03/02/2014 East Midlands Today


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confiscated and destroyed, well, that must be galling.

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First tonight, she's an East Midlands success story and a

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self`made millionaire, but today Rosemary Conley announced that

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business is struggling and she has called in the administrators. It is

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a shock turn of events for the nation's queen of fitness who's

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built an entire empire around her health and diet brand. Rosemary told

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me earlier this was the saddest day of her long career. More from her in

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a moment but first we report on why this decision was taken.

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Rosemary Conley has long held the reins as the nationpos`mac queen of

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health and fitness but today she revealed her business is not as

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fighting fit as it should be. Unable to meet debts of up to ?1 million,

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the administrators were called in. Six staff will lose their jobs. 26

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more will be kept on at the headquarters as investors are sought

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to save Rosemary Conley limited. They launched in 1971 and 17 years

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later came the name and fortune. Despite ploughing ?1 million of her

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own money into the channel, it just drained pounds from the core

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business. Technically, the company has run out of money. There is very

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much a live business and hopefully it will be restructured so that the

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business continues onwards. Nearly 2000 rose the Connolly fitness

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classes operate up and down the country every week. They are

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operated by 121 separate franchisees. Their businesses will

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be an affected at the moment by the Rosemary Conley firm going into

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administration. It is now helped the brand will be big enough to get the

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business back in shape. What a shock? It has been really

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hard but I am glad it is out in the open now. We made this decision over

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two weeks ago but it is really hard and really sad after such a long

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career but it is a very responsible decision we have made and we have

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gone into administration very early to try and minimise the damage. We

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have seen the writing on the wall for a while. Bastia was very tough.

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It was a bit like trying to medicate yourself for a year and now suddenly

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we need to go into hospital. We are definitely not in the morgue and we

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hope to find investors to take us thought. The bottom line is that you

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may have to sell? If we do, it will be to somebody I approve of because

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there is no point in us having a business marriage unless I am really

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keen on the people. How much do you put the blame on the TV channel that

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you put your own money into? Investing was a massive risk and in

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hindsight, not the best decision in my life. Good news is that our

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classes are continuing because they are franchised and they can

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continue. A bad day today but the future? Really looking forward to

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it. We are already speaking to future investors. Their optimistic

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he looking at the future. Nottinghamshire's police

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commissioner insists his force can afford to recruit more front`line

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officers despite millions of pounds in funding cuts. Today Paddy Tipping

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was given permission to raise council tax charges but he warned

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that more police stations will have to close and there are concerns his

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plans could push the force to the brink of bankruptcy.

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The meeting comes after concerns had been raised that Paddy

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Tippingpos`mac recruitment programme could push the force towards

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bankruptcy. Today he was asked, are we going to go bust? He said he has

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produced a balanced budget but that budget depends on making savings. At

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the moment, a lot of police forces are cutting numbers but Paddy

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Tipping still wants to recruit or of them. I think we need more uniform

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visibility on the streets but I do take a point and it is point that

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the Chief Constable is very clear about that some of the things the

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officers do at the moment, we can do via civilians. We need to do more on

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Internet fraud, commercial fraud. That needs IT specialists. He has

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given a commitment today that if the money runs out, he is prepared to

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put the recruitment programme on hold.

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A subsidiary company of Rolls Royce is to be prosecuted for alleged

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safety failings at one of its sites in Derby. The Health and Safety

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Executive and the Environment Agency have been investigating Rolls Royce

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Marine Power Operations. The charges relate to how risks of radiation

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exposure for employees were managed. Representatives from the firm are

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due to appear at Derby magistrates court on Thursday.

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Plans have been approved for hundreds of new homes to be built on

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the site of an old Nottinghamshire colliery. The first of 450 new

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houses at Cotgrave could be finished by the end of this year. Developers

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say the project will cost ?100 million and create at least 200

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jobs. Detailed plans have been revealed of

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what will happen if Richard III is reburied in Leicester. Next month a

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judicial review will decide where the former King of England will be

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reinterred. If he is buried in Leicester, the ceremony will last at

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least four days. His remains will then lie in a specially designed

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tomb in the heart of the city's cathedral.

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The weather is next. Fairly quiet over the last few days.

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We do have more wet and windy weather on the way for Wednesday but

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tomorrow we are in between weather systems so they mostly dry and

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bright day. We have some rain to get through tonight. It will fizzle out

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and move northwards in the early hours of the morning. Temperatures

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only two or three degrees. Tomorrow morning, a try and bright start. The

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cloud increasing in the afternoon and perhaps one or two showers later

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on in the day but most of us staying dry. Temperatures getting up to six

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or seven degrees. I will leave you with the Outlook.

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Good evening. As you have just heard on your local forecast there is more

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wind and rain to come. The story is dominated by two potent areas of low

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pressure. There are parts of the world that need the rain at the

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moment, let me take you to California. That has arrived in the

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form of patchy rain over the past 24 hours or so. The reason I take you

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here is the cloud responsible for it, well that will develop into

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Saturday's storm system. That same jet stream is picking up this area

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of cloud at the moment, developing into a deepening area of low

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pressure in the Atlantic and that will bring wet and windy weather for

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Wednesday. This rain has been spread in from

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the west during the day. It will continue as an erratic band

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