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This is East Midlands Today. Tonight, the researchers who may
have found the key to unlocking a vaccine for breast cancer.
They could break ground in the most aggressive forms of the disease. The
key is to personalise the treatment to each individual patient for
breast cancer. Also, our `` a father tells the court that the death of a
man by Abdul on his land plagues his mind every day.
Plus, the website helping people find out more information about the
fallen from World War I. And we meet our Eurovision contender
from Leicestershire. It is all a bit of a bowler. I am not taking it all
in. First tonight, experts have
described it as putting together one of the world's most complicated
jigsaws. There's still a lot we don't know about breast cancer.
Another piece of that jigsaw has been discovered here in the East
Midlands. Yes, it is the culmination of five years' work involving
Nottingham's two universities and local hospitals. Our Health
Correspondent has more. This could open the door to new
treatments, maybe even one day a vaccine. For the first time, the
role of a specific gene has been uncovered. This is part of a bigger
jigsaw. This gene predict the prognosis for the patient. This gene
is associated with how fast breast cancer cells grow. 2000 breast
tumour samples were analysed. The gene affects 10% of all breast
cancers. It is involved in an aggressive form of the disease. But
it tends to be more responsive to chemotherapy than some others. This
painstaking work has taken five years. It has involved two
universities in Nottingham. Paying for the research involves an army of
fundraisers. This woman supported the charity. Her breast cancer is
incurable. We need more personalised care for individuals so they are not
under stress. Each individual will get their own type of treatment. The
evidence seems to suggest there are many types of breast cancer. That is
one of the challenge of fighting against the disease.
This cancer specialist sees the latest findings as promising. He has
already seen cancer survival rates double over ten years. We have now
reached a plateau. The key is to personalise the individual treatment
for breast cancer. Experts are now looking at ways of taking this
forward. This has been a big piece of work.
How would you sum up its significance? This is about looking
into different types of cancer to try to improve survival rates.
Breast cancer is the second biggest cancer killer amongst women.
A farmer has told a court he thinks every single day about a man who was
killed in a field by his cattle. Paul Waterfall from Nottinghamshire
is accused of causing the death of a walker through manslaughter by gross
negligence. 63`year`old Roger Freeman died after being attacked
four years ago on a public footpath in a field owned by Mr Waterfall.
Today, 39`year`old Paul Waterfall gave his own account of the events
at his farm. One evening in 2010, he was alerted that someone had been
hurt by his cattle. This couple had been walking on a public footpath
across the field when they were allegedly attacked by a bull.
Despite the cattle charging in a panic around the field, he ran to
the body but could see that Mr Freeman was dead. The woman was
injured but survived. The farmer told the court that he and his
family are ever so upset at what happened. We think of her every day.
Our house looks out onto the field. We are constantly reminded of what
happened. The court also heard Paul Waterfall's account of two previous
incidents also involving the same bull. He is accused of manslaughter
by gross negligence because the prosecution claim that he knew the
bill had attacked electricity engineers on his land twice in the
six weeks before this death but had done nothing about it. However, Paul
Waterfall told the court today that it was never made clear to him that
the bulll had attacked the engineers, nor did he receive any
complaint from the electricity company. When the second attack
happened, even not on the farm at the time, nor did he learn of it
until long after this death. Paul Waterfall agreed that witnesses
including the widow described being attacked by a ball with horns. But
the animal which was put down the night of the death had no horns. The
defence believed this could be a case of mistaken identity. Paul
Waterfall denies the charges against him. The trial continues next week.
People sleeping rough in Nottinghamshire are ten times more
likely to suffer from tuberculosis and twice as likely to end up in
A Those are just some of the findings of a study by two
charities. The report has found what it says are shocking levels of poor
health and an imbalance with the rest of the population.
The two homeless charities which dropped the report say it is one of
the biggest local studies of its kind. 350 interviews were carried
out across Nottinghamshire. Keith is now in a Framework hostle after more
than two years living on the streets which left him with pneumonia and
brittle bones. If you're really properly, you have to go to
hospital. There is no doctor will have you because you are of no fixed
abode. I went from 11 stone down to five and a half. Because you're not
eating properly. You don't know where your next meal will come from.
You are always cold. It is not nice. Findings were presented to an
invited audience. They were told that of the 74% that reported mental
health symptoms, only 31% had a diagnosis. Homeless people are ten
times more likely to contract TB. More than a quarter had to use A
over the last six months because of the difficulty in registering with a
GP. It was surprisingly number of physical problems. 65% had at least
one physical problems. The average number of physical problems was 3.2.
The report calls for the needs of the homeless to be included when
health care services are commissioned. The commissioners need
to take note of the different voices, the different needs. And not
think that all people are the same. People have different needs. They
need to do some research and find out more and take that into account.
But with Framework fitting a cut of almost ?3 million in its county
council grant, the charity says it will be tough just maintaining its
existing services. A seven`month old died from head
injuries. His father was jailed for manslaughter. Before the death, an
emergency protection order was turned down in court.
More than ?1 million was taken off criminals by Derbyshire Police in
the last year under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The act gives police and
other agencies the power to take criminals to court to recover the
money made by committing crimes, such as drug dealing or selling
stolen property. Latest figures show that almost ?20,000 a week in cash
and other assets have been removed from offenders in the last 12
months. Next tonight, a warning that new
businesses wanting to come to areas of high unemployment are being put
off because old industrial sites are being used for houses instead.
Nottingham North MP Graham Allen says creating new jobs in
disadvantaged areas needs to take priority over new housing. He made
his comments today at a conference aimed at getting people off welfare.
Let's find out more from our Political Editor.
Here's a puzzle. How do you attract new manufacturers and businesses to
an area of high unemployment, and where finding jobs used to be easy,
when former industrial land, is being eaten up for new housing?
That's the worry of this area's MP, Labour's Graham Allen. He says 98%
of land in his Nottingham North constituency is now taken up with
housing. That's high. So where are the sites for new businesses and the
job opportunities they bring with only 2% of land available? It
worries him and those looking for work. Nice people, good housing...
Jill Scott was born and brought up here. He believes the community
deserves better. She has ambitions for her daughters and an area of
Nottingham which has struggled. There are some problems with
domestic violence. That goes from generation to generation and
sometimes. Some people don't have the access to good role models. It
can be tough. Nottingham has clusters of outer estates which have
become a byword for disadvantaged. Lack of jobs, low educational
attainment and low esteem. We feel isolated. We need to find a way of
reducing the cycle of unemployment and increasing aspirations. Breaking
dependence on welfare and creating a culture of job is what Graham Allen
is trying to achieve your. And to get the main party leaders to sign
up to it to. There are many places which have been hard`hit by the end
of manufacturing. If we can get the vision necessary and built in skills
and jobs, we will have lessons to teach the rest of England and the
UK. The talk is the easy bit. Shaping policy for all parties to
sign up to is the battle ahead. In June, the Business Secretary
Vince Cable and the Cities Minister Greg Clark will be among senior
politicians that'll be coming here. The hope? That they can reach
cross`party consensus on giving future generations on similar
estates to this much better job and life opportunities, and break the
dependency for some on welfare. A man whose lies forced a pub to
shut has been given a community order. Joshua Bonehill`Pain from
Yeovil in Somerset made up an internet hoax about The Globe in
Leicester. The 21`year`old claimed it had banned British armed forces.
The story wasn't true, but it quickly spread on social media. The
pub had to close temporarily after receiving threats that it would be
fire bombed and staff beaten up. The largest mobile ride in Europe
has been installed in Derby's market place. The Star Flyer stands 68
metres tall and takes 24 passengers up a tower, then spins them round at
30 mph. Special lighting at night means that it will also be seen for
miles around when it is in full flight.
Thousands of East Midlands war dead have no place on any memorial.
That's the belief of the man behind a big virtual memorial for World War
One casualties. The Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour went live
last summer. It's already helping to improve our understanding of the
conflict's impact on the county. This man was a lamb scored when he
was killed. His name didn't appear on any memorial. Now his great`niece
is helping to ensure his sacrifice is remembered. I worked on the
memorial in Kimberley and I could not understand why he wasn't here.
Then I heard about this council project. I thought that was my
chance so that he would not be forgotten. Nottinghamshire Great War
Roll of Honour went live last summer. It holds 17,000 records
relating to World War I casualties. The second phase of the project
allows the public to upload their own knowledge of family involvement
in the war to the resource. There are many more great work casualties
than previously thought from Nottingham. It has always been
assumed in 11,000 people from Nottingham lost their life during
the great War. Since this phase went live and we have had time to do the
arithmetic, it has become clear that that figure could be 13,000. His
name might not appear on the memorial in his home town, but the
ultimate sacrifice that Herbert Smith and others made is finally
being recognised. It is great. Wonderful feeling. To think that he
is there and other people can see him. He will always be there. Now
the sport. With the Championship title in the
bag, you could forgive Leicester City for putting their feet up. Not
a chance. The Foxes go to Huddersfield tomorrow still wanting
to break the 100 points barrier. Hoping to help them achieve it is
long serving midfielder Andy King. Our reporter has been finding out
what this season has meant to him. Andy King as a goal machine. Season
after season, he has been hitting the net. No other midfielder in the
history of the club has scored more. He truly is Leicester City royalty.
After coming through the Academy, Andy King has spent seven years as a
professional with the club. No one is more delighted about their title
successful stop it was a brilliant night. We have come close on several
occasions, but to finally get over the line all by ourselves was
brilliant for us and the fans. Andy King has had to be patient this
season for his chance to make it into the starting 11. I am delighted
that people like Andy King will get a crack at playing in the top
league. Premier League football is coming here next season. They have
already secured the title. But Andy King says there is still more to
play for in the final two games. We want to get as many points as we
can, hopefully over 100. We want to end the season on a positive note.
To have won the league and achieved promotion is great, but we want to
finish in style. Whatever happens in the next couple of games, Andy King
can be very proud of his journey. I would not have changed anything. To
have had the setbacks makes this even nicer. I will never forget this
season. So Leicester City aren't relaxing.
And neither are Derby County. They will have home advantage in the
second leg of their play`off semi final, that's guaranteed. But
there's no sense at all that they can ease up for the last two games.
They're in form, and they want to stay in form.
When you consider the start of the season, their current position is
nothing short of remarkable. There is no hint here that they are taking
their foot off the pedal. I hope they don't start doing that because
we will be in trouble. You can't switch it on and off in any sport.
Derby have no less than eight potential opponents for their
play`off semifinal. They are not expressing a preference. It doesn't
matter who you are playing, it will be tough in the play`offs. Everybody
wants to be promoted. It will be hard. They say the fans will play a
massive part in what is to come. The crowd will be so important. We have
to get it over the line on Saturday. We will be at home in the second
leg, no matter where we finished. The clear plan is to maintain their
intensity. Are five games between Derby County and another trophy in
the Cabinet. So to Nottingham Forest, who we
featured last night. As we said there, still in with a chance of
making the play`offs after back to back wins but do need other results
to go their way. They face Bournemouth tomorrow and caretaker
manager Gary Brazil believes team changes have made the difference.
We have put our heads above the parapet and means of all decisions.
It is important we don't get carried away. We want to make sure we do the
same thing on Saturday. I expect the players to give everything for this
football club. It is a privilege to play for them.
As for Notts County, it is going to be a nail`biting weekend as they
take their battle to avoid relegation right down to the wire.
It is so tight at the bottom of League One and a real challenge to
focus on their own performance. The permutations are there. At the
moment, we are in good form. We have the backing of the fans. We are in a
good place. And Mansfield Town take on Torquay.
Full match coverage of course from all those games on your BBC local
radio station. In snooker's World Championship,
Mark Selby needs four more frames to see off second round opponent Ali
Carter. Selby had taken a nine five lead but Carter won two frames at
the end of the morning session to stay in touch. They resume in a few
minutes. It is live on BBC Two. In basketball, good luck to
Leicester Riders who have a two`legged play`off quarter final
this weekend. They are away at Cheshire Phoenix tomorrow night and
then home on Sunday afternoon. The home game is at Loughborough
University. Riders, remember, defending their play`off crown.
Nottinghamshire's director of cricket has been named as England
selector. The sport has been very busy!
With just over two weeks to go till the Eurovision Song Contest, it is a
busy time for one Leicestershire singer, who just happens to be
representing the UK. Molly Smitten`Downes will perform in
Copenhagen in front of millions of people worldwide. Our arts reporter
went to meet the 27`year`old ahead of her last official gig before the
big night. I have been tired of this thinking.
I have tried it out by drinking. The newly unveiled video for the UK's
Eurovision Song Contest entry, written and performed by Molly
Smitten`Downes. Amongst the many special moments so far has been
reaction back home in Leicestershire. My parents were over
the moon. And my 92`year`old grandmother. She was not bothered
about the national TV or anything like that, but when they announced
it at the Bingle, she was so happy. `` bingo. Molly has been writing and
singing for years. It was after being chosen by the BBC introducing
radio show that she was picked for four Eurovision. It has been no
quarrel when. My feet have not hit the ground. I am not taking it all
in. The last time we won and Eurovision was 1997, Katrina and the
waves. Do you feel the pressure? In a way, that makes it easier! But I
am in it to win. At the same time, I feel like I am winning already. In
January, nobody had heard of me. Now, 180 million people will hear a
song that I have written. She has a string of high`profile interviews
before heading out to Copenhagen. She will be desperate to avoid the
dreaded nil points. She plans to make the most of every moment.
She is lovely. I just hope she does well. It is a fantastic tune.
There is some decent sunshine this weekend, but also plenty of rain.
Let's talk about yesterday. If you look behind me, you will see this
final cloud. `` funnel cloud. There could be the potential for some more
with unstable air tonight. A good deal of fine, dry and sunny weather.
We have had outbreaks of rain with us as we have gone through the
afternoon. It will continue to be an unsettled evening. There will be the
potential for some thunder. For a time, it will be dry through the
night. Perhaps allowing some fog to form. It will be mild. From the
south`west, we see the next area of rain. This will be with us on
Saturday morning. It should be cleared by lunchtime. Behind it, it
is dry and fine for a time. Then we start to see some sharp showers
developing. Saturday will be breezy with a south`westerly wind. Fewer
unpleasant in the sunshine. Are high temperature of 14 degrees.
Low`pressure is causing the unsettled conditions at the moment.
That will continue to give us sunshine and showers, potentially
the odd thunderstorm. Also some long, sunny spells to be had on
Sunday. Not bad over the weekend. Low`pressure buffers for the new
week. It could be warmer as we go into Tuesday. My advice to you for
the weekend is to have your umbrella handy and try to avoid those April
showers. Send as your photographs of the weather.
We will see you for the late news. Goodbye.