11/06/2014 East Midlands Today


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A quick reminder, you can see more of that interview with Pele on BBC

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Quentin Rayner.

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First tonight, a multi`millhon pound heart disease research

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The unit brings together doctors, scientists and patients aimhng to

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improve diagnosis and treatlent of coronary heart disease which is

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Trying to unlock the causes of heart disease, scientists at the

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new research centre in Leicdster are analysing the protein and DNA

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samples of patients who havd suffered from heart conditions.

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They want to discover how to detect the first signs of both comlon

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A quarter of the people in this country will die

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of cardiovascular diseases, it's a really important area of ledicine.

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We don't fully understand the causes,

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This research will help to unravel those things.

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The research centre is based here where they treat

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around 17,000 people every xear for cardiovascular diseases.

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It's hoped they can harness as much of that patient information

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as possible and use it to bdtter understand the causes and potential

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Feeling fit now but three ydars ago Prakash Bhojani

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He has been a huge supporter of the centre.

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I was rushed to the hospital and they put a stent in it,

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if they had not done it I would not be here with you today.

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Since that I owe my life to this hospital.

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The centre has cost ?12.6 million, of which ?2 lillion

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The University of Leicester hopes it will become a leading research hub

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The number of people who ard out of work

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in the East Midlands has re`ched its lowest level for almost 20 xears.

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The latest unemployment figtres show a drop of 22,000 ` one of

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The jobless number across the region now stands at 142,000 with `n

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One business leader told us earlier that the economy is showing

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There a range of jobs and you would expect that out of a recesshon.

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We talked to our members and those recruiting,

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80% full`time jobs, there h`s always been part time jobs in the dconomy.

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The TUC raised an issue of wages, that is the real issue becatse pay

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only rose by 0.9% compared to an inflation rate of 1.8%.

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People are losing money bec`use pay isn't keeping up with prices.

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A downturn in the economy, wages lag behind in recoverx.

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Our members told us 70% are increasing wages and the majority

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The newly elected MP for Newark Robert Jenrick has taken

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his seat in the House of Colmons for the first time today.

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As he made his way into the Chamber, he was cheered

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Mr Jenrick comfortably won the by`election with

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He was later personally congratulated by the Prime Linister.

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There's been a sharp rise in reports of abuse involving

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The County Council were contacted more than two and

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a half thousand times in thd year to March, that's around five htndred

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The council is urging anyond who suspects abuse,

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whether in a care home or private setting, to report their concerns.

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The World Cup gets underway tomorrow and a group of workers

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at a Derbyshire factory will be watching very carefully.

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Not necessarily the dazzling football or the colourful crowds.

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No, they'll be keeping a close eye on the grass.

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You see, they work at a lawnmower firm in Kirk Langley

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and their machines are being used to prepare perfect pitches in `ll

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Dennis has been the name synonymous with fire engines, lorries xes. And

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mowers. Good enough not just for Brazil but an impressive line`up of

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other recent World Cup competitions.

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It started in 2008 with the Euro finals.

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We went to South Africa World Cup and supplied again all

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Followed by the Ukraine and Poland and finally in Brazil this xear

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The mowers have been manufactured at this factory near Derby

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40 staff hand`build them and they're tested to ensurd

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It's this British quality and the pedigree that had the Brazilians

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coming to Dennis 18 months `go for more than 30 machines.

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First, to the distributor and some contractors dealing with

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Subsequently, January 2014 we did the same exercise,

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training the specific groundsmen when the machines were in place

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The engines are Japanese, but all the other components are

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This firm too is seeing engineering business taking off

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The mowers seem tradition, but, in fact, the designs are well,

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They might be in Brazil this summer but the firm's

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We have France coming for the Euro finals in 2016 and then Russia

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It's a massive sense of achhevement for everybody within the colpany.

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That's the news as it looks tonight, so it's goodbye from me `

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and I''ll leave you with Kaxe who's got your weather.

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We have had a chance to dry out a much quieter day, high pressure to

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thank for that, it is settldd across the UK, killing off the showers and

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giving some shine and it will be with us tomorrow. More in the way of

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sunshine tomorrow and feeling warmer, temperatures at 20 `` 2

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Celsius. We stay dry, the clouds will disperse, clear for sole of us

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by the early hours, a littld cool temperatures in towns down to 1 or

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12. In rural spots, seven or eight. Tomorrow morning, beautiful start

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the day, lots of sunshine, lore cloud building into the aftdrnoon

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but not spoiling the sunshine. Lots of sunshine and temperatures

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creeping up to around 22. It is getting cool and cloudy as we

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of a late storm, it turns a bit fresher into the weekend.

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On the eve of the World Cup, there was a bit of Brazil in Bridlington

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today because Bridlington on the east Yorkshire Coast shared the same

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top temperature as the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, 22 degrees. That

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is as the weather settles down across the UK as this area of high

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pressure comes in. It's still with us at the weekend but its position

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will have changed slightly, changing the weather

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