17/02/2014 East Midlands Today


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That is all from us. Newsnight is on BBC Two in a few moments, asking

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what lessons the flood have And now the news for the East

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Midlands, I'm Anne Davies. Nearly 28,000 people have joined a

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social media campaign calling for action over the plight of a dozen

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horses living 0 action over the plight of a dozen

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horses living in sodden fields on the edge of Leicester. Rescuers

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tried to save one animal trapped in water but it had to be put down. The

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horses' owner insists he's done nothing wrong. Mike O'Sullivan

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reports. Stranded and struggling, this horse

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was in such a poor state it could not clamber from the water on a

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soaking field next to a retail park on the edge of Leicester. A rescue

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attempt involving the RSPCA and the Fire Service failed. With the own in

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attendance, the animal hats be put down. We will bringing 0

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attendance, the animal hats be put down. We will bringing hey, trying

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to get it as comfortable as possible but we could not stimulate it

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enough. The RSPCA called the vet and the horse was euthanised. The horses

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are hungry. Today, the owner insisted he had done nothing wrong

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arrived at the site as members of the public tried to help the

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animals. It is heartbreaking when you see it. No more than a `year`old

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in these conditions. Just to stressed for the horses. They have

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no rights. Concern over horse welfare has swapped Facebook with

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more than 0 0 welfare has swapped Facebook with

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more than 20,000 people now backing calls for action. The carcass of the

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horse was left lying in a field. The police spoke to the owner and

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afterwards they confirmed no criminal offence had been committed.

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The 0 criminal offence had been committed.

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The relevant authorities was the Aris PCA. You have looked after them

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to 25 years. You should know if they are in good condition. The Aris PCA

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says it is monitoring 0 are in good condition. The Aris PCA

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says it is monitoring the situation but campaigners want the horses

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removed. The owners of the land say they have been appalled by the

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Facebook reports and are monitoring the tenancy grazing agreement. Next

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` a 0 the tenancy grazing agreement. Next

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` a young mother who nearly died after having her first baby, has

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just started fertility treatment to have a second ` even though she's

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putting her health at risk. The day after this was taken, Jade

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was rushed back into hospital where she had had the baby 18 days

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earlier, the bleeding was profuse, staff worked to save her life. If it

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wasn't for the team and how we worked as a team and knew who was

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doing what and how it would work, I would not be here. There were 20

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members of staff around the bedside all trying to save her life. She was

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to lose three times the amount of blood in her body, at one point a

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consultant had to climb on the bed, put his fist on how will to stem the

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flow and together they wheeled down to theatre. Every bit of

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intervention was required to keep her alive. I did not think I would

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live. She had a rare condition, and abnormal connection between blood

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vessels and finally underwent an operation. But the life`saving

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operation may have caused a weakness in her womb. Despite that, I'd even

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though the 0 in her womb. Despite that, I'd even

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though the baby is only six months old, Jade wants to start fertility

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treatment for a second baby. Deep down I am very worried, I am

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thinking positive and hope it doesn't turn out to be a disaster. I

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think it is worth the risk. A man's been arrested after a heavily

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pregnant woman was killed as she walked along a road in Leicester.

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22`year`old Paige Jackson and her unborn baby died in hospital after

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being struck by a black Volkswagen car, just before seven on Saturday

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morning. It happened on Saffron Lane near the junction with Knighton Lane

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East. A 21`year old man has been questioned and 0

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East. A 21`year old man has been questioned and released on police

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bail. Controversial plans to put up a

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noise barrier at a Derbyshire livestock market could be scrapped.

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Derbyshire Dales District Council suggested the five metre wall like

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this at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell, to screen people

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living nearby 0 Centre in Bakewell, to screen people

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living nearby from noise. But there was public opposition. Now the

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council says it's considering ways to tackle individual sources of

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noise instead. A 0

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noise instead. A break 0 0

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noise instead. A break manufacturer in

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Leicestershire says its brought in more staff to cope with a big

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increase in demand. The Hanson factory near Bagworth is working

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flat out ` it says it can't make breaks quickly enough following an

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upturn in the construction industry. Helen 0 0

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upturn in the construction industry. Helen Astle reports.

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Break upon break and here there is millions of them. Joel is one of the

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new recruits. It is my job to pick them up and take them to the stack.

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Joke isn't the only one with a new job, there's been a 25 increase in

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staff, business is booming. This machine mixes the clay, and you can

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see the roller putting them in print onto the breaks. This machine is

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working around the clock and every hour it 0

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working around the clock and every hour it is producing 14 and a half

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thousand breaks. Things are different from a year ago. Last year

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we had enough stock for house`builders to collect a million

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a day. Nowadays we 0 house`builders to collect a million

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a day. Nowadays we have to work with them and planned deliveries. We

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thought it might be a blip but we are seeing sustained growth now and

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we think this is a success story with a long way to run.

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2014 looks 0 with a long way to run.

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2014 looks promising, 0 with a long way to run.

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2014 looks promising, a full order book including 100 million breaks

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from one customer. With the average house needing 10,000 breaks and the

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government encouraging more homes, they could be many more people like

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Joe. Good to have some news `` good news. It is quieter this week, some

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rain around but not as wet or windy as it has been. It looks as if it

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will stay on the mild side. A few showers so far today, some of the

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showers on the heavy side. They will generally start to ease off through

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the 0 0 generally start to ease off through

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the night. We will dry out, cloud around and we stayed quite mild.

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Lows of six or seven Celsius. We start of cloudy, , the 0

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Lows of six or seven Celsius. We start of cloudy, , the cloud will

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break up into the afternoon, spells of sunshine, they could be a few

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lively showers cropping up later. Some could have hail and thunder.

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Nine or 10 degrees is the top temperature. The outlook, Wednesday

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will be mostly dry and bright, the rain returning on

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Whilst across the whole of the country the general weather pattern

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shows no signs of completely settling down there is some good

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news. There will be some drier spells over the next couple of days,

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the wind is not as strong and it will be relatively mild. Cloud

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tonight, the exception is the Northern Isles. The risk of a touch

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of Frost. A weakening front sitting through Scotland. Some heavier

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showers for Northern

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