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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale.
The future of Newark hospital took centre stage
today with an intervention by Labour leader Ed Miliband
The town's become a magnet for the country's political leaders
as the parties battle it out in the run`up to next Thursday's vote.
Our political Editor John Hess has been speaking to Mr Milhband.
Doing the hospital rounds, the Labour leader Ed Miliband new
hospital today with his party's by`election candidate,
He met patients who praised the dedication of nursing staff
and then talked to nurses anxious about the pressures on the NHS
Newark used have its own Accident and Emergency unit but the NHS
decision to close it a few xears ago has been hugely controversial here.
People are deeply worried about the downgrading of the A here.
Labour is pledging a 48`hour access to the GP so you
That is good for health services, but it is also good
for the hospital as well because you get people coming here
So I think health is very mtch on the agenda and part of
It is the issue that promptdd Paul Bagley to stand
Health care is a labour`intensive business.
If you are not employing people to provide it,
the service must be being ctt and that is what is happening.
We need more doctors and nurses working in the hospital
It is also the issue for the Conservative candidate.
Today, William Hague was the latest minister to be sden
By`elections are hard work, I was elected in one, so we take
It was market day in Newark today, but the weather was so awful that
there were more TV crews and politicians than shoppers.
This may have been an unseasonably cold day, btt
in Europe it is getting polhtically hot and it is the issue of the NHS
Next tonight ` binge drinking by students.
Two East Midlands universities are taking part in a Government`backed
pilot project targeting alcohol abuse among undergraduates.
The aim is to reduce booze`fuelled crime
A busy union bar at the University of Nottingham
And while these students may know their limits, a pilot schemd backed
by the Government and National Union of Students is targeting
It will encourage them to t`ke the right action.
And it requires this to give them the lead.
What they're doing is to ensure alcohol is a sensible part of life
And it is this kind of behaviour that
Residents close to Loughborough University havd
complained in the past about late`night student disruptions.
The University is also involved in the pilot.
A lot of these issues are that students are coming home
So we will be looking at making sure they are not as drunk as they
are and the consequences thdy can have related to those behaviours.
Ideas include promoting healthier lifestyle choices,
tackling alcohol`fuelled sttdent initiation ceremonies and pub crawls
Those behind the scheme hope it will promote healthier attitudes to
Around 2,000 new jobs could be created at a Leicestershire
When Chartez won at Haydock, six winners out of six.
I couldn't believe I had done it. We have had another disappointing
I couldn't believe I had done it. for thunder. Temperatures tomorrow,
weekend. My colleague John Hammond will have your national details
right now. Hello. Some of us had a nice day.
Others of you will be wondering if the sun will ever shine again. It's
been another cloudy and damp day across many parts of the country. No
more so than across the heart of northern England, where, through the
heart of the day, with persistent