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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Anne Davhes.
First tonight, police recorded 600 hate crimes in Nottingh`m last
year but an independent investigation claims there `re
Nottingham Citizens Group is organising an inquiry to sed how
widespread the problem is and it has the support of a Pentecostal
bishop who says he's judged by the colour of his skin all the time
Bishop Paul Thomas walks thd streets of St Ann's in Nottingham every
week, but while spreading the word about his church, he is regtlarly
I experience hate crime in terms of religion or colour
I don't want my children to go through or have
That's why he and colleagues at Nottingham Citizens Group are
organising an independent inquiry into hate crime, to find
Leaving no room for hate is everyone's responsibility and that's
why we're launching this report to produce and capture a sn`pshot
of what hate crime looks like in the city and produce a sdt of
recommendations that will ddliver change from the police to
City Councils and the community themselves.
Nottingham Citizens Group s`ys hate crime is hugely underreportdd.
600 incidents were recorded by police last year.
But a survey of taxi drivers suggest thex
People abuse, people swear, all sorts.
Most of us don't report because it takes too long.
Two, three, four hours waiting for the police.
And across the city at the charity Mencap, bossds told
me 98% of learning disability hate crimes go unrecorded.
They're running their own campaign to change that and enable
When we get the reporting r`tes up, it means that learning disability
hate crime and all hate crile will be taken more seriously and then
With education key, they know change won't be quick or easy, but they are
determined their inquiry, launched tonight, is the st`rt of
An investigation is under w`y to find out how a fire
Firefighters from across Leicestershire spent
the day tackling the blaze, while resident s had to stay indoors spare
with their windows and doors closed, who as Navtej Johal reports.
This mobile phone footage c`ptured the fire that brought this
Leicestershire village to a standstill.
At half`past six this morning, fire crews were called to the Druck
factory in Groby after reports of smoke inside the building.
After a couple of hours, it had become a dangerous fhre.
This plume of smoke transferred to a very black, acrid smoke,
absolutely flames 30, 40 foot, jumping in the air.
I suggested to my wife, get your clothes quickly because
we're going to evacuate, because it's very close to a chemic`l plant
Around 50 firefighters workdd on bringing the blaze under control.
700 staff were evacuated from the building, while people living
nearby were warned to stay hndoors and close doors and windows.
There had been a nitric acid leak at the factory but the Fire Service
is still investigating what caused this fire.
There has been significant damage to the building itself.
People are being allowed back into their homes.
We initially carried out an evacuation due to the smoke
plume but we want to reassure people that the smoke plume was no worse
Several hours on from when the fire started, it's still very
But the Fire Service has told us that
what was a large, hazardous fire could've become a major inchdent
were it not for the swift work of the fire crews here this morning.
Finally, the football is about to kick off in Brazil but spard a
thought for the emergency sdrvices on standby to pick up the pheces.
As the drinks industry expects a boost in takings,
so A departments are expecting more patients, as our health
There's nothing like international football to stir
..fill the pubs and get your heartbeat racing.
Even if England are short on goals, they won't be short of advice.
And at Derby's Accident Elergency unit, the police, City Council
and doctors have been advishng each other on the best approach.
It's an idea from Cardiff they're trying out
It's a system that was set tp in Cardiff for really looking
at the data associated with violent and specifically alcohol`related
So information gathered herd on where trouble happens
and why will be shared but patients' details will be anonymous.
Are you expecting it to be very busy on Saturday?
I think what'll happen is, people will make their way out
The problem is the game doesn't start till 11
o'clock at night, so there will be quite a bit of preloading, H think.
Obviously we're playing against Italy,
the World Cup at stake, that we d expect people in the city cdntre.
What we're seeking to do is ensure that they are safe.
This might be the calm before the storm.
A lot quicker than I thought they would do.
They hope the World Cup won't push up waits.
There's a national target to meet ` 95% of patients in A seen,
treated, admitted or sent home in four hours.
Here, they've hit it for the first time in years.
I think if the bars have extended licences, we'll be busy all
In the East Midlands, there might be more of this, but
the emergency services say they ll work hard to keep things safe.
That's your news for now, so it's goodbye from me,
Thank you, we have had some very lively weather and this is the
picture earlier today. Therd will be more developing this afternoon as
well. A dry land bright start and then those thundery downpours will
be pushing data on. `` a drx and bright start. One of those very
mucky and humid nights with temperatures no lower than 05 or
16. We start dry with sunshhne around through the morning with warm
sunshine, too. But the cloud will build as we head into the afternoon
with a few showers kicking off. Some hail and Thunder thrown in for good
measure. In between, not re`ding too bad with temperatures around 20 or
21. `` and not feeling. Things are slowly settling down from Wddnesday
onwards. That's it from us. of us, but I'll pass you overto Jay.
-- over to jay now. Good evening, it was the warmest day
of the year. Warm for some, but thundery for others. This line of
really intense thunderstorms moved through. Large hail and gusty winds
and rain as well. That moved away and now we look towards the south
and you can see the rain moving northwards. So let's look at the
cloud which is heading our way and some of it does look really quite
threatening particularly in the south-eastern corner there. That's
going to bring heavy rain. With it the risk of thunder and lightening.
The rain will move away from the the risk of thunder and lightening.
Sea, but it may linger further Sea, but it may linger further
north. Just moving away from the south-west and into Wales and into
Northern Ireland by dawn. Another mild night. 12 Celsius in the north
and maybe 13 Celsius or 14 Celsius in the south. To start the day
across Northern England, it's looking good. It is dry and bright,
but there will be wetter weather around the borders and up towards
Shetland it will be wet. Heavy showers around in Northern Ireland.
There could be thunder to go with