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that fans will hope is just half as good as the old one. That is all
from us. And now the news for the East
Midlands, I'm Anne Davies. Nottinghamshire Police are
investigating claims that UKIP's Roger Helmer assaulted a protester
during European election calpaigning during European election calpaigning
in Retford. It's alleged that during European election campaigning
in Retford. It's alleged th`t the in Retford. It's alleged that the
East Midlands MEP confronted a campaigner and took away the man's
megaphone. Labour supporters are describing it as assault.
There was a storm on twitter saying I had been arrested, of course I
haven't been. I haven't heard from the police. The person with the
megaphone told us he was a Labour councillor. If he was, the Labour
Party should be ashamed of itself and apologise. This is not the way
we behave in British politics. The simple text messaging system
The simple text messaging sxstem which is helping vulnerable people
cope with everyday living. Already, it's transformed the life of one man
with Aspergers Syndrome. His anxiety levels were so high, he'd sometimes
get up 12 times a night just to make sure he'd remembered to lock his
doors. Our Health Correspondent Rob Sissons reports.
He was up and down stairs all night. Samuel kept asking himself the same
question, did I lock everything? Samuel kept asking himself the same
question, did I lock everything I question, did I lock everything? I
just thought that I hadn't locked one of the locks and if I h`dn't
one of the locks and if I hadn't locked one of the locks, all of the
locks would be wrong so I had to keep going up and down all the time.
He doesn't feel safe a lot of the time so he has to keep checking the
doors and windows. We've got about six or seven locks and dead bolts.
Obsessive behaviour there seems no Obsessive behaviour there sdems no
end to. It meant little or no sleep until social workers started sending
a nightly text. Have you locked the door? I was sceptical at first
because I thought how can something so small do anything because his
so small do anything becausd his paranoia was so bad?
The text sender system is called The text sender system is called
Florence or Flo. If he feels anxious in the night, he looks at the text
and it reassures him. The sxstem was developed by the NHS and has been
taken up by Nottinghamshire social services. We do plan to extend it
taken up by Nottinghamshire social services. We do plan to extdnd it to
services. We do plan to extend it to people with early onset demdntia or
people with early onset dementia or with learning disabilities where
some kind of assistive technology can help them stay more inddpendent.
can help them stay more independent. A daily text ends up costing the
council 54 p a week. If it has worked for me, it can work for other
people. I used to get three or four hours sleep whereas now I gdt eight
hours sleep. There is less on his mind, which is
just as well because there hs There is less on his mind, which is
just as well because there is plenty just as well because there hs plenty
going on outside his door. Tram works. So catching up with lissed
works. So catching up with missed sleep is not always easy.
Well, a little earlier I asked Rob if this idea of texting vulnerable
people like Samuel would prove to be a success.
I don't think it is going to be for everyone. Not everyone has a
I don't think it is going to be for everyone. Not everyone has ` mobile
phone, not everyone will want to use this system. But it is alre`dy being
this system. But it is already being trialled in Nottinghamshire and they
are hoping to expand it. Some people might think it hs an
Some people might think it is an excuse to save money?
We know that adult social c`re We know that adult social c`re
budgets are under huge pressure. But budgets are under huge pressure. But
social services in Nottingh`mshire are keen to point out that this is
as well as, not instead of, support and face`to`face contact with social
workers. An army veteran has returned to the
scene of one of the most falous An army veteran has returned to the
scene of one of the most falous and bloody battles of the Second World
War. Lewis Renshaw from Newark bloody battles of the Second World
War. Lewis Renshaw from Newark was severely injured at the Battle of
Monte Cassino in Italy 70 years severely injured at the Battle of
Monte Cassino in Italy 70 ydars ago. Monte Cassino in Italy 70 years ago.
Today, he was among a group of veterans who returned to It`ly for a
remembrance service, as Robin Gibson reports.
It's hard to believe 70 years ago, this beautiful landscape was the
backdrop for a bloodbath. In 1944, Churchill had described Italy as a
soft underbelly, an easier route into Europe from the south. But
around Monte Cassino, the Allies found it wasn't. It's been a great
found it wasn't. It's been ` great day, a great time. A depressing
time, coming up and seeing this It time, coming up and seeing this. It
really upset me. Because we had the job to leave our guns and go and
take the tags off. I think that was the worst time of my time.
All these veterans have memories of the carnage. They can colour these
gravestones with the faces, the characters, the friendship of the
young men they knew. This service young men they knew. This sdrvice
and the presence of Prince Harry is recognition.
Even in peace, it's a tough climb. Many are over 90 and have returned
with sons, daughters and grandchildren, wanting to understand
what they did in the war. Our job was to kill, that is what we
were taught. This is what we Our job was to kill, that is what we
were taught. This is what wd did. But I don't think anything good came
out of it. Do you dream about it? Do you think about it? Yes, yot wake
out of it. Do you dream abott it? Do you think about it? Yes, you wake up
at night... Today, an emotional climax to an
emotional pilgrimage, remembering comrades for whom there was no happy
ending. Finally, more than 100 Derby County
fans are camping outside thd iPro fans are camping outside thd iPro
stadium tonight, in the hopd of getting a ticket for the
Championship play`off final on Saturday. An extra 1,200 tickets go
on sale at nine tomorrow morning. Some fans have been queuing since
three o clock this afternoon. The Rams will take more than 38,000
supporters to Wembley for the crucial match against Queens Park
Rangers. That's your news.
It has been an absolute scorcher today, we reached 24 Celsius in
Nottingham this afternoon. We won't reach that high tomorrow because of
the changes developing from the West. But there will be some warm
sunshine tomorrow, but a few showers as well. Still quite warm at the
moment. We are staying mostly dry. Very mild temperatures of 13 or 14
Celsius by the end of the nhght A Celsius by the end of the nhght A
few showers will push in during the morning, but they will become more
morning, but they will becole more isolated in the afternoon. More
sunshine coming through. But those showers could be on the heavy side.
That is it from us. the day. Hi if 21 Celsius tomorrow.
And on the outlook, and settled conditions to come. Here's Nina
Ridge. Good evening. Our hotspot today was
Heathrow in London at 26 Celsius. Thunderstorms are rumbling on as
they push their way northwards. We will start dragging some mist and
low cloud. More of those thundery