21/05/2014 East Midlands Today


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Saints Church in Sapcote. The lunch club here is run by Age

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UK. On the menu today, therd's cottage pie, peas and beans, and

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then plum pudding. At the moment, the people who come here pax ?3 30p

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the people who come here pay ?3.30p for their meals. Under proposals

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from Leicestershire County Council, they could have to pay ?5.90, and

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people here simply aren't h`ppy A price rise wouldn't surprise me at

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all. But I think it is rathdr price rise wouldn't surprisd me at

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all. But I think it is rather a big all. But I think it is rathdr a big

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one that is proposed. I don't spend that on my meal so I think ht's

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one that is proposed. I don't spend that on my meal so I think it's a

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lot of money for some peopld. It that on my meal so I think ht's a

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lot of money for some people. It is lot of money for some peopld. It is

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too big a change, really, I think. Over a cup of tea, 90`year`old Ivy

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told the about her fears if the proposals are approved. I can tell

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proposals are approved. I c`n tell you straight, now, it will shut.

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you straight, now, it will shut This place will? ) yes. We are

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This place will? ) yes. We `re old`age pensioners. How much does

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this club means to you? What is it like to you? It means we don't have

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to cook dinner. It means we meet people and we get a good meal at

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least once a fortnight. Clubs like this one are staffed by voltnteers

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and are they, too, are worrhed about what will happen. If they put the

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price up by nearly double, which is what they are doing, we will lose

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half the people here. It is a huge increase and what will happdn,

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half the people here. It is a huge increase and what will happen, a lot

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of older people will either reduce the number of meals they take each

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week or they will stop taking them all together. When that happens you

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have got to expect a lot of older people will move into poor health.

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And sadly many will end up hn And sadly many will end up hn

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hospital, putting greater pressure on the local authority and the

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health service. Leicestershhre health service. Leicestershhre

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County Council needs to save over County Council needs to save over

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?100 million and raising thd County Council needs to savd over

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?100 million and raising the cost County Council needs to save over

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?100 million and raising thd cost of ?100 million and raising thd cost of

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the meals would save ?300,000. People would be offered a cheaper,

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frozen, microwaveable meal if they frozen, microwaveable meal if they

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couldn't afford the new price. The consultation is now up and running.

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It is the elderly and vulnerable. They're not going to pick up the

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phone and request a hard copy of the consultation or go online to take

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part. That is why people are consultation or go online to take

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part. That is why people ard saying part. That is why people ard saying

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you are targeting them and they won't reply. The care organisations

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have been informed of this consultation. And you will listen to

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them? We are duty bound, of course, to listen to them. Amd then analyse

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what the responses are. I hope there will be some very good suggestions

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that come up during the consultation. How much is this a

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fait accompli? We would not prejudge the consultation.

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The Prime Minister made a return visit to the East Midlands today on

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the eve of the European elections. He was in Newark, where there's also

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a by`election on June the 5th. Mr Cameron toured the town with the

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Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, meeting market day shoppers.

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A journalist from Nottingham who'd been detained while reporting on the

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conflict in the Ukraine has reportedly been freed. Graham

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reportedly been freed. Grah`m Phillips has been working for a

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Russian TV channel in the vhcinity of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine.

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Russia Today says he was arrested yesterday by the Ukrainian National

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Guard. Tonight, Mr Philips has tweeted that he's been released and

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tweeted that he's been rele`sed and says he's fine.

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Derby Museum is close to completing its new Joseph Wright Institute.

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It'll give art lovers from here and abroad unrestricted access to the

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works of one of our greatest artists. James Roberson reports.

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Throwing the spotlight on Joseph Wright's work. Experts at Ddrby

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Museum and Art Gallery are checking the lighting for the first major

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the lighting for the first lajor Joseph Wright exhibition there for

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Joseph Wright exhibition thdre for 17 years. It is all tying in with

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the opening of the new Joseph Wright Institute, which is also being

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prepared in the rooms next door For prepared in the rooms next door For

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decades, the only way to view prepared in the rooms next door. For

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decades, the only way to vidw the hundreds of drawings, sketch

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portraits and letters was in the museum's private archives. Now,

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special transparent drawers are being prepared an institute's study

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room to show them off. `` in the institute's. This is a resource

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which is open to absolutely everyone. We want to welcome

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which is open to absolutely everyone. We want to welcomd as many

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people as possible, from falilies to academics, of course, with more

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academics, of course, with lore specific interest. It is open to

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all. Next door will be a study gallery showing the Joseph Wright

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influence. The real Joseph Wright on the left and a not`so`Wright on the

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right. Another style imitator here. The real things from Joseph Wright's

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trips to Italy and studies for them. These are in the new exhibition of

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his work from the end of his life, running at the museum until August.

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Some of the work has not been running at the museum until August.

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Some of the work has not been seen in years. The Vesuvius one hs

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fantastically evocative and lively. You can almost touch the explosions

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coming from the volcano. Thd You can almost touch the explosions

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coming from the volcano. Thd last time Joseph Wright's work went

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abroad to Paris and New York was in the early 90s. Now they want to take

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at overseas again to an audhence at overseas again to an audience

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that already venerates Wright globally. We really want to be able

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to try and encourage more rdsearch around Joseph Wright. This is all in

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preparation for a major exhhbition preparation for a major exhibition

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which we are planning. An art retrospective of Joseph Wright's

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work. We are thinking about holding it in five years' time. And taking

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it overseas, even? Yes, yeah, we want to tour it internationally.

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it overseas, even? Yes, yeah, we want to tour it internation`lly And

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for the children, and the child in all of us, 18th century costumes to

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try and so life can imitate art. all of us, 18th century costumes to

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try and so life can imitate art `` try and so life can imitate art ``

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to try on. Chatsworth House is to introduce

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audio guides in Mandarin after a new surge in interest from Asia. The

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tourist group Visit Britain asked people in China where they'd most

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like to go in the UK. The North Derbyshire stately home camd

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like to go in the UK. The North Derbyshire stately home came second

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` just behind Buckingham Palace That's your news, so it's goodbye

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from me. But with your weather now, here's Sara.

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There is a yellow weather w`rning because we will have torrential rain

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into tomorrow morning. Heavx into tomorrow morning. Heavy

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thundery rain. A minimum telperature of 11 sources. The rain will clear

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towards the north`west through towards the north`west throtgh

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tomorrow morning and we will see some brightness but that will

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increase the temperatures and then we will see more showers falling

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which will be heavy and thundery in the afternoon. Maximum tomorrow of

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20 Celsius. A very unsettled day. For now, I will leave you

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Good evening. Take some warm, humid air, add a generous measure of low

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pressure and you have the recipe for some pretty heavy rain. The warm,

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humid air is coming from the Mediterranean, it rises and

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condenses because of the low pressure, and comes down as heavy

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rain. It has been doing that all afternoon and evening across

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northern France, and is now moving across England and Wales. We have

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weather warnings for much of England and Wales for the course of the

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night. It is taking its time, but as the night wears on, it will become

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more down spread, the potential of downpours almost

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