25/02/2014 East Midlands Today


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That's all from us. A first look at the papers on the news channel. Now

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we And now the news for the East

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Midlands, I'm Anne Davies. First tonight ` the continuing

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crisis at Leicester's Accident and Emergency Department. The unit,

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which serves a million people, is not meeting waiting times. Ever

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increasing numbers of patients and delays sending patients home are all

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part of the problem. Now health campaigners are preparing for talks

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with the hospital boss to air their concerns. Our health correspondent

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Rob Sissons reports. Record numbers of patients are being

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brought to Lester's accident and emergency unit, they want to speak

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`` be seen quickly. But the centre has been struggling to hit target

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times. `` Leicester. The national 0

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times. `` Leicester. The national waiting 0

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times. `` Leicester. The national waiting time target is

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to deal with 95% of patients in four hours. In Leicester, the latest

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week's figures show the hospital trust has only managed 84%, only 74%

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for 0 trust has only managed 84%, only 74%

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for major cases. That means it is one of only five trusts in the

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country were less than eight `` less than 8% of patients are dealt with

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in four hours. The waiting time on the board was three quarters of an

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hour. People are the priority, so they need to do something about it.

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Hospital bosses say the unit was built for 100,000 patients a year,

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it 0 0 built for 100,000 patients a year,

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it is now seeing nearly twice that. The aim is simple enough, to keep

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waiting times down. We are admitting 24 more patients per day than we

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were doing paid `` previously, and we cannot cope with that level of

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demand. We currently have between 60 and 80 patients in our beds on any

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particular day who could be cared for elsewhere in the health

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economy. Health campaigners are preparing 0

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economy. Health campaigners are preparing to meet the balls later in

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the week. Last Monday there were 17 and...

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Outside, and some patients were away `` left waiting for up to 0

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Outside, and some patients were away `` left waiting for up to two hours.

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Things need to change. Could walk in centres do more? A

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review of what `` waiting times is under way.

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This review is to provide high quality health care services seven

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days 0 0 quality health care services seven

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days a week so people do not need A departments.

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At Oadby, there are fears some access to GPs could be lost.

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A Nottinghamshire school is one of ten being removed from the control

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of a chain of state`funded academies in England. A new sponsor will now

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have to be found for the Sherwood Academy in Gedling. The decision

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comes after Ofsted inspectors raised serious concerns about the

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performance of schools run by the E`ACT trust. Quentin Rayner reports.

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In 0 E`ACT trust. Quentin Rayner reports.

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In 2010 0 0 E`ACT trust. Quentin Rayner reports.

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In 2010 the Gedling School was fighting for survival. The County

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Council considered closure because of falling pupil numbers. Switching

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to academy status was an option to keep the school open. The E`ACT

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trust was chosen, and the director`general made this pledge.

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We will identify places that they need to improve in order to become

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more successful and more popular, and we will 0

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more successful and more popular, and we will secure the future of the

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school. But following a recent Ofsted inspection, share would

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academy is among ten stripped from E`ACT's control. Inspectors

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raided's raised serious concerns. `` they raised serious concerns. I

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can't see anything wrong with the school. I want my son to achieve, so

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it is very disturbing and worrying. The new system was designed to

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remove schools from local authority control. The nu T say this has been

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a failure, and I think what we are seeing is a demo struggle failure of

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the policy in relation to 0 seeing is a demo struggle failure of

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the policy in relation to the academies. 's demonstrable. The

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trust now has to help find new sponsors for the affected academies.

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The Government says it acts swiftly to address underperformance in all

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schools. There will be a post Ofsted discussion evening here next month,

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the inspectors' report has yet to be published.

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An ambitious project to put new lighting on Nottingham's historic

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Trent Bridge has hit an unexpected snag. The plans are now on hold

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because of concerns that the lights could blind bats living under the

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bridge's arches. Our political editor John Hess reports.

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It was back in the summer that we reported on ambitious plans to bring

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Trent Bridge out of the gloom. Costing ?150,000 and paid for by

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donations, the idea was to flood the bridge with lighting. 0

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donations, the idea was to flood the bridge with lighting. We have

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discovered we have got to consider that. It may well be that is a

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maternity column underneath the bridge, but we need to wait to me

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until `` at least to find out. For this bat, Trent which is home from

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home, as Michael told me. They are often called the water back because

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they can't 0 0 often called the water back because

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they can't and feed over water. The light shining directly where the

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entrance is, that will cause probably abandonment and stop them

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establish it in the first place. It is the environmental concern over

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the bats' habitat that will certainly no delay the lighting

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scheme. Trent Bridge is no stranger to this

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sort of bad, what could the flying variety stump this ambitious

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lighting project? `` but good. We are told we could probably find

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alternative roosting points, sober ways of overcoming it, but it will

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create further delay. `` so there are ways. 0

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In 0 0 are ways. 0

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In football, 0 0 are ways. 0

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In football, there's one local result tonight. In League Two,

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Mansfield one ` Bury four. That's your news. So, it's goodbye

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from me ` but with your weather now, here's Anna Church.

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from me ` but with your Some shares coming in on Friday, ``

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Thursday, but otherwise plenty of sunshine to enjoy. A decent looking

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day tomorrow, and it should feel fairly pleasant. A few showers this

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evening are starting to fade away. Under this clear skies and the winds

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easing down, temperatures will be falling. We could see frost on the

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grass in some places. Tomorrow morning it is a chilly start, but a

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bright start. Stacks of sunshine, into the afternoon a bit more cloud

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pushing in from the west. A small chance of a rogue shower or two, but

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for many of us it is a dry and bright afternoon. The winds will

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still be quite breezy, and butchers will get up to nine or 10 Celsius.

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Out of the wind, it will feel quite pleasant.

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I will leave you with the Outlook, and

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be rain, clearing into sunshine and showers, Buster once. Then it is

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more difficult. Susan Powell is here to explain more international focus.

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Take a glimpse out of the window and the chances they will be starry

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skies where you are. The showers we have today are dying back to the

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coast. The breeze is also easing and reclaiming skies and light winds, it

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will be chilly overnight tonight. The wind will remain keen enough to

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hold the frost that bay and in the far north-west, bringing in some

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showers, if going

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