12/02/2014 East Midlands Today


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heavy rain is causing more misery as flood waters are on the rise.

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Now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale.

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First tonight, the ongoing fears over the future of Leicester's world

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famous intensive care unit, ECMO. Today experts from Japan toured the

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centre to learn lessons on improving survival rates. But the unit remains

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under threat because of a long`running review into children's

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heart surgery across the country. Rob Sissons reports.

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Kirsty owes her life to the hospital and the artificial lung machine,

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ECMO. Her father was told what no parent ever want to hear. My family

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was told I had two days to live. I was on the ECMO for 13 weeks.

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Without that, I would not be here today. Not many people know what it

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is all about, but it saves lives. These experts know what ECMO is, and

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have flown from Japan to discover the secrets behind White Leicester

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has survival rates twice as good for ECMO as in their own country. It is

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why we came here, to find out what makes the English system so good.

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Leicester is a good place, and we have learnt a lot. It is tomorrow

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they worry about here, a seemingly never`ending NHS review could still

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see children's heart surgery stopped in Leicester and ECMO and here too.

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You could set up a new ECMO unit in any hospital, and Birmingham has a

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new cardiac unit which does very good work, at this unit would take

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many years to replicate in a new hospital. I am just so grateful to

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be here. The ECMO saved my life. I really think they should keep it

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open because it will save a lot of lives. The future of ECMO is still

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up in the air, but for now, it is business as usual for the

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life`saving team. The man accused of the attempted

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murder of a Sikh spiritual leader in Leicester has told a court he bought

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an axe intending to frighten his victim. Harjit Singh`Toor from Oadby

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denies harbouring any intention to kill the man, described by his

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followers as a "living guru". But he does admit wounding him. Eleanor

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Garnier reports. It was last August and his Holiness

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was visiting Leicester from the Punjab. This Sikh Temple in the city

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was packed, and it is here the defendant, 27`year`old Harjit

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Singh`Toor, from Oadby, and orthodox M2 macro brought a three foot axe,

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intending to frighten his victim. He admits grievous bodily harm, but

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denies attempted murder. The prosecution alleges that Harjit

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Singh`Toor was motivated by religious hatred, and that he

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claimed he was abused as a child by the religious leader back in the

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1990s in India. Earlier, his Holiness said allegations that he

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had sexually abused Harjit Singh`Toor were absurd. Giving

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evidence on the third day of his trial at Birmingham Crown Court,

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Harjit Singh`Toor told the jury, "my emotions just erupted. I just

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remember 0 emotions just erupted. I just

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remember wanting to hurt his hands. That is when I charged up onto the

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stage and swung the axe will stop I intended to hurt him. I wanted to

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harm him. It is probably the biggest mistake I have ever made in my

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life". The trial continues. In other news tonight, two men have

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been arrested as part of a Serious Fraud Office investigation into the

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Derby aero`engine maker, Rolls Royce. A formal investigation into

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the firm was launched last year, over concerns of possible bribery

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and corruption in Asia. Some of the allegations date back more than 20

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years. Officers have searched several properties in London today.

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The company's declined to comment. A Derbyshire man arrested after

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offensive tweets were posted online about a missing boy has been charged

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with sending malicious communications. Darren Shepstone was

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arrested on suspicion of posting the messages on Twitter, after

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three`year`old Mikaeel Kular disappeared in Scotland last month.

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His body was found days later. The 26`year`old from Langley Mill, will

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appear before Derbyshire Magistrates later this month.

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Next, one of the oldest railway lines in the world is to have its

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architectural heritage protected. 30 railway bridges, viaducts and

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tunnels along the Midland Mainline, almost all of them in Derbyshire,

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have now been listed by the Government. It comes as the route

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from London through the East Midlands prepares for

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electrification. James Roberson reports.

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In motorised in bronze in Derbyshire, George Stephenson's

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heritage is largely remembered for the ground`breaking locomotives he

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and his son Robert Bildt, like the Rocket. Unlikely Rocket,

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Stephenson's other great heritage does live on today. 175 years after

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they were built, the bridges, viaducts and tunnels in Derbyshire

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are still in constant use. With so many original station is gone,

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English Heritage is keen that remaining structures are preserved.

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This is one of the earliest railway structures in Britain, and indeed in

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the world. It was built in the late 1830s. What is so innovative about

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it is that it is built at an angle. English Heritage has hunted through

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the archives and found original drawings. This was the tunnel them,

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hear the plans and the bridge today. Stephenson simply carved through the

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town of Belper. The bridges and nine are still in use. They had to keep

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the track as level as possible, yet deal with these hills and valleys.

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This is what they did fantastically well. While the Midland mainline is

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electrified from London to Bedford, it's only now that allege vocation

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north to the East Midlands is happening. `` electrification. Now

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engineers know where the significant heritage is and now they can

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preserve every bit of it. In Bush Heritage says later this year it

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will start looking at other buildings associated with the

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railway for possible listing, but it is satisfied historic structures on

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the line itself are now reserved for the future.

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`` preserved. Finally, do you remember the Winter Olympics of

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three decades ago? Well, tomorrow we'll be catching up with

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Nottinghamshire's own Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean in Sarajevo.

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Here's a sneak preview from there tonight as the pair work to recreate

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their famous 1984 Gold Medal winning performance of Bolero. We'll

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It's goodbye from me, but here's Mel with the weather forecast. It is

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amazing. The East Midlands have escaped the

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worst of the wind so far. In the Derbyshire Peak district, the gusts

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have up and up to 80 mph, which is where the amber warning is still in

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place, issued by The Met office. That last until midnight. Across the

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East Midlands we have a yellow warning, which lasts until first

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thing tomorrow morning. It will remain windy this meet `` this

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evening. It will be dry with clear spells for many places, and there

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will be the risk of ice first thing in the morning with temperatures

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dropping close to or just below freezing in some rural spots.

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Tomorrow will be the better day. The wins will still be quite strong

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first thing in the morning, with one or two showers around, which may

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have a wintry flavour. Certainly, more in the way of dry and bright

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spells. Top temperature tomorrow of six Celsius, so it will remain

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fairly cool throughout. Into Friday, the respite is short lived. Another

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area of low pressure sweeping in, bringing more wet weather and strong

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winds. Your national forecast will be here in a moment. Here is the

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outlook for the next few days. Good evening. What an incredible day

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of weather it has been. We saw gusts of wind up to 108 mph in the West of

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Wales. The wind is easing down a notch or two but we still have a

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high-level amber warning from the Met Office for the strength of the

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wind over the next few hours over quite a large swathe of the UK.

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Northern Ireland, northern England and down across Wales, there is

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still potential for damaging and disruptive gusts of wind. This huge

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curl of cloud is bringing wet and windy weather across much of the

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West of Europe. It curls back across the north of the UK and that's the

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centre of the area of low pressure with the strongest winds just to the

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south of that. Let's focus on the winds over the next few hours. The

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ease down by a notch or two but still blustery conditions over most

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of Wales. High seas around the coast and gusting up to 70 mph. Easily

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around the 80 mph mark across much of northern England. Across the

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Pennines this evening and overnight, travelling will be treacherous. Wind

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and rain at lower levels will produce a lot of spray. You don t

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have to go to high up the Pennines to see that turned to snow. One way

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or another, further disruption to travel is more than likely. BBC

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local radio will keep you up-to date on where you are and where you are

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trying to get to. The centre of the low system moves northwards. Pretty

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heavy snow developing across the hills of Scotland with several

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centimetres by dawn. A bit of snow for Northern Ireland and wintry

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showers drifting across the southern counties. A risk of ice with most

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races are seeing the temperatures a degree or so either side of

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freezing. A cold, windy start Thursday but I think it be a better

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day. No persistent rain to be seen. There should be some spells of

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sunshine for many of us, as well. Does it last until the end of the

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week? I'm afraid not. It goes downhill on Friday. This low

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pressure will head our way. Lots of isobars on the chart later in the

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day. Gusts of 60, 70 or 80 mph, with rain spreading northwards.

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Significant snow for parts of Northern Ireland and southern

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Scotland. Windy into the start of the weekend. Saturday has outbreaks

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of rain. On Sunday, something of a respite. The winds will ease down

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and it should

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