03/06/2014 East Midlands Today


03/06/2014

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Anne Davies. Good

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evening. A hospital trust which is struggling to find the right people

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to fill vacancies is offering cash incentives to staff who can help

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solve the problem. The Stamford and Peterborough Hospitals Trust has

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been to Italy, Romania and Spain to tackle a shortage of nurses. Now its

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own workers are being offered a reward of up to ?350 if they can

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find suitable recruits. Our health correspondent Rob Sissons reports.

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means there will be 100 and nursing posts unfilled. The Royal College of

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Nursing says it all seems a bit desperate. We will attract staff and

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nurses to the hospital. There will be opportunities for training, key

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sorts of factors which attract people in. The trust points out it

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costs people ?1000 to take on each nurse in the UK when you take into

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account things like their fears. So it offers value for money. A scout

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troop's been left to pick`up the pieces after the fifth break`in in

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three years. Police are now investigating after a gang raided

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the group's huts on an island in the Trent. The scouts say they're

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devastated and will have to start fundraising all over again. Jo

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Healey reports. We are now approaching Barton Island. Around 30

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young people aged between ten and 18 come here every week to learn

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rowing, camping, surviving stills `` surviving skills. They have a great

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time and learn a lot but not any more. There is equipment has been

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stolen. The cut the lock off and we find equipment had been stolen. A

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lawn more, a generator, a brass bell. It is the fundraising we do

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with the children, it is the children it affects more than he. It

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is their island. The equipment belongs to the children. It makes me

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angry. You could not fathom out why they would want to do it to a group

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of children. Last year we saw how the Sea Scouts helped by army

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reservists built up their shelter. Now this has happened. They loaded

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the boards up, put all the equipment in it and went with it. While the

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police are investigating, the Scouts are fundraising again. On time and

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on budget. Derby's velodrome is set to open in the New Year and already

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it's being tipped as a very fast track suitable for setting world

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records. Jeremy Nicholas reports. 26 miles of narrow wooden planks,

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enough to stretch from Derby to Leicester, nailed together and all

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on schedule. We are on budget and on time. The quality of workmanship is

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superb and we are delighted, it has gone like a rain. We are going to

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Spanish `` finish off the sporting field. `` gone like a dream. Over on

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the far side there will be gym facilities which can be used through

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the day. There is a netball and basketball area. That might be used

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for rock and pop concerts, Arena staff. The main seating area is just

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there. Because of the type of timber it is and where it comes from, being

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in Siberia it grows really slowly because of the temperature. 255,000

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meals are put in by hand. We are not allowed to use a nail gun. It will

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be

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