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And now the news for the East Midlands.
First tonight, hundreds of bars and clubs in Nottingham will now have to
pay a levy of up to ?4,500 to help pay for late`night policing.
The City Council passed the measure today, saying it's not right that
But owners say it's an unfahr tax and could lead to more violdnce
On a Saturday night, up to 40,0 0 revellers descended to Notthngham.
The City Council thinks it hs wrong at all council taxpayers have to pay
the additional policing and clean`up costs caused by bars and cltbs which
stay open. It cost around ?0.5 million per year to police
alcohol`related incidents bdtween midnight and six a.m.. The levy
would apply to 260 licensed venues in the city, and the charge will
vary between ?304,500 per ydar, depending on the rateable v`lue how
much the business relies on the sale of alcohol for its income. The 00
members of the Business Improvement District will be exempt, because
their membership fee alreadx pays for projects to help improvd
night`time safety. Projects such as cinemas, theatres and bingo halls
will also be exempt. This m`n runs a bar in the city centre, and is also
a street pastor. She is app`lled that the levy is being imposed. It
is an unfair levy on bars and clubs in the city. I think as manx bars
and clubs close earlier to `void it, it will cause violence `s people
all hit the streets at the same time, meaning the city will get a
bad name. I also have a concern about the loss of jobs, bec`use I
believe that as bars close darlier to avoid the levy, it will result in
about 375 jobs being lost for young people, and I think the council is
not being honest about it. Ht is not the levy will own up to ?200,00 per
year to paper one extra polhcemen and two community officers. It comes
a divorce in November, and has been welcomed by the police.
Three veteran East Midlands MPs have stepped down as governlent
ministers tonight as David Cameron refreshes his top tdam.
So far, the reshuffle has sden Ken Clarke, Alan Duncan and
Well, our political editor John Hess is here in the studio.
John, what do you make of the changes so far?
Well, let's start with Rushcliffe's Ken Clarke,
because his decision to leave the government ends a front bench career
He served both in Mrs Thatcher's government and as Chancellor
And he returned to cabinet government when David Cameron
appointed him Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor
Tonight, this was Ken Clarke entering
Downing Street, and he confdssed to reporters that he had been rather
He says he'll carry on MP for Rushcliffe.
But he hinted that at 74, hd was ready to hand over the nightly
responsible of reading the contents of those government red boxds.
So is the decision of Alan Duncan and Andrew Robathan a surprhse?
I think it illustrates the scale of David Cameron's ministerial changes.
Alan Duncan, the Rutland and Melton MP, had been an
International Development mhnister since the 2010 general election
And Andrew Robathan, the MP for South Leicestershire, is 62, and had
But these changes now clear the way for David Cameron to promotd some of
the 2010 intake of Conservative MPs. There will be a lot of changes and
Cabinet. And in Cabinet,
watch out tomorrow for posshble promotions for Loughborough's Nicky
Morgan and Broxtowe's Anna Soubry. Could she be the next defence sector
to? Thank you for now. Next, another sign that bushness
in our region is on the up. The latest survey for the chamber
of commerce covering Derbyshire Nottinghamshire and Leicestdrshire
has recorded the best set of One company that handles waste
and provides materials for the construction industry says
their workload has now doubled. When the construction industry is
booming, so it is booming, so if this Nottingham `based recycling
company. reaching many parts of our dconomy.
The latest reported guide is the quarterly economic survey from the
Derbyshire, Leicestershire `nd Nottinghamshire Chamber of
Commerce. Nearly 60% of firls said that UK sales were up. 35% said that
exports were on the rise, and more than half were attempting to
recruit. In short, the best set of economic indicators recorded by the
chamber in the seven years they have been collecting data. This company
takes in waste plasterboard from all parts of the UK. They salvage the
raw material that will make new product. Work here, but now, they
want more. With the upturn, we are driving to get more drivers into the
business, certainly more opdrated as well. We're probably looking for
about another 10% on top of our current workforce. They havd
invested ?2000 in new contahners, saying they cannot get
manufacturers to make them puickly enough.
Firefighters in the East Midlands are taking part in eight consecutive
Thursday. Of course, there is more chance of seeing thundery downpours
as a result. Good evening. The forecast will
divide the nation in two camps, one where you are looking forward to
what is coming and the other where you may not be too keen. For
what is coming and the other where on their summer break, good sunny