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This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and Dominic Heale.
Tonight - another alarm is sounded over patient care. Inspection squads
are to go into Nottingham's two main hospitals. It is because the city
Hospital and the Queens medical Centre have been rated as among the
most high risk in the country. Also as temperatures rise,
youngsters ignore the warnings and take the plunge. I came down with my
mates and I thought I would do it. You only live once! White metropolis
after a war of words over the resting place, Cathedral bosses
agreed to a raised team for Richard III.
And a dryer Mr Darcy comes to Chatsworth House. He will not be
emerging from a lake in a dripping Welcome to Thursday's programme.
First tonight, an East Midlands hospital trust will be among the
first in the country to be subjected to a tough new inspection regime.
It's because of concern about the risks faced by patients. Nottingham
University Hospitals were found to have higher than expected infection
and readmission rates. It's one of 18 hospital trusts in the country
which will be inspected as a matter of priority by the Care Quality
Commission. Hospital bosses have reassured patients and say they
expect to pass the inspections with "flying colours".
Between them the Nottingham City Hospital and the Queens Medical
Centre deal with around a million patients every year. It makes the
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust one of the biggest in the
country. But it's now also been rated as one of the most high-risk.
Failing on safety which looks at infection rates and readmission
numbers. Because of that, the trust has been picked as one of 18 across
the country to be subjected to tough new inspections announced today by
the Care Quality Commission. Frankly I was surprised because of our
record with patient safety. I understand that may cause anxiety
but I can assure patients but Nottingham University capital
Hospitals come under the finalist in the country. The good teams will
spend longer inspecting key areas like maternity of paediatrics and
AMD. -- A&E. They'll consist of announced and unannounced visits
including in the evenings and weekends when it's known people are
more likely to experience poor care. The family of dementia sufferer
Peter Ryley - who died at the Queens Medical Centre after nursing staff
over-sedated him causing him to fall - say they're disappointed the
hospital is one of six deemed as high-risk. The family were pleased
to hear the hospital had taken the case seriously. I have been sad and
disappointed to find out that the hospital has been given a high risk
rating by the Care Quality Commission but they have welcomed
the plans for rigorous inspection. We don't always get things right and
we accept that and when we don't get things right, we undertake to get
these problems solved and openly and transparently account to those we
serve. The inspections will be carried out over the next five
months and a new rating system will be introduced after that.
Earlier I spoke to Carolyn Jenkinson from the Care Quality Commission in
Nottingham. She explained the reasons for the inspections in
Nottingham. We want to look at whether the hospital is safe,
whether it is affected, and whether it is led well said things that have
come up are issues with infection control and more importantly in some
ways, the views of patients. White actor how effectively with your
teams be working? Scandal after scandal concerning hospital has
happened. Some of those were given a clean bill of health. We have
radically changed our inspection programme for hospitals and we will
do that with this inspection. We will be on-site for a long time and
look at of different parts of the organisation. We are going to take a
big team in with us and that will be made up of doctors, nurses and
experts who are experienced members of the public and former patients.
understand you will be doing spot checks. If you do find problems,
what can be done? It all boils down to money.
And now a look at the weather. If we find issues of serious concern and
we think that there are Proms we will escalate that -- there are
problems we will escalate that. Thank you very much.
Lincolnshire Police has been identified as one of five forces
that will find it especially difficult to cope with further
budget cuts. The warning by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of
Constabulary has been backed by the county's Police and Crime
Commissioner. Alan Hardwick called on the Government to "leave us
Despite significant tensions in their working relationship,
Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner and his Chief Constable
stood shoulder-to-shoulder to praise a 14% drop in recorded crime in the
county over the past year, but also to condemn the level of funding
which sees less spent per head of population than any other force.
funding formula which was used to find out what force gets what was
weighted heavily against Lincolnshire in particular, it was
like the Government took an axe to the budget for Lincolnshire. For
every force in the UK spent the same amount per head as we do in
Lincolnshire, if that was the case, the Government would save �1
billion. It is appropriate the Government recognises that
Lincolnshire police are cut very close to the bone and delivering a
very efficient service. It is time to look elsewhere, quite frankly. So
no more cuts in Lincolnshire? That is the clear message.
Earlier this year, Alan Hardwick suspended Neil Rhodes for "potential
conduct matters". But Mr Rhodes successfully overturned that
decision in the High Court. So given that the Chief Constable is still
being investigated by the Commissioner, what is the state of
their working relationship? We get on extremely well and we meet
regularly, there is no animosity. you think you will continue to work
with him in the future? Absolutely, no shred of doubt at all.
In its report, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary says
Lincolnshire Police may soon struggle to protect front-line
policing further. The force says its books are balanced and jobs are
secure for the next two years. But beyond that, with further cuts
expected, Alan Hardwick says: "Who knows?"
Later in the programme: is it OK to come last in the egg-and-spoon race?
We'll be finding out if winners and losers are still allowed at school
sports days. Plus, where's Kaye? a Miami or even the Costa Del Sol?
Or how about Skegness? Find out the Next tonight, the risks that
youngsters are taking to cool off during the current warm weather.
Today our cameras found a group jumping off a 30-foot-high bridge
into a Derbyshire river. And as schools start to break up for the
summer, Severn Trent has issued a warning urging people not to be
tempted to take a cooling dip in one could kill or cause life changing
injuries. We found this group of youngsters jumping off the 30 foot
high bridge near Ashbourne this morning. It is part of the thrill. I
wouldn't do if it was dangerous - dangerous. What if you can't see
what is in the water? You only live once! I came down with my mates and
thought I would do it. Meanwhile, Severn Trent Water has issued a
warning urging everybody to stay out of reservoirs. It may look nice and
placid, look enticing but it is really cold and the temperature out
today, about 28 Celsius, that will not be any more than eight Celsius
in the water. People jump in there, they will find it quickly cold. A
shock to the system. 16 deaths nationally in reservoirs this year.
It is the people going to those sites that we want to get the
message too. Please don't come and think it is safe to jump into these
reservoirs because it is not. like this water in Derbyshire have
draw holes under the surface to meet changes in demand which can also
cause hidden currents. The advice is choose somewhere safe to keep cool
A couple from Ashby-de-la-Zouch who died when their light aircraft
crashed into a field on Sunday have been named. Robert Moulton, who was
76, and his 84-year-old wife Lillian, died when the plane came
down near Fenny Drayton. It's believed the aircraft took off from
an airstrip near Twycross Zoo and was heading to Stoke Golding
airfield. An inquest into their deaths has been opened and
adjourned. Six people have been charged with
human trafficking offences after raids in Derby. The three men and
three women were arrested on Monday, when 11 suspected victims of human
trafficking were found at houses across the city. Police believe they
may have fraudulently used the details of the 11 men to claim
benefits and forced them into work. A 41-year-old woman who was also
arrested has been released on bail. A couple from Nottingham who won �45
million on the EuroMillions have been given permission to build a
futuristic "hub" house. Matt and Cassey Topham scooped the jackpot in
February last year. They plan to knock down their �1.2 million
mansion to build their new home which will include a grotto-like
swimming pool and a botanical garden. Costing �5 million, the
property will be located in the Wollaton Park Conservation Area.
The Derby-based train maker Bombardier has won a �180 million
contract to supply the Southern train company. The deal is to
provide Southern's electric rolling stock for the London Thameslink
route. Two years ago, Bombardier lost out to the German company
Siemens for the main order for Thameslink trains. But now this
smaller contract for Bombardier has the potential to double in size,
after it's signed in two weeks' time.
Losing the huge �1.4 billion order for Thameslink rolling stock to
Siemens in 2011 was a massive blow to Bombardier. Hundreds of
contractors and staff lost their jobs. But since then, Bombardier has
been awarded a series of smaller contracts. The latest of these,
announced today, is also ironically for trains to be used on the
Thameslink route. Southern Railway has announced it has selected
Bombardier to build 116 new electric rolling stock vehicles at a cost of
around �180 million. The order also includes the possibility of building
an additional 140 carriages, potentially bringing the total value
up to �385 million. Following today's announcement,
there is a formal hiatus of ten working days, in case unsuccessful
bidders wish to challenge the deal. Southern says it does intend to sign
with Bombardier at the end of this period.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says the Government has
worked closely with Southern on this Bombardier but they must win the
next major contract with Crossrail. In the meantime, assuming the
contract is signed on schedule, Bombardier will be expected to
deliver their 116 vehicles in 2015. Doctors and academics from Leicester
are leading a ground-breaking study into lung cancer. The research
project is part of a drive to boost survival rates for the illness.
Experts from the area will examine how exactly lung cancer adapts,
mutates and becomes resistant to treatment. 850 patients will be
studied across the UK. Now, the legal row over whether the
bones of Richard III should be buried in Leicester or York rumbles
on. But in the meantime, Cathedral bosses have had another battle on
their hands. Should the last Plantagenet king's final resting
place in Leicester be under a flat stone ledger or a raised tomb? Today
we finally got a decision. The scaffolding is going up and the
transformation is just beginning. The argument over which city Richard
III should be buried in my not yet be settled. Nevertheless, Leicester
Cathedral is pressing ahead with its plans and it has just revealed the
last Plantagenet King will be getting a tomb. What is significant
about all this is that originally, the Cathedral said it wanted a flat
stone ledge for the King's final resting place but those plans were
criticised by the Richard III society which said it wanted a far
more prominent memorial. We have listened carefully, we have got a
flat ledger stone and a tomb like structure so it is win- win for
everybody. This is what it would looks like, a raised tomb surrounded
by a White rose. Not any king is buried in Leicester so it should be
a large team of people can see and visit. It is grand, a big gesture
that is more appropriate. in total, it will cost the Cathedral �1
million. We have not got that money at the moment. We will need help
from the public, benefactors and patrons but we think that people
will want to come behind what we are doing. White actor of the pressure
is on to make a fitting memorial but also an impressive show for the
thousands of people the cities it expected -- the city is expected to
the venue that is experiencing a bit of a boom. The visitors' numbers are
extraordinary. More details later. One of the East Midlands' most
beautiful historic homes is once again in the spotlight. Chatsworth
House in Derbyshire is being used by the BBC to film its new period drama
Death Comes to Pemberley. The sequel to Jane Austen's novel Pride And
Prejudice will hit our screens later suspense, suspicion and deceit.
Death Comes to Pemberley is the sequel to Jane Austen's Pride And
Prejudice. But with a murder mystery twist.
Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy have been married for six
years but there is trouble at the end and a new Mr Darcy. It is a very
different character, he is a family man now, in love so not the brooding
arrogance that I think some associate with him. I can
wholeheartedly say that I will not be competing with Colin Firth about
emerging from a lake, I don't think anybody can top him. Chats with is
no stranger to big productions. The Duchess was partly filmed here as
well as Pride And Prejudice. It always helps boost visitor numbers.
The visitors absolutely loved it so when people were being filmed,
people crowd round to see the famous people. We try to link into that as
much as we can to all of our guides, they are all happy to talk to
visitors and anything we can tell them about productions enhances what
we have already got here which is enough in itself really. It dates
from the 16th century and includes priceless treasures but they have
been a few near misses. There was a large vase worth about �1 million
and there was a terrible crunching sound and somebody pulled the vase,
but thank goodness it was a cheap reproduction that we dropped.
The 3-part adaptation celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first
publication of Pride And Prejudice do for broadcast this Christmas. --
view for broadcast. But no dripping Mr Darcy coming out of the lake.
And now the sport. No mention of how much like I am Mr
Darcy! In football, Nottingham's Sophie
Bradley could be about to make a surprise return to the England team
for tonight's must-win European Championship match against France.
That's despite the ankle injury that's kept her out of the
tournament so far. England are only still in contention
because of a last-minute goal against Russia from Toni Duggan and
the performances just haven't been good enough. That surely can be the
only reason coach Hope Powell would risk Sophie Bradley who even
yesterday was watching training with her feet up. There will be changes
tomorrow, trying to get something out of this game if we want to stay
in it. We have to get something otherwise we will be going home. I
cannot fault the effort, it is just not clicking for us at the moment.
The game's on BBC Three with a 7:30 kick off. England have never beaten
France but must win to be sure of going through. Lee Westwood has
begun his latest aid to get his elusive major title at the open
championship at Muirfield Golf Club. He is one of the favourites to lift
the claret jug. He finished to hunt -- two underpar.
In today's cricket, a disappointing defeat for Nottinghamshire at
Edgbaston. The only bright spot a half century for struggling Alex
Hales. Poor Derbyshire were on the end of one of the most extraordinary
innings. Alex Lees making it to 275 not out for Yorkshire before the
Tykes declared. Surely he must have wanted 300.
In Division Two, once Ned Eckersley fell, the Leicestershire tail fell
apart. And medals today at the European
Youth Olympic Festival for Nottingham gymnast Ellie Downie,
part of the silver medal winning girls team and two Leicestershire
cyclists: Charlotte Broughton took silver and Grace Garner got bronze
in the road race. Next, school sports days. It's that
time of year. The Government - which is very keen on competition - has
just handed primary schools �150 million to improve sport. But should
it be about winners and losers? Nottingham's Helen Barnes is a
former international canoeist who is now a teacher. The ideal person to
investigate for us. Competitive sport is back at the heart of the
new curriculum and the start of a healthy debate. I think
competitiveness is a good thing because it teaches children that
life is about winning and losing. think it is too much pressure on the
children. It divides opinion that which opinions are schools choosing?
On our sports day, every child is a winner. It is about individual
winners. One winner. We want everybody to join in and feel good
about themselves. Life is competitive, children need to deal
with that. White matter I carried out my own survey and contacted 50
schools across the region. At Bowes, 15 are running competitive
days. The rest are doing a mix of both. I have been to two sports
days. The first in Galveston where they have been learning to fail
which is important as winning. We like to show a competitive side.
While we feel that children need to understand that and children need to
know they can win but you have to be gracious in defeat. But over in
Nottingham, at Radcliffe, they feel sports should be fun. As a first
feeling of organised sport, they should be successful and wants to be
successful and set up to succeed. We do not want to start a race knowing
that if there are six children, five of them have already lost.
That was fantastic, give yourselves a big clap. It is up to each
individual school how they run a sports day. That is a former
international canoeist, professional sport is something I feel about.
Children have chances to excel in the classroom in exams so why not
give children who are really good at it a chance to shine?
I remember the humiliation of sports days and that is just the dads'
With this heat continuing it's probably no surprise that people are
flocking to outdoor pools to try and cool off. But we have some
statistics that might just surprise you. Compared with this time last
year when it was a little bit wetter Ashby-de-la-Zouch's open air
swimming pool has had a 2,400% increase in visitor numbers.
90 years ago, going to a Lido was an exciting day out often filled with
beauty parades, diving competitions and water polo. This is
Leicestershire's last public open-air swimming pool at
Ashby-de-la-Zouch and already first thing this morning there's a queue
at the door and people are starting to fill it up. We are coming here
because of the lovely weather. not to swim around in the sunshine
but it is really warm. It is a nice day outside so when you jump in, it
is nice weather. You get to live in the sun it is really nice.
This time last year when it was wet and raining, Hood Park leisure
Centre had 145 people use the outdoor pool. This year a staggering
3,632 went for a dip to try and cool off from the summer sun. It is
terribly important, part of the heritage of Ashby going back to the
1930s when lots of bases had lidos. We must preserve our heritage and
make sure it is well used by everybody. We have pool parties,
barbecues, even in winter, you can use the pool for a charity swim if
you have the courage! If the larger pool is still too cold, this centre
has a heated pool for the younger, more sensitive swimmers who also
it, you are lucky! Talking about them, I think our reporter is on a
beach somewhere. I have been let out for good behaviour! We are 60 miles
away from the coast here in Nottingham city centre where they
are preparing the beach for this year's Nottingham Riviera. Tonnes
and tonnes of sand here, fairground rides, fish and chip shops and a
beach bar. All we need is the sunshine.
It opens tomorrow and it looks like we will get that. Another hot and
sunny day with temperatures soaring again into the high 20s. We did not
get the elusive hottest day of the year today, temperatures up to 28
Celsius but it is still feeling warm and another oppressive muggy night
tonight. Temperatures only slowly rolling back to around 16 Celsius.
And then we do it it again tomorrow up into the afternoon once again.
But it is the sunshine that is taking the limelight once again,
temperatures up to 28, 29 Celsius. Subtle changes on the way for the
weekend, the high-pressure moves north and that allows us to drag in
an easterly wind and that will be bringing in more cloud so for
Saturday, more clout for the morning, but it should earn back to