10/06/2014 East Midlands Today


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That's all from us. Don't forget, there's a first look

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The new day care unit at St Luke's at the

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The new day care unit at St Luke's Hospital in Market Harborough opened

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2.5 years ago, but it emergdd today that it's actually only been

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operational for a few months. From the Leicestershire market town,

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here's our Political Editor John Hess. Market Harborough likds to see

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itself as a lively go getting sort of town. For years it campahgned for

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NHS hospital facilities to latch. This daycare unit was opened for

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minor operations but it is hardly being used, why? The specialists are

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not coming out to do the opdrations because there is not a recovery room

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for people who have had a gdneral anaesthetic. Most people ard

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probably like me, concerned it has happened, it is the white elephant

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if it is not being used. It is no good if it is lying there doing

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nothing, is it? There are not the facilities especially for checkups

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and rehab. Since it opened 2.5 years ago it has now been revealed it has

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only been operational for 4.5 months. It seems absurd we spend

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millions and millions of public money. Then we are in this state of

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affairs now. The issue was raised with the health minister. Wd will

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look into these concerns but we must ensure these facilities are used.

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The NHS body responsible sax they are we are of public concerns and

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want to reassure people but patient safety and providing the best key

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services are their prioritids. There are plans to expand this facility

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but it could be a while yet. The debate about the fracking mhning

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process has come to the East Midlands. Experts believe the region

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could have huge deposits of shale and oil gas, making it a prhme site

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for development. Dame Vivien Westwood appeared at a meethng in

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Nottingham tonight which was, it's claimed, aimed at opening up a

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much`needed debate on frackhng. As Mike O'Sullivan now reports,

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fracking is a controversial topic on both sides of the Atlantic. Fire

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from water. Some scientists in America believe fracking catses the

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risk of drinking water being contaminated with methane. Here

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Vivienne the fashion designdr is joining the protest about fracking.

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This is something that is coming to you. It is about

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There are huge deposits of Shiel wrote in our region. One village in

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the Shiel area is this one, the oil company that identified the Shiel

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say they have no plans to crack but who knows if others will be tempted.

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We need to know whether it hs a good move or a bad move. You do not like

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it in your own area. I would not be happy. If it supplies the energy

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that some people say it can it would give us the security to grow and

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invest and encourage people to locate here.

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Marathon in a robotic suit. Following on from the London

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Olympics and Paralympics it is great to get everyone involved and

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encourage these youngsters to do some sport, that is what thd really

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is about. `` relay. Well, the Baton arrives in Glasgow in 43 daxs' time

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for the opening of the Commonwealth Games. But you can follow the

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progress of the relay in Lehcester live on line by going to thd BBC

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website: bbc.co.uk/leicester. You can also tweet your pictures. That's

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your news. So, it's goodbye from me, but with your weather now, here s

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Anna Church. We have had sole ferocious weather in the last few

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days. The good news is that things will quite and down over thd next

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few days. Pressure is buildhng. It is mostly dry, bright and f`irly

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warm. Still a couple of showers out there at the moment, not so heavy as

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they were earlier. A little cooler and fresher than recent nights with

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temperatures down to 11 or 02 Celsius. Tomorrow morning whll start

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drive. The cloud will break up into the evening. Some decent sunshine

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later and it will stay dry `ll the tomorrow. Temperatures peakhng

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around 20 Celsius. It is not often we can give you an outlook like

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this, dry and bright for thd rest so far on Friday. We will have to

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wait and see for that. Now the National forecast. Hello. The

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thunderstorms and bumbling around at the end of the day and the most

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intense in north-west England. In Lancashire, Preston about 15 metres

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of rain nationally metres. That s going summer. Today has been another

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in a long line of days. Of course, these big showers and storms. But we

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are about to get a break. High pressure is about to build into the

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UK, settling the weather down. That means an end for now to the

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downpours. Not only will it be warm but I think we will have dry weather

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for time, too. There are some heavy showers around at the moment,

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though. Northern Scotland, north-west England and Wales. Some

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of these will continue well into the night. Elsewhere, variable cloud and

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clear spells and a little less muddy. It makes it easier for

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sleeping. Tomorrow, most of us will start the day dry. And the bit in

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the middle will be dry, too. One or two early showers in north-west

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Scotland but

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