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first look at The Papers over on the BBC News Channel, but now on BBC
One, its time for And now the news for the East
Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale, Good evening. First tonight: A woman says
she's on anti`depressants bdcause rats have invaded her council
she's on anti`depressants because rats have invaded her counchl flat
in Leicester. Mary`Anne Gibbard s nightmare started seven months ago.
The council has apologised `nd nightmare started seven months ago.
The council has apologised and says it's tackling the problem.
For Mary, her home in Leicester has become a nightmare. She says her
flat is completely infested with rats. The rats have been gn`wing at
rats. The rats have been gnawing at the word to try to get in. They
finally got in. They are around in the middle of the night. They keep
me awake. There is a rat fadces me awake. There is a rat fadces
everywhere. You're in is everywhere. I have to wear gloves and I have to
keep picking it up. The problem has been going on since October. Mary's
home is full of rat traps btt she home is full of rat traps but she
says the rats are getting worse. This photograph shows a hold in the
wall which the rats May that they broke into the flat. One got stuck
and died. Mary, `` Mary's neighbour already has rats in her atthc and
already has rats in her attic and she's worried about them coling
she's worried about them coming through. They keep me awake, and my
family. They scurry around. I hear traps going off. My son has got
school and he cannot sleep. While we have been here today, workmen from
the City Council have been hn have been here today, workmdn from
the City Council have been in the the City Council have been hn the
flat to try and block of holes to stop the rats from getting hn.
flat to try and block of holes to stop the rats from getting in. In a
statement, the City Council say they have not been able to resolve the
problem as quickly as they would like. They say they have offered
Mary alternative accommodation. like. They say they have offered
Mary alternative accommodathon. She says it is too far away so for the
time being, she is staying put. A man's described how he was
handcuffed while in the back of an ambulance, after suffering a
seizure. Stefan Cheung, from Nottingham, says it left hil
seizure. Stefan Cheung, frol Nottingham, says it left him feeling
Nottingham, says it left hil feeling humiliated. The police and Ambulance
humiliated. The police and @mbulance Service say they believe their staff
acted properly. But an epildpsy acted properly. But an epilepsy
charity has called for greater training of emergency personnel to
spot the difference between people having a seizure and those tnder
spot the difference between people having a seizure and those under the
having a seizure and those tnder the influence of drink and drugs.
Stephan takes me to the spot near his home in Nottingham where
Stephan takes me to the spot near his home in Nottingham wherd he
his home in Nottingham where he suffered the seizure while out
walking his dog. It is thought a member of the public dialled 99 .
Police and paramedics were soon on the scene. I would have expdcted the
the scene. I would have expected the paramedics and police to sax this
person is suffering from a seizure, these other things I need to do to
make sure if he does have another seizure... I said on many occasions,
please, let bigger. But he was handcuffed in the back of an
ambulance. Epilepsy action has just produced this video with thd
produced this video with the Association of Chief Police
Officers. It will be shown to new recruits to help them spot the signs
of people who are suffering from a less obvious kind of seizure.
of people who are suffering from a less obvious kind of seizurd. Don't
less obvious kind of seizure. Don't force or restrain them. In hts
advice, it clearly says sufferers shouldn't be restrained. We are
aware of the charity. We are aware of the charity. We are
contacted by people who say they have been treated inapproprhately
have been treated inappropriately when they've been having a seizure.
On many occasions, it's because people are unaware that thex
On many occasions, it's bec`use people are unaware that they are
people are unaware that thex are having a seizure and they are
unaware of how to respond accordingly. There is a need for
people to be trained. East Lidlands Ambulance Service and
Nottinghamshire Police both say they think their staff acted
appropriately. Stephane is considering whether to take his
complaint further. A teenager's been told he'll face a
retrial over the death of a football coach in Leicester last September.
20`year`old Antoin Akpom was killed by a single stab wound after a
confrontation in Kent Street. 19`year`old Hussain Hussain was
found guilty of his murder last month. But the jury failed to reach
a verdict on 19`year`old Abdul Hakim from Leicester. He'll face a retrial
some time after July. Derby County have breached in
Brighton in the first leg of their play`off semifinal. They cale from
play`off semifinal. They came from behind to win by 2`1.
This game was many things and among them, it was a very real warning for
Derby County that a trip to Wembley is by no means a given. But most of
all, it was a fantastic advdrt for all, it was a fantastic advert for
championship play`off footb`ll. all, it was a fantastic advdrt for
championship play`off football. They championship play`off footb`ll. They
were two teams of real attacking attempt going at each other. It was
Brighton who made the early moves and their well`deserved goal after
the quarter hour mark was distinguished by its beautiful
build`up. That sparked Derbx distinguished by its beautiful
build`up. That sparked Derbx County in July. There were two debatable
in July. There were two deb`table penalty appeals. Derby's appeal had
no element of doubt about it. Chris Martin has been deadly this evening
`` season. Tonight, he was perfect. Derby fans like to go with the
pressure. Ruslan `` Russell has been excellent and then you had to keep
for the pika `` keeper. The home side knew they had to make their
advantage pay. Every time the goalie was tested, and there were puite a
few of them, he was equal to their talent. A full report and action on
how they did it to come on tomorrow's programme.
That's the news. We have had our fair share of rain
earlier today and we are expecting more rain later in the week.
Tomorrow, after some heavy showers first thing, we will be largely dry
with some decent spells of sunshine. It is fairly dry at the momdnt. The
It is fairly dry at the moment. The rain has made mostly cleared away
and for a time, we stay dry with clear skies. Into the early hours,
we start to see some showers pushing in from the West. By dawn, they are
likely to be quite heavy. Mhnimum likely to be quite heavy. Minimum
temperatures of nine Celsius. Blustery showers first thing
tomorrow morning with the chance of some thunder. They start to ease as
we go through the morning and then we have a largely dry afternoon,
just the chance of an odd rogue shower, particularly to the north.
In the sunshine, highs of 14 In the sunshine, highs of 14
Celsius. We have a dusty westerly wind. Friday night, we do have
Celsius. We have a dusty westerly wind. Friday night, we do h`ve an
area of low pressure pushing. This will give us a spell of heavy
rainfall. Once that clears, it is sunshine and showers. Here is your
sunshine and showers. Here hs your outlook.
the course of tomorrow and through the weekend as well. The evening.
Hello there. Fancy escaping the rain this weekend? We will be looking at
the weather further afield in a moment. Another area of low pressure
out here is lined up to the weekend. There will be some sunshine in
between. Overnight tonight, most of the wet weather is across the North
and the West, but later on in the night, showers will spread right the
way across the country. Another cold night, temperatures are staying in
double figures. Tomorrow, some places fare better, others worse. An
improving story from the south across the country. Snapshot
mid-afternoon, some showers across the