15/05/2014 East Midlands Today


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Now the news for the East Midlands, good evening. First, one of the

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region's biggest employers is being forced to pay its workers the living

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wage. Campaigners have targeted forced to pay its workers the living

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wage. Campaigners have targdted Next wage. Campaigners have targdted Next

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and it is estimated it will make profits of ?770 million this year.

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It was a peaceful protest in Leicestershire this morning but

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there was a big message. Pay Next there was a big message. Pax Next

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workers a living wage. That's the amount someone needs to covdr

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workers a living wage. That's the amount someone needs to cover the

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amount someone needs to covdr the basic costs of living. It's been put

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at ?7.65 an hour outside of London. ?? YELLOW People want to work for

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Next, people want quality jobs. People want to have a decent quality

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of life and Next are making huge profits. They've made over 700

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million this year, so why c`n't they pay a decent wage and provide decent

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hours for people? Low pay, low hours has an impact on the communhties

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that people live, so where the shops are, where the stores are, these

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have a major impact on the communities that live there.

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Campaigners from the Living Wage Foundation bought shares in Next so

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they could attend today's AGM. We would like Next to become a

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living`wage employer. There are 700 living`wage employers in this

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country. Eight of them are on the FTSE 100 index. Next, though, is a

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retailer, and there aren't `ny retailers. Across the East Midlands,

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Next are employing apprentices up to and on ?4.80 per hour and there are

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people in full`time work on about ?6.50, so only just above the

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minimum wage. That's a long way from enough to get by to properly support

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a family. It's a real struggle for many of those families. Next are a

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fantastic company and this is many of those families. Next are a

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fantastic company and this hs a real fantastic company and this hs a real

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opportunity to see what they can do opportunity to see what thex can do

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to take a lead in the sector. No`one from Next wanted to talk to me on

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camera but they have told me from Next wanted to talk to me on

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camera but they have told md that camera but they have told me that

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the living wage isn't precise. It varies from person to person. They

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also say they get around 30 applicants for every store job that

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they advertise and if the w`ges they advertise and if the w`ges

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weren't high enough, people simply wouldn't apply.

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Bombardier hopes jobs in Derby could be secure for at least the next 15

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years. The company looked to the future as it celebrated 175 years of

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train` making in the city. VIP guests were given a tour of the

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factory as steam trains were brought factory as steam trains were brought

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in to mark the site's herit`ge, as in to mark the site's heritage, as

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Mike O'Sullivan reports. The glory days of a bygone era

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The glory days of a bygone dra inspired the future of train`making

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in Derby today. Bombardier larked in Derby today. Bombardier marked

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175 years of the city's rail heritage by bringing steam trains

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onto its site. But they also released this video of the new

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Aventra train that's being designed for the ?1 billion Crossrail

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contract in London. It's thd lightest, most fuel`efficient and

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cheapest`to`operate train on the network, helping to secure the 1500

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network, helping to secure the 500 jobs in Derby. It allows it to

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develop a new product to replace the previous product, the Electrostar,

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which was the staple of our manufacturing for the last 05 years.

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The Aventra, we hope, will be the staple of our manufacturing for the

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next 15 years and beyond. This freight loco built in Derby in 1920

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freight loco built in Derby in 920 helped to ferry the VIP guests.

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According to the loco history card, I think it's about 1.2 millhon

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According to the loco history card, I think it's about 1.2 million miles

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and there's probably a few on there that haven't been recorded so, yeah,

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it's going strong. Today, Bombardier is completing a London Underground

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contract due to finish in mid`2015 and another for overground trains in

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the capital by late next year. A contract with Southern Trains

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finishes early in 2015. I think we've got a great workforce here.

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They showed with Crossrail they can beat other bidders. I think it is

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right that you have a bidding process but Bombardier can win and

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has won. The Aventra is due to go into service in three years' time.

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The former Nottingham Forest player Marlon King has been jailed for 18

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months for dangerous driving. He pleaded guilty to the charge

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months for dangerous driving. He pleaded guilty to the chargd in

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March after a crash which left pleaded guilty to the charge in

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March after a crash which ldft a motorist with a broken arm. King had

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been driving his Porsche on the A46 at Winthorpe in Nottinghamshire He

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was eating ice cream at the wheel. The judge at Nottingham Crown Court

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also banned him from driving for three years.

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Reported assaults on staff at Leicester's hospitals have soared by

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600% in the last four years. Figures from NHS Protect show assaults at

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Leicester Royal Infirmary, the General and Glenfield Hospital have

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risen from 30 in 2009 and 2010, to 181 in 2012 and 2013. The figures

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181 in 2012 and 2013. The fhgures exclude assaults where medical

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reasons, such as mental illness, reasons, such as mental illness,

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were a factor. The supermarket giant Morrisons has

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pulled out of plans to build a store on the former Derbyshire Roxal

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on the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site. Derby's Hospital

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Trust says the historic buildings have been vandalised since the site

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closed five years ago. It's now applying for more than ?3 mhllion

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closed five years ago. It's now applying for more than ?3 million of

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applying for more than ?3 mhllion of funding so that some of them

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applying for more than ?3 million of funding so that some of thel can be

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funding so that some of them can be demolished.

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Now, it's usual for sports stars and celebrities to be honoured with a

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parade through the streets. But today, thousands of Rolls Royce

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workers turned out in Derby to cheer the first of 4,000 Trent XWB engines

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that will help secure the fhrm's future. A bus containing team

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members that designed it and the company's Spitfire were there to see

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the engine set off for Airbts company's Spitfire were there to see

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the engine set off for Airbus in the engine set off for Airbts in

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France. I am proud, really. Excited to be here. Just one of the best

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days. So excited. This is amazing for the team. An incredible journey

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we have been on so it's a fantastic we have been on so it's a f`ntastic

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day. To see the first engine day. To see the first engine

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today... And then to see all these people. It's just an overwhdlming

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people. It's just an overwhelming moment today.

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Hundreds of youngsters in Africa are being given life`saving help thanks

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to the hard work of a young Leicestershire woman. Alice Pulford

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has set up an orphanage in Malawi. Anne Davies has been there to see

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how Alice's work is transforming young lives. Tomorrow, in the second

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of her special reports, she'll also be meeting a team of builders from

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the East Midlands who are btsy constructing a new school for 900

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constructing a new school for 9 0 children, on East Midlands Today at

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6.30pm tomorrow evening. That's your news, so it's goodbye

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from me and now the weather with Kaye. `` Rebecca.

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It's been a pleasant day right across the East Midlands with

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temperatures getting up to 20, and that continues as we head into

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tomorrow. A warm day to comd that continues as we head into

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tomorrow. A warm day to come and try tomorrow. A warm day to come and try

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and bright with plenty of stnny and bright with plenty of sunny

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spells. Overnight, we do have patchy cloud about and that will hdlp lift

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cloud about and that will help lift temperatures a bit. Where wd

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cloud about and that will hdlp lift temperatures a bit. Where we get the

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temperatures a bit. Where wd get the clear skies, they will fall away and

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we have light winds as well, so it will be much colder in rural spots.

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A chilly start tomorrow but then it will start to see the sun warming

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things up and it will be a pleasant day. Some patchy cloud around but

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some good spells of sunshind to come through the day. Those temperatures

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through the day. Those tempdratures building where they have been

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today, getting up to around 22 degrees with light winds. Cdrtainly

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degrees with light winds. Certainly a pleasant day. The national

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forecast is on the way. Here's the forecast is on the way. Herd's the

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outlook. prospect for the weekend, which

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shows we keep it fine, dry and warm. And we can leave you with the

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national picture. More warm weather on the way, today

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almost felt like June across the country. Temperatures did hover

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around 22 degrees, the average for June.

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If you've been following our forecast for the last couple of

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days, it will come as no surprise to you that more warm sunshine is on

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the way for tomorrow and the next few days. Tonight and into the early

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hours of Friday, not much happening on the weather front, just like Nast

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dashed back last night and the night before.

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