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Loughborough MP replaces Michael Gove at education. The biggdst shock
of the reshuffle. Plus, putting a name to a face. The new polhce
identification system that can trace a suspect in seconds.
Also tonight: The rough with the smooth. How a Derbyshire motor
sports firm rode out the recession. And in sport ` Westwood winds up for
another tilt at the Open. Good Evening
and welcome to the programmd. First tonight ` it's been
described as one of the biggest But this evening, David Camdron has
his new ministerial team in place. Two days of hiring and firing has
resulted in significant movds both up ` and down ` for some of our
biggest political personalities And it's Loughborough's MP,
Nicky Morgan, who tonight is She's the new Education Secretary,
replacing the controversial Our Political Editor, John Hess
is in Loughborough, outside A busy day. It certainly is. Nicky
Morgan's constituency officd is based around the corner frol
Loughborough parish church here She is a church`goer and could her
Anglian Christianity help shape future education policy. David
Cameron's ministerial changds were full of surprizes today. I suspect
no`one, not even Nicky Morg`n herself expected to be moved to the
Department of Education. Here her constituency staff were mord than
pleasantly surprised. They weren't the only ones welcoming a change at
the top. Little wonder Niki Morgan
was smiling in her way into Downing Street. Education Sdcretary
is a big, high`profile job `nd after a last week's national strike by
many teachers, the Prime Minister may want some fence`mending with the
teaching profession. Only a few months ago, Michael Gove was
visiting a school in her Loughborough constituency. Perhaps
someone should have warned him ` look behind you. And this praise
from another minister on thd move. Nicky Morgan is a great belhever
in Michael Gove's reforms, `s am I The Grantham
and Stanford MP Nick Boles switches from planning minister to
the Department for Business. And promotion, too, for Broxtowd's
Anna Soubry, up the Ministry of Defence, where she is
now second to the new Defence Secretary. Moving on and out of
Government is Rushcliffe's Ken Clarke,
today he explained his reasons. Minister. I have been a minhster for
several decades. I have been a minister for longer than anx man now
living. They are things I normally don't stress because it makds you
sound as old as the hills. @lso gone, Alan Duncan, the Rutl`nd and
Melton MP. He had been International Development Minister since the 010
general election. Also gone, is Andrew Robeson, the MP for South
Leicestershire. He was the Northern Ireland minister. Keeping fht. So
what type of Education Secrdtary Morgan make? She likes the running.
The education establishment may find Well, Nicky Morgan had little time
to say goodbye to her former colleagues at the Treasury,
where she was a minister. On Monday, she faces the Hotse
of Commons for her first Qudstion Maybe that explains why she hasn't
been able for interviews to talk about her early priorities.
So what do the teachers expdct from her?
I'd say to her ` get around a table. Talk to the teaching professionals.
Talk to leaders of the teaching trade unions and really think about
where our education system hs going. Is it the right thing that ht should
be privatised into academies and free schools or should we h`ve a
national system which is about the children and their education, first
and foremost. Unlike Ken Clarke's Rushcliffe,
Loughborough is one of the lost That Cabinet seat will be
politically worthless, if Nhcky Ken Clarke has freely admitted he
was feeling a little "demob happy" prior to being
reshuffled out of office. He told me earlier that he won't
miss the endless stream of ministerial red boxes `
but will still play an active role I enjoyed being a backbenchdr when I
last left the front bench, `fter we left office in 1997 when he declined
the chance to be on the shadow bench. I enjoyed the last ydars in
Government in opposition. Think I shall enjoy being a backbench
government MP. You advise you will be happy to offer advice from the
backbenches. Will you be a back seat driver? You represent your
constituents and give what xou think is the right advice in the national
interest. That's what I reg`rd Parliament for, actually. I quite
enjoy doing that. Obviously for most of my life I have enjoyed bding in
Government, actually contributing and doing a proper job of work and
do something about some serhous problems, trying to help make a
small contribution to the bdtter Government of the country. Hn terms
of the reshuffle what is yotr view of the cull of the middle`aged men
in suits and bringing in more women? No Prime Minister I have worked for
has had a reshuffle where I have agreed with every bit. I am sorry
for some of my friends and delighted or others. What he is trying to put
together is the Government he would like to form after the next
election, here is an indication of what it would look like, and these
people have ten months to show they are up to the job, which by in large
they undoubtedly are. More time for you, to indulge your hobbies? Joy of
jazz, and bird`watching and so on? I don't neglect them when I w`s in
office. It was tricky when H was the Chancellor of the Exchequer and when
I was at the Department of Health because it is fairly lively, but,
yes, I do think it is quite important to have something to relax
at outside. The things I enjoy are things which I'm so absorbed in I
take my mind all away from politics and Government. It is all rhght for
a bit and then I'm actually, as much an addict of politics and Government
as I was when I started. I dnjoy the House of Commons as mucheses as I
did the first day when I walked through the job. I will keep a
balance but a bit more cricket will be welcome, particularly with the
weather stays like this. Th`nk you for talking to us and good luck
Critics have been invited inside to challenge county council's plans but
left unsatisfied. Derbyshird people need those resources and thdy have
been stolen. One of our police forces is
testing powerful new technology It's able to identify suspects `
who've been caught on camer` ` Leicestershire Police say it could
transform Our Social Affairs Correspondent,
Jeremy Ball, reports. CCTV has become a vital part of
police investigations. Foot`ge that shows who is at the scene of a crime
but identifying the suspects can take weeks of detective work. Now,
though, Hilary can find a m`tch in seconds using this new faci`l
recognition software. This demonstration shows how polhce
employee is picked out from a data base of every suspect whose picture
is on the force computer system T can even spot family members with
similar facial features. It is amazing of sorting through 82,0 0
images in a matter of moments. It will be such a useful tool for
office out on the beat T cotld be low level shoplifting to murder
scenes. They are checking footage from these
new body`worn cameras, as wdll as shops, buses and sports grotnds The
results can't be used as evhdence in court but the trial has alrdady
identified around 100 suspects. That has potentially saved us tens of
thousands of hours sifting through photographs. It may well have found
individuals who might never have been brought to justice before. It
makes a huge difference. Sole people will be worried, won't they, that it
is a bit big brother? Powerful technology that can affect people's
lives. It is an important qtestion and one which I'm glad you have
asked. Searching the data b`se of people we have arrested and we have
lawfully got their photograph. Nothing else. Leicestershird police
think this is more advanced than anywhere else in the world `lthough
it is only a trial. It is already attracting interest from other
forces as far afield as France and Romania.
In recent days council leaddrs in Derbyshire have been spelling out
where the axe will have to fall if they're to complete ?150 million
worth of cuts within the next three years.
The cuts have been described as the toughest in the county's history.
But today protestors got thdir chance to challenge those who will
make the final decision. Here's our Chief News Reporter, Quentin Rayner.
Before their meeting Derbyshire s Cabinet was left in no doubt about
the passionate opposition to the cuts Across housing`related support
aLen, ?9 million over the ndxt few years, which effectively is
two`thirds of the budget of those services. For our service, we are
look ing at 85% cuts. What this means in real terms is going with
working from 400 young people to over a year to actually 40 for the
whole of Derbyshire. What a contrast in the corridors of power in the
county council headquarters N this room schoolchildren from across the
county promoting what they say is the brilliance of Derbyshird. Across
the corridor here, in committee room 1, the Cabinet is holding a public
meeting to explain ?157 million of cuts.
Out of all the 64 councillors to take this seriously. How will
Derbyshire County Council ftlfil their responsibilities? We have
very, very little money left now to run council services. So, what do
the protesters think about what they were told? There was nothing
entirely that was reassuring. I think they will be going ahdad with
these cuts. At the moment it is 50% cuts, which is significant. I would
like them all to do a lot more and to show how you angry they `re and
protect our services. Peopld need to understand the constraints we have
to work within as well and H hope they have managed to take away the
work we are doing to limit the pain caused by the cuts. Now the
consultation begins before final decisions in the autumn.
Police discovered a cannabis farm as a result of a public campaign using
The cards were recently handed out so people could discover wh`t
cannabis smells like. A member of the public tipped off the police
about a house in Mansfield. Today officers raided it and found 40
plants with an estimated street value of just under ?250,000.
A Derbyshire man was today jailed for 16 months for tax fraud.
30`year`old Danny Peat, previously known as Daniel Twells,
from Alfreton, had attempted to claim ?120,000
He made false claims in onlhne Self Assessment tax returns.
It's not even opened yet ` but around 800 tickets have already
been sold for the new King Richard III visitor centre in Leicester
The old Leicester Grammar School building at St Martin's Place is
being transformed into two floors of exhibition space,
telling the story of the King who was found in the nearby car park.
It's a global phenomenon in the cycling community th`t's now
What's believed to be the rdgion's first white`painted "ghostbhke"
has been left at the scene of a crash in which a cyclist died.
People working nearby say it highlights the need
From Nottingham, Mike O'Sullivan reports.
Traffic passes by a ghostbike left anonymously at a busy road zblunges
Nottingham. Painted white, ` tribute to a cyclist who died in a road
collision at the junction of Lower Parliament Street and Penniford
Street earlier this month. Ht'll remind people of how unsafe the
roads are for cyclists. It hs really bad. It is a nice memorial. There is
a lot of dangerous roads around here for cyclists. It is a tragedy what
happened but I think it is laking a good statement towards people riding
a bike and the attitude of when they are using the roads. 29`year`old
Louise Wright was fatally injured after being in collision with a
Greene King delivery lorry `t 8 30 am. She was a robe of the Nottingham
Roller Girls Roller Derby tdam and worked for Paul Smith in thd City.
The business, right next to the accident scene has also left a
tribute. Staff would like to see road safety improvements at the
junction. Some had mixed fedlings about the ghostbike. I dare say most
people were touched. There were a few mixed reactions about whether it
was tasteless or not. Personally I think it is a good idea to raise
awareness of what is happenhng at that junction. Louise's boyfriend
James Faulkner told the BBC he hopes the ghostbike will help to prevent
another tragedy. The City Council says it'll have to consider whether
it is creating an obstacle for pedestrians.
Next a woman has told us how she spent ?5,000 on health care
needlessly because of anxieties with her health. She looked up hdr
symptoms on the internetted. It is called cyberchoondria.
Paul Bradshaw has had report. Recognition for a job well done
These two nurse has exceeded all expectations in the treatment of
health anxiety at Kingsmill Hospital during a recent study into the
illness. Some people become house bound actually because of these
fears and, of course, it is baying cost to the health service `s well.
`` a big cost. There needs to be provision for them. This sttdy has
shown this works, it is cost effective and easy to delivdr and we
need to proviewed services. Health anxiety has been recognised for
years but now, it seems, patients using the internet to diagnose
themselves is making the problem far worse. Whereas with the doctor you
have to make an appointment for you don't have to make an appointment at
the internet. You can look `t it for hours every day. Unfortunatdly in
this condition, you actuallx have people who do spend hours on the
internet and it magnifies their symptoms because the worst
conditions are always the ones they see first. Mary Wyatt suffered from
cyber chondria for years. She said the illness made her feel she was
wasting her GPs' time. I was paying privately to see consultants. I
thought I would be draining the NHS. Also, you feel guilty. Becatse
doctors say ` there is nothhng wrong with you, but you feel diffdrently.
You get reassurance, which doesn't work. I must have spent abott
?5,000, I think in private health care. There is no provision for
treating health anxiety in the health service at present btt it is
hoped, following the results of this study, that will soon changd.
Sport now and a big event, this week is the Open from golf. Todax is
practice day and Colin has gone to Liverpool to see if former world
number one, Lee Westwood can recapture his form. Lee Westwood is
the question. The answer cotld, maybe be the Royal Liverpool
Hoylake, the scene of the Open. Magnificent today in the sunshine.
He has to play amidst of all this talent. At the moment he is not the
man in form. Not making the cut in the build`up and the final two
rounds. Looking for inspiration here. Can he do it? Let's ask the
BBC's golf correspondent. Lde Westwood? Can he rejuvenate things?.
If you don't get inspired hdre, you are struggling. But it has been a
tough year for him. Around the time of the Masters he was showing prop
Issing signs with his new coach and felt things were working. ``
promising signs. That brings frustration and erodes confhdence.
We will see him on the practice round. One man in form is Jtstin
Rose, winner of the Scottish Open. In a way we saw him first. 21 years
ago he was a junior winning the mow Tringous junior open at Radcliffe.
This event stwarted this morning. `` winning the prestigious. Back in
1993 Justin Rose was 12, thd youngest competitor at the
tournament but already playhng off five. Two years later at 14, he won
it. Now he is doing rather well for himself, winning the Scottish Open
at the weekend. He is one of England's top players, now looking
forward to the Open. Today's McGregor trophy features 40 overseas
players out of 144. There is a strong international field but are
there any budding Roses? Thdy put on a fantastic event. Parents `re
supporting them. No doubt you will find a Major winner here.
One has come from China to compete. Others have had a shorter trip. The
dream is to try to make it. On the tee, Joshua Taylor from Mill Green
golf club. The McGregor Trophy started in
Radcliffe in 1982 and now it returns here every five years. It's note a
Birkdale or a Hoylake but it has a heart that cares about this event
and as long as it does that, I'm sure England Golf will keep coming
back. It has grown and grown, it is now recognised as the worldwide
event for boys of this age to play in. This is where it starts at small
clubs, they go to their counties, they develop and next thing we say
them in the Ryder Cup. It is great to see them at the peak of their
sport. I love playing golf. Sadly, the only bit I'm any good at is the
driving. So, while Rose rises fulfilling
potential, Westwood wonders if this is the tournament where he can
rejuvenate. This is a huge dvent. The Commonwealth Games is also on
the way up in Glasgow. Lots of athletes looking forward to this.
Many from the East Midlands and many of whom, who have had for ydars to
juggle fulltime job was thehr hobby, looking for galory. Angela has been
to meet one of them. So I'm an A doctor, I work at
Queens Medical Centre. I'm on a rotation where we r rotate `round
different hospitals in the Dast Midlands. I started shooting when I
was about 15 or 16. It is something I started to do and enjoyed it. Then
I realised in a you could go to the Olympics with shooting. So H thought
I would really love to compdte at a high level with my shooting to a
persevered and kept practishng and went to the Commonwealth Gales in
2006. Melbourne was magic for Rachael Parish. A be incredhble
experience. You cannot buy the memories to. Win a gold and silver
was fantastic. What followed was years as frustration as womdn's
trouble trap was dropped from major events.
It's been very frustrating ht was taken out of the Olympics and out of
the Commonwealth Games for Delhi, to the point where I had stoppdd
shooting completely for abott 1 months. It's very exciting that it
is back in again. It's been an eight`year wait for the
sharp`shooting doctor, kermdd to do her best. Its a bit of a ugh Joel
and struggle occasionally. `` it's a bit of a juggle and struggld. Adding
to her medal tally, the medhc has her eyes on the prize.
A couple of quick bits of sports news. A new signing for Nottingham
Roberts. The captain of Barcelona's xouth
team is signed in. Lots of drama in the cricket, too.
You can catch up with that on the BBC Sport website. Notts ch`sing the
county Championship. I want to show you this before we G this is the
media compound here at the Open Half the world's media feels like it
is here, as long with what feels like half the world's cranes. You
can follow it online and on TV and radio. We, of course will bd
watching Lee Westwood. Now, we stay with a sporting theme
and these are encouraging d`ys for a firm which began life on a farm in
the Derbyshire countryside. . The company has moved to much l`rger
premises and doubled its workforce. Believe it or not it is thanks to
the recent global recession. For the second in of Made in the East
Midlands series, we report now from Belpar.
It starts life as a Land Rover but when it leaves here it is a Bowl
per. This small factory is one of the biggest names in off`ro`d motor
sports. We move the engine further back and lower down for centre of
gravity reasons. We put our own suspension on there. We essdntially
change everything underneath the car but retain the strength of the
original Land Rover chassis. It does its job ` which is to go fast for a
long period of time across very inhospitable terrains. Among the
firm's biggest fans, the Top Gear presenter, Richard Hammond.
! How can anything survive this But it almost didn't survive thd
financial crash. When the world changed in 2008/9 we decided that
our car was fundamentally good and the engineering was fantasthc but we
needed to move into a different direction. So we took what we
thought was a great car, thd rally car and decided to make it ` road
version. This is the EXRS otr road`going car a version of this
rally car, which is built for customers who want a noisy, fast,
exciting car. This is a competition car. I had the pleasure of filling
this up the other day, it is ?5 00. To fill it up. Not cheap. `` ?5 0.
This not cheap it buy. ?1 86,00 . Really? Including VAT It is not
unusual for people to spend that. You cannot buy a Ferrari for less
that than. Where has this bden racing? Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria.
We race in Spain, lit I, Fr`nce Anywhere that there is the
opportunity to do high`speed off`road driving. In recent months
it has had to move here to keep up with demand. We have doubled our
workforce. We'll look at into other disciplines and locations btt we'll
keep this as the HQ. Proud to be a brand from the East Midlands.
Without a doubt. Tomorrow in the final part of our Made in the East
Midlands series we are at the Leicestershire bakery which has won
more than 4,000 awards sincd it opened for business in 1906. Now the
weather from Kate. Not too bad. Yes but warm and human and thundery
weather heading our way latdr this week. Another transient ridge of
high pressure across the UK at the moment. We have changes on the way
for tonight. A warm front ptshing in from the south`west. This one won't
have much rain on it, which will disappoint the gardeners, btt it
will it'll introduce much w`rmer, more humid air. Temperatures will be
creeping up Kay`by`day up into the high 20s by Friday and that will
increasingly gift chance of thundery showers later in the week and into
the weekend. For the time bding it is fairly quiet. We day dry for the
rest of the night with clouds dispersing. Clear spells. Btt
despite that, it won't be mtch cold other. Temperatures down to 13 or
146789 a fairly muggy one in store. Tomorrow morning a dry start.
Sunshine first thing. We will see the cloud building into the
afternoon once again but despite that cloud, temperatures will be
higher tomorrow, up to around 2 , possibly 25. There is the chance of
that heat that it could spark one or two thundery showers across more
northern parts into Derbyshhre and Nottinghamshire later on in the
afternoon. Most places stayhng dry. Those showers will be short 46
lived. They will die away on Wednesday night. `` short`lhved
Thursday looking decent. Drx, spells of sunshine, fairly warm with
temperatures up to 24. By Friday, temperatures are going to bd up into
the high 20s, 28. And as I say, there is a chance of these thundery
showers sparking off. Watch this space. Crash bang, wallop come
Friday or thereabouts. Something to look forward to? Yes, and something
else to look forward to. Thd late news, with me and Kate.