12/07/2014 East Midlands Today


12/07/2014

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A prison campaign group is warning about increasing suicides, `ssaults

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and riots in East Midlands prisons, due to a cut in officer numbers

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The Howard League for Penal Reform claims government figures show

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between 2010 and 2013 the ntmber of officer grade staff dropped

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from 2,800 to just over 1,800 in our region.

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The organisation says action needs to be taken to reduce violence

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The government responded th`t the figures don't compare lhke for

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Hundreds of people gathered at a music festival

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The event, called Disabilitx Rocks, is the first of its kind

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in the East Midlands and more have now been promhsed

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Carolyn Moses reports from Kibworth in Leicestershire.

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In this barn disability really does rock. In the form of ten ye`r`old

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Alfie who has autism. This hs a place where fans can enjoy live

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music. The idea was set up by Richard Sutton whose son Max has a

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red disability himself. A lot of people who have a wide rangd of

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additional needs struggle to experience live entertainment. So we

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came up with our own. They are banging the drum in the

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East Midlands. And thanks to an army of volunteers, everyone's dhffering

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needs can be catered for so they can concentrate on having fun. Ht is

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fantastic because there is nothing like this in the East Midlands

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area. When you have a disabled child you are always struggling to get

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into places, people staring, and here you can do what you want.

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The prediction for the future? More events like this. People ard

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starting to understand that there is this need, and hopefully th`t means

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there will be more across the country and in lots of diffdrent

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communities. We are hopefully just starting the ball rolling.

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With Nottinghamshire's last deep coal mine closing next year, mining

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But a group of former miners from Bilsthorpe have joined forces

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and put together an exhibithon to preserve mining's past.

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Once a proud industry, mining is all but consigned to the historx books

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in Nottinghamshire. Eric Purdy was a miner in Bilsthorpe for over 40

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years. When the pit closed, he and his friends started a collection

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about life in a coal mine. We started this off in 1997, collecting

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different items when it was closing down, and it has built up into a

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proper committee. This is where we are today.

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The Bilsthorpe Heritage Musdum has just opened at the back of the

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village hall. It houses memorabilia from Nottinghamshire's mining

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industry and gives people a real taste of the conditions mindrs

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worked been. The children of today do not realise the suffering that

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men went through, deaths, injuries, it was phenomenal.

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With the imminent closure of Nottinghamshire's last you coal mine

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it is exhibitions like this that are crucial in maintaining our lining

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heritage for future generathons A council`owned listed building

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could be made into a hotel Rushcliffe Borough Council has

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owned Bridgford Hall since 0923 It's bidding for ?2.5 million

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from the Heritage Lottery Ftnd. If it's converted, the hall would be

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leased to a private hotel operator. Good evening. It has been a very hot

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and humid day. We are starthng to see the first signs of a band of

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heavy rain coming in, so a weather warning is in force because this

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rain could be very heavy and thundery. Overnight and into the

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early hours there is the potential for localised flooding. It becomes a

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little bit lighter through the early part of tomorrow morning, btt

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averages overnight no lower than 16 sources. That rain still quhte heavy

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and possibly thundery during the early part of the morning, writer

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spells following afterwards. `` brighter spells. But it shotld be a

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fresher day. Good evening.

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We are seeing thunderstorms developing. Some of these will stay

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with us well on into the evening to be replaced with outbreaks of rain

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later in the night. The rain we had heading into western Scotland and

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Northern Ireland and spreading east across the UK. There are some

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heavier bursts. Coast and hill fog around and a warm muggy night to

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come. Tomorrow we start with cloud. Damp in places. Many of us will see

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brighter skies arrive. There will be showers around. Light ones for Wales

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West earn England. Through the morning sunny spells will develop.

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