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Inspectors dish the dirt on failing GP surgeries. This small part this


has been at the centre of the national attention all day after


maggots were discovered there. A retrial in the spring for a


Loughborough teenager accused of terrorism offences.


Plus, councillors here will decide tonight the fate of a much loved


area of Nottingham which has been at the heart of a controversial


development plan for years. How these wacky winter warmers are


putting Leicester back on the Mac as the home of many fat drink `` on the


map as the home of manufacturing. Good evening and welcome to the


programme. First tonight, dirty rooms, maggots, cobwebs and sticky


surfaces. Hardly a clean bill of health for a GP surgery.


And the problems don't stop there. At other practices in the East


Midlands, spot checks by the Care Quality Commission uncovered drug


errors and failures in the way sensitive, personal information is


protected. Our health correspondent Rob Sissons reports.


This small local practice has been at the centre of the national


attention all day after maggots were discovered there by inspectors. Most


patients did not seem all that worried today. The surgery insists


they have cleaned up their racks following October's inspection.


Dirt, maggots, it is not what you expect down the doctors. Not nice. I


might go back to my old surgery. It seems pretty clean to me. I have


been coming here for ten, 15 years. It has always been clean. I come


here to collect and order prescriptions and it seems


marvellous. In Leicestershire, out of 900 inspected across England,


this surgery is one of ten where problems were so serious enforcement


actions were taken. This surgery was not doing enough to protect


vulnerable people from abuse. Another East Midlands surgery is


also on the list of ten. Mistakes were found in the supply of


medicines. For the doctor leading the new GP inspection regime, it is


all about the patient getting more information. One of the problems


this patients do not know what a bad or dangerous surgery years. One of


the things we are going to do is learn from the inspections and start


rating surgeries. The criticised actresses say they have put things


right. The maggots have gone but people lost all talking about it. ``


people are still talking about it. Earlier, I spoke to Jill Matthews of


NHS England. She concedes that examples of dirty surgeries will


grab the headlines, but such cases are extremely rare. The vast


majority of our GP practices are they really high standard. We have


over 800 in the East Midlands. The vast majority are providing


excellent services to patients every day. The inspections have showed


that a third were not up to the required standard. What we have to


remember is those first inspections have been targeted where they think


the worst problems are rather than across the board. We are confident


the vast majority of working really hard to provide excellent services


in safe and clean buildings. What can NHS England do to support those


who are struggling? As soon as NHS managers become aware there are


issues, we work with the practices to point out what the problems are


and describes the ways we would expect them to improve. We regularly


work with them to make sure the improvements are made. At the


inspections useful? The BMA are talking about them as being


simplistic and a blunt instrument. I think they are part of a whole range


of things that are in place to ensure we can guarantee the quality


of services to the population. Yes, they are useful tool alongside other


quality assurance tools. This is just the start of the process. The


inspections will continue and cover a broader range of services as they


develop. We will be looking at out of our services as well as the in


our services. Thank you. Two Loughborough teenagers who were


arrested as part of a terror investigation have been given


community sentences. They both admitted helping a friend make


bombs. The friend, who can't be named, is


accused of preparing a Columbine`style school massacre. But


last month a jury failed to agree on whether he was guilty of terrorist


offences. Today he was ordered to stand trial again.


Our social affairs correspondent, Jeremy Ball, has been at the Old


Bailey. Jeremy, what happened at the Old Bailey today? There were two


separate court hearings today. The first involved with the teenager on


trial in London for several weeks. He admitted possessing explosives


but the jury could not agree on whether he was guilty of more


serious terrorism charges. Today the judge ordered a retrial to begin on


the 3rd of March. Here's to nine `` he is denying possessing a poison 's


manual that is banned and also a list of weapons and plans which the


prosecution say work intentions to commit an act of terrorism. What


about his two friends? They appeared in the dock for sentencing. They


looked pretty nervous. We heard that one of them was videoed helping


their friend to test Molotov cocktails. We heard the other one


was caught on CCTV at a DIY store in Loughborough helping the friend by


piping to make an improvised bomb. The judge said both of them were


followers rather than instigators. Neither of them wanted to take part


in any attack. Because of that, he gave them a community sentence, a


youth rehabilitation order. How did they get involved? They became


friends at school because they had been bullied. They are still 17 and


that is why we cannot identify them. The judge said there chats contained


racist and anti`Muslim comments and they had been searching the Internet


for information about explosives. The judge said that any


experimentation with weapons or bombs had to be taken very


seriously. Police have named a woman who was


found dead at her home on Tuesday night. 70`year`old Sandra Bainbridge


was discovered at the house on Short Row at Belper in Derbyshire. Police


are appealing for anyone who may have seen people visiting Sandra in


the days before her death to contact them. A 37`year`old woman has been


arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.


A follow`up report about the controversial Muslim free school in


Derby says there are still no signs of improvement in the school. It


comes just weeks after the Al`Madinah was placed in special


measures for failing its pupils. A new inspection on 29th November


found tensions between the governing body and senior leadership team. The


report says governors are working hard, but are too busy with


day`to`day running of the school to monitor senior leaders.


One of our air ambulances is on stand`by to help another region


following the sudden grounding of some of the national fleet of


helicopters today. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air


Ambulance is ready to fly to North West England after its air ambulance


was grounded. Checks are needed on the North West Air Ambulance


following the recent helicopter crash in Glasgow. None of our police


helicopters, however are affected by safety checks and are all operating


normally, although some are having their operating fuel levels


increased as a precaution. Still to come: The feeding of the


5,000. Actually, it's more than that. We


find out what goes into producing 32,000 school Christmas dinners.


Next tonight, it's decision time. Controversial plans to build


thousands of new houses around Nottingham could be agreed this


evening. 2,500 homes are planned at Gamston and an extra 300 on


Sharphill Woods within the next 15 years.


Protestors have gathered outside Rushcliffe Borough Council for the


meeting where the plans are expected to be approved. Our reporter Navtej


Johal is there. Good evening. Protesters are


starting to gather here. It must feel a little bit like deja vu. This


issue has been rumbling on for a number of years. Plans have been put


forward at turndown. By the end of this evening, we should be closer to


a resolution `` put forward and turned down. Protecting the green


belt has become a divisive issue. Tonight the council is expected to


approve changes for plans to build more homes than originally intended.


Last year the planning inspector turned down the proposal for


building 9500 homes in the borough. Now it is increasing the number to


over 13,000. 2500 will be in a town were originally none were planned.


An extra 300 homes are planned for Edward and 500 more for an area


south of Clifton. If the changes are approved, they will be sent to the


planning inspector. There will be public hearings in the spring.


Earlier this evening I spoke to the leader of the borough council and I


asked him why the plans were likely to go ahead despite strong local


opposition. It is important we approve the plan so it can go


forward to the inspector because without a plan we would have no


control at all over any unwanted development. Whilst nobody is happy


about making these decisions tonight, nevertheless, as a


responsible council, we must make these decisions so we can have some


control over facilities, infrastructure and then we can also


control where we do not want developments taking place. Joining


me now is a lady from the campaign. Why are you so opposed to the


building of the homes? It is a very beautiful area. On the ridge line,


you can see for miles around. We are worried that the additional houses


they are planning to put there would put extreme pressure on the area we


want to preserve. We are hoping there will be a park there that


would be an amenity for everybody. This housing plan would put pressure


on the woods, on the facilities around and about. The council said


earlier that despite that, there is still urgent need for new housing.


Is this a case of not in my backyard? I think the council will


continue to build around the area. But I am saying we need to preserve


some green spaces for all of the people from all of those houses to


use in the future. People have been wise in the past and they have left


places as an open space for people to use. I am suggesting we do the


same here. The meeting in which the changes to the plans are likely to


be approved is going to start in about 20 minutes. If it gets the


go`ahead, building work should begin in 2015. In other news tonight: A


patient helpline opened today for anyone concerned about the


performance of a liver surgeon who worked in Leicester.


Professor David Berry who moved to Cardiff in 2011 was suspended there


in January. A recent review concluded eight patient deaths in


his care in Wales were avoidable. Leicester's NHS Hospitals Trust is


now looking into his work here. The Princess Royal has planted the


final tree for the Jubilee Woods project in Grantham. There are now


88,000 trees at Grantham's Barracks at Old Somerby Hill. The scheme, to


mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, has been overseen by the Woodland


Trust. It's one of 60 new Diamond Woods across the country.


An East Midlands researcher believes she's taken a big step forward in


the treatment of Tourette's syndrome. Around of third of young


people affected by uncontrolled tics never get better as they reach


adulthood. Now though, a magnetic field treatment being developed in


Nottingham offers hope for sufferers. Simon Ward reports.


This machine passes a magnetic field through the brain. The research team


at the University of Nottingham have discovered the mechanism in the


brain that controls the physical movements and vocal sounds made by


children with Tourette's. The promise of this approach is that we


might be able to reduce cortical excitability for long periods of


time based on a simple, safe, noninvasive brain stimulations


technique. A very mild electric current is passed through the brain


full 20 minutes. As a result, the suggestion is it might reduce the


text. It could help children who suffer from the condition at a


crucial time in their lives. It would be very helpful for them


because it can be very debilitating, especially in social situations and


at school and at such a critical age. It would be very portable for


them be able to have treatment that works. Sophia who is a member of the


research team describes how it feels. The first few times is a bit


funny. Your muscle contracts. It is not unpleasant at all. It is quite


strange. It is hoped it could lead to new drug`free treatments.


Still to come: Sport's on the oche. We'll have Jamie Caven in the studio


ahead of the World Darts Championships which start tomorrow


and he's bringing his dartboard. In fact, I think he has a woody


brought it! Still to come: Next, it was a


household name in the 1970s and '80s, but it folded after being sold


off. Now in a sign that the economy in


the East Midlands is starting to recover, Sweater Shop is back.


Eleanor Garnier's been finding out how much of the company's success is


down to the popularity of the Christmas jumper.


This factory is the home of the Christmas knitted jumper. The


Sweater Shop started life as a company in the 1970s. It was based


up the road and had two factories in the Leicester area. 22 years later,


it was sold for ?150 million. Within 24 months, the company had folded.


Now despite being in his 80s, the original owner has relaunched the


business. It is his grandson who was in charge. Lester was where we were


the first time round. We know it well. The skilled labour is here.


These people make the best jumpers in the world. Over the past two


years, sales have rocketed. But how much is the popularity of the


Christmas jumper part of that boom? Christmas jumpers are huge part but


it is the feel`good factor. They are loving the name coming back. Is it


the proper Sweater Shop? Yes, it is. The British Chambers of Commerce


have said next year the UK economy will bounce back from the recession.


Is that something you recognise? We are confident the orders we have and


the way things are going, we are already looking for bigger premises.


People who have been on benefits are so glad to be learning the trade. It


is brilliant. This factory can churn out more than 1700 pieces of


clothing a week. As demand increases, so does the pressure to


move into a bigger factory. I have not got a Christmas jumper.


It is Christmas jumper date tomorrow.


You could knit us one, dear viewer. On our Facebook page, you can see


some of the team wearing the Christmas jumpers. Why don't you


send us a picture of you wearing your favourite Christmas jumper so


we can put it up as part of our Facebook gallery? It is time for


sport now. I do not have a Christmas jumper


either! The eagle`eyed may have spotted a


dartboard behind me there. We'll explain why that's here in a moment.


But starting tonight with football because Leicester City may be


looking to strengthen their squad after striker Chris Wood has been


sidelined for at least a month. With that and the rest of the sports


news, here's Angela. Frustration ahead of a massive week


of fixtures. This could be the man to replace Chris Wood. No official


confirmation yet but Pearson admitted they may need cover. You


would like all of your players to be available but unfortunately from


time to time people pick an injury. For Chris, it is doubly disappointed


because he has not been in the starting line. In rugby, uncertainty


about Toby Flood. His contract is coming to an end. He could be


tempted by a big`money move. Of course we want to keep him. He is


instrumental to what we do. We will do whatever we can to make it


happen, financially, personally. Nottingham ice dancers have been


named in the GB Winter Olympic team. They are the current British


champions. But as we heard and programme macro last month, the fact


they are competing is quite something dash back on East Midlands


Today. He has been diagnosed with a life`threatening heart condition.


Time to explain the dartboard and introduce today's special guest.


This is Jamie Jabba Cavan, one of the world's top players. He was born


in Leicester, he lives in Derby and on Sunday he gets his campaign under


way in the PDC World Championships, darts' biggest and certainly


noisiest event. Jamie, we met earlier in the year and you told me


2013 would be your year. Are you still on track? It has been good so


far. I think I just won the two pro events when we spoke last. I have


had good runs in some of the big majors since then. Tell us about the


PDC championship. It is massive. The worlds is the biggest. Everybody


gets dressed up and enjoys themselves. It is rock 'n' roll. It


makes dads what it is. We can have a look at some pictures. `` it makes


the arts what it is. You get Prince Harry turning up. You also get Phil


Taylor, the champion, here's a darting machine. Astonishing. He is


the best. He is what everybody has to chase. He sets the level and


raises the bar all of the time. That is why everybody else's aim is


getting better. It attracts massive crowds. How do you build it from


those massive crowds and turned it into a sport? I think it has been


known as a well`known sport now for the last few years. The crowds have


got bigger because of the popularity and the TV. Everybody likes to get


dressed up and enjoy the atmosphere. It generates the buzz. You have got


plans to bring an young players `` bring on. Blimey! That was a good


140. I have got an Academy starting in Derby. Open day on the 8th of


January. It is for kids from six to 16. Hopefully we will branch out.


The talent is to be nurtured and that is what we will do. You tried


to teach me. If I remember correctly, you were not complement


tree about my stance. It was not great. Can I have another go? Of


course you can. No warm up. These are different... I hit the board. A


good start! Not bad. I will take that. Thank you very much. I missed


you as well which is always good. I was very relieved that you missed


us. You have not got the right shoes on. We have got to move on.


Now, making Christmas dinner can be a stressful affair. But imagine


making it for 32,000. I can't think of anything worse!


Well, that's the number of primary children who've been tucking into


their Christmas school meal in Nottinghamshire this week. And


here's the good news. The people who plan those meals, buy food from


local suppliers wherever possible. Angelina Socci reports. Hello. These


schoolchildren have dropped into a butchers in Nottinghamshire to find


out where their school dinners come from. The turkey was bigger than I


expected. It smells really good. The meat comes from near here. We can


make a cost saving going to local producers. We can buy better quality


ingredients. After the horse meat scandal, there is more demand than


ever for knowing exactly where meters from. We source carcass meat


so we do not buy anything that could be disguised as anything else. Back


at the school, these books are feeling the heat. Christmas lunch


for 160. It is really stressful. The ingredient budget is around 70p per


meal. Around five and had 40 calories and `` around 540 calories.


It is so busy. We have good start. It is like it is Christmas. I like


the mashed potato. Why? It has all of my favourite things on it. Lots


of other children are trying school lunch for the first time. We


normally have 100. Hopefully more will have it on a regular basis.


Happy Christmas, everyone! So sweet.


That little boy said, I only like pudding. A more wholesome weather


Outlook now. It has been cloudy and overcast


today. All of the cloud stays with us. We are expecting there to be a


spell of rain. This weather picture was taken earlier today. You can


just about see the castle in the background. If you would like to see


your picture used, e`mail them to us. Something else you may have


noticed, it has been feeling rather mild. Temperatures are unusually


high for this time of year tonight. The averages only two degrees. Not


too bad at all. It is nine degrees tonight. The wind direction is


driving in much milder air. Looking at this Atlantic front, all of the


weather fronts pushing their way in, bringing rain over the next few


days. At the moment, we have all of the cloud. A little mist and fog


forming. In the early hours, we start to see the rain pushing its


way through. A spell of rain for a time. Heavy over higher ground.


Temperatures, as I mentioned, eight or nine degrees. Tomorrow morning,


rain around first thing. For a while it eases. Another band of rain will


push its way east as we go into the afternoon. Again, there might be


heavy bursts. Temperatures tomorrow, 11 or 12. Breezy with the


south`westerly wind. The weekend, a lot of dry weather to be had. Rain


arriving Saturday night and clearing Sunday morning. Dry on Sunday.


Hanky. I reckon you would get good odds on


a white Christmas this year. Are you serious? Not having a white


Christmas no, good odds. Never mind.


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