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eye on development is over the next couple of days.
This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and me, Dominic Heale.
Tonight: The text messages transforming
The system can help people with dementia and learning disabilities.
Why the election of India's new Prime Minister could be good for
business here. Plus injured in the Second World
War, 70 years on, a bittersweet return for this man. It has been a
great day, but depressing coming and CMS. It really upset me. `` and
seeing this. And gold medal for the gymnasts.
First tonight, how a simple text`messaging system
is helping vulnerable people with some rather complicated isstes.
Already it's transformed thd life of one man with Asperger?s syndrome.
His anxiety levels were so high he'd get up 12 times a night
Social workers in Nottinghamshire are also using text messages to give
people with learning disabilities more independence.
Our health correspondent Rob Sissons reports.
He was up and down stairs all night, he kept asking himself the same
question did lock everything? I thought, have I locked one of the
locks? If not, all of them would be gone. He does not feel safe so he
has to keep checking the doors and the windows. We have got about six
or seven locks on there. Accessor behaviour, it meant little or no
sleep. Until social workers started sending a nightly text. Havd
sleep. Until social workers started sending a nightly text. Have you
locked the door and checked your Windows? I was sceptical at first. I
thought, how could anything so small do something? The text sender
thought, how could anything so small do something? The text senddr system
is cold Florence or Flo. If he is anxious, he looks at the text
message and it reassures him. message and it reassures him.
Nottinghamshire's social services have been using the service. We are
looking to extend it to be brought dementia and learning disabilities
dementia and learning disabhlities were some kind of assistive
technology might help them to stay independent. A daily text costs 54p
a week for the Council. If ht has a week for the Council. If ht has
worked for me, it can work rather people. Now I can have eight hours
sleep. There is less on his mind, perhaps just as well becausd there
perhaps just as well because there is plenty going on outside his
door. The tram works. Catching up with missed sleep is not all is
easy. They are looking to expand this
scheme. Will it take off? It will not work for everybody. Not everyone
has a mobile phone. Not every group of patients will be able to do it.
But it worked in this case. Maybe early stage dementia patients,
developed by the NHS originally for developed by the NHS originally for
diabetes patients. Some people might say it is about cost`cutting. It is
a good point and it is one the council are aware of. They say it is
as well as not instead of input from social workers. Thank you.
Around 50 people a day across Leicester, Leicestershire
and Rutland are making complaints to their council or
While in some areas noise complaints are reducing, in others,
like Charnwood and North West Leicestershire, they're on the rise.
The figures obtained by the BBC show 18,000 complaints
42 jobs are a risk after the sudden closure of a grade
The 42`room Lace Market Hotdl had faced uncertainty for months due
Today it was announced a new buyer couldn't be found.
The business was part of a group of four East Midlands hotels.
The first of three city council care homes in Leicester has closed.
Elizabeth House in New Parks shut down over the weekend.
Nuffield House is likely to close by the end of the month.
Preston Lodge is also set for closure.
Meanwhile, residents and families have called for
a judicial review over plans to put Herrick Lodge into private hands.
The council has defended thd decision saying it is chewed to
budget cuts and a fall in demand. help them to create this passage
directly to India. The Chancellor said strengthening trade links with
India was a Government rarity. I anticipate an increase in trade.
There is so much opportunitx to grow There is so much opportunity to grow
our business `` a Government priority. The focus has to be on the
economy. Growth rates have been declining in India over the years.
People are not happy with the way things are going. It is a political
result that could have a glhmpse things are going. It is a political
result that could have a glimpse is result that could have a glhmpse is
as here as India heads into a new era. `` could have big implications.
Politics closer to home now. We're into the final few daxs
before polling stations open on Thursday for the elections to
the European Parliament. We get the chance to elect five MEPs
who'll represents us in the And if you're undecided or unsure
about what it's all about, there's a special one`hour election
special from 7pm tonight It's being chaired by the BBC's
political editor for the He joins us from the studios
of Radio Nottingham. It's almost make`your`mind`tp time
for the European Parliament And with nine parties on the ballot
form, there's plenty on offdr. At 7pm
on your BBC local radio station you'll get the chance to hear from
all the main parties and yot get In order to get our studio guests
warmed up, I am going to put a question to them. Many people regard
the vote as a referendum, in or out. Let us find out whether we can
get a definite yes or no. Elma get a definite yes or no. Emma
McClarkin for the Conservathves We McClarkin for the Conservathves We
believe it is for the British public to decide. Only the Conservative
to decide. Only the Conserv`tive Party can deliver the referendum.
Bill Newton Dunn for the Liberal Democrats. We say we must stay in
for jobs, influence, trade, allies, friends, but we want reforms such
as... Lots to do. Roger Heller friends, but we want reforms such
as... Lots to do. Roger Heller Fort UKIP. It is time the British people
took back control of their country. We need to get out. Glenis Willmott,
Labour Party. Definitely in. We have 4.2 million jobs dependent on our
relationship with Europe. Wd need 4.2 million jobs dependent on our
relationship with Europe. Wd need to reform it to make sure it works
better for the British people. A bit of a teaser. They will be b`ck
better for the British people. A bit of a teaser. They will be back on
of a teaser. They will be b`ck on BBC radio at 7pm.
We will be there. There are nine parties standing in the East
Midlands for the European Parliamentary elections. Voting is
this Thursday from 7am. An army veteran has returned to the
scene of a major World War HI battle Lewis Renshaw from Newark w`s
severely injured at the Battle He's among a group of veter`ns
who've made the journey back. Today they were joined by
Prince Harry at a remembrance It is hard to believe 70 ye`rs ago
this beautiful landscape was the backdrop for a bloodbath. In 1944,
backdrop for a bloodbath. In 19 4, Churchill had described Italy as a
soft underbelly, an easier route into Europe from the south. But
around this time, the Allies found it was not. It has been a great day
and a great time, but a depressing time coming up and seeing this. It
really upset me. We had the job to go and take their tags off `nd
really upset me. We had the job to go and take their tags off and that
was the worst time. These vdterans was the worst time. These veterans
have memories of the carnagd. was the worst time. These vdterans
have memories of the carnage. They have memories of the carnagd. They
can colour these gravestones with the faces, the characters, the
friendship of the young men they knew. The service and the presence
of Prince Harry is recognition. knew. The service and the presence
of Prince Harry is recognithon. Even of Prince Harry is recognithon. Even
in peace, it is a tough climb. Many in peace, it is a tough climb. Many
are over 90 and have returndd to are over 90 and have returndd to
Italy with sons and daughters and grandchildren, wanting to understand
what they did in the war. Otr grandchildren, wanting to understand
what they did in the war. Our job was to kill. That is what wd
what they did in the war. Otr job was to kill. That is what we were
was to kill. That is what wd were taught and that is what we did. But
I do not think anything good came out of it. Do you think abott it? Do
out of it. Do you think about it? Do you dream about it? Yes, yot wake
out of it. Do you think abott it? Do you dream about it? Yes, you wake up
you dream about it? Yes, yot wake up at night... Today and emotional
climax to an emotional pilgrimage, remembering comrades for whom there
was no happy ending. You are watching East Midlands
Today. You will remember that you Today. You will remember that you
were away in Malawi last week, reporting on an amazing project
supported by so many people in this region.
Hundreds and hundreds, even thousands. It started with two
sisters. Their supporters in East Midlands, this was the first project
they took on. 35 lovely girls there whose lives have been changdd by the
whose lives have been changed by the orphanage quite significantly. As
well as that, this is the fdeding well as that, this is the fdeding
programme and they feed hundreds of children every day. Some chhldren,
children every day. Some children, that bowl of porridge is thd
children every day. Some chhldren, that bowl of porridge is the only
thing they will eat all day. Unbelievable.
One of the most important projects, the bulging of the school.
Amazing. 14 builders from every one of our counties here. Huge task of
building a school from scratch in seven days. They worked from sunrise
seven days. They worked frol sunrise to sunset and they did it. They
nailed it. These are some of the children. It will be home to
hundreds of kids. There it hs, finished. The roof is on. It was
fantastic. I know they would like to say thank you to everyone who
supported them. Amazing. Thank you to everyone for their
support. Fruit, veg and photography `
a famous snapper trains his lens Time now for sport
and Colin is out and about tonight Absolutely. We are out of otr usual
territory. We're at this gym just off the M1
because we were so keen to meet tonight's guests we
couldn't wait for them to gdt home. Fresh off the plane
and laden with medals, it's gymnasts Ellie and Becky Downie. Thex both
made history at the This is an astonishing clutch of
results. You were in the juniors, team silver, all around bronze and a
stunning pole `` stunning vault. team silver, all around bronze and a
stunning pole `` stunning v`ult Can you believe you did it? Crazy. We
were hoping for a team medal. I was looking to try to do the best I
could. I thought I would maxbe looking to try to do the best I
could. I thought I would maybe come could. I thought I would maxbe come
in the top six roughly. I was not in the top six roughly. I was not
expecting third. I qualified first in the vault so I knew I had a shot
at getting gold but I was hoping for a medal. Really good. More medals
at getting gold but I was hoping for a medal. Really good. More ledals in
a medal. Really good. More medals in one go than Britain's entird
a medal. Really good. More ledals in one go than Britain's entire history
one go than Britain's entird history in the juniors. This was your
moment, Becky. High risk on the uneven bars. On the first two days
of competition, I did an easier routine. I was anxious to go for the
bigger routine but I knew I had worked so hard on it in the gym and
I trialled it leading into the Europeans. I knew if I went for the
big routine that the gold medal big routine that the gold medal
could be mine. There was also a chance it could have been a mistake
as well. You missed out on London 2012. How much of this was personal,
showing you could do this. A lot of it was personal. I felt I h`d
something to prove, not to everyone something to prove, not to everyone
else, but to myself. It has always been a dream of mine, for it to be
real, it is crazy. Very briefly, what is coming up? Rio de J`neiro,
you are only 14. When we get there, I will be 16, 17, so it will not be
that bad. Becky, Rio de Jandiro will it be too late for you?
Hopefully not. Missing out on London was a disappointment. I am sure
there will be plenty more as well. We will talk to your coach later.
More sport coming up. Now the rest of the day's sport news with Kirsty.
Contract negotiations the Leicester Contract negotiations the Ldicester
City. Fresh from the title celebrations, he is set to sign a
new four`year deal this week. More from Derby County shortly. Wembley
fever is taking clap of the fans `` taking grip of the fans. Tickets
going on sale tomorrow mornhng. going on sale tomorrow mornhng.
Notts County are close to signing Notts County are close to shgning
Alan Smith, seen here scoring for Leeds. Olympic bronze hockey
Leeds. Olympic bronze hockex medallist is leaving Leicester
ladies after nine years. And Leicestershire Paralympic sprinter
Sophie has broken her own 100m world record at Loughborough.
In rugby and the Leicester Tigers' season is over after late heartbreak
in the Premiership semi`fin`l just down the road from here
They travelled as underdogs, but knowing they usually win semis
There was sunshine and cider and flags and balloons. And plenty of
optimism. Definitely Tigers by million miles. We have not lost to
them yet. Nine wins, one dr`w. them yet. Nine wins, one dr`w.
Tigers arrived in Northampton after an injury ravaged season. In the
first half, they really delivered. Two tries, one of them scordd when
Two tries, one of them scored when they were down to 14 men. S`ints
Two tries, one of them scordd when they were down to 14 men. Saints did
not have an answer. But Northampton came roaring back in the second
half. A remarkable boxing m`tch and half. A remarkable boxing m`tch and
half. A remarkable boxing match and a sending`off inspired them to
greater heights. The Welsh skyscraper George North pulls them
forward. Tigers made the error of trying to absorb the pressure. With
a couple of minutes to go, they cracked. No Tigers at Twickenham. We
cracked. No Tigers at Twickdnham. We are not as bright as we should be
cracked. No Tigers at Twickenham. We are not as bright as we shotld be at
times, but there was nothing left out there tonight. I am protd of
what they have done this season. out there tonight. I am proud of
what they have done this season. Of course I am disappointed, you have
got to win silverware to be successful. The Tigers should take
pride from the season but it hurts right now.
We will end of the sport with the special Derby County series.
On Saturday, the Rams play QPR in the
Championship play`off semi final, hoping to reach the Premier League.
So, today we are starting the week by rolling back the years to the
Darren Moore and Michael Johnson are two formatted Derby County
heavyweights. `` former. Smoking Joe! Both became lifelong friends in
the Derby team of 2007 and were promoted at Wembley to the Premier
League. It is unbelievable. I remember like
it was tomorrow and here we are sat here seven years later on the verge
of going back to the Premier League, it is awesome. It has been a
of going back to the Premier League, it is awesome. It has been ` great
it is awesome. It has been a great season. No matter what happdns
it is awesome. It has been ` great season. No matter what happens to
you, you cannot take that moment away. This could be Derby's year. My
advice to Derby, continue doing what you have been doing, it has been a
joy to watch this season. You have entertained us. We needed to happen
over one more game and we whll entertained us. We needed to happen
over one more game and we whll all be happy. They hope there are
celebrations next week like they enjoyed back then and they say there
are similarities between thd two teams this time around. We had
wonderful team spirit, good work ethic and we knew our jobs hnside
out. It is similar to this Derby team here. They have got fl`ir
out. It is similar to this Derby team here. They have got flair and
team here. They have got fl`ir and blend and their consistency is
really good. Derby are in stunning form going into the play`off final.
They will both be in the crowd at Wembley. The fans have had ` lot
They will both be in the crowd at Wembley. The fans have had a lot to
put up with over the last fdw Wembley. The fans have had ` lot to
put up with over the last fdw years. It would be great for them to be
back in the Premier League. Congratulations to Leicester. It
would also be nice to get another club out there from the East
Midlands. I would love to sde a Midlands. I would love to sde a
top`flight East Midlands derby. I am going to keep him in the st`nds
going to keep him in the stands because he will be the one hnvading
because he will be the one invading the pitch. We don't want hil
because he will be the one hnvading the pitch. We don't want him getting
the pitch. We don't want hil getting locked up! We will keep hold on him.
I will be baby`sitting him. Thank you to our guests. You must be so
proud of these. Very proud. Brilliant stuff. Thank you very much
to the gym as well for hosthng Brilliant stuff. Thank you very much
to the gym as well for hosting us. Much appreciated.
Celebrities, world leaders and even royalty have had
He's one of the most in`dem`nd photographers in the world.
But Rankin's been in Nottingham for a photo shoot with a difference.
He was here to photograph the people who help run a historic
Sunlight, camera, action. The world`renowned photographer Rankin
has had everyone from Madonna to the Queen in front of his lens, but this
was an opportunity to swap glamour for gardening. Everybody I have met
is so calm, they feel like this is a brilliant thing for them to be here.
The Trinity spirit is fantastic. brilliant thing for them to be here.
The Trinity spirit is fantastic The The Trinity spirit is fantastic The
allotment is one accommodation The Trinity spirit is fantastic. The
allotment is one accommodathon as allotment is one accommodathon as
part of the national museums at night festival. `` the community
spirit. It is about people being proud of the city and a part of the
city that does not get the lost city that does not get the most
positive press. It is a wonderful jewel in the city's round. I think
jewel in the city's round. H think he has reached the peak of his
career because he has photographed us and there is nowhere elsd for him
to go. It is lovely. I am happy us and there is nowhere else for him
to go. It is lovely. I am happy with it. I like it! I want your top tips
for taking photographs, for the average person, how do they improve
the photographs they take? Don't take photographs to impress other
people, take them because you love to take photographs and you love the
subject you are taking the photograph of. If you take
photographs of things you love with love, not for technical reasons, you
will take better photographs. Great photographer, great allotments. I
know it well. Is it weather four allotments?
Things are slowly deteriorating this week. We reached 24 degrees in
Nottingham this afternoon. Well above the average. I think we will
not see that this week because not see that this week becatse
things are on the change. Low pressure starting to take over. A
very slow process. I think things tomorrow are not looking too bad at
all. I have my optimistic hat tomorrow are not looking too bad at
all. I have my optimistic h`t on. all. I have my optimistic hat on.
Showers developing through the day tomorrow. They will be very
isolated. Decent sunshine. The air temperature is not quite up to 24.
temperature is not quite up to 4. Up into the 20s in the sunshine.
Hefty showers across parts of Wales this afternoon. We have managed to
escape them so far. One or two this evening. An isolated shower or two
overnight. Most of us staying dry. Temperatures, very muggy. Quite
Temperatures, very muggy. Qtite difficult. In. `` quite difficult
for sleeping. Tomorrow will start dry but the showers will cushion in
the morning. In the afternoon, they will be more isolated but hdavier
the morning. In the afternoon, they will be more isolated but heavier ``
will be more isolated but hdavier `` showers pushing in. Not everywhere
will see the showers and many of us will have decent sunshine. Hn the
sunshine, temperatures creeping up to 21 or 22 degrees. Wednesday,
looks like most of us will dscape looks like most of us will escape
the showers. Some brightness. The showers finally catching up with us
for the end of the week and turning cooler.
We have hit the reset button. It will come back. This sumler will
It will come back. This summer will be beautiful. Back with the late
news. Goodbye. 'The last two generations have been
robbed of an opportunity 'And yet it has greater impact
on our everyday lives than anything