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That's all from us. A first look at the papers on the news channel. Now
we And now the news for the East
Midlands, I'm Anne Davies. First tonight ` the continuing
crisis at Leicester's Accident and Emergency Department. The unit,
which serves a million people, is not meeting waiting times. Ever
increasing numbers of patients and delays sending patients home are all
part of the problem. Now health campaigners are preparing for talks
with the hospital boss to air their concerns. Our health correspondent
Rob Sissons reports. Record numbers of patients are being
brought to Lester's accident and emergency unit, they want to speak
`` be seen quickly. But the centre has been struggling to hit target
times. `` Leicester. The national 0
times. `` Leicester. The national waiting 0
times. `` Leicester. The national waiting time target is
to deal with 95% of patients in four hours. In Leicester, the latest
week's figures show the hospital trust has only managed 84%, only 74%
for 0 trust has only managed 84%, only 74%
for major cases. That means it is one of only five trusts in the
country were less than eight `` less than 8% of patients are dealt with
in four hours. The waiting time on the board was three quarters of an
hour. People are the priority, so they need to do something about it.
Hospital bosses say the unit was built for 100,000 patients a year,
it 0 0 built for 100,000 patients a year,
it is now seeing nearly twice that. The aim is simple enough, to keep
waiting times down. We are admitting 24 more patients per day than we
were doing paid `` previously, and we cannot cope with that level of
demand. We currently have between 60 and 80 patients in our beds on any
particular day who could be cared for elsewhere in the health
economy. Health campaigners are preparing 0
economy. Health campaigners are preparing to meet the balls later in
the week. Last Monday there were 17 and...
Outside, and some patients were away `` left waiting for up to 0
Outside, and some patients were away `` left waiting for up to two hours.
Things need to change. Could walk in centres do more? A
review of what `` waiting times is under way.
This review is to provide high quality health care services seven
days 0 0 quality health care services seven
days a week so people do not need A departments.
At Oadby, there are fears some access to GPs could be lost.
A Nottinghamshire school is one of ten being removed from the control
of a chain of state`funded academies in England. A new sponsor will now
have to be found for the Sherwood Academy in Gedling. The decision
comes after Ofsted inspectors raised serious concerns about the
performance of schools run by the E`ACT trust. Quentin Rayner reports.
In 0 E`ACT trust. Quentin Rayner reports.
In 2010 0 0 E`ACT trust. Quentin Rayner reports.
In 2010 the Gedling School was fighting for survival. The County
Council considered closure because of falling pupil numbers. Switching
to academy status was an option to keep the school open. The E`ACT
trust was chosen, and the director`general made this pledge.
We will identify places that they need to improve in order to become
more successful and more popular, and we will 0
more successful and more popular, and we will secure the future of the
school. But following a recent Ofsted inspection, share would
academy is among ten stripped from E`ACT's control. Inspectors
raided's raised serious concerns. `` they raised serious concerns. I
can't see anything wrong with the school. I want my son to achieve, so
it is very disturbing and worrying. The new system was designed to
remove schools from local authority control. The nu T say this has been
a failure, and I think what we are seeing is a demo struggle failure of
the policy in relation to 0 seeing is a demo struggle failure of
the policy in relation to the academies. 's demonstrable. The
trust now has to help find new sponsors for the affected academies.
The Government says it acts swiftly to address underperformance in all
schools. There will be a post Ofsted discussion evening here next month,
the inspectors' report has yet to be published.
An ambitious project to put new lighting on Nottingham's historic
Trent Bridge has hit an unexpected snag. The plans are now on hold
because of concerns that the lights could blind bats living under the
bridge's arches. Our political editor John Hess reports.
It was back in the summer that we reported on ambitious plans to bring
Trent Bridge out of the gloom. Costing ?150,000 and paid for by
donations, the idea was to flood the bridge with lighting. 0
donations, the idea was to flood the bridge with lighting. We have
discovered we have got to consider that. It may well be that is a
maternity column underneath the bridge, but we need to wait to me
until `` at least to find out. For this bat, Trent which is home from
home, as Michael told me. They are often called the water back because
they can't 0 0 often called the water back because
they can't and feed over water. The light shining directly where the
entrance is, that will cause probably abandonment and stop them
establish it in the first place. It is the environmental concern over
the bats' habitat that will certainly no delay the lighting
scheme. Trent Bridge is no stranger to this
sort of bad, what could the flying variety stump this ambitious
lighting project? `` but good. We are told we could probably find
alternative roosting points, sober ways of overcoming it, but it will
create further delay. `` so there are ways. 0
In 0 0 are ways. 0
In football, 0 0 are ways. 0
In football, there's one local result tonight. In League Two,
Mansfield one ` Bury four. That's your news. So, it's goodbye
from me ` but with your weather now, here's Anna Church.
from me ` but with your Some shares coming in on Friday, ``
Thursday, but otherwise plenty of sunshine to enjoy. A decent looking
day tomorrow, and it should feel fairly pleasant. A few showers this
evening are starting to fade away. Under this clear skies and the winds
easing down, temperatures will be falling. We could see frost on the
grass in some places. Tomorrow morning it is a chilly start, but a
bright start. Stacks of sunshine, into the afternoon a bit more cloud
pushing in from the west. A small chance of a rogue shower or two, but
for many of us it is a dry and bright afternoon. The winds will
still be quite breezy, and butchers will get up to nine or 10 Celsius.
Out of the wind, it will feel quite pleasant.
I will leave you with the Outlook, and
be rain, clearing into sunshine and showers, Buster once. Then it is
more difficult. Susan Powell is here to explain more international focus.
Take a glimpse out of the window and the chances they will be starry
skies where you are. The showers we have today are dying back to the
coast. The breeze is also easing and reclaiming skies and light winds, it
will be chilly overnight tonight. The wind will remain keen enough to
hold the frost that bay and in the far north-west, bringing in some
showers, if going