12/03/2014 East Midlands Today


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they've still got a long way to go. That's all from us.

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale, Good

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evening. A council leader has defended the use of covert lie

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detector tests on people claiming a council tax discount. Voice analysis

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software has been used to monitor telephone calls as part of a

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campaign by a private firm. It managed to recover almost ?3 million

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for 11 councils. Mike O'Sullivan reports. The firm managed to recover

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almost ?3 million for 11 councils. On the phone and under investigation

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the lie detector software was used on telephone phone calls with people

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claiming a 25% reduction in their council tax bills because they lived

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alone. The calls were analysed by a private company working on behalf of

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11 councils in Derby and Derbyshire. One council defended the

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tactics. The people being monitored did not know about the lie detector

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tests. It is perfectly legitimate. They were in told that enquiries

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were being made about their benefit. They were we are the tests were

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serious ones and they would need to have truthful answers. It helped to

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claw back around ?3 million in fraudulent claims. There were mixed

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views in Derby. I think that is right, I really do. There are a lot

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of people that fraud in the system. It is really an infringement of your

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pregnancy. If you are not a weed of it you should at least be given a

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choice as to whether you want to be getting a lie detector test or not.

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I do battle people were told they were having their ranters recorded

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for the detection of fraud. The counsellor is no longer funding

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Council to carry out similar investigations into fraud. Earlier I

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spoke to Chaminda Jayanetti who carried out the research for the

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Trade Union`funded campaign group, False Economy. I began by asking him

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how widespread is the use of lie detectors by councils. I think it is

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spreading. At the moment it is limited. In 2010 the government

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piloted the use of these so`called lie detectors in a number of

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councils and then decided there was no evidence they worked so the whole

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thing went dead. What is happening is that different councils

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periodically decide to review one of the companies that bed for those

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contracts. When the wind that contract very often they will bring

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in this lie detector software to use on one of the claimants. What is

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wrong with the council using voice analysing technology? Because it

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does not work, there is no evidence it is working, when it has been

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tried and studied in the past it has been found to not work. Ike macro

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the say it is a useful tool and not one would be prosecuted on the basis

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of this evidence alone. The way this works is that it is supposedly and

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allies in micro tremors and intonations in people's voices and

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decides where there is a high`risk they are lying or a low risk that

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they are lying. The trouble is that drawing a brazen conclusion on the

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substance of so little is very confusing. Thank you very much.

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Police say it's lucky that no one was injured when a gun was fired

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several times in a city street. Bullets are known to have hit at

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least two properties in Derby. Armed police were cold to the Normanton

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area of the city after the incident which is believed to be a revenge

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attack. They say over the last few days tensions have grown between two

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groups from within the same community. A firearm has been used

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and it has actually hit two buildings. It is extremely dangerous

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what has happened in the early hours of the morning and we are very lucky

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no`one has been injured. At the moment we have forensic officers

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recovering the bullets so we can look at where the bullet has come

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from and what type of weapon was used. The Catholic Church in the

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East Midlands has stepped into the bitter row over where the remains

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King Richard III should be placed. The Diocese says he should be

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reburied in Leicester as soon as possible and says it's crazy the

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dispute's gone on so long. Protesters in York say the King

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should be taken there. Tomorrow the arguments will be considered at the

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High Court in London. Simon Ward reports. Today, protesters in York,

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including distant relatives of Richard cold for the bones of the

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king to be taken off. Richard III was buried in Leicester after the

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Battle was worth where he remained until he was discovered in September

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2012. That is when the dispute began. The catholic dieses of

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Nottingham, which also covers Leicester, says Richard was a

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catholic and he should stay in Leicester. I think it is crazy that

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the war of the Roses seems to be being fought again over an the

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whereabouts of his body. I hope the result will be quick and speedy and

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something which all the interested parties can abide by. Work is well

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underway to the develop the area in front of Leicester Cathedral in

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preparation for the planned return of the King. High Court judges will

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start the two`day hearing to consider the arguments. Will it be

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here, your, or even further? That's your news. So, it's goodbye from me,

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but with your weather now, here's Kaye. Thank you. It has been a view

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to full day today, some lovely sunshine this afternoon. We had to

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wait a while to get that sunshine but we did get it. It is misty and

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murky with quite a lot of fog around first thing but that should burn

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away with brighter skies into the afternoon. Temperatures will be

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close to freezing for a few spots right now. We will see cloud

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increasing with some mist and fog forming towards the end of the

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night. Some of the mist and fog will be quite dense with mist and fog

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patches expected for rush`hour, a weather warning in force for that.

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The cloud will break up during the morning with lots of lovely sunshine

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coming through for the afternoon again. Eyes of 14 Celsius. That is

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it from us, I will Friday but fog less of a problem

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over the weekend. Good evening. Step outside in the

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morning and it feels a bit fresh. Reassure yourself, it could be a lot

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worse. Exactly a year ago it was extraordinarily cold and snowy.

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These were some of the scenes. This march is very different. A very

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pleasant in the sunshine, once the fog has cleared. The fog is

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re-forming again right now. Nasty patches developing through the

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night, becoming widespread across England and Wales. In the

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north-west, rain across Scotland. Temperatures well below these

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values. We have a yellow warning in force from the Met Office for fog.

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Could be very difficult patches around and disruption is certainly

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