30/07/2014 East Midlands Today


30/07/2014

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the BBC News Channel in just is a the BBC News Channel in just is a

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale. Good

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evening. First, the nuclear safety breach which exposed workers to

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radiation. Rolls Royce has `dmitted putting staff at risk at a site in

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Derby. A court was told a phece of equipment, which was supposdd to be

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subject to strict controls, broke while it was being used to test

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parts for nuclear submarines. Simon Hare reports. It happened hdre at

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Rolls`Royce Marine Power site in Derby. A piece of radioactive

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equipment used to measure the integrity of welding on comp

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opponents for nuclear powerdd submarines, simply fell off

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overnight tests. `` during overnight tests. The radioactive source was

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only found later by a welder. He picked it up, not knowing what it

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was, passed it among his colleagues. One even wiped it on his ovdralls to

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try and work out what it was. Several hours later somebodx

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realised just how dangerous it could be. The incident happened three

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years ago. Rolls`Royce Marine Power, which has its main offices hn Derby,

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today admitted seven breachds of environmental and health and safety

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rules. Representatives of the company were in court to he`r that

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the firm had used to it yourself techniques on the vital safdty

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equipment which ultimately failed. `` do it yourself techniques. The

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court heard that the incident had been a distressing experience for

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everyone involved. Workers have been left feeling worried that they may

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develop cancer in later lifd or be unable to have children. Rolls`Royce

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has paid compensation to its employees that were involved, but

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it's still not yet known wh`t longer`term effects the radhation

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could pose. The company is said to have taken steps to ensure something

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similar can not happen again. And it is due to be sentenced tomorrow A

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new programme to tackle the menace of drugs will target childrdn as

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young as eight. They'll be lentored to prevent them being groomdd by

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drugs gangs. Our Social Aff`irs Correspondent Jeremy Ball h`s this

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exclusive report on the work planned for some primary schools in

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Nottingham. This man has bedn running youth projects here for

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several years, it is about getting teenagers off of the streets so they

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do not get into trouble. For some it is already too late so now he is

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setting up a team of mentors to work in primary schools. Gangs use

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youngsters to do little jobs it is like an apprenticeship, delhveries

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and things. If they show an aptitude they get promoted quite quickly

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which is why there is a misapprehension that gangs `re full

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of young kids who blindly follow but the fact is some are picked in early

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because they are very bright. Prince Harry's charity is setting tp the

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number of crime prevention projects. This team will set up groups to work

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with children who are at high risk of being groomed into time. We have

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football, basketball, an allotment project, we find something they are

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good at and push them in th`t direction so they have got something

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else rather than just following everyone else down the negative

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pass. A decade ago this are` was notorious for shootings and

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stabbings. Recent cuts in youth services have prompted concdrns

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about the next generation which is why these projects are such a

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priority. Six bikers have bden killed on the roads in Derbxshire in

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as many months. Now more police patrols are taking to the road to

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crack down on speeding motorcyclists. Mike O'Sullivan

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reports. Out on the road with a Derbyshire police traffic of

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reserve. After a worrying rhse in road accidents there is to be a

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crackdown targeting bikers with the need for speed. Some people are

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sadly speed freaks. They like to ride their bikes at speed. That is

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the bottom line. This is whdre six people, for bikers, passengdr and a

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pedestrian have died and whhch are's roads in the first six months of

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2014. Double the number in the same period last year. Matlock B`th is a

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mecca for motorcyclists. It's where they can show off their machines as

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they ride through the countx's picturesque but sometimes twisting

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roads. People tend to open ht up more than they do in more btilt`up

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areas. We slow down at the towns anyway. A lot of it is excess speed

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in the wrong place. It is not all down to speed, it is the experience

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as well. There are good roads around here, nice sweeping turns. Ht is for

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biking. And for speeding. The police will now spend less time spdaking to

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bikers about road safety, instead, they will be out enforcing the speed

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limit. You could be a very good rider but you have to be aw`re that

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everybody else on the road light not be as good as you. The crackdown is

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due to last until the of October. Football fans are learning lore

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about a hero of yesteryear thanks to modern technology. Tinsley Lindley

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lead a remarkable sporting life in the nineteenth century, plaxing

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cricket for Nottinghamshire and football for Nottingham Fordst and

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England. Now a new QR code on his grave will let visitors learn more

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about his story. People can come up here, swipe this cord, seek team

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photographs, write`ups about him and what he got up to, everything. It is

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open to the world. On to thd Commonwealth Games and it's been a

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much quieter day as far as our East Midlands athletes are concerned No

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medals for us today but our newest star of the pool did return home.

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With more on that and the rdst of today's main action from Gl`sgow,

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here's Kirsty Edwards. Swimler Adam Petey was greeted by his proud mum

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and dad earlier after claimhng another gold last night. He's won a

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brilliant breast stroke to help the men's team to victory and t`ke his

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medal haul to two goals and won silver. Absolutely amazing to hear

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that anthem. I just love my country and I loved the crowd has stpported

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us. No medal joy for Martyn Rooney in the athletics. He found himself

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with too much to do coming hn

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