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We will keep you updated on the Typhoon as it heads towards Vietnam
Tonight: A sickening attack on a bouncer outside a city centre bar.
CCTV shows for men attacking the dolmen with a metal pole, after they
were refused entry. Also denied: The explainer of Andy
Turner, burgled while at his mother 's funeral. There are some
disgusting people out there that do things like this. I hate them.
Plus the flu jab that could avert misery for you and paying for the
NHS this winter. And in London before the great
Fire. The stunning video that has one students from Leicester a top
award. Good evening. Welcome to Friday
night's programme and we start with a vicious assault on a doorman in
Leicester. The 40`year`old victim has been left with serious head
injuries. He was attacked by four men who'd been refused entry to a
city centre bar. The police have now released CCTV
footage of the incident to try to trace those responsible. Our
reporter James Roberson joins us now from outside the Mobius Bar on
Braunstone Gate. So James, what more can you tell us about this attack?
Good evening. It was an evening somewhat like this, except what
happened was considerably later. It all happened just across there,
outside the bar, the side that main entrance. We are just south of the
city centre. This is what the video that the police have released shows.
The scene seems entirely, the first and the door staff are seen talking
to a group of men who turn up outside the bar at midnight.
Suddenly, when one of the staff will not let the men in, it turns ugly. A
fight breaks out. One of the men picks up a heavy stand and wields
its like a weapon. He hits the door supervisor and then strikes it over
his head. The doormen goes down, he collapses backwards and then the
other staff finally get the men to go away.
How is the man who was attacked? He is 40 years old, has not been
named but we understand he is now recovering from this very bad
attack. The police have described the four men involved as of Middle
Eastern appearance and they are asking anyone who might know them or
who might have witnessed the attack, to contact Leicestershire
police on the non`emergency number, 101.
Police say they have another sighting of a missing mother who was
last seen a week ago. Elizabeth Kinston left her home in Beeston
last Friday morning. Just before midday she was recorded on CCTV
going past a pub near Nottingham railway station. Shortly after that,
she was spotted near the Castle Marina retail park outside the city
centre. We have conducted an extensive CCTV surgeon who have a
confirmed sighting of her at Queens drive, of Castle Bridge Road. She
was wearing a distinctive pink top, which from the rear, you can see a
black outline of the figure of a chicken. It's really significant.
She was wearing dark blue jeans and knee`length brown boots.
Detectives investigating the death of a Leicester football coach have
made two more arrests. Antoin Akpom, who was 20, died after being stabbed
in Kent Street in the city in September. Two men aged 59 and 49
have been detained on suspicion of assisting an offender. They've been
released on police bail. Two others have been charged with murder and
will appear in court at a later date.
Detectives investigating the death of a man in a fire at a derelict
warehouse in Derby have released mobile phone footage. Jaroslaw
Wieczorek was found dead in the former factory on Great Northern
road a month ago. This film of the fire was captured before the
emergency services arrived. Officers want to find a man who was seen
sitting on steps behind the building between 11 and noon on the day of
the fire. Still to come: in sport, almost sold
out. The Foxes v Forest. It's the big local derby. We'll be
talking to Forest defender and former Fox Jack Hobbs ` a man with a
foot in both camps. The Olympic athlete Andy Turner has
spoken of his devastation and disgust after burglars ransacked his
family home while he was at his mother's funeral.
The Nottinghamshire hurdler says he believes they deliberately targeted
the house after he mentioned the funeral on social media. They took
his car, phones and a laptop which contained the last photos he'd taken
of his mum Yvonne when she was alive.
Sarah Teale has been speaking to Andy at his home in Hucknall.
Happier times together. This was athlete Andy Turner and his proud
mother in the run`up to last year 's Olympics. Sadly, 58`year`old Yvonne
died unexpectedly last week after a stroke. While the family attended
her funeral, yesterday, fees burgled their Nottingham home. You just
think that at that point, things cannot get any worse but then you
realise, things can. There are some disgusting people out there that do
things like this. I hate them, I hate them, I hate them. Andy, who is
European and Commonwealth champion, believes he may have been
deliberately targeted after posting details of the funeral on social
media. You do something like that, you don't think about criminals
thinking it is their chance to take something. For them to even think
like that is just disgusting. If that was the cause, I don't put it `
regret putting it on Twitter because people got a chance to pay their
last respects to my mum. As forensic teams examined the windows, news
came that a stolen car had been found abandoned. He says it is his
phone and laptop which he went back because they store precious photos
of his last moments with his mum. It is not a car that I was forced
about. It is the memories. I cannot get those memories back. They were
on the phone and my laptop. That is what hurts the most. It is the
memories, I need to get the memories back.
As you heard there Andy Turner fears the burglars may have known he was
out because he'd used social media to talk about his mother's funeral.
Joining us now is Darren Surgey from Nottinghamshire police. Darren, a
hard lesson on just what we should putting on social media.
It is something we need to be very careful of, with Facebook, Twitter,
the list goes on. It is making sure that what we are putting on their
only our friends can see. We are looking at locking down our security
settings, making sure we're not putting anything on there that
somebody could take advantage of, but in this case. How often do
pergolas specifically target homes having read information like that?
Or is it more likely to be opportunistic? About 20% of all our
burglaries are few insecurities and it is down to an opportunist
situation, a beginner will go down the street. They will see an open
window, a door that is not locked, and they will take a chance. If they
do see through a window, and at tablet or khakis, it's things like
that. They are very good at what they do and what we have to do is be
one step in front and make sure we take the necessary measures. We will
leave it there for now but thanks very much.
A drive to kick`start Nottingham's economy is creating thousands of
jobs just a year after it was started. That's the claim of those
behind the Nottingham Growth Plan. It's not all good news though. The
review has also shown there's still a jobs gap and the poor performance
of a shopping centre is fuelling the number of empty shops.
The growth plan was unveiled in July last year. As one of the UK's core
cities, Nottingham received ?60 million from the government to
unleash enterprise across the city. Its achievements have been reviewed
by the likes of this person, one of the founders of an information
company, who was pleased with progress. Last year was a record
year in terms of new business start`ups. The thing that still has
to be done is unemployment, that's still a problem in the city.
Therefore, tackling unemployment is one of the priorities that we have.
Since the plan started, almost 800 jobs have been created, with the
potential of at least another 8000, if projects are delivered. Although
200 apprenticeships have been created, there are still jobs and
skills gap. If we wanted to go back to where we were before the
financial crisis, we need to create another 10,000 jobs. 21`year`old
Matthew is one of the lucky ones. He has just landed an assistant chef 's
job in a pub restaurant, after one years apprenticeship. I was socially
withdrawn with people. I had been out of work. Then I found this. It
has done wonders for my life. Are you more confident? Very much more
confident now. The review has identified an 8% fall in city centre
shop vacancies. That reduction would have more than doubled if the broad
Marsh Centre was excluded. Broad Marsh is an issue which we have
focused on within the growth board and we are taking steps to try to
secure funding to deal with it. But it is going to be something we
tackle over the next few years, rather than something we can do in
12 months. The review says continued growth depends on promoting key
sectors, digital content, life sciences and clean technology. The
city also needs to develop a skilled workforce, deliver major transport
infrastructure projects on time and provide free Wi`Fi access. There are
still a lot of work to be done. The Deputy Prime Minister, on a
visit to Nottinghamshire, has stressed the importance of doing
business with Europe for East Midlands who want to grow.
But Nick Clegg also condemned this week's budget and job cuts announced
by the Labour`run Nottinghamshire county council.
Nick Clegg was visiting a company which makes yarn for car seats and
exports most of it to Europe. It was county council job cuts that span
the Deputy Prime Minister into this attack. It is hypocritical of Labour
councillors in the Nottinghamshire county council which they now run,
where they pay themselves or in summary than almost any other county
council anywhere in the country, that they should be inflicting cuts
on the ordinary people and working families of Nottinghamshire, rather
than taking an axe to some of their pay and perks which they have in
County Hall. Labour responded tonight, saying they had frozen
allowances for the first year in a row. The Lib Dem 0
allowances for the first year in a row. The Lib Dem leader was also
fired up by attempts to force an early EU referendum. The issue
matters for the boss of this firm. We are concerned that if we were to
come out of the EU, we would have to reset relationships with the markets
in which we are selling, which we think would be detrimental to our
business. 95% of what is manufactured here is exported
directly to the single market. If we are yanked out of that because of
political extremism, this part of the world would be much poorer off.
Nick Clegg says at stake is the future of manufacturing.
A council leader, planning to cut 800 jobs, joins us to explain why
they have to go. It is when you run since they were elected but do you
know who your police and crime commission is and what difference
have they made? We will be carrying out enquiries of our own. Join me
from 12:25pm, this Sunday. Health officials say they're
concerned many thousands of people still haven't taken up the offer of
a flu jab before the winter really sets in.
The NHS says the vaccinations not only save lives but can also ease
some of the pressure on stretched hospitals and doctors through the
colder months. Our Health Correspondent Rob Sissons is here.
Rob, who can get the jabs this year? An incredible number of people these
days, over 1 million people are entitled to it on the NHS. Let's
take a quick look. In Leicestershire, there is an
experiment going on, a pilot scheme, involving four to
ten`year`olds with a nasal spray. Quite a long list.
How is the campaign going this year? It's early days. After a slow start,
it's picking up. They are about halfway through the campaign. I
popped into a surgery today at Arnold in Nottinghamshire. This is
the Highcroft surgery. The vaccination campaign is gathering
pace. Over 2000 people here have been injected. It's getting those
people who are reluctant to come through the surgery port ` door
which is important. It's about being bothered to come down and do it. It
doesn't hurt. I've only had it once. Very bad, high temperatures and
hallucinations at night. You don't want to wait until the flu season is
in full swing to get your job because it does take a couple of
weeks for the job to begin to work. Last year, they were under 800
people who ended up in intensive care with flu related illnesses. Flu
hasn't taken off yet but pressure on our hospitals increasing?
In a war of words this week just dash over how well our hospitals can
cope, they say October was really busy, along with hospitals in Derby,
Leicestershire and Lincoln. They have been struggling to hit their
four`hour wait. We hope that it doesn't hurt us too
hard. Students from De Montfort University
in Leicester have won a top video game award. Their recreation of
Tudor London was inspired by the British Library's historic map
collection. Judges said it was so accurate it
wouldn't look out of place in a Hollywood studio production. Have a
look for yourself. London in the 17th century. Set in
and around the streets and lanes where the great Fire of London broke
out. Created by a team of university students, the realism and attention
to detail is so impressive, they've won a top video gaming award. We
were quite surprised. The quality of the work the other teams produced
was amazing. When they announced we were the winners, it was a big
shock. We put an extreme amount of effort in. The whole team are
incredible hard workers. We are very proud. The competition was inspired
by the British library 's historic map collection. But the students got
inspiration from elsewhere as well. There are many historical
references, but no tips plea Samuel Pepys diary. He gave names of
streets and pubs. It took 14 weeks to create and is even being used in
school history lessons. One of the issues is there tends to be a
separation between arts and sciences in the UK, which is regrettable.
What we tried to do is heal that devised to our students are
technical and also artistic. You can get compelling visual experiences
when he put the two together. The students are in the final year and
they are hoping the award will lead to one thing in particular... Jobs!
Jobs at the end of the day. That looks really brilliant.
Still to come: the weather. And if you're attending a
Remembrance Sunday event this weekend ` there's some better news
from Kaye. We have got some cold, crisp autumn
sunshine this weekend but there has to be reined in there somewhere. All
the details coming up later. The sport. It is on the verge of a
sell`out. Over 30,000 fans will be inside the King Power Stadium
tomorrow for an all East Midlands affair. Leicester City versus
Nottingham Forest. Leicester, second. Forest, sixth. This is what
the clubs two managers have to say about the game. This one comes at a
very important time for both sides. We have been on a pretty good run of
late and are glad to continue that. I am sure Nottingham Forest will be
looking to apply some pressure. It's an important three points and we are
all excited and looking forward to it. As I've said before, it is the
next game in the fixture list. We look forward to the game.
Leicester are the in`form team in the Championship. City are in a hot
streak at home. They have won eight in a row at the King Power Stadium
and have only dropped two points out of a possible 21 there. Natalie has
been in the Leicester camp this week.
Ahead of this match, they have likened the atmosphere down here to
the spirit at the training ground during the O'Neill days. Leicester
are favourites to win this one, after their best start to the season
in 129 years. And a win could put Nigel Pearson 's team at the top of
the championship tomorrow will stop because of that and the parallels
between the two teams, there has been extra interest this week. Both
clubs get massive gates and it is a massive game for everyone. Last
season 's epic game at the city ground saw Leicester win. It allowed
them to stick into the play`offs in dramatic fashion, at Forest's
expense. It was the 93rd minute and I looked up. I just managed to get
the ball at my feet and I passed it through. He did the rest. It was a
great feeling. For a Leicester player, it was one of the highlights
of my career. I can probably speak for everyone who was on the field
and it was a fantastic day. I'm sure they will come to do a job on us.
Leicester City nine poorer `9 points above capital at a forest in the
table. So, that's the view at Leicester,
how are they feeling ahead of the big kick off at Forest. Well, one of
their players has a foot firmly in both camps. Angela met up with
defender Jack Hobbs. No need to mug up on this week 's
opposition. Jack Hobbs spent three years at the Foxes. I felt like I
really came on as a player. I did enjoy it. That was if you years ago
now and now I'm in Nottingham Forest colours. I'm looking forward to try
to pick of the three points on Saturday. So, now firmly on the red
side of the a 46, he is relishing the prospect of returning to the
stadium. I've learned a lot of Nigel being a centre half. I'm learning
more. While they are flying, Forest's form has wobbled of late.
We feel like we could be a lot higher. Some things have gone
against us. Sometimes you've only got ourselves to blame. Fighting
hard for his new team on once familiar territory, he will be going
out to prove that he was the lad. Hopefully we get the three points
and come away happy. Leicester and Forest won't be the
only teams playing before a big crowd. Derby County expect over
26,000 at Pride Park for their game against Sheffield Wednesday. We did
our big feature with young star Mason Bennett here yesterday. You
can see an extended version online at the BBC Sport website.
Notts County's new boss says he feels for his players after years of
uncertainty at the club. It's 48 hours since Shaun Derry became the
eighth manager in four years at Meadow Lane and today he was doing
his first formal pre`match press call before leading the team into
the FA Cup first round at Hartlepool. When new managers come
through the door, a lot of players are wary and worried about the
future. I understand that. I've had a lot of managers in my career. I
fully understand where the players are coming from. I think it is up to
me and up to grade to set a standard for them to follow. If I can give
them that, I believe in them. Confirmation of that game. Good luck
to Alfreton. They play Wrexham. Leicester Tigers are in LV Cup
action tonight at home to Ospreys but they have yet another injury to
contend with. Scrum Half Ben Youngs has picked up a hip injury while on
international duty. That means 26 out of Tigers 41 strong squad have
been injured at some point this season.
At the start of the week, as part of our Made in Leicester series, we
asked you to send us photo's that sum up culture in Leicester and
Leicestershire. Thanks to everyone who took the time to send their
pictures in. Here's a selection. A rainbow of people... Different
cultures... Made in Leicester... Well, how lovely were they?
Very varied as well. Absolutely super!
Some magnificent weather on the way for the weekend, some gorgeous
sunshine but I will start with an appeal of my own. We've not had many
of your weather pictures sent in recently. Get snapping and send them
in. We will try and show a few of them on the weather slot. There have
been scenes like this and there will be frosty seems this weekend. It
will be a cold weekend. They will be showers around on Saturday but by
Sunday, we will be having one of those cold, crisp autumn Sundays.
Good news for remembrance service is taking place. Not quite as nice
today. It has been pretty dismal. This rain has moved further north
than we've been hoping for today. It is starting to pull away to the east
now. We are drying up once again tonight and the skies are starting
to clear right behind that as well. It is dry, clear and look at the
temperatures, they are starting to take a tumble. It is a cold start
and a bright start for many of us. You will have to be quick and
ability to appreciate that. The code will start to thicken and... It
should start to clear later in the day. Behind that, we should see
something drier and brighter. Feeling very cold, six or seven
degrees our top temperature. We are going into a cold started a night.
Another ridge of high pressure moving in. This is going to be with
us too much of Sunday. Another cold and frosty start to Sunday.
Beautiful sunshine for much of the day. Perhaps a little bit more
cloud. It is always very nice when
Remembrance Sunday is crisp and sunny. Goodbye for now.