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all This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and me, Dominic Heale.


Tonight ` hospital workers battle to stop the spread of the winter


vomiting bug. Patient and staff on five images


awards have contracted the norovirus. Also to, the boy with the


Kenya who was saved by his younger brother. I would have been stuck in


hospital, not able to do anything he didn't give it to me. Plus all eyes


on Richard on the eve of the battle to decide where he is buried. And


behind`the`scenes with Carl Froch afterward his most controversial


fights. The referees are there to support the fighters, it's a sport,


we are not in ancient Rome. Good evening and welcome to Monday's


programme. First tonight, a sure sign that winter's on the way. Cases


of Norovirus are being 0 sign that winter's on the way. Cases


of Norovirus are being reported in our hospitals once more. This time


it's the Leicester NHS hospitals where patients on five wards have


been diagnosed with the winter vomiting bug. The illness,


characterised by sickness and diarrhoea, is a major challenge for


the NHS. The main problem is controlling the spread. Our Health


Correspondent Rob Sissons has been to two of our hospitals to see


what's being done. At Leicester 's NHS hospitals, at


least 17 patients and nine members of staff have gone down with


norovirus. The good news is people usually feel better after 24 248


hours. The bad news is, highly contagious and is a really just a


cool nightmare to try and contain. Because we have lots of people in


hospitals, patients, staff and visitors, whenever norovirus occurs,


it can spend quickly. This is one of the wards where patients have been


infected with norovirus. The message to visitors is to stop and check


that they have no symptoms before they venture through these doors. We


have had visitors who have come in and develop symptoms on the ward.


These visitors may well have felt well when I left by the time they


arrived, they have been more unwell. The problem they have is they are


bringing the virus into the hospital, infecting patients and


staff. The official NHS advice, if you think you have norovirus, is to:


it's not just people. Kingsmill hospital in Nottinghamshire is


easier to clean, half of the 550 beds are in 0


easier to clean, half of the 550 beds are in single rooms, where


patients with norovirus can be isolated. We can close the doors,


and there is more space between each bed in the Bay stop modern


facilities are one thing but soap and water remains one of the best


defences. Hospitals seem to blame visitors but staff and contractors,


lots of people can spread it. That's true, and it's difficult to prove


conclusively who caused what stop what we do know is there is


anecdotal evidence evidence in Leicester of visitors throwing up on


the ward, it's thought they had it. But that doesn't let staff off the


hook. Can they say that every time they are following 0


hook. Can they say that every time they are following to the letter


infection control rules in every hospital? So of course, patients


themselves campaign a role. `` can play a role. Every winter, there are


up to a million cases of norovirus, it's very common, and most people


can get it again, because you are not resistant to it. Thanks very


much. A Nottingham man's been jailed for


nine years after raping a woman in her home after a night out. Mosan


Ahmed ` who's 22 and from Forest Fields ` asked to share a taxi with


a woman after leaving a night club in October 2012. He got into her


house after asking her for a cigarette. He was sentenced to nine


years for rape at Nottingham Crown Court and will remain on licence


until 2027. Derbyshire Police says it receives


250 calls a day from people ringing for help with problems of domestic


violence. Now the force is supporting a programme run by North


Derbyshire 0 supporting a programme run by North


Derbyshire Women's Aid. Its aim is to help people understand and


recognise their abusive behaviour and will run in Buxton,


Chesterfield, Ilkeston and Swadlincote. Men who are being


abusive can volunteer themselves to come onto the programme. The


programme is long, about 35 weeks, we expect men to come for two hours


a week. But that programme will give them the strategies and tools to


stop the abusive behaviour in their family and relationships.


Still to come ` it's the eve of battle. Both sides in the Richard


III burial row pin their hopes on a judicial review due tomorrow.


Farmers in Derbyshire are hoping to stop the spread of TB in cattle with


the county's first vaccination programme for badgers. The national


farmers union is working with the county's Wildlife Trust to start the


vaccinations in the Edale area in the Spring of next year. One farmer


who's just had a case of TB in his herd says it could help protect


livestock. Mike O'Sullivan reports. Slaughterman arrives at a farm in


Edale Derbyshire. This cow is suspected to have TB and is being


taken away to an abattoir. A postmortem should confirm things.


What I am worried about now is what is going to happen next. We have to


have two more clear tests, whether they will show signs of symptoms,


we're not sure, have to wait. In Derbyshire, TB in cattle has roughly


doubled. Badges get the blame from farmers


for the increase. The government is carrying out a cult in the


south`west, it's thought to be extended if it is successful. But


around Edale, vaccination of badgers may be the way forward. Derbyshire


farmers are now working with the Derbyshire wildlife trust to set up


the first vaccination programme for badgers against TB next summer.


It'll be the first its kind in the county. They have raised nearly


50,000 to contribute towards vaccinating badgers. It's very


expensive, it is very labour intensive. Edale is in the heart of


an area where greater monitoring takes place in the hope that the


spread of bovine TB can be halted. For farmer Robert, 0


spread of bovine TB can be halted. For farmer Robert, vaccination of


badgers offers hope. Anything that will reduce the incidence of TB in


badgers will be good, whether it is vaccination or removal. Robert 's


cattle cannot be moved off the farm until they get the all clear.


It's been a year since a boy from Nottinghamshire received a


life`saving bone marrow transplant from his younger brother.


10`year`old Archie Andrews from West Bridgford overcame leukaemia when he


was three but it returned a few years ago. Rebecca Sheeran reports.


Boys will be boys, but these brothers are closer than most. Last


year, Archie was diagnosed with leukaemia for the second time when


he was just nine. His three`year`old brother Harvey was a bone marrow


match and became one of the UK's youngest donors. I helped my brother


and didn't hurt me. They took my blood out to Archie. If I didn't


have it, I would have been stuck in hospital, not unable to do anything


if he didn't give me blood. I'm going to school quite a lot now. We


filmed with Archie shortly after he was diagnosed. Since then, the


family has raised over ?23,000 for a cancer ward. They have been holding


a party to thank everyone who has helped. So many people have helped,


whether its fundraising, helping with the other two boys, when you


have seen them go through so much pain and be so poorly, I cherish


every moment, I don't take anything for granted. He was poorly before


but now he is up and about playing God. `` playing football. I am


really happy now. And that happiness really shows. Three brothers back to


full strength. Professor Ajay Vora is the


Consultant who carried out the procedure on the brothers at


Sheffield Children's Hospital. Earlier I asked him just how


complicated it was, for such a young donor like Harvey. It is very


straightforward, he had general anaesthetic and we took about 300


mils of what looks like blood from the back of his pelvis, within an


hour of the procedure, he was awake and running around. He was home the


next day. Extraordinary. Does this mean you might be using younger


donors? Because Harvey was very young. He was one of our younger


donors, what we have had a donor as young as nine months old. The


younger they are, the better they tolerate the procedure. I believe


the more usual method an aesthetic? In adults, we would give them an


injection that recruit stem cells from the bone marrow into the blood


and use a special machine to collect the stem cells from the blood, but


the injection we had to give, we don't know the safety of it in


children. What would you say to anybody who might be thinking about


donating but is worried about it? There is a lot of information they


will receive beforehand, and they will find the procedure isn't as


difficult and arduous as they would imagine. Thank you very much.


Derby could all but lose its mayor to save more than ?100,000 a year.


The City Council's considering the move, claiming the job is no longer


affordable. Under the proposals, Derby would still have a mayor ` but


he ` or she ` would only chair full council meetings and attend a


remembrance event. Civic engagements would only be attended if a private


sponsor covered the costs. Meanwhile talks have taken place in


Ashfield in Nottinghamshire about how the District Council there could


cut almost ?5 million from its budget. The savings need to be made


over the next five years. More than a million needs to be cut by 2015.


The council wants residents to have their say on its proposals and many


were encouraged to attend a series of council meetings.


From the battle of Bosworth Field to the battle for the bones ` the war


of the roses flares up again as campaigners take their fight over


Richard the Third's bones to court. A judge will look at the rival


claims from Leicester and York over where the king should finally be


laid to rest. A decision is expected to be reached in a few weeks. 0


laid to rest. A decision is expected to be reached in a few weeks. Helen


Astle reports. After skeletal remains found beneath a car park


were confirmed as the Kings in February, there has been a fight


over whether `` over where ten four should be reinterred. Tomorrow the


fight goes to the High Court in London. The Plantagenet Alliance


want the remains reburied in York. It says it was the King 's wish. My


clients feel that King Richard III had strong links with the North,


particularly York. They feel that is the most appropriate place. We


wouldn't have taken it this far if we thought we were going to lose.


Obviously the decision has to be in the hands of the court, we're


confident we will be a fair hearing. Here in Leicester, they are fighting


back. Over 34,000 people have signed an online edition calling for


Richard III to be reburied in the city. The remains should be buried


here, definitely. I think you should be, seeing as his body was found


here. It would be great if you went to York, if he was found here, he


should stay here. The council gave permission to dig up the car park on


the basis that the remains, if we discovered them, would be reinterred


in Leicester. So the whole thing seeded on the basis that if we found


Richard III, he would be reinterred him. Celebrity .2 Leicester being


the place. So over 500 years since his death, it seems there are more


battles ahead. Now, here's a brand new piece of


clothing that you're more likely to see on a lifeboat than a catwalk.


Researchers in the East Midlands have created an antenna that can be


embroidered into clothes. It's designed for use by search and


rescue teams to save lives. They say its impact could be huge. Navtej


Johal reports. This sewing machine is for function


not fashion. It is employed ring and antenna into the cloth that could


save your life. We will replace this, it is difficult to operate in


a hostile environment. This you will wear and not even notice. This joint


project has taken three years and around half ?1 million to complete.


The embroidery process is quicker and cheaper than using traditional


antennas will stop the results could be invaluable in situations like


these. A rescue mission carried out last year by the French Navy. It


will ultimately save lives. Also, we are looking at medical applications


where you can wear this device and it 0


where you can wear this device and it will be monitoring print parts of


the body functions. We are using the arm, it has particles that make it


conductive. The functions are numerous. I believe the sky is the


limit where the applications are concerned. This is completely


soundproofed, there is no radio interference in here, certainly no


mobile signal, it's designed to mimic what it's like in outer space


or out at sea. And it's where they have been testing this fabric


antenna. The technology has recently been bought by life jacket company


who are planning to incorporate it into their products. It is hoped it


will be available to be public in a years time.


Still to come this evening ` a frosty feel to the weather. We'll


have a full forecast from Kaye. And I am with the pupils are unearthing


the past in their playground. Look at week gap over there! First


tonight ` referee Howard Foster's been backed by the British Boxing


board of control today after his controversial decision to stop Carl


Froch's dramatic World Title fight with George Groves. It meant Froch


retained his two super`middleweight belts on Saturday ` but both the ref


AND Froch were booed by the crowd. Mark Shardlow had 0


AND Froch were booed by the crowd. Mark Shardlow had the only camera in


the dressing rooms after the fight. Ethan Ebanks`Landell it's 2am. Carl


Froch heads back to his dressing room. His win earlier this year left


a hero, he is the unwitting fill`in, with no sense of victory. There was


a stunning start. Carl Froch was down in round one after an amazing


reception. He was hanging on. George Groves was winning over the crowd,


he was ahead at halfway. It was sensational boxing, but Carl Froch,


with enormous strength, was forcing his way back into the fight when the


referee intervened in the ninth to give it a dramatic, unsatisfying


conclusion. Groves is disgusted! Rose is furious. There is going to


be some controversy here. It got stopped too soon. He should have


kept it going, really. Do we want him out in a cold `` in a coma? No


we don't. He couldn't walk, the referee was carrying him. The fans


didn't say that. Carl Froch was the cat `` champion. I am devastated


that I was food. I don't get it, I always find a way to win. So I feel


I have had that taken away from the tonight. It was tough to watch and


tough on Carl Froch to have the glory of victory tarnished with


upset fans. I am finishing him off, inflicting some damage, they are


cheering, loving it, and the referee does his job, which is a fantastic,


hard job, he estimates based 0 does his job, which is a fantastic,


hard job, he estimates based on its second decision. But what do I say


to the people that were upset? It's a little bit silly, to be honest. I


just thank the fans coming. It will be hard to avoid, for a rematch. But


Carl Froch will not give up his world title else easily. `` world


title helps. Onto football, and some very bad


news for Nottingham Forest to start ` Captain Chris Cohen is out for the


rest of the season after damaging his cruciate knee ligament in


Saturday's match with Burnley. He's been one of the stand`out performers


as Forest chase a place at the top. Right now, though, Leicester lead


the East Midlands. The foxes are now one of three clubs level at the top


of the championship. But you began to wonder whether it would happen


after Ipswich scored. Nugent thoroughly enjoyed himself in the


second half. David Nugent once more for Leicester! I seem to like this


part of the country, every time I come here, I do school, I wish I


could play here every week. Forrest told Burnley but believe they should


have done better. The referee said handball, Nottingham Forest


disagreed. If it wasn't for that decision, you would agree that the


rest of the game, it was only one team who deserve to win. It was


given and it was scored living Nottingham Forest having to come


back. Headed home! It is Simon Cox from a yard out! Derby 's blue tit


might not be to everyone's taste but there was plenty of good football on


show `` blue tit. I think ten, 11 passes, great cross,


great Hall. All three of our teams in the top seven.


In League One, new Notts County manager Shaun Derry has now seen his


team lose four times in a row. The latest a defeat at Shrewsbury. Notts


did have opportunities ` like this Haynes header cleared off the line `


but in the end went down to Adam Reach's goal. Notts now seven points


from safety at the bottom. And in League Two, what an astonishing game


for Mansfield. Nine goals. Brace yourself ` here they come!


Rugby's Leicester Tigers got back to winning ways in the Premiership with


a home 0 winning ways in the Premiership with


a home victory over London Irish. Two penalty tries made the


difference ` the second of them coming after a mammoth 13 scrums in


a row, including penalties and resets. Huge effort from the Tigers'


forwards. In ice hockey, injury`hit Nottingham Panthers put in a series


of excellent performances ` and came close to winning their Continental


Cup semi final over the weekend. Saturday's win over the Kazakhstan


side Yertis Pavlador was the highlight. The pictures, by the way,


are still on the plane from Italy! And Badminton to finish, because our


own Chris Adcock and his wife Gabby White have won the Hong Kong Open.


It's an outstanding result ` only the second English winners ever of


an event at the SuperSeries level. Proper Commonwealth Games


contenders. Finally, 0


contenders. Finally, the pupils unearthing the


past in their playground as they come face to face with evidence of


the last war. Sixth formers at West Bridgford Comprehensive near


Nottingham have been working on an archaeological dig after finding the


remains of twelve air raid shelters at their school. Jo Healey reports.


Do you remember what it was like when you got down the steps and


turned right? It was pitch black and cold and damp. Memories of two


former pupils, reliving moments in shelters like this but that their


school. Occasionally we had a gas mask practice for about half an


hour. Which was horrible, because I could never breathe in mind. I felt


as though I was joking. This school moved to this site in 1938. They


built 12 air raid shelters. This is the one they are busy excavating. We


are uncovering a piece of our school 's is to rewrite here. To discover


all this under the school is amazing. Real life in Nottingham in


World War II was dangerous. The city enjoyed 11 air attacks, in all


nearly 200 people were killed social to is one vital. Must have been


really dark in there. Must have been terrifying. It would probably have


been covered with turf stop ``. The plan is to dig up the whole shelter,


stretching nearly 60 feet, to teach children of today what they went


through. Time for the weather. We need this,


cause it's very chilly. Loads of lovely pictures to choose


from from the weekend. Keep them coming. There is not a lot going on


with the weather at the moment, fairly quiet and benign, thanks to


this area of high pressure, staying put for the next few days. For the


next few days, staying mostly dry, we 0


next few days, staying mostly dry, we will have that autumnal mix of


patchy frost and Fog but only at first, think will get milder after


that. `` things. Not a lot changing through tonight, some clear spells,


quite difficult to pinpoint exactly where those bricks in the cloud will


be, where we get them, temperatures will be falling away. It's a cold


start tomorrow morning, a little bit of fog around, that will clear away


fairly quickly then a similar picture to what we have today. It's


feeling quite cool, for all five degrees is our top temperature, with


light winds. Up to around nine or ten, that the average for the time


of year, there will be a lot of cloud around on Wednesday but again,


staying dry. A similar story on Thursday but don't get too cosy with


the mild weather, because we get another blast of northerly winds,


turning colder once again. I took a nice picture in the early


morning! The sun rising. Send it in!


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