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It is claimed paramedics couldn't get past these automated bollards.
It is a matter of life and death. Plus, driving home the dangers of
drinking and driving. Also tonight, Carl Froch speaks of
the human cost of his boxing career. If I could do it over again, I
probably wouldn't. People don't understand the sacrifices you make.
I should be demonstrating how to fly a day gliding and simulating
machine. Year`old I shall be. `` I shall be demonstrating.
were punching in codes, but to no avail. So she was sat here for five
or ten minutes. After the paramedic got through, she
had to park near the market and had to park near the market and
walked the short with their equipment. Obviously they had to
bring all their equipment, a chair, and so on, for the patient
downstairs. In a statement the City Council told us there had been a
fault with the today's load. If this was an opinion
poll, which it is not, I would say that the Conservatives have won by a
mile given the amount of literature they have got. And we have seen a
lot of Cabinet ministers visiting, George Osborne was back in the patch
today, I dare say the Prime Minister's chauffeur driver from
Downing Street does not get just that `` does not need that now that
any more because he will know the A`Z of Newark inside out. One
candidate told me he had not seen as many parliamentarians in Newark
since the civil war when Cromwell's Roundheads were besieging the city!
The constituency is quite a size. Yes, it is a new style of
constituency, the boundaries changed at the last election, it runs like a
spine through Nottinghamshire, with the Newark there on the right`hand
Bridgeford and bring them, `` and Bridgeford and bring them, `` and
this weekend we are going to see all the parties actively campaigning,
getting their people out. We will see more Cabinet ministers around
the constituency this weekend. Labour are promising a mass canvas
of the constituency, and UKIP will be there too.
You will be busy! And here's the list
of 11 candidates standing in the Polling takes place in a week's
time, that's next Thursday. Police are being asked to
investigate claims of intimidation in a row between
local residents and the owners Over the past few months,
a number of incidents have been reported to the local council
in connection with Mallory Park. Last night new guidelines were
agreed, limiting the owners to 92 noisy days ` and 20
medium noise days ` per year. The Great Central Railway has missed
out on ?10 million of funding The Railway put in a joint bid for
the Heritage Lottery Fund money, along with Leicester City Council
and York's National Railway Museum. The new museum would bring
a number of historic steam trains to the city, and allow visitors to see
them run on the They can bid for
the money again later this year. We are confident we will get it. We
have two strong partners in the National Railway Museum and
Leicester City Council. They are keen as we are to see a museum in
Leicestershire. It would be one of the biggest tourist attractions and
one of the major ones and heritage railway in Europe.
It may seem unusually early, but in parts of our region
a police summer drink driving campaign is already under way.
In Leicestershire they're worried that more drinkers will get
behind the wheel as people gather to watch football's World Cup.
So today they staged a graphic demonstration of the effects of
Here's our social affairs correspondent Jeremy Ball.
Imagine ending your night like this, being cut out of a crashed
car. This is a demonstration of how fire crews have to deal with the
consequences of drink`driving. Sometimes you cannot tell what kind
of car it is, the metal tears like paper. We have the World Cup coming
up, and there are extended licensing hours. So we are saying to people,
go out and enjoy yourselves but do not drink and drive, leave your car
at home and get a bus or taxi. But Michael York to take the risk
and now he is in jail. He was drunk when he drove into a tree, killing
two friends. Other local drivers have lost their own lives. One
instance I went to, and driver was rejected from a vehicle on the
vehicle ran on top of him. He was 3.5 times over the legal limit.
Going to notify somebody they have lost a loved one, that is something
some people never, ever comes to some people never, ever comes to
terms with it. But it is not just the risk of a
crash. Every month around 100 people fail breath tests in Leicestershire,
and some lose their jobs. Drink drive campaigns are nothing
new. They do it every Christmas, but they hope will `` that by putting on
such a graphic demonstration here they can drive that message home.
A big step forward for modern crime`fighting and a big
The university that developed genetic fingerprinting has come up
with a way of getting prints ` off paper.
A scientist based at the University of Leicester has found
a more efficient way of lifting prints from receipts and
cash machine bills, evidence that was previously hidden from view.
On a Monday morning nearly 30 years ago, a scientist at the University
of Leicester revolutionised the fight against crime with the
Now, at the same university, that fight continues.
Dr Bond has created a specially tailored UV light source
to see fingerprints on till receipts and cash machine statements that
This particular technology, because it has no contact with
the paper, doesn't rely on chemicals or anything like that.
You are purely getting contrast between sweat deposit that is
reacting with the dye in the paper, but ever so minutely not visible to
the naked eye, and the background paper to help you
The best thing about this new technology is that for
the police it's quick and easy and it's relatively cheap to purchase.
It should offer big advantage when you're looking
It may not look as high`tech as a gadget that 007 would use,
but Dr Bond's discovery could leave criminals feeling shaken
Navtej Johal, BBC East Midlands today, Leicester.
Del Boy takes flight Actor David Jason reveals his head
Many years ago I used to fly gliders. It was the cheapest way I
could get to throw myself into the air and get off the ground.
And this week is all about events in the boxing ring.
Colin's out and about to tell us more.
Just over 48 hours to go until Nottingham's Carl Froch defends
his world titles in Britain's biggest boxing match for decades.
Today we're here at this club in Carlton with the man who trained
Froch as a youngster and some of the fighters he's inspired.
Carl himself has been going head`to`head with opponent George
So the champion and challenger came face to face today at Wembley for a
fight that is rewriting the boxing history books. Plenty of sparring
between the two. The tension was tangible. Little wonder with so much
at stake. Empty now. 80,000 will be here on Saturday night will stop it
the biggest of Carl Frosch's career. He is a world champion fighter but a
family man at heart. At the weekend I tried to get away from boxing. I
tried to relax. One thing I can't do this close to the fight is eat. It's
my daughters birthday today. Some lovely muffins. Ahead of the biggest
fight of his career he invited us into Islam. `` into his home. Every
single fight I'm lumped in the. And she's played a big part in my
success. They are there for the rough times. Operations, injuries.
Through the tears and the bad times as well as the good times. The
rematch will set him up for life. If I could do it all again I probably
wouldn't. It's been so hard. People don't understand the sacrifices. If
I could go back and do it again, I would stick with the office job.
Instead, it's been alive inside the ring both him and the family. Every
time I watching, I can't wait until the bell rings. I give my home and
the case. I don't have to worry until the next fight. Boxing is a
selfish sport. When I'm fighting, it all just me will stop I'm not
concerned about anybody else. If I get to rub wrap `` wrapped up in the
emotion, I wouldn't be up to do what I do. I don't want to turn my back
on it. I'm still enjoying it. I'm still able to get out of bed, put my
socks on. When you can't put your socks on, that's when to turn it in.
For now, settling scores is his focus. All the Sammy `` family
support adds up to me doing my best. I'm proud of myself. I couldn't have
done it on my own though. He says he is fighting for his legacy. Interest
in this match has reached epic scale. We will be there.
Unbelievable excitement. Set up website you date. Mail is known to
many people in Derby. He is part of the club that got promotion seven or
eight years ago. Most importantly he is a hugely successful businessman.
The good thing about Derby, County is it in a strong position. It
doesn't have to panic. We'll make the decisions when they are needed
to be made. Season ticket tales are nearly
20,000. So back to the event that everyone is talking about. The
boxing. This is really where it started. You are responsible for the
Phoenix boxing club. How proud you of what Kyle has done. Extremely
proud. Could you all see it? I don't think you can. But there were signs
he had power and he had good footwork. Let's move on. You watched
him come through. How important was this place in steering his career?
Very important. He started here very young. System very well and supports
the lads here. He'll do it this time. He'll not make the same
mistakes as before. Let's talk to some of the young boxers. You going
be watching? Definitely. How inspiring is it? Very inspiring. It
gives us something to aim for. Again to finish off with Eton. I you next?
I don't know, but I will try to be. It's absolutely brilliant, it was
doing. They have the flags out for Carl and we will sort or team all
the way. Del Boy, Peckham's finest,
today swapped South London And he was here to talk
about his love of flying.Yes, Sir David Jason is, in fact, an
experienced pilot and is supporting a scheme to help air cadets learn to
fly, whatever the weather. Arriving here, the pilot is Sir
David Jason. Of course, as an actor he is most famous for open all hours
and only fools and horses. He was there to meet youngsters in
the RAF. They fly powered gliders and underpowered.
Get off the television, get off their phones. We're really
starstruck. But he's so easily to relate to. A fight slick simulator
will help. `` a flight simulator. I've flown faster things missing in
my back garden. Not many people knew you were a parrot? Some things we
have to keep to ourselves. I used to fly for many years. I used to fly
gliders. It was the cheapest way I could get to throw myself into the
air and get off the ground. I could fulfil my love of flying. The most
difficult thing to fly is a helicopter. I was challenged to try.
It took me a long time but I've done it. Is it a yellow helicopter with
trotters on the side? Yes it is. I don't have it here today because of
the weather. Always up for a challenge, he successfully landed
the simulator in a field. I brought it back safely. This boy is going to
go a long way. Awful today. Cold and wet. He a
soggy flower. Things are looking to improve in the next couple of days
or so. The pressure will shift those weather front out of the way and
take the rain away. I'm much better looking picture tomorrow. The odd
patch of light rain but not as much today. The winds will be a lot
lighter and it will be noticeably water `` warmer. Damp and drizzly
into the evening. Most of that will fizzle out. We keep the cloud and
the temperatures will be up. 10 Celsius is the lowest. Tomorrow,
most of us starting off dry. We will see a little light rain in eastern
part but that will fizzle out in the afternoon. Hopefully some
brightness. Most of us staying quite cloudy. The temperatures will be up
to around 15 or 16 Celsius. Into Saturday, not a lot in the way of
change. A lot of cloud around but hopefully some brightness in the
afternoon. Top temperature 19 Celsius. Uncertainty as far as
Sunday goes. Not a bad weekend really.