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East Midlands Today. First tonight - cyclists beware!
Three men say they have been goosed from their bikes by a passing car.
-- pushed. They will kill somebody if they don't get caught.
Cashing in on the Ashes. 500 million people watched the semi-final in
2009. If you can imagine, you cannot buy that sort of coverage. Fantastic
for us. Plus, bearing fruit. The new organ donation campaign that
is helping people like Jeff. And E heady mix. The brewer who has
resurrected a long lost there. a traditional bitter. It is very
clean. He has done a brilliant job. That's the warning from three men
tonight, who say they've been knocked off their bikes by a
passenger in a car. One man was left with a broken
collar-bone after he was pushed from his bike, at the weekend. Speaking
exclusively to the BBC, the men say they think the car involved was a
silver BMW. This man has been cycling since he was living. He lets
and breeze the sport he wrecked his shop. Last week, whilst out
training, a car pulled up beside him. Someone pushed me from the car.
He pushed me onto grass. I was going at quite some speed, 30 mph. I don't
think they realised how serious what it is, what could happen. I could
have had a broken neck. My good script -- my kids could have awaken
up with no dad. They need to be found and stopped. The wheels go
over the handlebars. Martin was left with bad bruises and graces. It
seems he is not the only one. One week ago, Colin was cycling. He was
also approached by a car and pushed from his bike. On Thursday, the
incident with Martin happened and on Saturday, and the, about to cycle to
the Tour de France, was forced on his bike -- of his bike. He was left
with a broken collarbone. Shocked that somebody could maliciously run
me off the road. Why? If I hadn't been wearing the helmet, I would
have hit the road headfirst. Dead. A broken leg, broken back. I have
severe bruising on my ribs. I have quite a nastily scratch down my arm
and left side. I can't believe somebody would do that. You know?
They could have killed somebody. three men say the car was an old
silver BMW. They will kill somebody very soon. They need to get caught.
It is going to happen. Well, it's been a fantastic weekend
for sport with Andy Murray's amazing win at Wimbledon and the Lions Test
Victory. The question is, will it continue?
Well, tens of thousands of cricket fans from all over the world will
descend on Nottingham, from this week, to watch the opening Ashes
test match at Trent Bridge. It's a multi-million pound boost for
tourism. And thanks to a global TV audience
of hundreds of millions, the city will enjoy a priceless marketing
campaign. This from Sarah Teale - the first of a series of special
reports on the Ashes 2013. The Ashes has always attracted a
mass audience. Back in 1926, even torrential rain did not put off
these 20,000 fans from packing into Trent Bridge. Almost 90 years later,
the appetite for the most tantalising of test matches remains
a huge. Such is the excitement for the Ashes, this Test match sold out
in just a matter of hours. Trent Bridge holds some 17,000 people. The
fans will be coming from far and wide. In fact, over half of them
will come from outside of the region. The Australian is, they will
be here in full force also. They have bagged over 7000 tickets. Like
the Grant family from Melbourne. They are getting a cracking views
from the dressing room! The streams will come up here and come down
here. The family or enjoying a tour of the ground. They planned their
trip around this Test match. talked about coming this time, last
year, but thought we might as well come for the Ashes. Absolutely!
excited are Australians for the Ashes? It is huge. It is all
everybody is talking about. grants will be talking about --
making up the huge contingent of Australians coming here. This man's
business is booming because of the Ashes. Everybody tunes in to watch
the Ashes series. To have it in Nottingham, and Trent Bridge on the
map, the local hotels will be full and the bars and restaurants.
Everyone is going to benefit from that, locally, which is great news.
It is not just about the number of tourists. It is about the priceless
TV marketing also. We have visitors from all over the world. When you
put that with the global TV coverage, it is a fantastic chance
to showcase our county. It will be shown all over the world. In terms
of global audience, how valuable is that? You could not buy it. We had
500 million people watch the semi-final here in 2009. If you can
imagine, you could not buy that sort of coverage, if you were trying to!
Fantastic. For the whole five days of test, Nottingham is going to be
on show to the outside world. To the best of my knowledge, every hotel in
the city is full for each day of the Ashes. How important is that?
Hugely. We know that people are staying here in the area and will
spend over �200. That compares with ED visitor who will spend around
�30. The impact and economic benefit of people staying over is amazing.
The Ashes delivers a winning formula for tourism. Now, we just need to
hope for a similar result on the pitch.
Later in the programme, we'll be meeting some of the volunteers who
will help direct the thousands of cricket fans expected in Nottingham
this week. And we'll find out what the weather has in store for them
and us. It's the start of the Ashes this
week and that is normally be key for the rain but I think that is the
only water we will see this week! Another week of drive weather. --
dry weather. The Leicester City captain, Wes
Morgan, has been found guilty of careless driving. He was fined
�2,000 and narrowly missed an automatic driving ban.
A trial heard the former Nottingham Forest player had dozed off at the
wheel after not sleeping for almost 24 hours. Our chief news reporter,
Quentin Rayner, was in court. He arrived an hour late for his trial,
having got the date mixed up. His barrister told the district judge
that his client made an apology to the court. In May last year, the
player was driving back from an awards function in Leicester. At
around 5am, he dozed off while driving on a flyover. He crashed his
BMW into a roadside barrier on the bridge over the A52. He had not
slept for more than 24-hour 's. The footballer said he briefly nodded
off and swerved. No other vehicles were involved. Despite admitting
that he had drunk throughout the evening, and officer reporting --
and officers reporting a slight smell of alcohol on his breath, the
court ruled that he had no reason to answer another charge. He was fined
and given five penalty points. He already has six points.
An extra 10,000 people have joined the NHS organ Donor Register since
Nottingham's hospitals started a campaign, six months ago. And at the
start of National Transport Week, they're urging even more people to
talk about signing up. The Be a Hero campaign has been
particularly supported by people whose lives have been saved by
transplants, both young and old. With more details, here's our health
correspondent, Rob Sissons. In the East Midlands, many people
carry one of these, a donor card, or have signed up online - expressing
their wish to give someone a new lease of life, in the event of their
death. 1.3 million people are now on the Donor Register from our part of
the Donor Register from our part of the world. That number isn't enough.
Why? Well, only a very small number of people die in circumstances where
they are able to donate their organs.
It means 850 people in the east midlands are waiting for a
transplant - be it kidney, lung or liver. And the number of people who
die while waiting has reached six, so far this year. The Be a Hero
so far this year. The Be a Hero campaign is all about changing that.
An independent review is to be On dialysis for years, he never
thought he would get one. Three years ago, when the call came, he
was the oldest recipient in Nottingham, at 75. It was a dead
donor and he gave two. There was a young man in the morning and I was
done and afternoon. Inspiring stories like Jeff's have helped the
campaign. They began spreading the message in January, getting more
people to sign the online register or carry a donor card -- donor card.
They are hoping more people will still join full stop it is something
that people support. They know that they believe in organ donation but
haven't got round to joining the register. We do ask people to join
the register if that is their wish and talk to their families. Young
and old back the campaign. Nicole, 15, was one of the youngest people
to have received in organ, back in 2001. When I was three, I had a
transplant. Someone donated their kidney to me. I think it has really
changed my life for the better. More people should be in courage to do it
because it does change people 's' lives. I think it is vital. As
families, you need to get together and talk about these things. Get it
out in the open. Might think it, but if you have not make wishes known,
and we know first hand what a difference this has made. The family
is helping spread the word in this National Transport Week.
An independent review is to be carried out into death rates among
patients in a large part of Nottinghamshire. The clinical
commissioning groups which organise services in Newark and Sherwood, and
Mansfield and Ashfield have ordered the inquiry. There's been public
concern about death rates following the downgrading of Newark's Accident
and Emergency unit. NHS managers say they want to sort out confusion. A
separate inquiry is ongoing into death rates at Sherwood Forest
Hospitals. Police in Nottinghamshire are still
questioning a man on suspicion of murder. It follows the death of
Denise Williamson, who was found with stab wounds at a house in
Hazelwood, at Hucknull, on Friday night. She died shortly afterwards,
in hospital. Detectives want to hear from anyone who may have had contact
with her in the last few weeks. Police are appealing for further
witnesses to come forward after the body of a man was found in a
burnt-out car in a Leicestershire village. Emergency services were
called to Frisby on the Wreake, in the early hours of yesterday
morning, where the body was discovered. Officers believe those
who attended Fristock, a local festival nearby, may have
information that could help the inquiry. They are continuing to
question three teenagers in connection with the incident.
While the Ashes test takes place at Trent Bridge, tens of thousands of
spectators will be coming to the city, many for the first time, and
many from all over the world. So, to help promote Nottingham and
give the best impression possible, a band of volunteers has been
recruited - very much like the hugely successful scheme that took
place in London during the Olympic games.
With the next of her special reports on the Ashes, here's Sarah Teale.
During the Olympics, an 8000 strong band of volunteers were the
welcoming face of the games and helped visitors navigate their way
around. The idea was such a success that similar ambassadors have been
recruited for the Ashes, to meet and greet and get tourists and
spectators any help they need. June last month's one-day international
at Trent Bridge, the team were given their first test run. -- during.
These are our volunteers. Don't let us enter up to! Obviously, we have
trained volunteers. Today, they are having a trial run. There are nicely
dressed. They are getting a briefing so that they are able to do exactly
what they want to. The volunteers will be at the train
station, the streets and around the ground, making sure everyone who
comes to Nottingham gets the best impression of the city. Seven
seconds as a rule. Seven seconds will make an impression. We never
underestimate the power of volunteering. To be involved in the
Ashes, in Nottingham, is just marvellous. I volunteered at the
Paralympics and thought it was very worthwhile and enjoyable. As I live
in Nottingham, it would be nice to give something back to the
community. It is already public coming in, having a great time and I
want to be part of that and making sure they enjoy themselves. -- all
about the public. Community projects help Trent Bridge secure Ashes
matches, not just this year but, in 2015 also.
More to come in sport. And, a blast from the past!
This brew contains a heady dose of nostalgia.
Our sports team have been limbering up for the big clash for weeks now.
And finally, the teams have arrived. Colin's been at Trent Bridge with
England and Australia. This is wonderful. Its been a wait
of nearly eight years but at last Trent Bridge can welcome another
Ashes test and everything that goes with it. Surely the most beautiful
test ground in England. Don't you think? The England boys will all
think that if they can come up with a big first day on Wednesday and
then take the first test here in what promises to be glorious
weather. They arrive at this game with Britain riding a wave of
sporting glory. Nottinghamshire and England's Graeme Swann in a positive
mood today. The rugby was followed, you know, intently by all of us. And
then Andy Murray yesterday winning it for England, not just for
Scotland, but for the whole of the British Isles! It is fantastic and
we hope to do the same. There is a feel-good factor that comes from a
nation's sporting team doing well. We hope to tap into that and
hopefully, in six weeks' time, we can be beside those guys as
victorious English teams. Nottinghamshire's other hero will be
walking down these steps later. A man who has cricket in his blood.
His Dad played for England, his sister is an analyst for them. Not
only are they the country's most famous cricketing family, they also
run a charity very close to their Hearts. Kirsty Edwards reports.
The past few years have seen Stewart become a household name. The poster
boy of English cricket. It is a far cry from the days of playing in his
garden. I always had this big wall, my sister's -- outside my sister's
bedroom all. I used to throw a ball against it and hit it. Over the
years, it got a huge cracks in the middle so my mum banned me from
doing it. He was out there for hours. It was one of those things,
it was better to have him out of the house in the garden so he was not
disturbingly! On the field, Stewart has been living the dream. Three
years ago, the family was hit by tragedy with the death of their
stepmum. My wife was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2009, none
of us knew anything about it at that time. Following her death, they
launched an appeal, raising money for research and awareness of the
disease. When she was diagnosed, it is one of those diseases that really
affects you and want to have seen it, you don't ever want to stop
helping people with that. appeal's a huge part of the
family's life, as is cricket. What a summer for them with the Ashes.
Stewart's already had Ashes success, just like his dad before him.
Ashes memories are... A video he used to play me. It was him scoring
his runs! He says I forced into Watchet. There was none of it. He
was the one who wanted to watch it, more often than not. You can see the
pride when the Ashes come up. You can see him, the things you remember
for your whole life. The Ashes is always in my family. It has always
been huge. It's been built up, now, for
everyone. More Ashes talk in a moment but the first test here means
that Nottinghamshire must play away for quite a while. They started
their County Championship game at Surrey today needing points to keep
close to the leaders. Meanwhile, Derbyshire are at Durham,
also desperate for first division points - in their case, to try and
lift themselves off the bottom of also desperate for first division
points Behind does Windows, or where the sports Rod Kassar 's work,
including the Test match special legends. -- the sports broadcasters.
Including BBC Test match special's legendary commentator, Jonathan
Agnew, will be here. The broadcasting favourite lives in
Leicestershire and on the morning of the first test, how does he prepare
to broadcast to millions across the world? With a walk with his dogs.
Natalie and her greyhound Rosie went to join in.
How are you doing? I hope you have your walking Boots on. Kind of!Here
is my dog. Here is the other one. Dutiful here. They can here you go.
On the morning of the first Ashes test at Trent Bridge, this is where
you will find Jonathan Agnew. Is this what you do to relax and take
your mind off it? Yes. An hour today, come up here. There are some
lovely walks. It is a bit of fun and the dogs run and swim and we throw
sticks. Yes, this and mowing! It is a bit soggy. It is a question of
perspective, isn't it? Cricket is nonstop, these days. I am not too
thrilled about back-to-back Ashes. You can have too much of a good
thing. What are you doing in there? I am happy for Trent Bridge that
they have got this. This will put them on the map. Everyone is talking
about this match. We have had all the preamble in New Zealand. That is
all very interesting but is done and dusted. Now the real stuff is
coming. While England win?I think they're expecting them to do well.
Some people are expecting them to win 10-0! I don't think that'll
happen. It rarely happens. Australia are not great but they are not that
bad! You have covered getting on for 60 Ashes test series, do you ever
get bored? Never. In the first test of any series, it is a the best.
Listening on the radio as a kid, I remember jumping out of bed and
leaping into a taxi. I said to him, the gamma! And he recognised me. He
said I was less handsome than I found of the radio! -- sound on the
radio. If this dog was like a cricketer, who would she be? I'm not
sure. She moves well. Legs like that, it would have to be Stuart
Hall. The place is bubbling with excitement. Trent Bridge has enjoyed
welcoming the two teams for the practice sessions today. There is
lots more to come tomorrow. We have a special from here at Trent Bridge.
You won't want to miss it. We will be giving you the best seat in the
house. Excellent, can't wait. Next, I'll have a Shippo's. Say that
to anyone of a certain age in Nottingham and chances are they'll
get a little bit misty-eyed. A Shippo was a Shipstone's, a
locally made beer which was the pint of choice for generations of
drinkers. The ale was axed in 1990. But now, it's back.
All of which seemed the perfect excuse, not that I needed one, to
visit a brewery. The Star Brewery in Nottingham was
once the biggest in the East Midlands. If a all was well known
throughout the city and beyond. It made its Victorian founder very
wealthy. Now, after a hiatus of 20 years, the beer is back. The
trademark and recipe acquired by this man. Richard Nieuwenhuizen
worked with the biggest brewers in the business but now, is going back
to his roots. -- Richard Newell. Everybody I talk to, has got a
story. It is about their first being Shippo's. Whether as themselves,
their parents, brothers, somebody has a story about it. The new
Shippo's is being made here, in Leicestershire. Colin Brown used to
work for the company at the old Brewery and some of the equipment he
is using came from there. The ingredients have not changed much
either. Have done our research, digging through the archives. I have
a good knowledge of what we were doing when the brewery closed. We
have combined those things and come up with something that we believe is
genuinely as close as we can get. Speciality ales like this are
catching on. It is a crowded marketplace now but Richard and
Colin wrecking that is a good thing. Then people are discovering locally
made there and the older generation are rediscovering a forgotten
flavour. If there is a bigger variety to choose from, all well and
good. So, the sun is over the yard and it is time to put this new there
to the test. I am going to hand it to the cameraman because I am told
he has a far more discerning palate than me. They are you are. Have a
little sick of that. A little drive. Thank you. -- a little sick. That
good? Uden tasty drop? No. Cameramen are
always very thirsty. Let's have a will it has been a bit more bearable
for those who do not like the heat. The high pressure is in charge so
still dry but there is a little bit more moisture and cloud of the North
Sea. That small change can make a big difference to the look and feel
of the weather. That is how it has been in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire
and eastern parts of Nottinghamshire. We have had a lot
of crowd and temperatures have struggled to stop just 17 degrees in
Lincoln. Further west, were the best of that country and has been, again
we have peaked at 25 degrees. I think we are both going to be in the
same boat for tomorrow. We are going to see a lot of cloud in the first
throes of the morning but that should thin and break and get a blue
sky for the afternoon. It is not a bad evening. That cloud is starting
to thin and break. It is dry and clear for the first half of the
night but we will see that low crowd drifting back into words the end of
the night. A lot of cloud around to the end of the night. Temperatures
not much more than 13 or 14 degrees. A disappointing start for most of
us. A lot of low cloud around. I am quite hopeful that will break up,
quite quickly, throughout the morning. We should have that lush
blue sky back into the afternoon. Wall-to-wall sunshine. That will
last into the evening. As a result, temperatures climbing up. There is a
small blip for Wednesday. We have a very weak weather front that will
drift its base southwards. It will introduce a lot of cloud. Not many
interruptions for the first day Trent Bridge. It will be cooler and
a lot cloudier. That forms will be back with a vengeance by the end of
the week. The sunshine returns, plenty of other through Thursday and