans. I love
digging holes and watering the plants. And getting how hands mucky
X macro -- and getting our hands mucky! I love broccoli!You don't
need a lot of space for growing. Even if you have a balcony, you can
grow something like a fruit pot. This one has a daughter apple tree
in it. You can grow a pasta sauce pot, which has tomatoes and herbs
and even a hanging basket is ideal for cut and come again letters. We
will see how things progress but in the meantime there is a lot of work
to be done on this allotment. Lucky for me, I have some little helpers.
Get stuck in! That is what I needed over the
weekend. I was doing battle with ground elder. Terrible stuff! Never
heard of it! We want to see some of your summer
pictures. It has been a lovely day today and hopefully for the rest of
the week. We will hear from K in a moment. Why don't you e-mail us or
you can tweet as. -- or you can tweet us. Is the weather going to
What a scorcher we have had today. It is all thank to this big slab of
high pressure that has been settled across us for the last few days. It
has been giving us that lovely sunshine and it is staying dry and
settled. It is slowly on the move. It is getting a little restless. It
will move northwards through tonight, allowing us to pick up a
north-easterly breeze. We'll pick up a bit more cloud tomorrow. Not quite
as warm or sunny for us tomorrow. There will be a bit more cloud
around and those temperatures will be pegged back eight degree or two.
Still not feeling too bad at all. On the sat like picture, you can see
weather low cloud is, it is toppling over the high-pressure and it is
starting to move in across the East Coast. A fine enter the day for most
of us with a lot of sunshine to come in the next few hours will stop that
cloud will spread westwards. It is a cloudy night for us. It is still a
little misty and murky overnight, and temperature wise, it is quite
mild, with temperatures of nine or ten. Tomorrow is a different look do
things to start with. A lot of low cloud around, a little bit misty and
murky. Things will slowly improve as we head into the afternoon. The
cloud will break up and a lot of sunshine returns towards the end of
the day and the winds will be light as well. Because of that slow start,
temperatures would be quite so high. 16 or 17 degrees. Fear not, because
things are warming up again towards the end of the week. This area of
high pressure builds back in across us, so things settle down once again
for Thursday and Friday. It stays dry with these and spas of sunshine
and the temperatures are on the up. It will be a bit breezy toward the
end of the week, knocking the age of the temperatures. Highs of 21