08/05/2014 East Midlands Today


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first look at The Papers over on the BBC News Channel, but now on BBC

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One, its time for And now the news for the East

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Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale, Good evening. First tonight: A woman says

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she's on anti`depressants bdcause rats have invaded her council

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she's on anti`depressants because rats have invaded her counchl flat

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in Leicester. Mary`Anne Gibbard s nightmare started seven months ago.

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The council has apologised `nd nightmare started seven months ago.

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The council has apologised and says it's tackling the problem.

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For Mary, her home in Leicester has become a nightmare. She says her

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flat is completely infested with rats. The rats have been gn`wing at

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rats. The rats have been gnawing at the word to try to get in. They

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finally got in. They are around in the middle of the night. They keep

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me awake. There is a rat fadces me awake. There is a rat fadces

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everywhere. You're in is everywhere. I have to wear gloves and I have to

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keep picking it up. The problem has been going on since October. Mary's

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home is full of rat traps btt she home is full of rat traps but she

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says the rats are getting worse. This photograph shows a hold in the

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wall which the rats May that they broke into the flat. One got stuck

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and died. Mary, `` Mary's neighbour already has rats in her atthc and

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already has rats in her attic and she's worried about them coling

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she's worried about them coming through. They keep me awake, and my

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family. They scurry around. I hear traps going off. My son has got

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school and he cannot sleep. While we have been here today, workmen from

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the City Council have been hn have been here today, workmdn from

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the City Council have been in the the City Council have been hn the

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flat to try and block of holes to stop the rats from getting hn.

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flat to try and block of holes to stop the rats from getting in. In a

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statement, the City Council say they have not been able to resolve the

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problem as quickly as they would like. They say they have offered

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Mary alternative accommodation. like. They say they have offered

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Mary alternative accommodathon. She says it is too far away so for the

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time being, she is staying put. A man's described how he was

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handcuffed while in the back of an ambulance, after suffering a

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seizure. Stefan Cheung, from Nottingham, says it left hil

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seizure. Stefan Cheung, frol Nottingham, says it left him feeling

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Nottingham, says it left hil feeling humiliated. The police and Ambulance

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humiliated. The police and @mbulance Service say they believe their staff

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acted properly. But an epildpsy acted properly. But an epilepsy

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charity has called for greater training of emergency personnel to

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spot the difference between people having a seizure and those tnder

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spot the difference between people having a seizure and those under the

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having a seizure and those tnder the influence of drink and drugs.

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Stephan takes me to the spot near his home in Nottingham where

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Stephan takes me to the spot near his home in Nottingham wherd he

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his home in Nottingham where he suffered the seizure while out

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walking his dog. It is thought a member of the public dialled 99 .

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Police and paramedics were soon on the scene. I would have expdcted the

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the scene. I would have expected the paramedics and police to sax this

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person is suffering from a seizure, these other things I need to do to

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make sure if he does have another seizure... I said on many occasions,

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please, let bigger. But he was handcuffed in the back of an

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ambulance. Epilepsy action has just produced this video with thd

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produced this video with the Association of Chief Police

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Officers. It will be shown to new recruits to help them spot the signs

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of people who are suffering from a less obvious kind of seizure.

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of people who are suffering from a less obvious kind of seizurd. Don't

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less obvious kind of seizure. Don't force or restrain them. In hts

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advice, it clearly says sufferers shouldn't be restrained. We are

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aware of the charity. We are aware of the charity. We are

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contacted by people who say they have been treated inapproprhately

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have been treated inappropriately when they've been having a seizure.

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On many occasions, it's because people are unaware that thex

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On many occasions, it's bec`use people are unaware that they are

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people are unaware that thex are having a seizure and they are

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unaware of how to respond accordingly. There is a need for

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people to be trained. East Lidlands Ambulance Service and

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Nottinghamshire Police both say they think their staff acted

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appropriately. Stephane is considering whether to take his

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complaint further. A teenager's been told he'll face a

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retrial over the death of a football coach in Leicester last September.

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20`year`old Antoin Akpom was killed by a single stab wound after a

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confrontation in Kent Street. 19`year`old Hussain Hussain was

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found guilty of his murder last month. But the jury failed to reach

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a verdict on 19`year`old Abdul Hakim from Leicester. He'll face a retrial

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some time after July. Derby County have breached in

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Brighton in the first leg of their play`off semifinal. They cale from

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play`off semifinal. They came from behind to win by 2`1.

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This game was many things and among them, it was a very real warning for

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Derby County that a trip to Wembley is by no means a given. But most of

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all, it was a fantastic advdrt for all, it was a fantastic advert for

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championship play`off footb`ll. all, it was a fantastic advdrt for

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championship play`off football. They championship play`off footb`ll. They

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were two teams of real attacking attempt going at each other. It was

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Brighton who made the early moves and their well`deserved goal after

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the quarter hour mark was distinguished by its beautiful

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build`up. That sparked Derbx distinguished by its beautiful

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build`up. That sparked Derbx County in July. There were two debatable

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in July. There were two deb`table penalty appeals. Derby's appeal had

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no element of doubt about it. Chris Martin has been deadly this evening

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`` season. Tonight, he was perfect. Derby fans like to go with the

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pressure. Ruslan `` Russell has been excellent and then you had to keep

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for the pika `` keeper. The home side knew they had to make their

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advantage pay. Every time the goalie was tested, and there were puite a

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few of them, he was equal to their talent. A full report and action on

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how they did it to come on tomorrow's programme.

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That's the news. We have had our fair share of rain

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earlier today and we are expecting more rain later in the week.

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Tomorrow, after some heavy showers first thing, we will be largely dry

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with some decent spells of sunshine. It is fairly dry at the momdnt. The

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It is fairly dry at the moment. The rain has made mostly cleared away

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and for a time, we stay dry with clear skies. Into the early hours,

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we start to see some showers pushing in from the West. By dawn, they are

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likely to be quite heavy. Mhnimum likely to be quite heavy. Minimum

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temperatures of nine Celsius. Blustery showers first thing

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tomorrow morning with the chance of some thunder. They start to ease as

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we go through the morning and then we have a largely dry afternoon,

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just the chance of an odd rogue shower, particularly to the north.

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In the sunshine, highs of 14 In the sunshine, highs of 14

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Celsius. We have a dusty westerly wind. Friday night, we do have

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Celsius. We have a dusty westerly wind. Friday night, we do h`ve an

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area of low pressure pushing. This will give us a spell of heavy

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rainfall. Once that clears, it is sunshine and showers. Here is your

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sunshine and showers. Here hs your outlook.

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the course of tomorrow and through the weekend as well. The evening.

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Hello there. Fancy escaping the rain this weekend? We will be looking at

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the weather further afield in a moment. Another area of low pressure

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out here is lined up to the weekend. There will be some sunshine in

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between. Overnight tonight, most of the wet weather is across the North

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and the West, but later on in the night, showers will spread right the

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way across the country. Another cold night, temperatures are staying in

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double figures. Tomorrow, some places fare better, others worse. An

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improving story from the south across the country. Snapshot

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mid-afternoon, some showers across the

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